Hanoi is filled with a wide choice of accommodation by Huan Kiem District. Especially Mini Hotel, it is the Vietnamese style. Mimi Hotel is a shop house converted to be hotel organised by SME or Family Run.
Hotel rates in Hanoi and elsewhere in Vietnam are not expensive compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. They are usually scattered in the same district, so highly competitive. If it is not the peak season such as Tet (Vietnamese New Year) we can walk in without a reservation.
Cheap rooms may be on a high level as 4th-6th floor and no elevator. Some room have no windows, some room have a small outlet or window open to see the walls of adjacent buildings. Some room can be noisy with the sound of a motorbike engine. Shopping around is good chance to bargain and having cheap and great room if you are not too tired.
I had the opportunity to stay both in the Dorm-Room of popular budget hotel and Double Bed room in the famous 5-Star Hotel.
Hanoi Rendez Vous
Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole
|Hanoi Rendez Vous Hotel|
Hanoi Rendez Vous Hotel
Hang Dieu Street, Huan Kiem District
6Bed dorm room, ensuit
Free WiFi, PC and printer
Clean room and ensuite, ample bag storage, large Flat screen TV in the room, air / con and heater. 6Bed Dorm-styled room on the 6th floor, no elevator.
Breakfast is available in a wide range, both Western and Vietnamese with juice, tea or coffee and fruit.
|Dorm room, Hanoi Rendez Vous|
|Free Breakfast "Big Brekky", Hanoi Rendez Vous|
HRV is located in the Old Quarter. Little far from Huan Kiem Lake compared with other popular budget hotels.
The advantage is that I can walk to various destinations in such a short distance from hotel such as airport mini bus station on Quang Trung Street, Thang Long Citadel, and Huan Kiem Lake.
|Hanoi Legend Sofitel Metropole|
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Ngo Quyen Street, Huan Kiem District
Double bed, 5-Star Hotel
|Double Bed Room, Hanoi Legend Sofitel Metropole|
The hotel is old and well known as one of the legends of Hanoi. The location, architecture, interiors, facilities, food, beverage and service are superb.
I am impressed with how attentive the staffs are. Apart from politeness, they are observant, ask or assistance without requested by the customer.