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Bun Cha: Delicacy of Hanoi

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Hanoi, Vietnam is where you can find the best Bun cha in Vietnam. Of course, this dish exists everywhere in Vietnam, but in Hanoi Bun Cha Is the most delicious. This is acknowledged by many locals, not just blog travel writers. Today we will discover a wonderful dish of Vietnam. Hopefully, you will be able to taste it personally soon.

>> Noodle soup in Vietnam: “Pho”

What is bun cha?

A traditional dish of Hanoi @ Vinacel

Bun cha is a local dish originally from Ha Noi, the capital of Vietnam. Throughout Vietnam you can find a lot of dishes that have the same formula as bun cha (like bun thit nuong in Saigon), however, the dishes are unbeatable.

The dish is very simple to make and can be found any time of the year. It doesn’t matter if you eat bun cha in a restaurant or a small cart on the street, you will be served by a plate of vermicelli (bun), a bowl of broth with grilled pork and a basket of fresh greens.

Bun, the vermicelli noodles, is served on a plate. Hanoians are very picky when it comes to cooking and you will see it clearly through the way they choose the noodles for different food. To make a decent bowl of bun cha, the vermicelli has to be thin, soft and chewy.

Cha is the meat part of this dish, served in a bowl. The meat is made from pork and cooked in 2 styles: cha vien (ground pork) and cha mieng (grilled thin sliced pork). It is served with the broth.

The highlight of bun cha is definitely the broth (or dipping sauce). To make the sweet and sour soul of this dish, the cook mixes fish sauce, vinegar, and sugar together. The ingredients might sound simple but the taste varies from one shop to another because of the different ratio of each element in the recipe. Diners can tell a good or bad bun cha by the flavor of the sauce.

Without vegetables and herbs, Vietnamese dishes are not complete. In the big basket of greens on the table, you will find fresh lettuce, Thai basil, cilantro, fish mint, banana flower and coriander.

When and how to eat bun cha

Mr. Obama at a Bun Cha shop in Hanoi @ Kenh14

In the past, people usually had bun cha for lunch. Nowadays, since most of the shops open from morning to night people can eat it for whatever meal of the day they want. There is no right way or wrong way to eat bun cha. However, commonly, there are 2 ways to enjoy this delicious meal: southern and northern style.

Southern people usually wrap and roll everything they can. So if you love wrapping things, you can use a big leaf of lettuce to wrap the vermicelli, pork and herbs then dip it in the sauce and take a big bite. The biggest advantage of this style is you only need to use your hand to eat everything so it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to use the chopsticks.

If you want to show off how experienced you are, follow what the Hanoian does The Northern way to eat bun cha is much simpler. All you have to do is dip everything in the broth, mix it together and eat it like a bowl of Pho. Because the vermicelli is quite slippery so it can be both fun and challenge for those who haven’t mastered their chopsticks skills yet.

Now you know how to eat the bun cha like a pro. The next question is where can you find the best bun cha in Vietnam?

Where to have the best bun cha in Vietnam

Bun cha is the greatest Hanoi gift of all time so obviously, the most appropriate place to have bun cha is in Ha Noi. In spite of the fact that many restaurants in other parts of the countries also serve this dish on their menu, the flavor is different. Because the taste of Vietnamese food changes from the North to the South, the chefs from Central and South Vietnam will adjust the recipe to meet the needs of the locals. In addition, the price of food can be higher than in the North. Just eat as much bun cha as you can while you are in Hanoi.

Hope you have a great time in Vietnam and while trying out this dish.

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Noodle soup in Vietnam: “Pho”

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Many tourists have tasted the Vietnamese noddle soup called “pho” already and know that this is one of the most delicious and popular cuisine in Vietnam. But many do not know that “pho” came from Hanoi, and only in Hanoi “pho” is more delicious than any other places.

History of “pho”:

Pho in Hanoi via Buffalotrip

Pho—Vietnam’s unofficial national dish—might look like a run-of-the-mill noodle soup. But the flavors and the history are as complex as the country itself.

Many Vietnamese culinary experts believe pho is a unique adaptation of “pot au feu” (“pot in the fire”), introduced during the French colonial period in the late 1800s.

