Galaxy Hotel Hanoi
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- Minbar in room
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- High-speed internet in room
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGalaxy Hotel Hanoi
Located in the old part of town, close to some great food and sights. Well appointed for a four star and good service. They looked after us pretty well, with flowers given it was our honeymoon :)
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Everyone had a lie in and caught up on some sleep. After breakfast in the hotel and updating journals we decided to explore the local area. Hanoi is busy and bustling and our first challenge was to cross the road! Whilst there are zebra crossings, these seem to be purely decorative and completely ignored by everyone. One way signs appear equally optional as do any rules about which side of the road the traffic should drive on. So, the trick is, wait for ...
... us were struggling to keep our balance. Mum was holding on to both Ker and My, Harry was being led by Ker’s daughter who had grabbed hold of his hand and taken the lead, and the rest of us carefully watched our step. Ron slipped a couple of times adding a suspect brown patch to the back of his beige shorts, but we all managed to get down. It was great to be immersed in the rice terraces and for everyone to experience the tranquil setting and authenticity.
We had an hours ...
... fields and other crops. We cross over the Red River and we find ourselves in the midst of crazy traffic. Thank goodness we don't have to drive. As strange as it seems the traffic seems to flow and to us there appears to be no regard for any rules.
Our hotel The Sofitel Metropole is pretty much in the middle of the city. It has a very French feel about it and is very classy. The bell boys and hostesses are dressed very traditionally and we are treated like ...
... we moved!! After paying a ridiculous fee of 130,000 to be dropped in the wrong place, I was livid!! I continued to walk with my back pack to the right address! Now this is why you should pack as light as possible. The sleeper bus is very claustrophobic with no loo :-/ the man next to me smells like BO and is snoring and someone has defiantly brought on a feast of curry!! I'm in a bad mood Incase you haven't ...
... that the performance was riveting, but we were that tired we both fell asleep!! The actual puppets and the skill of the puppeteers were incredible - all manner of beast and person telling folk tales as they danced, fought and swam on the water - but it was all in Vietnamese so we didn't really get it and the warmth of the theatre soon had our heads lolling!
Dinh then took us to a cool little café on top of ...