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Hanoi Charming 2 Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   31 Hang Ga Str. | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 1000, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #10 of 490 hotels in Hanoi
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“Excellent value and superb service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I can only echo all the reviews of praise already here. The hotel is lovely - modern and comfortable furnishings, extremely clean, and an amazing value for the money. The staff speaks excellent English and is incredibly helpful with anything you may need, from booking tours to buying a SIM card. Located in the northern part of the old quarter, you get the benefit of walking through the 36 streets without the hawking and tourist-trappings of some of the backpacking areas and hotels more in the center of the old quarter. As we walked away from that hustle and bustle I found it quite refreshing to come back to the Hanoi Charming 2 Hotel as it felt more "local" and home-y.

I've stayed at the Hanoi Elegance Sapphire which was similarly excellent. Granted, many hotels in Hanoi are renovating their properties and investing into great customer service, but you will definitely enjoy your stay at the Hanoi Charming 2.

Room Tip: The Executive rooms are a bit quieter in the back.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

After exiting the airport in Hanoi and having difficulty with our Visas and finding a trustworthy taxi, the reception at Charming 2 hotel was a breath of fresh air. The staff was so welcoming and we immediately felt like family. I have never posted any reviews on places I have stayed, but I felt compelled to do so with Charming 2 Hotel because of the staff. The rooms were pleasant, clean, and serviced daily. The staff at the front desk knew our names, suggested awesome places to eat, and even scheduled and purchased tickets for us to the water puppet show. All free of charge! We wouldn't stay anywhere else if/when we return to Hanoi.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed in this excellent hotel several days and nights and made it our home while exploring the Northern part of Vietnam. The boys and girls did a very good job, very absolutely lovely and we feel like a big family. For 45$ we got a very clean double room (we even got a free upgrade) with yummy breakfast buffet, WiFi and your own PC in the room, locker, TV, fresh fruits, complimentary water a really nice staff. They warned us about the Hanoi taxi scam at the Airport, pick us up,organized tours, get us tickets for the water puppet show without surcharge, keep our big luggage while we were in Sapa or Ha Long Bay for free. They know the best restaurants, the cheapest beer and the nicest places to visit. Thank you for sharing your life with us! Best service you can ever get in Vietnam!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

These guys created a haven of fresh air in a city of chaos. we loved the city, but we loved returning to charming 2 even more! my usually shy kids were taken in by the charm of the reception staff to the point that they were able to get fully involved in conversations when we returned from our travels... this was a first for them.

The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was above average

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This was our second stay at Charming 2 Hotel following a trip to Halong Bay. We were a family of four and stayed two nights. The main asset of this hotel is the helpful and polite staff. The hotel is in the old quarter and close to all the attractions so it is a good base for exploring. Breakfast was included and was a good spread of local and western food. At our request, the hotel booked a restaurant and a spa for us but we were not hassled by anybody to book tours etc. Overall our stay was comfortable and enjoyable and we would recommend this hotel to any travellers who are looking for a basic hotel in a good location

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The staff at Charming 2 Hotel are a bunch of really helpful and friendly people (Johnny Kieu, Linda, Kate, Mr Vi etc)! Amid all the crazy traffic and incessant horning out in the streets, the hotel always serves to be a place of relief with all the happy faces of the staff, at any time of the day! The staff also gave us good advice on the appropriate cab fares to our destinations, and prices of certain stuff (ie.shirts, tees) to ensure that we don't get fleeced by some unscrupulous people.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the rooms are very clean and well-maintained! Special mention has to go to the toilet, where it IS VERY VERY CLEAN! =) Nothing to complain here.
Special thanks goes to Charming's porter Mr Vi, who saw us at the Hanoi Train Station. My friends and I saw him running out from nowhere to direct us to our correct carriage for our train ride to Sapa! Super Porter!
I will definitely recommend this hotel to my friends and family if they are going to Hanoi. Cheers!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Even though we saw all the good comments on tripadvisor, nothing beats experiencing it ourselves and we must say Charming 2 has really live up to its reputation. Right from the start, we took advantage of their promotion and booked 3 nights directly for one free airport transfer. Rooms were obviously clean and good. In the family suite, there was even free wine (which we were still checking with the front desk to see if its chargable - seems too good to be true). Hotel location was central to where are the action were old quarters. The staff offered daily tips on what we can do (if you are lazy like us that do on the day planning, rest assure you have some of the best advisors in top to help you). When we were trying to figure our way at Hanoi train station, Mr Vi a staff with Charming 2 Hotel saw us and ran towards us. He help us with our luggage and brought us all the way to our cabin... we were like Wow! where did he appeared from and this is what we say top notch service. After we return from Sapa, we went back to charming 2 at 6am and they gave us a free room to freshing up. We paid for a normal 4 seater airport transfer but were plesantly surprised yet again that we had an upgrade to a 9 seater (we don't assume this is part of the normal routine and we hope people don't always expect this from them) but what a way to end the holiday... The small hotel style really gave the personal touch that i don't think you will get at other places. Will definately go back again and recommend my own friends to this hotel. My advice, there is no need to pay for a more luxuriously hotel, this is really good enough and you will definately find this good enough, save your money for other stuff.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 31 Hang Ga Str. | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 1000, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 490 hotels in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanoi Charming 2 Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A brand new hotel that features 20 luxurious rooms and suites, We offer convenience to our guests by providing modern elevators, restaurants, and other great amenities you can expect from a modern hotel. Offering fantastic value of money, it is located right in Hanoi Old Quarter, approximately about 5 minutes' walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and the popular Thang Long Water Puppet Show. Indeed, in close proximity to the excellent attractions, We also offer air conditioned rooms, inside room computer and internet, desk, minibar and a balcony in certain rooms. A convenient place of stay, it is a good choice. The Charming 2 Hotel (Add: 31 Hang Ga, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi ) - located in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter, just 5 minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. ... more   less 
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