We booked four nights at Hanoi Guesthouse in Hanoi due to recommendations from fellow travellers on Trip Advisor. When we arrived at the place, the owner Ms Thin informed us that the place was full. We were to stay at her new guesthouse - Ocean Star (a stone throw away). Its definitely took us by surprise. Ms Thin apologised that this has happened.
However, in the end it worked to our advantage. Ocean Star, has been recently refurbished. The room looks new, has a clean bathroom and although its small, its adequate for us. As we have two big luggage, we were given a room on the second floor, which is a big help...as this place doesn't have a lift. Also, the price is the same as Hanoi Guesthouse ($15USD per night for a double room).
She has been very helpful in helping us to book airline tickets - Vietnam Airlines from Hanoi to Hue and Saigon to Phnom Penh (can't book online), tour packages to Halong Bay and Cat Ba island, perfume pagoda. Furthermore, she charged us very reasonable rate. For example, we booked a three day package to Halong Bay, staying one night on a junk, one night on Cat Ba island and it cost us $57USD per person. We discovered that when we did this tour with other people, they were paying $65USD per person, and one couple was ripped off by the travel agent and was charged $82 per person. We also found Ms Thin is very willing to help with any questions in regards to sightseeing, shopping etc. Without her help, we would wasted at least another couple of hours of our time booking these trips, airline tickets etc in Hanoi. Thank you Ms Thin for your help. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hanoi Guest House is ideally situated in the central part of old town, conveniently close to all the interesting attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Water Puppet theater, Restaurants, Bars, Shops, etc. The Team speak excellent English, are knowledge to advise you what is worth visiting around Hanoi and other sites. They are incredibly helpful willing to accompany you. Hotel facility be provided sufficiently, include Elevator. The room rates are inclusive of breakfast, daily fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Free Computers to use at lobby. Free WiFi access be served all floors. The rooms are complimentary fully equipped Satellite TV, Minibar, Air-conditioning, Fan, Heater, Internet access - wireless, Computer in lobby (Complimentary), Refrigerator, Work Desk, Wardrobe, Sitting area,Telephone, Hair dryer, Slippers, Private bathroom with hot shower, towers, bathtub, bathroom amenities, Wake up service/Alarm clock... Superior room with window, Deluxe room with balcony or Old Quarter view, Honeymoon rooms are decorated specially. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hanoi Guesthouse Hotel Hanoi