We stayed here for one night before our Halong Bay trip because this hotel was affiliated with the Dugong Sail company (that we used). For $20 a night it is cheap but sooooo not worth it. It is a backpacker style accommodation, old moldy bathrooms, no shower curtains, hot water runs out, towels were terrible, elevator only works sometimes, beds are either super hard or super soft, breakfast room is too small to fit all the guests so we had to stand, breakfast food was average and ran out. For $20 more so to Hanoi Paradise Hotel ($45 a room) it is a 3* just down the street and it is awesome, great rooms, great staff, great breakfast, great pool (we stayed the other 2 nights in Hanoi at this hotel). Also, for $136 per night I would not choose to go on the Dugong Sail in Halong Bay, pay a bit more and get a better experience.
The only good things about the hotel are its location in the Old Quarter, the helpful girl that checked us in (and spoke great English), the 2 free bottles of water in the room and the free WIFI.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hanoi Brand Hotel is new hotel with 15 big rooms with elevator, TV, minibar, buffet breakfast. It's a 5 minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake. ... more less