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“If you are looking for a great location, good rooms and reliable service then consider Classic Street” 5 of 5 stars
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Classic Street Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   41 Hang Be Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 1000, Vietnam   |  
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Perth W Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“If you are looking for a great location, good rooms and reliable service then consider Classic Street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

This is the third time we have stayed at Classic Street Hotel because of its fantastic position in the Old Quarter, the value for money, the good breakfasts and the no-nonsense, reliable assistance from the staff who are friendly without being over the top. There have been extensive renovations recently so there is now a lift, there are new rooms and the dining area has been enlarged and upgraded. This hotel has generally seemed to be middly on Trip Advisor rankings but I would have no hesitation in recommending it - we will certainly choose them again!

Room Tip: Not sure- we have never had a bad room and now that there is a lift you don't need to avoid the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

The hotel is situated inside the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam. So, it is very strategic. All you have to do is just preparing your legs for walking around the area, buying from shops that are hundreds there or trying many varieties of foods if you are classified as a taste adventurer.

I chose this hotel because it is in a walking distance to Thang Long Water Puppet, the theatre where we will go tonight.

Beware that there are several Classic Street Hotels. In Vietnam, there is no regulation for giving the same name on the same business. Even if the regulation does exist, people just ignore :) So, you should have the address with you and also a map to point at the exact Classic Street Hotel you want to stay.

The hotel is very small if you see it from the front. Like most of hotels in Hanoi, its width is only around 6 metres. So, to go to your room you have to climb steps, many steps and they are steep. One room per floor. There are 3 locations of staircases and it goes to different rooms and different floors. It is just the characteristic of hotels around Hanoi because as my friend told me, the land there is very expensive (around USD 30,000 per m2). Imagine, a developing country but with that high prices for land and buildings. So, they have to figure out how to make a hotel with such a limited space like that.

When you see the room, the bed almost hits both of the walls and it is hard to go from one side to another side of the bed. Even to put and open your luggage needs a specific skill :)

Television size is only 14" inch, but it has colours, at least (not black and white, hehehe...)

The bathroom certainly has the same situation. It is very small. But everything is okay because we don't stay at the hotel for the whole day like we used to do when we stay in a holiday hotel/luxurious one.

What I really complain is that there is a noise coming from the wall at around 11 pm when we are sleeping, very tired after the flight and the show. Seems that somebody in the process of doing some renovations on the wall, but why the hell he does it in the middle of the night like that?

Because we are so tired, the busy noise can not stop us for sleeping at that night.

The breakfast is Pho! Actually, we can choose, whether has a western one or Pho. Of course we choose Pho because it looks similar with our noodle and we used to eat noodle as our breakfast back in my home country. The hotel staff has to buy the Pho outside (they don't make it by themselves) and the Pho is very delicious. I think it is more delicious than the one we took at Pho24 :)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

This hotel was a great haven in a busy city. The room was decorated with a local flavour, it was very comfortable with a lovely bathroom. It was situated at the back and was quiet. The breakfast served in the dining room was delicious and we appreciated a hearty cup of tea in the morning. The staff were friendly and helpful. We will return.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the street -it is quieter
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

A Vietnamese business colleague recommended my friends and I stay at the Classic Street. This was a great recommendation, as we found the hotel terrific value and an ideal location from which to explore the Old Quarter and the other wonders of Hanoi. The management and staff were incredibly kind and helpful to us throughout. We felt incredibly safe and well looked after. I would recommend this hotel without reservation. It's not fancy, but clean and comfortable and a welcoming environment that meant so much to us.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

The Classic Street Hotel was a home away from home for myself and traveling companions !
Mr Cat as well as others offered flawless assistance . The Classic is comfortable, clean and friendly....a nice breakfast provided . My daughter ended up returning to Hanoi after our travels in Viet Nam as I returned back to the States ...she went directly back to The Classic reassured she would feel comfortable as a solo traveler . Mr Cat made travel arrangements (HaLong Bay )for us prior to our visit to Viet Nam and they were without error....I had made adjustments to our initial travel plans and Mr Cat was on top of every change.
One thing to note is the stairs......I don't believe there is an elevator and one should be made aware that one will need to navigate the stairs to get to the room.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

right in the heart of the old quarter. deluxe room only $35 USD per night. airconditioning and pay TV. no lift so you need to walk up 3 floors but not a problem. helps keep away from the noise on the street. breakfast is included and the staff are very helpful. they booked our halong bay tour, looked after our main bag whilst we were away and helped us book flights to Danang. very good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

Wonderfully located in the center of Hanoi's Old Town, Classic Street Hotel is a great escape from the noise of Hanoi. The rooms are extremely comfortable and clean while the staff is friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay at Classic Street and I hope to visit again!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 41 Hang Be Street | Hoan Kiem District, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Hanoi
#37 Family Hotel in Hanoi
#87 Romantic Hotel in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Classic Street Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ancient streets of Hanoi are one of the world treasures. This is not only the place of 112 vestiges of history, religion and culture but also the place which has witnessed the changed of Hanoi people's life through the past thousands years. Our hotel - Classic Street Hotel is located in Hang Be Street, one of the ancient streets in Hanoi. With its truly traditional style, open and airy space, Classic Street Hotel makes deep impression in customers who have stayed here. From here, you can feel the most peace of Hanoi. It takes only 2 minutes to go for a walk to go to Hoan Kiem Lake, to Ngoc Son pagoda, The Huc Bridge. Right beside the hotel is Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, tourism center, bank... You can walk through small streets shadowed by big trees, watch silk and souvenir shops on the 2 sides of the roads which joint Vietnam to other countries in the world. Esp. Here you can make friends with Vietnamese people who are very friendly and hospitable. Classic Street Hotel is surely your ideal hotel destination. ... more   less 
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