Lovely hotel trying its best!
Posted Jan 5, 2016
Bai Chay is under serious development until 2018, construction of the waterfront theme park and hotel complex is taking its toll on the area. The waterfront is obscured by safety hoarding at ground level. However the Grand Halong Hotel is trying its best to maintain high standards in a very difficult and dusty situation. The room is clean, quiet and comfy, view amazing, the staff are very helpful and speak reasonable English, complimentary breakfast is fantastic and plentiful and pool is great after a long day walking. It is not that far by taxi to Halong City (100,000VND taxi) where you can visit the market and shopping mall, the museum and library (new), and catch the most breathtaking views of the bay and its rocks and islands.
If you catch a bus to Bai Chay from Hanoi or elsewhere, the bus station is 7km from the hotel, its a beautiful walk over a mountain or a walk past the construction zones, you can get a taxi (30,000-50,000) or a motirbike taxi for less from the bus station to the hotel.
I will definitley go back to stay in the future. Thank you Grand Halong Hotel for a relaxing holiday.