Earthly Paradise Bird Nest Resort
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Earthly Paradise Bird Nest Resort

Yalong Bay National Holiday Resort, Sanya 572016 China
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Mountain View
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Yalong Bay National Holiday Resort, Sanya 572016 China
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braneout wrote a review May 2010
Chicago, Illinois
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First off there are several groups of rooms in different clusters - I had an "Eagle" room which is in the West section up top. If you choose another kind ("Egret" etc) you will be in a different area but likely have many of the same experiences.

The rooms are meant to give the feel of living in a treehouse, with modern comforts. In this they mostly succeed; the windows can be left ucovered (full effect), drawn with sheers or full drapes. Front door is against the hill side and there is a patio with tub cantilevered into the trees. The trappings are solid, in good shape and comfortable, and there is enough ways to move air that it doesn't get stuffy. Generally I left the doors open the whole time anyway.

Eagle rooms face the east and so get morning and midday sun - at the peak can be warm. They are also scattered below the "Umbrella of a Thousand-Li" which is a regular stop on the park tour, so from mid-morning until 17:30 there are loads of Chinese tour groups behaving badly and yelling their yeads off trying to get an echo from the hilltop. If in one of the higher number cabins further down the hill it's passable, but closer to the top quite annoying. That being said the mornings and evenings are bliss.

The cabins are also down some steep stairs - high numbered cabins can be 7 stories or more. To get to the golf carts that shuttle you between areas of the resort may mean climbing up and down these several times a day.

The restaurants are generally good, the Thai one probably the best. The infinity pool in the west complex is neat but small, and too close to the tour path for much enjoyment.

The internet in-room is wired into a desktop - if you have a laptop you can swap the network cable, but there is no wireless.

There isn't much to do, which is the whole point. If you want the madding crowds stay down in Sanya by the airport or in Yalong Bay at the upscale hotels, here you generally only hear the birds, thrum of bugs and the breeze.
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Date of stay: May 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Steve L wrote a review Jul 2011
Leigh on Sea England
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having had a few days stay in an apartment at Sanya Bay we rented a luxury tent here for 2 days (and extended to 3 as 2 wasn't enough) The resort is absolutely beautiful and well worth a thorough exploration. Our tent had a magnificent south facing view (to Yailong Bay and the Sea) - the place is full of butterflies - and a few other bugs obviously - but you sleep securely and comfortably under a mosquito net and with storms during 2 nights it is an experience not to be missed. The separate bathroom and balcony were great. CAVEATS - it is a popular park for day visits and the Chinese seem to enjoy nothing better than shouting at other buses as they pass each other - so some distant noise - The Thai restaurant was good with a view to die for - but the Mojito cocktail we ordered bore no resemblance and was sent back (stick to Tsing Tao beer) - the Philipino singer was excellent. Another restaurant could provide no drink other than tea and when I asked for drinking water to go with my meal this proved impossible. Few staff spoke English though Sofya at Reception tried very hard to help us and with perseverance succeeded - despite these 'blips' and the relatively high price (to stay and to eat and drink) I would not have missed this stay for the world and the memories will last for ever
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Date of stay: June 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Only tents were available at booking - we loved it
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Smilie_Traveller wrote a review Mar 2011
Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing hotel -
fantastic views of the island
total tranquility
gorgeous and unique layout - huge balcony and outside but sheltered bathroom
good food and can walk up the hill for other options
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Date of stay: June 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin S wrote a review May 2011
Beijing
1.0 of 5 bubbles
First the good points: The hotel is located in a nature reserve in the mountains above Yalong Bay in Sanya. The hotel is in three separate locations; there is a vacation tent camp, the West area and the East area. The rooms are actually individual cabins nestled on the mountain side. The cabins are nice - well equiped, spacious and private with fantastic views of the reserve. If you pick a cabin in the East area you are close to the 2 main restaurants in the hotel (Thai and Western), if you pick a cabin in the West area you are near to the swimming pool. To get from one part of the hotel to the other you need to take a ride in one of the hotel's buggies (it's about a five minute ride from East to West). We picked a cabin in the West area.

Now for the bad points: The nature reserve is a major Chinese tourist attraction. From dawn to dusk each day thousands of tourists are carted around the reserve in open sided buses. They are dropped off at certain scenic spots where they take photos, walk a short distance and then get picked up by the bus and taken to the next scenic spot. The tourists are very noisy and wherever you are in the reserve you can hear them. One of the scenic spots where the tourists are dropped off is called "Thousand Li umbrella", it offers great views of the nature reserve and is directly above the hotel's (small)swimming pool. The tourists have a clear view of the swimming pool and if you decide to go swimming you do some within full view of bus loads of noisy camera carrying tourists - some of whom seem to think that people sunbathing / swimming are part of the local wildlife and take photos accordingly.

