I would not rate it as a five star hotel due to the average service offered by the various (polite) staff I encounterd. It is located about 30 minutes away from Chengdu Aiport by taxi (traffic was not heavy). Around half the floors are non-smoking, a small gym is located on the fifth floor, equipment slightly outdated. The gym's heating cannot be turned off. The heated indoor pool is nice, around 15m long, but the cramped changing room is a little disappointing. Oddly enough the spa and jacuzzi is for men only and ladies have to make do without one. Both the gym and pool is opened until midnight. The breakfast buffet is average with the usual western and Chinese choices of food.
There is a large supermarket (Carrefour) located north of the hotel, a 15 minute walk away on Jinxing Road. Another 10 minute walk and there is a huge pedestrian walkway full of shopping centres on Chunxi Road, dotted with small local snack shops.
It is not such a bad hotel but it is not up to the usual Sofitel standards, I cannot say I will stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sofitel Chengdu Taihe luxury hotel is ideally located in the centre of the city on the picturesque Jinjiang River. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Chengdu International Airport and 15-minute walk to Tianfu Square and the citys commercial centres.The 162 Luxury Rooms and 100 Suites accommodate guests in French elegance with a subtle Chinese touch. Every detail has been attended to for an extraordinary experience from the indulgent Sofitel MyBed to fragrance lighting entertainment and technology.Three inviting restaurants delight with Chinese Japanese and Western flavours while 3 bars offer a choice of fine drinks to savour. Leisure facilities include the spa fitness centre indoor swimming pool Jacuzzi and sauna for male guests,. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Wanda Chengdu Hotel Chengdu
- Accor Wanda Chengdu
- Sofitel Chengdu
- Chengdu Sofitel