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Sao Mai Hotel

Bac Ha District, Bac Ha, Vietnam
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

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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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed here one nite. The room was totally acceptable. The buffet lunch was tasty and they had north american things on the breakfast table. You don't go here for the view from the room... sleep there and get out of the room and experience the town. Everyone said this was "the" market in Vietnam... they were right. The sunday... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Having read on the hotel's website that it overlooks the Sunday market we had asked for a room with such a view. the reality is that there are building and trees between the hotel and the market. It is just possible that from the top floor the end of the street with the market is visible but the claim is... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Where to start? We stayed in the new wing. I can't imagine how depressing the old wing is since this is their best. Dark, depressing rooms. Windows have bigs gaps around them so the cold air blows in. Hair dryer hanging in the shower - who ever heard of that? Thin, thin, small, old grey towels. Power shuts off every... More 

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Seal Beach, California, United States
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Bac Ha: Sao Mai Bac Ha hotel (4/20) http://www.saomaibachahotel.com/ Bac Ha is a small town with a big weekly market (Sundays). I found the Sao Mai Hotel to be clean and comfortable. No frills here, just the basics. Breakfast, like the hotel, was simple but good. Juice, bread, jam, coffee, pre-fried eggs, and rice or noodles. This hotel is easy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The hotel is in Bac Ha, just only few minutes by walking to the famous big market. When you book ask to get a room of the new block, that has bedrooms more comfortable and decorated.. Standard room big, with two queens bed, tv and a medium system A/C that is also for heating, also if a little bit noisy.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

On first glance the rooms are OK, they are generally quite clean and we were happy enough with hot water in the shower. Beds are quite hard. There was a reverse-cycle air-conditioner/heater in our room which we were happy to see, according to the brochure, these are only available in the first class rooms. So generally, at first, the hotel... More 

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Address: Bac Ha District, Bac Ha, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Lao Cai Province > Bac Ha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 278
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