Today in Vietnam, everyone eats pho from sunup to sundown. Neighborhood food stalls, pushcarts, restaurants, and fancy bistros serve up steaming bowls to workers, professionals, schoolchildren, and seniors alike.

“Pho is like the soul of our people. It is our heritage,” says Nguyen Thanh Van, the executive sous chef at the Hanoi Metropole Hotel. “From the moment our feet first touch the earth, our parents take us, with the whole family, to a pho shop. And even when we’re sick, old, and bedridden, we will be served steaming pho by our [loved ones].”

“When we travel abroad, we miss our pho like we miss a person,” she adds.

The key ingredients are simple: flat rice noodles in a rich beef or chicken stock. But there is nothing simple about creating the complex flavors of the perfect broth.

The broth must be clear for both pho bo (with beef) and pho ga (with chicken).

For pho bo broth, cartilaginous, marrow-rich beef bones are left to simmer in a cloth bag for at least eight hours. The foam and grease are discarded. For pho ga, the chicken carcass is simmered for about three hours.

Fresh ginger and onions are roasted over an open flame before they are added to flavor the broth. A variety of other spices may become part of the mix, including star anise, coriander, fennel, cardamom, and a dash of fish sauce.

Pho is often accompanied by sliced lime, fresh red chilies, Thai basil, bean sprouts, and chili sauce. These condiments are served on the side so that seasoning is an individual choice.

Pho noodles must be made of the highest quality fragrant rice: a little sticky and very white in color. Fresh noodles are painstakingly produced in home workshops and have a slightly sour taste.

Places to eat “pho” in Hanoi:

Inside Traditional Pho @ Bat Dan Street via Smitten By Food

Spices Garden: This gracious restaurant in the historic Metropole Hotel serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine, including phenomenal pho, to famous visitors and local VIPs who keep their monogrammed ivory and inlaid-pearl chopsticks in a mahogany case at the entrance.

Pho #10: Located at 10 Ly Quoc Su in the Old Town, Pho #10 is crowded with families, couples, and singles, and is consistently cited as the place to find cheap, fresh pho. Inside the garish orange façade are bubbling vats of aromatic stock and cold beers to welcome foodies.

#49 Bat dan Street: Recommended by locals as the “best beef pho” in Hanoi, expect a long line and sit on a squat child-size plastic stool on the street. This is the kind of pho a Vietnamese grandmother would take all day to prepare.

Noodle Village tours: Located 12 miles south of Hanoi, Cu Da Village makes the white and yellow noodles used in many noodle dishes and in fried spring rolls. A private guide can arrange a tour of small home-based rice-noodle workshops to see families churning out handmade pho noodles.

Hope you can enjoy Pho in Vietnam someday if you have not.

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Nam Long Hotel

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Nam Long Hotel is a great hotel near the ocean of Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh. It has great characteristics to be the top hotel in the city due to its position and the quality of the service. Surely Nam Long Hotel will grow to be one of the best hotels in the local area.

>> The Shells Resort and Spa Phu Quoc

Nam Long Hotel, Dong Hoi

A great view to the ocean @ Agoda

2.5 stars

22 Ho Xuan Huong, Dong Hoi, Quang Binh, Vietnam, 800-491-6126

Dong Hoi hotel by ocean

Free WiFi Collect nights

Lowest price$7

Main amenities

  • 14 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Minibar
  • Cable TV service

What’s around

  • TP Dong Hoi Park (3-minute walk)
  • Nhat Le Beach (20-minute walk)
  • Da Nhat Beach (21-minute walk)
  • Phong Nha Visitor Center and Square (27.1 mi / 43.7 km)
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (28.8 mi / 46.3 km)

Room choices

  • Triple Room
  • Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Quadruple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required
  • Government-issued photo ID required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

In the hotel

Shared dorm @ Booking.com

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Working away

  • 24-hour business center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Inside the room @ Booking.com

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Nam Long Hotel, Dong Hoi’s small print

Also known as

  • Nam Long Hotel Dong Hoi
  • Nam Long Hotel

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of VND 50.000 per person (approximately)

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The Shells Resort & Spa Phu Quoc

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The Shells Resort & Spa is the new 5-star resort in Phu Quoc. The resort has 40 ocean views room which links the customer to the coastal scenery. The luxury offered by the resorts will create a harmony feeling of luxury, island, peaceful.

