I stayed here after reading the reviews, which seemed to be mixed but, none were terrible.
I have lived here long enough and, traveled the country - outside of 'cities' - long enough to realize that things could always be worse. In many cases a LOT worse! What happens is that most reviews are written to by people who want the 'experience' but want/expect Pittsburgh style accommodations. It ain't gonna' happen in Vietnam and, it ain't gonna' happen in a Vietnamese owned/managed $15 a night hotel. Get over it Fluffy.
They do need to service the A/C units, mine was operating at about 50% efficiency. Something else they just don't do.
I was greeted well and they had actually put my name down for a room - I called first. The room was clean, the bed linen was nice and they had 'western' sized towels in the room. Wi-Fi worked well, there was abundant hot water. There were a few things broken but - this is Vietnam - they aren't real big on fixing things. They were not things of huge importance.
They only serve breakfast in the restaurant and it's sparse. There are a lot of places, within walking distance, for breakfast and other meals.
The only negative thing is that the clientele is 90% Vietnamese. They have no respect for anything or anyone. The slamming of doors, loud (screaming) conversations begin at about 5 AM - along with screaming yelling brats running the hallways. This continues until about 11 PM, if you're lucky.
In my case the people upstairs had a fetish for re-arranging the furniture in the room...this began one morning at 3 AM. As opposed to some other reviewers...I found that some of the staff do speak limited English. Enough to help a little. They can all read and write it, try writing a note next time and you can always 'Mime' some other things! Not only do they love it when people do that but - it can be a big help.
I will stay again and will put this down as a decent hotel. A cut above others in this price range.
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