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Guest House Kim Lien

Ngo 212, No. 54 | Phuc Thinh, Phuc Thanh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Ranked #3 of 27 Ninh Binh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
IreneJasp Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Kim Lien's guest house for two days. The rooms are quiet, clean and comfortable. They wanted to help me with whatever I needed and even arranged a free motobike drive to the train station when I was late. So nice!! The people who run this guest house are really friendly. One thing: because it was low season... More

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kim_lien_2011, Manager at Guest House Kim Lien, responded to this review

Dear Irene, thanks for your review. It was very humid weather, and as you experienced the humidity could not be escaped inside or outside. Perhaps you didn't know the A/C has a 'dry' mode to make the air more pleasant. The room is absolutely not moldy. The spots in one upper corner are not wet and are caused by a... More

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This guesthouse has really comfortable beds--I think they're memory foam mattresses! Which is a great treat for a backpacker! Kim and her partner are very kind and upgraded our room for free. The breakfast is delicious! Our one night stay here was just what the doctor ordered! Thanks Kim Lien!

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Cowaramup, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at Kim Lien's Guest House for 4 nights / 5 days and it served as our base for exploring the surrounding attractions as well as Ninh Binh itself. Our travel to NB by private car and our return to Hanoi by train were all well organised by Crossing Vietnam in Hanoi, and these were an adventure in themselves.... More

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kim_lien_2011, Manager at Guest House Kim Lien, responded to this review

Dear Ross and Kerry, Your review in support of Liên's guest house is highly appreciated. We noticed a mindful observation regarding Liên's passion and pride. Since you stayed five days with us, you got to know Liên and Ninh Binh a little better. Allow me (manager Rudy), to take this opportunity to further explain to the readers where your comment... More

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stayed for 2 night in the KimLien Guesshouse and It was excellent. It is in a quiet and small corner of the City and not very far from the train station so you could get into the taxi and pay around $1 to maximum of $2 for a drive to the guesshouse. The owners were very friendly, caring and... More

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Sunninghill, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed for three nights at Kim Lien and Lien and Rudy organised everything perfectly so we could make the most of our time in the area. We had a days bike ride and a trip to Cuc Phong, both of which were excellent! We had dinner at the guest house, although it is the same thing on offer each... More

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Bien Hoa, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Although it is just a small guesthouse but I did really impressed with this place and definitely I'll come back. First is the surrounding, it is a small corner of Ninh Binh city, peaceful and calm lifestyle. It gave me a relaxed mood during my trip. Next, the staff is so nice. They really CARE for us, like family members,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Room was ok. We could leave our luggage after check out and we could also stille take a shower before we rook the nighttrain! We rented a motorbike from the hotel, but this was quite expensive (8 USD), normally you can rent a motorbike for half the price. Laundry was also more expensive than other services (40,000 vnd per kilo).... More

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kim_lien_2011, Manager at Guest House Kim Lien, responded to this review

Dear guests, thanks for your rating. We are under the impression that your review is written to advise fellow travelers on a shoestring who frequent inexpensive hostels. This might be relevant information to some, but with our guesthouse we do not limit ourselves to this category of travelers. People on all budgets find their way to us. For this reason... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were made to feel right at home at this guest house. Rudi gave us lots of information as well as hand drawn maps on the area, so we managed to get off the beaten track and visit some more Authentic Vietnamese sights. Lien also helped to organise motorbike drivers for the day, who were lovely, and we borrowed bicycles... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Kim Lien Guesthouse. As we paid 16,5 USD per night we were not expecting any luxury. Despite that, if I compare it to other accommodation we have used during our trip I would not say you get much for the money. We have paid similar price and even lower for better quality. We did not... More

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kim_lien_2011, Manager at Guest House Kim Lien, responded to this review

Dear all, this is a shocking review, written by guests who did not accept a house rule. We close down our PC in the night to prevent that people rummage through the building unsupervised. As a repercussion, the couple from Iceland wrote a damaging review with false statements. We never raised our voice, let alone yelled, that is a blatant... More

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had a really nice time at Lien's guesthouse. At $15 a night the room was perfectly good, air con, comfortable bed, bright and airy. The breakfast (not included) is nice, as is the dinner on offer. It's not a high end restaurant, but it's home cooked and tastes very good, especially after a long days trekking or cycling. The... More

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Address: Ngo 212, No. 54 | Phuc Thinh, Phuc Thanh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ninh Binh Province > Ninh Binh
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Kim Lien is a small guest house in Ninh Binh run by a friendly Vietnamese family. Our guest house is located in a quiet local neighborhood with leafy streets. We are in the western part of town. The rice paddies and limestone mountains are within minutes reach. Nearby is a colourful day market. Away from noisy streets and rail-road tracks, at Kim Lien you can be assured of a good night's rest. ... more   less 
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