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Cactus Resort Sanya by Gloria
Ranked #30 of 1,327 Hotels in Sanya
Beijing, China
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216 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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“Very good hotel for relaxing”
Reviewed 3 February 2011

The hotel is next to the butterflies park but don't have direct access to the beach. You have to walk a bit to reach the sand; however there a part of the beach is belong to the hotel. Room are large and very comfortable. Nice sea view and excellent pool in the middle. You can take a nap under jack fruit tree in the afternoon , it's quiet.
There is a buffet BBQ sometimes around the pool which is good as there is no much others restaurants around the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bavaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2011

Good clean rooms, beds large and comfortable, washing room a bit small, but sufficient
Internet connection slow but reliable
Breakfast medium quality, food not as good as in the great shopping mall nearby - neither in variaty, freshness nor taste.
Service in general good - but allmost nobody has a decent knowledge of english.
Pool and Beach good - shuttle with golfcartype buggies is working in daytime.
All together good for the price but certainly nothing special.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Wuhu, Anhui, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2010

I came to the Cactus Resort after staying several nights at Ocean Sonic - primarily to come to the Yanglong Bay area for the better beaches.

It was immediately disappointing. Big swarms of people everywhere in the lobby, the decoration was worse than Ocean Sonic, and you have to walk 10 minutes through corridors to get to your room.

Once inside the room it's much nicer. We booked two identical rooms, and one of them had quite a huge bed that was fit for 4 people rather than 2. TVs were old CRT ones however - and although the room decoration was nice I woke up with a headache both mornings that I was there, and even though we were booked for 4 nights we quit early (losing 1 day's hotel fee due to hotel's cancellation policy). One of my sons slept very badly in this hotel also, and my wife's skin was itching during the stay there.

There is a big pool, but we didn't swim there because there was only cold water option (again a disappointment compared to Ocean Sonic which has a small hot swimming pool and hotter spa pool in addition to the cold on). Also the poolside seats were pretty dirty, and you have to bring your own towels from your room.

The sea wasn't so far off, and that was quite nice. Compared to the Ocean Sonic beach it was a lot better environment at the Cactus one - almost no-one hassling you and no vehicles driving around (I felt the beach at Ocean Sonic was a bit dangerous for children with tourists driving 4*4 quad bikes around). I felt that the sand near the sea was a bit fake though. Quite nice swimming area though.

Restaurants were ok - although I think 18RMB for a coke is a bit ridiculous - apart from that the Korean restaurant was very nice, and the Western resturant was ok. They have a shop selling drinks - again at pretty silly prices so better to bring a bunch of drinks with you.

The hotel gave free tickets to the seashell museum and butterfly attraction. Both are ok although there are constant hordes of local tourists arriving in big groups with guides on loudspeakers.

Staff in this hotel are friendly but not well trained.

If I were to return to Yanglong Bay I would pick another hotel. I am right now in another hotel (having moved out of Cactus yesterday) and tomorrow we are going back to Ocean Sonic for the remainder of our holiday.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Lohr am Main, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2010

Recent ressort. The rooms, furnitures and facilities were still in good shape.

Ressort located 1 Km away from the beach (Yalong Bay). (10 min. walking, free golf cart shuttle service available)
Tried one of the hotel restaurant: large menu, quite pricy for China, but the dishes we picked were really delicious.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

My family being Grandparents, parents and children, stayed at the cactus resort for 6 days. We were looking forward to a relaxing holiday. This resort did not offer any quiet times, as around the pool the lifeguards are constantly blowing their whistles for the slightest thing. My 6 and 8 year olds were not supposed to swim in the pool which is only very shallow and very hot, and swim in the babies pool, both might I add are very good swimmers. Eventually we signed a waver to allow them in the adult pool which as I said was also quite shallow. Now if you want to use the pool rings that will cost you 20rmb for 1 hour, which you can take a trip into the city and buy one at the same cost. There is no meals served around the pool, you have to go to the restaurant at the resort. Although you could travel by taxi or bus, but by western standards other than other resorts there is not much fine dinning to be done here. The beach is also a bit of a joke, they closed the beach with 1 foot waves, although they were the only resort to do so. The meals were ok, but for the price would have expected better. It is such a shame that they can not get it together as the resort is beautiful and could be a real winner, the owner of this resort needs to spend some time in a resort at Bali or likes and see what really makes it a relaxing worthwhile holiday.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2010

We found the hotel to be clean and tidy, the service was adequate, however the meals left a lot to be desired. To be perfectly honest after 5 days we were glad to leave and would have been glad to see a McDonalds (and that is really somewhere nthat we do not patronise)
On the plus side the beach was good, however the drive past the manmade lake full of dead fish did not really fill us full of confidence.
The swimming pool is advertised as the largest in Sanya, they forgot to add that it is also the hottest.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2010

The hotel is very nice, we had a mountain view room and it's quite noisy. Unfortunately there were no non-smoking rooms available at this time but we asked the hotel manager to change curtains in our room and it helped (after that the room smelled good). We booked rainforest package and it is brekfast, rainforest trip, 2 fish massages, 2 coconuts, pick-up and drop-off to the airport included in the price. The only thing I didn't like in the hotel was food.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Renata G
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Property: Cactus Resort Sanya by Gloria
Address: Yalong Bay National Resort, Sanya 572016, China
Region: China > Hainan > Sanya
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Sanya
#10 Family Hotel in Sanya
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Sanya
#13 Romantic Hotel in Sanya
#27 Spa Hotel in Sanya
#29 Luxury Hotel in Sanya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Cactus Resort Sanya by Gloria 4*
Number of rooms: 500
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