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Intercontinental Kunming

No.5 Yijing Road, Dianchi National Tourism, Kunming 650228 China
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#2 of 1,648 hotels in Kunming
Travellers' Choice

See why so many travellers make Intercontinental Kunming their hotel of choice when visiting Kunming. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Yi Nationality Village (1.3 mi) and Huating Temple (1.8 mi), guests of Intercontinental Kunming can easily experience some of Kunming's most well known attractions.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Intercontinental Kunming offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a concierge and room service. Guests of Intercontinental Kunming are also welcome to enjoy a pool and breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While in Kunming be sure to experience nearby Asian restaurants such as The Brothers Jiang.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Yunnan Nationalities VillageBenzilam (1.1 mi) and Kunming National Unity Square (0.9 mi), which are some popular Kunming attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

At Intercontinental Kunming, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Kunming.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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travelworld1170 wrote a review Sep 2021
Shenzhen, China186 contributions135 helpful votes
At a basic level this hotel has some clear strengths - large rooms, nice furnishings, “old” for China hotels of this class at nearly 10 years, but still in good shape. It also has a really grand lobby / entrance area, which at least if you’re me and briefly (not thoroughly) looking into the hotel when booking…seems promising. And I figured with an older suburban location near Dianchi and that resort-like font, it must have great outdoor space too. If you’re coming with a big group and just passing through Kunming, or have some business in this western part of the city…maybe it makes sense. But actually getting here…my expectations were sorely disappointed. First off trying to park our car gave us a taste of this pace - its a maze of buildings as part of a larger complex of a meeting hall, offices of some sort, and other locally branded older hotels nearby. Parking as such on a busy meeting day is a free for all - the actual underground lot may be 50 cars, and the hundreds of others scattered across any paved space they could find in between the buildings. I tried to figure out where the green space would be….and gradually realized it was limited… Walking in you get to see that grand lobby…but after realizing no, it’s not a resort in Bali, you start to recognize it almost feels more like an airport. There are separate check-in counters on each side (one for standard, one for IHG members) and your room is assigned in different numbered blocks (concourses? Terminals?) that you navigate to amidst a number of shops and concessions. Sure, as mentioned the room was quite comfortable and the balcony nice to sit out at night. And we had a good view of a walking path with greenery - definitely different than a center city hotel. I do take off points though for hotels in China in 2021 that don’t make bedside cell phone charging seamless - one plug in a two bedroom room doesn’t work. This is solvable. The location to me ended up being a major drawback - like a resort, there’s little immediately around the hotel….but it’s very much definitely not a resort. Getting to the city center is ~45 minutes in the evening; obviously plenty of clusters of restaurants 10-20 minutes too. Let me be clear - nothing was really “wrong” with this hotel. Kunming is a big volume tourist market, and this hotel works as a comfortable option for groups or business. But as an individual tourist - I don’t get staying here. Either stay closer to the city itself with more in easy access, or get out of Kunming even further and experience real nature.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
outofthelight wrote a review Sep 2021
Beijing, China244 contributions113 helpful votes
I had the great pleasure of staying two nights at InterContinental Kunming as preparations for the upcoming UN Biodiversity Summit hosted by China. The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful garden, and has all the necessary infrastructure and facilities for larger international meetings. The buildings are a little old, but tastefully decorated and from what I could see everything is really well maintained. Everything was also really clean, and I appreciated the mix of international hotel and strong emphasis on local traditions, culture and biodiversity. What truly made my stay excellent, though, was the dedication, care and exceptional service provided by Aiden, their trainee at front-desk. My meeting required a recent Covid test, which was for this meeting not provided by the event organizers. Upon arrival, Aiden had already researched the hospitals, called them about the possible visit of a foreigner and found the best option for me. Then, he helped to book transport for me - and the following day, he helped tremendously to fetch the results from the clinic in time for my meeting. Add that he speaks perfect English, and is also very efficient. I am very thankful and impressed, and I predict a great carreer in hospitality. I also apologize for the extra burden caused. Other highlights were the omelette for breakfast (cooked to perfection both days, so I am over the fact that my vegetarian noodle soup was in fact served without noodles😅), their yoga room with beautiful views to the garden and the even more beautiful music in the lobby bar last night. Room for improvement? Sure. There is no outdoor pool, which is a bit surprising in such a large resort, and the wine selection could have been better. But all in all, I can’t wait to return to this hotel next month for the Summit.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Alexa C wrote a review Jul 2021
Shanghai, China422 contributions30 helpful votes
