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“Visit to French/ Vietnam War sites in Dien Bien Phu”
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Muong Thanh Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Dien Bien Phu
UK
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Visit to French/ Vietnam War sites in Dien Bien Phu”
Reviewed November 4, 2009

I made a big mistake and stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Many of the advertised facilities (swimmimg pool, gymnasium, sauna, mini bar in room) were not actually available as a large hotel is being built in the grounds. The hotel caters mainly for coach parties of Vietnamese tourists, so that foriegn travellers sit at filty tables around the edge of the parties if they wish to eat. I think this hotel is very overated by the guide books which are several years out of date.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Den Haag
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2009

Don"t expect anything more. The rooms were small and looked as if the hotel was 50 years old. Next door is a massage/karaokebar. The pool was filled with black water. The doors were difficult to open and close. They had to remove a pannel of our door because we could not get into our room anymore. Friendly staff. Not much to do in DPP.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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Brisbane Australia
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2008

While the room was adequate for the price paid, everything else about this hotel was poor.

Service was non existing, the restaurant was filthy and at night it became the Massage/Karaoke haunt of half the male population of the town!

Avoid at all costs!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2007

I traveled to Dien Bien Phu (DBP) to see the battles sites and the hill tribes. I thought one full day and a half a day would be sufficient to see the area. Not so. Next time will be four full days. So much to see if you have an interesting the the French experience in that part of Vietnam. The Muong Thanh is pretty basic, but I found it to be clean and quiet. The adjacent restaurant is very large and the food was very good with a very good variety and very inexperience. The waitresses were very friendly and curious about my writing post cards. I made reservations at the Muong Thanh and simply flew into DBP. I took a taxi to the hotel and after checking in I talked with the staff and one hour later I was touring the country side on the back of a motor. We saw only two of the significant battle sites and then had lunch with a hill tribe family. What was planned to be one hour turned into six hours as we shared copious quanities of the local rice wine and the local draft beer. The grandfather was a Viet MInh soldier who fought against the French at the battle of DBP and was most interesting to talk with (though the tour guide translator). Overall the hotel is basic, but quite nice, the restaurant is very good, everything is very clean. There is no Internet, but the hotel staff can find an Internet Cafe for you. DBP is quite laid back with minimal tourists. Very easy to get around and the hill tribes like the White T'ai, Black T'ai and Hmong are very friendly without the problems associated with places like Sapa. Hope this helps when planning a trip to the Northwest part of Vietnam.

  • Liked — Location, the staff, the restaurant, the tour guide/desk clerk
  • Disliked — No complaints
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Muong Thanh Hotel

Property: Muong Thanh Hotel
Address: 514, 7/5 str, Him Lam ward, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Dien Bien Province > Dien Bien Phu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Dien Bien Phu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Muong Thanh Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attracting a lot of budget travelers, this well located hotel in the center of town is reasonably priced with simple and comfortable rooms. Muong Thanh Dien Bien Phu Hotel has a fair range of recreational facilities including a large swimming pool, a sauna, a gym, and a karaoke room. The hotel is a mere stroll from the city center, and guests can walk through the local market. ... more   less 
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