We stayed here for a couple of nights last week in a Double Balcony room. We will happily recommend this hotel to our friends.
The room was good and bed was comfortable (i.e. firmer than we are used to but not as hard as some hotels I have stayed in). The bathroom was basic but quite OK for us. Everything was very clean. There was a notebook PC in the room along with free wifi. There was a little café on the ground floor which put together a good complementary breakfast each morning.
I won't say it is a downside, because it's just the nature of many of the buildings in Hanoi, and that is the fact that there are many stairs. If you happen to be on the third or fourth floors then at the end of a day walking through Hanoi it can be a tiring climb to your room. Though the staff were happy to carry our luggage up and down the stairs.
The location was very central and handy to everything. The location was relatively quiet by Hanoi standards, in other words not that much traffic noise and motorbike horns. The cathedral next door does ring it's bells often which didn't bother us too much, other than the 5 minutes of persistent ringing at 5am each morning... (but hey who really wants to sleep in!)
The staff went out of their way to assist us in any way they could. They arranged a car to meet us at the airport when we arrived and to deliver us back on our return ($15 each way). They also happily stored one of our bags for a couple of days when we went off on a side trip and they were very understanding when we arrived back this morning at 5am to collect it.
If I manage to get back to Hanoi I will certainly be coming back to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2010, The Hanoi Spring Hotel is conveniently located in the very heart of the charming historic Hanoi Old Quarter. Our hotel is situated in a quiet peaceful street which offers you a perfect retreat from the vibrant and buzzing Old Quarter. All shopping and banking facilities, as well as eating and entertainment options are located conveniently on our doorstep or just a few minutes walk away. The Rising Dragon Hotel provides you with a comfortable and relaxing stay in well appointed rooms furnished with the latest facilities. ... more less