The Jade Hotel in Hue is a popular small hotel located on one of the main streets in Hue. The hotel is 2.1 km walking distance from Hue Railway Station. Most of the route from the station to the hotel is along a wide footpath which runs alongside the Perfume River. If 2.1 km is too far for you to walk there are plenty of taxis waiting outside the station that can take you to the Jade Hotel in under 5 minutes.
Good Points about the Jade Hotel
The best thing about the Jade Hotel is the level of service. This is a 25 room hotel with enough staff to really take care of their customers. The staff really try hard at this hotel, which is kept very clean. The reception desk staff speak good English and provide maps and advice to visitors, and are also very helpful in organising onward transport.
The second thing I really liked about this hotel is its location. The hotel is on the Hung Vuong Road near to the Tuong Tien Bridge which crosses over the Perfume River to the Imperial Citadel. Its an easy 2.0 km walk from the Jade Hotel to the front entrance of the Imperial Citadel. Closer by is the popular backpacker area on the Ben Nghe Road. Here you will find popular restaurants such as the Quan Hanh Restaurant, which is a 350 metre walk from the Jade Hotel, and the city’s most popular bars. I didn’t really want to stay in the main tourist area, but staying close to it was good.
The third thing I like about this hotel was it represented very good value for money. For $15 a night I got a very large room with a good breakfast included in the room price. For the standard of the hotel and its location you can’t get better value for money in Hue than the Jade Hotel.
Rooms at the Jade Hotel
There are 5 different room types at the Jade Hotel. I booked a standard double and ended up getting a deluxe twin. There were two beds in the room each about the size of narrow double at a hotel in Europe. The room had a window with no view, but large enough to provide lots of natural light. The decor of the rooms is old-fashioned but in good condition. The hotel last got renovated in 2015.
The room came with satellite TV, reasonably fast free WiFi, kettle and small fridge. Nothing to complain about at all. The beds were comfortable, the sheets were clean and there were plenty of English language channels on the TV. The hotel provided some free water as well tea and coffee.
The en-suite bathroom was similarly slightly old-fashioned. Nothing to complain about there just in need of a bit of modernisation. Towels, soap, shampoo and disposable tooth brush were all provided.
Facilities at the Jade Hotel
The hotel’s only facility is the restaurant by the reception where the breakfast is served. This hotel has no lift, which might cause some customers a problem is they are staying on the fifth floor of the hotel.
The restaurant is pretty good as restaurants in inexpensive hotels go. This is a functional eatery with quick service providing basic well cooked food. The range of breakfast items is limited in terms of Western food. You will get toasted bread, eggs, and local sausages and bacon. The Asian options are better with good fried rice and noodle dishes available as breakfast items. The buffet counter has self service juices, coffee, tea and fruit.
As with hotel breakfasts in most South East Asian hotels the best approach is to try a variety of dishes and be a little bit adventurous. This way you can get a really good filling breakfast before you start your activities for the day,