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Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa
Ranked #16 of 1,354 Hotels in Sanya
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I had the true pleasure of a 5 day stay at this beautiful resort. I travel a lot and I've stayed at more than my share of hotels in the past 30 years and this hotel is among the top 3 for me. Yalong Bay is a beautiful area about 30 minutes from downtown Sanya. The facilities are excellent, the hotel is sparkling clean and well kept. But, far and away what makes this hotel special is it's staff. It's entire staff. These people genuinely enjoy what they do and it shows. It didn't matter what or who you asked, you always got an answer or your request immediately expedited. The buffet was extraordinary and I highly recommend it. The only slight criticism I would have of the hotel is that it's Chinese Restaurant is somewhat overpriced for the quality of the cuisine it serves. The Chinese restaurant next door at The Hilton was much better and a better value. All in all you are just not going to find a better overall resort than this.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Limited food and activity options in the area. Nice beach, but nothing special for a tropical resort. Hotel food and drink is ok, but extremely overpriced. The staff is trying, but lacks training in a service mentality. They have a very difficult time communicating in anything but Chinese. We experienced a typhoon, with interrupted television, power, air conditioning, restaurant facilities, etc. no concessions were offered. They even lacked the flexability to sell wine by the drink when the house brand ran out, even though there were similarly priced wines still in stock (all priced over US$ 50 a bottle). The incompetence of the Sanya aiport is another story.

Room Tip: Above the third floor.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We were so delighted to receive a truly warm welcome on arrival. The staff were ever so friendly and delighted to see Australians. We felt like old friends.
The rooms are beautiful and for a small amount extra we upgraded to the grand ocean view.
The pool area is amazing - I liked the fact there are quiet areas to sit unlike some resorts where there is constant music and bar staff intruding on the serenity.
The only thing we didn't like here was the price of food. We literally couldn't afford to eat in the hotel. (Apart from breakfast which was included). Luckily there is a restaurant strip and shopping area not far away, but it would have been nice to have lunch by the pool some days.

Room Tip: Upgrade to grand ocean view.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Juliana4
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Researched the Sanyu resorts pretty carefully, and pleased I landed on the Marriott. The resort met our expectations on nearly every front. I took time to walk the beach and check out the surrounding resorts too.Key conclusion, if I were going back to Sanyu resort area, I would choose the Marriott. On the Shertaton next door struck me as a resort to check out, that had comparable hotel and beach and ground facilities.

Room Tip: good views from most ocean side views, maybe 4th floor or so would be ideal.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Since this was our first time in Sanya, we requested Marriott to arrange for airport pickup. We were received at the airport and also got welcome call from service manager when we were in the car.

Our room got upgraded as it was not peak season in September - we got the sea view room. The best part of the arrival was that we did not have to perform check-in process at reception. The service manager took us straight to the room and we completed the formalities in the room. The view from 7th floor was fabulous.

The most interesting part of first day was that we got to know that we forgot the camera in the flight and since someone found it, we were asked to pick it up from the airport. I requested the hotel staff and they were kind enough to pick the camera from the airport. Thats great service. I was impressed.

Next day we spent time in swimming pool / lagoon, club house and the beach. It was fun. The staff were friendly and were able to speak conversational english. Infact that was the routine for next three relaxing days. The only problem was jelly fish attack in the beach on one afternoon. I experienced the sting and it was painful. However, the lifeguard suggested that we apply vinegar at the beach service counter and that will remedy the problem. It worked.

In terms of consumables, we were able to buy water, some chocolates and basic snacks from nearby supermarket.

The lagoon is huge and has many activities that can be done. The beach is huge and quite clean. We did a bit of snorkeling in the beach and got to see brown fishes.

Check out and smooth and the hotel also arranged for a cheaper taxi drop to the airport.

Overall, excellent property, great service

Room Tip: Go for high floors with sea view
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank AjayJM
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We enjoy this hotel due to the high service level, comfortable rooms, and convenient access to quality facilities and beachfront. Garden view room was nice, with a balcony looking out to palms and a semi-covered driveway with minimal noise. Kids club well equipped for smaller kids including a small water slide. Great pools dotted around the complex as part of the connecting lagoon concept, pools were clean and well maintained. Five minute walk to good beachfront with comfortable cabanas which hotel looks after well (big contrast to lack of cleanliness of beaches generally in Sanya, or even other five stars nearby). Good sand play. It was very very hot so take loads of sunscreen and hats etc. But I heard there might be jellyfish at some times of year. Beware, there are strong rips, take care when swimming and with children.

Breakfast was very crowded as we were there at chinese school holiday time, but range of food good, both western and eastern. Highlight was the whole fresh coconuts. We ate in the restaurants too and quality was good, few choices nearby but hotel offers a limited daily shuttle bus to city centre if you want to search for other food options. The hilton next door has more frequent shuttles however. We will definitely go back again, marriott family packages are great. If you can avoid though, do NOT go to sanya during Chinese public holidays, it is so crowded!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed here for 4 days of "R&R" after a pretty full-on mainland China trip and found it to be a lovely resort - but limited when it rains torrentially for every one of the 4 days!
The whole resort is beautifully laid out, in fabulous grounds, facing the sea and all the rooms have sea or mountain views.
Our room was a great size, very quiet and comfortable indeed and spotlessly clean with a huge bathroom.
The resort is very popular with Chinese families - when we were there they had a half-price "3 Generations" offer for grandparents, parents and kids - so it's very lively and busy, but you can get plenty of peace and quiet as well.
The Chinese restaurant was one of the best we'd eaten in in 17 days, and the Japanese restaurant was also excellent! We were slightly disappointed in the evening menu in the cafe/breakfast dining area - nothing special food wise, and no atmosphere - but the buffet breakfast was amazing! A huge array of food for every taste!
The lobby bar was open-air, overlooking the sea, and the staff were fantastic - very professional, friendly and attentive with excellent English. A very nice spot to relax with a cocktail in the evening!
With our poor weather we didn't get a chance to enjoy the pools or the sea, but read plenty!
All in all, a wonderful resort - if only the sun shone!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa

Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya 572000, China
Region: China > Hainan > Sanya > Yalong Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Sanya
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanya
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sanya
#6 Family Hotel in Sanya
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanya
#15 Spa Hotel in Sanya
#15 Luxury Hotel in Sanya
#38 Best Value Hotel in Sanya
Price Range: £98 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sanya Marriott Yalong Bay Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 452
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a pristine sweeping 7 km crescent of white-sand beach cupped by rainforest covered mountains and caressed by crystal-clear waters, the resort’s 452 rooms offer commanding views of the famous Yalong Bay. The direct access private beach is complimented by a large 10 hectare tropical garden perfect for peaceful walks in the sea breeze. Multiple swimming pools, a dedicated Kids Club, and signature Quan Spa ensure the complete resort experience while an Ocean Front Wedding Chapel, outdoor self-contained meeting center surrounded by water features combined with a range of conference rooms offer innovative venues for meetings and celebrations of all kinds. Two championship golf courses are easily accessible from the popular resort which itself is just a 30 minute drive from Sanya Phoenix International Airport and a 10 minute drive from Yalong Bay high-speed train station. Whether dining at the award winning Japanese restaurant or strolling across the Bermuda grass beach lawn, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa is the best choice for an authentic beach holiday. ... more   less 
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