We have just spent two nights at the Nam Bo and wish that it could have been longer. It was one of the best hotel experiences that we have had during a month spent travelling through Vietnam. We were given suite 8 on the corner, with three small balconies overlooking the river and the esplanade and street below, it was fantastic, quite the best suite for a couple. It was imaginatively and beautifully furnished, the only slight downside being the uncomfortable small bench sofa, and there were nice additional touches such as both a teapot and a cafetiere with the accompanying tea and coffee to use. The personal attention from the staff was great, any request responded to with great alacrity and charm. The room was quiet at night, once the street below was empty and it was easy to sleep well.
We had lunch and dinner both nights at the restaurant on the roof above, managing to try out all three of the best tables along the edge overlooking the river. The food was superb, some of the very best that we had in Vietnam (although we did only from the Vietnamese menu) and, again, the service was friendly and very attentive.
The breakfast was, without a doubt, quite the best that we had in Vietnam, not least because it was the only one that was not buffet! We were treated to a spread of wonderful breads, cakes, fresh fruit, yoghurt, the best freshly squeezed fruit juice that we tasted, hot food cooked to order and cafetiere after cafetiere of fresh coffee. All this on the roof with the breeze and bougainvillea and the views over the river.
We would certainly stay again at the Nam Bo and do not hesitate to recommend it to other travellers.
Suite 8 for the best views
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