I had no idea what to expect from this hotel. The roads that lead towards the hotel are not even finished yet, and still a lot of construction is taking place. On first arrival, I was very disappointed. The lobby, although large, did not have air conditioning and felt like it was a market place rather than a hotel lobby -it was so crowded with people and noisy and hot. The manager did however offer us glasses of cold water, which was a nice touch and attention to detail.
Best part about this hotel are the rooms -they are very large and furnishings are new and comfortable. Overall, a good comfortable stay but not 5 star luxury and there is little to do at the hotel so don't stay more than 1 night.
Problems to look out for:
the beach -the beach was not very nice, water was very dirty and there were sharp metal objects stuck in the sand which was very dangerous. The hotel also does not provide beach towels, which should be standard for a 5* beach hotel. when asking the staff for towels, not only could they not understand a word of english, but they suggested we go back up to our rooms to get them. There were 3 sections of water marked out, but we were only allowed in the middle block which was packed with people.
Outdoor pool -decent size but too shallow, nice comfy chairs.
Rooms -mini fridge was locked, and there was no milk available for tea.
No Air con -as mentioned before, there was hardly any air conditioning in the communal areas around the hotel, even though it was so hot during my stay. They probably do this to save money but it made the guests feel uncomfortable.
Restaurant and food -restaurant food was terrible, both breakfast and dinner service, one of the most horrible meals i have had at a hotel. Ice cream shop in the lobby was not very good quality either.
It maybe a good hotel in China, but definitely not up to international standards yet. Worth a 1 night stay but i wouldn't come again.
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