There are only 2 reasons why I've given this place a poor rather than a terrible; 1) The staff were really friendly and helpful 2) the shower was hot and ridiculously powerful - if you put it on full whack it would literally launch itself round the room, which is always a good thing in my book.
The reasons then I give it a poor rating
1) The Bug Life - on arriving we found out we hadn't been given a room for two but in fact a dormitory for cockroaches. Now I've seen by fair share of bugs in hotels, but this was an invasion. You had everything from your finger nail size to your fist size. I think the only reason we didn't leave immediately, and instead began on a search and destroy cockroach policy, was, as mentioned, because the shower was amazing.
2) Stained bed sheets and towels - I'm only glad we didn't have a uv torch with us; I think the mantra - the stains you see, are the stains not to fear, is a useful one!
3) The hotel clearly had a room by the hour rental policy - now we didn't actually hear anything, but thats probably a testament to the places thick walls, there was a stream of guys and women coming in and out of the hotel, maybe you don't mind this, it was more than a little off putting for us, especially as with the point about sheets above.
Overall, while the shower was awesome (especially after experiencing pathetic showers one after the other in east asia) you probably shouldn't stay here for that reason alone. For the same price you can stay at onevof the far superior Fragrance group of hotels which we spent one night, tyere much cleaner and nicer and are definitely worth the money (I have a review about Fragrance Emerald too).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Happy Hotel is 8 storey budget hotel offering clean and comfortable rooms at reasonable rates. Located near the city, 15 mins drive from airport and easy access for public transportation and many local delights can be found near the hotel. Not forgetting our friendly staffs to assist you at 24 hours reception desk. ... more less
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