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The Central

Central Hotel

Shanghai, China

Located in Puxi district in the heart of bustling Shanghai, close to tourist attractions such as the Bund with its colonial architecture, the excellent Shanghai Museum, People’s Square and the famous Nanjing Road shopping street, Central Hotel Shanghai offers guests a comfortable stay and is an ideal base from which to explore this exciting city.

The hotel offers modern guest rooms and a good range of leisure facilities and dining options, and due to its location, you can find a number of good restaurants and bars within walking distance to the hotel and convenient access to public transport and taxis.


This hotel offers a friendly but simple stay with its main advantage being the great location.


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The hotel offers a selection of comfortable guest rooms and suites arranged over 27 floors, three of which are reserved for non-smoking rooms. The lead-in room category is Superior rooms with a choice of twin or double bed, followed by Executive Deluxe rooms. There are different types of suites available, including Executive suites and Family suites, making the hotel a great choice for families. Spacious guest rooms are designed in Western style and come with good amenities. All rooms include a private bathroom, in-room safe deposit box, TV and Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel, and are air conditioned.


Just a stone’s throw from the shopping district of Nanjing Road and within walking distance to the Bund, the People’s Square and the Shanghai Museum, this hotel is ideally located in the heart of Shanghai with a diverse selection of restaurants and bar close by. Furthermore, nearby Nanjing East Road subway station provides a convenient way of exploring the city independently.

Food and drink

The Coffee Shop is open 24 hours and offers an international buffet breakfast as well as buffet dinners with live performances. There are two other restaurants serving both Western and Chinese cuisines. You can enjoy a drink at the lobby bar, relax at the Moon River Bar over a cocktail, or choose from a selection of world-class cigars at the Cigar Lounge.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has a range of leisure facilities including a fitness center, beauty salon, a sauna and Jacuzzi center and a shopping arcade.

Location & places nearby

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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      Culinary Tour of Shanghai

      Culinary Tour of Shanghai

      Visit Zhonghua market in Shanghai and wander down some of the famous side streets sampling regional delicacies with a guide, who will be able to give you all sorts of recommendations.

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      Morning Shanghai Bicycle Tour

      Morning Shanghai Bicycle Tour

      This guided cycling tour around Shanghai’s old town and French Concession backstreets shows you a salt-of-the-earth side of the city that few visitors experience. You’ll pass tiny street markets, and stop off at a public park and a Buddhist temple.

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    • Shanghai Acrobatics
      Shanghai Acrobatic Show

      Shanghai Acrobatics

      Shanghai Acrobatics

      Gifted Chinese acrobats perform the contortions and feats of balance that have made them famous throughout the world.

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