I have mixed emotions about this hotel. I stayed here for 3 nights before my Halong Bay cruise. The staff are very helpful, but unfortunately their English is not great so they smile and laugh alot, though they are helpful if you need a taxi or a suggestion for dinner. Its unfortunate that in Vietnam its all about getting commission for referring guests so if you ask for a cooking class or a Halong Bay cruise they will only recommend friends, its better to find out for yourself.
The rooms are comfy, but our sheets were not 100% clean, the shower is also one room with the toilet so you basically shower over the toilet and then everything becomes wet. Ask for a high floor as the lower floors are very very loud with all the traffic. Its also a very loud hotel, people constantly banging or running up the stairs.
They have free internet and wi fi, a really nice breakfast. I recommend the banana pancake. Its in a very very busy area of Hanoi, the old quarter. I didnt like the location, it was very noisy all the time, but then again Hanoi is noisy all the time.
It was a good base for our 3 days, and it is at the high end of the scale for a 2 star hotel at $25 US a night for a standard double. The staff were very very nice and let us have our room for another day for free of charge as our flight didnt leave until 9pm.
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- Closed for renovation as of December 28, 2009. ... more less
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