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“Nice place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Prince 79 Hotel

Prince 79 Hotel
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Prince 79 Hotel
Ranked #328 of 566 Hanoi B&B and Inns
Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed three nights in this hotel a good place to explore the city. Clean rooms, at the front with a balcony, breakfast simple but sufficient, airport taxi service to perfect, a rental space for your luggage and you can still use to shower. A nice hotel for backpackers in the heart of the old town.
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Fam. Slingerland (Holland)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

In many ways the ultimate impression we were left with of Prince 79, as slightly strange, is kind of a shame as it had some redeeming features; however, its staff are/ were very difficult. On our first morning at the hostel we had an utterly ridiculous episode, where we were refused breakfast, although we had paid the price that allows breakfast, because instead of booking on hostel world we had sent an email (as hostel world wasn't working). It took 20 minutes or so to finally be allowed the breakfast. Similar strange experiences were being questioned each morning, in a not too friendly way, whether we had had anything from the mini-bar in the room. Having told them we had not we were surprised to be again questioned when we returned to the hotel later in the afternoon. One afternoon, also, we came back to the hotel, walked the four flights of stairs to our room and found the power wasn't working; I, therefore, went to the reception to let them know and for some reason (that was never explained to us) they had purposefully turned it off. Another tiresome element of the hotel.

The real shame for Prince 79 is that the rooms are highly commendable for such a budget hotel. However, the staff make for a rather uncomfortable stay and so detract from the positives of what would be an otherwise ok budget option. Please look into some staff training!! In particular 'Mr Jimmy', who is smug in the extreme with little customer service to qualify him as manager, epitomises their poor customer service.

Also, whilst we were staying hammering and drilling commenced at 7am promptly.....not good, although we presume not a permanent fixture either. But, as alluded to by this review, of course their customer service didn't run to letting us know that building work would be going on, so we can not comment when it will be finished. Hopefully soon, as until it is a lie in at Prince 79 is impossible

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank faye_87shrews
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2011

I stayed in this hotel with my daughter for a few nights. The excellent friendly staff made up for the fact that the hotel is run-down and not as clean as it could be.
Throughout our stay we were treated courteously, and felt that we were valued guests. Chimi (not sure on the spelling) the manager, was very knowledgable and guided us when we were deciding which tours we wanted, however we did not feel pressured to buy them, and Chimi went out of his way to make sure we had a great time in Ha Noi.
I have read some of the other reviews and my comment is:-
The staff are great, the hotel is very well located and, let's face it, ridiculously cheap!

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KatsmumJax
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Additional Information about Prince 79 Hotel

Property: Prince 79 Hotel
Address: 79 Hang Bac Street, Hanoi 08404, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #328 of 566 B&Bs / Inns in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located in the "Old Quarter" - the centre of Hanoi - the ancient neighborhoods and financial heart of the city. Prince 79 Hotel is nearby the banking and shopping streets, diplomatic and public offices, extremely convenient for activities for both travellers and businessmen. It just takes 30 minutes from the Noi Bai International airport and 5 minutes to walk to Hoan Kiem lake. ... more   less 

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