The location is good - just far enough from the main street to avoid the noise - the Vietnamese like to use their horns. A lot. It also seems to be in a more middle aged or couple type area, so all night raves were nowhere to be seen in the immediate vicinity.
There were plenty of small stalls selling fruit, snacks, cigarettes, grog and water, you could poke a dozen sticks at the number of cafe's, restaurants and bars (some have happy hour from 9am to 6pm) lining the streets. There are a couple of small supermarkets in town and heaps of beauty salons, book exchange shops, massage parlours, dive shops, travel agents and tailors. Pharmacies are in short supply though - there are very few, very spread out and are very hard to find.
The staff at Truong Giang are wonderful and couldn't do enough to help. I even got a rose in a vase on Valentines Day, which was a lovely touch.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn't want to be in party central and doesn't want to be on the (expensive) beachfront - it's a 3 minute walk tops to the beach and it's very very noisy day and night down there.