Sofitel Wanda Chengdu
Chengdu is the vibrant capital city of the Sichuan Province and the elegant Sofitel Wanda is ideally based on the banks of the Funan River, an excellent location for exploring the area and the Chengdu Panda Base.
At a Glance
Ideal base for visiting the pandas that the area is famous for
Situated on the banks of the Funan River
262 stylish rooms and suites
Club Lounge for guests who are staying on the Club Floor
Three restaurants to choose from
The Sofitel Wanda Chengdu is part of the Accor group renowned for excellent, consistent service throughout their international hotels. Located on the banks of the Funan River the Sofitel is just a 15-minute walk from the central city area of Chengdu.
The French managed hotel offers excellent international standards in a city that is surprisingly not altered by western influences. The rooms are elegantly designed using modern décor and have city or river views. There is a Club Floor for those wanting the intimacy of a Club Lounge where breakfasts, hot drinks, snacks and evening cocktails can be enjoyed away from the busier areas of the hotel.
The Sofitel Wanda's restaurants offer ample choice of delicious cuisine and include Western, Chinese and Japanese specialties and drinks can be enjoyed at the relaxing poolside bar, rendezvous bar or atmospheric cigar & cognac bar. There are many leisure facilities to sample here before heading off the next day to the Panda Breeding Institute including a gym, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage rooms.
The 262 rooms and suites at The Sofitel Chengdu are all stylishly designed and are equipped with all modern conveniences including LCD TVs and broadband. The Luxury Rooms have city views and the larger Junior, Prestige and Opera Suites have spacious sitting rooms, wonderful river views and access to the hotel's Club facilities which include daily breakfasts and evening cocktails .
Children are welcome at the Sofitel Wanda and visiting the panda breeding institute nearby will be a highlight of any budding zoologist or animal-loving child's trip and a great way to teach children about the importance of conservation. The hotel does not offer any specific facilities for children but they are happy to organize babysitting on request.
The Sofitel Wanda Chengdu has an indoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym and sauna, steam and massage are also available. The Brasserie Restaurant serves delicious Western food, The Palace offers Cantonese and Sichuan specialties and The Fuji specializes in delectable Japanese dishes. The four bars serve drinks and snacks throughout the day and night.
Other than enjoying the city of Chengdu itself, the main activity for a stay at the Sofitel is a trip out to the panda breeding center for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these incredible and endangered animals up close as well as learn about the efforts for conservation that are undertaken here.
Location & Directions
Sofitel Wanda Chengdu is located on the Funan River, just 15-minutes walk from Central Square and the commercial hub of the city
When to go
Chengdu weather is mild and humid all year round, featuring four clear-cut seasons – long and warm spring, short and sultry summer, cool and rainy autumn, cold and foggy winter.
The distinctive characteristic of Chengdu weather is foggy and humid, so there are fewer hours of sunlight per day, and the summer is hotter and the winter is colder than the temperature shows. The rainy season is usually in July and August, with occasional storms. Thus, the best time to visit Chengdu is March to June and September to November.