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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai - Worldhotels

Shanghai, China (SHA)

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Superb central location.
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Deluxe Room - Grand Central Hotel Shanghai - Worldhotels - 1

Deluxe Room

The luxurious 40 square meter Deluxe Room features one king or two twin size beds with premium bedding, city view, spacious private bath with separate shower and bath, in-room concierge button and high tech building automation with door lock system.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD High Definition Plasma Television
  • Refrigerated Private Bar
  • Work Desk
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    Executive Room - Grand Central Hotel Shanghai - Worldhotels - 2

    Executive Room

    The luxurious 40 square meter Executive Room features one king or two twin size beds with premium bedding, city view, club floor benefits, spacious private bath with separate shower and bath, in-room concierge button and high tech building automation with door lock system.

    Room Amenities

  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD High Definition Plasma Television
  • Refrigerated Private Bar
  • Work Desk
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    Business Suite - Grand Central Hotel Shanghai - Worldhotels - 3

    Business Suite

    The luxurious 80 square meter Business Suite features one king or two twin size beds with premium bedding, city view, separate living room, spacious private bath with separate shower and bath, in-room concierge button and high tech building automation with door lock system.

    Room Amenities

  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD High Definition Plasma Television
  • Refrigerated Private Bar
  • Work Desk
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    Deluxe Suite - Grand Central Hotel Shanghai - Worldhotels - 4

    Deluxe Suite

    The luxurious 87 square meter Deluxe Suite features one king size bed with premium bedding, city view, separate living room, spacious private bath with separate shower and bath, in-room concierge button and high tech building automation with door lock system.

    Room Amenities

  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD High Definition Plasma Television
  • Refrigerated Private Bar
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    Grand Central Hotel Shanghai - Worldhotels
    505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai, China 200001

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    Right in the center of the vibrant city of Shanghai, the Grand Central Hotel Shanghai brings guests to the heart of the action. Whether visiting on business or escaping for a romantic holiday, the Grand Central Hotel Shanghai pampers guests with classic grandeur and dynamic service.

    Hotel Amenities


    • 24-Hour Room Service
    • Business Center and Services
    • Car Rental Desk
    • Fitness Facility
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
    • Kids 12 and Under Stay Free
    • Indoor Pool
    • Lounge / Bar
    • Spa
    • Tickets / Tours Assistance


    One highlight of Grand Central Hotel Shanghai is the Shanghai Grand Ballroom, a stunning, pillar-free room with an astonishing seven-metre high ceiling. World-class meeting facilities ensure that every event is a success. This unique and elegant hotel has 353 rooms, offering a comprehensive range of luxurious amenities, including high-speed internet access, lavish bath amenities and convenient high-tech automation features.

    Room Amenities


    • Complimentary use of Bathrobes
    • Cable Television
    • Coffee / Tea Maker
    • Hair Dryer
    • Microwave
    • Mini-Bar
    • Mini-Fridge
    • Video Game Console
    • Work Desk with Lamp




    • Lobby Lounge - Pace yourself with the beat of the music; the ideal place for business chats or just a friendly gathering.
    • Coffee Shop - A romantic site that offers a breakfast / dinner buffet and views that overlook the vibrant city.
    • L`ile de France - Experience the authentic elegance of fine French cuisine; offering an extensive list of wines.
    • Bo Yuet Hin - Capture the essence of a la carte Cantonese cuisine, featuring private dining rooms for different occasions.


