Xinglong Treasure Island Hotspring Hotel
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We left our Sanya Hostel at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, and I hoped to be at our destination 3 hours later. Alas, we couldn't catch a taxi to the inter-city bus station, caught a bus and missed the stop. We got to the bus ticket window at 1:31 and the next bus to Wanning (where C-trip and all other maps indicated our hotel was) was at 2:45. It gave us …
... have a set price, to ensure cabs are always at the ready
for the hotel guests. He said it would be only 40 yuan to the train (we had
paid just under 30 getting there so we could live with the extra quid charge.)
the bellboy explained where we were going and told him the fee in both mandarin
and English for our benefit. When we got in the cab however the meter was
running for some reason and already had 30 yuan displayed. The cab driver ...
to bar, so an over priced pina colada was on the cards before heading out to
the ocean! At the private beach we met Sean, a pilot and native New Yorker, and
his Russian girlfriend Olga. They introduced us to these small purple fruits
that you crack open to eat the garlic looking cloves inside. The fruit was so
delicious, refreshing and cheap at just over 1 yuan a fruit. The four of us
headed back to the pool Jacuzzi area for some light chat and ...
... Signs on the beach warned us about jellyfish and we did see them washed up on shore and floating around the surf. We double checked with the life guard who recommended
“no swim”. We definitely did not want to risk getting stung by those. No wonder
the beach was basically deserted, even taking into account that it was
When on vacation, you do not let things like a disappointing
beach spoil the ...
... having Helen figure out all the travel details made this the first truly relaxing vacation I've been taken. Unfortunately, this was not the case for Helen...
3. Helen was my interpreter.
While I found this fact to be so amazingly wonderful that I questioned how I traveled without her before, Helen didn't find it quite as enjoyable. Aside from dealing with my picky foreigner ways (my refusal to sit on certain buses, my desire to eat ...
We arrived simultaneously with a large tour group but went up to a lady who turned out to be the assistant manager. I think I spoke more Chinese there than she or anyone else spoke English. Still, she got us our reserved room, at the C-trip rate, on our Hunan Debit Card, with a 700 RMB deposit. We stayed in Villa #3 and bellhops carried our bags out for us. We had to access Internet in their business office, using their computer, at 4 yuan/hour. They had an English menu (1) and the food was nice. The grounds are beautiful and there's a golf driving range and green. We rented 2 bikes for an hour, at 15 yuan each, taken out of our deposit. The biggest disappointment, other than communications, was no hot springs, sauna or any such thing, as advertised. I just saw this review was the 3rd Google hit under "Xinlong, Hainan hotels." If you're reading this, and you want to go to Xinlong, knowing what we know, we'd have stayed at the Old Banyan Hotel for about 435 yuan a night, but real luxury! Le Meridien, on Shimei Bay, may be nicer, but 3x the cost.
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