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Sunny Sanya Family Inn
Ranked #355 of 1,373 Hotels in Sanya
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Stayed here for a week or so. Pretty sweet location as it was a few minutes walk from the beach. Close enought to restaurants and bars. Staff were friendly and helped us with getting directions to a bunch of places. Breakfast was western and with it being warm outside, we got to sit in the sun and eat. There is a computer for internet and a selection of english books to read if you are into that kind of thing.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

After a busy traffic, suddenly you see this cozy family style Sunny Sanya Family Inn. There are few 3-storey bungalow and some trees. You feel at home when you are there. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. This is the only family style home stay that you will be able to find in Dadonghai beach. If i ever come back to Sanya, i will prefer to stay in this hotel again.

Jeslyn
Malaysia

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We have come to love the more intimate experience provided by guesthouse and boutique type hotels. We stayed 5 nights in Hainan and Sunny Sanya is the answer in Sanya if that is what you are looking for. This lovely little hotel is hidden away at the end of Dadonghai Beach. It has a nice outdoor setting to eat and use the WIFI and also a convenient little store with personal items and snacks at good prices. The hotel has a great location at the end of the boardwalk where numerous restaurants and beaches can be explored. Your rooms are as close to the beach as any other hotel on the beach and you can pay just 6rmb for access to a very nice large pool next door that was never busy and had nice shade and great view. The staff was very nice and spoke great english and we took two of their personal tours. We had two great adventures and explored the inland of the island while staying away from the tour bus stops. There is also the end of the line for the convenient mini bus 5 just outside the grounds. It stops at the big local market and the walking street downtown where you can even find a mac donalds if you are tired of Chinese or Russian Food. We also tried a nice Russian Restaurant and we found a restaurant that would deliver pizza and salad to the hotel. The price is right and the convenience is great. The beds were a little hard but I doubled up on the comforter and it was ok... The AC in our room was great and the shower was hot ...It was an all in one shower/ toilet/ sink but the water was manageable and things did not get wet on the counter... The food at the hotel restaurant was very cheap for dinner and was fine chinese food. The breakfast buffet was ok.. The served eggs and rice and noodles along with a little fruit and crepe/ pancakes. They could have served more fruit since the island is full of it but for the price it was perfectly fine. All in all I would recommend this hotel to people who don't care about 5 * service and fancy rooms.. but like convenience and a more intimate setting..

Room Tip: We had a family room with bunkbeds and a queen ...views of greenery... Some rooms on 3rd floor might...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We found this accommodation exactly as it says on their website. Pool is nearby and clean. Beach is also just a short walk. Staff very helpful, breakfast and all meals good value. Would definitely stay here again. Liked how every thing was eco friendly.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

My wife and I stayed there for 4 nights and enjoyed it very much. It is a good place for foreigners as the staff does speak really good english and always willing to help. I had a little bit the feeling to be in Russia as all around the beach and downtown the people tried to contact me in russian language and most of the restaurants have russian manuals. I thought speaking russian could be more useful than english. I really can recommend the Sunny Sanya and most probably we will choose it again if we go to Hainan. But you have to be fair :it is not a 5 star hotel , it is a nice place to stay if you are on a budjet and want to get a warm feeling.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Sunny Sanya is a cozy, family-like place – it is quiet and pretty. I enjoyed staying there and would not hesitate to stay there again. I really like that this guest house is eco-friendly – they use solar panels for water heating and TV and after they do laundry, they dry everything in their garden on the racks (guests are welcome to dry their clothes there too). Not only it conserves energy, but towels and bed sheets smell with nature – very nice. The hotel is at the end of DaDongHai beach, and even though it is on the shore, you have to walk for 10-15 minute to the closest OK beach. If your flight is late in the evening, and you want to go to the beach after check out (2pm), they will let you take a shower after the checkout if they have available rooms – this is great if you like me want to enjoy every single last minute of being on the beach. Their breakfast is pretty good – omelet, rice, noodles, tomatoes, a couple of different types of fruits, toasts (turned out to be my favorite, even though I normally do not eat them), yogurt, juice, tea, coffee, cereals – may be something else, I do not quite remember. The staff is pretty helpful – they all speak very good English. I would like to thank Abby in particular for her friendliness and helpful advices. (By the way, if you are on a budget, 7 RMB will get you to the airport by bus – but during traffic it will take 1.5 hours – ask Abby for bus numbers).
I stayed in a single room and it was pretty tiny, even though bathroom was pretty spacious. I could not use my computer well because the room does not have a single chair and actually, no space for a chair and computers in the lobby are all using software in Chinese, so I could not use them either. Also It would be great if they had at least some hooks on the wall to hang clothes – there is no closet in the room. But, I think rooms for 2 guests are much larger and have some arrangements for hanging clothes. Those are my suggestion, but they are minor, it did not spoil my stay at all, so I would definitely stay there again. Thank you Sunny Sanya Family Inn for enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank Anatoliy45
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

