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Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road)

No.70 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200431, China
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Turin, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located in a distinctive district and is surrounded by a lot of nice restaurants and pubs and it is only 5 minutes walking far from the nearest subway station. The room looked a little bit worn out even if it was clean enough. The bed was uncomfortable as the mattress was hard like a stone. Good free... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for an authentic Shanghai experience but with the addition of young hip expats living the foreign dream then the Donghu and this part of Shanghai could be for you. The hotel is in what used to be the French Concession and so the area has a historical feel. It's quite close the the Bund which if you go to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is perfectly located with lots of restaurants, bars and shopping within walking distance. Good (chinese) standard, clean but a bit worn out. Everything works, even WiFi. Do not forget to hang out the "Do not disturb" sign on your door handle if you want to sleep longer. The room maid knocks very light before they enter. Overall a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Horrible room! Funny smell, thin wore out carpet! The indoor pool next door is 5 metres deep. This is the only thing I like about the hotel. My mom said the pool was belongs to someone famous in 1930's and it was one of his courtyards. He must be a very fashionable guy then!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Located off a main street, one block from a lovely park, near the metro, walking distance from streets with local night life, this hotel is in an ideal spot to experience the Former French Concession neighborhood and to explore the city. The room was very good for China and just ok by Western standards. Based on other reviewers comments, I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The Hotel could not be in a better place. The rooms are simple but every thing work well. When i didi not get wi fi they gave me a little ap i put on the cable from the berdroom so that got wi fi again. The old guest house still in repair. What i never get use to on this... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm a bit surprised by some of the negative reviews I've read about this hotel. OK, its not the Hilton but it was clean, well serviced and comfortable. Breakfast was a good mix of western and Chinese food, and their is a good all day coffee bar. Evening meals are not so great but many nice restaurants are nearby. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

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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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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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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