We currently live in Shanghai as expats. When people told us we should take a weekend to Xiamen because it is "laid back for China", we laughed at this thought. But arriving in Xiamen and then at the Seaview Resort, the difference in pace is quite noticeable. It is a huge resort but never feels crowded. (Though we doubt there were many people staying there.) Service is pretty good by China standards and people are usually quite friendly and conscious of the guests.
We spent the majority of our long weekend (two couples) at the pool. The pool is huge and well maintained. Though the wet bar is not consistently manned by a bartender, we only needed to approach from the water and a lookout was calling someone over to take our beer and burger orders.
In addition, though there is no golf on premise, we were able to take a 10 minute walk down the road to a golf driving range.
Clean, comfortable - not much to complain about here. It was a bit odd that in what we perceived to be a half empty hotel, they situated us at the very far end of the hotel - an easy 10 minute walk to the lobby - but not a big deal.
Burgers were very good. Breakfast was not so good. But for the price, it is a plentiful buffet. It's possible if we were to have gone to breakfast before 10am the food wouldn't all be cold.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaview Resort has 601 rooms in total, The Seaview Garden opened with 87 rooms in 2007, the Seaview Hotel opened with 372 rooms in 2009. The Seaview Villa opened with 142 rooms in 2016. Unique Location: As an iconic resort in Xiamen, Seaview Resort is situated beside scenic seashores. With the hills behind and the sea in front,alone with YunDing Mountain, which is adjacent to Huang Cuo beach puts Kinmen, Dadan and Erdan isles all in sight. Convenient Transportation: The hotel is 5 to 20 minutes’ drive-time away from Xiamen Gao Qi International Airport,Train Station, China Convention& Expo Center, Guanyin Shan Business Operation Center, Ferry & International Cruise Center(Gulang Yu Island)cultural tourist attractions-fishing village Zengcuo An, Xiamen university, Nanpu Tuo Temple, etc Mountain & Ocean View Garden: Covering an area of 1 million square meters. The garden is professional designed by the international masters, with mountains, valleys, bridges, rocks, lakes and lawns, a total of more than 20,000 trees, and 400 kinds of rare plants in the garden. There is also a Tingtao valley, 700 meters long mountaineering boardwalk, sea views, and 1.8 km jogging track. Hotel and Villa area of tropical plants can be seen everywhere to create a rich natural leisure resort atmosphere. Leisure and Entertainment: The hotel has 18 indoor / outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, ultra-luxurious theater, gym, billiards room, table tennis room and Angsana SPA, Little Dolphin Children's Playground and other kinds of entertainment and leisure facilities. Where the Children's Playground and an indoor swimming pool separated by glass, it is convenient to concern about the children to play, meanwhile providing you a relaxing quiet experience. Luxurious Accommodation: Seaview Resort has 601 outstanding grade luxurious rooms, Garden, Hotel, and Villa three regions with different styles, providing you more elegant and comfortable lodging options. Hotel room design inherited Gulang Yu old house style, open terrace with views of mountain and sea landscape, overlooking the courtyard garden pool; Waterscape & Pool villas surrounded exclusive subtropical garden with a hydrophilic pool space. Business Facilities: The hotel has excellent facilities, meeting and banquet space over 3,500 square meters including a ceiling of 8 meters, an area of over 1,000 square meters of column-free hall, and equipped with high-tech communications equipment, simultaneous interpretation systems and professional services team. It offers a variety of Chinese and Western cuisine and leisure options, including a Chinese Restaurant, Cafeteria, Lobby Lounge, Skyview Lounge, Waterscape Cafe and Jazz Restaurant, as well as Wine House, Wine Cellar, and a Cigar Bar are available. Seaview Resort has received numerous honored guests and business celebrities from different countries, providing “natural, kind, caring, elegant" customized services. ... more less
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