This place stands out from the pack on Hotel Alley because -- it isn't.
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It's on Ha Long Road a little east of Vuon Dao Street, up a steep slope off the main road. The reception area is a bit dark and foreboding, but it's brighter upstairs, with some rooms opening off an open-air terrace area. Rooms at the front have a sea view and a spacious outside area with table and chairs, just perfect for that sundowner. You could pick up a similar room for $5 or so less on Vuon Dao Street, but you're paying for the view and terrace and it may just be worth the extra dong.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard single room, low season: US$15, high season US$15. Notes:
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$20, high season US$20. Notes:
20 Ha Long Rd, Bai Chay, Ha Long City
T: (033) 846 137
F: (033) 846 137
Room rates: Under US$10