Kim Tinh Motel

This little guesthouse is located on the main road of Yen Minh, opposite the petrol station. It is a rather basic place, but for 180.000 Dong you can get a single room with A/C, TV and your own bathroom. The layout of the room is a bit unusual, as the bathroom with the toilet and shower is set up higher than the rest of the room. So watch the step when going to the toilet during the night. Otherwise the room is not very large, enough space for your backpack. You get a nice view towards the back of the guesthouse with rice fields instead of the road.
They also have larger rooms (including rooms with three beds) that are facing the front and back of the building.

The couple from Hanoi, who own the hotel, are very friendly, and you might be invited to have a seat at reception downstairs to have a tea. However, their English is very limited.

If you have no permit when arriving, they offer to get one for you. I paid 250.000 Dong for the permit, which included a 20.000 Dong fee for the service (worth the money). It was all sorted the next morning.

Your bike will be parked at the back of the hotel with a locked gate, so your bike will be safe during the night.

The location of the guesthouse is very good, as it is close to quite a few food places, cafes and you even have a karaoke bar nearby.

Considering the price, the location and the clean room I think it was great value for money, and I would certainly stay there again.

Rating: 8/10
(Stayed here May 2016)