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“Good hotel. Over powering heating” 3 of 5 stars
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Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Ranked #11 of 2,116 Hotels in Hangzhou
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good hotel. Over powering heating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Taxi driver knew the hotel andhad no problems getting their. The driveway is actually the pedestrian walkway so the driver dropped me off at the street corner rather than drive in.

The hotel is rather old and is under renovation. They were almost done with the new reception when I left. Not sure when all the renovations would be completed.

Check in was at a temporary set of tables. It was smooth. Not much seating at the lobby though.

Was assigned a room at the 5th floor. This was the club floor. It seems renovations have yet to start for this floor. A colleague staying at the 3rd floor seemed to have a newer room.

The room was much too hot upon entering. Front desk suggested to turn off the AC entirely but the room was too stuffy. Thankfully, the window could be open and they delivered a fan. The room itself was pretty big. There was a good work desk and wired internet connectivity. There was a large in room safe and 2 bottle of water provided free. L'occitane toiletries were provided and a good set of amenities. The room and bathroom themselves were clean but showing age. Nevertheless, well maintained enough. The bathroom could do with a towel bar close by the shower stall though.

Breakfast was on the 6th floor. The spread was ok. Checkout was smooth and the staff called for a taxi for me. 

 Overall, the staff were very helpful and service was great.  The infrastructure would hopefully be better after the renovations.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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SofitelHangzhou, Manager at Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Plus2kids,

We very much appreciate your comments regarding to your stay at the Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake. At Sofitel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer. We are working on improvement of living environment. I believe our hotel will meet your expectations better next time. Thank you again for your support!

Sincerely,

Quality Manager
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've been there for only one night; arriving late at the evening and leaving it early in the morning but the impression I had was really good.
Rooms are big, clean and very comfortable, brakfast buffet is really big but the really good think is the position, really near to the West Lake where you can easily have a walk after dinner.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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SofitelHangzhou, Manager at Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Dear bigoi75,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience with us! As part of Sofitel Value, we strive to chasing excellence, constantly to get one step closer to perfection and push our service better. I’m glad to hear that you had a good time in our hotel. All ambassadors in Sofitel will continually strive to improve service quality, thus make you feel good value for money. I’m looking forward to meeting you again soon!

Sincerely,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Firstly i feel cheated for paying a higher price for the "West lake avenue view room". The lake avenue has nothing to do with lake view, it means the view of the road that leads to the lake. The rooms by themselves were good and freshly furnished. The spa was not functional and they did not let the gents use the steam bath but had one for the ladies. Is it that men cant use steam bath in Chinese culture? A better choice would be Shangrila by the lake

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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SofitelHangzhou, Manager at Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Aman-Tekriwal ,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We will work hard to improve our facilities, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in near future.

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General Manager
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
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Additional Information about Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake

Property: Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Address: NO. 333 Xihu Avenue, Hangzhou 310002, China
Location: China > Zhejiang > Hangzhou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Hangzhou
#7 Romantic Hotel in Hangzhou
#9 Business Hotel in Hangzhou
#11 Luxury Hotel in Hangzhou
#37 Best Value Hotel in Hangzhou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake 5*
Number of rooms: 233
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake occupies a unique lakeside site close to Hangzhou’s business and shopping district, only a short walk from the recreational complex of Xihutiandi. Business and leisure travelers alike will find this the ideal location for a comfortable and relaxing stay. 2014, Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake has re-launched to enable the hotel to offer enhanced guest service and better reflect the Sofitel trademark blend of French sophistication and art de vivre with the essence of traditional Chinese hospitality. Hotel enjoys convenient access to Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan International Airport and the Hangzhou East Railway Station. It takes only 10 minutes by car to reach the Hangzhou City Railway Station and five minutes on foot to Metro Line 1 station. ... more   less 
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