Shanghai Hotels



Donghu Hotel (Dōnghú bīnguǎn)


At a Glance


  • traditional and elegant
  • indoor pool
  • great for window-shoppers


  • poor service
  • could be better maintained

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Donghu Hotel (Dōnghú bīnguǎn) Review

Just off the frenzied shopping street of Huaihai Lu, the Donghu Hotel remains one of Shanghai's best-preserved hotels from the city's heyday in the 1920s. The unbeatable location puts you right in the middle of the Former French Concession, so you have easy access to a host of restaurants and boutiques. The "superior" rooms in Building 7 don't quite live up to their name. We suggest the deluxe rooms across the street at Building 1—with their traditional furniture and dark-wood paneling, these spacious rooms make you feel as if you've stepped back in time.

    Hotel Details

  • 240 rooms, 30 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-28-2013

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  • Room  

    Mold and hair in the room. Woken by cleaning 4 times. Insects in the room

    Warning. Do not stay here.

    Mold and hair in the room. Woken by cleaning 4 times in 2 hours. Insects in the room.

    First, I was given a room with mold in the bathroom, hair in the bed and a staple on the floor. The next morning, I was given a much better room which was clean and well laid out.

    On my final night in the hotel, I was kept away by mosquitoes until 6.30am in the morning. I then woken by the cleaning service at 8.30am. There was a please do not disturb sign on my door. The cleaners continued to yell to each other in front of my door until I rang the front desk to ask them to stop. I was woken again by cleaners yelling in front of my door. I was woken again by loud vacuuming in front of my door. Both times, I had to ring to front desk to ask them to stop.

    I complaint and was offered minor discount. When I was presented with the bill, the discount was half the amount agreed.

    by alx11, 7/28/08

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