I have spent my life traveling to different places and never returning to the same place twice.
But last year I changed, so I am in Hanoi, Vietnam a city I visited a few years ago.
I am spending a month here, all of it in the old city, and I have moved from hotel to hotel as I find one I like better or just want a change.
So far the best is the Real Vietnam Hotel, located on a quiet lane, not an insignificant fact given the endless roar of motorcycles in this town.
The room I have faces the alley, and it feels exactly as I want it to: that I am in the historic Old City of Hanoi.
The staff are great, with special mention to Huy Anh and the very beautiful Ha.
But this is only unfair because I have left out so many other wonderful staff.
My room is 203 with a balcony to let the cool air in the heat of Hanoi blow into the room...although there is air conditioning for those who prefer this.
A nice shower, flat-screen TV, great breakfast with even better coffee (which is all that counts for me anyways).
I would highly recommend this hotel, and should I decide to return to Hanoi again for another full month, I will probably hop from one hotel to another, but the Real Vietnam Hotel will be my first stop.
Thanks to all at this wonderful place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Real Hanoi Hotel is located at the heart of Old Quarter Hanoi, within 2 minutes walk to the most beautiful Lake of VietNam (Hoan Kiem Lake). Thanks to its location, tourists are granted a quick access to the majority of service such as food & drink, recreation & beauty and relaxing therapy, medical care, currency exchange. ... more less
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