Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

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Average rate: $147 - Hotel class: 5 stars
505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai, China

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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai Reviews

zenthoughts zenthoug…
14 reviews
Great location with comfortable accommodation in Shanghai Apr 28, 2013
I booked this hotel based on several booking sites reviews and I was very satisfied with the stay. This is a great hotel to stay for any first time visitors to the city. Located just a block away from one of the busiest pedestrian street in Shanghai, it is centrally located to explore the city. Getting here from the Pudong Airport is also very easy. If you like to take the MegLev train from the airport, you can easily follow the signs to the MegLev station and take the train to Shangahi. Once you are there, you can take the #2 green line to the East Nanjing Street station. The hotel is just a few blocks from the station. The bund is also about 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The people's park is also walking distance. I used metro for most of my travels in Shanghai. Shanghai metro is in par with metros you'd find in Singapore and Seoul, clean and reliable.

The hotel itself is up scale with wide and open lobby with cushy seatings for waiting and meeting people. The attendants were always eager to help and most spoke good English. If you need WIFI, they bring the device right to your hotel room and connect it to the LAN line so that you have your own private Wifi hotspot in your room. This is free with some deposit(100 yuan) so that you return the device when you are checking out.

Hotel has an automated currency exchange machine right next to the registration counter. I should have used it for all of my money exchange. Do not exchange at the airport or in the banks if you can avoid it. They charge fees and the exchange rate is pretty bad. I received the best exchange rate without any fees using this machine. you just feed your dollar bills and you get your Yuan. I got 6.02 yuan/dollar when banks offered less than 6 yuan and charged 50 yuan for the fee.

I tried the hotel buffet for breakfast only once and I liked the variety and quality of the food offered. Nothing spectacular but good enough to take care of your breakfast if you do not have other places to try. There are many options outside of the hotel within a few block radius but mostly well known western chains. There are several specialty ramen and noodle shops but they are not open for breakfast but great place to eat for your dinner.

I will most likely use this hotel again for its luxurious accommodations and the location.
Street outside the hotel
view from my room
Hotel lobby during the morning bre…
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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai Overview

The Grand Central Hotel Shanghai is located in the centre of Huangpu District and is a few minutes walk from Shanghai Natural History Museum. The hotel is conveniently located for sightseeing in Shanghai with The Bund and Nanjing Road within a 10 minute walk.

The Grand Central Hotel Shanghai employees are available 24/7 and can help with booking tours and tickets. For leisure and fitness, the hotel offers billiards and an indoor pool. Amenities include a business centre, conference room(s) and a concierge. A sauna, a beauty centre and a steam room are also available to guests.

If you're travelling with a family in tow, the Grand Central Hotel Shanghai offers spacious rooms geared towards the requirements of families and kids. Private bathrooms include a separate bath, bathrobes and a hair dryer. Each room is equipped to make your stay comfortable and has tea and coffee making facilities, a plasma / LCD TV and a safe.

Grand Central Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Billiards
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Ballroom
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Flip chart
  • Full-service catering
  • Ceremonies
  • Custom event planning available
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Steam Bath
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Pool Indoor
  • Games Available
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Executive Floor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Paid Parking

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