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7.4
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8.0
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Excellent location - 200 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
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  • Sanya Shell Museum290 m
  • Yalongwan Central Square360 m
  • Under Water World480 m
  • Flowers Valley Shopping Center590 m
  • Butterfly Park1.2 km
  • Yalong Bay Golf Club1.75 km
  • Yalong Bay Beach2.04 km
  • Yalong Bay2.88 km
  • Yalong Bay Tropic Paradise Forest Park3.08 km
  • Red Gorge Golf Club4.07 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Yalong Bay Universal Resort

    Yalong Bay National Resort District, Yalong Bay, Sanya, China, 572000 - See map
    "Breakfast, swimming pool and location was great."
    Taras - June 14, 2018
    Very good comfort
    7.4 room quality and comfort
    Very good cleanliness
    7.3 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • 200 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Sanya

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Room comfort score
    7.4/10
    Location score
    8.0/10
    Value for money score
    7.5/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
    94
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    Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center25.0 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportSanya Phoenix International Airport (SYX)
    Distance to airport26.7 km

    Rooms available at Yalong Bay Universal Resort

    Deluxe Family Suite
    Deluxe Family Suite
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Suite
    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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    Villa Lake View
    Villa Lake View
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Sea View
    Deluxe Sea View
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Mountain View
    Deluxe Mountain View
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    • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    Courtyard Room with 2 Twin Beds
    Courtyard Room with 2 Twin Beds
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Villa Mountain View
    Villa Mountain View
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds
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    Villa Sea View
    Villa Sea View
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Ocean view
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    Lake View Double or Twin Bed
    Lake View Double or Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    Mountain View Doule or Twin Bed
    Mountain View Doule or Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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    The Big Kitchen
    Menu:A-la-carte
    CHINA HARVEST
    Cuisine:Chinese
    Menu:Buffet

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    Overall rating
    7.7
    Very good
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    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities6.6
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality7.4
    Service7.3
    Value for money7.5
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    <6 Below Expectation (67)
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    4.0
    Albert from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Villa Mountain View
    Stayed 3 nights in April, 2019

    Terrible hotel - don't get confuse with Universal Studio Resort”

    This sound similar hotel is terribly old and rundown. The aircon is not working for the first day of stay and we have to change another room. It is a Vila it is 200m away. It took almost an hours to get front desk to answer the phone and the air-con technician to check-up. We have to change room at mid-night as the tech. can not fixed the problem. The front desk expect us to walk 200m to get the new room key. They just don't feel apologetic about not providing us a reasonable room at the first place. The WIFI is not working 80% of the time

    Reviewed April 17, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    David from United States
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 6 nights in August, 2014

    All about the ocean waves”

    Private Beavh, Room Size, Sea View

    We stayed for six days in a mountain and sea view room in the main building on the 6th floor. Our view was spectacular from our balcony. We overlooked the lake, the mountain was to our right, and the sea to our left. Our room was spacious giving our one year old baby plenty of space to crawl around on the carpet. And the best thing about this hotel by far is it's private beach. The swimming at yalong bay at this hotel's private beach is absolutely fantastic. The beach chairs and umbrellas are perfect for relaxation and watching the sea. And the sea is shallow enough for easy swimming while the wave are strong enough to make it fun. The waves from 4-6 PM are simply the best. And at night after 10 PM the beach is completely empty and perfect for a night stroll or just to sit and feel and listen to the waves. The hotel swimming pool is also nice for an easy swim and a break from the ocean, but the ocean and beach are the draw for this hotel. The breakfast buffet is average at best. Get the eggs, the noodles, the rice porridge, and oatmeal, but don't eat much else. The dinner buffet is not worth it in my opinion. I recommend going down the road just a bit to the shopping center where there are several good dinner options. There is also a small supermarket to pick up some snacks and drinks. The shopping center is just an 8 RMB taxi ride down the street for 5 min, and maybe a 25 min walk. You can also grab a taxi to downtown Sanya or to Dadonghai to get many more dinner and night options. Yalong Bay is a quiet nightlife with just swimming in the pool or beach walking or chillin on tap. For partying, it's Sanya or Dadonghai. This hotel is great for families or couples.

