The breakfast at the hotel had really good pho. Brad and Rosie ordered white coffee, which tasted like a specialty Starbucks drink, but it was free. Brad enjoyed it more than the coffee with condensed milk that they usually got. They also offered several Western breakfast options as well. And they brought us out a plate of fresh fruit at the end of our meal. We would definitely stay here again. At only $38 this place is affordable luxury!
Location: Two minute walk to the center of town, yet quiet enough (although in the morning at maybe 7 am, the town square blasts some music which could probably be heard anywhere unfortunately).
Decor & Cleanliness: Lobby, room, and bathroom were clean. There was minimal mold/dirt on the grout in the bathroom. The floors were great and seemed like they might be cleaned daily. The room was modern and extremely spacious.
Comfort: The bed was huge!!! It was like two oversized twins put together so it was wider than a king. Air conditioning worked well, though it wasn't super needed at night. The shower had enough hot water for me to take a shower, though I could feel it running out at the end. The room was also huge, more than enough space. I think we might have spent like $2 more for a room one step up (because there weren't two of the cheapest rooms available), so we ended up with a couch and coffee table as well as a second balcony. It was so comfortable and relaxing; it was sad to leave.
Service: The front desk could book trekking excursions (though we opted to use a different service). The staff spoke enough English to get by, but not much more. We did use our hotel to book a car to visit the waterfalls (about $30 for all of us for about 3 hours) and it was the manager who ended up driving us; he was super nice and spoke good English.
Hotel Features: Free breakfast, free luggage storage (though it was still out in the open in the hotel -safe from outsiders, but potentially accessible by other guests)
In-Room Features: Free Wifi, balcony with mountain views (our room had two balconies), safe, shampoo and soap dispensers, bar soap, comb, mini-fridge, toothbrush & toothpaste