We read the reviews, were enthusiastic but hesitated a bit because of the location. We are very glad we stayed at Ma Maison on our arrival in Vietnam. A lot of 'well being' value for the price. It is an oasis, a gem, as stated in previous reviews; It took a moment to get used to the 'no shoes policy' but it contributed to this special sensation. Away from the hectic city life. We liked the location because it's out of the tourist area and you meet the friendly locals. Easy and inexpensive to go there by taxi, short ride from centre and airport. Natasha Long and staff were very helpfull especially during the Tet festival. She is also a nice person to talk to and gave us some insights in Vietnamese traditions. We enjoyed the spa in the Caravelle hotel which was suggested to us. On our 15 day journey through Vietnam, with this reference as a standard, we never found a similar 'boutique' hotel again.