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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed one night - checked in the 19th October.
Check in was quick but getting to your room took an age as there are few lifts — some go to 24 the rest to 49
My room was hot and smelly. Room service was good value but you need a PhD to navigate the menu — loved the cheesecake
In the late evening the smell got worse and I noticed black smelly fluid — not crude oil — bubbling up the overflow drain in the bathroom. The call for help was slow to be understood until I got forceful and someone needed to check my room. Within minutes many phone calls and maintenance visits — upshot within 35 minutes I was moved to a Club Room.
Appreciated as it was cooler
But a sleepless night
Breakfast buffet on the top floor — brilliant
The room and bathroom was above my expectations. I loved the bath and the comfortable bed which was huge.. It was one of the best hotels and room that I have stayed in. I will definitely be visiting it again.
Excellent! My family and I stayed here in early September. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet with a wide selection of Chinese and Western dishes- there was plenty of food options for the three of us!
We had a family room and my son (age 8) loved the fun dragon blanket that was put on the bed for him. The family room was very spacious and clean.