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- staff speaks English quite well (very good in comparison to many parts in China)
- very helpful and nice people
- breakfast was good and plenty (everyday you had the choice for freshly for you prepared omelettes, pancakes, eggs over easy etc., toast with three different types of jam, oatmeal, Chinese noodles & rice)
- internet connection was fast via cable in the room and wireless in the garden (although I heard that some rooms don't have internet in the room)
- got a free upgrade for a room with a balcony
- big bathroom, hot water - prepared with solar energy, i.e. environmental-friendly
- little explanation notes in English and Chinese everywhere in the room (regarding hot water, lizwards, check-out time, bus routes, etc.etc.)
- beds were really ok (hard Chinese mattress, but they put at least 4 blankets on it so that I actually felt really softer and still healthy)
- directly on the beach: just use the back exit and walk 50m
- can organize different trips
- mini-bus no. 5 last stop is almost directly at the hotel: then it goes to the Summer Mall ("downtown" Dadonghai) and further to downtown Sanya and the long-distance bus-station. costs 1 yuan.
- from the long-.distance bus station you can catch bus no. 4, 5, or 10 to the new train station where almost every two hours trains to Haikou (and the coastal towns East of Sanya) leave. If you fly to/from Meilan Airport, tickets might be cheaper than flying to/from Sanya (you have to take train though with tickets about 80 Yuan and a taxi from Haikou East to Meilan Airport for 40 Yuan when going via meter)
- taxi from Sanya Airport to Sunny Sanya costs about 60 Yuan, get the reception on the phone so that they can explain to the cab driver where to go
- Inn has a little in-house store for stuff like water etc.
- food at the restaurant tastes well
- place felt very warm and homey
- since I was there during New Year's Eve, they had prepared a little party with free fruits and soda, played music and a NYE show with an overhead projector, everyone got a complimentary little necklace - I hadn't expected anything like this at all, made me feel very welcome


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- some confusion about where to get train tickets / where to find a travel agent for train tickets as well as from a bus to the train station goes (No. 10 and 5 leave at the long-distance bus station, but no. 4 has a different route)
- laundry service is quite expensive (they use a washing machine and let it dry in the sun, but still charge per piece: 3 yuan for underwear or one pair of socks, 5 yuan for a t-shirt, etc.)

Overall: it's definitely not a hotel, it's really a nice family inn, but still with some of the amenities of a hotel. I definitely would book it again.

Room Tip: not a room directly towards the sea because there is a big parking lot where buses unload people fro...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Sunny Sanya Family Inn

Address: No.29 Haiyun Road, Right on Dadonghai Beach Sanya, Sanya 572001, China
Region: China > Hainan > Sanya
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#68 On the Beach Hotel in Sanya
Price Range: £141 - £427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunny Sanya Family INN-Right on Dadonghai Beach Sanya Hainan Island, CLEAN, comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, western buffet breakfast, friendly staff speak good ENGLISH. Local Restaurants, bars, shopping malls & supermarkets are just within walking distance from Sunny Sanya Family INN. Budget price but good money value services & facilities. Free internet access in all rooms and with computer in the lobby for Sunny Sanya guests. Local Lunch & Dinner are available at real local prices in Sunny Sanya Family INN. The hotel shop sells drinks, snacks at really local prices. Laundry service available at local prices too. Local Day tour are available at the reception. Major Credit Cards are accepted with 3%-4% surcharge. ... more   less 
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