We are China youth travel Service Nanhai Star Holiday(Haikou).Ther is a little shops/restaurants to buy food/drink nearby Yalong Bay.Most time you need to rely on the hotel. The food/drink is expensive in the hotels more than the city town.Learn more please visit www.hainantour.net Thank you!
With the hotel private beach.
Newly decorated, very new and comfortable. No matter for room rates or things in hotel are cheaper than other hotels in Yalong Bay, so that's why I recommend it.
Colorful music fountain with fountain arch in the centre of swimming pool, very romantic, especially in the evening. When you check in, the hotel will present 2 entrance tickets for Yalong Bay Central Square and Butterfly Valley. There are free shuttle buses to Sanya downtown, 4 trips/day. Could save some taxi money for you. : )
Crown Plaza Hotel SANYA is the most deluxe hotel I have stayed, especially its big guest room. There are the same room types-Laguna View Room as Sheraon in Sanya, Moreover, there are Laguna Rooms which is connected to a small private swimming pool. Very enjoyable! I like it so much!!!
Big & Deluxe guest rooms and Great views.
The unique characteristic what I like best is that its bath tub which is round, very big. I like it so much. As far as I know, there is just Hilton has round bath tub in Sanya Yalong Bay.
Sanya Backpacker Hostel is your best option when choosing accommodation in Sanya.
The less expensive way...
Sanya is thought to be a Paradise of Resort and the Oriental Hawaii. We are located close to Dadong bay and are only a short walk away from the beautiful beach where you can enjoy sunshine , surf and play beach football¡¡There are shops, banks, post office, western restaurants, bars and excellent seafood restaurants around our hostel. We offer friendly and clean dorm, double room and triple , all the rooms with TV, air-con, and private bathrooms........
Our staff is friendly and helpful for you. We guarantee the best services for everyone who stays here.
Services we offer:
*Free English tour guide.
*Free tourist information.
*Free Linen and towel.
*Free book reading and travel help.
*Free DVD player.
*Discount airplane ticket,
*Discount diving ticket ,hot spring ticket and Li and Miao minority village
*Hainan tourist map.
*Internet access and CD burning.
*International call at reception.
*Hot showers (All the time)
*3-minutes walk to the beach.
*1.5 kilometers away from the downtown .
*Bus No.202 and double deck bus is in front of the hostel.
*1-minutes walk to the Summer Mall where there is a big supermarket.
*2-minutes walk to the popular western bar where so far is one of the
western people's favorite bar.
*1-minutes walk to the Construction Bank,
5-minutes walk to the Bank of China.
*10-minutes walk to the spot' Deer-truning back head park' where the whole
Sanya city comes to your sight.
*20- minutes by car away from the airport.
*25 kilometers away from the hot spot ' Tianyahaijiao'.
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Jane?fs recommendation of 5-day tour
Day1: After check in, you can walk around the beach or go to the Sky Bar which is so far popular for foreigners around Dadonghai district. You will get a fun there.
Day2: Li and Miao Minority Village to experience special Hainan minority culture , then go to Yalong Bay which is the best beach in Sanya
Day3: Scuba diving in Dadonghai,then go to one of the most famous hot spot ?eTianyahaijiao?f in China.
Day4: Wuzhizhou Island sightseeing. The beach there is whiter and softer. Water is cleaner than Dadong Bay and Yalong Bay so far.
Day5: Nantian Hot Spring. It?fs not bad to try tropical style hot springOn night time you can go to ?gDeer-turning back head park?h where the whole Sanya view comes to your sight and see the beautiful sunset.
It was a nice experience to stay in Holiday Inn - Sanya Bay for my firstsight of Sanya. Friendly staffs, the serivce & embiance were good. Decorations were a bit like Bali. I like the breakfast there (I am not picky, bake beans and fry sausages would be good enough for me :) ) The wash room in the apartment was very nice, keep the windows openning and enjoy the seaview while taking bath.
To the other spots..
West Island Water Sports and Diving Center (7 KM / 4.35 MI )
The End of The Earth (7 KM / 4.35 MI )
Sanya International Golf Course (21 KM / 13.05 MI )
Luo Bi Cave (21 KM / 13.05 MI )
Da Dong Hai Beach (21 KM / 13.05 MI )
Xiao Dong Hai Water Sports and Diving Center (21 KM / 13.05 MI )
Lu Hui Tou Park (21 KM / 13.05 MI )
Yalong Bay Beach (26 KM / 16.16 MI )
Yalong Bay Butterfly Vally (26 KM / 16.16 MI )
Yalong Bay Golf Course (26 KM / 16.16 MI )
Yalong Bay Sun Valley Golf Course (26 KM / 16.16 MI )
Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Tourist Zone (43 KM / 26.72 MI )
Nanshan Minor and Major Caves (46 KM / 28.58 MI )
Wuzhizhou Island Diving and Water Sports Center (48 KM / 29.83 MI )
Nantian Hot Srping (50 KM / 31.07 MI )
There are some options on this little island off Sanya to escape the noise. Photo is from the backside of the bungalow.
We expected to be staying at this hotel for a week, but the reservations people at the hotel 'transferred' our booking to their sister hotel the International Asia Pacific Convention Center Hotel (see separate review of this dismal hotel).
