Don't stay at the Hanoi Orchid hotel in the old quarter, it features as a 2 star hotel of the web site but i wouldn't rate it 1 star. We stayed there 3 weeks ago and it was terrible.
I have posted a trip adviser revue but it has not come up yet.
We have stayed in many different places across Asia and we usually stay in 2.5 to 3 star accom so we don't expect allot but it was just awful.
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