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Golden Spring Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.93 East Renmin Road, Panlong District, Kunming 650051, China   |  
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Ranked #16 of 1,006 Hotels in Kunming
Sebastopol
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Global Volunteers stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We were staying for two weeks with the Global Volunteers where we taught English to Middle School students. We found the accommodations very good. Our room and bathroom were kept very clean. The front desk people were friendly and very helpful. The breakfast was good with a good variety of food. The restaurant personnel were also very friendly. The only down side was the air quality of the city and some hotel guest ignored the no smoking in the elevators.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Albuquerque, NM
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132 reviews 132 reviews
105 hotel reviews
Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed for one night to make an air connection in Kunming. Staff was helpful but was not able to communicate well in English. With a problem they would call over to the assistant manager who was reasonably fluent and very helpful. She walked me to a pharmacy, communicated with the staff and made sure I got what I needed. Room was large and clean. My only complaint was that the included breakfast was awful regardless of you food tastes.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

I knew it would be bad (from previous reviews) but it was a really difficult experience.
The room, and that was noticeable when I walked in, stank. It was not so much cigarettes as dirty socks, and a very old carpet. The cheap furniture had seen better days but really the worst was the shower stall. It was one of those plastic cubicles and it was totally filthy. I hope I did not catch any fungus.
The bed was very very hard, and I like hard beds. The heating was adequate.
Breakfast was good, if you like spicy soup. You'd better like spicy food since that's the only edible food!
3 positives: nice location on one of the main thoroughfares of Kunmung, clean sheets & towels, weird Chinese sex aids to purchase from the bathroom!
Wifi in the lobby and the 2nd floor restaurant.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

The hotel staff is very friendly. Clean. Typical good Chinese hotel, tho not quite based on comparing to U.S. hotels of similar quality. There's always something amis with a Chinese hotel, star-wise. The rooms are nice, but the appointments, etc. are just not well-thought out. The hospitality business in China is still just a bit short of impressive tho good in most instances. Other than the sleep, food (mainly breakfast) is average I would say, tho clean/neat, slightly better than average. The restaurant staff is friendly also. Well, I speak their language, perhaps because of that I had an edge in terms of better experience?

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lima, Peru
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

the staff do their best to help, although they barely speak english.
bathroms "not so clean", to say something
well located in the commercial area of Kunming
Food is great if you order a la carte.

omnipresent smoke is not strange in China, including lobby, aisles and dining rooms, even during breakfast... but if you expect to find a non-smoker room in this hotel, well, you won´t

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

I go to Kunming at least twice a year on my way to other places and have stayed at at least 6 different hotels between RMB200 to RMB450. This one is quite acceptable for RMB350, but nothing really spectacular. Rooms are clean, service not bad. The large buffet breakfast is a mix or Chinese and western. The usually book thru ctrip, and the nice touch is they give you a coupon for a coffee that is brewed from a cuppacino machine

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

I staid 1 night in the hotel because it was half the price of the New Era (4 star). My room was situated to the street which was quite noisy. The beds were not so soft and there is no safe deposit box in the room. In the bathroom in the shower there was some mould. Close to the hotel are no restaurants. The concierge was so kind to stop a taxi for me so I drove to my former hotel New Era where you find a lot of restaurants and malls. The front desk was friendly but only 1 person spoke some English. I had a voucher from the travel agent but I had to give them cash because they did not accept a creditcard as deposit. Mostly it is the other way around I believe in Asia.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.93 East Renmin Road, Panlong District, Kunming 650051, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Kunming
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 1,006 Hotels in Kunming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Spring Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 268
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