I stayed here for three nights at the end of June. The rooms are very clean and feel like a slice of air-conditioned heaven compared to the heat outside this time of year. When I did feel like venturing out, though, I could do so easily. Their location is a great launching off point for anywhere in the old quarter, and also some popular tourist destinations just outside the old quarter, such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, or the Temple of Literature.
I don't speak Vietnamese at all, but it was very easy communicating with the staff because their English was great. They helped plan all my excursions, and the insight they could offer was very valuable. If I decided to go somewhere far, they would call a cab for me. They're incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and amicable. They took the initiative to make me feel at home in a foreign country and gave me their recommendations for what to do the first few days I was here, and I have some great memories now because of that. Special shout out to Tracy - if you stay here, you have got to get to know this girl because she is very cool.
I bought airport pick up from them and happened to meet up with somebody at the airport who had also bought the pick up service from them. We ended up taking the same car, and when we got to the hotel, the staff quickly brought up a refund between the two of us so that we paid for one car between us, instead of two. Very honest!
Also, I need to mention the rocking breakfast that they offer every morning. They have a good selection of fruit and bread, and then you order off the hot menu (everything is free). I tried about half of the menu and didn't find anything I didn't like. Also free coffee and tea 24/7 which is clutch if you are coming from somewhere in the Americas and could use a little help getting over jet lag.
10/10 would do again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Hanoi, ancient Hang Be street still keeps the beauty of an old Hanoi’s culture and image , on which Rising Dragon Legend Hotel with over 25 spacious rooms in Western-style design is appeared as an elegant and luxury pearl beautifying the charming of the street. Furthermore, the pattern are carved precisely on natural wooden furniture in accordance with refined curtains and pure silky bed linen will make you easily fall into sweet and peaceful sleep. ... more less
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