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Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel
Ranked #11 of 1,237 Hotels in Kunming
Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is one of the most prestigious 5 star hotels in Kunming. Any taxi driver will know how to drive there. Good location and good place. Most of the staff can speak some English. Near to the Railway station and the bus from New air port stop very closer to this Hotel. So, no need to get a taxi. Just get out of the airport to the bus parking area and get a ticket to Beijing Road.

Room Tip: It has a Chinese name as well. Many Taxi drivers know this place by the name "Jia Hua" (Pr...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Good size room with comfortable bed and pillows. Bright room, good shower and bath tub. The down side is the air conditioning as it seems that nothing happen when you adjust the temperature knob. The only consolation is that you can push the window open but be mind full it is a dangerous situation with kids around.

Breakfast is just normal with mostly Chinese selection and some basic Continental choices. Location wise, next to World Trade Centre.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

So, I'm passing through Kunming and I learn that my layover will be stretched to a 1/2 day and there are no landside lounges (besides rooms for $15/hr) in the airport. Kai Wah seemed to be the most sensible choice in the middle of the city, a few blocks from the main train station. I was here over CNY, so it was migrant mayhem. The airport train doesn't connect with the station, so you will have to train + taxi. Or just taxi if you want to get ripped off.

The hotel was fine, although you have to expect some surprises with cleanliness and wear when you are in China, and Kunming is definitely no exception. The staffs have some English abilities, but don't try to get too technical with them.

Breakfast was pretty bad, and everything was pretty picked over and just cold. Didn't expect a breakfast, so not too disappointed here, and I think it also might be because I arrived as breakfast service was shutting down.

As for the neighborhood, Kunming is not really an interesting place, but was worth a good walk around the city for a few hours.

Fine choice, if you absolutely must visit Kunming for whatever reason. There's a newer IC somewhere near the city, but it will cost about 2x the price of this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The Kai Wah Plaza International is a clean, modern hotel. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. I arrived late and there was a large group from HK checking-in ahead of me. One staff member walked around the group and asked me to one side -- saving me :20 minutes or more in line! Once I had been given the key to my room, she advised me the restaurant would be closing very soon and that if I was hungry, I might want to proceed there in a hurry. I went to the restaurant, but it had just closed. The employee there was very helpful and showed me the room service menu and helped me order. The room was not huge, but clean and modern. The bathroom was huge. It had every amenity (ironing board, safe, slippers, robe, etc.) For the price, this was an excellent hotel. Kunming doesn't get the percentage of Western tourists or business travelers as other major cities -- so the Western food items are limited.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

5 star hotel with 4 star amenities. Room was warm enough as the air condition was working fine. Other than that nothing to shout about except it is near train station with airport buses that you can take at jinjiang hotel which is diagonally opposite this hotel.

Swimming pool area needs to be upgraded as it is very old and toilets are dingy... (Old....)

Booked from CTRIP at 500 rmb per night.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

There are no western chain hotels in Kunming [although a new Intercontinental has just opened, but not very central]
This is probably the closest hotel you will find to international standard and ticks most boxes.
Comfortable rooms, large bathrooms and good breakfast
Go for the highest floor you can for some excellent far reaching views... and of course will be quieter.
This was a business trip, but I had a look on the website before I left and prices, even for higher categories looked reasonable.
Also importatly on their website - they give you their address in Chinese. You *WILL* need this if you plan to take a taxi from the airport - print it off!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our hotel room was lovely - 29th floor. Bathtub with separate shower and well appointed. Breakfast catered better for western tastes than other similar hotels in other parts of China. We left our credit card in an ATM machine at the airport on arrival (didn't see that we had to press the EXIT button to retrieve card!) and Moon was brilliant in assisting us to having the card delivered to the hotel. I also became very ill with food poisoning while dining out at a local restaurant (The Brothers Jiang) and Shadow, another wonderful receptionist, translated the hotel doctors advice and made me feel that my health and care was important to them as well as to me!!!! The airport shuttle drops virtually across the road outside of the hotel (25 Y). Shalom Plaza - opposite hotel has loads of shops. We bought Lee jeans for Y185 but be prepared for some real haggling!

Room Tip: 29th floor gave good city views.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel

Address: No. 157 Beijing Road, Kunming 650011, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Kunming > Guandu District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 1,237 Hotels in Kunming
Price Range: $79 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 545
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