Visiting Guangzhou on a business trip recently brought me to the door steps of the Sofitel Sunrich and I have to say it yells "Grand" from the moment you walk up. With a grand entrance and a strong essence that welcomes you into the lobby, it was a great way to escape the heat of the day and cool down upon arrival.
Downside was that the check-in took too long and as we clearly travelled in a group of 8 people we were checked in one by one and with a large line in front of us, it was a bit disappointing. Staff was very helpful, but i expected some of us to be guided to the club lounge for express check in to speed up the process.
Entering the rooms you can see real quality and the size is grand. Nice stand alone bath tub, large spacious showers and an elegant lay out. Some very creative concept were found as well such as the One person cocktail shaker in the room, the tv menu in the form of a folded wooden room divider and set-up for pillow menu's and sleep music on the bed.
The washing amenities are the best. I realize that i was staying in a suite but it was really high quality body wash and shampoo and it made the experience even more soothing.
Down side on the other hand is the clearly large amount of "entertainment ladies" in the lobby upon return to the hotel. It is such a great property but this makes the image look cheap and local.
The breakfast was grand as well as there is a huge space to choose from. Too bad the egg station was not clear and i missed out on being able to order my scambled eggs. Maybe suggest to make a more clear indication where and who to talk to for this. Sofa's to sit on were too low to sit comfortable but the chairs were fine. Good quality food but too bad the bacon was, as in many hotel, burned to death and hard as a rock...
Never the less the entire experience was truly amazing and I like to thank the lovely French student for her warm farewell upon check out. It is a nice touch and I would surely love to come back to this hotel in the future...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically located in Tianhe, the most dynamic financial and commercial district of Guangzhou, the hotel is less than a kilometre away from city landmark CITIC Square and a five minutes drive from Guangzhou East Railway Station, the transportation hub connecting Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Facilities include 493 spectacular Paris style decor rooms and suites, all overlooking TianHe trendy skyline, 5 innovative bars and restaurants,extensive recreational facilities from SoSpa, SoFit 24-hour fitness centre to an indoor pool enjoying a panoramic view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich Hotel Guangzhou