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Where should we splurge treat ourselves to nicer accomodations - thailand, vietnam or laos?

Posted by nateyu on 28/2/2008 at 08:59


We are traveling to Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Hanoi, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City in June.

While we plan to travel on a backpackers budget, for one of the locations we would like to splurge a bit on accomodations. I'm not necessarily asking for a reccomendation on the best, most ritziest place we can stay, but more looking for a place that will wow us but also not break the bank.


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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 30/3/2008 at 03:59

Hi, I dont think your question is very clear. Where are you looking for a hotel and what is your budget?

#2 Jon_Mak_Mak has been a member since 21/2/2007. Location: United Kingdom. Posts: 464

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Posted by daawgon on 13/6/2008 at 22:06

I can only speak for Vietnam, as my trip to Thai/Laos is still in the planning stage. In Viet, I stayed mainly in guesthouses ($9. to $16.), but in Saigon I splurged on the really nice Bich Duyen Hotel @ $25. in the Pham Ngu Lao, and in Hanoi at the really super Gia Thinh Hotel @ $35. in the Old Quarter. Both hotels, while only rated at 2-3 stars, were cleaner, friendlier, nicer* than American hotels which charge $150. a night.

*both with super excellent staff and food (Gia Thinh even had new DSL computer in-room)

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