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Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

It's really brilliant place for a couple or family to have some time with the natural..always fresh air . Beautiful hotel with friendly staff clear big rooms ( we stay in villa 23 Th. ) have swimming pool and jacuzzi with hoot water. If it's raining you can have spa time

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Maryna S
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

The Brilliant Resort near Kunming (still 1hour from the (old) Kunming airport and nowhere near the city) has only spacious villas, tastefully furnished, with private hot and cold outdoor pools and any luxury you can wish for. Everything is in top condition, well working and clean. The villas are set in a lush tropical garden. The resort features a gym, a spa and restaurant with local and a (very limited) choice of international dishes. Service is friendly and attentive but often clueless even if addressed in Chinese. No English.

The location is a nightmare, on a lake next to a power station. The lake water is incredibly polluted and the air smells bad. The rate for a Villa came down 10 percent from the rack rate after some negotiation, but is an outrage seeing the air quality and location. If you want to spent time in a luxury tropical resort, get on a flight to Thailand for the real thing!

However, as a businessman from Kunming who wants to entertain some friends, this might be it: A villa can easily host 20 people.

Date of stay: May 2012
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5  Thank Ricarda N
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

We stayed for one night at this hotel in the middle of a three week private tour in September 2011 with Oriental Travel of London. It was one of the highlights of our holiday as we were upgraded to a villa with private pool and hot spa pool which was a pleasant surprise as otherwise would have only been given a room in the main building. The hotel is on the banks of a lake but the villas are in a private complex amidst lush vegetation
A taste of how the other half live!
Afternoon tea was served at the villa, and breakfast and dinner were served in a small intimate restaurant. The staff were extremely attentive, although the check out was long.
Definitely the place to go relax - but at a price!
Convenient for the Stone Forest
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Date of stay: September 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank BeaBash
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

The swimming pool & jacuzzi were dirty; the changing rooms appeared vandalised; the location opposite a coal fired power station was awful; spas not seen or used as although included in the tour price, we found this wasn't the case on arrival and we weren't even allowed to see them before paying. ; nowhere else to eat in the environ other than the hotel; husband and another group member suffered severe food poisoning here!

Date of stay: September 2010
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3  Thank magsH091
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

We spent two nights here in May, 2010 and really enjoyed our stay. Although there is little English spoken by staff they did there very best to accommodate all our requests. The spa at the resort is amazing especially the hot pools which is world class. Massages are quite expensive (1000 yuan approx) but there are one or two cheaper options. The location is an issue but it was great for a relaxing weekend away from Hong Kong. Transfers to local sights are very expensive so I would suggest trying to arrange alternatives. We could have paid close to 2000 yuan to see the Yuantong Zen Buddhist Temple but managed to see it for about 50 yuan all up before we caught our flight (taxi from airport + entrance fee). Food is actually quite good and we ended up eating more of the local menu than the international menu. If we went back to Kunming we would stay one night in Kunming and would definitely go back to Brilliant Resort for one night to experience the spa etc.

Date of stay: May 2010
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1  Thank speedygonzalus
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