Haven was one of the best experiences I had while in Vietnam. After the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Mihn and the heavy tourist traffic in Nha Trang, this delightful guesthouse tucked in the back of a traditional fishing village was exactly what I needed. Don't let the thought of a fishing village put you off, Haven is fully equipped with all the comforts you could want or need, you can easily forget where you are if you aren't careful! The private rooms are quiet and comfortable and the dorm was one of the best nights sleep I had in Vietnam. I should mentioned your hosts, Rosie and Hugh. Two of the nicest hosts a traveller could ask for. Along with Mei and the other locals who also work at Haven, Rose and Hugh are engaging and a delight to spend time with but also will give you all the space you could need. They are full of tips for travel in Vietnam and the rest of the world. Having dinner with these two really makes you feel part of the family. A tip for first time visitors, contact Haven a couple of days before your arrival and arrange for a taxi from the bus or train station, Bai Xep is a few kms out of town and can be tricky to find if you don't know your way.
The bottom line is this, if you are looking for a delightful escape from the tourist trail, spend a few nights in your own Haven, you won't regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haven Vietnam is a small friendly beachfront guesthouse and bar with stunning views. Off the beaten track and perfect for relaxing and time out after visiting the busy tourist destinations. Delicious and filling breakfast included in tariff, delicious lunch and dinner menu at Big Tree Bistro next door, sunset cocktails. Comfortable king-size beds and spacious ensuites. Four double rooms and one family room (double bed and two bunks). Come and feel a part of our Vietnamese and Australian family. Come as our guests, leave as our friends. ... more less