We had booked rooms at the Calypso Grand hotel for two nights before, and two nights after, our Halong Bay cruise. When we arrived, we were given welcome drinks and some useful tourist info, but then the manager asked if we would move to the Calypso Legend for the first two nights as other guests had unexpectedly extended their stay. That was fine, I'd seen both hotels on their website and both looked great - which they were.
The Legend is in a lane close to Hoan Kiem Lake, right in the middle of the old quarter which was great for sightseeing. Our room was comfortable, quiet and spotlessly clean. Free WiFi worked perfectly, we used our own laptop but there was a computer in our room. Breakfast was great - a selection of cereal, fruits, yoghurt, fresh breads, pastries and spring rolls, plus plenty of choices (Vietnamese and western) cooked to order. There was even a toaster-oven to heat up the breads and pastries!
We loved the hotel generally, but the staff were amazing. They checked regularly to make sure we had everything we needed, they offered excellent advice on where to go and what to do, they confirmed our tour and next hotel, and they always had time to smile and talk. If I could, I would rate their service as a 6, not 5. I wish more hotels were like this one.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included