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Club Med Yabuli
Ranked #1 of 37 Hotels in Shangzhi
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic! Loved it!”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

We read the previous reviews on Trip Advisor and how wrong they were! We had a fantastic time, service was exceptional, ski instructors were world class (included an Olympian), food was fantastic. Our daughter had a great time at kids club (what a great idea). We stayed a week, which was long enough for everyone to really improve their skiing. I tried to practice my Chinese, but everyone speaks English so no luck there. All the staff were very friendly, room was awesome, we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Always wanted to take my wife to ski, I selected Club Med Yabuli without knowing exactly what to expect.
It is top! ; location and ski resort is very nice, clean with nature all around you.
The all GO team managed by Ryan is excellent, from the arrival to our departure it was just top vacation (total 6 days).
Ski beginner or top level, you just have fun, the instructors are from Australia, England, France and are all super nice and patient (special thks to Jeremy/Yann/Gregory from the French ESF).
Food, drinks, spa, rooms…, it is just a good mix between sport and relaxation
If someone wants to have a ski vacation in China, Clubmed Yabuli should be the best choice.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Club med is one of our favorite choices for vacation. Since we are working in China and know Club med has a ski resort in Yabuli, we thought we should give a try even though we understand the service quality in China may still have room for improvement.

We invited a friend and his family to go with us. They did not know Club Med befor this trip. After we booked this trip, my friend’s wife found some web reviews of Club Med Yabuli and it seemed the first year of Club Med Yabuli was quite disappointing. We were worried that we might give our friends wrong vacation recommendation. We hoped things would change in the 2nd year of Club Med Yabuli. Happily it turned out to be good. My friend and his family had a very good impression of Club med. And we all enjoyed our stay there.

Club Med Yabuli provides free group ski courses for different levels. We think it is really worth. We had instructors both from local and overseas. They are professional and patient. (special thanks to the instructor Denver).

In many aspects Club med Yabuli is not as good as the other Club Med resorts we have been to. But we think it should be the best ski resort in China. And they are really doing their best to improve what they did not so good. Many GO’s and staff try very hard to make GMs feel comfortable and enjoy their stay. We can feel they do care (special thanks to Ryan, GO Terious and the Japanese GO in the forest bar).

If someone wants to have a ski vacation in China, Clubmed Yabuli should be the best choice.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

My family's first visit to China and a Club Med experience. It was a great trip and holiday - amazing ski experience, above average accomodation and the ever so cheerful/helpful GO's. They are the ones that made our holiday a much more pleasant experience..! I was there with a big group of friends and their families (about 37 of us!), needless to say, we enjoyed ourselves very much and have no complaints about the service nor the food! Keep up the good work GO's!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We are a Belgian family living in HK. We usually travel to France to ski every year but this time we wanted to try something closer before heading to France at CNY.
We chose Club Med Yabuli. We all really enjoyed the week there. We were virtually on the slopes and even if there was not so many of them we never got borred to ski a single day. My husband and the kids had lessons up to their level everyday. The ESF ( the French ski school) had sent 3 instructors for the seasons on the top of the usual team: they were great and very pro. My husband said he improved a lot thanks to them ( a big thank you to Yann and to Robel). Only negative comment: the price of the ski rental - a bit expensive compare to what we usually pay.
The atmosphere is very friendly, the rooms are spacious and well appointed, the beds are excellent! The food was fine but maybe not the best we had in Asia ( we are a bit difficult now!). We had the choice: buffet or italian and Chinese hot pot.
After the ski there were lots of activities to choose from. We could enjoy the outside jaccuzi, the pool and the gym ( great for me who could not ski this year). I had a very good massage at the l'occitane spa, so relaxing. The kids played table tennis, pool table, they tried flying trapeze ( thank you Dane!), they made new friends and were always busy and happy. The GOs were great and always ready to entertain you - amazing shows at night too! A lot of fun in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
All together, a very nice week, I could have stayed longer.
Many thanks again to Ryan (CDV), all the GOs we met and the ESF team... We will recommend Club Med Yabuli for sure.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

before we travelled, we didnt know whether club med yabuli would compare to other club med site. it turned out to be very good for our family. staff, food, and arrangement were all up to standard. my son who is seven enjoyed it very much and said best trip ever. club med yabuli still offers the cordial ambiene. the GO team are all very friendly, lovely and made everyone feels comfortable and like home. the ski coaches are all very experienced and very patient. even me the dumbiest learner get to pick up skiing there...

thanks to the GO team and special thanks from my son to Melissa and Billy, his best coach ever. thanks to Aaron, my coach for the patient and made me love skiing..

we will go back next year.

things that i dont like is that i was a bit confused when a few non club med staff approach us at the ski rental place....

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 24, 2011

We decided to try out Club Med Yabuli after reading and hearing mixed reviews. I must say that we were not disappointed at all except for a few matters (will highlight below) but they are outside the control of Club Med.

We arrived at about 5pm after a 3.5hours of bus ride from Harbin Airport. The outside of the hotel looked quite and dead and we thought we made the greatest mistake... however, once we entered into the lobby, it was a whole transformation with life, energy and warmth of the international-mixed GOs to greet and welcome us. We were given a brief overview of the resort before being brought to our rooms. The size of the rooms were very good and the most impressive bit was the heated flooring in the bathroom - very useful feature in the freezing cold winter.

Main breakfast and lunch were served at the Apple Garden (International buffet) while you can have dinner at Bianco (Italian) or Mudan (Chinese hotpot) although I would recommend to stick with Apple Garden for the International buffet spread. The Forest Bar is a nice place to chill out - I enjoyed the China Blue cocktail every night! The nightly performances by the GOs held at the Palace were a bit of a disappointment. Kids' Club GOs were fantastic and my children looked forward everyday to their ski lessons with the GOs and instructors.

The ski slopes at Yabuli were extremely windy and cold on most of the days we were there - they had to close the gondola on one of the days we were there due to strong winds. Snow quality was also average (mostly icy and hard) due to the strong wind blowing away any snowfall! For beginners, the whole experience can be quite a put off. Thus, this is the only setback that you want to take note of about Yabuli. However, we did enjoy the trapeze on the day when the gondola was closed... thus, not a moment wasted! Another thing to note about the ski slope is that there is only 1 blue run after the green. Thus, for someone that is a "beginner-intermediate", there is only 1 blue run (they call it A1) for you.

Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience for the whole family and we were quite reluctant to leave CM Yabuli after 6 days... In fact, we are already planning our next Club Med ski holiday in France right now!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Club Med Yabuli
Address: Yabuli Ski Resort, Shangzhi 150631, China (Formerly 亚布力地中海度假村)
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Location: China > Heilongjiang > Shangzhi
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Shangzhi
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Shangzhi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Yabuli 4*
Number of rooms: 284
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