I came to Dien Bien Phu on a Saturday and planned to stay for 2 days. I went to the Viet Hoang and for $15 it seemed a great place - and after several days it IS a cut above the next door #2 guest house I stayed in. I stayed in the May Hong which is $12.50 a night. the only difference is that it seems a bit older and the tv was not working. BUT great firm beds - two doubles. Safe and clean and LOTS of hot water. Off the street so quiet until maybe 7 am.
I left after 2 days and took a 6 pm bus (sleeper bus) for Hanoi, but it came back at 10:30 pm (because of a rain-caused landslide which blocked the highway overnight) and guess what, Mr Duc helped me get sorted and I checked into his #2 hotel again. Great sleep with good wi-fi.
Right now I have received a full refund from the bus company and have booked an $80 ticket on Vietnam Airlines (DIN to HAN). This way I don't lose another day and will be in Hanoi tonight.
Mr. Duc showed me the Viet Hoang rooms (start on the 2nd floor, while the #2 hotel room I had was on the 1st floor) and it is quite good. Surprisingly good after my travels in Laos. The rooms are bright and sun-filled with windows that open (in hotel #2 the windows do not open). A great value for $15. Modern flat screen cable TV, wi-fi that is VERY strong. They will make Vietnamese coffee too which is great. There is air-con but not needed in cool/chilly December. Warm quilts on the bed. A wall-mounted fan is in each room too. The beds are firm and there are 2 double beds (actually 1 bed is a bit narrower than a regular double, but for 2 parents and 2 kids a $15 (USD) room just across from the bus station and 1 km from the DBP airport is excellent value. There is a nearby ATM and several shops that sell pho and other Vietnamese foods.
His email is Viethoanghotel@gmail.com. The ,mobile is 09167 55 99 or 0989 797 988.
This place is better than Lonely Planet makes it out to be. Mr. Duc does speak decent English - good enough to be understood :D
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