Holiday – or Holyday as it says on the name cards -- distinguishes itself from similarly priced joints with its grey and silver reception area and bedrooms which aren't painted the standard cream: they're a rather trendy light brown instead.
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It also has flat screen TVs – not that it'll matter as they only show local channels but they look nice. Furnishings are the usual mismatch of items, but beds looked solid. The elderly lady that showed us around didn't speak a word of English but was very personal, sharing her woes about her height and her expanding stomach. Also, they have some rooms with three beds that can sleep groups of up to four or five. Otherwise, expect the same as elsewhere -- clean, decent rooms, decent bathrooms with toiletries, and very little to look at out the windows.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 300,000 dong, high season 300,000 dong. Notes:
Room: Quad air-con private bathroom, low season: 450,000 dong, high season 450,000 dong. Notes:
81 Vuon Dao St, Bai Chay, Ha Long City
T: (033) 3848 565
(0915) 068 314
Room rates: US$10 to 20