    Reviewed August 20, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    David from United States
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 6 nights in July, 2014

    Ocean, Waves, Beach, Sun, Sand”

    Awesome Private Beach

    The private beach is just across the street from the hotel and it is perfect. An easy 2 min walk, the private beach is set up perfectly with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The water is absolutely fantastic. We swam for several hours everyday.. My wife, baby, and I had a great relaxing vacation. The breakfast buffet is just okay for my American taste, but great for my Chinese wife. The dinner BBQ buffet by the pool is good, but music way too loud. We went out for dinner after the first night. Food plaza just a 5 min and an 8 RMB taxi ride away. Taxis are always waiting at the hotel. Room was spacious and with great view. We had a deluxe Mtn and sea view room on the 8th floor in the main bldg. I recommend floors 7-9 in the main bldg for great views over the villa rooms, which are nice rooms but the view of the sea is blocked by Palm trees. But it is the private beach and the clean sea for swimming which made the trip for us. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed July 09, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Joseph from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 6 nights in December, 2012

    Great hotel and location”

    Beach is very close and hotel is clean and nice

    Enjoyed the stay. Breakfast is excellent but cannot always get a table and the staff is slow to clean tables. Would recommend the hotel and location as the best area in Sanya. Pool area was nice and clean too.

    Reviewed January 16, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Ang from Singapore
    Group
    Deluxe Mountain View
    Stayed 3 nights in June, 2010

    Lovely Hotel”

    Location
    Nil

    This hotel is in a prominent location near the beach. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the hotel receptions are very friendly. When approached, they will put on a smiling face and help us, being it road direction or restaurant recommendation. The reception are also very fast in settling the check in.

    Reviewed November 30, 2010
    8.7
    Excellent
    Jonathan from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in November, 2009

    Great Place”

    Good price, The biggest breakfast buffet I ever seen with good international and Chinese food, nice staff, nice and clean room
    Nothing i can tell, dinner set at the restaurant on second floor is expensive but the food is so so. Do not try the legence of Hainan island dinner set = taste less and expensive. Bike rental is so expensive here.

    The room is nice and clean, staff is great, polite and helpful. The theme of this hotel is African tropical, so there is an English speaking African bell boy who is very helpful. The buffet is big in its selection with lot of different food. If you like Bangkok tourist hotel breakfast buffet, you will like this hotel's breakfast buffet which is even better.

    Reviewed December 25, 2009
    8.0
    Excellent
    Charles from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in August, 2008

    An amazing deal”

    great price, location, cleanliness, travel service in the hotel, and overall service
    no cushions on lounge chairs, the bathroom was nice but nothing special, the checkout was frantic (too few staff handling the people checking out at the last minute)

    While in Sanya, we stayed at three hotels -- The Holiday Inn Sanya Bay, the Sunny Sanya Family in at Dadonghai, and the Universal Resort at Yalong Bay. After booking, I was most worried about the state of the Universal Resort. We booked a Deluxe Suite, and the cost was so low (a total of just over 600 RMB per night) that I was sure one of the following was true: (1) There was a mistake in the pricing, and we would be told of the error on checking in (2) The hotel was under renovation and was going to be a noisy, dusty nightmare (3) The room would be in horrible shape and would be overlooking a parking lot or trash dump. (4) The new hotel (The Aegean Conifer, I believe) would block the view and access to the beach. (5) Agoda was a scam To my surprise, everything was great. On check-in, they had all our information and the room keys already set aside for us. The room (rooms, I should say -- it was a two-room suite) was wonderful. There were two clean rooms with a TV in each room and a balcony off of each room. We had a view of the mountain, lake, and sea from each balcony. The service was good, and we had quick response to the one problem we encountered -- water leaking from the air conditioning vent. There was a stain on one part of the carpet, but that was minor. The breakfast was good. The beach, although across the street, was quick and easy to access. Their beach chairs had no cushions, but in light of the other benefits of the hotel, this was an insignificant annoyance. Oh, we also used the travel service located in the hotel and got great prices on airline tickets -- lower than I had found online. This was my first time to use Agoda and to stay at the Universal Resort, and so started out a little worried about both. In the end, I was very satisfied with both, and would use both again.

