Calypso Palace Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCalypso Palace Hotel Hanoi
This hotel is located right by the lake in the old quarter with plenty of restaurants nearby.
The rooms are nice and comfortable and breakfast is very good.
The best thing about this hotel is the amazing staff. Thuy Morning and Thuy Afternoon are just exceptional receptionist who will go out of their way to do anything to assist.
They managed to change train tickets we had been sold in HCMC to soft tourist class for us and the porter even escorted us to the train station, changed our tickets and put us in our carriage on the train. This is above and beyond the service I would expect anywhere.
We unexpectedly returned to the hotel having had a very bad experience on a Hanoi Bay Cruise with The Real Kangaroo Cafe and the staff were so kind and gave us an upgraded room for our stay.
I cannot recommend this hotel enough it really is a perfect base for exploring Hanoi.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Calypso Palace Hotel Hanoi
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