The hotel is fine overall, and for the price we paid (about £25/night for a double room) I was quite satisfied. We booked a superior room, as the website said some of the basic rooms are without windows, and I didn't fancy that. Our room had a nice little balcony. The hotel is starting to look a bit tired and it need of a refurb. The room was clean enough, but could have been better. The bathroom is one of those wet-rooms with the shower above the toilet, which means you have to remember to move all the towels and toilet paper into the bedroom before you take a shower. The bathroom was clean enough, but it did smell a bit musty - a common problem with wet-rooms if not really well-ventilated. The location is good. We walked everywhere and didn't use taxis or public transport apart from to/from the airport, and managed to see all the main sights. I was concerned on arrival to see that our room overlooked a nightclub, and there are lots of bars around too, but there were no noise problems at all as most places in Hanoi have a midnight curfew and the police come around to enforce it.
We came here from Ho Chi Minh City, where we stayed in the excellent Blue Diamond Hotel (see my other review), so maybe my expectations had been raised a little too high! I would certainly have no problem to stay in the Asia Star again if I ever came back to Hanoi, but would probably have a look at alternative options first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new 3 stars hotel offers 26 rooms and suites with all modern facilities in the rooms. Stay at Asia Star hotel and get true value what you paid for. It is never easier to reach all the attractions Hanoi when you stay at Asia Star hotel. We have fantastic location where you can feel and see how does the local people live, daily life of everyone around. Around us, you can reach all the food shops selling local food where you can sitdown on the pavement and enjoy the special atmosphere. If you don't like that, you can also find some restaurants, bars, coffee shops around very easy. From our hotel, you just take a short walking to Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan Market, French Quarter.... All the rooms at Hanoi Asia Star hotel has window. They feature air-con, LCD TV with cable channels, desk and sitting area. Private bathroom includes shower, hot water and free toiletries. The facilities in the rooms are working very well. Beside of the room, we also offer all the service what you need to your plan in Vietnam. We offer travel service, laundry, car service and language assistance. You will be introduced when you need. All of our staffs are young, professional who have a lot of experience in hospitality service and speak frequently English. We are friendly, easy going people, always listen and understand what you do need for your memorial time in Vietnam. Your stay is more beautiful with Hanoi Asia Star hotel ... more less
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