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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very bad hotel, dirty everywhere, blood on THE sheets, sigaret holes, dirt, animals in THE beds. We checked with THE Staff over 15 rooms and could not find one clean room. Next day we Moved out. In Bac Ha a New hotel just opened, Saturday Hotel, very clean , friendly Staff, recommended

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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend stayed there for one night on our Easy Rider tour. Its a rather large complex. The staff were friendly and nice to us. We went down the road and found a quiet bar for a few beers. We ate dinner elsewhere. Breakfast wasn't too bad. We would stay there again, it looked like the best option...

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Codsall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 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...

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3Thank CodsallChelle
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 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...

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Rafz, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 July 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...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 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...

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Reviewed 9 April 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...

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 5 April 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
Reviewed 27 December 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...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 2 December 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...

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Address: Bac Ha District, Bac Ha, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Lao Cai Province > Bac Ha
Hotel Class:2 star — Sao Mai Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 278
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“Not sure there is a good room !”
 of 5 bubbles HelenK662, 6 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I would suggest you take a look at the room before accepting it. You might be able to get a better one. Also, be warned that at 6am the town radio broadcasts propaganda in Vietnamese. So wear earplugs if you want to sleep past 6am.”
 of 5 bubbles 138cp, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Cannot recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles HoneycombDreamers, 26 Dec 2014 | Read review
“You can deal direct with the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles MaicoTeo, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“It doesn't matter... sleep in the room and explore the city otherwise.”
 of 5 bubbles winequaffer, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
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