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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #42 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Busan, South Korea
2 reviews
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“World class”
Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

Excellent value. The rooms are ridiculously cheap for what you get. I haven't stayed at any other hotel in shanghai, but it is comparable to 5 star hotels in Paris that are 6x the price. I decided on this hotel based on reviews from this site. I was prepared to accept poor English and low level of service as the cost of getting such a great deal. However, as soon as I arrived I was greeted warmly and in perfect English by the door staff and reception. Later, when I wanted to reserve a seat at a restaurant for a late dinner I called the concierge who promptly called back to let me know that the last seating had already passed but was quick to suggest another place which could still take us. We accepted and ended up having a fantastic Chinese meal in a beautiful setting which I would not have ever found on my own. He even had the manager of the restaurant check on us to make sure we were satisfied. Overall, this was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at and when factoring in price and location it easily tops the list.

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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Great location and right by Nanjing East Road Pedestrian Walkway. Close to subway station and a short walk to the Bund. Very luxurious and spacious room for the price. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Newish hotel located just of Nanjing Walking street and a 15-20 min stroll to The Bund with sizeable luxurious rooms, a great gym and indoor pool and staff who are friendly though not the best at English. In addition it's good value compared with other hotels in the vicinity.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

We had a great relaxing stay, we upgraded to the business floor and it was so much worth!, breakfast and happy hour included! An extra luxurious room, with all the extras one loves. The lobby is a beatiful area, the ambiance is regal, you can sit and and have a good time. The location is centric, you can walk into the main comercial streets and the Bund. You can also take a taxi anywhere. All staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We just love this hotel. So much luxurious for such small money.
Perfect location near shopping street, bund, great restaurants, subway etc.
Great gym and swimming pool that we had for our self every morning. We would love to come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

This hotel is just what you need to relax. Great rooms, full luxury, impeccable service, great food, cleanliness and politeness at all times. A fantastic design that has hints of art deco. Shanghai is a crazy place and this hotel makes a great sanctuary. Highly recommended. I've stayed in many top class hotels touring around the world and this ranks with the best of the city ones.

  • Stayed August 2012
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perth wa
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Superb hotel, very grand and so luxurious. Loved it! Surprised how reasonable the price is for such a lovely hotel. Paid Australian$127 per night per room. Convenient location to Nanjing Rd shops, The Bund and restaurants.

Room Tip: Higher floor perhaps for a better view although I think any floor will probably be just great. Hubby...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai 200001, China
Region: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #42 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Grand Central Hotel Shanghai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 353
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