HCMC - 41 Bui Vien Guest House
12.21.11 - 12.21.11
In the morning, I went to breakfast, asked for a second night only to learn they were fully booked and I would transfer me to a “sister” hotel. Well, the very efficient receptionist, Kitty, booked my train for Danang, helped me contact Saigon Unseen and was beyond helpful, so I trusted her to take me to the next hotel.
41 Bui Vien Guest House is a much smaller and quite modest hotel. Older and devoid of any sophistication, however the room is clean, the bed a bit firm but has AC and there is a computer I think I’ll be using quite exclusively in a little sitting area they have where there are free bananas and complimentary tea for guests.
Again, Toilet paper in a capsule, bare-bones shower but with strong water pressure and as hot as you want it.
Rule #5 is a hoot! But good reassuring that they care about keeping it decent. Who knows what the foreigners have been trying to pull.
41 Bui Vien has grown on me even before spending a night and it will be clear why as I continue to write.