We stayed at Charming 2 for a total of four nights, wrapped around our trips to Sapa and Ha Long Bay in March 2014. On arrival we felt the genuine warmth of the staff and the location was perfect - right in the heart of the old quarter. The weather at the time was a little wet and cool and we did feel that our first room was a little damp, however, this was quickly fixed by the air conditioning. Mary and Johnnie at reception are a delight to deal with on all matters and the superb breakfast is made even better by the warmth of lovely Tony the restaurant host. When we arrived back early one morning from our Sapa tour, exhausted by the overnight train trip, we were greeted with smiles all round and welcomed to breakfast while they organised an early check-in to our next room. On return from our Ha Long Bay trip, we upgraded to a superior room and this was a real treat with a balcony and complimentary wine. This is a lovely hotel, but it is the wonderful staff that really make this place feel like home. I was almost reduced to tears when the entire staff came outside to our car to wave us goodbye. We will have very fond memories for years to come of Charming 2.
- 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