Friendly Home Hotel
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Friendly Home Hotel

60/45 Hai Thuong Lan Ong St, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam
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AU$26
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Friendly Home is a new boutique family-run hotel in Ninh Binh and is nestled right next to a peaceful side lake. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, Friendly Home is a wonderful escape from everyday city life. With over a decade of experience in the travel industry, Mr. Truong has created and designed this hotel to be your home away from home.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Vietnamese

Location

60/45 Hai Thuong Lan Ong St, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 73 out of 100
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Tho Xuan Airport
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Noibai Airport
109.4 km
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1 Attraction
within 0.5 kilometers
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RG02 wrote a review Mar 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom306 contributions102 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for a two night stay after reading the TA reviews. From first contact to the time we left, our hopes and expectations were more than matched. Before our arrival we contacted Mr. Truong to ask if he would pick us up at the station after our overnight train journey from Dong Hoi and take us back to his hotel for breakfast and to freshen up before travelling out to see the local area, this was all arranged via WhatsApp. As we came out of the station he was waiting to meet us and drive the short journey to his hotel. The breakfast menu is very extensive and offers a very good choice, the food was equally delicious. Our room was ready and we rested for a short time before showering to go out. The room was spacious with a huge bed, it was light and airy, with a good bathroom, there was also tea and coffee making facilities. Mr. Truong knows the area well and offered several sightseeing options. Some places were closed due to the Coronavirus situation but he found areas that were open and we had a full afternoon with him. On our second day we arranged for him to take us out for the day to Trang An and the Van Long Wetlands and he recommend the best boat journeys to take. He gave us information about the whole area and took us to places that are not necessarily on the normal tourist route. Having been pleased with our first breakfast and seen the varied menu for dinner we decided to eat in on both nights and had lovely home prepared meals in a nice relaxing atmosphere. We had arranged with Mr. Truong to travel on to Halong Bay, but received a message to say our cruise had been cancelled. He offered to take us to a more remote National Park and homestay for a couple of days, a trip he has done many times. It sounded really good but we opted to go straight to Hanoi because of the closures and our own health concerns. Nothing is too much trouble for this lovely family, you will be made to feel very welcome.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from truongnguyen1977, Chủ sở hữu at Friendly Home Hotel
Responded 4 Apr 2020
Hi Thank you for choosing Friendly Home and for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us. It is such a pleasure to know that you have spent a beautiful experience & enjoyed every minute of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future. At present, epidemics are raging around the world, you should wash your hands often and remember to wear a mask when going out of the house Please help us advertise Friendly Home to everyone. Thanks Sincerely with best regards, Friendly Home Management Nguyen Truong
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Julie M wrote a review Dec 2022
Queensland, Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Friendly Home Hotel is a short 5 minute walk from Ninh Binh Train Station up a small alley way from the moment you step through the door, you are made feel very welcome by the whole family, Mr Troung had upgraded our room to a family room, it was huge, clean, beautifully decorated, hot water, large bathroom, with a huge shower. Mr Troung offers a very and knowledgeable and friendly tour service which we used on two separate occasions at very reasonable prices, when we told him we were interested in culture and seeing hands on real things he included a side trip to see an elderly man, doing beautiful embroidered pictures of everyday life subjects. ( yes I brought two) also we went to a small local temple and watched and elderly gentleman play traditional instruments, what a super amazing honour. My favorite boat trip was Van Long Wetlands, not over run with tourists, very tranquil and peaceful.
Mr Troung and his wife are fantastic cooks at very reasonable prices, so no real need to worry about leaving the motel, we eat both breakfast and tea, with Mr Troung even offering happy water for a very good nights sleep. Really if in Ninh Binh you really need to look no further than Friendly Home as you will not find better. Thank you for making our stay memorable
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark D wrote a review Apr 2023
White Rock, Canada21 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful budget hotel in Ninh Binh. Mr Truong and his family are wonderful hosts. Our room was large, clean and very well equipped. Bed was medium firm and very comfortable. A very large variety of choices available for breakfast.

Late checkout is available if the room is available for nominal cost.

