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Huayu Resort and Spa Yalong Bay Sanya
Ranked #27 of 1,347 Hotels in Sanya
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Stayed for 4 nights. The rooms are spacious and well laid out. The food everywhere in this complex is really expensive. My collegue was vomiting from the breakfast and I sufferred greatly from the worst Japanese i have every had in my life (and i have had a lot of Japanese). I would not return due to the bad food and extremly high prices even for NYC these prices are high.The breakfast is truly terrible. There are enough tables but no staff to clear tables so no where to sit. 3 out 4 mornings there was no coffee, one morning the excuse was the beans were in a cupboard on another floor and they had to find the key. Next time I will spend the extra money and stay at a western standard hotel...

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed here over the New Years holiday. This is the former Crowne Plaza property that is connected to the "mall", main shopping/eatery area in Sanya. I normally prefer to stay at westernized hotels, but the holiday made the prices impossible. So for staying at a Chinese hotel, I thought this place wasn't too bad.

It's great that its right at the mall-- starbucks, pizza hut, grocery, other amenities just steps away. There is a grass area that has a lot of kids stuff to do, but its ridiculously expensive. This hotel does have a very small kids room.

You do have to walk across the street and down a path to the beach, but the hotel has a bar/ice cream eatery and chairs/towels there. Totally hoarded by early morning probably, but at this time of the year, the weather was nice so I had no problem sitting on the sand with a towel sans umbrella with kids.

Breakfast is CHAOTIC but to be honest, I've seen equally chaos at Shangri La's and Ritz' during busy holiday periods. There just is more of it here and pushing to get that one item that may be gone in the 10 seconds it takes you to push yourself there.

They offer a 10 minute free massage at their spa which I took (head and shoulders). The spa area is very nice-- atmosphere has local feel, calming (water around the walkways). Discount on all prices (the spa is located at the edge of the mall).

We go to Sanya often for short breaks. I have other hotels that I prefer, but this is not a bad option at all.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel the first time it was a Crowne Plaza

The standards are still high, the rooms outstanding, and the buffet breakfast just as good

Only failure the English speakers were now not as available as before.

It is a walk to the beach, but there are is a large food court adjacent to the hotel which has every food you can think off

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

This resort has been around for a while. However, that does not mean that it is old. The styling is classic and is timeless.

The facilities are in excellent state of repair.

Restaurants are excellent and the service staff are well trained and do an all around great job.

Though it is not your typical Crowne Plaza it is well worth trying out.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

From the photos on the internet and on camera, the room looks great. Modern decor, upscale bathroom, clean white patio furniture... Don't be fooled. We had three rooms on the same floor, and all the cushions, pillows, chairs, anything with fabric aside from bedsheets had stains. The bathroom counter had visible hair/dirt. The interior of the bathtub was cracked and had brown stains on it.

Upon check-in, one of the rooms we were given keys to had not been cleaned yet. The state of the room was disgusting and I wished I did not witness such an awful mess. It was obvious that the previous guests had smoked in the room since they scattered old butts around the room. Did i mention that I had specifically elected to stay at a non-smoking room? When I informed the front desk, they kind of shrugged, and just told us that they will call us when the room was ready which was not for another 2 hours.

The DJ and entertainment at the hotel was very cheesy, and we ended up spending most evenings at the Ritz Carlton property for live performances and wonderful dinner. We will definately skip the Crowne Plaza and try the Ritz next time.

Room Tip: Don't stay at Crowne Plaza
  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

I stayed here with my boyfriend and another couple for four nights. We had a King Bed Guest Room. The room was amazing; large, luxurious, clean, modern, and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was gorgeous, as well as the terrace.

The only drawback was the horrible evening entertainment, which was a Chinese singing/screaming lady preforming songs in Chinenglish VERY loudly. It was so loud that we could not speak to each other in a normal voice, so were practically screaming. The "DJ" refused to turn the music down when we asked. In addition, the food served at the Brazilian restaurant was terrible! The meat was dry, had no taste, and the waiter was not so polite.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

Stayed at this resort for Hainan golf tournament and it was surprisingly affordable and stunning. The reception area is spread out in grand fashion and open with tropical fresh sea breezes. The room was quite spacious and well furnished. The layout was very classy with poolside balcony view, very clean with great bathroom and large soft bed. Staff are attentive and the location is very central to Yalong bay golf, water sports, restaurants, shopping and beautiful beaches. Highly recommended...

Room Tip: Pool side, 3rd or 4th floor has great view and good privacy..
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Huayu Resort and Spa Yalong Bay Sanya

Address: Yalong Bay National Resort District, Hainan Island, Sanya 572000, China
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Region: China > Hainan > Sanya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Best Value Hotel in Sanya
#25 Luxury Hotel in Sanya
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Sanya
#25 Spa Hotel in Sanya
Price Range: £52 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Huayu Resort and Spa Yalong Bay Sanya 4.5*
Number of rooms: 583
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On December 30th 2005, Huayu Resort & Spa opened its doors for the first time and has since been welcoming guests from around the world with true Huayu passion. The property is well recognized for its classical Chinese architecture standing proudly alongside the tropical seaside. Whether you need a short refreshing vacation, a couples getaway, family holiday, or corporate annual meeting, we can promise that all your desires will be fulfilled. Whatever experiences you seek, the Huayu Resort & Spa works to provide them all. We provide 583 spacious and luxurious rooms including Executive Suites, Honeymoon Suites, Lagoon Rooms, Sea View Rooms & Town Houses. Five star luxury at your fingertips and outstanding facilities to cater for your every need, recreating the comforts of your own home. ... more   less 
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Sanya Crowne Plaza

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