The two of us spent 3 nights here as the 1st part of our 7 night Holiday in Vietnam in . In a nutshell it is a cosy, 60's sort of place, somewhat like St Andrews in Sri Lanka,( St Andrews much better finesse ) with its unique, musty, old smells and feeling, and was a good place to start our holiday.
Location was central and convenient .Situated close to the Lake, and some shopping areas.
Checking in was smooth and easy with minimal hanging around. Reception just collected our passports, gave us the room key, got us to identify our baggage and mark it, and 10 minutes after arrival, we were in our room. Now why cant every hotel do that ?
Our double room with a large wash room was spacious with amenities that make your life comfortable away from home were available. There was the usual shampoos and stuff, pressurized hot water, hair dryer, pair of slippers etc. Two free drinking water bottles were provided each day, but we missed the fruit basket....
Room was comfortable, large and air conditioned. The doors open into a dimly lit corridor, and there was no view as such from the window. Linen was clean and smelt good and welcoming.
Bed and pillows were comfy and we were able to have a good night's sleep without being disturbed by the Hanoi street noises or close by rooms, which was great. The big LCD TV, provided a grainy, snowy array of Vietnamese channels and would disappoint people who'd want to watch TV.( We don't ! ) Don't expect a great room service, but if you want a morning cup of coffee, then they will send someone with the sachets.
Breakfast was quiet OK for a 3 star hotel. The noodle soup was great. They provide forks and spoons, so you don't have to struggle with chopsticks.
Staff , on the day we arrived, there was some sort of a big function going , so the reception was super busy and had little time for us. But we got what we wanted and that seemed to be OK for us. They were courteous, spoke English well and when the two of us wanted a large bed instead of 2 separate ones, they agreed and complied without any fuss.
Our luggage was ferried across to and back from the bus to the room without any problem, and this was great.
There was a free WIFI connection, though the signal was weak, I could check my mail and learn about the places we were to visit next day without a problem. When on holiday, that is only what I wanted.
So, we got more than what we wanted from a 3 star hotel. Would I recommend it to a friend, Yes. Specially if you , like me, like 60's feel , and don't mind the lack of ultra modern gadgetry. All in all it was a nice, cosy 3 star hotel, which delivers what it promises.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is situated in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where is recognized for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. Thang Long Opera Hotel Hanoi builds 7 floors as the main floors which provide the guest’s accommodation service. Besides, we furthermore put forward 2 meeting rooms Long Bien and Dong Do for large-to-small groups with maximum capacity up to 120 guests. Specially, there are also a gym at 7th floor and Ngoc Trai Spa & massage located at the Hotel’s 1st Floor. Last of all, exquisite restaurants, bars and bakery are offered to cater to every guests need and occasion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thang Long Opera Hanoi