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“Excellent as always”
Review of Elegant 5 Hotel

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Elegant 5 Hotel
Ranked #273 of 588 Hotels in Hanoi
Sydney
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“Excellent as always”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I have now stayed here for varying periods over the last 8 years. I usually stay on business, but this time was with my partner. It is as good as ever, although it has had a makeover that has changed the traditional Vietnamese character to a very modern serviced studio feel. But the family who run it are still charming and helpful as always. It's a studio, so no restaurant but with some the best in Hanoi in the street and round the corner that's not a problem. A gem.

Room Tip: The rooms are all the same design - at the back they are quieter but more light at the front.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

Elegant 5 on Nam Ngu Street is a wonderful, small, family-run hotel on a very quiet street. Do not be confused by reviews for the Elegance Hotel Chain. The Elegance hotels are also very nice, but they are in a totally different location and of a very different style. The Elegance hotels are traditional hotel rooms. Elegant 5, on the other hand, is unique in Hanoi in that all the rooms are studios with kitchenettes and small dining areas. There are a number of one-room studios. They are spacious, with very high ceilings; those facing the street also have balconies. On the top floor there is a very large two-room apartment (one bedroom, one living room area, two large balconies) that runs the entire length of the building. The hotel is run by a very nice family, who live on the bottom floor. The staff are kind and helpful.

There is no breakfast offered here, but you can store food in your kitchenette or head down Nam Ngu for Pho or baked goods. The street is one of the quietest I've seen in Hanoi, and the area is very nice. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the lake along broad streets with sidewalks and crosswalks (not common in Hanoi). This is a very pleasant part of Hanoi. You are further from the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter, as this is located on the southwest edge of the quarter, but it is a very nice area with lots of embassies and UNICEF buildings, etcetera. For longer-term stays and for anyone traveling with a family (particularly young children) this is a real gem. We stayed for 3 weeks with our 20-month old and had lots of room to spread out, cook some of our own meals, and walk without fear of motorbikes. The stroll to and from the lake in the evening via Ly Throng Kiet is lovely. And there is the added bonus of having Quan an Ngon -- a very popular and wonderful restaurant -- just down the street. City Mart (western style grocery store) is just down the street, where you can find diapers and the like.

The rooms with balconies may not be as suitable for young children (you can lock the balcony door, but the rail on the balcony has a large space that a toddler could slip through). For that reason, we stayed in a studio off the back side of the hotel and were very happy with it. Almost no street noise here. There is daily maid service and the option to have your laundry washed daily for a reasonable price. Also there is a great, free wifi connection here. We've been able to skype with grandparents in the U.S. with no lag-time.

We highly recommend these flats for families and are thankful to Miss Ly and her staff for a great stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

Each time I go to Hanoi I stay at Elegant 5 hotel. The studios are huge and furnished very nicely. There is an internet connexion (cable provided) and each room has its own kitchenette. It is a family owned hotel which makes you feel at home.
The street has one good noodle restaurant (next door) and one good viet namese traditional restaurant at the corner, where you can sit outside on benches and meet a lot of people. There is also a very good bakery with all types of French pastries nearby (croissants, pains au raisin, pains au chocolat…) where you can find enough food for your breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Elegant 5 Hotel
Address: 21 Nam Ngu Str. | Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
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Ranked #273 of 588 Hotels in Hanoi
Number of rooms: 30

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