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“Great Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Central Hotel Shanghai

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Central Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #39 of 4,966 Hotels in Shanghai
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

The Central Hotel definitely puts you in a great position just off the Nanjing pedestrian street, and within walking distance of the Bund and other sites. The room was large with the expected amenities. One drawback was a rather unpleasant smell in the shower that was echoed in a couple of corridors in the building. Staying on the 11th floor, the noise from the streets below were audible but not invasive. Desk staff were helpful and polite, however the concierge's desk were not the most proactive in their role. Worth staying at if you can find a reasonable deal, with the Howard Johnson as a more modern establishment available next door of you can't.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Biggera Waters, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

This hotel is very UPMARKET ...new,modern,clean with marble everywhere, at very reasonable price (would stay there again )..The Shopping Mall,the shopping centre and The Bund are all an easy stroll from the Hotel.The rooms are well appointed, everything you need was supplied including free internet. The staff were extremly helpful and the Concierge arranged for the the Bullet Train tickets to Beijing to be delivered to the hotel for us (the language barrier caused us trouble at the ticket office).
Everything at this Hotel was of High Quality.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012 via mobile

This is a great hotel! I often stay at the Peace Hotel at the end of Nanjing Road on the Bund which is in adsolutely splendid but when I'm here in summer I prefer the location of his hotel - very close to the metro line I use and just a block off the pedestrian part of Nanjing Road. This visit I stayed in an executive deluxe room and could not have been more comfortable (not even at the Peace). The room has everything needed for comfort and convenience - space, great lighting, work area, relaxing area, super bathroom, huge cosy bed. The staff are helpful and charming. Only one problem. At the end of the day I like to relax with a glass of chilled, dry white wine .....no chance in this hotel. After opening and tasting two bottles from two excellent French wine areas ....and finding both undrinkable (the Shanghai heat) and not being able to explain this to anyone (I think they thought I didn't like the wine), I was very happy to find that Bar 505 at the Sofitel Hotel across the road has an excellent selection of wines that have been properly stored and professionally presented. BUT the Central is a lovely hotel :-)




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Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

I visited Shanghai with my husband for business matters and we stayed at Central Shanghai hotel for three nights on the 13th floor. I chose this hotel because of the good travelers’ reviews combined with its good price. Now I can say that it is a really good hotel, well situated exactly as the other travelers has mentioned.
You could buy tickets for the 24 hours city sightseeing bus inside the hotel and pick up this bus just around the corner. There was a very good information computerized desk giving you all the details you needed (for example how much you should pay to a taxi). A taxi was always waiting outside the hotel.
Breakfast was rich and it had various tastes for everyone.
Sauna was included in the price, but the men’s sauna was more complete than the woman’s. Maybe this happened because we wanted to do sauna at the same time and they had to separate us.
Rooms were very well equipped and staff was polite (there was even an iron in the wardrobe, but also the laundry service was a good one). The only negative for us was the very big head pillows.
Communication with Chinese people was very difficult because of their Chinese accent in English and we lost valuable time to understand each other.
Also, although the surrounded hotel district was full of life during the day, at night it was a bit dangerous to circulate alone. All shops closed at 10:00 pm and then you could not find anything else, not even for a drink, but only homeless people sleeping on the benches.
I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ELENI3
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

This hotel has one of the best location in Shanghai, walking distance to the metro, main shopping strips, etc...and the room quality and staff service far exceeds our expectation. certainly extremely good value for the price we paid AUD 127 / night...will definitely stay here again when we return to Shanghai

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christina2012Melb
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Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is a lovely hotel 50metres walk to the main shopping mall and bargain shopping bazaars. staff friendly, room great and nice restaurants. An enjoyable place to enjoy Shanghai from. No pool or spa to relax in after a hot day out though.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sandra B
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

We stayed here at the start of our trip around China and this hotel was by far the best hotel we stayed in on our whole trip. The location was perfect and made exploring central Shanghai in the evenings really easy. The room was lovely, really spacious and well appointed. We will most definatly stay here again and recommend Central Hotel Shanghai to anyone visiting Shanghai.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Central Hotel Shanghai

Property: Central Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.555 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 Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#24 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#28 Spa Hotel in Shanghai
#34 Family Hotel in Shanghai
#39 Luxury Hotel in Shanghai
#57 Business Hotel in Shanghai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Hotel Shanghai 4*
Number of rooms: 313
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