Southeast Asia promises a totally different holiday experience and unbelievably low prices. These budget hotels in Vietnam’s major cities are a sterling example.
The Hanoi Star Hotel II lets visitors soak in the atmosphere of the Vietnamese capital’s Old Quarter. This newly opened hotel by Hoan Kiem Lake is located near the business districts, the water puppet theatre, and the restaurant Highway 4, recommended for its traditional rice wine. The hotel’s sound-proof rooms have wooden furniture and modern conveniences like DVD players, bathtubs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Guests receive fresh flowers and seasonal fruits everyday. In this low-cost Hanoi hotel, a touch of culture and a lot of hospitality make for a pleasant holiday in Vietnam.
On the quieter side of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is Joy Hotel, perfect for first time visitors to Vietnam. The staff take care of all the details from the airport down to the itinerary. There are cars, motorcycles, and bicycles for rent to those who want to set off by themselves. For bigger room discounts, book during the summer.
The Saigon Riverside Hotel also offers a glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Designed in French colonial architectural style, it is a waterfront lodging in Ho Chi Minh City that offers all-day entertainment. Luxuriate in the sauna and spa facilities, get a massage, or work up a good sweat in the fitness room. The shopping arcade offers various gift items, karaoke facilities let guests sing to their hearts’ content, and disco dancing is available.
Ho Chi Minh landmarks surround Xuan (Spring) Hotel. Art galleries, restaurants, and the Ben Thanh market are just within walking distance from this budget hotel which provides clean rooms and great service. Motorcycles are available for rent.