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
Nothing to say, Georges and his team are here for you. They take care of you from the first minute you enter in the hotel.
Nice room, a lot of services and one of the best Japanese restaurant in the town.
The hotel is in the center of downtown. It's very convenient for shopping,since it is just close to Wanda shopping center. The decoration here is European style. For transportation, it's 15 minutes to the train station by taxi.
The team of customer service is very nice. May, Sybil, Muse, Nicole, Sherry.
The Sofitel Harbin has been our home for the last few days. The hotel manager (George) and several of his staff members have been excellent. Lydia made us all feel welcome and ensured a room was setup for our toddler. The room included a tent full of toy balls, puzzles, play-doh and lots of kids toys to keep the children busy.
We have stayed here previously and always enjoy the facilities. The lounge is excellent to spent the end of the day catching up with a quite drink, and the breakfast selection is excellent.
It is the time to leave this hotel to go home, i will miss what all the staff sent me, a sense of friendship and familiarity, After nine Months of stay i can say that i found Whats a traveler looks for. A special thanks to the club sofitel staff that from breakfast to dinner have Made life less solitary.
Life is magnifique.
Very good hotel. Warm and cozy rooms and great facilities!
All crew is very welcoming and the lounge specially is great!
The lounge crew, that I have the most contact: Sybil, Muse, May, Nicole, Linda and Joy make always sure that I feel like home. What else could I say... just come and experience it! You will not regret!