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|"Great breakfast and very helpful staff."||(in 2 reviews)|
|"Staff was very nice and helpful."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"Hotel was great, location excellent!"||(in 8 reviews)|
|"The swimming pool changing rooms were not clean."||(in 2 reviews)|
|"breakfast was poor and expensive"||(in 4 reviews)|
|"Carrefur is front of hotel."||(in 6 reviews)|
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At 22:30 it was imposible to find anything for dinner, or just anything to eat. We had to buy some sweets in a shop outside the hotel...
Breakfast was good for all bacon eggs ...noodles vegs ...sushi ...quite nice
The rooms were super dated they reception area is nice looks flash but the rooms badly need an upgrade ...and the swimming pool locker rooms are borderline disgusting so unclean and stink bad
Restaurant: staff were exemplary. Hard working and kind. Alice and Ollie splendid. Room: 19th floor. Spacious, comfortable and clean.
Gone: the lovely, comfy, quiet, carpeted lobby lounge and bar with snacks. Being replaced with an Art shop! Consequently, lobby is noisy and barren. Gone: the warm welcome on arrival. Two staff outside didn't move when the trunk with luggage opened. Instead said sternly and loudly "Pay, pay"! Gone: friendly check-in. The girl didn't even look up from the computer and just said "Passport!" I said "Hello?" and again "Passport! Passport!". Her desk covered in paper debris. Gone: well maintained Fitness Centre. 12 ceiling lights broken, including both in sauna. Shower fittings rusty, broken door handles, cracked tiles and terrible smell. Gone: in restaurant, pure juice replaced with cheap cordial; real yoghurt replaced by synthetic yoghurt dispenser. Gone: 2 of the 5 elevators out of action for long term renovation, during the high season??? Long waits... Gone: the nice Business Centre!! Gone: the hotel ATM machine!! Gone: hotel bar. Horrendously noisy jackhammering! Apparently there are new owners. They're definitely NOT improving what was a well managed, welcoming hotel.
The staff was always here for me. Some of them speak english very well. They did help me get a taxi, and also when I checked in my card didn't pass, they were very patient and tried multiple times. I really liked the cleaning lady, she did gave me water bottles every morning and tea. The location is very convenient. There is a carrefour in front of the hostel and some shopping mall nearby.
The breakfast was not that international. It tly chinese. But I think that is because they were a lot of chinese in the hostel. The quality-price ratio is not that good, it's a bit pricy for what you get. The japanese/chinese restaurant were closed. I did have to go out to get dinner. The hostel offers dinner but since the breakfast was not good, I didn't want to try it. Overall the hostel is quite old, you can get a modern hostel for the same price. But I will come back, because the staff is caring.
The hotel is well located! Some staff can speak English.
The swimming pool was really cold during our stay. We couldn't swim (16 degrees).
Located in Qingdao (Shinan District), Hotel Equatorial Qingdao is within a 15-minute walk of Hisense Plaza and MixC Shopping Mall. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. This hotel has 4 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- May Fourth Square 0.9 km
- Zhanshan Temple 2.5 km
- Qingdao Botanical Gardens 2.5 km
- Qingdao Zoo 3.8 km
- Huashi Tower 4 km
- Qingdao Tiantai Stadium 4.1 km