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“The Rising Dragon Hotel - In the Heart of Hanoi”

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Rising Dragon Hotel
Ranked #117 of 586 Hotels in Hanoi
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“The Rising Dragon Hotel - In the Heart of Hanoi”
Reviewed 18 July 2009

The first thing that greeted me at the Rising Dragon Hotel was the staffs' insistence that I put down my heavy pack so they could carry it up the stairs to my room for me. I was quickly checked in and taken to my room on the 4th floor. After resting a little, I went downstairs and I felt like I was with my family...every one of the staff said ' hello ' and asked about my room. I found the room I was in ( I was with a friend for the first two nights ) was very clean and accommodating. The refrigerator was stocked with chilled water, soft drinks and beer...a very welcome site in the heat and humidity. The satellite TV had many English language stations such as HBO..BBC..Star Movie Channel...but also..GoalTV and another football channel also. I loved that. The hotel's manager Trung, immediately set out to make sure we would get around the city with the least hassle. He and his staff made sure we understood where we were in relation to Hoan Kiem..the most obvious point to find if we got lost. He also suggested restaurants and knew of shops for local goods. Later, when I needed to cash travelers' cheques, he even took me on his motor bike to a bank that charged no commission. The service didn't end there. After setting up my friend's trip out of town ( she was even given a lift to the bus on a motor bike by the main man from the front desk ), he sat down with me and chatted like old friends over green tea..and without brochures or any written material, he went over an itinerary for the whole of my stay, based on everything I told him I was hoping to do. Everything set up through Trung and the Rising Dragon has gone off like clockwork...the buses, flights and hotels have all been fully notified and there have been no slips in my trip so far. I am right now, sitting in Nha Trang on my way to Mui Né. The only thing that went wrong was that he was unable to change the direction of the typhoon that hit HaLong Bay. If he could have done that..well..that would be another story. Breakfasts were more than ample and I was treated as family to the point of being asked to sit down for lunch and dinner when the staff took time to dine. I stayed twice and my room the second time was equally as good with a nice hot shower. My stay in Hanoi could not have been better. I thank EVERYONE at the Rising Dragon for that.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

My cousin and I stayed in in the Rising Dragon Hotel for three nights. Very good overall. The staff speak very good English (the hotel advertises that all staff are required to have a year of English studies), and the rooms are spacious and fairly comfortable. It's a good hotel for the value. Included is breakfast, which is freshly prepared, with a limited but delicious menu. The staff are very helpful in organizing quality tours. Some issues that arose:

-The hotel allowed us to store our larger baggage while we were on our two day Halong Bay tour. However, the luggage storage area is underneath the stairs in rather plain sight and easy access. This concerned me some.
-The hotel advertises a no-fee currency conversion service, with no exceptions noted. When attempting to convert currency (Canadian Dollars to Vietnamese Dong) at the counter, initially they gave us a very low rate. On looking up and showing them the daily rate (which was significantly higher), they informed us that because the currency wasn't common, they would have to charge us a fee.
-The hotel itself is four or five levels, with no elevator available, though I thought this was a small inconvenience.

Besides these concerns, the location of the hotel is excellent (right in the Old Quarter) We hardly had to taxi it anywhere. Definitely would visit again.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2009

The hotel is in the middle of Hanoi's old quarter, and very close to streets filled with a bustling food market, well worth a visit. It is also close to the Hoan Kiem Lake. There's lots to see just wandering around the neighborhood.
The hotel is cheap, and in slight need of some restauration (which seemd underway), but clean. You get what you pay for. No luxuries, but a clean bed, A/C and a bathroom. And free wi-fi and computers. We also liked the good travel photos from Vietnam in large format on the walls.
And the staff is helpful and friendly. We used the hotel's travel agency, which seemed to sell the same trips as everybody else.
As mentioned, the hotel is good value for money, but it must also be said that if you double the price, you'll get something that's still pretty cheap, and a lot nicer, in the same area. But on a budget, the Rising Dragon is a good bet.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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kingston
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Reviewed 1 July 2009

My wife and I spent 2 weeks at the Rising Dragon Hotel. The staff were friendly, helpful and honest. They did not pressure us to sign up for tours but were helpful when asked. The room were clean and the location great; right in the old quarter close to the lake and the price was very reasonable. We would recommend the hotel as a good place to stay. The person who ran the tour desk was exceptional. She was friendly, caring and made sure what ever tour you did purchase was the right one for you.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed 13 June 2009

We stayed at this hotel from 25 May - 29 May 09. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They arranged all our travel excursions, which were all brilliant. The hotel is in a good location and we would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to visit hanoi. The manager of the hotel Mrs Jerry Tran was so helpful with all our requirements. Thank you for a great holiday! Mr John and Mr Stewart (England).

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Chicago
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Reviewed 24 May 2009

We got there without a reservation and they gave us a room. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The hotel is located in the middle of the old quarter, full of all kind of stores, motorbikes and people. It is very close to the lake. The staff is very friendly, though they will try to sell you tours every time they see you and during your breakfasts, but if you can come up with a good reason why you are not going and make it clear to them, then they stop bothering. The breakfast is not very nice, but the pancakes are not so bad. They have two computers with internet in the lobby. You can send your clothes for being washed.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank esportarea
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bristol
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Reviewed 21 May 2009

The hotel is well located for all your needs here,
and the manager roger was fantastic in helping me sort out my trips and plans for moving through the country also miss jerry was very helpful in making my short stay very ,
good,a small and friendly hotel with all staff helpfull and happy.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Rising Dragon Hotel
Address: 61 Hang Be St | Old Quarter, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#46 Family Hotel in Hanoi
#48 Romantic Hotel in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description of Rooms/Suites: Our hotel boasts large smoking and non-smoking rooms, some of which have beautiful balconies overlooking the Old Quarter and large bathrooms with bathtubs. Each deluxe and standard room in our safe and quiet building has air conditioning and hot water.Amenities: The on-site restaurant has a wide menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests are provided with a free continental breakfast as part of their stay. Wireless internet is available, as are computers in our hotel lounge. ... more   less 
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