The hotel is quite recommendable. It has a vast green territory with lots of nice small details, like hanging chairs, hammocks, fresh water showers.. The smimming pool is huge and has a great view of the hotel and a number of comfortable lounge chairs. There is a small pool bar with a limited choice of drinks.
The hotel's beach is about 12 minutes walk away and there is a shuttle car service to and from the beach running every 5-8 minutes. The beach has lounge chairs with umbrellas exclusively for the hotel guests. However, the chairs at the beach unlike at the pool have no mattresses and are therefore quite hard. The hotel does not provide beach towels, but the guests are not prohibited to take the regular shower towels from the rooms to the beach.
We did not like our room much, as it was rather small and had no balcony. The bathroom was extremely small and the bathtub was leaking, so the bathroom floor was always wet.
However, the beds were very comfortable. And there was everything necessary in the room, including a kettle, a fridge, lots of mirrors, a table, a wardrobe.. Complimentary water. Complimentary broadband internet. Free wifi in the lobby.
The breakfast was great, a mixture of Chinese and Western dishes. Fresh pastries. Indoor and outdoor seating. However, there was not that much seating space at peak hours. A bit pricey at 80 rmb per person per day.
Unfortunately, we found it a bit tricky finding passable dining options in the Yalong Bay area. The hotel only offers buffet dinner in the evening (188 rmb a person - too pricey. You could also go to the other hotels, but their meals are also rather expensive and nothing special. There is an entertainment (shopping+dining) complex at Crown Plaza hotel (about 15 minutes walk to the right from the Cactus along the beach ). There you can get some Chinese restaurants, a Pizza Hut, expensive and deserted shops and a small supermarket.
For more dining and shopping options one has to go to Dadonghai Bay (10 rmb by bus, 50-60 rmb by taxi).
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- Cactus Hotel Sanya
- Sanya Cactus Hotel