We stayed at Chezlinhlinh House for three nights in October 2012 and booked through airbnb. We had a wonderful stay with Thuy and her husband and wouldn't hesitate in returning the next time we're in Vietnam.
Our room was huge with a large king size bed and adjoining room twin room. The bathroom was spotlessly clean and an excellent size as well.
We arranged an airport pick-up through Thuy which we thought was very reasonable at $20 considering the length of the journey. We arrived in the middle of a typhoon (which was an experience!) and Thuy kindly met us at the car with umbrellas to help us in with our bags - let me just emphasise that i have never seen rain like it! So we were particularly appreciative of her help!
Thuy also served us a delicious breakfast each morning of baguettes or fresh fruit and she also makes THE BEST coffee we had during our two months in Asia..I still dream about it now!
The only slight downside of Chezlinhlinh (and it would by no means stop me from staying there again) is that it is a bit of a walk from the centre of town. Hanoi was the first stop on our Asia itinerary and had it been later in our stay we probably would've just hired scooters, equally we probably wouldn't have been as daunted by it if we'd have been in Asia for longer at that point - but it was a bit of culture shock trying to traverse the incredibly busy road into town when there are no sidewalks!
We got used to it though - and if you're staying would highly recommend taking the shortcut through the Ho Chi Minch Mausoleum grounds - so peaceful compared and cuts out 15 minutes of road walking!
Wouldn't hesitate it staying at Chezlinhlinh House again or recommending it to others. At around $14 a night the service and accommodation was outstanding.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Chezlinhlinh House, the House of Love, in the city center of Hanoi, Vietnam. With nicely decorated rooms and air conditioning you can expect a cozy and comfortable place to stay as well as being treated as a member of our family. We are not an ordinary Hanoi Home Stay. You will get the best local adventure! ... more less