    Reviewed September 01, 2008
    8.4
    Excellent
    Taras from China
    Couple
    Villa Mountain View
    Stayed 3 nights in July, 2017

    good if you live in main building”

    we were settled in small additional building, different from picture, where a lot of leaks and also lizards were everywhere, then we were moved to another room, a bit better, but steak it was huge leak from the roof, during rain. After strict conversation we were finally moved to nice room in main building. Breakfast, swimming pool and location was great.

    Reviewed June 14, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    WONG from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Courtyard Room with 2 Twin Beds
    Stayed 3 nights in May, 2017

    Please pick another one as there are a few more nearby”

    I would definitely pick other one if I ever come back to Yalong Bay area again. Beach is only 5 mins walk opposite which is good, the bus stop is also like a few mins away from the hotel which is also good. However, it wasn't value for what I paid for, I would say this is more like 2 and a half stars hotel (max 3) ...one of the staff wasn't helpful ..as it says on the web and also on the lobby that we can have our money exchange there in the Lobby but she refused to do so because she said there is something wrong with the banking system and she suggested me to go to the nearby shopping town where bank is available, however it was a Sunday and I asked if bank opens and she said NO. that's it - no further assistance. I processed to the opposite Holiday INN and tried my luck and check if I can exchange there, exchange was available to their guests only (that make sense), cos I just want to see if it was the banking system error for all hotels but it happened to be only Yalong Bay Universal Resort, refused to exchange money to its guests. that's the only problem I had with this resort. In conclude, pls pick another resorts nearby.

    Reviewed May 31, 2017
    8.7
    Excellent
    Thi from Vietnam
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2014

    We had a great time”

    Beautiful beach, friendly and helpful staff and local people, near other beauty spots

    The sea view from the hotel is gorgeous. We could see the fantastic sea from our bed. The food in the restaurant was nice but the evening buffet by the swimming pool was not worth the money. Staff was very helpful but spoke little English.

    Reviewed March 13, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Borje from Sweden
    Family with teens
    Villa Mountain View
    Stayed 7 nights in January, 2014

    Relaxing holiay with our daughter and son in law”

    Close to the private beach. Reasonable prices as the hotel is not among the newest in this area, but well kept. 10 minutes walk to a new restaurang and shopping area.

    This was our second visit to this hotel in Yalong bay, Sanya. This time we discovered a restaurant and shopping area only 10 min. walk from the hotel. Good restaurants partly open to the square, live music(a little bit loud though, coffee shops, super market and smaller shops. We also enjoyed som tours such a visit in the rain forest park Yanoda and a boat trip along the beach of "end of the world" in sanya, watching cliff formations in the sea. The private beach which is kept by the hotel is good as the beach can be quite occupied. Unfortunately are there too few sunchairs around the big pool area. Only available or 10 persons. It could have been at least the double.

    Reviewed January 26, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Oxana from Russia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Mountain View
    Stayed 9 nights in May, 2013

    ok”

    бассейн, завтраки, большие номера

    Сам отель очень хороший: недалеко от моря, вкусные завтраки, хорошо убирают номера. Неплохой бассейн. Но обеды и ужины очень дорогие. И еще: вечером на пляже полно крыс. То есть посидеть на море после заката - опасно! Не понимаю, почему нельзя их потравить??!!!

    Reviewed May 14, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Michael from United States
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in October, 2012

    Great hotel with beautiful private beach”

    staff was kind, clean, great beach, great pool

    Hotel was excellent. Hotel staff were very helpful and kind including allowing us to go ahead and check in early (around 7AM) as our train had arrived at 5AM. The private beach was great since it limited the number of busloads of tourists coming into the beach for the day from overtaking the beack. The only negative was the limited availability of other restaurants and the high cost of food.

