Very new & modern hotel with English speaking staff
I stayed 3 nights at the Sofitel Guangzhou and was very happy with my choice. Sometimes "5 stars" does not mean much in China, but the Sofitel met all my expectations and exceeded some.
I booked a standard room and it was very stylish with art on the walls and trendy European furniture. There was a bigscreen TV in the room and another in the bathroom mirror which was very cool. There were some english movie and news channels. WiFi was free.
The hotel has an indoor pool and a 24-hour gym and both look brand new. I went for a massage at the spa. The Turkish hammam steam bath was very relaxing and the prices are reasonable.
The staff were very friendly and spoke English with confidence. The staff made getting around Guangzhou much easier and helped me get taxis and tell the driver where I wanted to go.
The Sofitel Guangzhou was worth every cent and I look forward to coming back.