Hongfang Zhongyang Seaview Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sanya
Much the wiser and somewhat wearier, we're almost back to where our Hainan Island adventure started 16 days ago. Here's our latest hotel review:
The first time we came here on the 10th, our expectations had been higher and our experience with C-Trip and how things work were lower. This time, after Xinlong, we were happy to be able to book …
... to enjoy the red rice wine Jacuzzis and were
joined by a Chinese couple from Beijing and their 13 year old son. He had been
taking English lessons and took the opportunity to practice, translating
between his parents and us.
Friday morning, we started the task of
packing to head to Shanghai. Having gotten past the halfway mark of our trip,
we didn’t want to leave Hainan as it signified that we were getting nearer to
the end ...
... was pretty basic, with the only sit down restaurant shut down for construction
and maintenance. In the grocery store my search for diet coke, came up with
nothing still. The drink has not been on offer anywhere since our first day in
Beijing! They had coke zero, which has been quite easy to get, but the drink is
only available in sizes 550ml and smaller. While in the store, a woman
approached and asked us if we were the two gentleman staying in 1207 at ...
... 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 ...
... my dear Watson. Shoot me.
Tangent over and focus regained--I went to Sanya! Sanya is officially my favorite place in China! It was PERFECT! It was much more of what I had imagined China to be with cows in the streets, no noticeable chain brands (with the exception of the Starbucks I hunted down with the vigor of a Great White during surfing season), street vendors everywhere, and, miracle of miracles, the SUN! That sucker must have ...
The first time we came here on the 10th, our expectations had been higher and our experience with C-Trp and how things work were lower. This time, after Xinlong, we were happy to be able to book a place until our cheap flight out on February 2nd, 2011's eve between the new year of the Rabbit. Since they had saved me replacing jeans and shirt on the previous visit, I wasn"t about to quibble when they asked for almost 100 yuan more than the C-Trip price. Jason, a nice young man and recent college graduate with some English, was called over to help us, which he did wonderfully. He said "You've been here before," which may or may not have had any bearing on the fact we were actually put up on the 4th floor, in the Huipudeng Hotel, a short walk down the road. It was about 50 yuan a night cheaper (about 250 yuan a night) and quite acceptable to us. For one, we were finally able to have warmth and dryness, and a shower curtain rod (no curtain) to hang and dry our still wet clothes from Haikou laundry. We aren't lacking any for little bars of soap and spare coms, tooth brushes and tiny, little travel tooth paste tubes.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.