As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t. It’ll make future bookings much easier. Unfortunately there was no SPG/Marriott hotel in Halong Bay area, so i ended up with Novotel.
Location: Along the western side of Halong, right across some ongoing construction.
Room: Decor is dark wooden, taking a spin on modern Chinese. Wood flooring and a huge king size bed that’s abit hard and uncomfortable. I like the decor though.
Gym: This has got to be the saddest hotel gym i’ve ever seen. I decided to run outside instead.
Breakfast: The selection is so limited, and it’s not even that good. Nice decor though.
Would I return? Definitely not to this 4 star hotel. Thankfully I was only here for 1 night. Although the place is filled with Korean tourists, you can eat some basic Korean breakfast here, but that’s not my preference.