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“Noisy, but overall not bad.” 4 of 5 stars
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Fairyland Hotel Kunming Gulou
1.0 of 5 Motel   |   No.716 Beijing Road, Panlong District, Kunming 650051, China   |  
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Ranked #38 of 1,007 Hotels in Kunming
Riga, Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Noisy, but overall not bad.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Noisy as there is construction going. Room was good and it was comfortably warm in it. Staff don`t really speak english but basic things you can manage. Room looked a bit worned out, but all that i could think was that i dont need to freeze when take shower. So in winter month good choice

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the Fairyland Hotel for two nights in July. Unlike other reviewers we didn't have any trouble finding the hotel. We booked the hotel via Agoda and printed out the travel directions that were provided, which we gave to the taxi driver who dropped us in front of the hotel. The staff didn't speak or understood any English which made it challenging, but also fun to get a little information or assistance from them. They were however very willing to help. When the language barrier became too big of an obstacle and my offline translation app didn't work properly, the reception guy and I used the computer in the lobby to find a online translation tool that could do the job. That worked good enough.
The room was fine, although it smelled like cigarette smoke.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The room itself is ok, apart from cigarette smoke on sheets, pillows and the room in general. Requested non-smoking, but did not get one. Ashtrays in rooms are a dead giveaway. Service was poor. They spent more time laughing behind theirhands at us??? Took forever to check us in, even though we were the only ones waiting. Took us 2 seperate taxis to find the hotel. Tucked away behing massive roadworks in front of building. It appears to be a Metro type construction. Breakfast did not start until 7.30 so no use to early starters eg tours etc.

Room Tip: Have your driver ring hotel on the way and get directions. Very difficult to find.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

$33/night, better than expected. Subway construction out front hides hotel and the Chinese habit of motor scooters barreling onto the sidewalk around the construction is a serious death threat to you as a pedestrian. Room was large and clean. Breakfast was great if you like Chinese food as we do but not great if you want bacon and eggs. Staff was eager to help but limited English made for amusing (or frustrating) problems. The woman who appears to be the manager has excellent English skills and is very helpful but she is rarely around the front desk.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beijing, China
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114 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

My family and I (2 adults, 3 kids) stayed one night in the family room. The room was adequate for 1 night. It is not old, but already shows signs of wear and tear (torn flooring). The beds were very firm (normal in China), but the sheets were nice and crisp. The bathroom was fine, but not terribly clean (hair in sink) so I had them come and clean it again. Free internet was a plus. No English spoken at the front desk, we managed with our Chinese, though they still seemed clueless about everything. We returned our key and forgot to ask for our deposit (100RMB) and they didn't offer it...oh well..We had called them a week earlier asking their help in finding our driver during our stay and they said they couldn't help. All in all, it was a good choice at that price for one night.

Room Tip: The family room has a queen size bed and a double bed.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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173 reviews
148 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The Kumning Fairyland hotel is a decent hotel and about a 15 minute taxi ride from the airport.
The staff are friendly but have limited English - luckily my Chinese helped a lot but if you don't have many questions you will be fine.

The room on the top floor was a decent size and clean. The bed was very large and a bit firm but this is standard for China. Kettle, TV and broadband internet provided for free but there is no wi-fi in the hotel. For the price paid the hotel is a decent option.

Whilst the location isn't awful it isn't really that convenient either. It's near the river and not too far from YuanTong Temple. About 1/2 walk from CuiHu and WenLin Jie where a lot of restaurants and nightlife are. There are plenty of buses around if you can navigate them and taxis are still cheap in China, starting at 11 Yuan per ride.

Didn't try the breakfast which costs 15 Yuan. At reception you can buy soft drinks and pot noodle snacks.

The address in Chinese is 北京路716号云上四季酒店. If taxi drivers don't know where it is tell them Beijing Lu kou YuanTong Lu. 北京路口圆通路。This is the intersection of which the hotel is on.

There is construction outside the hotel as they are building a metro for Kunming but I didn't hear any noise.

Room Tip: 7th floor seemed quiet (apart from Chinese tourists shouting at each other)! Get an odd number room...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We stayed at the Fairyland for five nights in total; longer than we'd originally planned because we were so comfortable there. The bed was huge and a little softer than is usual in China which we appreciated. The windows opened when we wanted fresh air, and when we didn't there was very effective room controlled heating/air con. The hotel has all the basics: free internet (cable), a flat screen TV, tea and coffee making, and a clean modern bathroom with lots of hot water and great pressure in the shower. The staff were helpful and efficient, and one of the desk staff spoke very good English, which was a bonus. We didnt see any other Western tourists there but it was only a 20 min walk to the main 'foreigner'district, taking in the park on the way. We would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.716 Beijing Road, Panlong District, Kunming 650051, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Kunming
Amenities:
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Ranked #38 of 1,007 Hotels in Kunming
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Hotel Class:1 star — Fairyland Hotel Kunming Gulou 1*
Number of rooms: 132
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