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A small and friendly guesthouse located in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Our homestay has just four rooms, each with its own bathroom, color cable TV, air-con and heating, towels & linens. A good breakfast is always included.
It was nice staying at Pham's Place in Hanoi. The banana pancakes for breakfast are delicious and we even got invited for dinner twice - Perfume is a really really good cook.
The room is comfortable and its nice to have your own toilet/(website hidden) is working and keeping the room at a comfortable temperature.
Staying at Binh's place was one of the best parts of our trip. Firstly he helped us planning our trip to Mai Chau and Halong bay. Mai Chau was a great place to escape from the city and Binh's family was very nice and welcoming. Beautiful nature and a peaceful experience. We could swim in the river nearby. We could have more trips but we stayed only one night. Halong bay was a bit corny as it was a fully planned trip. The rooms on the boat were amazing, but the drinks on the boat were a overpriced (European standards). We had a very nice tour guide though. We definitely recommend both trips. After that we came back to Binh. We had breakfast and dinner with him, his family and other guests every day we stayed there. Perfume's (his wife) cooking is the best we had in all of Vietnam! Also every night we would drink beers with him. Money wise he was really relaxed. He gave us a beer and we gave him one, he took us too karaoke and we could pay him back a couple days later. It was also my girlfriends birthday when we stayed there and the family gave her flowers, which made it feel just like home. Like their description on the wall says: "when you stay at Binh's, you're not a guest, you're family". I think that best describes it! We really want to thank Binh and his family for the great time we had!
We definitely recommend Binh's place for your stay in Hanoi. We will certainly come back if we have the opportunity.
Sjoerd and Carli
Bien qu´ayant contacté Pham au dernier moment, il a été très accueillant et est venu me chercher à la gare en moto et m´ont convié à un repas avec eux. Il n´ya avait malheureusement pas de chambre disponible chez eux, il m´a emmené dans un voisin voisin qui apparemment valait plus cher, pour le même prix. Le petit déjeuner était offert chez eux (la mini-reception sert aussi de salle à manger). Les pancakes de Perfume valent leur réputation, mais le menu change tous les jours...
Tous les 2 sont bien informés des activités et tours disponibles à Hanoi et alentours et se sont proposés pour faire la réservation (Baie d´Halong, Monchau, etc...). J´avais personnellement déjà fait mes propres réservations.
Je ne peux me prononcer sur les chambres puisque je n´y ai pas dormi. Elles sont à priori petites et basiques, au coeur du vieux quartier de Hanoi, qui est très animé et donc un peu bruyant, mais il n´y a pas plus typique!
Binh's hospitality has actually left me shocked! He is so friendly and open and ready to help with everything you could need. There was no room left at his guesthouse but he organised for my friend and I to stay in a nearby (and more costly) guesthouse for the same price as we originally agreed on. He has provided us with a delicious breakfast and dinner and we have shared a few beers and good stories. I am leaving Hanoi for a few days now, but I know I will be back here next week, and I know this is the guy I will be dealing with. Got rid of all my fears about my first trip to Viet Nam. Couldn't be happier.
The VietFamily Homestay is the perfect place to stay whilst visiting Hanoi. Located along the bamboo street in the old city I could sit for hours out front and watch the Vietnamese people go about their daily lives. The beautiful chaos of Hanoi, with motorbikes and bicycles everywhere, elderly women pushing carts or carrying a basket loaded with flowers or fruit and vegetables.
Pham and Perfume were wonderful hosts, sharing superb home cooked Vietnamese food each evening and always willing to provide advice, instructions or arrange tours and transportation. It was the perfect place to return each evening after a day of exploration.
The street quickly became silent by the middle of the evening allowing for calm, restful sleep before the next day’s adventure begins.
The only place to stay in Hanoi.
Great host! They took care of us and were so nice :) we has an amazing time! Many thanks!
The location of the guest house was in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. Although sometimes a bit of a walk to certain museums, the hospitality is beyond expectations. We never met Pham, but his wife Perfume was one of the kindest people we have had the pleasure of meeting. She cooked for us and helped us book buses etc. If anything stay here to try her life-changing banana pancakes!
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