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Central Hotel Shanghai
Ranked #39 of 4,971 Hotels in Shanghai
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Great hotel especially when you consider the price and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We did not regret staying in this hotel and it is one of the hotels that I would once again stay in, if I were to go to Shanghai again on my own. Here are the reasons: 1. It was good value for the price we paid. 2. It's location is good. 3. Our room was big, clean and comfortable. 4. The staff was able to speak English (which can be a problem in other places). 5. Did not experience any bad things. 6. No bad surprises, just as I thought it was. A very standard, clean, decent, high end China hotel.

These being said, I must also say that this is not the Ritz Carlton of China. However, when you compare the price you are paying for this hotel and the service you get, I dont think you would be disappointed.

Room Tip: We asked to be placed in a high floor and where therefore isolated from any noise and etc. Unless y...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great location directly over the road from the mid section of Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall
Room on floor 12 was well appointed although the aircon was on the lam and the room was a bit noisy from horns beeping etc from the street below.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We choose this hotel because of its proximity to the Bund, Peoples Square and Nanjing Road and we did not regret it. Rooms are nice and bathrooms have all amenities. The Breakfast was quite good too. Service very attentive. A good option to visit Shangai.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed for five nights on business. The location of the hotel was perfect for sight-seeing and exploring the city. Could easily walk to a number of sites (People's Park, the Bund, Hop-on Hop-Off bus, Shanghai Museum). The room was delightful and roomy; the bathroom was spectacular. Had the breakfast on morning which good value and a mix of traditional and western dishes. Concierge we always helpful with writing places I needed to go down to give to taxi drivers. Didn't use any of the rest of faciliites but they offered many things. No complaints.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

The hotel is centrally located between the People's Park and The Bund. It is also next to a stop of the Sightseeing Big Bus Hop On/Hop Off bus route which means that you can enjoy the journey/s around Shanghai (they have 3 routes) and get back to the hotel without fuss.
The rooms are a good size although the corner rooms are a bit of wasted space and the result is an odd shaped room. There are all amenities in the room including free WIFI and complementary water. The hotel service at the front desk is excellent and the staff helpful. Breakfast was very good with a wide choice. The hotel is almost on the mall where there are lots of restaurants. Will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are an odd shape, so try and get a non-corner room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Staying there now and loving it! The location is the best thing, and the rooms are nicely designed. A little noisy with the music from the plaza and the traffic, but not a big deal. Nice breakfast spread!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

We can recommend this hotel for its location to the main shopping centre and night life and its easy walking distance to the Bund. The staff were helpful with most speaking good english and the room was well equipped. Recommended !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Central Hotel Shanghai

Property: Central Hotel Shanghai
Address: No.555 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 Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Shanghai
#26 Best Value Hotel in Shanghai
#29 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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