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TravelPod Member ReviewsHai Ha Hotel Quy Nhon
This was one of the more expensive hotels on our trip but it was still less than many other places in/near Yosemite and the location is great. Expect an historic hotel experience with all the modern comforts (A/C, WiFi, TV). There is no elevator or "key cards". There is charm, a very comfortable room, and very good breakfast.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hai Ha Hotel Quy Nhon
Unpretentious, 5 star cuisine & European style
A little bit of European B&B style right outside Yosemite! Love it! The common spaces: upstairs porch overlooking Main Street, and the 'family room', complete with computer, piano & comfy furniture, are great for getting that homey feeling away from home and meeting some people you wouldn't meet at impersonal hotels & motels. And the food! I'm still thinking about Victor's special dinner dishes, as well as the morning pancakes!
Lots to do nearby. I'll be back for a raft trip!
Reasonably priced for Yosemite area, but some problems
The hotel is casual and comfortable, and located within walking distance of several restaurant, although all close early. They also offer free internet access and a tv room full of games and puzzles. There is a second story front porch facing on to the street, but it was furnished with old outdoor furniture and benches, and littered with full ashtrays, so it wasn't very inviting. Our room was extremly small, but sunny. It was decorated with antiques, and the sheets were nice. Our bathroom was fairly sizeable but the door to it didn't shut all the way, and it was not very clean. Breakfast, which includes cereal, bread for toasting, juice, coffee and pancakes (which were not fully cooked during our stay), is fair. The staff, though generally available, seemed uninterested in dealing with guests.
What a gem
The Hotel Charolette is a gem. The 3 of us women, part of the "Extravaganzas", shared a comfortable room downstairs.
It was a great respite before and after our full day off rafting the Tuolumne River. My favorite part, besides the humor and good care we received from owner Lynn, was sitting upstairs on the veranda, sipping a beverage and watching the world go by. I can't wait to visit again and don a straw hat for an evening in Groveland.
Crab Cakes & Bob
In May 2004, our daughter married a local, and my wife and I and another family member, spent 5 days, at "The Charlotte." The hosts, Lynn & Victor let us into their lives, and even awarded me the prized position of honorary quadruped. The call him "Bob, the Hotel Dog, but he and I both know that he is human. He and I kissed each morning, and discussed the previous day's activities. Lynn, Victor, are consummate hosts; they let you, the guest, define the relationship. They (including Bob) are never intrusive, but answer your every need. Victor is an excellent chef. With som reservation, I ordered Crab Cakes one evening. In wandering the globe, I have never eaten finer Crab Cakes. The best hotel experience of my 74 years.
The Hotel Charlotte is the friendliest place we have ever stayed.
Dinner rated up there with the finest French Chefs. I had the blackend salmon with cucumber salsa and it was out of this world! My wife had a delicious veal imperial. Our room was small, but warm and bright, just right. Our bathroom on the other hand was very large. Highly recommend.
The Hotel Charlotte was a terrific find on our way to Yosemite. Much cheaper than the Groveland hotel, the Charlotte has clean, comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast included in the rate. The restaurant is out of this world!
This was our 2nd time at the Hotel Charlotte in 5 years. The hotel is under new management, and it looks and feels like a new place. The management is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the restaurant next to it is terrific. It's a great buy for the money! D & D
A small hotel managed by owner, the Charlotte has very small rooms and is not well maintained. The continental breakfast is good, though. The bathtubs may have a charming old-fashioned look but they're not convenient for seniors.
Cute and Convenient
The hotel Charlotte broke our trip up nicely when we were going to Yosemite. We got to Groveland at noon, then spent the rest of the day in Groveland, and got into Yosemite the next morning by 8:00 after a quick breakfast at the hotel. Rooms are simple and clean. Ruth was very pleasant.
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Picking up on where I left off. We squeezed Roxy down the alley to the back parking lot of Hotel Charlotte. With Roxy safely parked we covered George up with his blanket and lugged our bags inside. I think I explained that we have to keep George covered when we are away from the car. This is to keep potential dog rescuers from doing anything heroic …
When I woke up on Saturday morning, I realised I'd perhaps spent a little too long in the Starlight lounge the night before. My bill on checkout advised same. Hey ho. The view was spectacular and the chat with the guys behind the bar was good. They said it gets lively at 10. Alas I failed to stay up that late, once again. My room is right below the …
... out a good selection of arrows for Isabel’s bow. Lovely times.
To our surprise we found a huge Village store and got ice cream and explored some of the art galleries and got a small print for our travel collection. There was a really cool huge 3D map at the visitor centre which helped mentally work out everywhere we’d been and I saw the route of the 4 mile trail from the valley to where we’d been in Glacier ...
... host telling us that there was a large local bear that liked to roamed the area we were camping in and liked to sample anything that was left out! The next morning we had an early start. We departed around 7am and began our drive in to Yosemite park. We had heard that it was best to get there early, due to the high traffic in the park. The park was far busier than we had anticipated. It took us a full 2 hours to get to the gate and then a ...
... smoothie), and frozen (icypole).
As we waited by the bus we chatted to some of the other people on the tour, a family of five from Essex, England.
Sally and Tim, and their teenaged kids, Izzy, Michael and Eleanor.
When everyone had their snacks we got back in the van and drove about another 30mins to our lunch stop, which was a supermarket that sold some decent sandwiches.
We had some time there to grab some food, and I got some inari rolls and seaweed ...