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Jingu Hotel
Ranked #10 of 1,143 Hotels in Harbin
Reviewed 20 January 2014

I stayed at Jingu for 1 night. The room was clean and nice. The bed was very comfortable and not as hard as you can find it in a lot of Chinese hotels. The room was warm, which was nice during the day to get warm again after a walk outside. During the night it was a bit too warm, but I was very tired, so I did not care too much.
The breakfast was ok, but if you prefer a western style breakfast you should look for another hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

The hotel is a great location for the Ice and Snow festival. It is conveniently located on the Walking street, and two blocks from Zhaolin Park (where the festival originally started and is host to many ice sculptures.) Also within walking distance is the events on the river, that is almost like a carnival on ice.

The breakfast buffet was a nice spread of chinese breakfast food. The hotel was clean and comfortable. It even had soft carpet in the room (novelty from the other hotels I have been at here in China.)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Stained 1 night on biz trip, overall was a bit old style, only appreciated clean bed, nothing good for breakfast, better eat outside on Central Ave. if you looking for shopping & CBD, then can be a good idea.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
1  Thank Cecily X
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Stayed at the Jingu for 2 nights. Was booked for me by work. Have to say an interesting choice! Hotel has a decent location and the taxi knew where to go (one of my issue before). Inside the rooms are well enough equipped and clean. Service was ok, checkin/out fine. I think if I came back to Harbin I would stay at one of the chains but Jingu is certainly serviceable option.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
2  Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This was our first trip to Harbin, China. When I realised that the Jingu Hotel on the main Central Street has garnered such good reviews on Tripadvisor, I immediately cancelled my Hotel New Paris booking in Harbin and switched here. Overall, we did have had a great stay at this very well located hotel, if not for the lack of air-cond at night, it would have gotten a solid 5 stars from us!

After a two nights stay in Shenyang, we took a two hour plus fast train to Harbin West station. The ride was about 20-25 minutes to the Hotel and costs us around RMB30. Check in was swift and we were upgraded from a Business room to a same sized, Deluxe Business room (with better facilities we were told). Nice gesture, I thought.

We were so so happy to find out that our medium sized room was so well appointed - marbled writing desk, marble coffee table, brown mosaic floors, modern bathroom with a tub, TV with many channels including Channel NewsAsia (Singaporeans would love this channel), partial view of the Zhaolin Park, two windows to block out street noise etc.

Our twin beds was comfy enough, unlike the common rock hard beds in most China hotels. Breakfasts the next day was a wide spread, with something for everyone. Lobby though nice and quite grand, was a little outdated for our tastes. Location is, however, simply the best of the best with Bifengtang Hong Kong restaurant sharing the same premises and a Lucia Russian restaurant opposite the Hotel (right and right out of Hotel).

In the afternoons, we would sense that there was air-cond and we took nice naps to recuperate from all the sightseeing. However, when night falls, the air-cond was shut off we were having 15 degree C nights .... If I had known earlier that they would switch off our air-cond at night, frankly I wouldn't book it here, no matter how good its rates and location are.

It is only on our 3rd and last night and after confirmation with its Reception staff that 'it was not yet the season for our Hotel to turn on our central air-cond at night' that we reluctantly open our room windows to let in some fresh air ... so we slept fine the last night, but not the first two nights. Hotel should at least have the courtesy to forewarned its guests, upon check in or past a sticker near the air-cond control, stating that they do not turn on the central air-cond in mid-May.

It seems that most people visit Harbin in the winter for the ice show, and from the reviews here, heating was not a problem during the very cold months. However, if you do visit this Hotel in the summer months, do check and double check that they do indeed turn on their air-cond at night! Lastly, we begged for a stand fan and they said no, they do not have one. We were given humidifiers instead, which does not help to cool down the room much.

Overall, we felt that the Hotels in Harbin are the most costly to book. Similar class hotels could be had cheaper in nearby cities like Shengyang and Changchun, where we also spent sometime in. Our favourite city is still Harbin, even though it has a much lesser history than the other two cities. Hired a taxi to tour 731 Museum and Volga Manor for 5 hours (RMB$400).

Room Tip: Ask for higher floor rooms facing the Zhaolin Park. Sound proofing is quite good here, but make sure...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank JChua
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Just returned from my second trip to Harbin Snow and Ice Festival. Want to thank all the previous reviewers for steering us toward Jingu Hotel - our group of 5 were all happy with our rooms,though could hear some noise in mornings. Warm and clean. Modern facilities. Breakfast is above average for a Chinese hotel, though only a few Western items. (We were all happy with it) Being a long-term expat in Beijing, these things are not always easy to find at a reasonable price, and much appreciated. Staff were slow, but made an effort, just don't expect quick or efficient service.

Location is great, right on the walking street on the end closer to Songhua River. A 30 minute walk to St. Sophia cathedral

Other tips for Harbin:
- forget the Russian food. We tried. Go to Shangri-La Hotel for dimsum. Great value and excellent quality. You can go to hotel ice bar afterwards. (we didn't but looked fun)

Room Tip: We were on 13th floor. Try not to be near elevators.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank beijingnoodle
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We went to Harbin for the Ice and Snow Festival, 2013. Jingu is a nice hotel with all amenities on the Central street. Just a five minute walk from the Zhaolin Lantern park. Walmart is little more than 5 minutes walk from the hotel. They keep electric kettle in the room but the tea-coffee sachets are charged 10 to 20 RMB. This is something I have never seen in any hotel, anywhere...
Rest all were fine - very limited options for pure vegetarians in the breakfast.

Room Tip: Take rooms on higher floor on the back side if you are visiting in winter - can see the Zhaolin park...
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Address: No.185 Zhongyang Avenue, Harbin 150010, China
Region: China > Heilongjiang > Harbin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 1,143 Hotels in Harbin
Price Range: £52 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jingu Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 210
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