Sanya, Hainan --> China
Advertised locally as a 5 star resort, but is your average hotel...
Would recommend this hotel to somebody who wants to stay someplace quieter, away from downtown.
Service was great. Rooms were clean. Front desk was very helpful regarding local information.
Breakfast buffet was a mix of Chinese, Korean, and western.
Clientelle was a mix of Chinese, Russians, and Koreans. You will see more Koreans there than anyone else, I think, as they do some sork of package deal with Korean companies...
The workers I talked to were very surprised to find out I was Canadian.
Price was approx. $55/night for two people in a decent twin room. Very close to a beautiful, secluded beach. If pools are more your preference, they have two that are nice, as well as a kiddie pool. Outdoor BBQ facilities.
It is a bit far (10-15min drive) from downtown, so you have to take a taxi when you want to go somewhere.
You can arrange a taxi service for the day, for a decent price. The driver doesn't speak english, so be sure to have the english-speaking front desk workers translate and be very clear about where you want to go.
They operate two seperate hotel compounds, with the same name.
Be sure your transportation drops you off at the right one!
But, if you do get dropped off at the wrong one, they run shuttles between the two. So not really a problem, they will imediatly run you right over to the right place.