One of the best budget hotel in Nha Trang
Well, we stayed in the Ha Van Hotel for a week after reading reviews from an other website...Could not be more happier with our stay. Our room at the hotel was clean and was very satified by the level of service received by the VN staffs at the hotel (they english level was not so good, but so is mine!). Was not the cheapest budget hotel around, nor the most expensive but for the price of my room (with a balcony and a double bed + a rattan sofa) at 22US, it was cheap for our budget (my girlfriend who paid anyways!). Two Canadians expats run the place and were very helpful when I needed tips on where to go and what to do. They were well informed and told me that they were living there for a couple of years. You could really talk to them...like a family. Not to forget that everything was at walking distance...I mean the hotel is very well located.
On the plus side, the wireless coverage of my room was good! No bathroom but a good shower with hot water, cable tv (CNN) and again good cleaning service. One of the cleaning lady was very nice to us.
BTW, you have to go to Bai Dai ( By Zai) beach where cheap seafood are served on the beach in a little restaurant. Go also to the mudbath it is worth it (20$) and don't miss La Louisianne to enjoy the beach in town. My wife did like also the 4 Islands boat trip, me too but was exausted after it... My last advice is to rent a motorbike to go around, there is some nice places to go.
On the minus side, the beach is not so clean. Also like everywhere in Vietnam, the level of noise is extreme compare to North America. I think is a asian thing!
Unique Quality: Rooms seems small but our was very comfortable and clean. We like the personalise service given to us by all the staffs (this made our stay fantastic, we did not lose time to ''discover'' the really good places to visit and the good restaurants to eat. I mean you talk to guys that know were to send you (and not just in the tourist area)!
The hotel itself, while well decorated and all, was not the ''wow'' factor in our stay in Nha Trang but it is the service that was really really great.