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Violet Hotel

18 Cau Go Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #232 of 436 Hanoi B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Los angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were able to negotiate the room down to $10, but I wouldn't stay here again even if it was free. The staff is absolutely AWFUL!! They kept asking us to book a tour with them, but because of the previous reviews people have left about their horrible tours, we preferred to book it on our own somewhere else. They... More

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Hamburg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I had a room during the day for free. It was included in my tour to sapa I booked here. The room was alright, but the tour was overpriced. I payed 95$ for 2days 3nights and found another agency which offered the same for half the price. If you want to cancel, you have to pay 50 percent of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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235 reviews 235 reviews
29 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Happened to pass by this hotel on my way to another and was persuaded by one of the staff to check out this place. Finally, I negotiated and had a room with 2 other friends for US$8 per person for one night. One of the thing that made me score this hotel lowly was because the staff went into our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We're backpackers from Thailand. Two nights of staying, we got a very good deal. Most of staffs are nice and friendly. Room's quite old though. The hotel is near night market, lake, street foods and water puppet show. Try Pho&Bun cha around this area, you will love them.

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The staff are rude, horrible people that won't give you the time of day unless you are giving them money. They sell tours that they have no license to sell to you, and then chuck you on one of their own, much cheaper tours. I've travelled for five months now, and this is by far the worst place I have... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Avoid this hotel. The rooms are covered in ants and cockroaches. All three of us left with ant bites all over us. The staff are very rude and annoying. They were constantly trying to sell us things such as tours and get us to stay another night. The morning we were due to check out, we were all woken by... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

About the hotel -very helpful and friendly staff -reasonable prices -great breakfast -free use of computer at the lobby -a bit humid in the rooms but that's totally expected in a city like Hanoi About the tours operator-Sinh cafe These guys were Absolutely Amazing!Khai & David helped us organise tours in sapa,halong bay,perfume pagoda,and bus tickets to the south.Khai was... More

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Makati City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It wasn't perfect. It wasn't unassuming. It was just what I paid for. A bit pricey at $12 but I got a decent room in the old quarter (where most tourists are) and in the convenience of a capital city. If it were in some far flung province, it would not have been fair. I booked Halong & Sapa tours... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the Violet Hotel. It was not extremely clean, very humid so there was mould on the wall and curtain hidden by the bed. For this price, you cannot really get something better in Hanoi. However some of our stuff disappeared when they cleaned the room in the morning. It was probably an accident as... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Would not recommend pretty pricy considering the scumy bathroom and not very clean rooms. You can definetly get better at the same price near the same location... the thing that really ticked me off is the fact that i book a direct boat to Cat ba island from them... but the direct boat was not so direct. Instead a lame... More

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Address: 18 Cau Go Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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