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Once a soap factory the Savon Hotel is supposedly rated a 4 star hotel. While the rooms are clean, air-conditioned, and with free wi-fi access, it has the possibility of becoming a first rate hotel. As it is, it seems a bit "worn" and comes across more as a wanna-be. The room has a modern bathroom, flat screen TV and refrigerated mini-bar and safe. Our room overlooked a courtyard/restaraunt/parking area and we were told it could be noisy. Fortunately we were here during the quiet time of Ramadan. The best bet would be to ask for an "inside" room. We would consider staying here again.
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