Wonders of Yunnan Travel carefully selects hotels with international standards especially for our guests. We offer you a selection of four different hotel categories for all major and several less popular destinations so you can choose according to your personal needs and budget:
Luxury: This category includes either famous international hotel chains, like InterContinental and Crowne Plaza or exquisite boutique guesthouses. Guests will enjoy an extensive range of facilities as well as comprehensive and highly personalized services from multilingual staff. Properties in this category display excellent design, quality, attention to details and an international cuisine. For guests with high demands wishing a luxurious experience at central or special locations.
Comfort Plus: Mostly local 5* hotels but with lower prices and less upper-class services than the luxury category (local and international chains). These hotels provide a wide range of facilities and superior design and are typically complemented by service standards that reflect the varied and discerning needs of its guests in terms of rooms and restaurants.
Comfort: A category mainly including hotels of local chains, mostly with extensive local designs as well as nicely arranged and spacious rooms. Fair mid-range prices usually include a large breakfast buffet, not only for the Chinese taste.
Economy: Simple but clean hotels, guesthouses or hostels. Services and guest facilities are typically limited to keep room rates affordable and competitive but may be available upon request or fee-based. Especially for budget travelers, often including Chinese and ‘western’ breakfast.
The hotels listed in our exclusively arranged and frequently updated Hotel Choice below are our first choice for your tour around Yunnan. During peak season and holidays it may be possible though that some of these recommended hotels are fully booked. In such a case we will have to change to other hotels not listed here, but with similar standard.
As our guest to China you are of course free to also choose your accomodation yourself. Please let us know your preferred accomodation and we will check availability and prices and - if requested - also include it into your tailor-made travel itinerary.
Located in the northwest of Yunnan Province (about 380 km northwest of Kunming) Dali is the economic and cultural center of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture. The area is surrounded by mountains on the east, west, and south, and has the Erhai Lake in its center. The symbol of the city are the Three Pagodas, the oldest standing structures in southwestern China. In Dali you will find various ethnic minorities which have created a unique cultural heritage in this stunning area.
|Hilton Dali Resort & Spa||Gurong Hotel||Fairyland Hotel|
|The One Resort Dali||Dali Regent Hotel||E-Outfitting Boutique Hotel|
Deqin is in the north of Yunnan and has Tibet to the west, Sichuan to the east and Myanmar to the southwest. It's a small Tibetan town and the administrative center for this remote region, 80% of its inhabitants are Tibetan. Deqin is famous for the grand Meili Snow Mountain range with its highest peak Kawakarpo or Kawagebo); if you can handle the altitude it is a great place to trek. If you can't then just spending time in town is also very rewarding. In Deqin you will feel the Shangri-La mystique.
|CC Regalia Resort & Spa Hotel||High Mountain Resort Deqin||Viewing Paradise Hotel Building A||Xueyu Shenchuan Hotel|
Dongchuan Red Soil Land refers to a large area of red land located north of Kunming. Every year from September to December, part of the red land is ploughed for planting, while another part of the red land has already been planted with crops. The whole multi-colored land with the blue sky, white clouds and changing hues create a magnificent view. Viewed from afar, the hills and fields appear in all kinds of red colors. Flowers blossom on the hill peaks and slopes, together with golden blades of wheat waving with breeze, creating layers of colors that reach far away. People visiting Dongchuan are suggested to get up early and come back late, because the sunrise and sunset are all so engaging.
|n/a||Red Land Villa Hotel||Yingyou Zhijia Hotel||Red Soil Home Inn|
|Hongtu Yingxiang Hotel|
Jianshui is located in southeast Yunnan, 220 km southeast of Kunming and 117km northeast of of Yuanyang. With a 1200-year history, Jianshui is rich in cultural heritages from the ancient time. Here you can visit the Confucian Temple, the second largest of its kind in China and the Zhu Family Garden, a set of large scale residential building of the Qing Dinasty.
|Tingziyun Holiday Hotel||Lin'an Hotel||Tongxin Hotel||Lin'an Inn|
|Jianshui Guotai Hotel|
Located roughly 160 kilometers north of Kunming City, the Jiaozi Snow Mountain is an ideal place for hiking and enjoying great alpine nature during all seasons. Its main peak, at an altitude of 4,223 meters, is the highest in the central region of Yunnan Province.
The Jiaozi Snow Mountain is a snow-covered mountain with the lowest latitude in Yunnan (from early autumn to late spring). It has unique natural landscapes. The numerous azalea flowers bloom in April and May, its alpine lakes and meadows make it dazzle with charm. Located between the Xiaojiang fault belt and Pudu River fault belt, Jiaozi Mountain's climate changes rapidly due to the combination of its unique geological structure, the complex landforms and the high altitude. It is famous for its frozen lakes and waterfalls during winter season, beautiful sunrises and so called Buddha's lights.
|n/a||n/a||Jiaozi Mountain Resort||Jiaozi Mountain Xiapingzi Cabins|
Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, is known as 'the City of Eternal Spring', for its pleasant climate and flowers blooming all year long. With a history of more than 2,400 years, it was the gateway to the celebrated Silk Road that facilitated trade with Tibet, Sichuan, Myanmar and India. The main attractions here are the Yuantong Temple, a Buddhist complex and the Green Lake Park. Nearby the city the legendary Stone Forest is a necessary step over.
Lijiang, a popular destination in Yunnan, is considered a fairyland blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow mountains and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by a friendly group of people. It is great to enjoy a quiet and pleasant holiday in its Old Town (outside of the peak seasons) which is built along the mountains and the flow of rivers. The city is enriched by well preserved ancient buildings and the center of Naxi culture.
