The Sofitel is unadecuately located east of the city and far from the rest of horde of hotels in Chongqing, a city with traffic as heavy as your worst spring vacation in Beijing. Having said that, it is quite an impressive locale in the middle of... well, not much. Beautiful hotel; decoration in truly unique (I ended up taking pictures of some parts of the lobby just for keeps) and the room was nicely appointed with a beautiful room overlooking... another office building next to the hotel. :(. Don't expect much from the staff as far as English goes; even in one of the lounges the staff had a really hard time understanding complex native English words such as .... Cappuccino. It's a China thing I guess.
We really had a hard time with Chinese manners (people jumping in front of lines or sitting in your table for not wanting to walk farther etc) but other than that loved my experience at the Sofitel. The Expedia rating was right on spot.
Located downtown in the Economic and Technological Development Zone, this 27-storey hotel is 100 metres from the Chongqing …More