The nice thing about arriving
in Kunming is the airport is really near the city, we got to our hotel
in about 10 minutes. I booked the Mercure Hydro Majestic chiefly
because of its grand name and because it was cheap (30US$). It's a good
hotel (later we will realise this is the best accommodation we will
have for a looooong time) with central hot and cold air in a big
spacious room with a view. However we were only booked here for one
night as despite it's comfort its not exactly a good place to meet
next day we checked into the Hump for a week. This should give us some
time to find other long term accommodation.
was a saturday night in a new city and I was asleep at 8pm! At midnight
Bob woke me up and I thought "here we go, he's going to try and
convince me to go clubbing" but no, since the hump had stooped doing
food this late he had ventured to the hotpot restaurant downstairs. So
for those who don't know, it's a huge soup with all kinds of
vegetables, tofu and spices that you cook yourself in a big boiling pot
and share. Ok, it doesn't sound that exciting but believe me its so
good we've been craving it and eating it almost every night. I've had
it in Taiwan but it's not that good there, hotpot is a different story
in Yunnan. On this occasion I accidentally chewed and ate a massive
spicy chili, I felt my head go on fire, lips went numb, I ran around
the restaurant looking for water, thought I was going to die and then
when I finally calmed down I realized my sickness was cured.
At first I loved it, the
decor is typical traditional Chinese and the rooms are really special.
The lobby has free WIFI and there is a nice rooftop restaurant.
Everything seemed great until the sun went down and it got COLD. Cold
as in shivering with all your clothes on in bed. What's more altitude
sickness was kicking in and I felt weary, sick like I was getting flu
in a freezing hostel that seemed to have no protection from the
Kunming Hotels & Accommodations review
A quality 3* hotel near Kunming Airport
Within 10 minutes of leaving the airport in a taxi, we had arrived at the Hydro Majestic. Given that we had arrived late at night this was a relief. F… read entire review