After some really terrible experiences with other hotels in Hanoi, we decided to stay at the HaNoi Old Quarter Hotel. And I must say, this was really one of the best hotels I stayed in. In the Australia, these hotels are often run down so I was a bit sceptically at first whether to try or not. However, I was positively surprised. The hotel is new, the rooms are big and elegant, staff is friendly and honest (usually not the case in Hanoi), nice views and jacuzzi, excellent breakfast, etc.