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“Loved it, best Hotel we used in Vietnam and staff were brilliant.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hanoi City Palace Hotel
Ranked #86 of 578 Hotels in Hanoi
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved it, best Hotel we used in Vietnam and staff were brilliant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2010

Our stay at Hanoi Elegance Sapphire Hotel was excellent. We really loved it and the staff were so helpful, friendly and their English was very good. The room we had was very comfortable with our own private computer with Internet, full cable TV, comfortable bed and pillows (I'm a bit of a fussy sleeper), mini-bar, air-con and en-suite. The hotel has quite a lot of character too.

They helped us book a Halong bay cruise which can be daunting but again this was excellent. Go for the 3 day, 2 night cruise. They don't tell you how much better it is than the 2 day, 1 night cruise but it's well worth the few extra dollars.

On our last day we had such a relaxing afternoon at their other hotel, Hanoi Elegance Diamond, with a lovely lunch on the top floor looking over Hanoi and relaxing massage later on downstairs with a $18 dollar discount just for staying in one of their hotels.

We took the offer of the hotel to arrange a car for us from the hotel and this was a really good idea. The airport is really far from the city and the taxi's all seem a bit dodgy with warnings plastered all over the airport about using dodgy taxi's.

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

Having found the hotel late into the night the staff welcomed us to the hotel and Hanoi. They offered very clear guidemaps for the local area and diections to wherever we needed. The hotel was clean and freindly with high quality rooms with free internet access. On leaving the hotel we were offered to use shower room facilities and even store luggage when we came back from Ha Long Bay, something we welcomed and enjoyed, so we did the same when we came back from Sa Pa.
They hotel was just a short walk into the heart of the old town, and around 5-10mins walk to the central lake. Perfect.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JamesT14
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Healesville, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2010

We stayed in this hotel for several days in the bustling heart of the old quarter and returned each time after trips to Sapa, Hoi An, Hue and Ha Long bay.The staff were excellent in all respects, they assisted us in organizing our trips to the above and booked us into some exceptionally good accomodation; Eco Lodge in Sapa and Red Drangon Junk in Ha Long Bay were both amazing. The staff were super friendly but genuine, they looked after us and treated us like old friends. They held our suitcases while we were away, the rooms were quiet if a little small, but clean and the aircon worked well.We highly recommend this hotel, it made our stay fantastic and hassle free.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank peder54
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Brisbane
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2010

I recently stayed at Hanoi Elegance Sapphire with my mother and sister and cannot rave enough about the fantastic customer service we received from PT and other staff. We were welcomed with open arms and a cool drink upon arrival and then showed to our spacious room. We were travelling elsewhere and coming back later in the week and the staff kindly offered to hold our larger luggage while we were away. Transport to the airport , restaurants and other tourist attractions are booked and recommended with ease and progfessionalism. I would stay again in a flash.

Stayed September 2010
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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284 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2010

I stayed four nights at the Elegance Sapphire (formerly the Elegance 3) and could not have been happier. For $45 a night I got a queen size bed, modern bathroom, air conditioning, free internet (both PC and wifi) and a made-to-order cooked breakfast plus hot and cold breakfast buffet. The location was great--right on Hang Bong, a major street in the Old Quarter, and walking distance to Hoan Kiem Lake.

The staff could not have been nicer to me. Whenever I had questions, they answered completely and in very good English. One manager even wanted to walk with me to the nearest pharmacy when I asked about buying sunscreen. One night in the wee hours when my AC stopped working, the staff brought a strong fan that got me through the night.

Perhaps the only downside is that this is a tourist hotel, not a business hotel. I was doing a mixture of both and there was no way to print out documents (although if I had asked, they probably would have figured out a way).

About a year ago I stayed at Elegance 4 nearby and had an equally positive experience. No reason to pay more when you can get everything you need for a very reasonable price!

Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2010

Without a doubt the best hotel I have ever stayed in! The staff are very nice and willing to help with everything, the location is great, the rooms are great, the food is great, I really cant fault it in any way! If I come back to Hanoi this is where I will be staying and I'll make sure my friends and family do the same.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank britt88
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Galway, Ireland
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2010

We started our trip in Vietnam with Hanoi. We were collected at the airport by the hotel. The transfer from the airport to the hotel was hassle free and very comfortable.
When we arrived to the hotel we were warmly welcomed, given welcome drinks and a map and brief info on the area.

The room was very very nice. Simple but very comfortable, clean and very nice looking. We were given fresh fruit and free bottled water daily. We also had a mini bar, and our own computer with free internet in our room! There also is an ATM at the hotel door which is very useful.

The breakfast was also quite nice. It had both international and Vietnamese options. The pancakes with chocolate are very nice!! Breakfast was included in the price.

The best service I experience here was when a tour to Halong Bay, which I booked personally, was cancelled. The staff were so great in helping us rearranging our plans, even though we had not booked the tour with them. The service in this hotel really was just outstanding.

The hotel was in a brilliant location, very very central in the old quarter.

Overall fantastic service, lovely rooms, good rooms and all for a very very good price. Would recommend to all!

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hanoi City Palace Hotel
Address: 106 Hang Bong Street, Old Quarter | Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Hanoi Elegance Sapphire Hotel)
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Hanoi
#20 Family Hotel in Hanoi
#29 Romantic Hotel in Hanoi
#35 Spa Hotel in Hanoi
#44 Best Value Hotel in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hanoi City Palace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best boutique hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, with modern facilities served by a team of professional & dedicated team, providing you a comfortable & memorable stay. Staff can speak multiple language ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Elegance 3 Hotel Hanoi
Elegance 3 Hanoi

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