We had huge expectations for the newest five star hotel in town. Coming from a city where the Shangri-La brand is THE hotel to stay, I must say we came with high expectations but left feeling that overall, things can be much better.
Location is not the best and when we asked the concierge what is there to do nearby, we received a blank look. Well, we couldn't blame because there really isn't anything close by except for a tiny beach which falls short of expectations. The nearest shopping or eating place is not within walking distance and that is if you can get a cab. The hotel is still not complete judging from the construction nearby.
There are some good points though - the service staff are all enthusiastic and I must single out Lina and Mark from the guest relations team for their passion in making our stay a pleasant one. F&B offering is quite limited but the food and service is good overall.
For the price and reputation, we feel that this hotel does not quite cut it. Overall, we are disappointed
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lying off the coast of the Qiongzhou Strait, the hotel is a paradise that features the ocean extending to the blue sky, the sea breeze, soft sands and sunshine. The ideal location also makes it the finest hotel for business travellers. The hotel is adjacent to the Hainan International Exhibition Centre and the Haikou Municipal Government office. An internationally renowned golf course and scenic coastal park are just steps away. It takes only 45 minutes to get to the Haikou Meilan International Airport and 10 minutes to get to the train station.The hotel has 337 spacious rooms and suites. Almost of the guestrooms feature an ocean and garden view. Guestrooms have a spacious cloakroom, a separate shower room with rain shower and a 40-inch LED television, and the balcony with rattan furniture makes the guestroom more relaxing and comfortable. Guests can take a rest on the balcony and have a cup of hot tea or coffee with the family while listening to the waves and enjoying the sea breeze, and the beautiful sunset offers an unforgettable Haikou experience.Guests staying on the Horizon Club floors – from the seventh to the ninth floors – enjoy a higher standard of accommodation with personalised service and a host of exclusive privileges and amenities. These include private check-in and check-out at the Horizon Club Lounge on the 10th floor, check-out as late as 6 p.m. (subject to room availability), buffet breakfast, evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Horizon Club Lounge during daytime hours, suit pressing upon arrival and a daily international newspaper.There are three dining places that are in service now--- Shang Palace, the one of the signature restaurants of the Shangri-La Group; cafe Kool, a place that can experience more than 180 kinds of delicious cuisines from all over the world; Lobby Lounge provides fine wines, cocktails, snacks, coffee and freshly squeezed fruit juice. The Health Club situated on basement floor one, offers a range of health solutions that includes a gymnasium, an aerobics room, Jacuzzi, a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, steam rooms and table tennis facilities. The fully equipped gymnasium provides the optimum space for bodybuilding and has a range of free weight equipment to complement each workout. Thanks to the dormant volcanic clusters located on the outskirts of Haikou, the hotel has three hot spring pools with hot spring water. After swimming in the 790-square-metre outdoor irregular arc-shaped swimming pool, guests can rest on the chaise longues under umbrellas, or take a dip in the hot spring pool.Soon-to-open facilities: Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La, outdoor tennis court, Italian restaurant Sirena, seaside wedding chapel and the Grand Villa with seven rooms and suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shangri-La Hotel Haikou Hainan, China