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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #34 of 4,998 Hotels in Shanghai
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204 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“5 star at 4 star price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

central location, very spacious rooms decorated in Chinese style- hotel oriented to Chinese clientele ( a good thing). Everything of a very high standard except the price. Fast free internet (around 10mbs download and 7ms ping). Lone males will be accosted (massage??sex??) as soon as you step out though- it's right next to Nanjing rd pedestrian street. highly recommended
Eat dumplings at the Food market complex on nanjing Rd

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us what you enjoyed most about your visit. We are very grateful for your encouraging feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back often upon your future stay.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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monroeville, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I would highly recommend staying at the Grand Central Hotel. The hotel is right next to Nanjing Rd and close by to the subway. It is also not far from Peoples Square. This is a beautiful hotel and it is in a perfect location. The rooms are very large. We had an extra bed brought in for my daughter and with the extra bed and the 2 double beds there was still lots of room. The bathrooms are beautiful. They are equipped with a separate shower area and a separate area for the commode. It also has a tub in the area with the double sink.

Room Tip: We had a room overlooking Nanjing Rd. It was perfect.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us what you enjoyed most about your visit. We are very grateful for your encouraging feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back often upon your future stay.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We enjoyed our visit here for 4 nights. Central, close to metro and the pedestrian mall.
An easy walk to the bund also.
Warm, welcoming. Best room we had on our 5 city trip. Spacious.
Bar fridge was stocked..... only one stocked out of 5.
Ate breakfast in house each morning: buffet style catering for local and foreign tastes. Happy to provide soy milk too.
Ate dinner in one night, but buffet area full, and had to sit in lounge area and order from menu. Rib eye steak was flat, cooked in press to give it grill marks. Unfortunately a grissly piece was offered. Too chewy for a grilled steak.

Check out took a bit too long. 20 minutes!
Our front room looked out across to the park area of the mall, from the 15th floor. Reasonably quiet.... only sound was the tooting that seems excessive in Shanghai.

Recommended hotel

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at our Hotel. We will bring your valuable feedback to the concerned department head immediately and please accept our sincere apologies for all the inconvenience caused to you. We sincerely hope you’ll have a different experience in your next visit to our hotel.
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Sydney
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

My family (2 plus children 11 and 14) stayed here for 4 nights in April. Booked 2 (adjacent but not joined) deluxe twin rooms and they were excellent. Large, modern, comfortable and well appointed. It is centrally located 1 minute to Nanjing Road Pedestrian strip and a few minutes down to the Bund. Great service, friendly staff with very good english skills and efficient check in and check out.

Arrived early on first day but they accomodated us with a room early to freshen up and get out and about. At the price it is excellent value for money. Highly recommend this hotel for a trip to Beijing whatever your trip purpose.

Room Tip: Don't think the deluxe twin rooms are basic. They are very spacious and all you could need.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us what you enjoyed most about your visit. We are very grateful for your encouraging feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back often upon your future stay.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here for 6 nights. Check in smooth and welcoming by Jasmine. We had a deluxe room on the 12th floor with views of Shanghai. We were very happy with our room, it was spacious and tastefully decorated. The bathroom was spacious, good lighting, shaving mirror with a magnifying side, a bonus for applying make-up ( for a person who wears glasses :0) )
Breakfast was good, no menu change in the 6 mornings we were there, however a large selection so it wasn't an issue.
Breakfast and lobby lounge area very comfortable and relaxing.
Enjoyed a dinner one evening at the Cantonese restaurant Bo Yuet Hin.
We found the staff very willing to please and helpful.
Only "slight" issue was we found the WIFI connection very hit and miss.
Would recommend this hotel and we would definitely stay here again.
Thanks to all at the Grand Central Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share the comments with us. We are very pleased that the hotel met with your expectations. In particular, we appreciate the feedback regarding our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to the our hotel in the near future.
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mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

it is an excellent hotel. great service, has all the ammenities you can imagine. great location, 1 block away the pedestrian street, close to the bund and 1 block away from the hop on hop off bus stop. very nice staff, trying to help and give suggestions.

Room Tip: use the pillow menu. it is fun to try it
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thank you very much for our hotel's favor, and made such a high evaluation, we will do better as a driving force, to look forward to seeing you again!
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days after a cruise and were thoroughly impressed. Even though I paid what you would expect to pay for an average motel in Australia, this was striking in its ambience, its location and in its room comfort. We were both very sick after our cruise unfortunately and spent quite a lot of time in our room but the housekeeping staff did not disturb us at all. There was a bit of confusion around breakfast with some staff telling us we had to pre-order for a continental breakfast and then others on a different day telling us to help ourselves. Each time the amount charged was different.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your great review of Central Hotel Shanghai. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and we truly appreciate your high esteem of our room facilities, location as well as the service. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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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 #34 of 4,998 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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