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Mangrove Tree Resort
Ranked #42 of 1,373 Hotels in Sanya
Reviewed 17 May 2010

Spent 5 days in the middle of march in this nice hotel. Great beach, great sand. It was a quiet season and the hotel was not full. A little noisy in the corridors when some people are talking or some children crying but alltoghether OK. Don't go too late to the restaurants especially the seafood one on the beach...nothing left in the aquariums!
Rooms are big with a nice view on the sea ( when chosen) . You should make your reservation through a travel agency ( www.freesanya.com for example) which gets good prices and is a lot of help when needed. Have a nice stay.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2010

We stayed at the Mangrove Tree Resort because we couldn't find any other hotels at Yalong Bay with a nice price...and we liked (but not impressed) with the hotel,. It has nice and clean rooms, nice lobby bar, and helpful staff. Nonetheless, please note that the staff-s knowledge of English is poor... so you might have some difficulties in communicating. The negative side was the food, (expensive and not good)... and there is no F&B service at the beach so you have to go to the hotel's bar (which is conveniently located at the beach) and order... but note that they don't serve from 4 o'clock onwards (?).
As a last note, don't forget that this is a very popular destination amongst mainlanders, so prepare yourself for the spitting, yelling and all other stuff that comes along with the package of mainland Chinese...

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 December 2009

First of all, if you want to book this hotel try to book it over a local travel agency. I booked over "http://www.freesanya.com/" and we got quite a good deal in combination with flights. Also don't hesitate to bargain and double check the offers. You can save quite some bucks. During check-in we were lucky and got a room upgrade which was really nice.
The hotel itself is quite good with a spectacular view from the lobby to the ocean. The private beach is equipped with lies and beachsoccer and -volleyball. Also there is a shower right when you enter the extensive gardens and toillets.
One thing that we didn't like so much was the pool. It was way too warm during our stay and doesn't have this "trench" at the fringes. So we were in there just one time and prefered the ocean after that.
Being located in Yalong Bay the Mangroove Tree is a bit off the spot, what can be a good thing if you want to enjoy a quiet stay. But as the more luxurious area with the Hilton and Shereaton right next to it, you also pay premium prices for food. That was a fact that I hadn't considered when booking. Here are some options that we used:
* There is a food mall with a supermarket at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Still expensive compared to normal chinese prices but acceptable. Try the Pizza or the Windtalker (not sure about this one, was something like that.).
* For only 50 RMB you can take a cab to Sanya City. There you have a much bigger choice and the prices are way lower. We normally went to the RAINBOW Bar & Grill. Very good and cheap western food, buy one get one free until 8pm and a patio where they have live music every night. Actually there are two venues of this bar. Rainbow 1 is in Dadonghai bay and the Rainbow 2 in Sanya City at Time Coast.

By the way: The managers of the hotel are a German and an Austrian. They are quite nice and if you have some questions feel free to ask them. They gave us the tip about the Rainbow.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 September 2009

We stayed only for 3 nights at the end of august. The hotel was more or less empty and anyway asian guests don't like staying on the beach or swimming pool, so we had a lot of space for ourselves.
The room was nice, spacious and well decorated, I liked the balcony shower!
We hired a boat to go snorkeling at the far end of the bay, but I think it was very overpriced (600 RMB for 1 hour).
The staff were not at all fluent in english, it was difficult to have even a basic conversation.
We liked the hotel, we relaxed and liked the coral reef, but I think that for the same price you can find better hotels in Thailand.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

  • Stayed: July 2009
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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 10 May 2009

  • Stayed: May 2009
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Reviewed 10 May 2009

Pros:
- Beautiful beach with lots of water sports on offer
- Lovely windy pool with lots of nooks and crannies to explore and a fantastic water-slide!
- Good Thai restaurant (+ a chinese and a korean we didn't try)
- Very quiet and peaceful with lots of nice garden

Cons:
- Food at the main cafe (including breakfast) is passable but not briliant.
- Staff English is weakish I think (I generally used my intermediate Chinese) but managers are both European and extremely helpful, friendly and accessible.
- Additional services (e.g. spa) are somewhat expensive - as they are at most 5 star hotels)

We had a fantastic long weekend and this hotel and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The hotel is extremely well appointed and the location is perfect. Yalong Bay is a beautiful beach. The rooms were nice, as was the lobby/bar area. There were minor areas where the buidings and service were not as polished as other 5 star hotels I've seen, but I've certainly seen worse, and I think you're sure to enjoy yourself unless you really are a total hotel snob.

It's about 20 minutes drive from Sanya which in my opinion is a big plus. We went into Sanya a couple of nights to sample the local nightlife and my general advice is... don't bother. The bars seem to run from seedy to provincial, and the town is mostly grungy, smelly, crowded and extremely loud (the traffic honks endlessly). Still, if you must go, taxis are easy to find and not too expensive (50RMB each way).
I digress, we enjoyed the hotel immensely and would definitely go again and recommend it to friends. 4.5 stars out of 5.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Sanya
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Sanya
#40 Luxury Hotel in Sanya
#47 Best Value Hotel in Sanya
Price Range: £80 - £547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mangrove Tree Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 504
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