The location was a few kilometres to the sites (e.g., Tam Coc, Trang An, Hang Mua climb) but easy to get there. Convenient location otherwise close to the train and bus stations.

Mr Truong was very helpful setting up a car transport for us (I believe he also rents motorbikes and bicycles) and tours for a fair price.

Really, if you are planning a stay in Ninh Binh, and are looking for a mid level hotel at a budget price, you will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mezaco wrote a review Dec 2022
Canada458 contributions115 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Small hotel down an alley in Ninh Binh. Walking distance from train station on the other side of river. A friendly family run the hotel, and the owner is very helpful with planning your day and booking any transfers tours or rentals. Breakfast is not included but there is a good menu of options in the hotel restaurant. There are not really many other sights or restaurants in the immediate area (although Chookies restaurant is walking distance across the river). Rooms have an eclectic decor but are big, with TV, wi-fi, both AC and fans and all the amenities you'd need. Really great value for the price with very helpful staff.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nguyen Truong, Chủ sở hữu at Friendly Home Hotel
Responded 11 Dec 2022
Hi Mezaco Thank you for choosing Friendly Home and for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us. It is such a pleasure to know that you have spent a beautiful experience & enjoyed every minute of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future. Please help us advertise Friendly Home to everyone. Thanks Sincerely with best regards, Friendly Home Management Nguyen Truong
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Maurice W wrote a review Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just came to friendly home because we read in the lonely planet that they offer scooter rental. The owner was super friendly and helpful - gave us his personal raincoat for the ride and served us food and drinks. We knew he was also a tour guide, but he is also probably the best informed and most helpful tour planner in vietnam. We ended up booking a 4 night trip to sapa to a very good price and it turned out to be the best thing we did on our trip. Everything was perfectly planned and customized to our interests. The hotel he booked for us was beatiful, the tourguide for the hike who also accomodated us with her family in her home was super nice and all transportations and restaurants turned out to be the best. Thank you so much Mr Truong for the great experience!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nguyen Truong, Owner at Friendly Home Hotel
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Hi Mr. Maurice Wald and Ms. Mary Clare Pelch Thank you for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. It is such a pleasure to know that you have spent a beautiful experience & enjoyed every minute of your tour. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Please help us advertise Friendly Home and our trip program to everyone. Thanks Sincerely with best regards, Friendly Home Management Nguyen Truong
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Dayna F wrote a review Aug 2023
10 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night. We checked in quite late but the owner was still helpful and friendly. The room was small but very clean and perfect for one night. The next day we left our bags until our departure (late in the evening) and when we returned to collect them the owner let us shower and use the facilities even though we had checked out.
It is a family run business and we would absolutely return to support this fantastic business. The owner went above and beyond and made our stay in Ninh Binh that much better.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nguyen Truong, Chủ sở hữu at Friendly Home Hotel
Responded 17 Oct 2023
Hi Thank you for choosing Friendly Home and for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us. It is such a pleasure to know that you have spent a beautiful experience & enjoyed every minute of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future. Please help us advertise Friendly Home to everyone. Thanks Sincerely with best regards, Friendly Home Management Nguyen Truong. +84 (0) 915.666.211 Phone and WhatsApp
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landycam d wrote a review Jan 2020
Flinders, Australia6 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights at the Friendly Home hotel & we had the best time. The big 5-star hotels could learn a lot from the very genuine customer focus and high service levels at Mr & Mrs Truong's family hotel.

The rooms are spotless & so comfortable, the food for breakfast & the evening meal we had was absolutely excellent. Again the service, hospitality from the Nguyen family was so wonderful & enjoyable.

We also had the benefits of Mr Truong as our personal guide for 1.5 days showing us the best sights of Ninh Binh. His knowledge was awesome and it made the absolute best of our time and the weather - we never would have seen so much in same time had we tried to do it ourselves.

From our 14 day trip from north to south, the sights around Ninh Binh & the amazing hospitality we received at Friendly Home hotel were a genuine highlight.

