We spent a night at the Sofitel during the weekend and the stay was wonderful.
We arrived at the hotel around noon and a staff at the front desk attended to us right away. We originally booked a river view room and the staff asked if we would like to upgrade to the club floor with an addition of MOP 575. We said yes and it’s totally worth it. We were given a river view junior suite on the 17th floor. According to the staff, it was double the size of the room we originally booked. The room was really spacious and nicely decorated. The bathroom was relatively small in comparison but it got everything we need in it. There was a bathtub and a rain shower. There was even a TV in the bathroom. The amenities in the room were also very nice. We had a coffee machine as well as hot water and tea pot for making tea. So you could enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea while you look out at the serene river view.
About the view, it was nice but our room was a corner room so we got a wall on one side of the window but the fact that we were on a high floor made up for that. We also overlooked the swimming pool on the 6th floor which made it easy for us to choose the time to go for a swim when there were less people.
We sampled the food at the Mistral Restaurant on the 6th floor. They offered a very reasonable priced lunch set with a salad/ soup, a main course and a jasmine tea at only MOP 60. The food was good. We also tried the crème brulee which was wonderful.
If you are not tight on your budget and you are offered an upgrade at a supplementary charge whilst check in, we recommend you to say yes. We were happy that we said yes to the upgrade. Apart from the bigger room that we had, there are a number of benefits that you could enojoy while you are staying on the club floor. There is the club lounge where you could have complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks throughout the day. The club lounge is on the 17th floor and has a very nice view of the city. You could see the major hotels/ casinos (Grand Lisboa, MGM, etc.), Ruins of St. Paul's, Mount Fortress, Guia Chapel and Lighthouse and the Macau Tower from the lounge. The complimentary evening cocktail at the lounge is not to be missed. It offers you a wide selection of drinks with a mini buffet from 5pm to 7pm. Both the drinks and the food were nice and it was such an enjoyment to have wine with canapés and dessert while looking at the city view of Macao.
We also love the location of the hotel. It is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel to the Senado Square. We think that the location cannot be better if you are there to explore the city instead of gambling. We enjoyed walking through the side streets and looking at old houses/ buildings/ shops on the way to the Senado Square. We prefer the location of Sofitel than the Grand Lisboa or the Wynn because there is less crowd but you are still in the city centre.
The only complain that we have is with the shuttle bus service. The shuttle bus is kind of small and we waited for 3 shuttle buses (around 30 minutes) before we could get on one when we left the hotel for our ferry at 6:30pm. It would be perfect if the hotel could get bigger shuttle buses.
All in all, we recommend anyone who goes to Macau for sightseeing to stay at the Sofitel. The location cannot be better and their service is really good. We enjoyed our stay so much that we definitely will go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Positioned on Macau's picturesque waterfront, Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 is located in the center of the city and amidst the charming historical quarter with walking distance to St. Paul's Ruins and A-Ma Temple! The complex of restaurant, bar, recreational facilities, meeting and banquet venues, in-house casino and MJ Gallery ensures that Sofitel has created an exquisite world for lovers of "art de vivre". The hotel has an easy access to the major points of entry into Macau and offers its guests complimentary transfers to the Macau ferry terminal and GongBei border gate on the Ponte 16 casino shuttle buses. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Ctrip TA, ACCOR, Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com and Jetsetter so you can book your Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 Hotel Macau
- Sofitel Ponte 16
- Macau Peninsula Sofitel