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Route de Tam Coc - A Bich Dong, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Chez Loan Hostel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014
L H Enschede, The Netherlands
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Nice, quiet hotel. Nothing all too special. The rooms are nice and clean. The shower was nice. You can get some bicycles for free and the owners are really nice people. The location is perfect. To the left you can bike into the little village Tam Coc and to the boat trips and some pagodas. And to the right you... More 

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7 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Did not enjoy this hotel at all. Staff is haughty and not friendly. Location is good it was nice to have use of their bikes. Rooms had mold in them and we asked to be moved. Bathroom stank like a sewer and sheets were not clean. I don't ever want to go back. Minh Bin is a beautiful area but... More 

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los angeles
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Location was good. But the French people in the hotel were not friendly and pretty arrogant. I was using the computer at the lobby and one of the old french lady with the most snobbish attitude would ask, "do you live here"? I replied yes I did. Then she went on to say, the owner (lady by the name of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A french couple on the bus introduced us to Chez Loan. We were impressed by the location, right next to Tam Coc and the other caves, mountains and boat trips dotted around. Room was nice, there are free bikes and it was definitely a much better experience than staying in Ninh Binh town which is 6-7 km away. We really... More 

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Paris, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and loved every minute of it. Loan made us feel that we were part of the family. The location is in the middle of the countryside, in rural Vietnam. The food served was tasty, beautifully presented and affordable. Tam Coc is only 1 km away and there are many nice sites to see within 30 km.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had the top floor family room for the 5 of us ; this room has been build afterwards on top of the small hostel and it was rather hot inside when we arrived. The airco functioned very well so cooled it off at night. Bathroom is rather small for 5. Food downstairs is served on the terrace and was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Chez Loan has very good comments on Trip Advisor and different tourism guides so we booked at her place, luckily for us only for 1 night. Mrs Loan was very friendly by mail for the reservation but all along our 2 days/1 night stay, she has been extremely unpleasant and rude, which came as a very big surprise for us... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our time at Chez Loan. The rooms were big & warm. The restaurant area was a bit cold though. I notice some people have complained that they don't speak English only French. We don't speak French but it wasn't really a problem. Our 2 children 8 & 6 years enjoyed it too. We ate the Vietnamese Hot... More 

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Paris, France
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Chez Loan is a family run business where you will quickly feel at ease. Miss Loan is a warm person, always ready to make her customers happy (she offered a bag of sticky rice, my favorite breakfast dish, before I left). Location is very convenient to walk or ride around the beautiful region of Tam Coc. Food is a bit... More 

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Clinton, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We stayed at Chez Loan as part of a 4 night tour to Tam Coc and Mai Chau organized by Oriental Bridge travel. Like all the hotels we stayed at with Oriental Bridge, we were given their best room, which was clean and had a great view of the valley. We luckily speak French, as nobody speaks English here, though... More 

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Address: Route de Tam Coc - A Bich Dong, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ninh Binh Province > Ninh Binh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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