Hello Stanley V. You may have already read my review of this hotel , we stayed in Feb 2014. As I said , it is a HUGE low rise , bungalow hotel. The food is really good.
The main attraction locally is the amazing river journey by rowing boat which is a really beautiful journey along rice paddy and limestone peaks which you travel under at times . Until I saw the river i was asking "What am I doing in Ninh BInh "? After the boat trip I knew ! The town which is away from the hotel is quite commercial with loads of restaurants and shops.
If you are going to NB you are going for the river ride !! On Viet television it is celebrated in music ,song and film and its not to missed.
I hope that you find this helpfull
not sure what your question is, but you can't go wrong at this resort if it' away-from-it-all locations you want. Take the opportunity to take tours in the local area. It is truly undiscovered Vietnam.
Also try out the chefs Vietnamese specialties at the Market" restaurant in the hotel.
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