Thank you Mr & Mrs Nguyen for an excellent stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Nguyen Truong, Owner at Friendly Home Hotel
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Hi Thank you for taking the time to give this kind review. Your words put a smile on our faces! we will try to do better, to be worthy of the hotel's name, We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us. Thank you for your sharing & we do hope that the opportunity to welcome you again remains open when next you are in Friendly Home Please help us advertise Friendly Home to everyone. Thanks Kind regards, Friendly Home Management Nguyen Truong
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lindsaysimonson wrote a review Nov 2022
New Paltz, New York30 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at Friendly Home! The owner, Mr. Truong, and his family were the kindest, most accommodating and available hosts I’ve ever experienced. We stayed for one night but Mr. Truong offered for us to keep our room until our evening train on the day of check out. He also arranged for a car service to take us to see the sights since the weather was not good for motor biking. The breakfast was good and had a nice variety. We definitely recommend this hotel for a nice stay in Ninh Binh.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nguyen Truong, Owner at Friendly Home Hotel
Responded 28 Nov 2022
Hi Lindsaysimonson Thank you for choosing Friendly Home and for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us. It is such a pleasure to know that you have spent a beautiful experience & enjoyed every minute of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our Hotel in the near future. Please help us advertise Friendly Home to everyone. Thanks Sincerely with best regards, Friendly Home Management Nguyen Truong
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Marbella wrote a review June 2022
66 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This most definitely is a friendly home. We stayed here for almost a week and couldn’t have asked for a better deal. The whole family was very helpful, kind and attentive. They arranged for a birthday cake with flowers and wine, they cooked for us every day (Phuong makes really tasty Vietnamese home made food!), even drove us around and helped with everything possible. Prices are very affordable, rooms very nice and clean, breakfast nice and everything works! They offer loundry services and tour booking as well. Such a great family and hotel!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: View is not something to pay extra for
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Response from Nguyen Truong, Chủ sở hữu at Friendly Home Hotel
Responded 27 June 2022
Hi Marbellayaz Thank you for taking the time to give this kind review. Your words put a smile on our faces! we will try to do better, to be worthy of the hotel's name, We are delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us. Thank you for your sharing & we do hope that the opportunity to welcome you again remains open when next you are in Friendly Home Please help us advertise Friendly Home to everyone. Thanks We hope the rest of your time in Vietnam have a lot of fun and happiness Kind regards, Friendly Home
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David M wrote a review Feb 2023
Denver, Colorado9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 1 night at this Friendly Home and the stay was amazing. The rooms are very clean and welcoming. We arrived late our first night and the owner was gracious to cook me a dinner, which was very kind. They also helped coordinate drivers to take us to all of the attractions nearby as we only had one day in Ninh binh/tam coc. The evening we left, they allowed us to shower and also took us to the train station. I would highly recommend any one stay here if they are going to be in the area visiting ninh binh or tam coc.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Truong2013
Ninh Binh, Vietnam8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Joep Sorry for late reply to you, my phone has a problem with the battery Well, thank you for reservations in Friendly Home. Yes, you can arrive early to our hotel in the morning, we always welcome you. When you come to our hotel, please ring the bell outside the door, we will get up, You can call me on this number. +84 915.666.211. Does my phone use WhatsApp Kind regards Friendly Home Management Nguyen Truong
Giovanni Rescia wrote a tip Dec 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just let the host know what your plans are and he will help you with the logistics."
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Jet38024019771 wrote a tip Oct 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have dinner at the hotel, you won't be disappointed!"
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Marbella wrote a tip June 2022
66 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"View is not something to pay extra for"
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Geoff P wrote a tip Mar 2019
Newcastle, Australia31 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything is good - Our room 550,000vnd"
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Blackwater190 wrote a tip June 2018
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lower floors are better and rooms at the front have a better outlook"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$18 - AU$26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Friendly Home Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Friendly Home Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dich Long Cave And Pagoda (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Friendly Home Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Friendly Home Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Friendly Home Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Friendly Home Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madam 7 Tam Cốc Garden Restaurant, An Hostel and Coffee, and Choose Hideaway.
Is Friendly Home Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ninh Binh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Friendly Home Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Friendly Home Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Friendly Home Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to Friendly Home Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hoa Lu Temple (8.2 km).
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