We stayed here for 5 nights over the Christmas break. Nicholas was really helpful in all the planning activities - we had to change nights after we made our original booking and he accomodated it with no problems. When we arrived at the airport, a car was waiting and took us promptly to the hotel.
We checked in easily and after dropping our stuff off in the room, went to the roof terrace to check out the view (and the excellent bar). Solid spot, with a great selection of music and free internet/webcam to contact home. We then met Nicholas who told us that we were in fact put in a smaller room than he had planned for us, and therefore would switch us tomorrow to a bigger one. In the meantime, he offered us one of the biggest rooms - with balcony - for the mix up. Was much appreciated.
Overall, the rooms are a fine size, have all the needed (airco, flatscreen TV etc.) and in fact are exceptional value for money. The included a-la-carte breakfast is great - a selection of either fruits, pancakes, eggs, french toast... I suggest trying each of them once. They don't go cheap on sizes, we always started our days with a pleasantly full stomach!
Location-wise, the hotel is in the centre of the backpacker drag - and there is more than enough within a 'stones-throw' from the hotel. If you are going to eat outside the hotel - 'Something Fishy' serves up some great fish dishes, grilled on the BBQ while you watch. Finally, for all your transport needs, Nicholas even helped us to arrange motor-scooters as and when we needed them.
Over-all, this is a great place to stay. The staff is really lovely, fun to hang out with (the roof terrace is a big draw), and you can easily pass an entire night with them (not to mention their ability to make a stand out white russian).
What a memorable Christmas we had...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 2007, the Ha Van Hotel is Nha Trang's favorite budget hotel for the discerning budget travelers. Low rate, clean & comfortable rooms. The Rooftop Lounge (on the 5th floor) is the place to be if you want to meet expats or long term travelers of Nha Trang. Yen's Restaurant (#1 Tripadvisor Restaurant for Nha Trang), located in our lobby offer you one of the best Vietnamese cuisine available in Nha Trang! Come meet us, we are sure you will like the Ha Van Hotel! So many regulars have made Ha Van Hotel & The Rooftop Lounge their home away from home! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ha Van Nha Trang
- Hotel Ha Van