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Hanoi Charming 2 Hotel
Ranked #31 of 586 Hotels in Hanoi
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great little hotel”
Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stayed here in september 2011 the staff were great and very helpful, the rooms were comfortable and clean and the breakfast was good. The staff couldn't do enough for us and helped us with a few travel plans we had made. We decided to stay on our return visit but they were fully booked so they suggested their sister hotel the Holiday hotel which was great as well. They also suggested some great resturants to eat at. We have passed their number on to several friends.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Charming 2 has absolutely the friendliest, warmest, most welcoming staff that you will find anywhere. We spent our October holiday here, with our 2 sons, ages 3 and 8. We have stayed in hotels of all levels for the past 12 years while living abroad, including 5-stars throughout Asia and Europe. Not one can compare to the level of service we got at Charming 2. This is a local, small hotel where you will receive the best service. Lana and her team went above and beyond the call of duty to serve our every need. They surprised our 8 year old son with the sweetest little birthday party for him ... brought tears to my eyes! Lana even called us on her day off to make sure we were happy and well in Halong Bay after leaving the Charming 2.

After staying at the Charming 2 for most of the week, and then going to Halong Bay, we had a reservation for our last night in Hanoi at the Metropole because we had heard it was a beautiful hotel. It is ... but the Metropole's service was far below Charming 2. It just could not compare to the warmth we got at Charming 2. Just goes to show that $450 per night at the Metropole will not buy you the sincere and great service that you can get at Charming 2.

Don't stay anywhere else in Hanoi. Charming 2 is the best.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Because of the recent storm and typhoon in VN, we had to change our travel plans quite a bit for our week-long stay. The folks at Charming 2 could not have been more friendly and helpful in making calls to Sapa, Halong Bay, etc. The hotel itself is good, and location is prime if you want to be in the Old Qtr. Good value.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Stayed here in September and were delighted to have found such a fantastic hotel. It has a great location,right in the Old Quarter but was very quiet. The accommodation was superb - spotless rooms, free internet, spacious, lots of hot water and the only hotel we stayed at in 2 weeks that provided a hair dryer - what a treat. As for the staff, they were tremendous and so helpful they really couldn't do enough for us - helped with a city tour, where to shop and recommended great places to eat. Fantastic value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Charming 2 was just such a great hotel. We arrived at about 11am after a dodgy flight and were welcomed with open arms by the friendliest and most hospitable staff. They couldn't do enough for us, allowing us to check in straight away, even offering us breakfast.

The hotel was super clean, just great room size and comfortable setting. The complimentary fruit was super and the in room computer was a real bonus.

The staff organised a day tour for us (for the morning after we arrived) and tickets to the water puppets - all for great prices and they just made everything so easy.

Breakfast was fantastic each morning with lots of choice, local Pho, fresh fruit, bacon, eggs the works!

This was one of the best places we stayed on our travels in Vietnam and I would highly recommend this as a great (cheap) place to stay in Hanoi (great location too in Hoan Kiem district Old Quarter).

My only concern (and it wasn't a big deal really) was that there was a bit of noise in the morning - probably solved by getting a room on a higher floor.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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perth
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

We loved our stay here in the center of the ‘Old Quarter’ of Hanoi, so convenient to stroll through the many interesting streets and an pleasant walk to the hub of Hanoi – Hoan Kiem lake. The service and friendliness of all the staff was the best we have experienced anywhere in the world! The hotel arranged a car to pick us up from the airport, well worth it and all went very smoothly. Charming is a small boutique type hotel, small enough for the staff to call you by name each time you walk by the desk, with genuine warmth and care. The rooms are lovely, modern, spotlessly clean with a computer and full size bath. We upgraded to a larger room with a balcony, with nice big open doors and a view over the street. The highlight of our stay would be how friendly the staff were at Charmin II. We had a late afternoon flight and they allowed us to shower and freshen up for no extra charge, incredible service. The staff all gave us a hug and waved us off when we left, lovely touch – they make you feel so important and you feel as though you have been staying with good friends. No wonder it is called Charming Hotel, it was fantastic, great value for money, highly recommended. booking@hanoicharminghotel.com

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Have just returned from 4 nights at Charming2 Hotel and will definitely stay here again. The staff are wonderful and welcoming. Rooms are large and spotlessly clean - free use of internet on a computer in our hotel room. Very central location, great breakfast. Thank you for all your kindness and friendship Rose, Sophie and all the staff at Charming2

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hanoi Charming 2 Hotel
Address: 31 Hang Ga Str. | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #31 of 586 Hotels in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hanoi Charming 2 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A brand new hotel that features luxurious rooms and suites, We offer convenience to our guests by providing modern elevators, restaurants, and other great amenities you can expect from a modern hotel. Offering fantastic value of money, it is located right in Hanoi Old Quarter, approximately about 5 minutes' walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and the popular Thang Long Water Puppet Show. Indeed, in close proximity to the excellent attractions, We also offer air conditioned rooms, inside room computer and internet, desk, minibar and a balcony in certain rooms. A convenient place of stay, it is a good choice. The Charming 2 Hotel (Add: 31 Hang Ga, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi ) - located in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter, just 5 minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. ... more   less 
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