Halong Bay, after getting recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is becoming more and more attractive to tourists, especially international one. Because of that, hotels are mushrooming and sometimes it may cause tourists trouble booking a hotel room.
Together with the increase of new hotels, the number of travel websites that offer online hotel booking growths massively. Either international websites or Vietnamese websites provide a wide list of almost every hotel you can find in Halong with easy booking process. With only a few clicks at your desktop at home, you may book a room at ease.
First, make your choice carefully by reading room description, customer reviews, prices, and especially special terms and conditions about cancelation or refunding. Second, you’ll be asked to choose your arrival date and number of rooms. If you have any special request like vegetarian menu or extra best, don’t forget specify in the next step. Last but not least, your reservation is completed by making payment through either credit cards or bank transfer.
After 1-2 weeks, you will receive a confirmation letter from the website that informs your reservation is made successfully. Remember to bring it with you when you arrive at the hotel.
Tips for selecting a reliable hotel are beautifully designed, user-friendly interface websites, reliable company profile, precise office address, unbiased information, clear terms and conditions.
Call the hotel you want to book directly seems to be the quickest way to approach it. Normally, all reliable hotels have their own website that is linked to other hotel room selling websites, or else it can be found easily with Google.
Phone booking might give all the information about the hotel directly. However, besides being costly to speak over telephone, Halong people do not speak English fluently.
Here you might need to provide receptionist with information like credit card numbers or other personal data. There are not many frauds reported on telephone booking in Halong.
There are two ways to book a Halong hotel directly:
Arrive at Halong then look for some available rooms at a random hotel. This option is really risky because Halong is now recognized as a wonder of the world that makes its hotels fully booked all year around.
Arrive at another destination, for example Hanoi, then book at a travel agency office, where hotel room booking is easier with reliable quality. In this case, you should know that the prices would be higher than normal rates.