September 5th, 2017 at 4:30 am
Fantastic salon for a great cause. Easy making a booking over Facebook within minutes. Answered all my questions in English. Service was fantastic throughout. Staff friendly, helpful and skilled.
Washed, cut, bleached and dyed my hair into Galaxy hair, all for $3m dong, equivalent to aud180. Would have probably cost me double back in Australia. Very pleased with the result. Would definitely recommend and return.
September 5th, 2017 at 3:50 am
Hard to believe that you can find a physio in Hanoi that is on par (or even exceeding) western standards. I have quite some experience with physio's and Eric is up there with the best. It is rare to find someone who can really feel the problem and explain in detail what and why he treats you this or that way.
Very happy with the price / value and can only recommend you to give it a try.
September 5th, 2017 at 3:05 am
What a great experience! Booking online was really easy - I just sent a message and got a response back in minutes.
When I arrived, I was treated like a total rockstar. The staff were really concerned about getting my hairstyle right. So, they brought in a volunteer translator. She came in to make sure everything went smoothly regarding conveying everything from English to Vietnamese. Wow! Everyone there was really skilled, gentle, and conscientious.
Wash, cut, color, style, and a special color sealing treatment to make the color last longer all came to 2.8M VND, or $123 USD. They even gave me a 20% discount.
That's a really reasonable price for the amount of time I was there, the number of people working on my hair, and the level of care, detail, and attention which was put into my style. Being treated like a celebrity at no extra charge.
September 4th, 2017 at 7:50 am
My story is live proof of how physiotherapy can replace surgery. 2 months ago I hurt my shoulder in the gym and was diagnosed labral tear by doctors in Vinmec hospital. They told me there is no other way to heal this trauma and it means surgery comes with 6 month recovery when you have to keep your hand in special bandage, pain, no exercise in the gym anymore and other things that are nightmare for any active person.
I decided to find another way and somebody recommended Eric to me. Since first visit Eric diagnosed some other things with my posture which lead to shoulder trauma and I really liked his overall approach, seeing overall picture and not only details on it.
After that I started to visit Eric few times per week to make some manipulations with my shoulder and some exercises to correct muscles and my posture. I continued exercising at home and on my trips. Right now my shoulder almost healed and I think I improved my health with Eric a lot since I do not have to make surgery and spend 6 month of my life as vegetable with lack of movement.
In addition to this Eric has pleasant and attentive personality, his assistant is nice and professional too.
I recommend them to anybody who has problems with spine, body, joints or need to go through trauma recovery. Its better to give Westlake Physio a try rather cut your own body doing surgery you finally can avoid.
September 3rd, 2017 at 8:32 am
I used May's services twice, once for a one-year business visa and once for a 3-month visa. Both times everything went very smoothly and professionally. They offer a very useful fast-tracking service at the airport: They have someone waiting for you who does all the paperwork. All you have to do is hand him your passport and papers, and 5 minutes later you have your visa. They are 100% professional, always very friendly, and very helpful if you have additional questions. They are a joy to work with, so I can warmly recommend May's services to anyone.
August 31st, 2017 at 12:08 pm
I trained with Chris for a year and only stopped upon relocating to Indonesia. Chris is a great trainer, who was able to strengthen muscles weakened by injury, as well as helping establish realistic fitness goals. As Chris is so well attuned to his clients needs he will be able to suggest making subtle tweaks to your diet or training which will have a significant overall impact.
August 31st, 2017 at 5:57 am
Chris is a very knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer. He will design a perfect workout plan, as well as work on adjusting your diet depending on your expectations: whether you want to lose weight, gain muscles or simply get fitter and healthier (don't worry, he will make sure it includes a glass of wine or a cold beer after yet another hot and busy week in Hanoi).
I highly recommend him to anyone that wants to begin or continue their adventure with sport with a professional and friendly trainer that knows what summer in the Nam means ;)
August 31st, 2017 at 3:40 am
I have been training with Chris for over a year now and can't recommend him highly enough. He has helped me to achieve so many goals, (more than I ever thought I ever thought I could achieve), and continue to set new ones. He designs well thought out and effective training plans and his knowledge of nutrition is exceptional. If you need help with any aspect of fitness or nutrition Chris should most definitely be your first choice.
August 31st, 2017 at 3:17 am
I've been working with Chris for a year now and have never felt better. He has helped me with my diet, my exercise routine and general health. He is professional but fun to work with and creates a good environment to feel both comfortable and highly motivated. Would highly recommend.
August 28th, 2017 at 4:17 pm
Westlake-Physio Center changed my life. If you have any problems that need physiotherapy this is the only place in Hanoi that you need. I don't often make recommendations but this is one place I can highly recommend in the greatest of confidence.
Eric, the physiotherapist, is an ultimate professional. Someone I have come to trust, respect and admire.
Given the nature of my injury and it being my first major injury I was scared to say the least and asked countless questions every session. Eric always had the answer and also explained it to me in a logical and understandable way, making me feel at complete ease.
He has my full trust. When he explains why we do certain things and what we are trying to achieve I always see the results of our work. Which keeps you motivated and inspired.
