Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou
What We Love
- Palm tree–studded grounds, home to two natural hot springs
- Near the Hainan International Exhibition Center and Haikou Municipal Government Office; ideal for business travelers
- Sirena is Haikou’s only Italian restaurant
What To Know
- The beachfront, though accessible from the hotel, is not private, and swimming is not recommended; head for Holiday Beach, a five-minute drive from the hotel, instead
- Expect business travelers
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
Reminiscent of a grand European ballroom, the Shangri-La Haikou’s lobby features a lotus-shaped chandelier strung with 245,000 crystals under a 55-foot domed ceiling. Custom-made recycled wool carpeting, marble walls, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and intricate 3D murals blend gold with white and blue, and East with West. In the lounge, deep couches of silver, taupe and beige encircle low tables adorned with exotic flowers such as Dancing Lady orchids. A river-like pool snakes through the palm tree–studded gardens, and two natural hot springs dot the grounds.
Bed and Bath
The white, gold and blue color scheme continues in the 337 guestrooms. Hand-painted murals of Asian flora and fauna adorn the headboards, while an embossed minibar cabinet depicts Hainan Island’s cultural heritage and history. The U-shape layout of the hotel ensures that all rooms offer views of the ocean and gardens. Marble of various colors resonates in the bathrooms, which are stocked with L’Occitane products.
All three dining areas overlook the ocean and tropical gardens. Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s signature restaurant, offers Chinese dishes from various provinces, such as Guangdong, Huaiyang and Sichuan; try the Dongshan lamb or Jiaji duck, or have a Sichuan hotpot party in the private dining room on the exclusive top floor of the hotel. The appropriately named Café Kool is a laid-back spot for all-day buffet dining (hand-pulled noodles, clay pot soups, barbecue dishes), and Sirena is Haikou’s only restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine. The spa is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and treatments use Biodroga products, which hail from the spa town of Baden-Baden in southern Germany.
In the Area
Holiday Beach, a five-minute drive from the hotel, is a recreational hot spot with water activities, seafood dining and the Hot Spring Paradise water park. In the same vicinity is Impression Hainan, a musical and interpretive show featuring more than 300 performers created by Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. Shishan Volcanic Cluster National Geopark offers great views of the city and is home to some of the best-preserved volcanoes in the world. Travel back in time on Qilou Old Street for a taste of Haikou’s history and ancient architecture.
How to Get There
This property’s location is tops as it’s right next to the beach. Also has a nice 25 meter indoor pool with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. You should tell them at the desk to make the steam room hot. Only takes 10 minutes. The Sauna is always hot.
Breakfast is super with a typical 5 star selection. I do have to say though that they had to attempt an egg-White omelette 4 times before gettingbit right on the 4th time!! Wasted a lot of time but they were super apologetic and friendly. Also, I always ask for a hot chocolate made with soy milk. But their chocolate cocoa powder is just not good. It tastes watery no matter how much powder is used. Besides those few factors, breakfast is superb. The Dining room Manager, Lincoln was very helpful both days and was hands-on.
Also, I noticed a water leak outside an elevator making the floor slippery. I reported it and there was a repair crew there within 15 minutes replacing a pipe!
They’re on the ball. Can’t go wrong.
We are a family of three and stayed at the hotel during Christmas. Though hotel website photos seem to show two double beds in a twin room, these are not really double beds. The room is smaller than most Shangrila hotels. The other thing I don’t like the stay is hat it is a long walk to the lift.
One disappointment is the Chinese restaurant in which I was bitten by mosquitoes a few times during dinner. The upside is that the restaurant allows outside food as long as you sign a waiver.
Overall very average hotel and miss the charms of Shangrila.
Shangri-La hotel is one of my favorite hotel brand, and every time i stay in shangri-la brand. This is the first time i stay in haikou shangri-la hotel. And my first experience is excellent. The thing i loved in haikou shangri-la is the swimming pool with gardens and the natural hot spring its super. The staff are so good. But i liked the service of pool bar staff. He is a nepali boy "Giri" with so nice smile and the way he offers a drink and the food is so nice. I ordered a watermelon juice and the cocktail for me and my wife. The juice is so fresh and the cocktail is just a speechless. Its too good. His service is very good and the communication with guest is awesome. I really enjoyed in swimming pool and pool bar.
I first time visit Shangrila hotel Haikou,staff are very friendly,good food at breakfast,perfect hotel in Haikou.Thanks for the great service.i feel very warm.highly recommended this whether it be leisure.i will choose the shangrila again
I visited the hotel shangrila haikou , i came to know one of the most pleasing service giving brand here .The chinese food in the shang palace restaurant and the service i can never forget , thank you for the memorable experience shangrila .