The appeal of the Sofitel is the complete comfort, from the feather-topped bed to the plush robes, you'll be in a state of bliss.
The bed...ohhhhhh the bed!. I think this is my new favorite hotel in the city. As a matter of fact, I'm sitting in my room at the Sofitel writing this review. This is my first stay here, but what was outstanding to me is that once I was in my room, I could hear neither street sounds nor noises from nearby rooms or the hall (I am on the 14th floor). What makes it shine to me, though, is the bed. It's like sleeping on a cloud, with its soft pillows, padding, and comforter. The best rest I've had in longgggggg time. Perfect location near Rittenhouse Square. I would highly recommend it.
pleasant surprise. A recent trip to Philadelphia had me staying at Hotel Sofitel. On my last evening in town I decided to dine at Chez Collette. A good move. I had one of the best meals EVER! Starting w/a green tomato gazpacho style soup then a perfectly prepared rack of lamb over soft polenta w/grilled asparagus. Veuve Clicquot champagne and a decadant choclate dessert rounded out the meal. I was sorry to see ,as had been mentioned in previous reviews, a very empty dining room. Myself and seven other diners on a Monday evening at 7PM. Also, the service was impeccable. Guests and locals should check this out. I will be back.
Fabulous!!!. My husband and I stayed at the Sofitel Philadelphia for our 10th anniversary (6-3-05) and what an experience! The best hotel we have every stayed in. The service was awesome, the suite was absolutely gorgeous and immaculate! We were greeted with a welcome package (Evian water, 3 boxes of chocolates and an anniversary card) that added to the special occasion. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We enjoyed a breafast in the restaurant and it was superb. Great atmosphere and very romantic! We will never stay anywhere else in the city- we found our place- The Sofitel Philadelphia. We highly recommend it!
TOP NOTCH!!!. I have just returned from my first trip to Philly with my wife. I was directed to this hotel through citysearch(top romantic hotel) and it did not disappoint! The Hotel Sofitel in Philadelphia is without question one of the very best hotels we have ever stayed at in any city! This place is first class in service from start to finish: bellhop, front desk, concierge, restaurant staff, room service, etc. It was a rainy Saturday and they even supplied my wife and I with umbrellas for use for the entire day! The room was spacious and amenities appreciated. The turndown service with chocolates were out of this world! My objective now is to do everything in my power to stay at the Sofitel in all cities!
I read the other reviews but went anyway.
I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it! The service was polite, prompt, and professional. The food was excellent (I'd give it four stars out of five), and the atmosphere was Paris in the 20's with a slight modern touch.
Although, like these other reviews, there were few customers, it was 5:00 on Sunday.
Overall, I would definitely recommend it.
A hidden jewel near Rittenhouse. Excellent, world class service! We have been there three times and have always been so impressed that we would never consider staying anywhere else. The rooms are very stylish and quiet, as the layout of the hotel has the elevators in a separate area away from the rooms. Rooms on the north side are afforded a great view of Liberty Place. Try the suites, as they are well worth the extra cost. The hotel is located not far from the Avenue of the Arts and Rittenhouse Square, and there are many excellent restaurants, shops, and boutiques within a few blocks. Prepare to be pampered if you stay here!
Mr.. Although the food was fairly good, overall, we were very disapointed. Our dinner started with a stained tablecloth that was replaced graciously by the host. Service was adequate at best and our waiter, while efficient, did not go out of his way to be friendly or offer suggestions about the menu or wine selections. Restaurant atmosphere was your basic Holiday Inn, not what I would expect from a supposedly upscale European Hotel.
exquisite. verrrrrrrrrrrry romantic and what a wonderful staff and accomadations to say the least
A pleasant surprise. After reading the noted reviews, I thought I had an obligation to put something different out there. In early May, a friend and I decided to give Chez Colette a try. We have a monthly habit of trying some place new and this was it. The place was empty but for one other table, which was rather discouraging. An eatery with one table filled at 7pm on a Fri evening is always unsettling. Nonetheless, we were greatly impressed with the service (sincere and prompt), the food (wonderful calamari and the filet was phenomenal) and the ambiance (warm and welcoming). I have suggested it to many people without hesitation. Something I can't do for many other Philadelphia eateries where attitude and mediocre food are all it takes to get on the map (see Trust).
C'est si francais. Luxury, comfort, your every need anticipated - AND French TV (TV5)!
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