    Reviewed November 02, 2012
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Lynette from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 4 nights in September, 2012

    great location and comfortable room”

    Nice view of the yalong bay

    We stayed at Deluxe Mountain & Sea View Room for 5 days 4 nights. It was a nice stay, big room, big balcony, with the panoramic view of the Yalong Bay and hills. The resort is quite new and definitely not over priced. The sunset pool side BBQ is also delicious.

    Reviewed October 20, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    King from Hong Kong
    Group
    Deluxe Mountain View
    Stayed 2 nights in June, 2012

    Good service hotel with beautiful view”

    Convience to the Beach

    hotel room is better than expectation, comfortable and clean. we love the pool side sea food dinner buffet though it is a litte bit expensive when comparing to other hotels' buffet price. its location is convience to the yalong bay with 3 mins walking distance across the road. hotel concierge staff are friendly and informative, especially on suggestion of water activities. it would be better if the website can mention about extra charge on government tax as a reminder to the users.

    Reviewed June 16, 2012
    5.0
    Lee from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2011

    Special design with threatre”

    Convenient, fair price

    The design of the hotel is unique. Outlook liked a half ball. you can reach the beach in 5 minutes after crossing the road. but the seaview room will be blocked of seaview as there are hotels in the front. Breakast choice OK, but the appetizers, salad needed to be frozen or placed with ice at the bottom. Yogurt was just placed on the table in room temperature and I saw small mosquitoes climbing along the vegetable! Dissatified with the hotel service. I request a single bed but twin beds were given. The reception asked if I accept the hotel to move close of the twin beds. OK. But what I see in the room is still 2 separate beds and I have to move the beds by myself. The staff acted only when check out. I just stayed 2 minutes more in the room and then the staff called and requested me to check out. Will never stay in this hotel again.

    Reviewed May 24, 2011
    8.7
    Excellent
    WAIYIN from United States
    Group
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2011

    Great beach, nicely themed hotel”

    Beach access, cleaniness of beach, and swimming pool are very nich

    we stayed here one night, it's a five star hotel, but it's starting to show wear, but a great value for the price compared to the international resorts. the beach is across and easy to walk to, water is clear there at yalongwan beach, breakfast was very good as well, got the sea and mountain view and the views were very nice. would stay here again

    Reviewed May 18, 2011
    7.0
    Very good
    Oleg from Ukraine
    Couple
    Courtyard Room with 2 Twin Beds
    Stayed 5 nights in April, 2011

    good location and nice staff”

    location / staff

    the hotel is lovely. it is clean and the rooms were really good. comfortable bed (but two single beds when you book the cheapest room)and good bathroom. the staff were friendly and helpful but speak very limited english. very close proximity to the beach (which is lovely) but becomes slightly ridiculous when it comes to reserving sunbeds (some people are clearly up at 7am to put towels on the sunbeds they then keep for the day!). the food choices are pretty limited and most nearby hotels tend to have all you can eat buffet barbecues which are ok. you will need a taxi to get to other restaurants or the fancier hotels at the other end of yaolong bay. good for a few days of lying by the pool / on the beach.

    Reviewed April 12, 2011
    6.0
    Siew from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 4 nights in March, 2011

    Nice hotel ”

    nice view and helpful staff

    Location at the extreme end of the bay. Breakfast average.Suggest welcome drink to be fruit punch rather than soft drink.The rooms are very spacious and clean and the hotel receptions are very friendly.The beach is nice with clear water and soft sand .Good barbecue buffet each night with some entertainment.

    Reviewed March 29, 2011
    9.0
    Exceptional
    ulf from Germany
    Couple
    Villa Lake View
    Stayed 10 nights in March, 2011

    very nice hotel”

    nice room room with sea view

    the hotel was very nice ,the girls in the lobby was very frindly and do the best to help you the most speak no english but one person is everyday the who can help . the beach is the best what ever i have seen in my live ,so clear water and nice soft sand . and if you come early there is no problem to get a sun bed. the breakfast was very good every morning you can eat noodel soup and omlet as much as you like . if i stay agan in hainan i will stay in universal resort

    Reviewed March 26, 2011
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