Ho Guom Hotel

38 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 3452342, Vietnam
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Ho Guom Hotel 76 Hang Trong St Ha Noi

by Explor5252 about Ho Guom Hotel

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Helped with many arrangements, while we stayed in Ha Noi. Restaurant was great.

My adventure in Vietnam (16 days)

by doreeny

"Dec 12-27, 2001"

Day 1
HCM - Mui Ne - Nha Trang 9 hours by night bus 8pm
Due to our tight schedule, we chartered a taxi from HCM to Mui Ne for USD40(daylight robbery!). Halfway, the taxi driver told us he would only drive us to Phan Thiet and requested USD5 more to drive us to the sand dune in Mui Ne. After some negotitating, we had no choice but to pay him VND50,000 more. By the time we reached the sand dune, the sun was setting and we spent only a mere 30 min there! We waited for the open bus to pick us up @ 12 midnight Phan Thiet.

Day 2
Arrive 6am @ Nha Trang. Went island hopping on a cruise for USD6 including lunch. Took a walk along the beach lined with restaurants. Tried Saigon Fish Hotpot for dinner and it was great!

Day 3
City tour on motorcycle with TAM brothers to Money Island, Ba Ho Waterfall and some beach for USD15. On the way back, stopped at Cham Towers. Depart for Hoi An 11 hours by night bus @ 6.30pm.

Day 4
Arrive Hoi An @ 9am. It was raining cats and dogs whole day, even flooded near the river bank! Spent the rest of the day at the tailor shop(Thong Phi @ 28 Le loi St) - Thai, Japanese & Vietnam silk clotes for USD6-10 a piece, ladies pant suit for USD 25, men suit for USD35! Good thing that they accept VISA(3% extra though).

Day 5
Day trip to My Son Cham Holyland. Depart for Hue 4 hours by afternoon non-stop bus @ 2pm. Arrive in Hue @ 6pm. Stayed @ Open Tour Hotel next to Sinh Cafe for USD6. Walking tour to Citadel and Imperial Palace.

Day 6
Day cruise along Perfume River for VND25,000 with stops @ 3 ancient tombs. Entrance fee to each tomb is VND55,000 + motorcycle ride(round trip) to the first 2 tombs for VND20,000. Depart for Hanoi 16 hours by night bus @ 6pm

Day 7
Arrive Hanoi @ 10am. Recommended by other travellers to stay @ Old Quaters, we found TAY HO GUOM HOTEL(within a spectacle shop) @ 64 Cau Go Street(next to Hoan Kiem Lake) for USD8 with aircon, hot water & TV. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Highly recommended a roof-top restuarant @ 7A Dinh Liet (two door from Hanspen Travel) which served the best vietnamese spring rolls and other local & european cusine. Make travel arrangement with Kim's Cafe for trips to Halong Bay & CatBa Island(2D1N), Sapa(4N3D) and Perfume Pagoda(1D) for a discounted price of USD75. Walking tour to the cathedral, Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House. Had Cha Ca(Hanoi special fish cooked on charcoal) for dinner.

Day 8
Depart for Halong Bay @ 7am. Arrive at Halong City for lunch and set off for the cruise on Halong Bay with one stop at a limestone cave. Weather was lousy and cold with lots of mist. Arrived on Cat Ba Island @ 5pm and it was already dark. Nothing much to do after dinner. Went out for a drink with other travellers at Kiwi bar nearby.

Day 9
Took the cruise back to Halong City, had lunch and 4 hours bus journey back to Hanoi. If you have time, go for the 3D2N trip with one day treking on Cat Ba Island. Reach Hanoi @ 5pm. Depart for Lao Chai on night train hard sleeper(6 in one cabin) @ 9pm. The hard sleeper was not as bad as we thought and managed to catch some sleep. If you want more comfort, go for soft sleeper.

Day 10
Arrive in Lao Chai @ 7.30am. 2 hours drive to Sapa town on local bus. Met up with my guide(one guy for wo of us) from Sapa Trekking Co. and set off for our trek @ 10.30am. Along the way, we met many black h'mong minorities who walked with us after failing to sell us anything. Stopped at a black h'mong house for lunch. The weather had been wet and the trail was muddy and slippery. But we enjoyed the peace and clean air thoroughly. Reached a Zay house in late afternoon and staying overnight with this Zay minority family. A german and greek joined us for the night with their guide. My guide wiped up a sumptous dinner and we had a campfire in the kitchen. Had a good night sleep with warm blanket and mattress. The toilet was clean with running water and no smell! The weather can be freezing cold - so be prepare to bring winter clothing with you! Brushing the teeth was a sheer torture with the icy water.

Day 11
After a specially requested vietnamese breakfast, we continue with our trek through other minority villages. Arrived back in Sapa town @ 2pm. Checked into Lotus Guest Hotel and glad to take a hot shower after 2 days! Dinner @ White Cloud Restaurant was great. We tasted squash(vegetable), sapa deer meat, the h'mong apple wine and sapa fruit wine. Met a friendly black h'mong guide on our trek and she brought us to Bamboo bar @ Sapa town for performance by the minorities with instruments and singing. Recommend you get a minority guide who knows more about the villages. Her name is SHU and she can be found at Mountain View Hotel(NINH HONG) @ end of Sapa town street.

