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28 Tho Xuong, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam

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19 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 40%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Even if we didn't get the room we booked our stay was nice and we spend a good time. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful.

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This part of the hotel is the older part and not yet renovated so the room was good size but the bathroom was tiny. The shower, toilet and sink were placed in a tiny space. The street noise was quite loud in teh night. The staff is very friendly and quite efficient. They have other buildings which have been renovated so if you can book in one of those buildings it is better.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Not sure why this property has scored so highly in the past? Perhaps their own staff writing reviews. So it's not in the old quarter as described, it's in the cathedral quarter, about a 15 minute walk away.It's down some smelly little alleys that can be intimidating if you're alone at night.Room was not very clean, pretty dusty and just generally felt like it needed a good scrub, TV was newish. The rooms don't look like the pictures, I think they must be concept designs. No atmosphere,ok staff

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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