    • 24 Hour Room Service (+)
    • 24-Hour Front Desk
    • ATM Machine
    • Attraction Tickets Available (+)
    • Audio/Visual Equipment (+)
    • Babysitting (+)
    • Ballroom
    • Barber Shop (+)
    • Beauty Shop/Salon (+)
    • Billiards
    • Business Center
    • Business Services (+)
    • Car Rental Desk (+)
    • Complimentary Coffee
    • Concierge Desk
    • Conference Rooms
    • Currency Exchange
    • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
    • Event Catering (+)
    • Express Check-In
    • Express Check-Out
    • Fitness Facility
    • Free Morning Paper
    • Free Parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Handicap Services
    • Indoor Pool
    • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
    • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
    • Lounge/Bar
    • Luggage Storage
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • On-Site Convenience Store
    • Parking
    • Porter / Bellhop
    • Postal Services (+)
    • Public Internet Access
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service (+)
    • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
    • Sauna
    • Secured Parking
    • Security Guard
    • Shoe Shine
    • Spa Services (+)
    • Steam Room
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tours Included (+)
    • Wedding Services (+)
    • Wheelchair Access
    • Wireless Internet
    • Wireless Internet Access
    (+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
    (*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

    Based on 903 reviews
    from Toronto
    Submitted on 08-05-2016
    We stayed in the Grand Central for 3 nights. It is super close to the main pedestrian road, and a short walk to the bund. At the time we were travelling, it was one of the cheaper options for its class of hotel - superb location and better value than the other options, so it was a no-brainer. And we were so happy with the choice! It is also about a block away from a metro stop on two lines, so it's easy to get around to other areas. The rooms were very nice and comfortable. Service was very goo... Read more
    from Shanghai, China
    Submitted on 16-05-2016
    We stayed in Grand Central last year and were very satisfied with the hotel, therefore we returned to the same hotel, and we were not disappointed. Just as our good experiences from last year, we found that the hotel service is still excellent: all staff from the check in/out at the reception, to housekeeping staff and especially, the concierge staff are all friendly and service minded. The check-in/out processes were efficient. The room is spacious and bright. We asked for a similar room as the... Read more
    from Staten Island, New York
    Submitted on 16-05-2016
    Excellent hotel in prime location. 3 minutes from Peoples square, 2 minutes from Nanjing pedestrian street, 10 minutes to Bund. A lot of useful facilities like pool and conference room but the most important are attentive and reliable service, beautiful décor and unbeatable ambience of this hotel. Good beds. Enjoyed our stay.
    from Singapore, Singapore
    Submitted on 18-05-2016
    This hotel is about location, which is right in the middle of Nanjing pedestrian road and Shanghai financial district. Service wise, I would say, good, no complain, but no big praise either. Room wise, medium size and clean. Also mine was dark, with windows facing the courtyard. Breakfast is so-so, edible.
    from Milan, Italy
    Submitted on 23-05-2016
    Located near to People Square this awesome structure has much to offer. The spacious lobby is by itself an architectural masterpiece. Breakfast: very rich buffet with fresh fruit, croissants (OK but not really very good), a lot of Asian food, but also 3 types of toast bread, pancakes, cereals... for a European probably the best choice would be à la carte, the buffet is otherwise even too much and also quite expensive. I recommend Continental Breakfast a la carte. SPA and Swimming pool: nice atm... Read more
    from Adelaide
    Submitted on 28-05-2016
    We stayed for three nights and when booking we were not sure whether we would be too far away from the Bund but we could not afford to pay the prices to stay on the Bund. So here is my recommendation. If you were to stay on the Bund you would want to stay in a room with views of the Bund. These are even more expensive but even so you would have to go for a walk to hit the shopping malls. Therefore this hotel being 100 metres from the middle of the Nanjing Road mall is perfect in location as you ... Read more
    from Sydney, Australia
    Submitted on 31-05-2016
