Imperial City Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsImperial City Hotel Yangshuo
This was the worst hotel we stayed in during our 4 month trip through Asia. We arrive near midnight after long day and when we entered our room we greeted by a damp musty smell, the bed was damp and moisture seemed to linger everywhere. We went to get a room change and ran into two other couples from our group with similar and worse (masses of mould and mildew). The hotel refused to change our rooms as they said all the other rooms at the price were similar! They wouldn't upgrade us to a better room unless we paid - an almighty battle ensued with the American couple paying extra, while us and a British couple refused. If it hadn't been so late we would have left the hotel. After an uncomfortable night we relented and paid extra, the tour group company were no use. Anyway the new room was much nicer, but at a cost. The rest of the hotel was grotty, the carpets dirty, the whole place smelled, the staff were useless (apart from one young guy who was very good).
DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
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