AVOID in Hanoi:
Hong Mau Don, 5/F No 7 Dinh Tien Hoan St. It is in a white 5-story building at the end of the lake near the Water Puppet theater. Our massage cost $20, I tipped my girl $2, and she asked for $5 more. When I told her I thought $2 was plenty, she went to my husband, and told him I said to have him give her a tip because I didn’t have any money. Husband tipped his massage girl $5 on a $20 massage (that’s 25% tip!), and she asked for $10. He got up to leave and she BLOCKED THE DOOR AND WOULDN’T LET HIM OUT. Then my massage girl walked in and told husband to give her a tip as well. He took out a $10 bill and said “This is for both of you to share”, and pointed to the money and then to both of them. “For both of you, understand?” His massage girl took the money and stuffed it into her bra and took off. So in essence, our $40 massage cost $2 + $5 + $10 in tip = $17 tip which = 42.5% tip!!! On top of that, they were terrible massages in the first place and my massage girl kept squeezing my breasts and commenting XX, which is extremely inappropriate (I am a Certified Massage Therapist). Husband told the manager, who made no attempt to right the wrong. They should be lucky we didn’t report them to the police.
On a better note, in Hoi An, go to Palm Garden. They are professional, well-trained, pampering, facilities clean, etc. We had several massages and other services done, all excellent. Ask for Tu or Fouk.
I have to add that I think the Vietnamese people are extremely honest, hard-working, sincere, resilient and helpful. We had far more positive experiences than this one negative experience, but I wanted to get the word out so you don't have the same problem.