What We Love
- Heated indoor pool
- Live music every night at Ku Bar
- A hot stone massage in one of 9 private suites at Lea Spa
- WiFi is free
What To Know
- The hotel opened in 1997
- Parking costs extra
- Harbin Airport is about an hour’s drive from the hotel; a shuttle service can be arranged at an additional charge of about $70 one way
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set back from the bustle of downtown, with clear views of the city, Sofitel Wanda Harbin is a five-star modernist stay in the heart of Harbin’s business district. The hotel’s 22-story, glass-fronted exterior belies the warmth of its cream and coffee-colored public spaces; the lobby is decked out with polished marble floors, high vaulted ceilings and funky Art Deco-style lighting, while guestrooms come with textured wallpaper, deep pile carpets, and plump velvet sofas. Asian-influenced furnishings, bedspreads and artwork nod to the city’s rich history, with splashes of scarlet and burnt orange adding warmth. Luxe bathrooms are connected to the living areas with sleek, floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Book a hot stone massage at the colossal Lea Spa, work out at the all-mod-cons gym, or relax with a dip, or a session in the sauna. Then feast on sushi and sashimi in a private room at II, the hotel’s upscale Japanese restaurant. Top off your evening with a post-dinner cocktail at Ku Bar and Cigar Lounge; there’s nightly live music and the bar stays open until 2 am.
In the Area
Harbin’s notoriously harsh winters are sweetened each year by the world-famous International Snow And Ice Festival. For three months, you can ride a horse-drawn carriage through the 150-acre display park, featuring dramatically lit ice and snow sculptures. In 2014, the display included the tallest ice sculpture in China: a 46-meter replica of the Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik. In the warmer months, hire a gondola and float over the Songhua River to dazzling Sun Island. Watch newlywed couples walk arm in arm, then meander through the leafy park, checking out the deer petting zoo and the turtle pond along your way.
How to Get There
Heard so much about Harbin, I was so happy when I had the opportunity to visit Harbin last January. But Harbin seems not only good during winter. So Hopefully I will be back to Harbin in other season. The trip to Harbin was also great as we decided to choose Sofitel Harbin. The Concierge Manager, knows everything about Harbin. Find a good tour guide and a van to bring me and my wife to the places everyone need to visit.
The Sofitel hotel will be able to pamper you, from the time you arrive at Harbin airport until you need to return to the airport or the station if you need to take the train. So I really enjoyed Harbin and thank you for a nice stay at Sofitel.
We came for the ice festival but unfortunately we were 6 days late and it stopped earlier because of the weather. We already booked flight and hotel and we stayed one night in the Sofitel. A nice hotel, a little away from the centre but good location, good facilities also. The breakfast was good as well. But I saw some improvement they could make. It was extremely hot in the rooms and it is difficult to get the temperatures down. The staff should improve their english, even at the reception, breakfast and the doormen. In the restaurant the furniture looked very old and damaged. So Sofitel make this place a 5 star hotel (again) and we will be back.
Comfortable beds, clean rooms,, great location and friendly staff..Although you'll find Engslihs isn't widely spoken in Harbin -and I had a bit of a miscommunication problem iwth restaurant staff one evenng, the hotel staff were all very helpful. It's also located next dor to a shopping centre with a supermarket and food court. I would certainly stay here again and a special thans to John, Guilio and Bruce.
We stayed here for two nights. The rooms were big, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly. Unfortunately, we didn’t see much of the hotel amenities because we had such full itineraries in Harbin. The only gripe is that our room was too hot. It was -20 outside, but it didn’t need to be 28 in our room. It made sleeping almost impossible.
Great stay in Sofitel harbin. Staff and management is very friendly and does big effort to make you feel home. The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable warm.
The big lounge offers wide variety of drinks and food, perfect after a work day and personalized breakfast for a quiet start of the day
Close to a big mall, dragon tower and park for a walk
See you soon!