The buffet breakfast (served in the Western restaurant in the East area) is terrible (I've been in 2 star hotels that serve a better breakfast). We also ate lunch in the Western restaurant on our first day. The food options were very limited (sandwiches, pizza, burger, spaghetti bolognese), the taste / quality below average and the prices extortionate (85 rmb for a club sandwich plus 15% service charge). We ate dinner in the Thai restaurant and found a similiar story of below average quality food and high prices. The hotel gives each guest one 380 ml bottle of boiled water per day. Once you've consumed that you need to pay 15 rmb for a 350 ml bottle of water to drink.

None of the staff seemed to be able to speak English and the majority of the guests were Chinese. If you don't speak Chinese you will have real problems staying at this hotel.

Whichever part of the hotel you stay in you will need to make use of the buggies to travel in and out of the hotel as well as from the East side (where the restaurants are located) to the West side (where the swimming pool is located). Although the journey time is short there are usually long waits for a buggy to show up and take you where you want to go.

In addition to the above we had problems with our room card key which took a long time to resolve and with room service (the food delivered was not what was ordered - the food was ordered in Chinese by a native speaker so it wasn't down to a language problem).

In short, despite it's nice rooms and fantastic views this is a massively overpriced and overrated hotel. We couldn't wait for our stay to end.
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Date of stay: May 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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alfonso m wrote a review Aug 2019
Greding, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Look behind the bush, lote of rubble, plastic bags and ather waste are hidden,
Breakfast was delicious, Thai food in the evening too. 10-year-old bungalows where it rains in the house, nothing is maintained. Everything in really used condition.. Long waiting for the little E taxi / caddys to get to the pool
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Date of stay: May 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: dont go for this hotel
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Sati wrote a review Oct 2014
Singapore, Singapore
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Beauty and the beast... Beautiful amazing scenery, beastly service. We asked to look at available rooms, waited 30mins for the manager to assist us. Upon confirming the 2 different villas for a period of 4 days ( we did not intend to stay long), the system got messed up and kept asking us to change rooms everyday... Too much of the hassle to enjoy the place!
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Date of stay: May 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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darkraspberry wrote a review Apr 2012
England, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night there in December and loved the house we stayed in. Getting there involved a ride up the steep mountain and a walk through the mountain area - the house was not easy to find.

Beautiful interior furnishings, comfy bed and large bathtub. The room even had a computer with internet access. Waking up in the clouds (literally) was fantastic! Sitting on the balcony looking over the area is one of my most memorable experiences of Hainan.

Beware - the bathroom, shower and toilet are in the open - it's a bit scary to go to the loo at night.

We did not mind the Chinese tourists as much as some of the other reviewers - they seemed to have a good time and the area is a tourist resort after all.

We really enjoyed our Christmas dinner at the Thai restaurant - the fish and soup we had were the best Thai food we have ever had!

The only good thing about the Western breakfast was the splendid view from the terrace.

The service was a huge disappointment though. The front desk staff were not very friendly, we had to wait a very long time (40minutes) for the hotel buggy to pick us up from the top of the mountain even though the hotel was not very busy and it was impossible to contact them.

It said on the room card that check-out would be at 2pm but just before noon we got a very aggressive call from the front desk to clear the room immediately.

