Tan Hai Long Hotel 3
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
We touched down into Vietnam yesterday at 5ish pm (Vietnam time) which is 10ish am England time. Paid for taxi to our hotel (we'll get refund on the pre-booking that was missed) arrived at the hotel 7/8ish and got settled. Had showers and headed out for something to eat.
Brief rundown of previous events before reaching: At Gatwick airport …
Today we decided to do our laundry as we have only hand washed our clothes for a month and that really doesn't clean them properly especially when they are covered in mosquito repellent and sun cream yuck! We found a relatively cheap laundrette so were happy! Then we went to the reunification palace. This was the home of the prime …
Today we went to the Cu Chi tunnels. This is where the Gorillas hid during the war, First we watched the video about the Cu Chi tunnels which was really funny. It started off by saying how Cu Chi was a happy place full of child hood memories where people lived peacefully and was covered in fruit trees which were always ripe and rubber …
... a video before going down the tunnels which showed various Viet Cong soldiers being given medals such as 'The Hero award for killing Americans' and 'The hero award for bombing tanks'. Welcome America! Lol The tunnels themselves were pretty claustrophobic. Literally only big enough for a grown man to crawl along and seemingly getting narrower as we went along. Ventilation was poor and I was pleased to get out after 15 minutes or so. The Viet Cong would ...
... we explained the guides actions he replied “he’s lazy and it’s almost closing time’. Not one to be deterred and wanting to get my money’s worth, as this was the best part of the tour, I made my way back down followed by a hand full of others and we told the guide I wanted to “go”. Clearly not happy he turned around and took off leaving us to figure out the remaining 160 metres on our own. During this experience ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
First night was upgraded to a VIP room with a nice balcony view for the one night because our booked room was occupied. The next day, we were shown to our booked room - a third of the size, with 2 tiny windows facing neighbouring building walls one metre away. So we paid extra to stay in the VIP room..haggled the price down with the manager!! We came to a decent agreement.
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