We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beware! They treat Westerners poorly and” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dong Hai Hotel

Dong Hai Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added Dong Hai Hotel to your Saves list
Dong Hai Hotel
No.281 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China (Lujiazui)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2,483 of 3,924 Hotels in Shanghai
Bellingham, Wa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beware! They treat Westerners poorly and”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I am Chinese-American and from day one, nobody in the hotel could speak any English with me. When I spoke in Chinese they pretended they didn't understand me. Our free wifi and breakfast were not given to us until my friend's husband yelled at them for trying to shortchange us three days into the trip. What an awful experience! The carpet in the room was dirty, full of stains, and people smoked openly in the hallways. The a/c was regulated so the first three days we were there we sweated it out. After the friend talked to them that mysteriously began to work as well... I don't recommend this place at all. It may say three-stars but it is really like a 1.5-star hotel. At least the sheets and towels were clean and there weren't any bugs. Only stay here if everywhere else is booked. Even then, I'd pay more for better service and guaranteed functioning a/c in the awful humidity.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1
    11
    3
    2
    1
See reviews for
Families
0
Couples
0
Solo
0
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a very basic 2 star for me. i have travelled through china and have come to realize that i don't believe in star ratings , unless its a chain hotel owned , by main hotel lines. this hotel promises to have wifi, but signal is very poor and intermittent. if you want wifi, you might have to forgo hot showers, because , wifi is only good at third floor and lower floor. but there is no hot water. you will have to run the tap for 20 mins, before there is any sign of warm water ( not one of the hotels to stay in winter.hotel room window opens to another building window, its less then 3 meters, so keep curtains close please ! The plus points if any is, there is breakfast included but breakfast is nothing to rave about, i suggest you go out to have breakfast. location is central, if you need to work in that area. not really for tourist.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Genova, Liguria, Italy
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

i am travelling to china since 96 so i shud hv known what u got in shai for 400 rmb........anyway i convinced myself that this time it could be different & better since recent upper standards in china and the short distance of the hotel to lujiazui, the financial centre of Shanghai.
i knew i was wrong as soon as i went to check in where English was hardly spoken/understood and staff wearing absolutely not ironed shirts.
then i entered my room : carpet was widely stained, furniture were torn as used for thousand years and inside drawers dusty. i checked out soon after.
i cud only be mad at myself.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Dong Hai Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dong Hai Hotel

Address: No.281 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Lujiazui
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,483 of 3,924 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 130
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Ctrip TA so you can book your Dong Hai Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dong Hai Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.