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Golden Central Hotel
Ranked #1,274 of 2,820 Hotels in Shenzhen
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This hotel is situated in the city center. On the base floor there is a connection the metro station. This is an average 3 star hotel by Chinese standards. Most Americans would rate this hotel a 2 to 3 star hotel. This hotel is geared towards the male businessman.

Why:
1. The plug in front of the mirror is only for shavers. You can not style your hair with a hair drier or curling iron in front of a mirror.
2. The mirror area is not not large, and it is hard to put on make up on. The sink takes up the majority of the space.
3. For business traveling I feel that there isn't enough storage. I found myself leaving everything in my suit case and consistently sifting through my luggage.

The pros:
1. Centrally located, with a subway station below the hotel.
2. Many places to eat around the hotel to grab a quick bite to eat.
3. Very close to the convention hall.
4. Very close to the Ritz and the Four Season hotel. It's off the main subway line that goes through the city, s minimal transfer to get to major tourist locations.
5. The AC works well.
6. They actually have an extra shelf in the shower to place your toiletries.

The cons:
1. A little musty smell.
2. Everything doesn't feel very clean. It does look clean.
3. The internet is ok at best. I'm sure this will improve as people complain
4. The curtains are not great at blocking out all light. This is very important to those who are jet lagged. It's early April now, and the sun rises before 6 AM.

Overall, I think with a few updates this hotel would be a great hotel. Fresh carpeting and new wallpaper, and remodeled bathroom.

Oh yes, all USA travelers, bring an adapter. All of the plugs are Chinese standard plug configurations.

Room Tip: Try to get a renovated room.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

The location cannot be beat if you are working in the area of attending an event at the convention center.

There are good restaurants and a nice massage shop in the building.

It is very near a subway stop.

The place is a bit dated on the hotel side but it is in line with most 3 star places.

The bed was comfortable and the shower had plenty of hot water with good water pressure.

I would return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

I always choose this hotel on my biz trip just for its "location".
It is located on top of an MTR station which enables me to avoid the use of wild taxis.

Other elements such as breakfast, ambience, service, etc belongs to "China level" which is another way of saying "don't expect too much".

Yes, the rooms are moldy, the water leaks from the shower booth, some strangers can access the room floors becase there is no security, soom rooms have NO window, condoms are sold for a few RMB in your rooms etc etc but.... welcome to China !

I used to skip the cheap breakfast and head to Dunkin' Donuts on the 1st floor but DD is now closed (as of June 13). But we still have Pacific coffee which is about 10 seconds walk away.

Overall, it is a decent hotel if; a) your budget is around RMB500, and b) you priortize location.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

My third stay in this hotel and I head back simply becos of the location. It's simply too convenient - the MTR is just connected, you already have a few eateries e.g. McDonald, bakery, noodles shop on the basement. A little walk through the MTR station bring you to a shopping mall which you could find restaurant e.g Yong He, Pizza Hut, Carrefour, Watson to get all your daily needs. Another route throught the MTR station bring you a linkway filled with eateries to another bigger shopping mall.

While I thought I will be getting another "old" room. I specifically ask for a room that has a road view and I was given the believe to be newly renovated room from the new wing, smaller which is good for solo stay. But finally a proper working table.

You could rent a wireless router for RMB50 but I choose to purchase a pocket wireless router from Taobao for RMB65 which I get to keep after using it! Order days before and get them deliver on your arrival date.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

This hotel had been recommended to me due to the central location and easy access to the Metro. However, I realized since my arrival that it had been an awful mistake. There is a very strong mold smell since the reception, through the corridors and gets worse when you reach the room. Although the room looks clean, it is just impossible to bear the mold smell. I do not recommend this hotel at all.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Golden Central Hotel

Address: No.3037 Jintian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518026, China
Region: China > Guangdong > Shenzhen > Civic Center
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1,274 of 2,820 Hotels in Shenzhen
Price Range: $53 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Central Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 270
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