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“A dubious alternative in Dien Bien”
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Asean Hotel
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Dien Bien Phu
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“A dubious alternative in Dien Bien”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

I was not impressed by the reviews of the main two hotels and decided to try the third, which did not offer Internet bookings. I found the hotel phone number [--] from a Hanoi Travel Agent and made the booking. We flew from Hanoi and were pleasantly surprised to find the hotel opposite the Airport within easy walking distance. However reception spoke no English and we followed an English sign board in the foyer. They charged us 400,000d (US$19) plus US$5 for breakfast for two. The room was basic but clean with plenty of hot water. On balance, the absence of English combined with the 2Km distance from the centre of town (no taxis in this area) and our need for an early morning bus station departure meant we would have been better served by staying at a more central hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2009

This property is directly across the street from the airport. If you are an independent traveler and flying in to Dien Bien Phu, this is probably your best choice in terms of location, price/value, and hygiene. I found the staff were helpful though they did not speak any foreign languages. Dien Bien Phu is a small town and after checking in I was able to get to all the historical sites on foot. The Vietnam Airlines office is on the same street as the airport and ASEAN hotel. If you do stay in Dien Bien Phu I recommend bringing your own food. ASEAN hotel does not serve breakfast. Tried some of the other hotels mentioned in guidebooks for meals and they really were nothing special. Instead of breakfast I watched one of the local army units doing PT in front of the airport while waiting for my flight out.

I recommend this hotel, it seemed to be a relatively safe and reliable place when I stayed there. Bear in mind that Dien Bien Phu is a typical Third World frontier town and does not have much to offer beyond its historical sites. 24 hours is definitely enough. Also recommend that you arrange a battlefield guide in advance if possible. Not sure if there are any good local ones that can be arranged from official sources, it would be good to find out.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Asean Hotel
Address: 25 St., Thanh Binh wrd, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Dien Bien Province > Dien Bien Phu
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Dien Bien Phu
Number of rooms: 8
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Asean Hotel Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien, Vietnam

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