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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Sonic Resort

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Ocean Sonic Resort
Ranked #35 of 1,329 Hotels in Sanya
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 reviews
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“Not 5* hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

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Hotel has very beautiful chinese gardens,chinese decorations and swimming pool

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Bad food, small selection.
Missing rules of hygiene in the restaurants.
Very poor program all inclusive.
Very noisy beach.
Millions of mosquitoes everywhere.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • French first
  • German first
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China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Certainly looks good and our room was clean & nice, but the service was not great. Servers at the beach restaurant seemed annoyed by our being there (nap time?), and it took more than a hour to get our orders of French fries & satay.

Despite asking repeatedly about opening the pool slides, we were never given a straight answer. Neither slide was open during our whole visit. Small pool was very dirty. Filled with new water each day but no sign of pool chemicals.

Nice, but for the price we expected better service. Mini cake delivered for my husband's birthday was a nice touch.

Beach was ok but crowded. Lots of peddlers & ATVs going all day. If we go again to Sanya, we'll try a smaller hotel to the west on the beach, away from the crowds.

Room Tip: Don't bother with "ocean view". More of an "abandoned hotel" view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank ChinaExpat5
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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

One of the many mammoth hotels on Sanya Bay. The position is convenient just because of its proximity to the airport (which is also a disadvantage due to the noise) but to go to nice beaches it is necessary to go for long taxi rides. We had a seaview room, which was big and comfortable. The breakfast room was extremely crowded and noisy. The food selection was ok but nothing special. Overall a good option fort short stays in Sanya or if budget is a concern but if you can book in advance the island has better hotels to offer.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

I stayed here for a weekend in March 2013, I picked the hotel because of the location close to the airport (15mins by taxi). After some of the reviews I was pleasantly surprised, the hotel staff were super friendly even at 3am in the morning (flight was delayed) and the hotel driver was great (maybe a bit too chatty for 3am :-)). The hotel room was very spacious and clean (cleaning was done 2 a day). And I loved the balcony bathtub which had a great view at night! Both the pool and the private beach section were great (to reach the private beach there is an underpass). The breakfast was good, but quite busy, so it's better to get there early. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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IPSWICH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Absolutely amazing from check in to check out. All the staff were very courteous and helpful, they treat all guests like kings and queens. 3 fantastic restaurants, can be expensive but well worth it. The breakfast is out of this world with so many choices. Our apartment were huge, with 2 bedrooms, each with en-suite and flat screen tvs, as well as a large study, balcony with outdoor bathtub, sea view, large lounge with large TV and dining area, all with very good furnishing and decors. Large swimming pool area with water shoots and slides, large outdoor jacuzzi. Plenty of bar areas for you to lounge about, relaxing, piano bar also. The hotel can offer you a personal driver for the whole day for very little money. The beach is just across the road with bars and live bands every night, you can rent beech buggies, jet ski etc. This is by far the best hotel we have stayed, will recommend highly.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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6 Thank Tak C
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

The Ocean Sonic Resort was home for a week over Christmas 2012. We booked through Ctrip and arrived to a wonderful reception. The hotel lists itself as a 5 star, but I would consider it a 3-4 star by American standards. The rooms wer spacious and the balcony was gret to see the ocean, howevere we also overlooked the trash dumpsters across the street and employee quarters. The pool definately lived up to the pictures. Our children loved sliding on the water slides and playing in the pool. The beach is easy to access but you did have to walk across a very busy street. It was easy to access towels and relax on the beach! It was difficult to get a cab inthe evenings so you need to prepare and anticipate the needs. The included breakfast bufet is an andventure! Plan to get there early and lots of pushing and shoving! The food over all is good, but the number of people that are there to clean tables and serve is limited so not the cleanest area. We were told it would be difficult to get around speaking English only and it did pose a few issues. The room service only spoke chinese and we had to locate an english speaking person to get simple items. We would definatley stay here agiain but would ask for a different view! Mia Casa restaurant in town was great! Also dono tmiss the walking street.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

The hotel and service met our expectations. After having read the comments from other reviewers we knew about the limited language skills (other than Chinese and Russian), service skills, cleanliness etc. But we have to say that these things did not disturb us at all. The staff was friendly and always ready to help. If one person could not sort out, often a very simple, question, she/he asked help from a colleague. Most of the personnel was very young and not yet that experienced with "long nose" foreigners, but they had a good service attitude and tried their best. Our service experience in Sonic and also elsewhere in Sanya was good.

The hotel garden and premises were well cared. The pool was spacious and plenty of space around it (the locals did not spend time at the pool!). To access the beach you have to cross the busy road, but there were guards to guide you cross the road. We preferred the local beach to other Sanya, more touristic, beaches. The breakfast buffet was good with plenty of choice. Naturally it was a bit messy during the busiest time in the morning, but that how it often is in big tourist hotels...

I would say that the Ocean Sonic Resort is a 5 star hotel to local standards, but perhaps just 4+ stars to European standards. The hotel location is good - near the airport (costs 16 RMB by taxi) and also near downtown (costs just 20 RMB by taxi). In all, the hotel is a good value for money and can be recommended. A TIP: THE TAXIS AT THE AIRPORT ARE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE LOCAL CRIMINALS. I RECOMMEND TO CALL THE HOTEL (THEY SPEAK ENGLISH) AND ASK THEM TO SEND A TAXI TO PICK YOU UP.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ocean Sonic Resort

Property: Ocean Sonic Resort
Address: No.168 Sanya Bay, Sanya 572000, China
Region: China > Hainan > Sanya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Sanya
#23 Best Value Hotel in Sanya
#31 On the Beach Hotel in Sanya
#33 Luxury Hotel in Sanya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Ocean Sonic Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 600
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