“Fantastic Hotel! Centrally Located yet Peaceful, Great Value & Multi Region Wall Adaptors!”
I decided to write my review under the hotels new name "The Golden Wind Hotel" rather than its old alias 'Hoang Phong Hotel" for new travellers and because as anyone who has been to Vietnam knows there a few hotels operating under the same name making it hard to distinguish the bad from the good!. The reviews for this hotel under its old name can be found here:
When we were booking this hotel there were only 2 reviews on TA under its new name and we were nervous taking a chance on it but this hotel is an absolute gem in a great (but loud and noisy) city. It is fantastic value and an absolute must-splurge for backpackers/travellers who are tired of hostels or just on a shoestring budget. The normal rate per night is $20-25USD when booked through the hotel (highly recommended) and was just slightly more expensive when we booked through booking.com. The room rate runs in the same price of similar hotels in Vietnam but because of the comfort and the peace and quiet of this very centrally located hotel, I think its a gem!
Located just off Phạm Ngũ Lão Street down Alley 219, it can be very hard to find. Alley 219 lies right between 2 tour booking offices just a minute walk from Allez Boo restaurant on the corner of Đề Thám Street.
The family run hotel (who are lovely, humble people) is newly renovated and very nicely decorated for a budget hotel. The rooms are medium sized but offer more than enough comfortable room. The rooms have large windows that let in plenty of light but still have dark curtains for when you don't want it, a TV with a good range of channels, minibar, good remote controlled AC, multi-region wall adaptors (loved this!!!), large comfortable bed, and they even had a remote bedside the bed that controlled the different lights - no more forgetting to turn of the lights and jumping out of bed again!
The bathrooms had fresh toiletries, clean towels and a lovely unique shower with several hoses. While we stayed we used the hotel's laundry service which was very cheap, I cant remember how much but I know it was very reasonable. The breakfast was included in the room rate and was quite good. We were running late most mornings so we had eggs, toast, OJ, coffee and fruit and were quite happy.
Overall I really enjoyed this hotel, I thought it was great value offering peace and quiet in a central location and would highly recommend this hotel, in particular to tired and weary travellers!
Ask for a room on the Upper Floors and facing the back of the buiding for better light
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