I've stayed there a few times for weekend breaks. I find it very relaxing and all the staff are friendly and helpful putting that extra effort in to make your stay special. Most speak reasonably good English and probably French as you get greeted with "bonjour" if you look European.
If you have a special request like a cold beer in the restaurant,(the locals believe cold drinks are bad for you), they will try to find one then put one on ice in case you ask again or even offer it to you when they see your glass is empty.
The rooms are great, the size depends on grade but facilities are similar, and the beds very comfortable in all rooms.. The revolving restaurant on the 49th floor is very good for seeing the city but its quite polluted so you can't see so much of the mountains close by the city. A large Golden Buddha sits at the base of a mountain on the city's edge which can look impressive in the morning or evening sun. The revolving restaurant is newly refurbished and can be busy so get there early for a more relaxed experience if you choose the buffet and book if you want a seat next to the window. The Italian restaurant is more relaxed.
A large square close by with musical fountains on the hour and local families having a good time flying kites or playing whip and top or just posing for photos make a nice place to visit without needing to endure the traffic congestion and close to the square the "moat" is fed by many springs where the locals full their mineral water bottles from large kettles or pumps or you can go for a boat ride on the moat. If you're brave enough to venture into the traffic bikes are available in reception.
Back in the hotel the Gym and Pool are adequate but little used and not quite to the standard of the rest of the hotel but a private Gym can be accessed from the hotel free with more modern equipment and classes. I thoroughly recommend this hotel either the staff are very well trained or selected or both and will make your stay a pleasant one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of the enchanting commercial district, just off bustling Central Main Square, Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza celebrates understated luxury and compelling design. A heaven of tranquility, ideal for business or pleasure located just a stone’s throw from city’s many captivating sites, cultural venues, and international luxury boutiques. 356 guest rooms including 68 suites, all offering supreme comfort, refined atmospheres, and eloquent touches. Luxurious bathrooms feature sleekly polished stone and glass, French elegance with Hermes and Lanvin luxurious amenities, and the majestic 330 m2 Imperial Suite offers an airy, inviting living room ideal for private get-togethers and business meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Silver Plaza Jinan
- Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza Shandong, China
- Jinan Sofitel