I stayed two nights at the hotel, before leaving to Halong bay (trough another company). The rooms are fine, big, hot water, tv and everything you need. The bathroom had toothbrushes, shampoo and soap.
When I came back from Halong bay I went back to stay two more nights. I told the receptionist I wanted to buy a motorbike, and he drove me to a company and helped me picked one. The ATM close to the motorbike company did not work, so he lent me money to buy the motorbike. Then he helped me buy a raincoat, a jacket and so on.
I wanted to decorate my bike with stickers, so we bought stickers, then he sat up half the night helping me decorate my bike.
Then he gave me a great route to follow, and so far it's great!
I sprained my foot, so I had to go back to Hanoi. I went back to the hotel, and the receptionist felt my foot, and then he drove to the pharmacy (around midnight) to buy a "blanket" that would help, while I was waiting at the hotel.
Super friendly staff, almost to kind. Really helpful with anything. Just ask them, and they recommend, show or even take you there themselves. Helps you book plain tickets, bus tickets or whatever you need.
If you need to print out anything, feel free to use the computer in the reception.
Helpful, friendly and good value for your money.
Thank you Friendly Hotel for an awesome stay in Hanoi!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Well-positioned in Hoan Kiem District - Old Quarter, Hanoi Friendly Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Hanoi. Only 45 km away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With the city's main attractions such as Museum Of Independence, Old Quarter, Hang Ngang Hang Dao within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.Hanoi Friendly Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Hanoi. A selection of top-class facilities such as bicycle rental, valet parking, laundry service/dry cleaning, concierge, airport transfer can be enjoyed at the hotel.Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with shower, separate shower and tub, desk, internet access – LAN (complimentary), hair dryer in each room. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hanoi Friendly Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Hanoi. ... more less