Solid flashpacker place
Hai Yen is at the northern end of the beach, with the frontage here deserted compared to the kite-surfing clutter down the coast.
Once a haven for backpackers, the hotel has gone through some serious renovations and now firmly sits in the flashpacker category. All of the air-con, hot water rooms come with hair dryer, flat screen TV, kettle with coffee and tea and a proper enclosed shower. While the ocean view rooms have a commanding view of the sea along with a larger balcony, most of the deluxe rooms on the first floor still have ocean views too. Skip the the ground floor rooms, which have sliding glass doors opening to the main thoroughfare of the hotel. Overlooking the ocean is a splash pool with parasols and deckchairs, a great place to read a book or sip an evening drink. The location is solid, as the main strip of restaurants and bars is a five-minute drive along the beach road. Please note that a concrete barrier is erected in this area due to erosion and you have to take some steps down to the beach.
By Vinh Dao
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.