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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #39 of 5,059 Hotels in Shanghai
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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“lux hotel, great value, superb location, excellent service”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Initially we booked 2 rooms for our family of 5 (with 3 kids). When we checked in, the front desk receptionist suggested that we took d suite instead which was cheaper than paying for 2 rooms. We were so glad that we did as d whole family can stay together in 1 room. After checking in, we realised that we have taken the wrong luggage from the airport ! The hotel concierge was really helpful and helped us to call the airport and even got our luggage back from the airport that same night. This is 1 of the best affordable luxurious hotel with excellent service. Restaurants, shopping, places of interests and metros are all within walking distance. Would definitely return to this hotel if we ever visited Shanghai again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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grandcentralhotelsha, Public Relations Manager at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your wonderful comments of our hotel. We are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful experience at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai. We hope to see you and your family again on your next visit to Shanghai.
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was one of the most affordable 4-5 star hotels I found when I looked for a hotel in Shanghai. And it turned out to be great value for price. The hotel room my husband and I got was spacious, clean and comfortable. We never tried the breakfast buffet since it seemed a bit pricey and there are many great breakfast options in walking distance. The hotel is located in close walking distance to shopping, restaurants and the subway. Would defenitely stay there again and recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, Public Relations Manager at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your stay. We appreciate for your compliment on our hotel location and room. We look forward to welcoming you and your family on your next visit to Shanghai.
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I stayed here with my wife for two nights. We were traveling throughout China and his hotel was the best value we found. There are many newer and more flashy hotels along the Bund but this hotel is a quick (cheap) cab away from the area and has the the feel of an historic luxury hotel. Just blocks away is the modern Nanjing shopping/walking street. Much of French concession can be accessed by a short cab/bike ride.

The lobby of the hotel is a large open space with a nice bar and seating area in the center. The hotel offered free wifi in the lobby and rooms. The standard room we booked was 5 star caliber. The room was large with a bathroom shower and tub that were luxurious.

If you're looking to spend a few days in Shanghai while traveling, I would very much recommend the Grand Central Hotel. Don't waste your money staying on the Bund when you can get a very comparable experience a short distance away for half the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, Public Relations Manager at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai. It is so encouraging to receive such positive comments. We appreciate that you recommend our hotel to the friends from Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Shanghai.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you want to be steps from some great shopping while in Shanghai you can't go wrong with the Grand Central Hotel. The rooms are large and spacious, buffets are good but the hotel is surrounded by numerous dining options and for the caffeine junkies you are pretty much within 2 blocks of both a Starbucks and a Costa Coffee. One very small complaint - I would like to see a little bit more variety in their TV channel selection.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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grandcentralhotelsha, Public Relations Manager at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your recent stay and nice comments on our hotel accommodation and location. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

The hotel is very attractive, has a great ambience. Rooms are very comfortable, impeccable and spacious.
Staff are excellent. We definitely got value for our money. Would recommend this hotel at all times.

Great location for tourists.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank nikhail11
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grandcentralhotelsha, Public Relations Manager at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai. We appreciate your great review of your wonderful experience, and thank you for your recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next visit to Shanghai.
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Middle East
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

I had to make a stop in Shanghai for a few days and booked a suite at the Grand Central.
The photos on the hotel's website simply cannot do justice to how well-appointed the rooms are in this hotel. This is "five-star downtown hotel" at its best.
Fantastic staff, a wonderful selection of restaurants and an altogether top-end experience that will be repeated on my next trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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grandcentralhotelsha, Public Relations Manager at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had a good impression of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip.
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I spent 4 nights at this hotel. I booked a room at the executive floor, and appreciated the calm and the quality of the breakfast at that floor. Room was very large and comfortable.
Value for money was great.
I would only encourage you not to take a room with a "nice view" as this also means a "lot of noise", from very early to very late ! And the accoustic isolation is not good at all.
Service was great, as was the overall location.

Room Tip: Do not take rooms with view on Nanjing Road, because of the noise !
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank BrunoMBrussels
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grandcentralhotelsha, Public Relations Manager at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your wonderful review of our room, our service and our location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai 200001, China
Location: China > Shanghai Region > Shanghai > People’s Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #39 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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