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Al Hawta Palace Hotel

Wadi Hadhramawt | Seiyun, 9299, Yemen
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The rooms are cozy, beautiful and very comfortable to sleep in. Its decor reflects heavily on the character of the region making you feel you are at the right place. Don't expect international standards of service but although it doesn't show, the staff are sincere and honest.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

the hotel is great, but the service is poor; be very careful about the bills, and what is included or not in the package you book. unfortunately this breaks down the charm of the hotel.

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AlHawta, Front Office Manager at Al Hawta Palace Hotel, responded to this review

29 June 2011 Dear Guest Greetings to you from Al Hawta Palace Hotel, Seiyun Thank you for sharing your experiences at the Hotel on TripAdvisor. We apologize for not having met your expectations on the points highlighted and assure you that we have already initiated corrective steps to ensure these are not repeated. Thanking you once again for your valuable... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

Everything about this hotel oozes quality, pity that the security situation in the outlying areas has reduced the hotels occupany to me only.

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Lower Mainland, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

located outside of town and was advised to engage a police escort in order to walk outside the hotel complex. Room was absolutely beautiful, clean, large with high ceilings. Had to share the hotel with a large booking of tourists so the buffet suppers were crowded. Food average. Swimming pool was nice. Staff very helpful and friendly including the fellows... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

Stayed here on our visit to Shibam and Sayun - the room was lovely, the bathroom plumbing possibly a little old, so hot water was a hit and miss affair, pool is lovely and very welcome in the heat, the food was nice enough but the service was at a snails pace, breakfast was great though and self-service. There is... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

Situated in an oasis between Seiyun and Shibam in the Hadramout Wadi area, the Al Hawta offer easy access to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the old walled city of Shibam. The hotel is partly an old estate with all the charms that comes with that, but much has been added in recent years. It is worth spending the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

This is an extraordinary hotel. A traditional Hadramaut palace, made of mud, and set in lovely gardens 7km from the wonderful town of Shibam. We booked a room through a travel agent and got a good deal- 63 USD for a double. on checking out it turned out they had given us a further discount- 57 USD per night. That... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2007

If you come to visit famous SHIBAM in the hadramawt, try to stay at this palace situated 7 km east of the city, on the road to SEYUN, the nearest airport. This beautifully designed white palace is surrounded by palm trees, and built entirely with mud and clay. You can try to find out the 5 different regional styles that... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2007

The ALHAWTA Palace hotel is set in a beautiful shaded oasis that used to be a former estate with large gardens. The location is btw. Seiyun and Shibam in the senic Hadhramout province in Yemen. The old estate was completly renovated with impeccable style and taste by an Italian using only local antiques and materials. The result is stunning and... More 

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