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Excellent 8.3
Based on 196 reviews

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based on 196 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.8
  • Location 8.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 7.5

5 Nina L.
March 26, 2014
nice pool, awful breakfast area, bad dining option
pool, gardens, beach cafe
The pool and gardens and the beach cafe were nice. However, there are no dining options for the evening (except buffee) and the breakfast area was very unclean. The staff doesn't speak English. The spa was disappointing (the massager was great but the room and ssurrounding were smelly and like from the 60s). The location is far away from everything so they can charge 12 euros from the orange juice. Ok stay with the kids but I would not go again.

7.3 Rabi M.
January 31, 2014
Already mentioned above. Why to repeat again
It was ok but not so great. Hotel was good, quite a big area, all shorts of facilities. Front desk does not understand English at all, very difficult to communicate. Also even after booking through agoda, they were asking security money for deposit, this was disgusting. How come, a tourist, who does not have enough currencies will arrange for this suddenly. Agoda should better check for this. Room was ok and comfortable, sea view. Food was ok. Breakfast had many options. But the breakfast dining hall was small, very crowded during peak time.

January 16, 2014
Convenient to the seaside.
Location, all in one hotel and good services.
Quite a pleasant hotel, staffs are friendly but not efficient. Had to wait sometime for the lift to come. Too many guest during the weekends even have to Quene for breakfast, All in one hotel. Private beach within walking distance. Enjoy the balcony where the bathtub is located but curtain is not working well. Good for couples"

7 Min S.
United States
January 13, 2014
Not a bad place to stay for your money
Buffet, pool, large room

9.3 Janel S.
United States
January 05, 2014
Great for some R&R
breakfast, pool, comfy bed
I traveled to Sanya from Shanghai for Christmas break. The hotel was very relaxing and I spent a great deal of time by the pool. There are two pools at the hotel, one with a lot of families and another that was quieter. The staff were very friendly and the fireworks over the beach are super fun. If you're staying at this hotel definitely get the breakfast included! The buffet is excellent and all the breakfast items are delicious. Food at other times of day was good too but breakfast is the standout. The bar is lacking though. I had trouble ordering drinks that were on the menu and they never made a cocktail the same way twice. The only problem I ran into at the hotel was checking in I had to put a deposit on the room. They wanted RMB4000 but don't accept foreign credit cards! I ended up putting down a RMB500 deposit because that was all the cash I had on me (though it was no big deal because I didn't use the minibar or anything like that anyways). It should be more clear that the hotel doesn't accept foreign cards, I had to pay for everything at the hotel in cash. Luckily there is an ATM on site.

7.3 Kew T.
December 31, 2013
Typical big local hotel with good customer service
Customer service, views, variety in breakfast buffet

6.3 David S.
December 29, 2013
Nice Hotel, terrible service, incompetent staff
Good location, easy access to the beach and simple facilities
Taking apart that the hotel is nice located and have good facilities, the service and staff attitude is not client oriented. If you intend arrive after 6 PM there will be nobody able to speak English and also during the day, only few foreigners local employed staff can assist. Luckily I speck Chinese so this was not a problem for me, but it is for the 99% of everybody else. The Hotel is NOT customer oriented, service is poor and they have no elegant way of "welcoming" people as they classify them as a 5 stars Hotel... uppss, no more that 4! Very bad experience for us arriving late evening, they lost our booking done via Agoda and basically left us in the lobby as no more rooms where available, and as we were not willing to pay again for the already paid room! It took more than two hours to finally get in, paying an additional deposit until everything is clarified - money that I still didn't get back after check-out! Breakfast is a mess, a battle field and get ready to fight to get some food... don't expect a good coffee! The room is comfortable, big and ice view. Location is convenient to access the airport, city centre and move around easily - public buses only if you read Chinese! Summarizing my stay there in Sanya Sonic Hotel, I had more troubles that enjoying my time so no more!

8.7 Seonpyo J.
South Korea
December 17, 2013
It was great hotel except deposit problem
accessbility, convinient, great pool
The hotel facility was great and other hotel workers are very kind and nice. However receptionist requested 3000 RMB for deposit and they couldn't make temporary transaction with my international VISA/Master card. Since receptionist couldn't understand English, I got in trouble when i was check-in. This was the only problem what I've had. All other things was nice enough.

8 Henry F.
December 14, 2013
Nice pleasant comfortable stay
THE BEST 5 Star Hotel In Sanya Bay which lives up to expectations
This hotel staff is very friendly and attentive. Near to the beach and bath tub located in the balcony. The hotel surrounding is well maintained too. Overall a comfortable stay! Will return to this hotel if stay again in Sanya Bay!

8 Henry F.
December 14, 2013
Pleasant & comfortable
The BEST 5 Star Hotel In Sanya Bay which lives up to expectations
The hotel staff is very friendly and attentive. Hotel is suitable for family fun and located near to the beach. The BBQ dinner at the restaurant near the beach is good although quite expensive as compared to other nearby restaurant. The stretch along the beach is good for early morning jog.