Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16
What We Love
- Exclusive location in the most historic part of town
- Le Chinois Cantonese restaurant is a hit with locals
- The jetlag recovery treatment at So Spa is sheer bliss
What To Know
- The road outside the hotel is one of Macau’s main thoroughfares, so it's busy pretty much 24/7
- If you've come for gambling, the Sofitel Macau's casino is on the small side
- Leave plenty of time to get to the main ferry terminal or the airport, as traffic can be heavy
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opulence is the current trend in Macau hotel design, and the Sofitel is no exception. Taking European building styles as their cue, the architects have included arcades, arches and cornices, and while the Sofitel is a skyscraper, it has an agreeable sense of proportion, so guests don’t feel overwhelmed. The public areas benefit from overlooking the river that marks the border with China proper, and as you pull up in the cobbled courtyard you find a lobby decked out with a glittering crystal ceiling, a hand-painted mural and a mosaic floor.
Bed and Bath
Oriental fabrics contrast neatly with the latest technology in the 408 guestrooms and suites (the premium level is called “Mansion”). So expect L’Occitane and Hermès amenities, plasma TVs (above the tub as well), a Bose sound system and an espresso machine. As might be expected given Sofitel’s parentage, the artworks on the wall are French. It’s all eminently comfortable, with the signature Sofitel MyBed and an extensive pillow menu. Rooms overlook either the historic center of old Macau or the sweep of the Pearl River.
Locals flock to the trendy Le Chinois restaurant for its spectacular views of the harbor and its Cantonese fare, namely the dim sum prepared by chef Ho Wah, who has been in the business for 40 years. Privé dishes up traditional French cuisine. Head to the Rendezvous Lounge for its Asian- or French-style afternoon tea or its cocktail infusion wall, which boasts more than 30 infused vodkas. The Sofitel’s other draw is its free-form swimming pool, which features statues, greenery and views across Macau Harbor to the mainland. Book early for a space in the sleek spa, especially on weekends, for treatments such as the Middle Eastern hammam or a French cosmetology facial. The casino is quite small compared with others in town, and reasonably discreet. Finally, the Michael Jackson gallery is certainly unique in Macau; naturally, there’s an adjacent gift shop.
In the Area
Apart from a bevy of casinos, Macau’s main draw is its colonial heritage, and it’s all pretty much on the Sofitel’s doorstep. Senado Square and the 400-year-old ruins of St Paul’s Cathedral — both part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site — are a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Equally interesting are the dock area and such charismatic backstreets as Estrada do Repouso, a mixture of quirky boutiques and family residences. One of Macau’s oldest traditional restaurants, Literol, is only a short way from the Sofitel, with a terrific ambience that’s matched by the menu.
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Stayed here for 3 nights business matters. Everything was great from the moment we arrived the hotel. Check in was smooth and fast. Lobby was super amazing with the interior design itself. Outside hotel looks old but inside was really amazing. My room is very comfortable with a nice city view. Breakfast which was included couldn't have been better food was freshly served. Staff was very attentive and very welcoming always greeted me with a smile especially Gladys and Maria of buffet restaurant you guys really did a great job. Gym and restaurant has a nice pool view. Highly recommended ????
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Experience was 100% really awesome and fantastic!
All staff was friendly and polite in every way.
Arrival in lobby and interaction with front staff was nice concierge was helpful for directions and questions asked was answered very clear.
The room given to me was beautifully designed, and the shower was superb nice amenities. The food was excellent! We had the opportunity to have both the breakfast and lunch buffets. There is literally something for everyone. The food was excellently prepared.
The staff at this restaurant were outstanding.
They went out of their way to make us feel at home. In fact, every staff member that we came in contact with at the Sofitel were extremely nice and helpful. It's the people that make the organization a success, and all the Sofitel staff excelled in customer service. We want to say thank you to the filipino staff in this restaurant Maria Reina,Rose and Dino. Looking forward to go back again. :-)
This hotel is in the best spot to walk around the old city. Only 10-15 minutes away to sites like the Ruins and the Senado square and even the Ama Temple. Services in general on this property was extremely nice. All staffs are smiling and very polite. But out of all the staff, the club floor staffs are the best. In particular to Nikkole and Liezl who was always there to assist each guest. They are both very professional and friendly and willing to do everything on another level. We would love to come back to this hotel whenever we are in Macau.