One of Hanoi's newest hotels. Accor corporate philosophy gets a "bohemian" makeover which mostly works. Its not excactly "boutique" (how can a hotel this size be) but then its not run of the mill business either. Good sized well furnished rooms, high and wide beds, wifi, great bathrooms (except no bath, but then who needs one in Hanoi). Most rooms seemed to be around a central court-yard which ment no city views but then again no city noise either.
Our rate included breakfast which was very good, and really nice touch you could order a la carte AND help yourself from the buffet, plus as many capucinos as you like all included. Plus a free newspaper from you country of origin (GB, AU, FR, US, JP at least) and the Vietnam News.
Service was excellent, friendly and efficient.
Bar sells Absyinthe at about $100 a pop if your feeling lively!.
Whats not to like? Well. if you want "real" colonial-era character then pay up and go over the road to the Metropole (another Accor property but in a different league) as you wont find it here (the Metropole is outstanding). Closest competitor to this hotel is probably the (very) nearby Hilton Opera so compare prices.More