Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza
What We Love
- Heated indoor pool
- A revolving 49th-floor restaurant with killer city views
- The 10,000-square-foot Inzone Gym, the largest in the province of Shandong
- Bold, colorful modern art and sculpture in the public spaces
What To Know
- WiFi is free
- The hotel opened in 1999
- On-site parking is free
- The Jinan airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The award-winning Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza is a high-rise luxury hotel with epic city views. Fully revamped in 2009, and within walking distance of Quancheng Square, its gleaming exterior is an integral part of Jinan’s dramatic skyline. The lobby is sleek and striking, with super-high ceilings, funky glass sculptures and walls bedecked with brightly colored modern artworks. Sweeping views of Jinan’s mountain backdrop give a sense of space to the already spacious living areas. The 356 guestrooms and suites are done in soft gold and olive tones, with thick pile carpets, Midcentury-style furniture and slick recessed lighting. The marble bathrooms are suitably swank; walk-in rain showers and Lanvin or Hermès beauty products come standard. Hit the treadmill at the gigantic Inzone Gym, or ease aching muscles with a dip in the glass-domed heated pool. The dining options are varied; think fire-baked pizzas at Biscotti, local delicacies cooked in the open kitchen at the Garden, or fancy Asian fare at Silver Sky, a revolving restaurant on the 49th floor. Finish your evening with a glass of wine in the Lobby Lounge, where there’s live piano music seven nights a week.
In the Area
Start your exploration of the ancient capital of Shandong Province with a stroll through the landscaped grounds of Baotu Spring Park. Come in the morning to avoid the crowds, and walk to the pretty Guanlan Pavilion to watch the spring bubbling up through the emerald water. Next, hop in a cab to Thousand Buddha Mountain, in the southeastern section of the city. Climb the 300 stone steps to Xingguochan Temple, and your midday workout will be rewarded with a spellbinding sight: scores of Buddhas carved into the mountainside, as well as many freestanding statues, some dating back 1500 years, to the Siu dynasty.
How to Get There
Excellent service. Very polite people attending guests.
The food was delicious as well, particularly the desserts.
The 47th floor is a very quiet and kind place where you can rest after a long working journey.
In particular Kiki Liu and Candice Zhang, were so nice.
The interior is quite old but comfy and clean enough. However, even though we put do not disturb on, they still cleaned our room. Staff is quite helpful esp arranging taxi early morning to go to airport but I am not sure how good is their English.
There is not much around. 20 mins walking then you will be in the main area. The exterior of the hotel is very noticeable with neon pink and green light so it is good when walking back at night
We paid CNY 500 ish per night
I had been stayed in Sofitel more than ten years, it's highly recommended to other fellowers no matter for business trip or family vocation!
We had our annual corporate meeting this end of October, and during the ten days of stay, we enjoyed very much the service of Sofitel's business launge, other than normal business services by their manager Alex, the front desk staff Tina and Kiki also offered us some extra warmly advices, such as traveling options and suggestions, helping me reserved seat and ordered tickets on line!
Through out the services, we had built a very warmly friendship with those young staffs,they are nice, professional and always smile while serving us, we really enjoyed the wonderful time while staying here!
Firstly, this hotel failed in its number one objective of providing a comfortable night. The room temperature is centrally controlled and my room was at a constant 26 degrees Celsius and felt much hotter than that, even with the window open. With a very dry climate at this time of year, I found the experience to be very unpleasant waking up overheated and a dry mouth.
Secondly, the breakfast was chaotic and disorganised. This is located on the 49th floor, which takes an age to reach having to change elevators halfway, meaning everyone arrives at once. There is no one showing you to your seat and the place is way too small to cope with the number of guests. My table was so close to the food that people were banging into me whilst filling their plates. The place was also very dirty, my table had no cutlery and nobody was offering tea/coffee. Just way below the standards I experience elsewhere in China.
Thirdly, my room was nothing like those shown in the pictures. Due to the building shape my room was cramped and strangely shaped, with the bed crammed into a corner. The bathroom was open to the rest of the room and the drains had a foul smell. You are literally showering, brushing teeth in the same room as you sleep.
Otherwise, the location was fine and the location quiet enough. The hotel still allows smoking in some rooms, so make sure you request non-smoking. There are ashtrays by the lift almost encouraging their customers to have a quick cig in the lift, which is simply unacceptable in 2018.
I regularly stay in this hotel when I am in Jinan City.
The staff are all wonderful, respectful, and go out of their way to help.
I especially would like to thank Amy Liang, the front office manager.
She is caring and very helpful. I have relied on her each time I needed help, and she was always there, with a smile and a friendly attitude.