Most readers of these reviews are travelers, not people on business-travel. So .... let me take that perspective since we, too, were on tourist travel itineraries when we visited Y Van. First, the price is right, and the accommodation is fairly standard. The rooms are reminiscent of most you'll find on the VT tourist trail when in provincial cities. That the staff speak only VT is perhaps understandable and the difficulties this brings can be negotiated (but 'walk-ins' will hardly be able to find a way to negotiate what it is they want). Now to the problem, and it's a BIG ONE. The hotel is on the wrong side of the river. EVERYTHING a traveler wants to visit is on the other side! You can see but can't touch. At first this feels minuscule in importance, but even after one foray into Da Nang it become a nightmare. For example, if you leave for one of the fine restaurants in Da Nang downtown in the evening without a name-card for the hotel then you might still be looking at dawn! Even with the name-card in hand the taxi drivers cannot easily find it. This is not because it is not well-displayed with a sign but rather because it is on a side of the river that taxi passengers never ordinarily venture to. This is so sad; but becomes problematic largely because leaving the hotel for the downtown area, the airport or the train station, cannot readily be accomplished in a timely way because there is no nearby taxi stand (either motorcycle or traditional car). And, because the staff don't speak English they cannot call a cab for you. Basically, you are stranded and must hope that one of the taxi drivers happens to pass by on his way to work.
Hotel itself is unremarkable, the breakfast is standard for the price, the room fittings and furnishings are old-style but typical of Vietnam tourist hotels. All of these features would ordinarily make this a perfectly acceptable hotel. The killer to the deal is the location. And I cannot see how this problem can be overcome easily. At least, I was unable to do so …
Meine Freundin und ich hatten das Y Van Hotel im September 2009 gebucht und waren nicht wirklich angetan. Die Zimmer sind akzeptabel, aber mit der Reinigung waren wir nur bedingt zufrieden. Service okay, aber auch nicht mehr. Preislich kein Schnäppchen. Lage könnte etwas zentraler sein, selbst zum Strand bedarf es eines Taxis.
I just thought I would add this review for people to have an option if they want to stay in a good, clean, very reasonably priced hotel in Danang. Not as a destination in itself like some of the resorts, more like a place to use as a base if you want to explore Danang before heading off to the beach. We often stay a couple of nights in a cheaper hotel, which means that we can pay a little more for a nicer place at the end of our stay!
We booked their suite room for USD$60 which gave us 1 King Size bed plus an 'adjoining room' with another bed in it for our children to use. Other rooms are available much lower in price - we went for the top room for the extra space it gave us. Breakfast was basic but fine. We had the Pho which was good while the children had an egg omelette option.
Location of hotel is across the river from the main town, but on the way to the beach (I think!).
The top things about this place were the price, plus the bathroom and jacuzzi - see photos!
BTW - if you do stay in Danang before going down to Hoi An, do stop at the Marble Mountains as they sound commercial but are well worth it. Some great Buddha statues and great caves which you have to look a little harder around to see!