I stayed 3 nights at VH1 recently. Being a big fan of the book and film, plus a huge Caine fan, I really wanted to stay in the Hotel (The Quiet American) I was even lucky enough to stay in the room used for the film (208).
No doubt about it, the Hotel oozes charm and the room is wonderfully fitted out with in the classic Chinese theme advertised.
The location is great, but Hoi An is small.
I paid $95 USD per night for the room....there is no way this room is worth that price. I have been in Vietnam for 5 weeks now and stayed in far better Hotels for $20 - $25 per night.
Room 208 is very noisy! Being right over one of the main streets through Hoi An, the noise from below reverberates through the Hotel - Yes, i have very good custom ear plugs so I could sleep. You cannot have any down time, or rest time in the room as it's very noisy....and yes, you can here the TV that the reception staff are watching below you :)
Every time someone walks on the top floor, the whole floor moves and sways (Hotel is wooden and on stilts)
The staff were OK at best....when I tried to check in, one of the staff members was trying to convince me I didn't have a booking.
Once that was sorted, I was shown on a map which tailor to visit, which restaurants to eat at and then given a run down on the tours / services they have available - the usual deal in Vietnam.
Just a side note - but when are Hotel managers going to realize that Tourists / Travelers will not pay 2 or 3 times the price for Water / Booze / Coke / Laundry in the Hotel, when they can walk out side, turn left or right, walk 50m and have the service options for 1 third the price??
The best reception I received from any staff member was on my last morning when I was greeted for breakfast with the comment and a big smile "today you leave...yes?"
Breakfast is OK..but for $95 USD, I was expecting the works!
Disappointing for me, but you pays yah money, you takes yah chances :)
If you must, stay for 1 night, or just pop in and have a look around.
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