Checked into this old quarter hotel three days ago and could not have made a better choice as far as quality for the price.
Altho my room is on the third floor and there is no elevator the climb up is no big deal.
First appearance the hotel looks a little tired and dated but the room is huge with fantastic aircon, t.v. with a lot of english language channels (HBO, CINEMAX, ect.) there is a mini fridge and the bed is one of the more comfortable I have had staying in budget hotels around Vietnam-good linens and pillows too.
Bath is clean and HUGE with lots of hot water, big towels and even toiletries.
Wifi in the room has not failed once but does get a little slower during the day.
The best part is the friendly staff whom have gone out of their way to help us with everything from directions to laundry and booked us a three day, two night Halong Bay excursions for much less than other travel touts.
Don't be fooled by the name this ''guesthouse" is more of a small hotel smack in the middle of all the action in the old quarter with many restaurants, bars and nightclubs meters away yet the rooms are an oasis of quiet relaxation. Its walking distance to almost all the sites and just three blocks to Hoan Kiem Lake.
5 star it is not but its only $20 for a single with breakfast included. You may find cheaper in the neighborhood but for what you get its a deal in my opinion. Book on line for a better deal.
Have already booked for another stay upon return from Halong Bay.
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