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“More a business hotel than family one”

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Empark Grand Hotel Kunming
Ranked #13 of 1,164 Hotels in Kunming
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13 reviews
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“More a business hotel than family one”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Good things are location for getting to airport and Stone Forest, but more set up for Chinese than foreigners, and a little far from Green Lake, but overall quite a pleasant stay there, apart from traffic jams getting in and out of that area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

The location of the hotel is quite good. bit far from the city center, but closer to the airport and to the stone forest. It means 30-40 minutes to the airport in not rush hours (60-80 RMB, from the airport with normal taxis, and 150 RMB to the airport with hotel’s organized taxi). The hotel has two wings; the better rooms are in the pricier/west wing (in the main building). The bed and the pillows were comfortable, and the breakfast was also ok. If you don’t want have a dinner in the hotel, you can go in to a huge megastore (opposite to the hotel), which is full with plenty of restaurants. Overall, this was a good stay in Kunming.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Clive, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

This was by far the nicest stay of my thirteen nights in China. While my trip was largely a business trip, the stay in Kunming offered a number of interesting side opportunities, most noteably a trip to the Stone Forest. The Grand Hotel staff was adequate, the breakfast was quite good and the rooms and ambiance were very good. Given the opportunity I will return to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Kolkata
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

I stayed on the executive floor of the hotel, and the room I must say was of a very high standard. It was large, well fitted-out and thoughtfully packed with almost every amenity one would need. The bed was comfortable, as were the pillows and I slept well. I wish though they would do something about the television channels on offer. They are woefully inadequate for someone who does not speak Chinese. The staff was very polite, although some did have problems understanding English. The breakfast spread at the ground floor restaurant was sumptous, although I wish they wouldn't fry quite so many eggs and leave them at the "live" counter for people to pick up. Overall, this was a very nice stay, although the hotel is a bit far from the city centre.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Since we wanted to go to the stone forest, which is in the east of the city, in order to aviod the city traffic, we stayed in this hotel which is in th SE of the city. We had an executive room. The room and bathroom are spacey and clean, the hotel lend us a wifi router to our room. The engineer was very good at setting it up, and made sure it was working on my iPad.

We bought a day-tour pkg (chinese tour guide only) to the stone forest from the hotel travel desk, it was convient since they pick you up from the hotel and a good deal considering the entrance fee to the forest is 175 yuan, but there are a couple of shopping stops in the tour.

Breakfast in the executive lounge was good, has more local dishes than western dishes. I was surprised when was told that the happy hours was over after 6:30pm, which is a bit earlier than western hotel chains.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for a big conference last March 2012. Our company usually stays at another hotel in Kunming but the Kunming City Government persuaded us to try this hotel. The rooms are okay and facilites are up to international standard. However, the hotel management was not very friendly and was too inflexible. Our participants complained a lot. They do not seem to welcome foreigh guests and were not willing to accommodate requests for assistance in arranging local tours or in looking for good places to eat or buy tourist items.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Great food. Executive rooms are excellent, but the view is not that good. Great gym and swimming pool. Internet (LAN) is free and good. Free fax receive.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Empark Grand Hotel Kunming
Address: No.1 Yingbin Road, Guandu District, Kunming 650214, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 1,164 Hotels in Kunming
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Empark Grand Hotel Kunming 5*
Number of rooms: 746
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