Stayed 2 nights at this brand new Westin resort in early November 2013. First, as every time a new hotel opens, it's normal that there are few things who are still underway, new staff, restaurants/bars under construction or just not open (pool bar), not too much customers ... It's ok, I was here to enjoy the sunshine + the beach anyway.
The architecture and design of this Westin is great, very fashion and trendy, nice colors + materials as well. Good job guys !
Now concerning the location, it's about 45 minutes away from Sanya airport, taxi or bus #33 (10 rmb) who leaves you in front of the Westin. Now, on the way back, from the Westin to reach Sanya airport with a contracted private car it's 170 rmb or downtown Sanya one way, it's 120 rmb. Didn't see any bus stops around. Like any other resorts around this area in Haitang Bay, you are far away from downtown Sanya, nothing around the hotel until now, everything is under construction, no shopping malls, no convenience stores, no coffee shops,... So basically, you are here to enjoy with your family or with your couple, so you have no choice to eat/drink here at theirs 3 restaurants and 1 bar. Food was good as well as the breakfast. There is only one small convenience store next to the swimming pool, they have only little selections of snacks (chips, ice cream,..) but no soft drinks or alcohol drinks.
Now concerning my room, it was huge and modern as every Westin have been recently. I got even a balcony facing the pool + Ocean view. Everything was perfect. Nothing to complain about. You will love the big white bath to relax into it. They got free movies on TV, bad part, you have to pay to get the wifi in the room, free wifi everywhere else (lobby, restaurants, gym, swimming pool and even the beach).
The beach was nice and clean, a lot of big waves, be careful if you swim here. You have 2 guards checking for you in case. There are 2 swimming pools + as well a volley-ball court. The gym has everything to work out and all the machines are new.
The staff at the front desk + as well in all the restaurants was ok, some were smiling, some not, some had some experiences of working in a hotel , but some you could tell, they didn't know anything at all. Anyway, it's a new hotel, so... There were a lot of Chinese guests, not too many international guests, actually, I was the only Caucasian there, but after all, we are in China.
Conclusion, a nice resort who is still underway to officially opens anytime soon; in a near future when everything will be open here and around the resort, it will be a perfect place to enjoy with the family or with your couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin’s first beach resort in mainland ChinaAt The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, careful attention is paid to the most important elements of your stay to ensure each visit leaves you exceptionally well rested, well-nourished and well cared for.The resort is next to Sanya Duty Free Shopping Mall and just steps away from white sandy beach. It looks like a land of water in the heaven, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and fire-torched waterscapes vary in different size and shape.Over 2,700 square meters multifunction meeting spaces, including the Grand Ballroom, individual meeting rooms, beachfront lawn, all with an open space design and provide environmental friendly amenities. Gathering here, be successful, we ensure your meeting is efficiently organized and well presented. ... more less
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