After a long trip from Lurang Prabang to Hanoi (30hrs!), we wake up in the bus to see a man offering his services from the station to the city center (where he came from we dont know). He also offered a mini bus for the people we were travelling with which worked out cheaper as we were dropped off at the new south bus station (13km from city center). There was a catch though and it was that he was working for this hotel!
However, he was never forceful with the sell, which was refreshing. Many ppl we were with looked for another place on arrival with ease.
Room wise a very 2-star accommodation. We had a double en suite which was clean but looked grubby. It was kind of run down in the bathroom. The air con worked fantastic though and wi-fi was really strong (on 2nd floor). Showers are hot but loses pressure if you flush the toilet. There was a slightdamp smell in the room and could be noisy but not too bad.
Overall,a decent stay (we paid $6 p.p) but can only recommended for one night. The locationis right in the old quarters amonst lots of cafes and bars. The place does lack a certain personality though and the entrance looks unwelcoming. Still the staff were very friendly and spoke good English. Good starting point if you arrived VERY late in the city like we did!