Sheraton Sanya Resort
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We finally got past the landslide area after a delay of about five hours. It was 6 pm before we arrived at the lunch stop where we had a pretty awful meal with the German couple, who are vegetarian, so it was even worse for them. The whole trip followed a river and went up and over the mountains. We were a bit worried that the driver was trying to …
... 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 ...
... reattempt to head back into Haikou. The pool boy, Lou, helped us figure out
what was the right way to head into the city so that we didn't have a repeat of
our slums experience from the day earlier. Lou took our phone and recorded
simple phrases to tell the bus drivers as we got on, like I need to switch
buses at the next town, and please let me know when I have arrived had Ming Ju
We changed buses at the right times and
Hainan Island is the southern-most point of China and is
known as” China’s Hawaii”. It is very hot and humid and in the earliest days,
government officials were banished there to be punished. It was thought of as being sent to” the gates of hell.” Not much of a punishment, if you ask me, but I guess they did not
have an escape from the heat in the form of air-conditioning. Today it is ...
... one. Often times, when I don't understand or I do something completely stupid, I say "Dway buchi, Wo sha lao wei." Of course, the spelling is off here but I'm saying "I'm sorry, I'm a foolish foreigner." Well, at least that's what I thought I was saying. After I used this line at work a few weeks ago, a brave Chinese colleague corrected my pronunciation of "sha." Apparently, it's one of those tricky tone ones. I defended myself saying, "Oh well, it's ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Sanya Resort
Worth a visit
We visited the hotel as a family of 2 adults and 2 children and overall were very happy with our trip. The hotel itself is very nice and the grounds and pools are beautiful. Rooms are a great size and nicely decorated. The staff are friendly enough but the service is incredibly slow. If you are going for a relaxing holiday in nice surroundings then I would recommend the Sheraton - but be prepared for a reasonably long wait for almost everything you order.
My wife, best friend and I decided to treat ourselves to lunch at the Sheraton (we weren't staying there). What a mistake. It was the worst meal I've ever had in Sanya.
We went for a long Easter weekend to the Sheraton Resort and had Deluxe Seaview Rooms. The rooms are very spacious, have a lovely balcony and are spotless clean. The Beach, the garden and especially the pools are excellent. We really enjoyed our stay. Even on a busy weekend like Easter, the staff was very friendly.
We spent a long weekend at the Sheraton Sanya, in a Deluxe Ocean View room. Overall, the experience was good, but not great. The resort site is very beautiful, a large resort with attractive structures, beautiful gardens, and a nice beach. The ocean is great, warm water, no rocks on the sea floor, relatively mild surf. The water is a bit dirty, lots of junk floating around near the shore. During much of our stay, the hotel was quite noisy. Many Chinese tourists were there is there poorly behaved children (Chinese kids are spoiled due to the one-child-policy). Prices are relatively steep ($260 per night for the room, plus an extra $25 for breakfast per person). Jet ski rental costs about $36 per 20 minutes for the "standard" unit, and $47 for the "fast" unit. Take the standard one, it's plenty fast, and more reasonable.
my family and I have returned from 11 days in the sheraton sanya hotel and I must say we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute from start to finish. we were there from the 6th april untill the 17th and the weather was glorious, a little too hot some days but we wern't complaining. The standard of the rooms was excellent and furnished very stylishly, infact the hotel decor was superbly designed at no cost spared. The gardenswere beautiful and lush and the pools were fantastic with slides and waterfalls tastefully and discreetly designed.
We decided to give Phuket a break this year for the Easter holidays and try China's answer to Hawaii. We reserved a junior suite which was amazingly clean and spacious for my wife and I and two roll out beds for the children.
We have stayed at the Sheraton in Sanya a couple of times now and really enjoyed both our stays. You do need to be aware of the fact that the hotel staff don't necessarily speak very good English, the receptionists in particular seem to struggle. That aside, the staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel has beautiful deluxe seaview rooms which have huge bathrooms with walk in showers, a separate bath and shutters which open into the bedroom so that you can see the sea from the bath. The beds are huge. The hotel is very clean and beautifully designed. There are several pools (five) which are all designed in a unique way and at least three are very good for children (shallow with slides and statues which squirt water) they are surrounded by the most beautiful flowers and very green grass. The beach is white sand and you can have your lunch on the beach - however be aware that lunch can take up to an hour to arrive after ordering it. The hotel restaurants are good, there is one Chinese restaurant, one international restaurant and one restaurant which serves spicy Chinese food. There are other hotels along the beach which you can visit if you fancy a change. The restaurants aren't particularly cheap compared with restaurants in the rest of China but are pretty much on a par with UK hotel restaurant prices. The buffet breakfast is excellent serving American, English, Chinese & Japanese in an open aired room surrounded by water with colourful carp in it that kids and adults alike love to watch and feed. On a Saturday night there is a barbeque with a show. This hotel is very relaxing, however, I must say I did enjoy it more when we went in the quiet season as opposed to when it was very busy as it did become difficult to find sunbeds and to get a table at breakfast during this trip (we went just before Easter). The weather is very hot in Hainan and you need to be very careful not to burn as it seems that more people get sunburnt here than anywhere else I have ever been. You tan even with factor fifty on! There is a lovely reception area in the evenings which always has a piano player and singer and there is also a nightclub in the hotel, however, I have never seen anyone other than the staff in it. This is a hotel to relax in not necessarily to go clubbing in. There is an excellent spa which does some fantastic treatments and is actually one of the top five spas in China. Hainan is a long way from the UK but it is like paradise once you're out there. It could be a bit of a culture shock if you have never been to China before though, particularly if you do take a taxi for a day trip. Airport rides can be organised at an additional cost and I would say are worth it when you arrive but you probably don't need one to get back to the airport. This hotel is perfect for couples and families with young children.
Staff unprofessional and not well trained
Of course, this is a hotel you'd stay in and would simply remain in its quarters - the white sand beach is beautiful, the many pools are gorgeous, the grass and fauna are lush and lovely in the always balmy weather in Sanya. Its Mandara Spa is divine.
The downside is, the staff. They're obviously not well trained:
- they seem inexperienced;
- they make frequent mistakes;
- they are slow;
- they are not thoughtful
They're friendly, but they simply don't seem to know what they're doing. Therefore, the management of this hotel is to blame - who's managing them?
Though the grounds are beautiful, the service does not carry the 5 Star value.
We were with our children over christmas at the Sheraton in Sanya. Of the hotels in Sanya it certainly ranks highest (we also experienced the Marriott and other hotels there). The pools are nice, the beach superb and the general ambience agreeable. As christmas is not always warm, the fact that one pool was heated and another one was actually a very agreeable hot tub was quite welcome. Especially highly valued were the refined ambience compared to its local competitors as well as the nice greeneries. The room was nice and especially the bath excellent.