Ramana certainly lived up to and exceeded expectations regarding the quality of room for the price we paid. The decor was nice and it was well kept up.
The breakfast buffet was more than adequate with a good selection of western and Asian dishes.
Our only complaints were with regard to front desk and location. The hotel never seemed to have money to exchange for USD, Swiss Francs or HKD. There is one bank down the road but that didn't help on weekends and evenings. The hotel staff only managed to find $50 in VND and this was the case day after day. I think it may have been a ploy as there seems to be a little side business going on with other hotel staff as they would run out and change somewhere 'outside' as rates not quite as favourable. The hotel could sometime manage an exchange but there was a problem of not having small notes and if you could accept half a million dong instead of the 550,000 they could probably find the money. If you stay there - change your money outside when you have the chance.
The hotel is in District 3 and a 10 -30 minute ride to restaurants, bars and tourist type destinations which are primarily in District 1. You can add another $10 - $20 a day in taxi fares to the cost of your room if you're going for leisure.
The hotel seems to cater to tour groups so the location is neither here nor there for them as they're bussed around
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