Day 12
For the first time, we were greeted with clear blue sky with beaming sun! Visited the sunday market and swarmed with minorities, mainly black & flower h'mong. My guide brought us to Dragon Mountain and it was a beautiful day in the garden-like mountain with a great view of Sapa Town. We made an additional trip to Silver Waterfall(USD5 for motorcyle ride) and had a picnic lunch by the waterfall. Our drivers drove us to catch a glimpse of Fansipan mountain, highest peak in Northern Vietnam. Depart from Sapa for the Lao Chai train station @ 6pm.

Day 13
Arrived in Hanoi @ 5.30am. Stranded at the train station as Kim's cafe's staff forgot to pick us up! After 1 hour wait, we took a taxi to Kim's Cafe and the staff greeted us at the door with apology. Set off for Perfume Pagoda @ 8.30am. The boat ride along the river was peaceful and scenic. The hike up to see the Perfume Pagoda was tedious and I must say the view was disappointing. Had a very late lunch @ 2pm. Reached Hanoi @ 6pm. It was Christmas Eve and we had our dinner @ Indochine. Food was great and excellent ambience USD 22 each. Nightmare crossing the streets with so many motorcycles,cars and people on the street at the same time!

Day 14
Christmas Day. Walking tour to Temple of Literature and One-pillar Pagoda. Caught a flight (USD129) from Hanoi to HCM @ 4.40pm. Arrived in Hanoi @ 6.40pm. Took a walk along Saigon River and dinner at a Japanese restuarant Renaissance Riverside Hotel - not recommended.

Day 15
Crazy shopping for souvenirs @ Ben Thanh Market and An Duong Market. Tasted local food at the market and tried a special dessert with ice for the first time. Had been warned to stay away from ice for the past 2 weeks. Weather was humid and hot in HCM!

Day 16
Last minute shopping @ Ben Thanh Market & Diamond Plaza. Especially impress with Diamnd Plaza - air-con mall with genuine branded goods and escalator! There is an authentic korean restaurant KUK BIN KWAN on the 3rd floor. Took taxi USD5 to HCM airport - keep VND5000 for the road toll. Home sweet home. The end of my 16 days adventure in Vietnam.


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Forum Posts

Hanoi Hotels

by jeffmartinartist

Does anyone know if the Ho Guom Hotel in Honoi has reopened after renovations and if it any good. Also any opinions on the Army Hotel. If you have any other suggestions of quiet clean central hotels we would love to know. We will be there in late March. thanks Jeff

Re: Hanoi Hotels

by phuonglan84

In the centre, you can stay at the Church hotel, it's quite a clean and quiet hotel. It rates are nearly 60 USD per night.

Re: Hanoi Hotels

by hientonkin

Army & Ho Guom are Goverment hotels, Reception is quite cold.
Rooms in Army is quite nice ( not really new), some rooms facing the pool is very nice.
Hanoi Elegance 2 hotel is clean and central if you wanna try.

Travel Tips for Hanoi

Trendy and artistic souvenirs

by victorwkf about Local Crafts

If you are looking for trendy, modern and artistic souvenirs in Hanoi, you can find them along Ly Quoc Su Street where the famous St Joseph's Cathedral is located, as well as nearby areas such as Nha Chung Street. There are several shops selling rather beautiful arts and crafts, but they are more expensive than those you find in the Old Quarter area (but are nicer and of better quality).

Train around Vietnam

by SumTingWong

To see all of Vietnam you should take the train. There are regualr trains from all over Vietnam (from HCMC and up) to Hanoi. Prices vary but are always quite cheap. You can stary in HCMC and move up and through Vietnam until you hit Hanoi, and it doesn't have to stop there because in theory (and practice if you dare) Hanoi is linked with LONDON all by train (VIA Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Moscow, Minsk, Brest, Warsaw, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, and finally London). Here are some trains and fares from HoChiMinh City (HCMC) to Hanoi (they work vise versa as well) directaly (or you can get off at the inbetween stops): (all prices are for a SLEEPER ticket)

The E2 train - 30 hours - departs at 23:00 - cost is about 800,000 VND (about US$50.00)

The S2 train - 33 hours - departs at 19:00 - costs about 700,000 VND (US$42.00 or so)

The S4, S6, and S8 trains - 41 hours - departs at different times - 450,000 - 600,000 VND.

Visit these tour compeny sites for some more info:


Delicious Vegetarian

by mr.otto about Com Chay Nang Tam

A wide assortment of dishes and fresh juices and smoothies to choose from, the portions are a bit on the smaller side but this should only be all the more reason to try more, or better yet try a meal special. There is a wide assortment of "meat" if you are looking to try some traditional vietnamese dishes without the real deal. The decor is nothing memorable, but is quaint and the service is friendly.


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