Big, green territory. Big warm jacuzzi, decent indoors pool with comfortable water temperature. Good service. Great food selection for dinner (seafuud, BBQ, a lot of fruits and veggies, sushi) which is decently priced (below 300 per person). Helpfull and nice consierge. Big Children playground. Much better by all means than Shangrila, where we stayed before. Located 10 mins walk from big lake. 15 mins drive from big theme park (ocean theme, reccomended for families with below 12 ) Only one suggestion for management, if they will be reading it. Please increase selection of cocktails in main bar. Pinacolada and milkshakes are classics. I was surpriced they didnt have coconut milk, which is super common drink in China. Overall great stay!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sijia C wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia66 contributions93 helpful votes
My family stayed at the IC Kunming for just one night during April 2019 and it was an absolutely terrific stay. I had already completed the IC post-stay review, but feel obliged to complete another review on TripAdvisor to share my positive experience. Firstly, huge thank you to Bobbi Zhang for the excellent reservation process and recognition of my Platinum Ambassador status. Coincidentally, Bobbi was also the one that checked us in to the hotel upon arrival, greeted us and provided lots of information at and around the resort. Special thanks to Smulin Li as well for providing guidance of attractions around Kunming. This was our first ever night in Yunnan so the detailed information was much appreciated. The hotel is beautiful, with a stunning lobby and a garden that you sit around or casually stroll across the bridge. It is located next to the Dianchi Lake, about 10-15min walk around the hotel. The Longmen on Xishan and Ethnic village are all nearby and we went to both of them on the same day. We stayed in the 190sqm Garden Suite which was modern, with a very large sofa and a very large spa bathtub. A children's bed was also nicely set up for my 8 year old girl. The only disappointment was that the pool or hot spring in the backyard had no water in it, apparently due to maintenance repairs. Our Garden Suite was very close to the Club Lounge situated on the south west side of the Resort. The Lounge was split into two sides, spacious and comfortable with a decent outdoor area as well. Both the Club Lounge and Breakfast restaurant offered a wide range of delicious food and snacks. At night, we enjoyed the free drink vouchers in the lobby lounge, whilst listening to a live band. The singers looked like they were from the middle east, but had a good voice and created a lovely atmosphere for guests. Our first ever stay in Yunnan at the IC was a terrific experience and I hope we can come again to stay for longer next time. Sijia
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Date of stay: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from JeffreyYuan, 总经理 at Intercontinental Kunming
Responded 5 Jul 2020
Hello Sijia, Thank you for choosing InterContinental Kunming, and for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. This review really made our day. We are also so glad you like Bobbi and Smulin's work. We'll pass along the kind words. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. It's a pity you didn't experience our hot spring pool. We are looking forward to your next visit when the hot spring pool has been renovated. Thanks for the love! Jeffrey Yuan Gnereal Manager
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rene gao wrote a review Jun 2020
Beijing, China15 contributions6 helpful votes
What a terrible stay here never be back for a Sprie Ambassador. Far away from this hotel. So terrible service Ketty Zhang from the front desk and Chris Xu on duty. Should avoid this two guys! No good experience at all. Should stay at the Hualuxe and crowne plaza, which have a great stay there, not this ic! Or stay at the Sofitel also much better than this intercontinental. What a shame for that!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from JeffreyYuan, 总经理 at Intercontinental Kunming
Responded 28 Jun 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing InterContinental and for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at InterContinental Kunming I would like to start by apologizing to you for the inconveniences you faced during your stay. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we appreciate that you brought your experience to our attention. We take feedback seriously and will coach our team to make the necessary changes so we can provide a better experience in the future. I hope you will give us a chance by staying with us again to show you that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception. Again, thank you for sharing your comments, and if I can be of assistance to you, please contact me directly at 0871-63188888 or email us for more details. Jeffrey Yuan General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Intercontinental Kunming
Which popular attractions are close to Intercontinental Kunming?
Nearby attractions include Kunming Dragon Gate (3.6 km), Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park) (3.7 km), and Yunnan Nationalities VillageBenzilam (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Intercontinental Kunming?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Intercontinental Kunming?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Intercontinental Kunming?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Intercontinental Kunming?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Intercontinental Kunming?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shang Tao Chinese Restaurant, The Market, and Butterfly Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Intercontinental Kunming?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Intercontinental Kunming have airport transportation?
Yes, Intercontinental Kunming offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Intercontinental Kunming?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Intercontinental Kunming offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Intercontinental Kunming?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Huating Temple (2.9 km), Jinri Building (7.7 km), and Yi Nationality Village (2.0 km).