I am living in Thai Nguyen, north of Hanoi, and come to Hanoi every fortnight to experience the hustle and bustle of the city. I normally stay at the same hotel on Ma May but decided that I would try out a new hotel for a change near the cathedral. Best decision I made. I love this hotel.
The location is fantastic. The cathedral is peaceful and beautiful and it is a very short walk into the heart of the old quarter and Ho Kiem lake. The hotel is on a quiet street just next to the cathedral away from the crazy traffic and motorbikes which makes it even more appealing. The breakfast was delicious and the room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was really comfy (believe you me ...this matters when you sleep on a hard mattress every night)...I had the best night sleep. I had read the previous comments on this site about Martin and the other delightful staff and was intrigued. I was not disappointed. The people in vietnam are friendly and very generous anyway but Martin went out of his way to make you feel special and always ask how you were or if you needed anything. I was travelling with a heavy case and when I checked out he gave me a lift on his motorbike and went and fetched my bag separately. He did not have to do this but clearly goes out of his way to help you. He is very sweet.
I will definitely come back here when I next return and recommend this place to my friends when they come and visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Splendid Star Grand Hotel is a new extension of the local family-owned Splendid Star group. It is located near the center of the Old Quarter, with only a 5 minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. We are located on a small street next to St. Joseph's Cathedral, away from the busy traffic of Hanoi. There are numerous restaurants and cafes within the hotel's neighborhood to suit any taste. The atmosphere is comfortable, relaxing, and inviting to all travelers whether you are coming to Vietnam for business, leisure, or holiday. The knowledgeable and accommodating hotel staff is available 24 hours a day and it prepared to help you with any request that you may have. We offer both Western and Vietnamese breakfasts every day in our dining room. We also offer convenient laundry service, tour booking, international visa application, and car service.Each room is equipped with a mini refrigerator, complimentary toiletries, cable television on a LCD screen, a private computer, WiFi connection, air conditioning, and noise canceling glass windows. ... more less
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