I found the hotel via an offer on an international website that expediates bookings. The pictures of the hotel are pretty accurate, I had a single room with a queen bed. The room was a good size and the ensuite bathroom was quite clean. The room had a wall mounted TV with plenty of channels, a PC (there is also wi-fi throughout the hotel), a wardrobe with a safe and a mini-bar. The mini-bar had bottles of water at US$1 for a 1.5 litre bottle which I thought was reasonable.
Being near St Joseph's Cathedral means the hotel is quite well located, i.e you can get to Hoan Kiem Lake quite quickly and taxis are always nearby, but you also suffer form being able to hear the morning bell ringing! However, this only goes on for a a minute or so and didn't really effect me. The other plus point on the location is that it is not far from the airport shuttle. The hotel is tucked away on a quite lane/alley that means you cannot get to the front door in a taxi.
The room was comfortable and I slept well. The staff and friendly although only a few speak English. Breakfast was fine, nothing special but a decent enough start to the day.
The one downside was that the shower in the bathroom wasn't great. More water spilled out the flex of the shower than made it to the shower head!
If you are on a budget, this is a great hotel. It doesn't have some of the things that bigger hotels have, such as a gym, a restaurant or a bar but if you plan on being out and about most of the time, this does the trick.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Splendid Jupiter hotel is a new extension of the local family-owned. It is located near the center of the Old Quarter, with only a 5 minute walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. We are located on a small street next to St. Joseph’s Cathedral, away from the busy traffic of Hanoi. There are numerous restaurants and cafes within the hotel’s neighborhood to suit any taste. ... more less
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