Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
A l4 day getawayPosted Jul 4, 2014
The place is nice, some people speak English but ultimately, for a westerner, the bed is way too hard. We did ask about another mattress at reception and they give us some other duvets to put over the top of it, but ultimately, we couldn't sleep on it still so had to check out and went to another hotel. Nice hotel though, nice pool, gym is fine for a hotel. 5 star is what it is advertised as- but beware, that is Chinese 5 star. Id say 3.
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles, Ca. USA
former gloryPosted Jun 25, 2014
Pros: There is not much to like about this hotel.. unfortunately.
Cons: Softer beds, showers that work, untattered drapery, a top sheet (there was only a fitted sheet and the comforte),cheaper food.. I could go on..
Location: Far from everything...
This hotel may have been somewhat of a nice resort when it first opened centuries ago ( I jest ), but as the years have past the management did not keep the place up. Things are in disrepair all over the common areas and the front entrance, where a sizeable fountain does not work, has been severely neglected. The murky, brown, stagnant water that lay in it's shallows was a huge red flag simply for the fact that it is the first thing you see and should be as alluring as possible. As I passed the tattered soccer banners for the World Cup, strung haphazardly, criss-crossing the broken fountain I began to worry. Checking in was not a problem and the staff is somewhat helpful, but English is not spoken here fluently as they mostly cater to a Chinese clientele. If you don't want to put your credit card down as a deposit ( as fraud is a huge problem in China ) you may leave one in cash so be sure to have some CNY currency before you arrive. The amenities and fixtures in the room however were again in disrepair. I had specified for a non-smoking room and the room smelled heavily of smoke. When I asked for a different room I was told to put the air conditioner on and that it would clear out. I explained that I asked for a non-smoking room but I wasn't getting anywhere with the staff. There were several large ashtrays in the room. Case and point. I cranked up the A/C and hunkered down. The bed was king size. It felt like a plywood box with a comforter in lieu of a mattress.
for Everyoneby Jo from Newcastle, UK
5 star comfort at 2-3 star pricesPosted May 8, 2014
Cons: Breakfast buffet could be cheaper, or allow people to order a la carte breakfast (perhaps this was possible, but the waitress did not tell me)
A beautiful and luxurious hotel with an immaculate swimming pool, cleaned daily. Beautiful sea views (but note that swimming in the sea is not permitted due to dangerous hidden currents). Huge rooms and bathrooms, with free wifi in many rooms. Amazing at the internet price! Breakfast buffet a bit steep, but a huge array of Asian and Western breakfast foodstuffs. Highly recommended for businesspeople and holidayers alike.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Marginal ServicePosted Apr 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel was clean, but air conditioning stopped working about 2:00 a.m. The general service attitude of the staff was lacking. In a terrible location for convenience to haikou, but is right on the ocean. If you don't have any plans on heading into town, then its fine. It's also about as far from the airport as you can get.
for Familiesby John S
Relaxing, beautiful hotel on the beachPosted Oct 17, 2012 on Hotels.com
Not all taxi drivers seem to know where this hotel is, so ask the hotel to write it down in chinese and take it with you when you go to the city (about 30 minutes). This is a lovely hotel and it is spacious with comfortable sitting areas and an excellent swimming pool. There is both Chinese and Western food in the restaurant plus other choices like Japanese and a sort of bar-b-q outdoors about two evenings a week. The bed was firm and the room was comfortable and clean. We would use it again if coming back to Haikou.
Lovely Quiet PlacePosted Jun 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel is far from the city. Getting a taxi is quite difficult and when you do get it, it is RMB 100 to go anywhere in town. It is about a 45 min drive from shopping and eating areas. The hotel has several restaurants which I found over priced. I definitely do not recommend the japanese restaurant, as they use old fish to make sushi which could be dangerous. The other restaurants seem to have more turnover so food was fresh. Room service is efficient. Swimming in the sea in that area is prohibited as it is considered dangerous. In any case the beach is not a pleasant place- quite dirty and tracks going up and down, doing some renovation right now- May 2012. If you are looking for a party spot, this hotel will not satisfy you, as there is really nothing around it. But if you want a quiet isolated place, it is perfect!
for Everyoneby SHLC from San Leandro, CA
A good hotel but its AC needs more work onPosted Apr 25, 2012
Pros: The tropical atmosphere.
Cons: Air conditioning
Location: It is quite far away from the downtown, and hard to get a taxi to go out.
Everything is very good with this hotel. The problem is that the AC in my room did not work. I told the front desk, but no one came to take care of it. It was hot! I could not sleep for two nights.