I spent approximately 1 month in Vietnam, on a motorcycle trip I had been wanting to do for a very long time. I did not expect to have the experience I had at the Blue Moon Hotel.
First off, I met up with a friend who had already booked a room there due to their price, which was good for the room. Very comfortable, air conditioned, nice bathrooms. The whole deal.
However, I didn't come to Vietnam for the air-conditioning, comfy beds, or hot showers. I came for an adventure, and since I had just flown into Hanoi, I had a lot of issues I had to address.
I was planning on renting a motorcycle from a well-advertised shop. Lucky for me, before I did this, I talked to the hotel manager, Dai. Dai went above and beyond any reasonable level of service, and actually became one of my best friends in Vietnam, just from the few days that I had met him .
Dai personally organized, via non-stop phone calls, for a friend of a friend of his to take us to his motorcycle shop. This involved a series of taxis and scooter shuttles, all of which we were accompanied by him as well. He translated for us, and got us an amazing deal on 2 bikes. He then took us to a helmet shop to get helmets, and introduced us to several people who, as favors to Dai, would show us around the city. In the end, we were going out at night to see the Hanoi nightlife with Dai and his friends, and saw the city the way it was meant to be seen.
When traveling, it is a good quality to be able to read people. Are they good? What are they after? What are their motives? I think I am pretty adept at reading people, and I can tell you, Dai was one of the nicest, selfless, most generous people I have ever met. He did not want tips, he did not want favors, he just wanted us to have a good impression of Vietnam. And he left me with memories that will forever resonate the warmth and beauty of Vietnamese people.
Anyone would be out of their minds to pass up on what should be the most memorable and authentic experience they could have in Vietnam - Vietnamese hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hanoi Bluemoon Hotel is managed by Hanoi’s famous and popular hotel brand. Our hotel is an ideal resting point with 29 en-suite exclusive guest rooms. All rooms are equipped with the comfortable pillows, wooden floor, bathtub, standing bath, 19 inch flat screen TV and opened windows with great view of city, free wifi Internet and public internet accessible computers for free usage in the lobby. ... more less
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