We love this place very much as it has a strategic location and very friendly staff.
This hotel was located near Hoan Kiem Lake which was our favourite place for evening walks. Not only that, it was also less than a 5-minute walk to the Water Puppet Theatre. This was convenient for us to catch the show at night without the hassle of getting a taxi.
We had actually booked a superior room with no balcony and were upgraded for free by the hotel (since we were staying for a week) to a deluxe room with balcony. The deluxe room was a little bit more spacious than a standard room. The room was overlooking the main road and it was a little noisy from early morning till night. But it was okay after midnight so we still managed to sleep well.
The room rate also included complimentary breakfast. The breakfast selection was limited to noodle soup, pancakes or sticky rice and toast with eggs. We had tried all except sticky rice and they were good. We loved the chicken noodle soup very much.
A good thing to note is the hotel restaurant does not exist. If you order the food from the menu, the hotel staff will order in for you and you can eat at the restaurant. We found that the food was just average.
The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful. Most of the time, they would ask us where we were going. At first, we felt uncomfortable but later, we realized that they would always offer advice and tips upon learning our plan. So, it was okay to tell them. The waitress at the restaurant was very helpful too. We regretted that we did ask her name. We were curious about different Vietnamese street food and if she could, she would help us to buy and serve us in the restaurant.
Lastly, be careful when you are coming out from the lift, the floor is uneven as there are two steps in front of the elevator.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hanoi A1, a brand new hotel, is located right in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter, just 2 minutes walking to the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel’s location is very convenient for you as shopping and banking facilities, as well as eating and entertaining options are all very close by. With modern equipment, luxurious facilities and friendly, well trained staff, we commit that Hanoi A1 hotel is the best choice for the guests who want to stay in Hanoi for both leisure and business. ... more less
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