Stayed here for a week for a conference and enjoyed it thoroughly. This is a large hotel located in the southwestern part of Kunming. Although technically not the city center, the area is very lively with lots of restaurants and shops in the neighborhood. Consequently, I didn't dine in any of the hotel's several restaurants, although they looked good. The breakfast buffet containing both Chinese and Western fare was excellent, though. There's nothing better in the morning than a bowl of spicy noodles. In the evening, I would visit the bar, which was comfortable and had live music (a Philippino duo playing pretty well) on some nights. The service was very good and friendly. By mid-week, they knew what I wished to have.
My room was superb. It was spacious with kind-sized bed and a very good working area. The bathroom was comfortable and well-equipped. Everything was new and clean. The view, especially at nighttime, was quite nice.
There is an indoors pool and a huge spa, which provides massage and other services. This being China, naturally, there was a group of three stark naked men in the spa sitting and smoking right under a no-smoking sign.
The only occasional challenge was that most of the staff even at the reception had rather rudimentary understanding of English. This may be understandable, given that there were very few foreigners in sight in the city (except for our conference participants).More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking