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Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have mixed feelings about this place. Some things were excellent. For example, brekky was perhaps the best in the whole four week tour of China. Very very wide choice (the restaurant does not revolve for brekky, only for other meals!). A small tip: as soon as you reach the restaurant, order your eggs, dumplings, or whatever. The cook's station is just outside the lift! Very very pleasant staff, (as in all hotels we stayed in, during our whole tour), very helpful, very cheerful. We found room service was not just cheap, but very quick. The room itself was really good, large and very well-furnished. Now the negatives: the location was such that we could not get to a restaurant easily for our dinner (our tour operator did not provide dinner in Kunming), there were no places to eat anywhere nearby. We had to walk nearly a kilometre to find a fast food joint (one night we walked, the other night we ordered room service, we were too tired). There is a big restaurant in the hotel, called the "Shanghai", very widely advertised, where NOBODY spoke English. After struggling for over fifteen minutes, we got up in disgust and went to our room and ordered room service (which happened to be very very good). I am surprised that such a large and well-advertised restaurant, in such a large hotel, had nobody with any knowledge of English. What was worse was their menu had nothing mentioned in English. Then the problems with the safe deposit box. It just could not be made to work. We had to get it changed twice. What amazed me was that when the first one did not work, the staff member just picked it up and walked out with it!! The second one also did not work, so it too was simply picked up and removed! In other words, the safe deposit boxes were not even fixed to the wall of the cupboard. We just put all our valuables (passports, etc...) in our suitcases, we had no faith in a "floating" safe deposit box !!! I cannot comment on "value for money" for this place, as we paid an all-inclusive fee for the whole trip to Wendy Wu, the tour operator. Please also see my comprehensive review of Wendy Wu as a tour operator.

This good (NB it's good rather than Very Good the rating scale above forced me to choose) , large hotel, often used by tour groups and businesses, is about 10-15 minutes by taxi from the city centre and near the railway station. There's not much of interest around the hotel itself. Rooms are a bit tired but simple, comfortable and with all the basics, though they were overheated when we were there, which made sleeping difficult. A warning: the lift doors close too fast and regularly jam body parts painfully. The popular hotel restaurant is good and reasonably priced. Little English is spoken but our waitress valiantly tried to help us via translations on her phone when we pointed to menu photos (she was mainly trying to warn us that one fish dish was too 'speecy ie spicy ie burning hot, and she was right, bless her, and we like hot). The highlight was the buffet breakfast in the now non-revolving (or only at breakfast?) restaurant on the 22nd floor. What an amazing array of food, both Western and Chinese. And there's a cook immediately in front of the lift who prepares dumpling or noodle soups and eggs as you wish. A wonderful start to the day. Little English is spoken at the desk and they didn't know where the flower and bird market in the old section were - an obvious tourist attraction - when we asked if someone could write name and address in Chinese for the taxi driver. A bit more knowledge would seem to be important.

Close to the railway station for the more adventurous who want to travel that way. Room was spacious, service was very good- moderate English by the staff, sufficient to get everything we needed and if any one person couldn't help they could soon find someone who could. Our bed was very comfortable- one of the softer ones we've had in China to date. Had the buffet in the revolving restaurant on the 23rd floor, good service, good view, good variety and good value but some of the food wasn't hot when it was supposed to be. A wide variety of food options nearby if you want to try something different.

The room was spacious and very clean. The bed was a little hard for me but.... The room had a walk in shower and the overall bathroom was quite modern. The only draw back - we only found one staff member who spoke any English so it was very difficult for us to get our questions answered. Some people had said that the rooms smelled of smoke but we didn't find that the case at all. The room I was in smelled fine. You have to be careful to request the new wing where the rooms are more modern and nice.

Hotel room is spacious and clean. Tea coffee and WiFi provided. Our room had a bath. Laundry was very reasonable compared to other Chinese hotels however it was due by 8pm and did not arrive. A phone call was made to the desk and they said they would deliver it. Breakfast, however, was poor. It was held in a revolving restaurant which was far too small for the capacity of the hotel. We had to wait for someone to vacate their seat to get one. Many things had run out and the staff seemed overrun. Choices were ok but due to the volume of people were not available.

Large hotel and rather lacking in character, however the rooms are spacious and clean. The bed was hard, but this is typical of China and not an issue if forewarned! The revolving restaurant doesn't at breakfast, no problem as the food was excellent, Chinese and western available and the service was good. Great views to be had from the restaurant. A large lobby with great staff and a bar with equally helpful staff. Thanks for an enjoyable stay.

The room was one of the better ones we had during our 3 week trip.It wasn't cluttered with furniture, the shower was fine, the bed large & firm but once again the air con was centrally controlled. The revolving restaurant doesn't revolve but you do get a reasonable view of the city from your table. Breakfast was absolutely fine with a good range on offer. Now the downside - we went for a drink in the lounge bar after dinner where we ordered 2 beers, 1 Irish coffee and 1 Singapore Sling all of which were on their list. !5 minutes after ordering our drinks arrived, the beers were fine, the coffee was just about OK but the Singapore Sling was nothing like expected. When we pointed out that what was being offered didn't resemble anything like it should have been we were told that it was. Enter the assistant manager who smoothed things over. When we asked to pay we had to wait 5 minutes and then when we wanted to split the bill another long wait ensued. So as we knew how much the drinks were we went to the bar and handed over the money less the 15% service charge. Beware the CCTV, the staff spotted us returning to our rooms, phoned our friends up who said they didn't understand whereupon 10 minutes later a member of staff knocked on their door asking for the Y17 service charge which they refused to pay. The hotel then contacted our guide who said we shouldn't pay as we hadn't received proper service and the hotel had to learn from their mistakes. One point of note, a beer in the restaurant was Y20 for a large beer vs Y35 in the lounge bar for a small one.

It was my first time staying at this hotel as I am always booked at Kai Wah Hotel just near JinJiang. I had lower expectations of this hotel but the experience was not bad at all. The rooms are big and clean. The conference rooms are huge and equipped for business meetings. The breakfast and lunch buffets had a great selection. I just do not personally like the revolving restaurant, it makes me dizzy. Overall, the experience is still a very good one.

I had read some un-glowing reviews about the property. but we were upgraded in the hotel, on our first stop with a wonderful 8 day customized tour with China Discovery (the one based in Chengdu, run by Chengdu Bamboo Tours Co., Ltd -- and very reasonably priced) around the Yunnan Province, and the rooms were great. We had a living area and a bedroom, with a bathtub, no cigarette smoke smell or other negatives, and the breakfast was very good with plenty of variety. Beds were very comfortable also.

We stayed 2 nights here on a 2 week trip to Southwest China and Tibet. This hotel was our least favorite of our trip. I don't have any positive comments about this hotel. Our check in took over an hour as they could not find our pre-paid reservation for a non-smoking room. We were given a smoking room - on and on and on with more negative experiences. If you have a choice, choose another hotel.

98 Beijing Road South Kunming Yunnan

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Guandu within a mile (2 km) of East Pagoda, Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tuodong Stadium. This 4-star hotel has 320 rooms and welcomes guests with 7 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Kunming and also close to West Pagoda and Yunnan Provincial Museum.


Dining

This hotel is home to 7 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel's 320 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.


Property features

At Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 378 reviews