    This was a magnificent hotel . Spacious ,well appointed rooms and super clean. Reception area, dining rooms all beautiful. Staff were extra friendly and helpful and the food was really good as you helped yourself to just bacon and eggs etc ,OR try the great assortment of Chinese breakfast delicacies on offer . Good choice by Wendy Wu !
    from Melbourne, Australia
    Submitted on 02-06-2016
    This hotel is located centrally just one street from the pedestrian street. Easy walking distance to people's square and the Bund. Be careful of the touts in the pedestrian street selling fake goods. The hotel was luxurious with an excellent buffet and coffee shop area. The concierge and staff were also polite and very helpful
    from Alexandria, Virginia
    Submitted on 04-06-2016
    In Shanghai for several days and enjoyed our stay. I had asked for their highest floor with a view and Sophie at the front desk delivered us to the 16th floor. Beds are extremely comfortable and service has been outstanding. We ordered room service when we arrived and it was delivered quickly. Be sure and specify an outside room when you place your reservation as the first 4 floors have some rooms that face an inner garden/lobby area.
    from Tel Aviv, Israel
    Submitted on 11-06-2016
    We actually booked the Central Hotel Shanghai 4* sister hotel right accross the street. Upon arrival told that the hotel was fully booked evening though confirmed the booking. Anyway we were taken to the Grand Central Hotel Shanghai and were greeted among entrance in a nice manner. When entering the hotel we immidiately noticed the upgrade! We were situated in room 1233, a double bed room with very comfortable beds and a bathroom with a bathtub and a walk-in shower. Everything was ver... Read more
    from New York City, New York
    Submitted on 13-06-2016
    First, the Grand Central Hotel should not be confused with the Central Hotel, which is right across the street...some reviewers seem to have confused them. From the outside this hotel does not look like much -- it's just a bland box that could be mistaken for a corporate office or department store. On the inside, it's beautiful. There is a vast entry lobby containing a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, and other facilities, all enlivened by classical music (self-playing piano by day, genuine musi... Read more
    from Dumfries, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 19-06-2016
    We were booked into Central Hotel but on arrival, we were told we were being upgraded to Grand Central which is on the other side of the road. The Grand Central was a brilliant experience and very classy. It is situated on Century Square and a 5 minute walk from Peoples Square via a pedestrianised street full of shopping malls. The service is top class in the hotel foyer, serving coffees etc or bar drinks and the staff are great. The foyer area is very classy and relaxing. The rooms are as good ... Read more
    from London, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 19-06-2016
    A great position half way between The Bund and Peoples Park. This is an interesting hotel. The designer of this hotel definitely believed that more is more. I counted 5 types of marble in the bathroom which is augmented with gold taps. A bit over the top but very comfortable. Good breakfast and buffet dinner.
    from bkk
    Submitted on 27-06-2016
    Fantastic location from there. You can walk 10 minutes to see shanghai river view other side of the pearl tower. Hotel has many activities to serve their customers as fitness, restaurant. You can shopping goods around there.
    from Melbourne, Australia
    Submitted on 05-07-2016
    Pretty hard to fault the stay we had here. The foyer is sensational with great cocktails in a plush environment. Our room, (cheapest one we could get) was very, modern, spacious and pretty flash. Great big bathroom with excellent amenities. Really nice. Concierge team always helped us out well. Pool was adequate but my wife raved about the massage in the spa. Apparently great! All in all, to stay in such a great location at a price we found very reasonable and competitive, we think it w... Read more
    from Bandung, Indonesia
    Submitted on 07-07-2016
    Luxury hotel, nice room, good staf all can speak english, helpful concierge, great location, 15 minutes from East Nanjing Road Station, just 2 minutes to The famous Nanjing Road. Easy to find meal for kids, opposite have Yoshinoya, Pizza Hut, n KFC..
    from Perth, Australia
    Submitted on 13-07-2016
