I should have written a review immediately after leaving - this is 1 month later - but if I did it would be even worse, since I left upset... Don't write angry, I always say :)
Why did I leave angry? - it took over an hour to check out. I'm not kidding, that's how long it took for them to write up the bill and take money.
Note: i travel very frequently through Africa and Asia, so this review is not written by a "casual" traveler. Your expectations may differ.
Based on 2 week stay in March 2012.
1 star review is based on the following:
Air conditioning: works intermittently and the controls are all in Chinese, which neither the staff nor I understood.
Noise: hotel workers congregating in hallways and parking lot were loud until after midnight and only quieted after frequent polite complaints (well, admittedly, only the first few times were polite :)
Insects: bathroom was infested with ants, took multiple requests before it was sprayed
Wifi: only in lobby, not room
Internet: required cables (no wireless), which were broken
Laundry: $3 to wash underwear - and no place to hang hand washed items (remember this was a 2 week stay)
Balcony: leaked through to room below mine - requiring workers to fix it during my few hours of weekend rest... Unavoidable, perhaps, but dealt with in a very unprofessional way...
Breakfast: really poor, fruit, my main staple, was not just 'un-fresh', it seemed 'old'.
Bathroom: occasionally smelled like a sewer, probably because plumbing was backing up from other rooms.
TV: 6 working channels, no movie channels or CNN
Anyway, I'll stop there. If you are STILL interested in staying at this hotel, I doubt more evidence would dissuade you. I honestly don't mind crappy hotels if I'm paying less, but at this price the problems I faced are unacceptable. Truth is, even cheap guesthouses are generally problem free.
Oh, I will say, it was a very comfortable bed.
Not near restaurant, parking lot on one side or busy road on other side. Not sure what that leaves!
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