We booked Joseph's Hotel because we saw it on Tripadvisor. We were a bit hesitant since there were only 2 reviews, but both were gleaming recommendations, so we decided to book it. We were going to stay one night and then fly off to Laos, then back after 2 nights.
The staff were very helpful. They organised a pick-up taxi for us, which they would put on the hotel bill. When we left the next morning, they wouldn't let us pay and said they were happy to settle the bill when we returned 2 nights later! Wow, we were in Hanoi for one night and never had to pull out our wallets nor change our money to Dong!
On our second night stay, they were equally very warm and helpful. We finally settled our bill, including the taxi to the airport once again.
Great value for money! The hotel is brand new, the rooms simply furnished but not lacking in amenities such as toothbrush, soap and shampoo, as well as a mini bar, and a flat screen TV, which had all the essential channels (HBO, BBC, CNN, MTV, local channels and even French and German stations!). There even is a Japanese-style bidet system in the toilet. We were very impressed!
Breakfast was good as well. Best of all, the location was perfect. It was behind the church (but the Sunday church bells did not wake us), and close to small boutique shops and some good restaurants. It is in the heart of the old town and there was no need to find taxis on the small street, because as you walk out, there is a definite buzz in the area!
The only problem was that the shower area would flood slightly when you take a shower, and sometimes spill out to the sink area. But they were happy to give us more towels when we asked for some to wipe the floor.
- 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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