    We stayed recently at this hotel and found it to be in a perfect location for foreigners. Everything is nearby including one street over from the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Shopping Mall. The hotel was lovely and very clean. Rooms were spacious and the staff were pleasant. Unfortunately not many speak any English, but there is usually one person on reception who understands and in their main floor dining coffee shop, both Jessica and Ethan were able to communicate with us and one of them seem t... Read more
    from Dallas, Texas
    Submitted on 21-07-2016
    An upscale locally own and managed hotel, sister property of the Central Hotel next door. Relatively new property in such a coveted location. Rooms are of nice size and the amenities are in par with similar class international hotels nearby. it has a huge lobby bar/ restaurant which literally takes up the entire atrium, smack in the middle. if you want to pull your own luggage, you have to navigate the parameter of the bar/restaurant because it is raised a couple of feet high. Or you have t... Read more
    from Helsinki, Finland
    Submitted on 25-07-2016
    The hotel is pure luxury with all the golden taps and great interior. Breakfast was also good but defenately not worth the price. The location is very central and walk to metro station is also very short. Many nice restaurants and shops can be found near. The pool area was also nice but bit laid down. Too much very slippery wet floors and the water and air were little too hot for me. Not enough pressure in showers too.
    Submitted on 09-08-2016
    We spent 4 nights in this hotel while visiting Shanghai. It had a fabulous location very near 2 major subway lines. The atrium and lobby area give a great preview of the rooms to come. They were spacious in a grand way and the bathrooms had plenty of amenities. A nice place to relax after a busy day in a bustling city!
    from Dublin, Ireland
    Submitted on 15-08-2016
    Beautiful hotel just a metro stop away from People's Square and a little bit closer to the French Concession and the Bund etc. Rooms were amazing and staff were really helpful. There is a metro station a short walk from the hotel. When visiting Shanghai buy a Metro Card at the airport and put a 100 Yuan a week on it, will cover all the metro rides, buses and taxis you could want.
    from Tokyo, Japan
    Submitted on 17-08-2016
    I have stayed here twice while on business trips. Great breakfast buffet. Great central location and is also very close to Nanjing walking street. Overall, great service and clean, well maintained rooms. A little bit expensive for China but not bad value for Shanghai considering the location.
    Submitted on 17-08-2016
    We got upgraded from the Central Hotel Shanghai just across the street. Not knowing what to expect, we were taken to this hotel from the bellboy. After entering the lobby, we were very happy. It looks so nice, great, wonderful. When we got into our room, we were surprised by the size and cleanliness. The bed and the linen, pillows and blankets were perfect. Not too soft, not too hard. Exactly how it should be. The hotel was really great. Just a block off the Nathan Road with all the shops and re... Read more
    Submitted on 22-08-2016
    Great stay and close to shopping malls. Also walking distance to river bank. can see day view and night view of the Bund. Shanghai fast food center, close to hotel, is a good place to buy snacks, tea and other china products. M&M world also close to hotel.
    from Makati, Philippines
    Submitted on 23-08-2016
    The hotel is walking distance to the very busy Nanjing East Road. Very close to shopping malls and restaurants. Their deluxe rooms are very luxurious and spacious. The bathroom is elegantly designed as well. We booked the hotel last minute for the New Year and had low expectations so we were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room. Definitely good value for what you have paid for. Highly recommended!
    from Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Submitted on 07-09-2016
    We had an awesome stay at the Grand Central Hotel. The staff speak very good English, and were helpful. The hotel is situated in an extremely convenient spot. The rooms are very spacious and the lobby we must say was just breathtakingly beautiful! Ordered dine in at 1am, and received it within 20-30 mins, just amazing service! The food was great! I would without hesitation recommend it to anyone, be it a family with kids, couples or those on business trips. Best hotel and service ever!
    from Finland
    Submitted on 07-09-2016
    We spent 4 nights in this good quality hotel which had great location to reach Nanjing Lu. To see other mainpoints of Shanghai like Pudong area, Yu Garden, Circus and Old French Concession -area we mainly took a taxi. Metro is easy but taxi easier with 3 little kids. Breakfast was good mix of chinese and western food. Staff was polite and friendly. Some of the check-in staff did not speak well English. Room was pretty nice and tidy. Extrabed was hard. Pillows were over too big. Maybe hotel hav... Read more
