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Than Thien Hotel - Friendly Hotel
Ranked #23 of 123 Hotels in Hue
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 May 2014

At only 13 USD per night for a single room, Than Thien Hotel feels more luxurious than its price indicates. An excellent budget choice anywhere in the world. Than Thien Hotel cares about its customers and the community that it serves locally. The staff is very attentive, speaks English, and will book just about any tour you desire. Very honest and reliable. They will also arrange for English speaking tourists to meet with local students who wish to practice their language skills and spend one dinner together.

The rooms maybe a bit tiny, but they are quite elegantly appointed with wood floors, amenities (water, shampoo, brush, soap, comb), television with local and foreign channels (CNN, BCC, sports channels, and many others), wifi (a bit weak actually, but works fine), elevator, and great breakfast with both Vietnamese and foreign offerings. The hotel area is not distinctive, but does have a lot of restaurants and hotels and it is very safe and central (only 15 minutes walk to the big bridge). Recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

The staff were really friendly and helpful and spoke good English. The room was spacious and clean. The breakfast had options and was tasty. Good location with plenty of restaurants a short walk away. Wifi was a bit weak but not a major problem - would stay here every time

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Really reasonable price, very friendly staff, lot of choises at breakfast. Good location. The owner organizes tea evenings where local students have opportunity to talk with tourists and practise the English language.
We had a standard room with small window to the stairwell, so the room was little bit dark and fusty. But the price was really good (17 $).

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Room is nice and clean. extremely friendly and helpful staff, they helped us booked our bus tickets to Hoi An, very knowledgable about Hue and recommended us some great local place to eat.
Close to everything in Hue. Would recommend staying here anytime.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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watervietnam, Owner at Than Thien Hotel - Friendly Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear JBI86,

Thank you for staying at the Than Thien Friendly Hotel, Hue, and we very much appreciate your words of praise and would thank you for taking time to share them on TripAdvisor.

It is heartening to learn you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you were pleased with our facilities, ambiance and services offered. As you know Friendly is my hotel name, so every my staffs are friendly and helpful to all customers.
Our staff tried to get 5 stars of our guest review on Tripadvisor by doing good things for our all guests. I would like to say thank you very much for your 4 stars review.

We look forward to seeing you to indulge you with more of our Than Thien Friendly Hotel, when you visit us again in the near future. Please write to me at xthuy64@gmail.com. Have a nice trip, good health and happy.
Mr. THUY - Hotel Owner / Sales

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We booked only 2 nights here on our Vietnam holiday and requested airport pick up. From the first enquiry online to check out this hotel has been a pleasure to deal with. They responded quickly to email enquiries, picked us up on time, simple check in and easy to book tours and a private car tour. All at a fantastic price. Our room was large with towering ceiling, effective air con, firm and comfy bed, verandah too. Breakfast was great with a good choice of things to satisfy everyone. They also make omelettes to order. Don't expect a "full English" here though. The banana fritters were the best I have ever had.

The driver the hotel has is lovely, friendly and I felt very safe with him driving. Our private tour/transfer they organised for us to Hoi An was on $60US for 2. This beats hands down any other tour company we looked into. Obviously we pay entry fees, drinks and lunch ourselves, but we go at our pace that is invaluable. Overall I cannot fault this fantastic little hotel in a great location with happy staff. Take a moment to read the owners story when you stay, it is inspiring and will give you an understanding behind his concept for his hotel.

Room Tip: We had a room at the front with a verandah, this is nice but also some street noise does filter in...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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watervietnam, Owner at Than Thien Hotel - Friendly Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear Di222,

Thank you for staying at the Than Thien Friendly Hotel, Hue, and we very much appreciate your words of praise and would thank you for taking time to share them on TripAdvisor.

It is heartening to learn you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you were pleased with our facilities, ambiance and services offered. Especially, you read "My true Story" to understand more about myself and my Friendly Hotel. That is sorry past. Now, my staff and I try our best to give guest good solution such as Buffet Breakfast has more than 25 dishes of foods and drinks; Check-in early as promotion... I am very happy when we make guests happy.
Our staff tried to get 5 stars of our guest review on tripadvisor by doing good things for our all guests. Thank you very much for your 5 stars review :))

We look forward to seeing you to indulge you with more of our Than Thien Friendly Hotel, when you visit us again in the near future. Please write to me at xthuy64@gmail.com. Have a nice trip, good health and happy.
Mr. THUY - Hotel Owner / Sales

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We were so glad we booked this hotel. We spent a lot of time in our room after catching a stomach bug on our way from Hanoi to Hue. Compared to most of the budget accommodations in Asia, the bed was big and comfortable, the bathroom was Western-style, new, and clean, the A/C was cold, the TV had English channels, and the internet was fast and reliable. We didn't eat much at breakfast, but the included buffet looked pretty good. The staff was friendly and helpful booking onward travel (and were upfront about the cost of the ticket and service fees) and spoke English well. Multiple times in the depths of our sickness we remarked that we were glad that our hotel was comfortable.

Read more about our trip to Hue (we finally got over our sickness and saw the sights) and to other destinations around Vietnam and the world at www.travel-cowboys.com.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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watervietnam, Owner at Than Thien Hotel - Friendly Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear TravelCowboys,

Thank you for staying at the Than Thien Friendly Hotel, Hue, and we very much appreciate your words of praise and would thank you for taking time to share them on TripAdvisor.

I am very happy to learn you enjoyed your stay at my hotel and that you were pleased with our facilities, ambiance and services offered. I was so sorry for your sickness while staying in my Friendly Hotel.
As you know we often help guests who be sick to see the doctor or even to hospital, such as one Danish man last year who terrible stomach pan, he had to stay in Hue hospital so I was become to be interpreter Vietnamese - English during his time in hospital.

Our staff tried to get 5 stars of our guest review on tripadvisor by doing good things for our all guests. Anyway, I would like to say thank you very much for your 4 stars review.

We look forward to seeing you to indulge you with more of our Than Thien Friendly Hotel, when you visit us again in the near future. Please write to me at xthuy64@gmail.com. Have a nice trip, good health and happy.
Mr. THUY - Hotel Owner / Sales

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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

All I kept saying out loud whilst I was here was- I can't believe we're only paying this much for such a lovely room.
This sums up my review.
Good rooms. Excellent service. Very clean. Nice location.
Oh and shower water actually stays in shower- bonus!!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Address: 10 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Hue 84054, Vietnam
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Region: Vietnam > Thua Thien - Hue Province > Hue
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 123 Hotels in Hue
Price Range: £8 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Than Thien Hotel - Friendly Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in Hue City center, Friendly Hotel offers best service for your stay. Than Thien means Friendly, it is also the Character of our Hotel. Distance to famous places in province:- Dragon Boat on Huong Rive Port: 100m.- Truong Tien Bridge: 700m. Hue Railway Station: 1,5Km- Dong Ba Market: 1,2Km. Hue Citadel: 1,5Km.- Thien Mu Pagoda: 4,0 Km. Tu Duc King Tomb: 8Km- Thuan An Beach: 12Km. ... more   less 
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