|CM63 Jul 1, 2009
Hotel features (5=best, 1=worst)
Amenities:5Room comfort:5Hotel check-in:5Maintenance:5Location:5Room cleanliness:5Hotel Staff:5Value:5Dining options:3
" Conclusion first: Should your hotel budget be anything upto USD50 per room per night, or if you're not really budget ... sensitive and more concerned with overall hotel experience, I would highly recommend this hotel for its excellent value, friendly approachable service and even for it not been centrally located as that means less noise and pollution. In anycase its about USD2 and a five to 10Mins a/c taxi ride to/from the centre.This is my fifth visit to Vietnam over the last decade or so. First time travelling solo over two weeks from Hanoi to HCMC/Saigon stopping at Hue and Hoi An (If you're travelling from Hue to Danang/Hoi An try using the train -- about USD3 one way Hue to Danang -- for the fantastic views esp. over Hai Van Pass). Experienced quite a variety of V'nam hotels over these visits (plus others elsewhere). Based on that the Victory Hotel Hue suite-room is surely one of the best overall in terms of price/value/service ratio so far.My booked stay was for four nights in a superior room but I received a free upgrade to a suite-room (417) as mentioned; however had I traveled with my family I would still have been more than happy to pay the USD45+ for this very clean spacious a/c suite-room with homey decor, 32in LCD TV, fridge (stocked with sensibly priced beers and soft drinks, including the tasty lemon tea drink!); the room also comes with complimentary simple but sufficient breakfast: coffee/tea, eggs and baguette, or noodles, plus fruit salad and on occasion even a piece of cake; also included in room price are 2 x bottled water daily, and wifi/cabled broadband internet (if travelling with laptop good idea to bring your own network cable as backup, wherever you're staying). Apparently the hotel only started operation in early 2008, so everything seems to reflect that too.The service from the staff was friendly and efficient, and the young proprietor/manager [...] and his wife [...] are no less approachable and helpful eg writing a note for a restaurant visit explaining my food preferences etc. Re meals if you're not bothered to go out, you could get the hotel reception to order a delivery to your room from the restaurant recommended by the hotel. Serves excellent Vietnamese and Western food and good value too, eg very fresh tasty squid grilled, with rice at VND60000/USD3.5. Side note: The hotel provides only free PICK-UP FROM the train or bus station, but not the airport."