>> Mai Phuong Binh Bungalow

The Shells Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc

The total view from above@ Tugo.com.vn

4 stars

Ganh Gio Beach, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam, 800-491-6126

Ong Lang beachfront resort with 2 bars/lounges, spa

  • Free WiFi and free parking

Lowest price: $123

Main amenities

  • 134 guestrooms
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Sauna
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Conference center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi and free parking

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children’s pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Dinh Cau Temple (29-minute walk)
  • Phu Quoc Night Market (30-minute walk)
  • Phu Quoc National Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)

Room choices

  • Luxury Villa, Garden View (Daily Spa Inclusive)
  • Family Suite, Ocean View
  • Luxury Villa, Poolside
  • Premium Deluxe Room, Ocean View (Daily Spa Inclusive)
  • Luxury Villa, Garden View
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Luxury Suite, Ocean View
  • Luxury Villa, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Ocean View
  • Premium Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 134 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required
  • Government-issued photo ID required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian’s room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle (available on request) *

Parking

  • Free valet parking (limited)

In the hotel

The front of the resort @ Viec Lam Phu Quoc

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Kayaking on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Spa tub
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Year Built 2014
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Inside the room @ Privetrip

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Spa

Waves Spa has 10 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, Thai massages, massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

FLOW Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Liquid Lounge – This bar serves light fare only.

Also known as

  • Shell Phu Quoc
  • Shell Resort Phu Quoc

Policies

Additional fees may apply to children for items such as bedding and meals and must be paid directly at the hotel. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year’s Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 60.00 per night

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Mai Phuong Binh Bungalow

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Mai Phuong Binh bungalow is a standard accommodation in Phu Quoc island. Being a 2 stars hotel, Mai Phuong Binh Bungalow offers an extensive service which comes from the well-trained staff, an outdoor pool which is a good addition to an excellent hotel. Although lacking some of the required equipmentfor a luxury experience, Mai Phuong Binh bungalow can still be a memorable experience for foreign tourists who come to Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

>> Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh

Main amenities

The front view @ Agoda
  • 22 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Minibar
  • LCD TV

What’s around

  • Phu Quoc Beach (15-minute walk)
  • Phu Quoc Night Market (30-minute walk)
  • Dinh Cau Temple (30-minute walk)
  • Dinh Cau (30-minute walk)
  • San Van Dong Duong Dong Stadium (41-minute walk)

Room choices

  • Quadruple Room, Garden View
  • Standard Room
  • Family Room, Garden View

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-5 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required
  • Government-issued photo ID required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • No parking
  • Free extended parking

In the hotel

In front of a room @ Khao San Road

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Garden

In the room

Inside the room @ Chudu24

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Also known as

  • Mai Phuong Binh Bungalow Hotel Phu Quoc
  • Mai Phuong Binh Bungalow Hotel

Policies

Additional fees may apply to children for items such as extra bedding and meals. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year’s Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

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Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh

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Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh is a recommeded accommodation if you are looking for a place to stay in Ho Chi Minh city.

>> Hotel Nikko Saigon

Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City

4 stars

7 Ngo Van Nam Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 800-491-6126

4-star hotel in Bach Dang Riverside with outdoor pool, restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking

Main amenities

  • 251 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting room
  • Concierge services
  • Free WiFi and free parking

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Elevator/lift

What’s around

  • In Bach Dang Riverside
  • Saigon Square 2 (2-minute walk)
  • Ton Duc Thang Museum (7-minute walk)
  • Vincom Center Shopping Mall (10-minute walk)
  • Parkson Plaza (10-minute walk)
  • Bach Dang Wharf (11-minute walk)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Hall (12-minute walk)
  • Opera House (12-minute walk)
  • Lucky Plaza (12-minute walk)
  • Ho Chi Minh City Hall Square (13-minute walk)
  • Notre Dame Square (13-minute walk)
  • Business Twin City View with Free MiniBar
  • Superior Twin with Free Airport Transfer (One Way)
  • Designer Suite with Free Airport Transfer (One Way)
  • Deluxe Queen City View with Free Minibar
  • Superior Queen with Free Airport Transfer (One Way)
  • Superior Twin No Breakfast with Free Minibar
  • Deluxe Queen City View No Breakfast with Free Minibar
  • Business King City View with Free Minibar
  • Superior Queen with Free Minibar
  • Superior Twin with Free MiniBar
  • Deluxe King City View No Breakfast with Free Minibar
  • Deluxe Twin City View No Breakfast with Free Minibar
  • Superior Queen No Breakfast with Free Minibar
  • Deluxe King City View with Free Minibar
  • Deluxe Twin City View with Free MiniBar

