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“Shabby, Old but Chic”
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The Tourist Hotel
Ranked #460 of 591 Hotels in Hanoi
Sheffield
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Shabby, Old but Chic”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for a total of 5 nights during a recent trip. The rooms are very spacious, but in need of repair & upgrading. The air conditioning units work well but are very noisy & occasionally sprayed water into the room. One of the rooms we stayed in has extensive black mould on the wall near to the air-conditioning unit. The bathrooms were clean, but in need of upgrading. The first room we stayed in had a balcony, but the doors would not close, so we were affected by traffic noise from the street below. Some of the electrical sockets leave a lot to be desired in terms of safety & require immediate attention. The Staff were generally friendly & helpful & did their best to sort out any problems. As we were travelling throughout Vietnam, we booked in & out of this hotel 3 times & the staff did their best to ensure that a room was available on our return.

The breakfast menu is okay but very limited.

The hotel is located right in the heart of the 'Old Quarter' which has a vibrant feel especially at night with the Street Bars within 50 metres.

I would recommend this hotel based on it's location & value for money.

Room Tip: Of the rooms we stayed in, I would recommend room 302 in terms of space & cleanliness. Try to av...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Vincennes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013

It's a very old hotel with old rooms and they are not maintaining.
Some persons of the staff don't speak english and don't make any effort to understand.
The electricity is not maintaining and very dangerous!!!!
The staff wake up us in the night to take a mattress under our bed.
Horrible hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Khanh D, Owner at The Tourist Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your support to our Hanoi Marriotte Hotel. Being a mini hotel group in Old Quarter of Hanoi, we always try our best to bring you good service once you visit us. And, we have been always pursuing our outlined commitment.
Firstly, We would like to sincerely apologize for your inconvenience in our hotel. About our room, we furnish all rooms with asian traditional style, you can imagine that you stay in the ancient period with full equipments (A/C, TV, refrigerotor...). After recieving your review, we have check all facilities, electricity equipments inside rooms for maintaining and upgrading quality.
Secondly, about our staff, there are two of all being able to speak English a litter bit. Now we are providing trainning program in order to upgrade the service. It was a misunderstanding as you saw them not to try to understand. Because our young team of staffs are always eager to please guests.
For all readers, We would like to say that our hotel encourage you to complain your trouble while you are here so we can make appropriate actions to help you timely!
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We booked at booking.com and cost only AUD$20 for 2 nights and 2 persons. the room interior is very classy. but the aircon got problem, there was dirt or dust falling on our head at night. Overall, the staffs are very helpful and friendly they help us in choosing which tours to take. and the shops just walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Khanh D, Owner at The Tourist Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Readers,
We would like to say thank you very much for your support to our Hanoi Marriotte hotels. We highly appriciate your review about Hanoi Marriotte Hotel. Your comment encourage our staff to work better and better!
We did checked all rooms and facilities with the aim of maintaining and upgrading our service. Hope to bring you good service once you come to Hanoi Marriotte Hotel!
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Upon arrival, we were bombarded with questions about plans, when we told them that we like to explore for ourselves, we were met with a cold reception, curiously, for the duration of our stay. We were told we were 'upgraded' which was great, however later that day were told if someone else books the upgraded room, that we would have to move rooms, which defeats the object of an upgrade really. Air con leaky and faulty. Walls damp and smelly. Bathroom dirty & smelly Very noisy as balcony door didn't actually close. Full days power cut, were told to "go for a walk" during thunderstorms (ridiculous) Female staff very disinterested - one in particular only smiles when trying to sell you something. No sense of customer service whatsoever. Avoid this 'hotel'.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Khanh D, Owner at The Tourist Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your review for Hanoi Marriotte Hotel. Being a mini hotel in Old Quarter of Hanoi, we always try our best to bring our customer good service. And, we have been always pursuing our outlined commitment.
Firstly, about the staff, we have a young team with enthusiasm for serving guests. There may exit misunderstanding here. Anyway, We really sorry about your feeling of staff's attitude. Mini hotel like us can not control electricity supplied, it is managed by local electricity company. When power was cut off, it is hotter inside the hotel so the girl recommend you to go out for better condition.
Secondly, about our room and facilities, there were some problem like damp walls... mainly affected by thunderstorm. Absolutely, We would like to appologize for your inconvinience. We always look forward to hearing all complaints from you during your stay so we can support you prior to your check-out. There was a guy get trouble with his room and we were willing to bring up a fan and discount his room price.
As some reviews you can see in Tripadvisor, rooms with bacony are a litter bit noisy because the old strest is crowded. Someone likes that but others not. We recommend the room toward the back for one who like quiet room.
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Salzburg, Österreich
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Before leaving Vietnam, I stayed 4 nights in this hotel in Hanoi. Located in the centre of old town everything you need is within walking distance. The stuff is young and really motivated to help you with all your problems. The rooms are really big with aircon, in mine was also a fridge and a TV. More than I needed. And all that you get for a really fair price.

