We stayed at the Golden Sun Legend in 2 rooms (601 and 602) from 29Dec-02Jan'11 with my family of 4 and everything written about this great little hotel is true.
Mrs Hue (the Manager) and Mr Ha (relief reception staff) and the security staff were able to accomodate my family's requests during our stay even at short notice.
As we checked in after 6pm, Mr Ha was on duty and gave us a location briefing and handy street map to help us find restaurants in the area including Madame Hien which is the nicest restaurant both in terms of food and setting I've come across in Hanoi.
Mrs Hue was most helpful from the very first day I emailed her with my booking enquiry and followed up and replied to me within 24hours of my emails. I booked my Halong Bay Cruise through her on the Calypso (Oriential Sails) and she contacted me by email 1 day before our arrival to advise me that she had been informed by Oriental Sails that the boat was not available as it was under repairs. Oriental Sails was going to downgrade my booking to a lower grade junk but Mrs Hue argued on my behalf and between the two organisations upgraded me to the Dragons Pearl Junk (Indochina Cruises) without any additional cost to what I had agreed to pay on the Calypso. If I had booked this myself direct with the cruise company, I'm sure I wouldn't have been able to get the same outcome for myself.
The hotel is located on a relatively quiet street with minimal scooter traffic/beeping (which is insane in Hanoi) and was a haven to return to during the day and night. It was located a close 10minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and 5 minutes to St Joseph's Cathedral. Complimentary snacks and tea/coffee facilities were provided each day in our hotel room along with 2 bottles of water.
Free PC/Internet in the room, plus a 32inch LCD TV, Room Safe and generous sized room was more than I had expected. Laundry was extremely cheap for USD2.00 per/kg including pressing and all returned the same day.
The best thing about this hotel is the fantastic, helpful and friendly staff they have woirking there. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them and they will strive to make yr stay enjoyable and its great location in Chan Cam Street.
I will return to the Golden Sun Legend when I next visit Hanoi and will highly recommend to my friends and family in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at one of the wider, but nevertheless calmer streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hanoi Golden Legend is located at the heart of this mysterious and beautiful city. Perfectly designed in each detail of architecture, guests will feel like staying at a very special place. All the rooms in the hotel face the front street and are equipped with large European windows which make the rooms particularly bright and airy. From the lobby to the 9th floor where the restaurant serves breakfast, it offers panoramic views of the French Quarter. ... more less
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