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Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road)

No.70 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200431, China
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Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road)
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Ranked #288 of 3,974 Hotels in Shanghai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Bad smells, loud neighbors, wall papers falling off the wall. Dealers at the entrance door. Cleanliness is so so in local terms. I would highly recommend to look for a better option as long as the main building is closed for repairs. If no options are available, bring ear and nose plugs.

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Joinville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Hotel is in one of the best places of Shanghai the French Concession, the old Hotel that should be the nice one is being rebuild. This is an avarage Hotel, the people that work at the reception talk a bad english and not very nice and helpful one of the days i was there i was badly treated by... More 

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Conegliano, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The main hotel is under renovation and the rooms available are in the annex building. Small, old, micro-bathrooms. Not 4 stars definitely. The experience I used to have in the real Donghu is completely different, let us hope it will come back after the renovation.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you love the enthralling tales of Old Shanghai, stay in this Hotel. Located right in the heart of the former French Concession, Donghu is surrounded by history. That's why I stay here almost ever time I come to Shanghai. The old building is under renovation right now, but the corner rooms in the rundown new building have a very... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Tripadvisor does not distinguish between the Donghu Hotel (the old hotel at 70 Donghu Road) and its annex, the Donghu Hotel Guesthouse (the 1980s property at 7 Donghu Road), unfortunately. This review is about the Guest House. I have reviewed the main hotel -- which I love dearly -- before. It is "charming" and "classic" (to use the tripadvisor categories),... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

... a city that sometimes can become a bit noisy and overcrowded for Westerners. That is the kind of experience from which I wanted to preserve my partner. I insisted, of cours, to get a room in the main building, and we were entirely satisfied. The room was spacious, with a big bed and Chinese old style furniture. Bathroom was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Perfect location within walking distance to people's square (20 minutes on Huaihai Lu), near Metro station. Very nice and quiet area behind the hotel (Yanqing Lu). Free WiFi in the room. Good selection of food for breakfast. Small rooms, however clean. Surprisingly littel English command of staff.

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Sion, Valais, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed in the new Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road) No.7 Donghu Road for a week. I can realy recommend it. The location is near the metro station (7min walk) and the breakfast is just awesome! Only negative point is the slow internet.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Good location near Huihai Road. Close to subways and bus stations. A lot of local restaurants and bars are nearby. Staff were friendly and speak a little English (the hotel phone service speaks fluent English) Our room was dusty and not very clean. No AC so we have to open the windows at night. rooms need to be updated.

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Mannheim, Germany
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Having already lived in Shanghai, I remember the Donghu Hotel as being a well presented and grand place. So there was disappointment when I was directed down the road to the annex which is very ordinary Chinese hotel. I also noticed other people wheeling their suitcases down the road from the main building to the annex. The annex comes complete... More 

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