Kunming, the modern capital city and transportation hub of China’s southern Yunnan province, has a large student population and a temperate year-round climate and friendly gay hotels as well. Bridges and pavilions cross the islands of Cui Hu (Green Lake), a park designed in the 17th century. Nearby is Yuantong Si. A temple founded by Buddhists in the 8th century, it features a statue hall and a pond with an ornate stone bridge.
Gay Pride Shanghai is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of June in Shanghai the main destination of China. There are more than 10 daily flights from Dali to Shanghai if you want to attend the parade.
Like most countries in Asia the city of Kunming has many gay bars, clubs and gay hotels.
What are the top attractions to visit in Kunming?
- Kunming Dragon Gate
- Green Lake (Cui Hu)
- Yuantong Temple
- Dongchuan Red Land
- Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)
1. Moon and Chalice Boutique Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Kunming
Situated in Kunming, 1.2 km from Green lake, Moon and Chalice Boutique Hotel features a shared lounge and views of the city. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features a concierge service, a tour desk and ticket service for guests.
The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Kunming’s cultural diversity, walking street network and fair weather make it warm and enjoyable. One of the city’s most iconic buildings is the home to the newly opened Moon & Chalice Boutique Hotel. Narrow, golden and crescent-shaped, this mid-20 century French design commemorates the Allies’ victory in WWii. The Moon & Chalice is the brainchild of a team with 14 years of hospitality experience.
This is a sensitive conversion of an historic (1940s) building. The hotel is well situated and the rooms are beautifully decorated. There is rare attention to detail in the finishing and the styling is appropriate for the building. The staff are well trained and keen to help.
What a great property in a cute part of town. The room was great, the property was very conveniently located in old town close to so many great restaurants and shops. What really stood out was the staff.
Very nice rooms with beautiful, original artwork. Every room is little different, tastefully done with with modern materials and comfy beds and linens. Super convenient to metro station and located in the recently renovated Old Town area of Kunming with cobblestone streets and fantastic Chinese architecture. Super nice showers and fixtures.
Located in the central of one of the most beautiful cities in China, it is a must have experience for someone looking for a unique trip in Kunming. Its delicate decoration and boutique furniture gives a great nostalgic feeling back to the good glorious years the building was from, yet the modern facility inside takes no compromise to the comfort of living-in, not to mention the very special wine glass shape of the building itself. It is truly a great place to appreciate the rich history and culture of this city.
The staff are very friendly and professional. You can also have traditional Yunnan and continental style cuisine from the hotel. Most of the attractions in Kunming are within walking distance. Strongly recommended.
How much does a room costs at Moon and Chalice Boutique Hotel Kunming?
This double room features a electric kettle, spa bath and hot tub.
Where to book online – Moon and Chalice Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Kunming– you can find the best hotels deals in Kunming during the Kunming Spring Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kunming on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Ibis Styles Kunming Nanping Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Kunming
Ibis Styles Kunming Nanping Hotel features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Kunming. All rooms feature a TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours for guests.
Guest rooms at the hotel include air conditioning and a wardrobe.
Ibis Styles Kunming Nanping Hotel features a restaurant, fitness centre, a bar and shared lounge in Kunming. All rooms feature a TV with cable channels and a private bathroom.
This gay friendly hotel is conveniently located next to eagle summit building and within 300m of Dongfeng square station, an interchange metro that links 2 Lines.
The lobby is attended by helpful concierge officers. They do allow baggage deposit for free. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was great, and it’s located very near two Starbucks.
It is located centrally in Kunming City and surrounded by shopping and places to eat. The aspect is clean and modern and the decor is similar to the Aloft style in the US
Room is spacious, facilities fairly new.
The hotel is located besides Zara at Kunming Nanping Street. It takes about 15 minutes to reach Pedestrian Street where no vehicles are allowed to enter and there is a Carrefour. The hotel is clean and I love its design. The toilet seat is auto-heated during this winter time and it has the auto-bidet.
How much does a room costs at Ibis Styles Kunming Nanping Hotel?
Prices start 55$/night for Superior Double Room (No Window). The Business Double Room – Stress Free is 60$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Where to book online – Ibis Styles Kunming Nanping Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Kunming– you can find the best hotels deals in Kunming during the Kunming Spring Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kunming on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. T&T Story Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Kunming
T&T Story Hotel (Nationalities Village) is set in Kunming, just a 7-minute walk from Nationalities Village. The hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Haigeng Park is 500 m from the hotel.
Dianchi Lake Scenic Area is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Kunming Railway Station is within 30 minutes’ reach by car, while Jinma Biji Historic site is 35 minutes’ car ride away. The nearest airport is Kunming Changshui International Airport, about 50 minutes’ car journey from the property.
The contemporary rooms are air-conditioned, and feature a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle. The en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
The location is great, just a two-minute walk to the Nationalities Village and within walking distance to Dianchi Lake. Fantastic design – you feel like a character from a dorama 🙂 I really loved the ancient style bed. Very peaceful and quiet. A few onsite restaurants and a food stall. Convenient transportation.
Excellent location, friendly staff and comfortable room. It’s right beside the Nationality Park and Haigeng Park is also within walking distance. Very quiet at night and the bed is big and comfortable.
The hotel is within walking distance of the gondola ride to Xi Shan amazing cliff carved Buddhist shrines, tunnels and walkways. The shower had hot water and lots of pressure. The hotel was pretty quiet. The rooms had ambiance with the antique Chinese four poster canopy beds.
