I stayed here with a business colleague on a weekend trip as we are both working in Shanghai. The hotel is a quick taxi ride from the railway station (10mins) and is a 10-15 min walk from the nearest metro station. It is only two stops from the railway station so on the way back, we took the metro instead of getting stuck in traffic.
The hotel is undergoing renovation at the lower levels so the lobby is round the corner in the office block. In spite of what some other reviews say, it is not that much of an issue in my opinion. You take a lift to the 8th floor, get out, walk one metre and then go to the next bank of lifts to go to reception on floor 46. There were often staff there to help and for us it was no problem.
I am Accor Gold and although we had booked the luxury rooms, we think we were upgraded as we both got amazing large rooms with view of the lake. There were so big with a separate dressing area, shower and bath, lots of nice toiletries etc. The bed was comfy and TV had lots of channels. The was a real 5* room and for Y700 per night (USD115) a bargain!
The pool is amazing and I had it to myself most of the time.
The hotel is near Hunan Road for shopping and Lion Bridge Road for eating. There is a bakery close by and a good book store. We didn't eat in the hotel, but had breakfast at Starbucks next door (after a week of work in Shanghai suburbs we needed something Western!).
I loved Nanjing - really relaxed and interesting. This hotel was excellent and will be perfect once the renovation is done. However, don't let them put you off - just make sure you ask for a high floor room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Nanjing Galaxy is a French luxury hotel brand chain under Accor Hotel Group and locates in the heart of the Hunan business and entertainment district. Glistening on the city skyline, this luxurious property is an inspired fusion of French flair, Chinese tradition and 21st century innovation. There is an excellent choice from 352 rooms, including superior room, luxury room, prestige suite, club prestige suite and more to meet your needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Galaxy Nanjing Hotel Nanjing
- Accor Galaxy Nanjing
- Sofitel Nanjing
- Nanjing Sofitel