Taken to our origanal booked hotel to be met at the door by a man who said there was a problem with the water and he would take us to a sister hotel. By the time we realised it was a complete scam, we had paid for the room and booked an overpriced trip to Halong Bay.
The room was very noisy, not very clean and you could barely get into the bathroom for the bath behind the door. It became obvious that they had no real facility to provide breakfast but the manager had said breakfast included. I think he got one of his staff to cobble together something and then we had to eat it in the very small lobby from a low coffee table.
The hotel is some considerable distance from the centre. We tried walking along dirty dangerous streets to get to the lake and had to give up. The hotel is not conveniently situated for tourists.
After two nights we decided to cut our losses and leave. We had paid for five nights. Even then the manager followed us on his scooter and then he offered to pay for a taxi to another hotel. There was no way I was going to let him know where we were going.
It was altogether a bad experience.
We found anothermuch nicer and more convenient hotel and enjoyed the rest of our stayMore
- Free Wifi