Best hotel of the trip
Posted Nov 30, 2016
Stayed here with my wife in late November in the freezing cold. Have stayed at the Ibis chain before so knew what to expect, but the Harbin Ibis was exemplary - good staff with fairly good language skills, tidy hotel, excellent room with a spare bed (good for the suitcases), warm, great clean-smelling bathroom, an overall great hotel at a great price. Breakfast I am told was also very good. When they say St Sophia's is close it is, just around the corner plus it is easy walking to the main shopping streets, and a 40 minute walk to the river (which was frozen of course). Taxis for most other things, but there always seemed to be a cab right outside the door. Would definitely stay here again, and we both wish all budget hotels in China were this good. But crikey, it was cold outside - take your thermals.