Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Suning
What We Love
- All rooms have balconies overlooking the 27-hole Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf Course or Purple Mountain
- Three restaurants including a traditional Cantonese dining room
- Spa treatments combine traditional Asian therapies and French products
What To Know
- Renovations are taking place until July 2014
- The resort is popular with weddings
- WiFi is free
- It’s a 20-minute drive from Tangshan Hot Spring Resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
In Jiangsu Province, a three-hour drive from Shanghai, Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort is a sprawling five-star retreat at the foot of Purple Mountain. The 140 guestrooms feature blond wood furniture, chunky fabric wall tiles and Chinese silks and they all have balconies overlooking the mountain or the 27-hole Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf Course. The spacious rooms start at 650 square feet and come with separate dressing areas and bathrooms with tubs and rainfall showers. Beyond the fairway, the resort is home to tennis courts, a large indoor pool and a fitness center. Finish off an active day with a treatment in the spa; treatments combine traditional Asian therapies and French L’Occitane products. Dine on Asian-European fusion dishes at Le Pavillon, Italian pastas at Basilico or traditional Cantonese cuisine at Zijin Court and sip a post-dinner drink at La Veranda, a Euro-style lobby lounge and cigar bar.
In the Area
Nanjing has twice served as China’s capital and this university town is an interesting mix of crumbling ruins, super-size shopping malls and wide leafy boulevards lined with chic apartments. The Linggu Temple is home to the Beamless Hall, built in 1381 entirely out of brick and stone with no beam supports. Nanjing Museum, modern China’s first national museum has an impressive array of artifacts dating back to the Neolithic period, the building itself was constructed in 1933 in the style of a Ming temple. Head to the Great Nanjing Eatery, an old-style teahouse, for local snacks like duck blood soup with rice noodles, or Cosima Restaurant to mix things up with tapas and a glass of sangria. For a shopping fix, Aqua City is Nanjing’s newest mall and Librairie Avant-Garde is a huge indie book store in a disused bomb shelter.
How to Get There
Global stay pretty good in this wonderful beautiful in the middle of a park but as the hotel will close up, many services and amenities are left abandoned without much care, unfortunately.
Big disappointment is that the hotel in the middle of a park and golf but it is forbidden for people like me to have a run around. They proposed us to run along the highway nearby.... Absolutely revolting while you are in the middle of a park, it was not a refreshing stay as expected.
But pretty nice room, service was good, good terasse at the lobby but also in the room (we were facing the tennis, so not so pretty as we expected but all the rooms were under renovation apparently)
The night buffet and breakfast buffet was not up to expectations for a Sofitel, can be much better.
I found some mold smell into 2 cakes and waffles but explanation given to us was that the butter use give this smell/flavor (I work in pastry industry, never heard of such things), better say that they use expired product
Anyway, the hotel will close for some reason, lets see what will replace this very beautiful building with such a high potential.
Great hotel with nice decor and smooth service. The club lounge was quiet and well equipped. Breakfast not served in club lounge, but in the main restaurant. Good selection but Asian choice far better than the Western.
I stayed at the Sofitel around the Christmas break of 2018. The room was immaculate, the staff always smiles, and the manager went out her way to make my stay a comfortable and happy one. She, for instance, helped me to trace an item I had lost at another location and made sure I had a room which matched my preferences. The food is great - and has lots of Western options - like salads. Ask for a room with a view of the gardens - it's peaceful and quiet - and a nice contrast with the rest of town. Annemie, Brighton, UK