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
- 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
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!
We stayed int he hotel, the Breakfast was adequate, but the tables were always dirty, even after cleaning, and to get a coffee was indeed a time consuming effort. The rooms needed to be upgraded as it looked like it was showing its age or older. The location was OK, but nothing to write home about
Sofitel Harbin received me with all the love , the staff make my stay unforgettable,specially Giulio and Lisa in the Restaurant,incredible trip thanks for all , they really know the meaning of service!
The staff really go above and beyond! We called to organise airport pick up and the consierge Jason gave us his mobile number and offer to help with English translation when needed. We traveled with our children 3 and 4 years old and even though the children were running around the restaurant, Philip, Sybil, Sophia and Maggie made us feel very welcomed and were super helpful with the kids! The hotel is very spacious and next to a big shopping Centre which is a big plus. Highly recommend it.