When hubby suggested to visit a hotel in the mountains with average reviews and relatively unknown to foreigners, it was pretty worrying so we brought plenty of our own toiletries and food.
However, was pleasantly surprised at the relatively good hotel service:
- front desk/ concierge lady called us twice to confirm our arrival & transportation
- hotel staff greeted us at the park entrance, prepared a buggy to get us to the hotel (few hundred meters in from the park's entrance)
- polite staff greeted us everywhere in the park and asked if we needed any help
- clean and had warm spring water running into the full marble bath tub
- toiletries were good, better than the ones we brought from our previous hotel
- warmed toilet seat and bidet available
- balcony with a good view of the park
What we enjoyed:
- ain't many visitors, so it's a pretty good time to enjoy all 15 hot spring pools/ mud baths/ 3-temperature onsen pools ALL BY YOURSELVES
- there is only one restaurant, and without many visitors, they've switched to a la carte buffet breakfast, which had many options and generous portions. Western food's available, though not totally Western standards, so I'll probably just stick to omelettes, hash browns and pastas if you must order Western. Their local food is pretty decent. Interesting to try something different - central Vietnamese food.
This park/hotel on a mountain is only about 20-minutes car ride from the much more internationally famous Bana Hills. If you had too much walking done on Bana Hills, quite a good idea to hop over for relaxation in the hot spring pools here.