Peeking out from behind a courtyard of tables and chairs, Hoang Trinh Hotel is an excellent pick for a budget traveller looking for a quiet, convenient location close to some of the town's most beautiful architecture.
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Though the room interiors are dated, they do make an effort with service and some amazing towel art.
The days of their US$10-20 rooms are long gone. Hoang Trinh's room rate is a stretch for backpackers but the front-facing rooms and the second-floor breakfast balcony look straight over a magnificent Confucius temple on busy Tran Hung Dao. However, being set back on quiet Le Quy Don lane, you are away from the bustle. Slip down a little alley opposite and you'll come out in the quieter, artsy side of the Japanese Bridge.
Rooms are old-fashioned, solid and tidy. They come with WiFi, air-con, vanity/desk, sitting area and flatscreen TV. The tile bathroom has a sink with countertop and a bathtub/shower combo.
As for value for money, we do think it is slightly on the high side. For example, bicycles are not provided. Then again, not many other budget hotels have staff lined up waiting to receive you with such a warm reception. The hotel attracts a mixed and slightly older crowd. If you are looking for a party hotel or to save money, then you'll probably head to Ba Trieu Street which has a glut of overpriced but cheaper windowless hotels. The atmosphere at Hoang Trinh is far more guest-oriented, a one-star hotel with four-star staff happy to go the extra mile.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 19th September, 2016.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$25, high season US$28. Notes: