This hotel is good value and has nice rooms for $7, however, they will push tours on you. I caved in and agreed to a city tour with the young guy who worked there. I agreed $8 and went on the back of a motorbike. I thought I'd get a bit of insight into the history of the city but apparently it turned out that $8 only buys you the services of the a motorbike driver and fuel! The first stop was an awkward visit to a village that makes and sells incense where you're hassled to buy stuff whilst the guide...er driver....smokes and drinks tea. The rest of the time I had to put up with him insinuating I should pay him more if I wanted to know any history and when I tested him on one or two things I did know, his knowledge was questionable anyway. When I asked him 'where next?', he'd just say, 'up to you', at which point I'd have to consult my Lonely Planet.
I would recommend staying at this hotel, but not the tours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small and friendly family-run hotel in the main tourist area of Hue. Clean and bright new rooms all with A/C, fridge, en-suite and cable TV. Free Wifi in rooms and internet in lobby. Organized tours and bicycle rental are available. Easy access to the best bars and restaurants in the area. ... more less
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