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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rising Dragon Hanoi
- Hotel Rising Dragon