The hotel is next to tourist shopping and the Yunnan Ethnic experience park. The hotel is very near the parks on the shores of famous lake Dianwu.
The appearance of the hotel was very nice. It was located right next top the Yunnan Nationalities Village, the East Gate is literally right ahead of the hotel, about 2 minutes on foot at most. There are 2 shortcuts to the main entrance of the Yunnan Nationalities Village (YNV), we only discovered it after walking the long way round on our first day there. If you use the shortcut, it takes a maximum of 5 minutes for you to walk to the decorated archway of the YNV (not the main entrance of the YNV but the entrance to the eateries and shops before the main entrance). We had a great time browsing around the shops even though that area is not that huge.
Haigeng Park is also within easy walking distance and there are a lot of hawkers on the street selling fruits and snacks on your way there so you could get them at a really great price if you want to. That direction is also where you can buy tickets for the cable car to Xishan.
How much does a room costs at T&T Story Hotel (Nationalities Village)?
Prices start 38$/night for Superior King Bed Room. The Traditional Chinese Style Duplex Suite
is 65$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite features air conditioning and a traditional Chinese style bed.
Where to book online – T&T Story Hotel (Nationalities Village) – Gay Friendly Hotels Kunming– you can find the best hotels deals in Kunming during the Kunming Spring Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kunming on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Mengjing Wangyue Boutique Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Kunming
Situated in Kunming, 500 m from Golden Horse and Jade Rooster, Mengjing Wangyue Boutique Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a garden. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.
All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the hotel, the rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries.
Also known as Moonshine Hotel, it is located in a quiet pedestrian street and there’s many eateries and shops around.
The location is excellent, central but in a vibrant quarter full of traditional food and crafts.
The hotel is charmingly decorated with a traditional courtyard. The room was spacious, tasteless done, brightly lit and very functional with separate toilets, bath and vanity area. I like the wooden flooring as it’s easier to keep the room clean.
Breakfast is a variety of 6 set menu with only one selection of western breakfast set. They also provide a bowl of noodles and/or dessert for supper from 8pm onwards. There’s also coffee, tea and complimentary snacks at the reception area.
The rooms are spacious, charmingly and stylishly decorated, and have excellent amenities such as huge baths and complimentary rose petals to add when you bathe.
How much does a room costs at Mengjing Wangyue Boutique Hotel?
This suite features air conditioning, bathrobe and tile/marble floor.
Where to book online – Mengjing Wangyue Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Kunming– you can find the best hotels deals in Kunming during the Kunming Spring Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kunming on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime 5* – Gay Friendly Hotel Kunming
Located in the heart of Kunming, Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime features lavish guestrooms with elegant and comfortable interiors. It has a top-floor fitness centre and convenient access to transportation hubs. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the entire property.
This boutique hotel is only a 2-minute walk from Eastern and Western Pagodas and a 10-minute walk from Golden Horse and Jade Rooster. It is a 10-minute drive from Kunming Railway Station while Changshui International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
Rooms and suites here will provide branded mattresses and luxury bedding linens. It also offers a 48-inch digital satellite TV, high-tech music system, well-stocked mini bar, capsule coffee machine and tea kettle. Every unit is fitted with a private bathroom, where a selection of luxury bath amenities can be found.
Melding a classic boutique experience with a striking sense of intimacy, Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime caters to sophisticated travelers seeking an unassuming and discreet hideaway in the heart of the “Spring City.” And at every turn, adventure awaits: From nearby cultural and scenic attractions to incredible golf and shopping, Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime is in the middle of it all.
Unique finding of a small boutique hotel in a centrally located buzzing Kunming city. A nice change from previous lodging experiences with most large hotels hence Cachet indeed a hidden gem when comes to small luxury enjoyment.
The suite and it’s amenities set up was sufficient with modern contemporary designs and room features. A well thought of free mini bar enjoyment with snacks, imported reds and soft beverages in the chiller, was a good evening start up before our dinner at their famed Chef David Laris’s Porterhouse Restaurant.
Breakfast buffet with small a la carte choice was substantial to keep the morning going.
Overall stay was delightful with very comfortable experience and looking forward to return to this hidden gem in Kunming.
The room was neat and clean, and with a big toilet. The hotel is near many eateries and once out of hotel, after a short walk we were in front of a new mall, Joy City, that have familiar stores like The Alley, Charles and Keith, Adidas, and stores to be opened soon, Decathlon and Uniqlo. Another older mall, under renovation with some stores and Carrefour still opened for business.
This boutique is a nice place to stay in in Kunming. Definitely will come back for a comfortable stay if ever I visit Kunming again.
The location is excellent a few kilometres from the train station and located down a quiet side street facing a pedestrian zone of shops and cafes. The staff were great welcoming, very keen to assist, they would quickly get an English speaking colleague to attend to us. The room was great, spacious with a super comfortable bed, the mini bar was free and a complimentary plate of fruit was provided, greatly appreciated. The on-site restaurant exceeded our expectations on our first night we celebrated our anniversary with the seven course wine paired menu, delicious food and high quality wines ensured a memorable evening.
How much does a room costs at Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime?
This studio has a sofa and air conditioning.
This room offers complimentary afternoon tea and aperitif.
Where to book online – Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime – Gay Friendly Hotels Kunming– you can find the best hotels deals in Kunming during the Kunming Spring Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Kunming on Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.