Sofitel Kunming

Kun Ming, China

At a Glance

  • Kunming’s tallest hotel with panoramic city views
  • Centrally located and the perfect base for exploring China’s ‘City of Eternal Spring’
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools

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From the subtropical lowlands in the south up to glacier-capped mountains in the north, Yunnan is a province of extremes. The climate varies so much across this vast and diverse area, that it has given rise to an ancient Chinese saying: “You can enjoy all four seasons on the same mountain, with each just a few miles from the next”. Generally speaking, most of Yunnan province is mild in winter and cool in summer, with large variances in temperature occurring across the day. Mornings can start with a wintery chill, and warm up to 25°C by lunchtime. Spring and Autumn are mild and pleasant and the best times to visit Yunnan, despite May being the rainiest month of the year. For snow-capped mountains and dramatic alpine scenes, the winter months of November to January can be spectacular.

 

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Description

Located at the heart of Kunming’s Xishan District, the Sofitel Kunming offers a host of facilities, from its unique restaurants to its rooftop pool, amongst the skyscrapers of China’s ‘City of Eternal Spring’.

Situated in downtown Kunming, the Sofitel is the tallest hotel in the city, with stunning views out across this vibrant metropolis. The Sofitel’s 400 guest rooms and suites are contemporary in design and offer uninterrupted views of Kunming’s skyline. Décor is subtle and elegant, with peacock motifs visible throughout – the iconic symbol of Yunnan’s Dai minority people.  En-suite bathrooms, luxury amenities, wireless audio systems, complimentary Wi-Fi and Sofitel’s signature MyBed, make the rooms both functional and extremely comfortable.
 
The Sofitel Kunming is home to three unique restaurants. LAN Restaurant showcases cuisines from across Asia, including the local Yunnan Xishuangbanna flavours, in a relaxed setting. At Kwee Zeen, expect international menus and panoramic city views, whilst Le Chinois serves contemporary Chinese cuisine, drawing on flavours from Cantonese, Sichuan and Yunnan cuisine. For a relaxed tea or coffee, visit the laid-back Lobby Bar, or head to level 50 to Voyage, with its fine selection of wines, champagnes and expertly mixed cocktails.
 
The Sofitel’s So Spa offers a range of pampering body treatments, from soothing massages to cleansing facials using the sublime French L’Occitane products, whilst the outdoor rooftop pool is the perfect place to unwind in the sunshine or swim some laps. There is also a dedicated children’s pool, perfect for families travelling with younger children eager to splash about! For fitness fans, there is also a fully-equipped gym and fitness centre, with an additional indoor swimming pool.
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Accommodation

The Sofitel Kunming’s400 rooms and suites are luxurious, elegant and fitted with all the modern comforts you’d expect from an international luxury hotel. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views across the city skyline, whilst comfortable beds and sumptuous bathrooms complete the picture. Some rooms and suites offer access to the Club Millesime, providing additional benefits, personalized service from a dedicated team of staff and access to the Club Lounge.

Childcare

The Sofitel Kunming can arrange babysitting upon request, along with rollaway beds and baby cribs. Interconnecting rooms are available, along with a children’s’ menu for younger guests. There is a dedicated children’s pool on the hotel’s rooftop.

Facilities

Three distinct restaurants showcasing the very best of local Yunnan cuisine and international fare are at your disposal within the Sofitel Kunming, along with two bars serving coffee, tea and a range of alcoholic beverages. The So Spa offers an array of pampering treatments, whilst the fully-equipped fitness centre and two swimming pools ensure that fitness fans are kept busy during their stay.

Experiences

  • Bound Feet Women of Liuyi Village

    Located in Tonghai County, Liuyi is home to the last remaining bound-feet women in China.

  • Half Day Kunming Tour

    The half-day orientation tour takes you into the Green Lake and Yuantong Temple.

  • Jiuxiang Karst Caves

    Visit Jiuxiang Karst Caves, the largest of its kind in Yunnan Province.

  • Shilin Stone Forest

    Proceed to the Stone Forest, a stone topography masterpiece carved by the natural elements, millions of years ago.

  • Tour of Guandu Ancient Town

    Take a tour of Guandu Ancient town. Immerse in the local culture and admire the traditional architecture.

Holiday Ideas

  • Wild Eastern Yunnan

    Dongchuan, Luoping, Puzhehei, Yuanyang & Kunming

    from £2600 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • Experience off-the-beaten Yunnan with its wildly changing landscapes of karst, stone forest, multi-coloured lands and rice terraces
    • The area is homeland to Hani, Buyi, Miao, Yao, Yi, Bai and Zhuang ethnic minorities which you may be lucky to encounter!
    • While we recommend February or March departures for the most prime opportunity for this full circle route, we can adjust the itinerary to take advantage of other seasonal bonus at other times of the year

Location & directions

Kun Ming, China

Set at the heart of downtown Kunming, Changshui International Airport is 30 minutes' drive from the Softiel Kunming, whilst Kunming Railway Station is only a short 10-minute drive away. Local attractions including Green Lake and the serene Bamboo Temple are only a short distance from the hotel.

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