Sofitel Wanda Ningbo
What We Love
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms
- A choice of four restaurants and two bars
- Parisian high tea served in the lobby lounge
What To Know
- Located in Ningbo’s busy shopping and entertainment center, Wanda Plaza
- Popular for weddings and conferences
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Wanda Plaza, Ningbo’s bustling shopping and entertainment center, this five-star property blends Sofitel’s signature French style with traditional Chinese design elements. Soaring marble columns and a striking chandelier provide a dramatic entrance in the lobby and bold red silks feature in the rooms. All 290 guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the city or the gardens, comfy MyBeds and glass-walled bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. Kick back in the Touch Spa’s heated indoor pool or indulge in an authentic Chinese massage. On the food front, pick from four restaurants, including Koko for teppanyaki and sushi and Lavish for fancy French dining. Tuck into a Parisian high tea in the sip a top-notch wine at the Le Club bar.
In the Area
Ningbo is rich in ancient architecture. In the old district, you can visit Tianyi Pavilion (East Asia’s biggest ancient private library), the Drum Tower (built in AD 821), Tianfeng Pagoda (the tallest building in ancient Ningbo, with seven stories above ground and seven stories below), as well as the 1,400-year-old Moon Lake. The city is famed for a variety of light dishes, such as rice dumplings, steamed buns and cakes stuffed with red bean or lotus nut paste. Try them at Gangyagou, a snack bar in business since 1926. Being a port, Ningbo is the starting point of China’s ancient Maritime Silk Road, which led to Africa centuries ago. Silk boutiques are everywhere in the city; bargain hard.
How to Get There
My recent international business travels required a two-night stay in Ningbo and our vendor arranged rooms at Sofitel. Upon arrival, the place was magnificent in the grand entry. Check-in was quick. The room was very clean, modern and large. The bed allowed good sleeping and the bath was very accommodating. The breakfast buffet had many many items to choose from, so as a westerner, I was very satisfied with the big selection. The double expresso self-service machine was very nice to use. I hope I can stay here again if the need for international travel to Ningbo arises in the future.
Booked a room on club floor and all was ok. Nice spacious room with fantastic view.Very good service and good assortment of offered food and drinks in the lounge.Staff was very friendly, polite, professional and helpfull
Breakfast selection is limited, especially for western style and the quality is really bad. Other problem is about the room. When other room is flushing the toilet, it’s a big noise in my room. It quite disturb me. I was so busy during my stay, I haven’t inform the F.D for further issue.
I have just stayed for 3 nights at an expected cost of AU$449.50 for an Executive King room or CNY2,267.07. At the time of Check-In I signed a credit card voucher for what I was told was a deposit and that would be credited back when checking out.
At Check Out, I was charged the total for the 3 night plus one drink from the bar, of CNY 2,338.31. So on returning home, I found that both charges had been debited to my credit card, a total of CNY6,338.31 and 3 days later, still no sign of credit.
Firstly this deposit was never advised by Booking.com at time of booking and secondly, this is the hotel simply improving their Cas Flow at the customers' expense. I travel the world on business and have never had this from any other hotel. Be careful.
Nice hotel, they all working hard to be helpful to any query you may have.
Plenty of food choice for any taste.
Very nice area of Ningbo, plenty to see on early morning runs as well as not far from city center, which is worth a visit at night time.