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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #49 of 5,105 Hotels in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money Truly 5 star”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in late April. The hotel is nice and clean and well decorated. Wireless internet was good for me; not slow. Large rooms and good location. Excellent concierge services for a fee. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, April 28, 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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is very conveniently located 5min from the Bund, 2min from a metro station and 7min from people's square.

Observations:

Internet is extremely slow. Unacceptable for such a hotel and rate. Don't book this hotel if you're in Shanghai on business and require INET
Rooms are a bit outdated
Breakfast is good
Some staff are willing to help but some other aren't considerate enough


Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Central Hotel Shanghai. 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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Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is really nice, Very high standard throughout the hotel, rooms are big and clean. The hotel has integrated VPN in there wifi so all western communications (Gmail/google/Facebook/Skype) works well here too! Location is very convenient (next to the pedestrian street)

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you very much for your nice comments that will be shared with the team. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Stayed here on an overnight trip to Shanghai; First the location is the best if you are looking to be in the middle of Nanjing Road, which is a major commercial street, the bund is also very close by, so you can walk to many places. The rooms very clean, large and spacious, filled with all the amenities you can need. The food was very good and the breakfast buffet was very ample, had both a Chinese and International area, so all travelers can choose what they like. The rooms

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, April 24, 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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Kowloon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This hotel is located one block from the pedestrian street that is full of places to shop and if you walk west, you come to Peoples square/park where you can relax and walk through the gardens. If you walk east, you will get to the Bund and the river promenade. Across the Huang Po river are more tall buildings and the Pearl tower, behind are even more shiny buildings, if you like that sort of thing. Along the main street just before the promenade is a line of world famous hotels. The colonial-style buildings conceal beautiful marble and wood interiors with crystal chandeliers.
(Be very careful when you leave the pedestrian areas as the drivers apparently believe those cute red lights at the corner and the little green walking man are decorative only. They don't stop for red lights. This city has the most lawless traffic I have seen in a very long time and that includes Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Manilla and Indonesia.)

The hotel was clean, attractive in a modern, spacious style. You can choose your own type of pillow and bed covering which is especially helpful for those with allergies. I asked for non-smoking and this was the first hotel out of the three I stayed in that actually seemed to have put me in a non-smoking room. Wi-fi is slow and sites with lots of flash and graphics were a problem.

Skip the breakfast and get out to some local eateries of which there are many around the area.

I didn't like Shanghai but I'd certainly stay here again if I ever had to go back .

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, April 14, 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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Well appointed room which was spacious. The bed was quite comfortable. Location is central (Najing Street is right across the road and the Bund is 15 minutes walk). Staff was a bit on the aloof side. I went to the buffet in the main lobby twice ... breakfast was good ... dinner wasn't!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, April 14, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I actually stayed their in august 2012. The rooms were really great: the bed was so soft, huge and amazing!
We flew 12 hours straight and after checking in, slept around 16 hours long.
Really great staff.
The hotel is located downtown and near one of the most famous tourist streets in that area.
You truly get what you pay for.
The only down point is that it is not as central as we thought and we underestimated the sixe of the city.
But still nice first visit

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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grandcentralhotelsha, qc at Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, responded to this review, April 14, 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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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 #49 of 5,105 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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