Can't add much to what's been said -- rooms had a feel that was artistic, Asian and minimalist -- in the best sense of all the words. Beds were much softer than in other places we stayed. Great fun just sitting on the balcony watching the street below (not much real traffic, mostly the ubiquitous two and three wheeled vehicles and once a woman leading some water buffalo.) But we weren't aware of any street noise.
Very good service. I hurt my knee the first day and the kitchen brought us dinner on our balcony the next two nights so I didn't have to climb the extra stairs to the dining room.
Be aware that this hotel is away from the center of town -- that's part of why we chose it -- but it limits dining options. But the food here is very good -- if you're tired of "Chinese" food, get the farmers pizza!
Only thing I missed was a river view but I don't know if you can get a river view plus all the good things about the Fonglou without spending a lot more money.
Final caveat: use the hot water in the morning. It gets kinda skimpy in the evening.
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