Located in Vietnam’s central region of Hue and close to the various fabulous remains from the city’s time as an imperial capital, Google Hotel is a sociable hotel in a terrific location. With its colourful sign and plenty of computers inside for guests to use, the memorable name has nothing to do with the search engine giant. But, it is definitely a hotel that is well-worth looking up when in town!
Previously known as Thanh Xuan Hotel, you may still see the hotel referred to by its former name or a combination of both names merged together.
Here are some reasons to consider staying at Hue’s Google Hotel:
Wide choice of well-equipped room types to cater to different pockets
If you are trying to maintain a fairly tight budget whilst travelling, or are a solo explorer who is looking for the social aspect of a hostel, the dormitory rooms may tick all of your boxes. A bed in an eight-bedroom dorm costs around 88,500 VND (approximately 4 USD) per night. The dorms are cooled by ceiling fans.
Google Hotel is also family-friendly, with air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms that can accommodate three or four guests. A room for three costs around 355,000 VND (approximately 15 USD) per night and a room for four is around 575,000 VND for a night’s stay (approximately 25 USD).
Furthermore, the hotel also offers rooms for two people. These rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning, with a choice of one double bed or two single beds. The cost is around 228,000 VND (approximately 10 USD) per night.
All private rooms have a TV, telephone, desk, hair dryer, refrigerator, free bottled water, and a complimentary selection of basic toiletries. You can also enjoy your own little slice of the outdoors with a private balcony or terrace.
That’s a lot of room choices! And, all at really reasonable prices!
Terrific added extras for a comfortable and fun stay
Breakfast is included each morning for all guests, regardless of room type. Start the day feeling full and energized after you have tucked into a hearty breakfast of breads, jams, cereal, fruit, juices, tea, and coffee.
A major selling point for many is the hotel’s evening happy “hour” where you can mingle in the downstairs bar and restaurant and drink as much free local beer as you like! Yes – FREE BEER! Happy hour is somewhat of a misnomer though, as it typically lasts for a couple of hours! The exact times are subject to change, however, so make sure that you check each day to avoid disappointment. This is particularly popular with travellers who love meeting new people and socializing.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and there are also computers on the ground floor that guests can use free of charge.
Even more excellent facilities offered by Google Hotel
The hotel’s restaurant serves a good choice of local and international cuisine throughout the day, as well as a wide selection of drinks.
Laundry services are available (additional charge) and you can book an assortment of trips via reception. A popular excursion is to head out for a day’s explorations with an experienced local motorbike rider! Feel the wind in your hair as you ride pillion around the town, visiting former grand palaces and tombs and religious sites. The reception staff can also assist with booking onward transportation and transfers.
If you’re in need of a little TLC and pampering at the end of your action-packed days, you can arrange for a relaxing massage or chill out in the sauna, Jacuzzi, or steam room. Additional charges apply.
Fascinating things to do in the locale and within easy reach of Google Hotel
The large Imperial Citadel, known in Vietnamese as Dai Noi, is one of Hue’s main attractions. The past home of the old imperial government, you’ll find numerous pavilions, temples and museums within the walls. Plan to spend a few hours enjoying this attractive place.
The atmospheric Tombs of the Emperors are also popular, with a full day recommended to really make the most of exploring the old burial sites. Sitting next to the sparkling Perfume River, some are pretty well preserved. They include Tu Duc’s Tomb, the Tomb of Minh Mang, and the Tomb of Khai Dinh.
Book your stay in Google Hotel and discover the rich history of Hue whilst meeting loads of new friends in the here and now.