When visiting a city, it is wise to stay right smack in the centre of everything. The reason is simple – being in the heart of it all saves time and cost on transport. Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 was the perfect choice for our recent trip to Macau. Well placed along Macau’s picturesque waterfront, the hotel nests in the centre of the charming historic quarter, with a walking distance to the UNESCO world heritage sites. Join us as we explore Sofitel Macau and see how this charming hotel balances the glamorous mix of classic and modern styles with its surrounding.
If you are coming over from Hong Kong or direct from Hong Kong International Airport, take the ferry to Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal. This terminal is far closer to the hotel than Macau Taipa Ferry Terminal. Upon arrival, look out for the Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 shuttle bus and it will whisk you to Sofitel Macau’s grand lobby in less than 30 minutes (when the traffic is moderate).
Once the check-in is completed, hop on to one of these lifts to our rooms! Grandeur presentation is the norm for Macau’s luxury hotels and Sofitel is no different.
Sofitel Macau commands a total of 408 rooms. These include 10 Prestige Suites and 19 units of the Mansion at Sofitel. We will let you have a glimpse of our room which unfortunately is just one of the normal rooms within the hotel.
The fun part of the room – you get to decide your preferred level of privacy. The bathroom blinds can be lifted with just a flick of a switch!
With a view like this, there is no need to explore another vantage point to take in the bird’s eye view of the city.
The Junior & Prestige Suites adds a living area and of course, an even more luxurious bedroom.
The 19 units of the Mansion at Sofitel have their own private set of lifts. The lift opens up to one of the hotel’s proudest attraction – The Lotus Pond.
With different design themes, the 19 units of mansion provide the finest in-room technology for convenience and peace of mind when travelling. The Bridal White theme is one of our favourites, it makes you feel like a French Queen.
Folks who love the sun would be thrilled to know that Sofitel Macau has two outdoor swimming pools. Set amidst gently waving palm trees and lush landscaping, the free-form main pool at 6 floor form an attractive venue for leisure hours.
The view from the pool is absolutely gorgeous. You can see the cityscape of Zhuhai from a distance.
For fitness fanatics, So Fit Gym is right next to the pool for you to pop by after your swim.
Folks staying at the exclusive Mansion at Sofitel have their own hideaway pool, a beautifully landscaped private oasis.
The hotel offers quite a number of wine and dine options to keep you enthralled during your stay. Mistral Restaurant offers all-day dining restaurant serving buffet and à la carte menu offering of local Chinese and international cuisine with French influences, with Macau’s most picturesque alfresco setting. You will also be having your breakfast here!
Privé is an upscale boutique French restaurant serving exceptional menus include a variety of seasonal à la carte dishes which are enhanced by a selection of tasting menus. The restaurant offers spectacular views of the old city and the historic sites of Macau, with an intimate space that allows for exceptional private dining. Chef Jeffrey prepares the contemporary French food with an Asian twist, but always including a fun element and new ingredients. Privé also creates some special menu in collaboration to celebrate French events, such as Gout de France, Le French GourMay and more, where you can experience both the French delicacies and French culture.
Le Chinois Cantonese Restaurant overlooks the Macau inner harbour with panoramic views of the city skyline and its fascinating river bank from the top floor of Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16. Authentic Cantonese fare gains extra appeal thanks to the stylish French-inspired presentation. Tradition meets the present day in an interpretation of Cantonese classics. Exquisite dim sum and Cantonese cuisine are the popular, such as Buddha Jumps over the Wall, Roasted Peking Duck, Chef’s Special Kung Fu Soup much more. Wine dinners with fines wines from different countries are held regularly, where you can enjoy the perfect match of delicacies and wines.
RendezVous Lobby Bar provides the best venue for a nightcap.
The bar commands a relaxing and chic environment with French decoration, providing international food and an array of cocktails, fine scotches, infused vodkas and an international wine list. Especially the monthly premium afternoon tea sets. Every two months, RendezVous offers the popular themed wine event and you can enjoy unlimited wines, canapés, music or dance at night.
Last but not least, don’t forget to indulge yourself in some loving spa treatment when you are there. So SPA positioned in the centre of the charming historic quarter and heritage sites, with the atmosphere of French elegance and friendliness. This cocooning, feel-good space is dedicated to wellbeing and relaxation. Spend time in the innovative multi-sensory shower, feel the benefit from traditional Asian treatments or wet and dry Hammam treatments from the Middle East. The latest modern French cosmetology techniques are all part of the So SPA experience.
We love all that the hotel has to offer but one of the key reason for choosing this hotel is its location. Smack right in the historical and waterfront district in Macau, the star attractions are all within walking distance.
Even the famous must try Macanese restaurants and cuisine!
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Sofitel Macau. We adore the hotel’s strategic location – without which we will be spending so much time sweating under the hot May sun. Together, the warm hospitality of the staff, amazing rooms and gorgeous facilities made it an unforgettable experience. Here are the full details of the hotel for you to book your next Macau adventure!
Address: Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos, Macau | Tel: (+853) 88610016 | Email: [email protected] | Website: Sofitel Macau | Facebook: SofitelMacau | Instagram: @sofitelmacau
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