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“Great location, excellent staff, good value”
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Real Hanoi Hotel
Ranked #68 of 371 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location, excellent staff, good value”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

This hotel has an ideal location in the center of a small alley near Hoam Kiem Lake. The alley is too small for cars and few motorbikes use it, so the area around the hotel is quieter and more peaceful than other nearby streets. The alley is quite charming. In the mornings one shop across from the hotel sells flowers and another sells steamed buns. Elsewhere in the alley vendors sell meat and produce, and there are several small restaurants.

The hotel is 5 stories tall and there is not an elevator. The lower floors have high ceilings, so be warned it's a long climb to the 5th floor. The building to the west is only 3 stories tall, so the west rooms on the top two floors (401, 402, 501, 502) get a lot of sun, and are noticeably hotter than rooms on lower floors. An elegant curved staircase leads to the rooms.

The deluxe room we stayed in was quite large and had a spacious balcony big enough for two chairs. The balcony faced the alley so was perfect for relaxing and people watching. The rooms are reasonably clean but some of the fixtures are a bit old and worn. The floor of the shower had a small hole covered by a mat, a towel rack would come loose if bumped, and the door lock took a bit of wiggling the key to get it to open. This is a budget hotel, so don't expect luxury.

The staff is very helpful and friendly. The helped us book tours and transportation, including an unusual request for a 3:00 am trip to a nearby flower market. The laundry service had our clothes ready the next day in the evening. Our laundry was neatly folded, but had a faint smoky smell.

The included breakfast was decent, including both Vietnamese (pho, steamed sticky rice) and western dishes (eggs, bread, crepes). The hotel has free wifi and 2 computers in the lobby for guests to use.

Overall we had a very pleasant stay, and would recommend this hotel for budget travellers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Loved this hotel! The staff are so friendly and helpful and they feel like friends rather than just staff! Great location, Very clean and a really nice feel about the place! Internet is good and the breakfasts are good too! Will definitely be staying here again when I come back to Hanoi!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2013

I stayed at Real Vietnam Hotel for 4 nights. Wifi connection is very good! Receptionists and staff are very friendly and kind, and room are not too bad! It's difficult to find location...but easy to get to Hoan Kiem Lake, restaurant, souvenir shops. I will stay there to see staff when I come again!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank AyumIke
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This hotel have a good location, close to Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter...
Room is so so, small, some room not have windows, hard bed, bathroom not really clean...
With backpacker like me, it was okie, because we just need a place to sleep!

But people come here should careful with your laptop, camera, phone or something have value
Because I and friend lost Beats Solo HD Headphone at here...although when we go out, we give the reception the key and our room didnt have any window (lucky we bring the iPads, camera with if not may be this will be bad memory for us)

When we work with the owner of hotel and police, we did not receive any solution for this...
They promise will lets us know about solutions soon, but we just receive silent :|

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ThaoMK
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Staying at this hotel during a real gap experience. We were in 3 different rooms and some are not as good as Others but have everything I needed. Gd air con and tv reception gd wifi and warm water ( can be a luxury in some places in Vietnam). The staff were the best though extremely helpful! We needed to get train tickets for after our stay we asked the receptionist how we do it and she went out of her way to phone the station arrange our trains we paid at the reception desk and the tickets arrived at the hotel by 5 o'clock that evening!

  • Stayed September 2012
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1 Thank Stephen K
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Benalla, Australia
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

The hotel was in a good location with friendly and very helpful staff. The room was clean and tidy but the beds were very very hard.

We would have stayed longer if the beds were softer but after 4 nights we changed hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Friends and I stayed here a few months ago as we travelled around Vietnam. Decent price and great location. I found the staff very friendly and more than helpful in advising and arranging trips for us. Would definately recommend and visit next time I am back in Nam,

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank david j
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Property: Real Hanoi Hotel
Address: 16C Trung Yen Lane, Dinh Liet Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam (Formerly Real Vietnam Hotel)
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 371 Specialty Lodging in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Real Hanoi Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Real Hanoi Hotel is located at the heart of Old Quarter Hanoi, within 2 minutes walk to the most beautiful Lake of VietNam (Hoan Kiem Lake). Thanks to its location, tourists are granted a quick access to the majority of service such as food & drink, recreation & beauty and relaxing therapy, medical care, currency exchange. ... more   less 
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