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Sofitel Wanda Chengdu

Chengdu, China

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

Adventure, Wildlife, Family

Insider's View

There are less than 1000 remaining Giant Pandas in the wild and only around 100 in captivity.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Sofitel Wanda Chengdu or take a look at our itineraries to Sichuan and the Yangtze


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

Chengdu, China

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

The vast province of Sichuan has a diverse and varied climate. The eastern lowlands of the Sichuan Basin have a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by humidity and fog. Winters are mild, summers are scorching, autumn is wet, and spring is dry and pleasant. The cities of Chengdu is famed for its fog, with the weather often likened to a damp day in London. The mountainous gorges and forested plains along the Yangtze River make autumn and spring the prime time for a Yangtze Cruise, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures making ideal sightseeing weather. Winter can be spectacular, despite the cold, when the water level is lower in the Three Gorges and the soaring cliffs even more dramatic.

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