Lovely but busy
Lording it over its poorer cousins on Vuon Dao Street, the 34 floors of Muong Thanh Quanh Ninh Hotel opened for business in early 2014.
The lobby area is a huge space with imposing columns and chandeliers, but the rooms are pleasantly understated: think wooden floors, beige velvet panels and armchairs. Oh, and windows between the bedrooms and bathrooms. Our extremely chatty hostess, Ms Ly, was very keen to share with us the exact measurements of each room, but all we need to say is they’re big enough. Some of the cheaper rooms have partial views of the bay, so ask to see another room if you’re offered a rear-facing one. The pool is on the fifth floor, almost overlooking the bay if it weren’t for a wall, but it’s a good size with loungers. Unfortunately on our visit it was full of young Vietnamese men, so we wouldn’t have felt too comfortable stripping down to our cossie, but it was peak season. Popular with Vietnamese tour groups, the hotel gets very busy and the wait for the lift can be tedious, but other than that it’s worth a look if you can get a good online price.
Address: No 1, Area 2, Bai Chay (on Ha Long Rd at the end of Vuon Dao Str), Ha Long City
T: (033) 364 6618; F: (033) 351 2818
Coordinates (for GPS): 107º2'58.16" E, 20º57'23.51" N
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Room rates: US$50 to 100
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||1,600,000 dong||2,900,000 dong|