We (backpacking couple) stayed here between Dec 22 and Dec 25 2012, with a one night Halong Bay trip in the middle.
The point of staying here was somewhere cheap that would organize the bay trip for us. In the end we were treated very well, and all of our needs were carefully met.
The entire trip was booked from the hotel, and in speaking to others, we were about the median price paid, and didn't feel ripped off at all. Food was excellent on the boat, and all accommodations were as expected.
We stayed in a $12 room, and it was What we expected it to be. Yes there were no windows, but there's nothing to see anyway. We stayed in the room to sleep only and for that it was quiet, clean and comfortable. The hot water and air conditioning both worked with no problems and we were supplied ample toiletries and clean towels on request.
We used laundry services at the hotel, and found them to be quick and fairly priced. The breakfast served was a very nice bonus, and was hot, plentiful and served with a smile.
The best part of our stay here was that the hotel threw a Christmas party on Dec 24, with free food and booze. The owner, his family, and all of the staff were there with the guests and we partied until the wee hours of the morning. The hotel was VERY generous with alcohol, and everyone had a wonderful time. The highlight was seeing all of the staff in the morning, all bright smiling and professional. They would all give a little wink or hand shake in remembering the previous night. I felt very comfortable at this hotel and very welcome. All staff treated us well, and all requests were dealt with quickly and with a smile.
I would happily stay in this hotel in the future and felt it was very good value for our money. It also provided very unique memories an a warm family atmosphere for our time in Hanoi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elizabeth Hanoi hotel is placed in the Hanoi Old Quarter. That is an ideally location in the heart of Hanoi's Ancient Streets, just one minute’s walk you can reach to the famous Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake- The most attractive place for travelers in Hanoi), Elizabeth Hanoi Hotel offers a modern and diverse range of facilities and services ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elizabeth Hotel Hanoi