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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hotels and Guesthouses in Hanoi: Good reviews and not so good ones

See the locations on Hanoi Google Map

Hotels in the old town

Backpackers Hostel: From 18 USD for double room, from 7.50 USD in dorms. 48 Ngo Huyen. Mostly dormitory accommodation, but also some private suites. "Cool hostel", according to the reviews on tripadvisor.com

Backpackers Hostel, picture © Katy

The rooftop bar, picture © Richard

Camellia 4 Hotel: From 28 USD. 44 Hang Giay. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com


Cinnamon Hotel: From 55 USD. 26 Au Trieu. Mint Restaurant offers organic food and Northern kitchen. With foot massage service. See picture by nungmoo. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com, pointing to noise from the street and a construction site.

Room in Cinnamon Hotel, picture © cinnamonhotel

Classic Hotel 1: 22 A Ta Hien. From 30 USD. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com

Classic Hotel 1, picture © Sarah

Elegance Hotel 1: From 30 USD. 8 Hang Bac.

Deluxe room

Elegance Hotel 2: From 40 USD. 85 Ma May. 3rd hotel on tripadvisors popularity list for hanoi! Very good reviews. See picture by oregonlahar.

Elegance 2, picture © Kathryn

Deluxe Room

Especen Hotel: From 18 USD. 41 Ngo Huyen street. Small double room, big family room, clean, no lift, no breakfast. "Stay up top on the 5th floor in room 501, it has a great balcony with a ton of old school iron windows and gets light on three sides, big room good view", recommends TatnallK on tripadvisor.com, where there are other good reviews for this budget hotel.

Especen Hotel

Golden Lotus Hotel 1: From 52 USD. 32 Hang Trong. Standard rooms with 15sqm are small, Deluxe Twin rooms are large (45 sqm). See picture by museilyvm. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com (bath too basic, noise from the street).

Golden Lotus Hotel, picture © Dave

Golden Sun Hotel 1: From 42 USD. 23 Hang Hanh. Number 6 of tripadvisor popularity Index in Hanoi! See the video by aloneinvietnam

Behind the tree: Golden Sun Hotel 1, picture © marhas

Hoan Kiem Lake, seen from the breakfast room in the 7th floor. Picture © marhas

Golden Sun Hotel 2: From 32 USD. 18 Hang Hom. Large rooms. Very good service according to the reviews on tripadvisor.com

Deluxe twin room.

Hong Ngoc 1 Hotel: From 59 USD. 34 Hang Manh. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com. Very highly recommended by frommers.com.

Bedroom of the suite, picture © David

Hong Ngoc 3 Hotel: From 42 USD. 39 Hang Bac. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com

Hong Ngoc 4 Hotel: From 42 USD. 99 Ma May.

Picture © Peter

Imperial Hotel: From 85 USD. 44 Hang Hanh. Close to Hoan Kiem Lake, in walking distance from shops and restaurants in the old town, in the upper rooms views of the lake and the old town, spacious rooms - a "terrific hotel", as ozzie10 comments on tripadvisor.com.

Superior Room

Kim Tuc Hotel 3: From 45 USD. 32 Dao Duy Tu.

Room of Kim Tuc Hotel

Maison d'Hanoi Hanova Hotel: From 100 USD. 35 -37 Hang Trong. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com, some guests note, that the rooms are a bit small, others note, that the windwos give good portection from Hanois street noise.

Deluxe room

Majestic Salute Hotel: From 75 US-Dollars. 54-56 Hang Duong. Double-glazed windwos keep the street noise out. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com.

Majestic Salute Hotel

Prince Hotel I: From 18 USD. 51 Luong Ngoc Quyen. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com

Prince Hotel II: From 15 USD. 42 Hang Giay Street. No elevator, but quite good reviews for this budget hotel on tripadvisor.com. See also this photo set about Hang Giay street.

Picture © Alfred Wilhelm

Prince II room, picture © Bosch vertrekt

Queen Hotel: From 65 USD. 65 Hang Bac. "It's a good bit over-priced, but a fine choice if you can afford it", notes travelfish.org. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com, that point out, that rooms on the street side are noisy.

Entrance to Queen Hotel

Quoc Hoa Hotel: From 55 USD. 10 Bat Dan. Has Fitness Center with Jacuzzi and Sauna. See picture by Mardi Odeve

Quoc Hoa Hotel

Thien Tan Hotel: 12 Cha Ca. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com for this budget hotel.

Zephyr Hotel:

Picture © Mimi

Hotels in the French Quarter

Hilton Hanoi Opera: From 128 USD. 1 Le Thanh Tong. "Hotel not amazing, but nothing wrong with it", is the tone of some comments on tripadvisor.com.

Picture © geert_de_jong88

The pool. Picture © terry

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel: From 173 USD. 15 Ngo Quyen. "an oasis", "superp": a lot of good commenzs on tripadvisor.com. You find a French and a Vietnamese restaurant and an Italien steak house as well as Le Spa du Metropole. For over a century, the Metropole has welcomed ambassadors, heads of state, celebrities and legendary writers.

Picture © megan

Luxury room. Picture © Nathan & Vanessa

The pool. Picture © Nathan & Vanessa

The suite. Picture © Christine

Hotels around West Lake

Dragon Hotel: 48 Xuan Dieu. Quite good reviews on tripadvisor.com

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake: From 140 USD. 1A Nghi Tam. Mixed reviews on tripadvisor.com.

Villas and the Sunset Bar. Picture © Krista

Picture © missbossy

Sedona Suites: 96 To Ngoc Van. Serviced Apartments. One review on tripadvisor.com

Picture © Rajiv

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel: From 103 USD. 11 Xuan Dieu. Good reviews on tripadvisor.com. Very highly recommended by frommers.com

Picture © usbirgit

View of West Lake from Sheraton. Picture © Mel

Sofitel Plaza: From 105 USD. Thanh Nien. Very good reviews on tripadvisor.com

Picture © Stanislav

View from Panorama Bar at Sofitel Plaza. Picture © martywindle

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