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Multi Centre New Year Holiday to Vietnam
Hanoi – Cruise on Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hoi An Beach – Ho Chi Minh City
Thank you so much for arranging our holiday to Vietnam – you did a grand job – everything ran like clockwork.
The Hanoi Boutique Hotel was fine.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE ON HALONG BAY
Gray Line Cruise – although it was simple, we had the best room on board but it was the crew who made our holiday they went out of their way to ensure everyone had a great time – it’s a Christmas I won’t ever forget, the kids loved it – so funny!
The Thanh Binh Riverside in Hoi An was a lovely hotel and would definitely recommend this one – lovely staff and great pool (Our son swam in it despite the bad weather). We would also recommend Atlas for a modern minimalist hotel.
FOOD & EXCITING THINGS TO DO
Food was amazing throughout Vietnam. We did lots of other stuff – puppet show in Hanoi I thought was thoroughly entertaining and great value, motor biking in Hoi Ann was fun, Teh Dar show in Saigon would recommend (my daughter loved it), War Remnants museum bit disturbing but definitely worth a visit, Bitexco Tower bit of a con as way too expensive but views obviously amazing.
TOUR GUIDES AND PRIVTA TRANSFERS
The tour guides were great and accommodating especially in Hanoi and Mekong Delta, the actual tours were informative and good fun, couldn’t fault them. The transport throughout the holiday was First Class – we had a van just for the 4 of us – drivers great.
ARISTO SAIGON HOTEL
This was my least favourite hotel – the rooms were dull, it felt kind of seedy although it wasn’t as thankfully it was just full of tourists like us at the time. The good points for this hotel, the breakfast room on top floor was light and airy and it was fairly central but if I had to do it all again I would definitely want to change this hotel.
I hope my comments above are of some help.
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