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Sao Mai Hotel

Bac Ha District, Bac Ha, Vietnam
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Codsall, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was booked for us as part of a tour of the region and we were warned in advance that accommodation in the area is basic. The room was clean, had working air con and was comfortable. It was quirky in its decor and basic in facilities but not nearly as bad as the reviews below make out- it's... More 

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We luckily only had to spend one night in this hotel to be there for the Sunday market , which we wouldn't have missed for the world. Our local Vietnamese travel company did warn us the accommodation options in Bac Ha were limited and he thought this hotel was the best available. The hotel does seem to have two sections... More 

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Rafz, Switzerland
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54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Well probably the worst hotel we ever did.... We stayed one night with 2 rooms. First the room smelled like a mix of humidity and sewer. Many things did not work properly (light, water, phone, Internet, doors, etc), the bathroom had a ventilator open to the corridor (while showering u can observe the corridor activity....). Not sure the hotel really... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our room had no refrigerator ,mosquitoes flying around .The room just look it has not been cleaned .We each had a towel ,no hand towel and bath mat .We were trying to work out which was shampoo and body wash as the bottle was so old .My girl friend's room toilet bowl was covered in faeces and urine splattered everywhere... More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I was told to ask for a room in the new building. But when we arrived I could not tell the difference between the new and old building. This is a very poor town and I guess relative to that, this is a good hotel. The room was modest, two twin beds but not clean. There was a dirty drinking... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The hotel looks nice from the out side but when you enter the room you see how bad it is. The rooms are big, which is nice but what I can't understand is why every room smell of sewage. We didn't have a strong water pressure in the shower so it was kinda annoying to use it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This hotel is unusual in many respects. There is no elevator so the porters enthusiastically carry your luggage on their shoulders and the stair well is open air, which didn't ease the smell. Room 426 had the smell of raw sewage and if that is your smell of choice, then I can highly recommend it. When our guide explained this... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The price of the hotel is reasonable. Big hotel with cheap price, locate in central of the town. Near Bắc Hà temple, Hoàng A Tưởng house.... The room is clean, restaurant is good, but the services of the restaurant's staff is not good. It's look like discrimination people. It's seem they don't want the Vietnamese. When we come there, they're... More 

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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night in the hotel and had two rooms with 3 beds each. Rooms were pretty dodgy, pillow sheet was not washed and smelled. Blankets were washed but did not look too clean. You had to wait for 5 minutes for hot water after opening the tap (this was already announced on a sign in the bathroom). Some... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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210 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Newly renovated the hotel is clean, comfortable and in a good location. A few blocks from the market area and on a quiet street it's also near restaurants. We ate on the street  with our driver and guide. 4 of us were stuffed with delicious food and well watered with beer for about $15. Breakfast in the hotel was a... More 

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