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Railway Station Hotel
Ranked #54 of 2,738 Hotels in Shenzhen
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

This hotel has had mixed reviews - because there are two Railway Station Hotels in the same block. I stayed in the one with Berlin Cafe. It was well 'done up' - a nice room that was comfortable and quiet and had all of the facilities. Free breakfast was limited but I had lunch and dinner there from the a la carte and that was both nice and also a very good price. Location is perfect for the market and HK. My conclusion is that given you have to chose the Berlin Cafe - then this is a good cheap hotel - enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chelmo_Man
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Greenhill, Canada
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

Very near to railway station and MTR to Hong Kong. Spacious room and good value but need a lot of improvement in cleanliness and maintanence. Old hotel, air-cond smell terrible and dirty carpet. You get what you pay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dumpling4
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Bandung
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

This hotel is very good if you're planning getting around Lowu and border to Hong Kong. First i come, they offered me for the standard one (old hotel), but I'm not sure o i insist to check out or look out form the room first. Im 3 person. When i look out the room for old hotel, i see the old, smelly and not bright room. and the alley hotel is old and smelly to. So, i change room to the new one, and i've got my room in 769, which is surprise me that the room is new, big and clean (because the building is new i think). we had 2 breakfast. I will come back for this hotel (the new hotel) for sure if i come bak to Shenzhen fro HK. fyi, they ask for deposit around rmb800. and they allow us to keep our baggage when we're check out the next day for couple hour. it really helping us.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank SiMiYu
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Tenerife, Spain
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45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

This hotel is very good if you are crossing the border and need to stay close, or if you are taking a train. Also convient because it is open 24 hours and always seem to have rooms.
We arrived at 2 am because we had flown Guilin-Shenzhen and needed to cross the border to Hong Kong in the morning. The taxi driver took us to its sister hotel which seems a lot worse so we insisted but it was difficult. I recomend if you come by taxi and cant speak chinese you show the taxi driver the picture of the reception, with the cafe berlin in it.
The receptionists was very friendly and spoke good English. He wanted to speak about Spanish football when he saw our passports. He took a 800 yuan deposit from credit card and then explained how to get into our room. we took the cheapest room at 360 yuan.
The room didnt have windows, though we didnt mind as it was big, fairly new and clean and the beds were really comfortable ( we like hard beds, good for your back). The bathroom was new and modern.
The price included a free buffet breakfast, which, for our taste, was quite good and variate.
On the other side, the smell of the room was quite funny, probably due to the carpets, as if it wasnt aired for a while. Some detailes in the room looked a bit dirty and not maintained very well, considering how new it is. All in all. are happy for taking it as the location and the price suited us and would take it again with the same purpose. But may be not so good if I stayed a few nights or wanted to spend more time in the hotel room.

Room Tip: be careful, dont get sent to its sister hotel. If you dont speak chinese it is best to have the pict...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tacande
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Tucson AZ
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194 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

There are two Railway Station Hotels near each other. They are sister hotels with a major difference. The first, and less expensive hotel is mainly for locals. They only take cash payments, the rooms are dingy, not particularly clean and you will find things such as broken faucets (dangerously sharp), dirty carpet with holes and walls where the wallpaper has been removed. This hotel does not even get one star.

However, the second hotel, just a few hundred meters away, is the Railway Commercial Hotel (the sign still reads Railway Station Hotel). This is a totally different operation. They take credit cards, the rooms are clean, and the amenities are very decent. You will know you are in the right hotel if it has the Berlin Cafe in it; the hotel is also closer, across the street, from the Shangri La Hotel. When you check in you will get a coupon for the restaurant which is in the other RRS hotel, down the block. That restaurant, Yu Gui Yuan, is actually very good but, it will greatly help if you speak Mandarin or have a translator (human or electronic) available.

The rooms cost between 200RMB and 300RMB per night (say $30 - $45, or €22- €32 at this writing), so it is quite a bargain. Breakfast in the Berlin cafe is decent, with a good choice of Asian and Western foods available. The location is good, being at the railway station just across from Hong Kong and you can hop on the MRT (subway) and go pretty much anywhere you like in Shenzhen. There are many restaurants in the area and two great tea markets very close by. This area is China as you might see it if you were in the middle, non-tourist areas, combined with a very modern, big city atmosphere that is Shenzhen. You could stay at the Hyatt Grand Regency a mile or so away, but you'd pay 10x as much and thenyou might as well be in New York or London. It's about a 15 minute walk, or a 15 minute cab ride (lots of traffic and one way streets) to the Hyatt, but you can find all the Prada, D&G, Rolex (real) and Dior type shopping in the mall over there.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Prince_of_Peas
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Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
100 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

There are actually two railway station hotels..I think some reviewers might have been mistaken for the old one. This one is the new hotel (at least refurbished). The rooms are relatively clean, and spacious. The customer service is quite ok, (but dont expect 4 star hotel treatment or English). Its very close to the HK/Shenzhen border so its quite convenient for a stay overnight before heading to Hong Kong. There is an internet cable. (but of course no facebook or other "dangerous" websites)
The breakfast (free) is subpar...along with many other Chinese owned hotels. If you want a decent breakfast..you have to go to a western chain. The price, comfort level is quite good. I would recommend it for a 1-2 night stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank tommacau
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Chennai
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

I had stayed at this property many many times, this is like an economical-no frill- no luxury hotel. located on top of the railway station in Luo Hu. The price was great just rmb 190 for a night, the rooms located on east/west wings ...

The hotel can be apt, if u arrive late into shenzhen and want to just stay overnight without any frills. the hotel rooms are are poorly lighted, and pathetic interiors. Though, toilets are clean with a noisy air-conditioner. I stay here to take a train or a Guangzhou/Dongguan/Foshan. There are some cheap massage and fake product shops in between floors.

Overall, could be a choice, if u need to stop-by Lou hu area for a few hours (note: not days)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank RiteshLakhotia
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Property: Railway Station Hotel
Address: New Raillway Station Building, Jianshe Road, Shenzhen 518001, China
Region: China > Guangdong > Shenzhen > Dongmen
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Ranked #54 of 2,738 Hotels in Shenzhen
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Number of rooms: 345
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