We had an incredible stay at the Meracus 2. First I was planing to stay at the Sofitel but my boyfriend strongly suggested this hotel to save some money. I went with his suggestion despite really looking forward to staying at the Sofitel. I felt really let down and skeptical because I wasn't getting a 5 star hotel but boy I was wrong.
First off, this hotel has a fantastic location in the Old Quarter. This is both a positive and a negative since the streets are very noisy, something even the hotel's double glazing couldn't help. Our suite was on the top floor which helped. However, we weren't particularly bothered - it's Hanoi after all.
The room (junior suite) is very well decorated and spacious. There is a free daily fruit basket, still water, coffee and tea which I really enjoyed. The toilet amenities are also great and plentiful. The bed is very comfortable and we especially love the pillows!
The service is out of the world. We've stayed at 5 star hotels in various places and Meracus service is better than the majority of them. Every single staff here is VERY attentive and willing to help you in whatever you need. We really felt like being pampered. Again, for this price, who would expect this?
The team also helped us checking and booking everything with insightful information. They had good prices all around besides private car hire, which most hotels overcharge for anyway. Everyone speaks English very well.
The breakfast was very impressive and well-prepared. It's served on an a-la-carte basis (which we strongly prefer nowadays) with everything you can ask for. There's everything from Vietnamese breakfast, Indonesian, Japanese to continental and Thai. A lot to choose from an the quality was impeccable. The French toast was brilliant. Great yogurt too, which isn't always the case in Asia.
The whole hotel feels intimate, personal and friendly. Nice to see reasonable mini-bar prices for once. No one was being pushy about the tips too but I have seldom felt so inclined to tip. The boys and girls in this hotel really deserve it.
We're super impressed!!! and I'm glad I didn't go for a pricier option even though we could have.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Hang Trong (Hàng Trống) street, just over 600m from our Meracus 1. Hanoi Meracus Hotel 2 is at lacquer street which is also as convenient as our Meracus 1. From Meracus 2, you can easily explore the Hoan Kiem lake, the wellknown French Quarter, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Silk street (Hang Bong), Hoan Kiem (Return Sword) Lake, the historic places and many other attractions of Hanoi. ... more less
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