The airport meet cost USD 10 a bit over priced but hassle free. Hue is a very small airport and is less than half an hour to the hotel. The first thing you notice are the perilously steep steps going up to the lobby. Lovely welcome, juice, fruit and cookies.
I wanted a room with a balcony so I had to book a family room for 3 people at USD 52 even though there was just me. After being taken to my room I was told there was a power shortage and apart from the lift and the lobby there would be no electricity until 9:30pm, it was 2pm and 38 degrees outside. No lights, no television, no air conditioning, no hot water. After 45 minutes the room was a sauna so I stayed out as long as possible and walked down by the river. I had left the windows open but the staff had been in and closed them whilst I was out so it was even more stifling. A cold shower and I went out again.
Yes the power did come back on that night, even so the internet connection was interminably slow. The power and therefore air conditioning went off again at 6am the next morning, that along with the absence of black out curtains meant an early morning.
Breakfast ranged from limp and soggy to unappealing and downright unhygienic.
I was booked for 4 nights but I checked out an hour later and went to the Mercure around the corner.
- Also Known As:
- Orchid Hotel Hotel
- Orchid Hotel Hotel Hue
- Orchid Hotel Hue
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Orchid Hotel in Hue is a new 'boutique' style hotel with 5 star rooms and amenities that one would not expect to see in a hotel of this class, coupled with well presented, friendly staff and excellent value for money the Orchid very much lives up to its corporate slogan, ''Always Most Pleasure''. ... more less
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