    from Brasilia, DF
    Submitted on 08-09-2016
    I didn´t have enough time to explore Shanghai in my first trip to China, but I recomend the Grand Central because is confortable, offers a good service and the location is excelent. I had a very confortable room.
    from Gurgaon, India
    Submitted on 16-09-2016
    Best thing is the staff speaks English, which is a great help in Shanghai. Had a very comfortable stay, the rooms are big, location is great as malls are nearby. Metro station is right outside the hotel.
    from milano
    Submitted on 19-09-2016
    I stayed in the hotel 4 nights, is very centrally located by foot you can explore almost all the shanghai center center. The hotel itself is very clean, lot of amenties, complementary water and two restaurants even thought you can eat around for a better price.! I loved staying here and i would recommend it ..!
    from Indonesia
    Submitted on 22-09-2016
    spent 4 nights with my family here. Location is perfect, room is big and clean. And another plus point is, there are lot of lamps in the room, which is good for those who love bright ambience. Hotel is very close to east nanjing metro station.
    Submitted on 23-09-2016
    Lovely hotel buuuttt lacking that large hotel buzz ! Breakfast from a western viewpoint is a non event and not cheap !! Location was good, but if you were spending time in your room then forget the TVs....absolutely no western channel to pass the time. But my greatest gripe is the taxis in Shanghai, even if you are going to the end of the road and have the "essential" Chinese name card for where you want to go.....they still will struggle. I had two bad experiences one of which was organised by... Read more
    from Gig Harbor
    Submitted on 24-09-2016
    My wife and I stayed at this hotel in late June while visiting Shanghai. I had booked the room on Expedia at a very reasonable price. Since we were not paying 5-star prices my expectations were low. When we arrived I was amazed. The hotel is quite attractive. The lobby is amazing and the room was quite nice. It is only one block off Nanjing Road, a major shopping street, and within a short walk of the Bund. Needles to say we were very pleased with our stay. Although we did not eat in the hotel (... Read more
    from Melbourne, Australia
    Submitted on 24-09-2016
    We booked central hotel for our initial stay and were told we were getting 'upgraded'. So we got moved to Grand Central Hotel Shanghai. We had 2 separate stays in Shanghai. On our return visit we were also told we were being 'upgraded'. We said we didn't want an upgrade as we has checked reviews and this is what we want. But they forced us to move anyways despite our protests claiming they had no rooms. So in reality it seems as though they were just over booked and still taking bookings, as it ... Read more
    from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
    Submitted on 26-09-2016
    Surprised to read recent negative comments about the staff at this hotel as we found them to be friendly and helpful. It is unreasonable to expect all hotel staff to be fluent in English when you are traveling in China. We were delighted to be given an upgrade to a corner suite on the 16th floor and had a great view over the Nanjing Rd pedestrian street. The suite was very large and luxurious and we enjoyed it for 3 nights . The lobby of the hotel is large and impressive but most of it ... Read more
    from Frankfurt, Germany
    Submitted on 28-09-2016
    I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Very close to the Bund, lovely location. Impressive reception hall, beautiful large and luxury room. The only slight annoyance came from the noise, especially from air conditioning, but also from outside, despite my room was at 12th floor. By the way, this was the best hotel I've been in Shanghai so far.
    from Tel Aviv, Israel
    Submitted on 05-10-2016
    Went to Shanghai for my honeymoon. After much thought decided to go to the Shanghai grand central hotel. The hotel was just wonderful. Located in the middle of everything, next to the bund and the Nanjing pedestrian road. The concierge were extremely nice and helpful. Every question and need was taken care of immediately and with a smile. Oh, and we were upgraded to a better room upon arrival, which was fantastic!
    Submitted on 05-10-2016
