We got a super deal on this hotel and after a bit of research decided to give it a go. The hotel is very clean and comfortable but situated in an area with not much going on. We were prepared for this though and had a great stay there.
Positives - lovely room, well kept so everything worked. Great views of the bay, spacious bathroom, plenty of space in the cheapest rooms, slippers and gowns provided, fridge, safe, decent TV, hairdryers, toiletries.
Breakfast was excellent - full range of Asian food, bread, small baguettes, cereals, fruit, juices, cakes, preserves, salads, tea and coffee, plus eggs cooked to your liking.
Friendly and helpful staff. We were given a voucher for a free beer or soft drink on arrival and used this in the bar on the 21st floor.
Negatives - part of our reason for staying here for three nights was so we could just relax and use the gym and pool. But the gym only has four pieces of equipment and each is more of a home gym item rather than a proper fitness centre. For example, there's no markings on the weights so you have no idea what you're lifting. The pool is also tiny and far too cold to use in winter - though it could be nice in hotter weather. It's indoors.
Plus, being Christmas, there was constant poor quality (as in not original artists, bad copies) music playing through the corridors from about 7.00 a.m until about 10.00 p.m and after heading three days' worth of this we were completely over it! Christmas stuff mixed with old stuff.
Location - as stated on other reviews, this hotel is not in the tourist area. But there are cafes all around as long as you're happy with rice or pho. We walked along part of the bay and over the bridge towards Ban Chay, the touristy bit (though we didn't see much there really, we might've not gone far enough). It was pleasant enough to walk round and locals were friendly - if you just want to chill or take some time out in a nice hotel then this one is fine. We were quite happy to be away from the tourist scene for a while.
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