  • Stayed May 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

This was a great basic find! We booked with booking.com prior to arriving from the airport- please be aware of the airport taxi hotel scam! We hopped into a branded taxi with a meter and all was fine until the driver took us to a random Travel Agency and not our hotel. A guy with a clipboard saying 'Hanoi Marriotte' came out and told us our hotel was booked out but not to worry as they would take us to another Hotel "No problem". We knew of this scam and refused to get out of the taxi until they took us to the correct hotel which of course wasn't booked out!
Once we arrived we were greeted by the Hanoi Marriotte team- a lovely bunch of young Vietnamese people who are very happy to help with any travel arrangements. Our air con in the room didn't work, but they brought up a fan and discounted our room price. They allowed us to leave our bags and to shower when we returned for the day before getting on the night train to Sapa. Really good breakfast included. Basic facilities but clean and comfortable. Great location right in the hub of the Old Town-- you can walk to the Water Puppets, night markets, HoChiMinh Mausoleum etc etc. All in all - a great budget option in Hanoi.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Have stayed here twice a year for past ten years its been over a year since last visit
used to be classic 2 now a new name better as there are at least 6 other classic+ hotels in hanoi can cause confusion.
great central location right in middle of old quarter
positive - great staff always helpful some need to improve their english but they try
small hotel so book ahead only 12 rooms but ones at front fantastic (102/202/302 ect) huge two double beds with asian furniture very atmospheric can be noisy as there are 2 beer hoes on the corner but generally fairly peaceful considering proximity to street hotel could get double glazing but OK noise is expected . Very light and a view
On the negative no lift rooms long walk to room 502 / internet good
Old hotel could use a paint and also maintaince can be a problem . We were with friends so booked six rooms and when room 202 took a shower it ran down into 102 light fitting this took week to fix also aircon in 302 has always been not the best.
Tour desk in foyer for Sapa or Haloing bay tours
Breakfast Ok bread and eggs and coffee but many local restaurants near by
Overall still consider this hotel very fondly and a good place to stay in Hanoi

Room Tip: rooms starting with 2 are at the front by far the best huge and light doors to balcony starting wit...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Tourist Hotel
Address: 49 Luong Ngoc Quyen | Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 084, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#126 Spa Hotel in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tourist Hotel, a new beautiful Oriental downtown hotel in Hanoi, blends oriental luxury accommodations with intuitive service. Discover the many fun touches setting us far, far apart from the other boutique hotels in the Old Quarter neighborhood of Hanoi. At the ideally location, nestled between the 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi Tourist attraction, the Marriotte hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Our guests can enjoy most of famous attractions just close by the hotel, such as: Hoan Kiem Lake (2 minute-walking); discover the Opera House, Water Puppet Theater, Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, the War Museum, and Temple of Literature; look for bargains at the Dong Xuan Market and experience shopping in the bustling atmosphere of the Old Quarter or spending the afternoon strolling along the shores of nearby lakes.The tourist hotel is Hanoi Old Quarter's luxury boutique hotel featuring 16 uniquely lavish designed with oriental stylish. Located in the heart of the Old Quarter, being close to all famous attractions and near to all travel hot spots, the tourist Hotel provides all the comforts of home whether you're traveling for business, for pleasure, or for both. The tourist offers guests a true outlet to relieve the stresses of life.Just let our engaging staff know what you'd like to do or see, eat or drink, what you need in your room for work or play, or how you'd like to spend your time in Hanoi-----, and we'll handle the details. ... more   less 
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