The HNA Resort is 200 metres from the IAPCCH along the sea-front, with an unfinished villa and hotel complex in between (also owned by Hainan Airlines....that's what the HNA stands for. In China you have to get used to mundane or eclectic hotel names!)
The hotel looks very good in the brochures, and actually does seem nice. The restaurants are good, and the swimming pools are also good.
I cannot specifically recommend the hotel because we stayed at the woeful IAPCCH, but the HNA is slightly more expensive.
Also the HNA has specific facilities (bar and beach chairs) on the beach, which the IAPCCH does not!
Guests can use facilities of both hotels, although why anyone would want to come down to the deserted convention centre beats me.
The HNA Resort Hotel is really quite attractive, but the same general locational problems as the IAPCCH prevail: litter along the seafront and beach, busy road between the hotel and the beach, noise from the airport, lack of guests (except at weekends or during the Golden Weeks).
Do not expect a resort hotel such as you would expect in other countries. This is China, and Chinese hotel management companies are struggling to operate hotels, let alone the complicated concept of a true resort.
Both the HNA and the IAPCCH are isolated from the restaurants, shops and activities of Dadonghai and Yalong Bay in Sanya, but are much closer to the attractions at Tanya Haijiao.
China always has had the ability to give the most mundane and functional of names to hotels, and this is a classic: the International Asia Pacific Convention Center Hotel. Let's call it IAPCCH for brevity.
We thought we were booked into the HNA Resort Hotel (another classic....HNA is Hainan Airlines! What romance the Chinese have.)
The IAPCCH is about 200 metres away from the HNA Resort, although the two hotels use the same brochure and phone numbers in what appears to be a very deliberate excercise in misleading tourists.
Both are Chinese 4-star hotels, so the basic hotel is fine - nice architecture, nice rooms, well fitted-out, although split A/C units in the room suggest that not everything was thought out properly.
Similarly, four of the five windows in the room had rattan glued to them, presumably to stop people seeing into adjacent rooms. Not an unpleasant solution, but still.....why didn't the architect think about this?
The door locking system is Chinese, and...well....what can I say? It doesn't work properly. One room has a handle that is so stiff that our children find it impossible to open the door. The cards fail several times daily: we have been through eleven sets of cards in three days. A clear triumph of pointless technology over convenience and utility.
As Sanya is busy only for three weeks each year and at weekend, during the week for the rest of the year the hotel is simply empty. The staff, while friendly, are generally hopeless, and won't listen to questions or statements in Chinese. We were trapped in our room by a jammed door for over an hour while phone calls to reception were constantly answered with responses to do with the door-locking system (which had nothing to do with the problem - the door was physically jammed by a piece of the hinge mechanism).
Because the hotel is empty for much of the time, services get run down, but this is not mentioned in any of their marketing. One restaurant is only open for breakfast, room service is haphazard, and the place gets deserted. Guests are outnumbered by staff about 50 to 1, who spend much of the time standing staring at you out of boredom.
The hotel is separated from the beach by a busy road, yet marketing photographs show the hotel actually on the beach.
The beach and the hinterland is strewn with litter, and clearly the hotels in the area make no effort to clean it up. I guess they believe that as the beach is on public land, it is not their responsbility. Fine. It is not my responsibility to recommend the hotel to others or to come back to fill the empty rooms.
Significantly, the hotel is close to the airport, and the noise of aircraft late at night was disturbing. (When I say close, I mean you can read the registration number of the aircraft and occasionally smell jet fuel).
So.....we were booked into a different hotel from the one we thought we were booking, we have constant problems with the room doors, many of the facilities are run down, the beach is littered, we get woken by aircraft landing and taking off, and the place is deserted. Recommend it? Errrrr. No. This is a pity because it is actually a nice place, spoilt by poor marketing and poor management.
The beach hotels in Sanya are located in one of three areas:
- Yalong Bay - to the east of the city, furthest from the airport. The international brand hotels are here (Marriott, Sheraton)
- Dadonghai Bay - the bay to the southeast of Sanya city. Well located, and good if noisy beach. Plenty of restaurants, bars and action.
- West of Sanya - near the airport, so noisy. Beach is narrow, deserted and could be beautiful, except for the vast quantities of litter on the beach and among the trees. The hotels, which use the beach extensively in their marketing, do nothing to keep the beaches clean - not even their own little patch.
Note also that a lot of the glossy brochures imply that they are on% the beach, but in fact there is a main road outside and a scrubby, litter infested strip before you get to the beach. Easy to fix, but no-one can be bothered to do it.
Note that any hotels west of Sanya are close to Sanya Airport, with the consequent noise.
Normally aircraft land from the west and turn sharply out to sea after take-off - both these create noice at the beach hotels along the front.
The busies time for flights is late evening, and rooms that have a 'mountain view' are best described as having an 'airport view'.
At least you don't have to travel far if you have an early flight home.
Beautiful hotel and even better if you are tenting it on the beach just outside of it. The staff are friendly and helpful, providing you with maps, helping you to find cabs and advising you on the reasonable price to negiotate for the cab.
'Foreigners' have no trouble using the facilities - they have lovely pools (although the hot tub wasn't working), clean washrooms with western style toilets (with very few footprints on the seats) and next to the pool is a change room which has a private toilet and a hot shower!
Also, they have entertainment in the form of a live Phillipino band that goes around singing to all the tables - they take requests and are good fun to play with.
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