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Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
Ranked #3 of 3,165 Hotels in Chongqing
Certificate of Excellence
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Excellent hotel with excellent staff”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

After a long day on the bullet train, meant to be a 2 1/2 trip turned into 5 hours, turning up at the hotel, met at the door by friendly staff, reception staff rocked, explained what was happpening, were we could eat, were the atms were, if we wanted a massage were to go.
Just excellent, the bellboy who brought your bags up was sweet, practicing his english on us.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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SOFITELCHONGQING, Manager at Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear Sofitel valued guest,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience with us. We appreciate receiving the direct feedback and it is always shared with our team. I hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,
Quality Department
Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
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Bochum
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed November 19, 2013

I was really surprised about the high quality of this hospitality,
over all a perfect businness hotel with french charme
rooms are very clean, king size bed are avaiable in different grade of hardness, very good service in the restaurant
the breakfast quality is 5 stars plus























  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Detlef G
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SOFITELCHONGQING, Manager at Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Sofitel Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback that we have shared with our team.

We hope to see you again on your next visit to Chongqing!

Sincerely,

Quality Department

Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Stayed here for almost 2 weeks recently on a business trip. A great hotel option if you are staying in Chongqing. Central location, friendly staff, good room size and amenities and a great lobby level restaurant. The breakfast buffet in this restaurant was always very good and the selection was very international. Ordering from the menu for lunch and dinner offered good selections as well.

Room Tip: Car horns in traffic can be a problem on the lower levels, so the higher the better.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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SOFITELCHONGQING, Manager at Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Sofitel Valued guest,

Thanks for your choosing Sofitel Forebase Chongqing. We are so happy to hear that you had a nice experience here and appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you soon in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Quality Department
Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stayed here at very short notice when our Victoria Cruise boat failed to sail.
Fabulous huge bedroom, with an excellent bath + shower room.
At dinner there was a huge choice of very good food; unfortunately the 'hot' food was all somewhat lukewarm.
Breakfast was excellent with a large choice of Chinese, Japanese and English food. There was even apple crumble, which even after two weeks of Chinese food, I know I shouldn't have had for breakfast, but apple crumble eaten at 8am with chopsticks (fortunately no custard!) was wonderful!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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SOFITELCHONGQING, Manager at Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Sofitel Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive comments regarding our guest rooms and breakfast. We have also shared your comments regarding the temperature of the dinner hot dishes to our kitchen team for improvement.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Chongqing in the future.

Yours sincerely,
Quality Department
Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
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Australia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Repeatedly this year I found that various Accor properties supply just the bare minimum needed to maintain their star rating. Unfortunately the Sofitel in Chongqing is no exception.

After walking into a room where we barely could breathe due to smoke we were given a different room on a non-smoking floor. That this policy is not enforced becomes clear when reading a card in the room: "Please refrain from smoking in bed". A bad joke. This room is only slightly better than the first!

Everything else in this room is uncomfortable too. The light switches are nowhere near the door. The beds are the narrowest singles available. The toilet cistern needs 10 minutes to refill and will not flush even a little bit if it is not completely full.

The location is mediocre at best, far from any landmarks, 15 minutes walk from the nearest subway station.

The sign near the entry that calls this a "luxury property" is a joke - but certainly they maintain their luxury image in their drinks prices. After asking for the wine list a waiter instead turns up with a bottle of wine. This is the house red, he says. We feel pressured into buying it without knowing the price. It is a nice wine, sure. But for 160 RMB (US$26) a glass it certainly is the most outrageously priced "house wine" I have ever seen. When at billing time I request and finally get the wine list I do not find a house wine listed there at all, yet several other options by the glass were cheaper. Draw your own conclusions.

My advice: do not rely on big brand names, pick a good local run hotel and you will fare better almost everywhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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SOFITELCHONGQING, Manager at Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Sofitel Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, please accept our sincere apologies for problems you experienced during your stay. We hope to welcome you back to Chongqing in the future.

Yours sincerely,
Quality Department
Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

It is, indeed, a very good hotel, mainly, because of people working there.
Quite often I am in Chongqing and, despite not ever seen other hotel there, I am really happy with this one.
Big recommendation for everybody.
People are really nice, friendly and helpful and, I know what I am talking about. Believe me.

Room Tip: I have been, always, in a suite so, the only I can recommend is this one.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Pedro L
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SOFITELCHONGQING, Manager at Sofitel Forebase Chongqing, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Sofitel Valued Guest:

Thank you very much for your feedback, we are so glad to know that you are happy to stay with us. Thank you for the recommendation.

We are looking forward to welcome you again next time in Chongqing.

Yours sincerely,

Quality Department

Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
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Additional Information about Sofitel Forebase Chongqing

Property: Sofitel Forebase Chongqing
Address: No.137 Keyuan Second Road, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing 400039, China
Location: China > Chongqing Region > Chongqing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Chongqing
#2 Luxury Hotel in Chongqing
#4 Best Value Hotel in Chongqing
#8 Business Hotel in Chongqing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Forebase Chongqing 5*
Number of rooms: 464
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Sofitel Forebase Chongqing is one of the premier hotels in China. Featuring 464 rooms of pure indulgence, 3 divine restaurants and bars and state of the art conference facilities, thehotel offers unabashed luxury. Perfect for business or leisure trips with easy access to the airport and Chengjiaping Exhibition Centre. Nearby attractions include Chaotianmen dock of Three Gorges, Chiqikou Ancient Town and Tianchi Hot Spring. ... more   less 
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