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“Excellent stay at this great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Joseph's Hotel

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Joseph's Hotel
Ranked #38 of 577 Hanoi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Excellent stay at this great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

We really felt at home at Joseph hotel. The staff were very helpful in accommodating our various requests on short notice. Great and personalized breakfast, well located and decent accommodation at the price. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

If you've been searching around for a good, reasonably priced hotel in a perfect location, look no further. Joseph's is a lovely and well-run small hotel right near the Cathedral. The hotel has a boutique feeling but is superbly down-to-earth, thanks in large part to the kind and helpful owner, Brian. The rooms are spacious and light and have a tasteful modern feel (and the rain-shower in the bathroom is a great touch). The breakfasts are FANTASTIC -- all you can eat fruits, yogurt, cereals, juices, french press coffee (you get your own press -- small or large), plus eggs, french toast, bacon, etc., and pho from the delicious noodle shop down the road. I genuinely looked forward to breakfast each morning and enjoyed reading the English language Vietnamese papers provided at all the tables.

We stayed at Joseph's with our 20-month-old son for just over a week after three weeks of apartment-style living. Although the hotel does not have any suites, the rooms are really airy and lovely, and we enjoyed being right in the heart of things while still on a quiet street with open space in the cathedral grounds right next door.

I really cannot say enough good things about this hotel. Perhaps not lively enough for 20-something backpackers, but lovely enough for everyone else from young families to my parents and in-laws.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

We had read the reviews and after a recommendation from a friend we decided on Joseph's. All the reviews were accurate! The location is great. The rooms comfortable. The breakfast excellent. However what really makes Joseph's stand out is the level of service. The staff made it feel like home for us. They went out of their way to help us with whatever we needed, going beyond what you would expect. We especially appreciated the effort Huong went to in helping us plan and book not only our stay in Hanoi but travels beyond. We also appreciated the friendly support of everyone including the kitchen staff, cleaners and reception. The owner Brian also made himself available to help, making us feel like we were staying with friends. Would recommend! We look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

I stayed at Joseph's for a work trip in Hanoi, and was impressed with the perfect location, friendly component staff, and best breakfast in the city. Highly recommended! Would advise you to utilize the hotel's transport to and from the airport to avoid the taxi cab scams that seem all too common in Hanoi.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Providenciales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2011

This is the place to stay! Immaculately clean, comfortable beds, and clean bathroom. Located in the center of the old quarter next to St Josephs giving easy access to the railway station for Sapa and other destinations. Breakfast was great! Staff could not have been more helpful and the owner has gone out of his way to make life easy. The city map labeled with the key spots, and the unsolicited advice to only pay 40,000 to max 50,000 dong from the railway station are all indicators of how they think about helping you their guests. You can book a Ha Long bay cruise and get help with train tickets. They will arrange to get you to and from the airport. If a room available you can get late check out, and they will keep your bags safe if you are
heading to Sapa or Ha Long bay for a couple of days. We were more than happy and highly recommend this hotel to anyone. First time in Hanoi, book here and you will save a lot of time getting yourself oriented in this fast moving city.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

I had booked a room at the Impressive Hotel across the street but as I had arrived before noon and couldn't wait until my room would be ready for occupation I was transferred to Joseph's Hotel. I had a room on the 6th floor with balcony and view to St. Joseph's Cathedral and the street below. Except for the ringing of the cathedral's bells the area is quiet, numerous hotels and restaurants are loacted in the same area. The room has sufficient space, huge TV screen, fridge, big bed, and spotless clean. The only disadvantage is that in the bathroom shower and toilet are not separated. The staff is so friendly and supportive, breakfast with several choices incl. muesli, yoghurt, fruits in small breakfast area, guidebooks and maps are available in the lobby, nothing is missing!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

Every hotel experience should be this good!
Had just 6 days in Hanoi and surrounds so needed help to maximise the enjoyment of the experience. Staff of the centrally-located and western-run Josephs couldn't do enough to help: tour info, tour bookings, flight bookings, airport transfers, event bookings, the works!
Room was excellent value, with plenty of air and light, aircon, great service, westerner-style breakfasts (we love Vietnamese food, but not for breakfast!), double-glazing to protect from the Hanoi madness, info on where to find restaurants, ATMs, landmarks.....just everything!
Mary & Garry, Melbourne, Australia

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Joseph's Hotel
Address: 5 Au Trieu St | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 577 B&Bs / Inns in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Joseph's Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Joseph's Hotel is a small western managed 10 room boutique style hotel right in the centre of Hanoi's historic old quarter. Our rooms are light and spacious and tastefully furnished and all have reverse cycle air con, free WiFi, coffee and tea making facilities, minibar, cable television/LCD screens and some have a balcony. Our rates include a full breakfast. Our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We are able to assist with any travel arrangements you may require either pre-arrival or while here in Hanoi: airport transfers, train tickets to Sapa/Hue free, guided walking tours, car hire, hotels elsewhere in Indochina - Laos and Cambodia, flights for onward travel.Please Note: ALL rooms are non smoking ... more   less 
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