First up I'd get a room where the window doesn't face the sun rise. Room was warm so managed to get the temperature down by leaving the curtains open at night & setting the room to 17C. Temp outside was minus 2 to minus 6.
That aside, room was clean and comfortable. Bed was comfy but the pillows were all too soft. Laundry is expensive compared to India - twice the price - but cheap compared to Australia. Plenty of bottled water. Shower had good pressure and water temp. Internet is ok except for the restrictions China has.
Ate in Coffee Garden one night & both breakfasts - food is satisfactory & tasty. plenty of choice. Could do with more vege choice. Scrambled eggs were good.
The restaurant was good - the spicy beef dish was excellent but it leaves your lips numb. Good sized dishes so you don't need one per person. The seasonal veg was cooked perfectly, whatever it was, but it was green veg.
Would stay again.
Good location for a nice walk to Central Street.
Only average because of the temperature issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A best business hotel in Harbin. It boasts a picturesque window view of the Songhua River. It is a 15-minute drive from an over-a-century Central Street featuring the Continental architecture, and from the Sun Island rated as a National 5-A Tourist Attraction. It is a 45-munite ride from the city’s international airport and 20 minutes from the railway station.The Hotel has 404 rooms with a spectacular view out of the river-facing windows, especially in icy and snowy winters. The rooms are finely decorated and fully equipped with free broadband internet access. The rooms are extremely clean and well maintained. The Hotel is well-known for its market-leading cuisines in its Chinese and Western restaurants. The Chinese restaurant serves Cantonese and local foods. The Coffee Garden caters international buffets, à la cart foods and beverages. In-room dining runs 24 hours. A vegetarian menu is available in all the outlets. Singing is performed in the Lobby Lounge every night. The hotel is really proud of its unparalleled catering services as well as its excellent banquet and conference facilities in the city. The hotel has a health and fitness centre, a business centre and a sundry shop. It also provides services like massage, air ticketing, laundry and limousine transport and parking. A waterfront park which stretches about 2-km is a few steps from the hotel. There you can enjoy a pleasant walk as well as a morning workout. An internationally acclaimed brand, professional service and hospitality philosophy will be an assurance of a high-end business traveler. ... more less
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