Gondola Hotel is beautiful, clean and modern, quite a huge contrast from the chaotic streets right outside. Its location is very central - right near Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter where everything else is located. The Dong Xuan Night Market is also quite a few minutes walk away. The hotel staff is also very helpful with giving directions, booking restaurants and trips for you. The room is spacious too, though in my second room, the tap wasn't working very well.