In the hotel

Good outdoor pool @ Agoda

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • One meeting room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Year Built 2016
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Inside the room @ Booking.com

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Dining

Onsite venue – This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City’s small print

Also known as

  • Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh City
  • Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh
  • Bay Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh City

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of VND 337500 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of VND 1000000 per person (roundtrip)

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Hotel Nikko Saigon

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Hotel Nikko Saigon is one of the best hotel in Ho Chi Minh city in terms of infrastructure and services.

>> Cassia Cottage

Hotel Nikko Saigon

5 stars

235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 800-491-6126

Luxury hotel in Bui Thi Xuan with 2 restaurants, spa

  • Free WiFi

Main amenities

  • 334 guestrooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • Conference center
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Bui Thi Xuan
  • Cho Quan Church (12-minute walk)
  • Saigon Culinary Arts Centre (14-minute walk)
  • An Dong Market (18-minute walk)
  • September 23 Park (19-minute walk)
  • Quoc Tu Pagoda (19-minute walk)
  • Zen Plaza (21-minute walk)
  • Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre (23-minute walk)
  • Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (25-minute walk)
  • Tao Dan Park (25-minute walk)
  • Hoa Binh Market (25-minute walk)

Room types

  • Club Twin
  • Nikko Club Deluxe Premium
  • Club King
  • Nikko club junior suite
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Premium
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Nikko Club Executive Suite

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 334 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 23 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

A guest who is not a Vietnamese citizen cannot share a room with a Vietnamese citizen without proof of marriage to each other. Otherwise, a second room must be booked. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required
  • Government-issued photo ID required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian’s room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

In the hotel

In the hotel @ City Pass Guide

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms – 8
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers – 1
  • Year Built 2011
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Inside the room @ City Pass Guide

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Spa

Ren Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

Dining

La Brasserie – This brasserie specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

Ming Court – This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

The Lounge – This cafe serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Hotel Nikko Saigon’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Nikko Saigon
  • Hotel Nikko Saigon Ho Chi Minh City

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of VND 588,616 per person (approximately)

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Cassia Cottage

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Cassia Cottage is a 4 stars hotel in Phu Quoc.  It is a beachfront one with 3 outdoor pools and a water park. The price is pretty reasonable and the service is top notch according to many tourists. So why not dropby and enjoy a long vacation with your loved ones?

Main amenities

The outdoor pool @ Audley Travel
  • 58 shared guestrooms
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Water park
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa services
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • In-room childcare
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children’s pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

What’s around

  • In Duong Dong
  • Phu Quoc Beach (21-minute walk)
  • Phu Quoc Night Market (23-minute walk)
  • Dinh Cau Temple (33-minute walk)
  • Dinh Cau (33-minute walk)
  • San Van Dong Duong Dong Stadium (44-minute walk)

Room choices

  • Sea View Room
  • Large Sea View Room
  • Family Beach House, Sea View
  • Modern Deluxe Room
  • Run of House
  • Cottage, Garden View
  • Modern Premium Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 58 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required
  • Government-issued photo ID required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

In the hotel

Insid the resort @ Resort tot nhat

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools – 3
  • Children’s pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Water park access (surcharge)
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers – 10
  • Year Built 2000
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Inside the room @ Truong Hong

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

Dining

The Spice House – This beachfront restaurant specializes in Vietnamese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children’s menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Water park access (surcharge)

Nearby

  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Also known as

  • Cassia Cottage Hotel Phu Quoc
  • Cassia Cottage Hotel

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for VND 675000 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of VND 225000 per person (one way)

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Paloma Cruise 2 days

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Another hot cruise right now on many websites about Halong Bay cruises.