Worse was to follow though - when we wanted to check-out the hotel staff wanted to charge us again even though we had booked and paid via agoda. They refused to acknowledge this so I spent 1.5 hours arguing with them in Chinese until I finally got to speak to the manager who tried to make up for this mistake by arranging for us to be taken to the airport by a hotel driver. A nice gesture but it was very stressful and spoilt what could have been a very nice trip.
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Date of stay: November 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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J T wrote a review Mar 2014
Hong Kong, China
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Had dinner in its Thai restaurant on the mountain top. Panoramic view of the restaurant and its Thai food is fine. But transportation to get to the restaurant is a big issue. First, Taxi doesn't want to go up to the hotel lobby but just drop you at the entrance of the park. From hotel entrance, the hotel will use a buggy to send you to the mountain top, which is fine But Hotel Receptionists are helpless. They just don't care about your presence. After dinner you can hardly find any taxi to leave. Hotel receptionists are helpless and don't want to offer any assistance in calling taxi or getting any transportation. Don't stay in this hotel unless you don't want to go out of the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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echoytx wrote a review Feb 2013
Hong Kong, China
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a Wild Goose bungalow. It looked amazing upon arrival - so secluded and spacious, half mountain view and half sea view with a big valley in front, a wooden structure on stilts, with 4-posted bed, a huge balcony with cushions and fluffy pillows, even a kiddy pool-sized bath in semi-outdoor setting. While we were still being given the orientation, we heard a loud scream. Bellboy looked at our confused expression and explained that was from the visitors to this National Park and they would be gone by 7ish pm.
There began a test to my endurance - only come to this place if you are deaf, or accustomed to living in a theme park - groups of visitors shout and scream at each other every 30 seconds from 8AM to 8PM; wind was so strong the whole bungalow was shaking and it's impossible to sit/read on the balcony, then some rodents nibbling and scratching on the wooden ceiling the whole night. i think I barely slept on the two nights.
Of course it's still really romantic when you catch a bird chirping and insects buzzing, when you sit in the HUGE bath, enjoy a moment of quietness and nature in between wind squalls and human screaming.
Views from the two restaurants are amazing.
Pool on the cliff is small but beautiful.
Pool next to the western restaurant overlooks the valley and has spa services.
Onto the service. A general rule of thumb is when you want to pay top money for accommodation in China, go to foreign-chains like Ritz or Shangri-La or small boutique hotels. While people here are good-hearted they didn't know what to do. Golf carts used to fetch guests to and fro bungalows are crammed full with some guests holding their luggage on their laps; restaurant orders came in random orders and when I asked for a change of rooms due to all the shouting and screaming right underneath my feet, they repetitively said no but couldn't come up with any solutions. Coming from service industry myself, I feel it's the lack of training and mindset.

PS: if you still want to give it a try, don't use agoda to book. The price we paid for on agoda was 30% more than hotel's own website. Outrageous.

PS: extremely humid. Chips turn soggy from opening to the last piece (in 10 mins). Sheets always feel wet to touch.
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Date of stay: November 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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val_c2011 wrote a review Sept 2011
Hong Kong, China
3.0 of 5 bubbles
the place is really gorgeous, just like in the movie, 'if you are the one 2.' the room deco, facilities and hygiene are great too! the matress and pillows are perfect and my friend and i slept sooo well! not to mention about the in-room and outdoor pools! food in the restaurant (we tried room service and the thai restaurant) were okay. price is reasonable (not cheap but okay). so we loved it but...

we arrived at 6pm to check in and were given a room not the one we booked online. this may be the problem of the booking website (so be careful when you choose a website to book your hotels!) but the receptionists were not very helpful. then we were hungry and tired so we just accepted the wrong room. however, we found the room used when we got there. the computer was in use and the bed was used, slippers were over the floor, water was drank. so we waited and waited. they then offerred an 'unqualified room' which they did not use cos there was no computer. it was 9pm then and we kept on waiting. then we couldn't stand it anymore and called them to tell them we were not happy with the experience as well as their arrangement, and i asked for an upgrade. yet have to give them a credit that they responded to complaints. they then managed to arrange an upgraded room within 10 minutes. however, it was 10 when we settled in the room and ordered room service. then the day we checked out, we called them at 11:30 to collect the luggages. we waited till 12:30 and still no one came. we went out and they said they didn't get the message from their colleagues. he was helpful so it was fine. but we still waited another hour for the car (without the cars, we couldn't get anywhere in there). they explained it was due to the rain for the delay. however, it was 13:30 already and again, we were hungry, plus the restaurant closes at 14:30. so we called to complaint (yes again), then the car arrived in 10 minutes. strange but we were starved and complained a few times in order to get our service in our vacation.

to sum, the place and hardware were perfect, just hope that they can work on their sofeware so to give less hectics to the customers in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Clement L asked a question Apr 2016
Hong Kong, China
想問房間的保安如何?有 locker / 甲萬嗎?
alfonso m wrote a tip Aug 2019
Greding, Germany478 contributions106 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"dont go for this hotel"
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alfonso m wrote a tip Nov 2013
Greding, Germany478 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"go in part 2"
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alfonso m wrote a tip Apr 2012
Greding, Germany478 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful wooden houses , Almostin the trees"
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fridaywoo wrote a tip Oct 2011
Singapore, Singapore143 contributions126 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request for rooms which are not so near tourist paths so that you won't have tourists trying to peep into your rooms, trying to take zoom-in pictures of your rooms or get stunned by their yells. The view was panoramic – but the mist disappeared only after 10am – therefore, do not check out too early if you are only staying 1 night."
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Steve L wrote a tip Jul 2011
Leigh on Sea England39 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only tents were available at booking - we loved it"
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$269 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
亚龙湾森林酒店, 三亚人间天堂鸟巢, earthly paradise bird nest hotel sanya
LOCATION
ChinaHainanSanya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
147
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
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