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Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road)

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Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights here and loved the calm, beautiful hotel. Our room, and bed were large and very comfortable. Spacious bathroom. Great location, close to transport and in an area with great restaurants and bars.

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Beijing, China
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed in Donghu Hotel probably 30 plus times and I'm sick of the front desk service attitude. I used to stay in the gorgeous old mansion, and for the two or so years they spent renovating it, I stayed in their 2-star rooms in a separate building out of loyalty and familiarity with and love for the area. I'm... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very much in need of renovation.Excellent transport links and restaurants and shops near by.Quiet rooms are at the back of the hotel.The better rooms are at the front which is very noisy at the weekend.Wi fi very slow.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I stayed here in 2009 and this time it is a huge upgrade to a higher class hotel. They claimed it was a 20 million dollar renovation - and it shows: from the polished marble floor in the lobby, to the Persian rug on every floor, to the classic Art Deco style of 1930's - detailed in every way. The... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stayed at the Donghu guest house for 4 nights. The place is old and has a very simple room. Floor carpet in the room, bed and other stuff was old. However, bed is still consider ok not so much dust even though abit hard. Bathroom is standard, cleanliness is consider ok. The wall is quite thin so you can hear... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

as I am visiting Shanghai frequently I was looking for a place to return to, and I found it: The DONGHU hotel on Donghu Lu, opposite of Shanghai Brewery and Liquid Laundry. Rooms are smal but confortable, service is friendly. For 400 CNY per night you get good value for money

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

There are two Donghu Hotels on the same road opposite of each other. This review refers to the old mansion which was just extensively renovated. This hotel has a distinctly Chinese feel to it - it is not managed by one of the big hotel chains. Rooms are built to the highest quality standards, on par with the best 5-star... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

The hotel is decent and the staff is friendly. The rooms are not very modern but are well kept, if you are a tourist that is planning to stay most of the time outside its good option. It has a gym (very old and rotten machines) and a decent big pool. In overall by price and location is a great... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

There are 2 on the same road but I imagine same treatment for the 2. Extremely unpleasant 'welcome' at the desk, room was ok but smelled of stale cigarette smoke and the breakfast was unbelievably bad. Every platter was a few days old chinese food, bugs flying out when you lifted the top and table clothe on every table was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Good location near metro line, wonderful comfort, cosy style, excellent Chinese food. This hotel takes pride in its atmosphere of days gone by in aother Shanghai in the heart of the French conecession. Staff speak excellent English.

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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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Additional Information about Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road)

Address: No.70 Donghu Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200431, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > Former French Concession , Huaihai Road
Price Range: RM264 - RM706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Donghu Hotel (Donghu Road) 4.5*
Number of rooms: 270
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#215 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#304 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
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“Quiet rooms at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles 667nigelw, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to choose the new renovated Donghu hotel just the opposite.”
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 of 5 bubbles MishaBun, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a "quiet" "non-smoking" room”
 of 5 bubbles Serengeti55, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for top floor rooms and that have view to the back part of the hotel, the front is where there is too much noise during the night.”
 of 5 bubbles 849diegov, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Take a high room for wonderful views”
 of 5 bubbles romanrollnick, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
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