Sofitel Harbin

Harbin, China

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  • Located at the heart of Harbin’s business district, overlooking the fairways of the Harbin International Golf Club
  • Luxurious, art-deco inspired interiors
  • Perfect base from which to explore the yearly Harbin Snow and Ice Festival

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The north-eastern provinces of China are famed for their short, cool summers and long, freezing winters, due to their proximity with the cooler climes of Russia and North Korea. But it is the freezing winters when the cities of Harbin and Jilin are at their most spectacular. Harbin, China’s famed ‘city of ice’ transforms into a winter wonderland from December, when the dazzling Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival takes over the city. Temperatures of below -11°C ensure that the remarkable ice sculptures, carved from ice hewn from the Songhua River, remain pristine throughout the festival, that runs until the end of January. The city of Jilin is famous for its rime ice that clings to the willow trees on the banks of the Songhua River, in the sub-zero temperatures of January and February. This natural phenomenon occurs when the vapour rises from the river to meet the -20°C winter air, resulting in stunning crystalline formations on the trees.

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At the heart of the city’s CBD, away from the bustle of downtown Harbin, the Sofitel is a 22-storey luxury hotel with views over the greens of Harbin International Golf Club.

Synonymous with French-style hospitality and exceptional levels of service, Sofitel prides itself on a true luxury experience. This 22-storey, glass fronted hotel in the heart of Harbin’s CBD is an exercise in chic Asian-style décor fused with muted tones and sumptuous fabrics.
The 322 stylish guest rooms and suites are fitted with luxurious deep-pile carpets and soft velvet sofas, alongside the signature Sofitel MyBeds and all the modern amenities you’d expect, from high speed Wi-Fi to sleek marble bathrooms. Views from the large windows take in the city skyscape or the links of the adjacent golf club.
Within the hotel, you’ll find three restaurants to cater for every taste. Dine on the freshest sushi at the contemporary Japanese restaurant, II, or indulge in some fine dining Cantonese fare at The Chinese Restaurant. Elements provides all day dining, with an international menu drawing influences from French, South American and Japanese cuisine, combined with inimitable French-style service. The Glam Lounge in the hotel’s lobby offers all day refreshment and light bites, whilst KU Bar serves up expertly mixed cocktails, alongside cigars and nightly live entertainment.
The hotel’s luxurious Lea Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind, with its 9 private spa suites and extensive treatment menu. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the gymnasium and indoor heated pool, whilst golfers can partake in a round at the neighbouring 9-hole, 36-par Harbin International Golf Club.
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Sofitel Harbin’s 322 rooms and suites are subtle yet stylish, with opulent fabrics and muted colours. Luxurious bathrooms include rainforest showers and separate bathtubs. Guests staying on the Executive Floor receive Club Sofitel privileges, including full use of the Club Lounge, breakfast and evening cocktails in the Club Lounge and all-day snacks soft drinks and local beers.


Sofitel Harbin is a particularly family-friendly hotel, with interconnecting rooms, multi-room suites, rollaway beds and baby cots available for families. Babysitting is available upon request.


The Sofitel Harbin is home to 3 unique retaurants, 2 in-house bars, a fully equipped gymnasium and heated indoor pool with sauna and jacuzzi. The 24-hour concierge can arrange a round of golf at the neighbouring Harbin International Golf Club, or tours of the city with its Soviet-style architecture and fascinating heritage.


  • Harbin Highlights

    Enjoy a city tour of Harbin including St. Sophia Church and Stalin Park. After lunch, enjoy some time at leisure at Central Street before a special hotpot dinner and finishing with a visit to the Ice Lantern Festival.

  • Japanese Biological Warfare Experimentation Centre

    A moving experience, learn about the darker times when the Japanese utilized Harbin to develop biological weapons against human subjects.

  • Sun Island and the Provincial Museum with Dinner

    Visit Sun Island this morning and enjoy the beautifully designed snow sculptures. Head to the Provincial Museum and afterwards indulge in a Russian dinner. The night ends with the highlight of the Ice Sculpture show.

Location & directions

Harbin, China

Situated in Harbin’s CBD, the Sofitel is approximately 1 hour’s drive from Harbin Taiping International Airport. The hotel is within walking distance of  Sofitel Central Avenue Pedestrian Street and only 20 minutes by car from Harbin Snow and Ice World.

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