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Al Saeed Hotel Taiz - MGallery Collection
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Taiz
Cairo, Egypt
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“One of the best in Yemen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Definitely Sofitel Al Saeed Taiz is the best in Taiz and one of the best hotels in whole Yemen , the location is amazing a fantastic view from above the hill , very clean rooms , very big lobby and reception area similar to luxurious hotels in Egypt , Service is perfect and the staff is as the whole Yemeni people are so friendly really glad to be in this Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Indore, India
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

considering the scenario in taiz/yemen my experence with this hotel was good , this is good hotel to stay, if you like local food this is good place,

this property is located atop the peak of a hillock that provide bird's eye overview of almost the entire city of Ta'izz from its rooms and the premises as a whole. The hotel has its own (private) approach, which is barricaded well, and provides an extra sense of safety and privilege.

good lobby

service staffs manage to converse in itsy-bitsy English, while some are quite good at it. A gym, sauna and a pool are there for one to relax (open usually till 10 in the night). One can also stroll around the hotel and have a view of the night-lit city from its boundaries, and even from some of the rooms.

Thank you very much for making our stay so pleasant!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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New Delhi, India
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Part of Accor's MGallery hotels, this property is located atop the peak of a hillock that provide bird's eye overview of almost the entire city of Ta'izz from its rooms and the premises as a whole. The hotel has its own (private) approach, which is barricaded well, and provides an extra sense of safety and privilege.

A big central lobby besides the reception, which is typical to large scaled gulf hotels, welcomes as one enters the hotel. Two restaurants and a coffee house lay on the periphery which provide a select menu (bit continental, bit Indian subcontinental, and rest Yemeni style), which shall be OK for most of the travelers who do not rant just for very specifics. Food & service quality are upto the mark as per local best standards. The service staffs manage to converse in itsy-bitsy English, while some are quite good at it.

A gym, sauna and a pool are there for one to relax (open usually till 10 in the night). One can also stroll around the hotel and have a view of the night-lit city from its boundaries, and even from some of the rooms.

Overall, an OK hotel. One can choose to stay if visiting this place.

Room Tip: Rooms with windows opening towards the approach driveway provide a good overview of the city.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Stuttgart, Germany
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

This hotel has seen better times. Not because service is poor, or because of lack of maintenance, but because the overall situation in Yemen discourages tourism and does not stimulate business. Thus, few guests, but the staff at the hotel give their best.
The room was nice, a bit small, but with a new bathroom. Overall, I would say that the room just about meets the criteria for a 4-star hotel.
The breakfast is both continental as well as local and offers some choice.
There is a very nice medium sized gym and a steam room, as well as a swimming pool.

The gym and the steam room would make me go there again. So is the view over Taiz, but this depends on what room you get.

Room Tip: Views over the city depend on what kind of room you get. Don't be affraid to ask for another roo...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

I am sure many of you maybe thinking why on earth go all the way here for a moments bliss, trust me its worth it when your traveling around Yemen and come across this place.
By far this is probably the only best thing one would find in Taiz as in a decent accommodation. I have had the chance to stay in a few before deciding on splurging, which wasnt a bad idea afterall.

Good aspects:
- Good service (for me this is vital, if the service is crappy no matter how good or star-ed the hotel is..to me! its a crappy place... service defines the culture of hospitality in this business)
- The view of Taiz city from the hotel is amazing.
- Good clean pool (even though its small)
- Its a secure location
- Food at the hotel was good and the best part is (since i am no early bird), breakfast would come knocking at my door if i did not show up for it (now how sweet is this!!!).
- Accessibility to its recreational facilities all in quick access.

Cons:
- The upkeep of the hotel rooms could be better
- Internet speed could be improved (but understandably you will never get the speed what the hotel offers at internet cafe's either)

For those of you traveling around the country and would like to unwind and reclaim some energy for your onward travels, id certainly recommend this place.

Cheers and happy travels!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

I stayed there for couple of days, first of all, internet connection the slowest network connection i have experienced in my life. the rate was $120.00 per night, I can stay a first class 5 star hotel in Las Vegas or Kuala lumpur or Cairo. the room was very old. toilets were very very old and the customer service is the worst. In the past i stayed at Taj shamsan, their rate was the lowest and their service was the best.

I will never stay in this hotel in the future. by the way, they changed its name to
Alsaeed Hotel cause it doesnt meet the Sofitel Int'l hotels chain.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2010

great service, secure location, nice rooms with great views, decent health club, pool, breakfast and wi-fi connection

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Al Saeed Hotel Taiz - MGallery Collection

Property: Al Saeed Hotel Taiz - MGallery Collection
Address: Al Domaleh Mountain | Al Hoban, Taiz 4740, Yemen (Formerly Sofitel Al Saeed Taiz)
Region: Yemen > Taiz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Taiz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Al Saeed Hotel Taiz - MGallery Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect for business or leisure, the Al Saeed Hotel Taiz perches in the mountains like an eagle's nest. The views are as fabulous as the service, in this hotel that combines comfortable and elegantly furnished rooms with delightful cuisine and state-of-the-art recreational facilities to ensure your stay is unforgettable. ... more   less 
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Sofitel Al Saeed Taiz Hotel Taiz
Sofitel Taiz
Taiz Sofitel

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