>> Highlight of Vietnam 12 days

Overview

Travel onto the water in style aboard a traditional wooden junk, this two day cruise takes you out into the heart of Halong Bay and the untouched Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy the opportunity to visit one of the true wonders of the world and listening to the fascinating stories about its seascape and limestone formations.

2 days / 1 night

Group tour

Departure: Daily from Hanoi Old Quarter

Suitable: Suitable for family

Destinations: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave – Drum Cave – Vung Vieng Village – Pearl Farm

Highlights

Thien Canh Son Cave @ Halong Bay
  • Explore wild and mysterious beauty of Thien Canh Son Cave with numerous sparkling stalactites
  • Indulge in feasts of the fresh seafood whilst admiring amazing view of Halong Bay
  • Excursion to floating fishing village by a rustic wooden boat, visit floating houses and learn about fish-farming and pearl cultivation

Meals

1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Transportation

Shuttle Bus

Accommodation

Paloma Cruise (1 night)

Price Includes

  • English Speaking Guide on boat.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees.
  • Luxury Paloma Cruise in Halong Bay
  • All meal on board (2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfast).
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • 1 Sunset party
  • Bamboo boat trip rowed by local people
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Service charge, Insurance on board

Price Excludes

  • Transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Airfares,private Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Massage Services
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Child under 4 years sharing fully paid cabin with parents: No additional charge, limited to one child per cabin.
  • Child from 4 – 11 year old sharing fully paid cabin with parents: Charge 75%, limited to one child per cabin
  • Child from 12 years old charged as an a adult

Itinerary

Vung Vieng Village @ Paloma Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave

Day 2: Vung Vieng Village – Halong – Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • Please kindly provide us your passport information at least 01 week before the cruise date.
  • If you have any specific food request (vegetarian, allergic, non-seafood, etc.), feel free to let us know so we can serve your demands with the best.

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Highlights of Vietnam 12 days

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A good tour in Vietnam in a total of 12 days

>> Luxurious Vietnam in Style 10 days

Overview

From the north to the south you won’t miss any outstanding destinations that would bring you amazing memories and stories to share with everybody. This is the best way to enjoy every single thing of a particular Asian country, from Sapa –  one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Vietnam,  offers travellers various choices of activities, depending on hobbies and budget: trekking; cultural travelling; Yao Herbal bath or even street food…. to the maginficient beauty of Halong bay or  the tranquil atmosphere of Hue and Hoi An where for years still are dreaming places even for the local, or the differences of city life and delta life in the south Vietnam. You will be the one not only to observe but also to hands on the activities. Don’t forget to take camera to record all nice memory in your tour.

12 days / 11 nights

Group tour, Small group, Private tour

Departure: Daily from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh

Theme: Nature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture

Suitable: Travel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler

Destinations: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Highlights

Sapa trekking @ Villa Saykham
  • Start the journey in the northern Vietnam with the most local activities such as enjoying the day in a street coffee shop, visiting caves by rowing boat or take a soft trekking and see the daily local life of ethnic minorities
  • Soft Trekking in Sapa and meeting ethnic minority people
  • “Do-it-yourself” traditional Vietnamese dishes, sunset party, with cooking class and other excursions in Halong Bay cruise for unforgettable memories.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Hue and Hoi An.
  • Squeezing through the tunnels at Cu Chi
  • Gliding through the waterways of the Mekong Delta, enjoying the slow rhythm of life and many more activities on the Mekong Delta to get closer to the local life. Do not miss any!

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Day 2: Hanoi Half day City tour – Night train to Lao Cai

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai

Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat – Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi – Hue

Day 7: Hue City Half day tour

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An by shuttle bus

Day 9: Hoi An Walking half day in the morning

Day 10: Hoi AN – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.
  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
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Meals

11 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 1 Brunch, 1 Dinner

Transportation

Airplane, Car, Train, Cruise, Trekking

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Overnight train (1 night), Overnight in Sapa (1 night), On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay (1 night)

Price Includes

  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai (4 soft berth sharing cabin with aircondition)
  • 2 domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue and Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate

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