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Authentic Hanoi Hotel
Ranked #211 of 596 Hotels in Hanoi
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stayed here for 3 week business trip in Feb/March 2013. Excellent location. Booked a de luxe suite which was simply furnished but immaculately clean. Lovely walk -in shower and separate bath. Free wifi worked very well. Staff very friendly and helpful without being over powering as I have experienced elsewhere in Hanoi. Excellent Indian restaurant, "Khazaan", next door.

I agree with earlier review that breakfast was just about adequate but would benefit from wider range of western fare and the so-called orange juice was awful. But I would certainly stay here again as overall it represents excellent value for money.

Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Sorry about calling Hanoi grim!
Hanoi is no longer grim as it used to be but it is still grey! To find a great hotel like this in Hanoi...
It is of course centrally placed, very close to both the Old Quarter and the French Quarter. It is a mere 200 meters or so from the famous Puppet Theatre.
Well, you should by now know where it is: It is close to the lake and from the top floors, you get a good view.

On to practicalities: Check-in was painless and in spite of dire warnings about Vietnam on the web, my passport was handed back to me immediately by the charming staff. The porters switched everything on in the room to show me that everything did work but did not hang around for tips!.

The room was spacious and comfortable with cable TV and Wi-Fi. Everything worked. It was a pleasant change from the Hanoi that I knew in 2000!
The restaurant: The restaurant Panorama on the 10th floor, the meals and the breakfast were excellent.
You are not restricted to the hotel facilities. There are plenty of other facilities around: A pharmacy, other restaurants and a big supermarket all within a hundred metres
I could not find anything wrong with this hotel nor its location.
Do not be put off by the narrow frontal aspect of the hotel. Most buildings in Vietnam are like that!

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor room with a lake view. The view is great at night, for Hanoi!
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stayed one night on our way to Ha Long Bay. I've stayed at many "budget" hotels in Ha Noi and this has been one of the nicest. Good location if you want to be in the Hoan Kiem area, the hotel is right by the lake.

Breakfast was good. Typical made to order eggs, fruit, and asian fare, but also had some sweet rolls, yogurt, and limited dim sum.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

After being disappointed with our first choice hotel we stumbled across the Authentic. The lady on the desk was very obliging in showing us the rooms and suite on the 8th floor and we quickly settled on the suite with its wide view of the lake and the city beyond.
This would have to be one of the best views of the lake in Hanoi.
The staff were always helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome.
Whilst the breakfast was adequate it could be improved by increasing the range of western foods.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day stay and will stay at the Authentic again.

Graeme, Newcastle Australia

Room Tip: Go for the Deluxe Suite on Level 8.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Many times in hanoi and this times stay at this boutique, nice, clean and budget price for hotel in hanoi.

The room is very clean and nice, quality of the mattras

Simple breakfast but can order the hot eggs for omellette or sunny side up style

I like this hotel and will stay again next trip

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 nights with my girl friend. The deluxe room though stated as 35sq meter but actually never look that big as it is claimed in web site. I have requested for a low pillow as I have neck problem but was told all they are unable to find one for me. So for the 5 nights I have to sleep without pillow. The breakfast place at 10 floor is clean and with good view but if breakfast can be improve will be good as for long staying guess we hope to see some changes after couple of day. And also the waitress never seem to bother to help customer to other the cook pho or egg. The bowl for the pho is so small that u have to re-order but the cook also gone missing. Also during the month of Dec the weather is rather cold but surprise that the hotel never turn on the central heater for the guests room. The lobby bar always empty so is the restaurant at 10 floor as we have lunch for 1 day and the whole restaurant only having 2 of us. The menu choices also limited if not I don't mind taking more meals there. But hotel is near some saloon, a big supermarket and a seafood restaurant. Other than that is a 15 mins walk to hoan khim lake area. The hotel rate is on the high side as u can get cheaper rate to stay at Angel hotel or golden silk boutique hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

A small boutique hotel located slightly away from the noise and traffic in Old Quaters. Its about 3 minutes walk to OQ to your right and left to a supermarket for snacks and drinks. Rooms are big and clean and beds are comfortable. Breakfast is simple but nice. Hotel staff are helpful, efficient and approachable. Don't expect to sleep in as you will get a PA system blasting on the street for the whole area of OQ. Hotel is conveniently located to the Lake Hoae Kiem and Water Puppet theatre. There are not a lot around the hotel but a 3 mins walk will take you to where the food and shopping are. Take a high floor corner room - its quieter. Enjoy the view from their restaurant on the 10th floor. We loved it! Keep up the good work Authentic Hotel...We will definitely stay here again if we do come back to Hanoi again!

Room Tip: High Floor and corner room - quieter and spacious.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 13 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District | Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #211 of 596 Hotels in Hanoi
Price Range: $44 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Authentic Hanoi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warmly greetings from Authentic Hanoi Boutique HotelAuthentic Hanoi Boutique Hotel is conveniently located at the edge of Hanoi's Old Quarter. The hotel was named from the great King in history of Vietnam – Ly Thai To King, in the heart of the capital Hanoi thousand years of civilization and the ancient turtle tower, adjacent to the tourist attractions, Embassies, the vital organs of government, and commercial center The front of the hotel is opposite to Hoan Kiem Lake. The back of the hotel is opposite to Red River. You can visit Night Market at the weekend, visit this shopping area and Water puppet show...With 71 boutique rooms, 02 meeting rooms and 02 restaurants, Authentic promises to offer the best services to the customers.Besides, Authentic Hanoi Hotel also offers the tours packages visiting Vietnam. So we can support us to have a wonderful trip to Vietnam. ... more   less 
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