Liming is a largely undiscovered land of natural beauty and geographical magnificence just 110 km north of Lijiang. It is a place of mysterious mountains and streams and is in habited by people that stayed very close and honest to their traditional ethic cultures. Liming is a great place for outdoor activities as hiking, biking and climbing.
|n/a||n/a||Nuomadi Inn||Faraway Inn|
Luoping is a small county in Qujing Prefecture, located about 230 km east of Kunming. The city was previously ignored by tourists - attracted by the more touristy attractions in the center and eastern parts of Yunnan - but now Luoping has become famous for the amazing photography options with the magnificent Sea of Yellow” of blooming rapeseed flowers. In early spring, the sprawling farmlands in Luoping are covered in golden, yellow rapeseed flowers stretching as far as the eyes can see, all the way to the horizon. The blooming buds fill the air with the refreshing smell of spring that not only attracts humans, but also bees.
|n/a||Cloud Hotel (Yunzhimeng)||Rongting Holiday Inn||Xindaxin Hotel|
Located in the center of the tourism area of southeastern Yunnan, Mile is famous for being the site of having good hot springs near Kunming. Mile County is about 143 km southeast of Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province. Mile is a county of many ethnic groups with long history: over 23 nationalities live here, including Han, Yi, Miao, Hui and Zhuang, just to name a few.
|Huquan Hotel (Bld. A)||Huquan Hotel (Bld. B)||Huquan Hotel (Bld. C)||Huquan Hotel (Bld. E)|
Located 11 kilometers from Qiubei county, Puzhehei, also called The Guilin of Yunnan is a basin scenic area with about 300 peaks surrounding the banks of the lakes. Local girls dressed in folk costumes adorned with jingling silver ornaments and embroidery row the small wooden boats to send travelers along the winding 21-kilometer water corridor through Xianren Lake, Puzhehei Lake and Luoshuidong Lake. There are about 100 karst caves, most with two floors - a higher dry cave and a lower wet cave with an elevation of 1,450 meters.
|n/a||n/a||Tiancheng Taihe Hotel||Yinhu Hotel|
Located in the area where Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan meet, Shangri-La County is administered by Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. In the past, it was called Zhongdian or Jiantang in Tibetan. Shangri-La is a beautiful imaginary place that was depicted in the novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. The region is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, with the Tibetans comprising the majority of the population. There you will have an opportunity to experience Tibetan life and learn about their lifestyle, religion and cuisine. The unique scenery, highlighted by plateaus, together with the fascinating ethnic culture makes the land very attractive and charming to visit.
On 11th October 2001 the World Monuments Fund declared 101 world heritage sites to be in imminent danger. Included amongst these was Shaxi, Si Deng Street. Shaxi is the only surviving market town of the era, a crucial trading point for tea and horses on the old Tea-Horse Roads which linked southwest China with India via Tibet. It's the only intact Bai town stage, horse inn, temple and walled town gate.
|n/a||Old Theatre Inn||Cato's Inn||Tea and Horse Caravan Trail Inn|
The Stone Forest or Shilin is a notable set of karst formations located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, approximately 90 kilometres east of the provincial capital Kunming. The tall rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. Since 2007, two parts of the site, the Naigu Stone Forest and Suogeyi Village, have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the South China Karst.
|n/a||Yinruilin International Hotel||n/a||Xingya Fengqingyuan Hotel|
|Bosheng Holiday Hotel|
Tengchong County, a vital link on the ancient Southwestern Silk Route is situated in the western part of Yunnan Province. Tengchong topographically assumes the form of a horseshoe with the opening facing the south. The county is a volcanic area with 97 volcanoes. There are over 80 steaming fountain hot streams and boiling fountains. Ten of them spout hot water of 90°C and upward. The county can, in a sense, be said to be a geothermal museum. The main attractions are the Volcano Park, Yunfeng Mountain, Rehai (Hot Sea) and the Dieshuihe Waterfall.
|Angsana Hot Spring Village||Empark Grand Hotel||Mre Jade Crown Jianguo Hotel||Fairyland Hotel Feicui Old Town|
The Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River – locally called the Jinsha River (River of Golden Sand) – located 60 km north of Lijiang. It is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site and a very popular hiking destinations for tourists from all over the globe.
|n/a||n/a||Sean's Guesthouse||Tea Horse Guesthouse|
Xishuangbanna is a Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. The climate is pleasant all year long except during hot and moist summer time (July & August). Due to its geographical location in the subtropics it rains a lot. The lush green vegetation is a proof for that.It is the reason why Xishuangbanna is called "the Kingdom of Plants. In 1993, Xishuangbanna was regarded as an international biosphere protection area. Furthermore, lots of ethnic minorities live here, such as the Dai, Hani and Wa. Xishuangbanna borders to Laos and Myanmar.
While having a look at a worldmap, places with the same latitude as Xishuangbanna are mostly covered by deserts. Only Xishuangbanna is like a green beryl on this strip of the earth!
|Crowne Plaza Resort Parkview||Empark Grand Hotel||New Tai Garden Hotel||Daiyuan Hotel|
|InterContinental Xishuangbanna Resort||Duchang Hotel|
Yuanyang County is located in Honghe Prefecture, south of the Honghe River in Yunnan Province. More than 88% of the people belong to an ethnic minority including the Hani, Yi, Dai, Miao, Yao and Zhuang. Yuanyang is a mountainous area and the climate varies greatly with the altitude. It is famous for its unique scenery with Hani terraced paddy fields, its sea of clouds and the concentration of different ethnic minority people wearing colorful costumes.
|Flowers Residence, Courtyard 2||Beyond the Clouds Hostel||Yunti Hotel|
|Beyond the Clouds Hostel||Jacky's Guesthouse|
|Duoyishu Hotel||TS inn|