I made 2 mistakes last week. One was to believe the overrated reviews of fellow trip advisors (some people really change their rates just because they are backpacking in Asia), the other was to book 4 nights with Agoda (which are already paid and cannot cancel anymore).
The place should be very good if it were not a construction site. I am currently writing from my room with a constant hammering noise that is starting to become annoying. Fortunately I have meetings the whole day and had not to endure it until now (4pm).
The amazing pool or peaceful balcony or 'most comfy bed in 50 years' that other guests wrote in their reviews.... well, maybe it was not the same place. And the pool, well... no comment (I rather swim in the Mekong nearby).
Also, it should not be called a hotel, when it is actually a guesthouse. Run by a Vietnamese family who is always around: by the pool, by the breakfast area, ... I was also surprised of the low standard service. Quite cold reception and attention that would be expected in any hotel, and particularly in Southeast Asia! Well, here it is not the case.
Also, by 4pm, my room was not yet cleaned. When I asked, they said that maybe mine is the last one to be cleaned. But I am lucky today. I cannot stand the noise anymore and will go and find a cafe to wait for the noise to finish and the workers go home. Hopefully by that time the room has been already cleaned (but I am not trust my luck too much anyway).
The breakfast is fine though. You can order omelette, eggs, or Pho (vietnamese soup).
Make yourself a favor and find some place else to go. At least until the 'renovation works' are over and you can enjoy the place.
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