As mentioned he not only helped me with my physical injuries but also helped me fight the mental battle. Knowledge is power and he walks you through all your feelings (physical and mental) and helps you understand what you are going through and tells you how you are going to obercome it.
In May I underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ACL, 3rd grade tear to my lateral meniscus and a 2nd grade tear to my medial meniscus.
I started going to Westlake-Physio Center about 3 weeks post surgery. I was 2 weeks behind schedule and Eric (the main physiotherapist) went to work straight away.
We started with pain management. He explained each process and what our short and long term goals were. He set weekly targets and always gave me honest feedback.
We moved on to gaining extension and election. A painful and strenuous task but Eric kept me motivated and helped me win the mental battle.
Now we are at the strengthening phones of the rehabilitation.
I went to him four times a week. Now coming up on 4 months my knee is strong and stable and We are on schedule and maybe even slightly ahead.
We still have work to do but Eric provides me with the exercises and programmes I need to improve my condition and monitors my condition weekly.
I was still happy to go to physiotherapy 4 times a week but Eric actually recommended that I see him fewer times a week as the things I should focus on I can do at home or in a gym.
That's the kind of guy he is. He's always putting your needs before his own.
Just a mention to his co-workers that assist in with massages and strengthening excersises. They are really professional, caring and I cannot thank them enough.
To conclude I will once again encourage you to go to Westlake-Physio. A professional set up that provides you with the ideal environment for recovery and rehabilitation. If you have any physical problems, I am 100% confident that Eric will be able to find the route of the problem and help you not only in the short term but in the long term as well.
I wish i could give more stars.
August 24th, 2017 at 7:19 am
Dao's Care is less then a year old. The massage and herbal bath service is great. The visually impaired therapists are exceptional. Well trained and prifessional.
A visit to the Dao's Care is a must whether your holidaying ir living in hanoi. You will feel felaxed and invigorated. I did.
August 21st, 2017 at 9:54 am
I took a 3 day tour in the mountains west of Hanoi with Thanh. Fantastic ride with brand new CRF 250cc hondas and 150 xr hondas. The bikes were faultless, not a single problem with 10 bikes the entire ride. If you want the best bikes this is the place.
August 15th, 2017 at 11:01 am
Ordered half a kilo of chorizo online. Didn't get informed there is more than one variant. Got the imported spanish one at thrice the price. Called up management, blamed me for putting wrong order. Obviously, didn't get a refund.
August 12th, 2017 at 7:14 am
My wife and I have lived in Hanoi for two years. At one time we found Yakushi spa to be a good place to go for a massage. Recently we found a spa that hands down beats any other we have visited. Bao Xuan Duong spa is a great experience. First, we enjoyed a sauna, then a message and 'treatment package' that lasted two hours. The massage was one of the best I have had. If you go for the deluxe massage, it will cost you 500,000 VND. If you are not interested in the spa and special oils, a 90 minute massage will run 300,000 VND. I encourage anyone looking for a legitimate spa to visit. As a medical professional, I can attest to their techniques and therapies. - Dr. David
August 11th, 2017 at 7:22 am
I've had three haircuts at EM Salon and been 100% satisfied each time. The mini spa is very relaxing and an hour well spent. I am a western male and find the salon atmosphere comfortable and not intimidating. All the staff are very friendly and try very hard with their English. It's also supporting a very worthwhile cause in REACH. That's why I give the salon 5 stars.
August 7th, 2017 at 4:32 am
DO NOT TAKE THEIR HALONG BAY TOUR!! Kangaroo cafe is the worst tour agency I have ever experienced. The tour guide Max is the rudest person in the world who should not deal in customer service. There are so many great tours in Halong bay, don't waste yours with this one.
August 6th, 2017 at 8:55 am
If I could give this company a -1000 I would. The most disorganized, unprofessional company I've ever seen in Vietnam. The people here never take responsibility for anything, everything is always the foreign teacher's fault. I've seen instances where foreign teachers have had visa issues, have been paid late (Sometimes up to a month or later late), and the company accepted no responsibility or showed no remorse whatsoever. This company is all about the bottom line and could care less about its teachers or students. Also if you work here, good luck finding anything like oh, printing paper, a basic resource all teachers need, because apparently they can't afford this or just don't care to give it to the teachers so they can do their job. Some of the nastiest people I've ever seen in any company, they will stab you in your back so beware of this company and avoid at all costs!! One of the most horrible work experiences of my life happened with this company. Especially beware all single female teachers, I myself as a male have seen many instances where female teachers were discriminated against and abused by this company just for being female, and were treated with less preference than their male counterparts, such as being denied pay for the same thing the male teacher was paid for. This company doens't care what happens to the teachers or the kids, they're just trying to line their pockets and withold as much money as they can from you. Be careful to count your hours carefully as they will always miscalculate your hours, and conveniently these always work out to be less than your actual hours you worked. Avoid avoid avoid!!
July 29th, 2017 at 4:12 am
Awful place, we visited and got seated on an empty balcony where the rain and wind just hit our faces, after trying the foods there we had food poisonings, I tried to contact the police but they already close the place before we came back. Avoid at all your costs. Just a place to make money without any morals.