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Chez Loan Hostel

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Route de Tam Coc - A Bich Dong, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chez Loan is a nice and not very expensive Hotel near ninh binh not far from the pagodas and grottes. The breakfast was good, so was the dinner we had there. The reason why I cannot give chez loan more than 3 points is that the boss obviously prefers French speaking guests and acts in an almost flirty way with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The hotel is nice, a bit away from the main jetty in Tam Coc, has clean and comfortable rooms (2pax from 14 USD to 35 USD) and a peaceful common area / restaurant with a great view on the mountains. But what makes you feel at home is Loan and her family who are always smiling and try to help... More 

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Hue, Vietnam
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I didn't actually stay in the hotel as I was staying in the center of Tam Coc. Nevertheless I went there to enjoy's the restaurant area. I was delighted by the meal and by my host. Indeed Loan is a very welcoming host and I had a very nice dinner there. I can recommend you the deep fried crabs which... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed in this beautiful hotel for 3 days and 2 nights. We are French Canadians and Loan is a true francophile who speaks French really well. I don't know if she's comfortable in English though... The room was really nice and comfy, on the first floor, for 18$ US per night. Hot shower and TV (although the TV abandoned... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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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
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8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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