    Stayed for 2 nights before a cruise. This is a great location, close to train station and Bund river promenade. Staff very friendly Had the breakfast buffet lots of choices on it. Only complaint is when I got off the elevator for our floor the air had a smell of staleness but our room was fine. Nice large rooms and bathroom.
    from Brisbane, Australia
    Submitted on 07-10-2016
    We took a taxi from Pudong Airport (night rate approx 220 yuan) and checked in at 2am after a five week trip around southeast China. Although the metro was less than a block away and the Nanking Rd pedestrian shopping mall two minutes away, with a pleasant strolling distance to the Bund or Shanghai Museum, we most appreciated the comfortable mattress, the luxurious showers, the western food options nearby, English language newspapers in the lobby and HBO on tv. Stayed four night a enjoying a lov... Read more
    from Sydney, Australia
    Submitted on 10-10-2016
    I've experienced many luxury hotels (I've been a travel agent for 15 years), however for pure bang-for-buck and an unbeatable location, few come close to the Grand Central. You are a 10 minute walk from the Bund, and in the other direction a 10 minute walk from the People's Square and the Shanghai Museum. Nanjing St (with shops and eateries) is only a block away. The rooms are large and elegantly furnished. The pool is stunning, and there is a full gym as well as sauna, spa and steam room. We as... Read more
    from Hong Kong, China
    Submitted on 12-10-2016
    Stayed at Grand Central for one night last week. It's been 5 years since my last visit to Shanghai and I believe this hotel wasn't opened then. Work used to take me to Shanghai and I have stayed in many hotels before. I like this location the most as it is at the Nanjing Dong Lu Pedestrian St, walking distance to the metro and the Bund. The hotel was grand in the old worldy way, huge lobby, traditional European style decor. Our deluxe twin room was huge, 45 sq m with 2 double beds, the bathroom ... Read more
    from Stockport, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 12-10-2016
    I usually stay across the road at the Central hotel. ..but I am always disappointed with the lack of choice in the restaurant. this time decided to upgrade to the Grand central...rooms are spacious and well appointed but dining options are not good. Being a single traveller on business i just need a good coffee shop with quick efficient service and some |Western food options (2 weeks of chinese food is too much for me )the coffee shop was just an extention of the lobby and was full so coul... Read more
    Submitted on 17-10-2016
    My family of 5 and I, just stayed 3 nights at this hotel. Beautiful hotel with very well taken care rooms. Excellent location: 2 blocks away from neijing street, which looks like Time Square in NYC. Also walking distance from the river front and subway station. The reason why is 4stars and not a 5: the breakfast buffet is good but I had better in Beijing and Xian. One night, I got room service, pizza, and it was the worst pizza I had ever had in my life. Just disgusting...and very expensive. Fi... Read more
    from Metro Manila, Philippines
    Submitted on 17-10-2016
    After our honeymoon cruise, the last port was Shanghai. We decided to spend the night before heading back home. Upon entering Grand Central Hotel at around 12nn, we left our luggage at the concierge since the check-in time would be 2pm. Good thing the hotel was situated near local restaurants and we had authentic Shanghai Dishes for lunch. At 2 pm, we headed back to the hotel and since there were plenty of guests, there was a long line at the hotel check-in desk. There were only two lines th... Read more
    from Vancouver, Canada
    Submitted on 22-10-2016
    Have stayed here several times. Great location, off the Bund by about 5 blocks. Easy walk. Nanjing public shopping area is one block away - your Starbucks, Apple, etc. Staff is amazing - excellent service. This is a grand old hotel, they keep it in excellent shape. The lobby is perfect for tea or drinks - great people watching. Rooms are very nice - bed is so sweet. My only issue, the gym sucks. They have the space but weights and seem old. It needs an update. Besides that, I will stay here a... Read more
    from Sydney, Australia
    Submitted on 24-10-2016
    Stayed here for 4 nights in October 2016. The hotel is very centrally located close to the main Nanjing shopping district and Nanging Road East subway station. This is a 5 star hotel with a grand lobby and very large rooms. As the name suggests the hotel is both grand and central. Honestly one of the best, if not the best hotel we have ever stayed in. Large bathroom with modern fittings and 2x sinks as well as large king bed and writing desk. The staff though could however be more friendly in... Read more