Hoabinh Palace Hotel
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Where I stayed: I am staying at the Hoa Binh Palace Hotel as The Elegance Hotels where I usually stay are fully booked. Mr. Binh from Elegance 2 recommended the Hoa Binh and I booked it through Agoda. It is located just …
We departed early for the Bear Rescue centre to discover how the Animals Asia Foundation Moon Bear Rescue Centre is caring for rescued bears in the Tam Dao National Park. While on route it was interesting to observe the changing fabric of the wider Hanoi region, the rice padi fields are giving way to factories and industries. The onward march of …
The day started very early for all with a lovely breakfast and a wonderful view of the Old Quarter. The bus was due to depart at 6:30 and rolled down shoe street at 6:40 full of excitement and uncertainty, our journey had begun. We were leaving Hanoi for CucPhuong National Park. First stop was at 8:44 in Thank Binh for some ca phe and tra. The bus …
Hey Lovelies its me again desperately trying to catch up with my blog without either sustaining a RSI or freezing to death. Well taff and I booked into a palacial pad I had accidentally got carried away and booked a few days previously. My reckoning is that it was better value though more expensive. The executive suite at the HoaBinhPalace Hotel, a …
... for the others. We met the other group of travellers and went and found a little place which was basically Vietnamese macdonalds. After being out in the rain I really wanted something hot so I got a hot pie, no idea what flavour it was but the filling was bright purple. Tasted nice though. We decided not to go for the bike ride as we were knackered and wet so just got back on the bus to Hanoi. The way back seemed to take even longer, nearly 3 hours which I didn't understand as there ...
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The view from the Palace was great and I hired a bicycle from the Palace
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As has been written here, the Hoa Binh does indeed place you right in the middle of the action for old Hanoi. The question you need to ask is: is this where I want to be. Read some of the postings in the Hanoi forum first. Your first consideration is noise and traffic. Hang Be Street is jammed (liked most others) to immovable proportions from 5AM till Midnight+ and every vehicle honks every 5 seconds- no kidding.. Even the highest floor will scarcely eliminate road noise.
Our family of four were fortunate to stay here in December for 5 nights. The location of this hotel could not be better, right in the centre of the Old Quarter, with a market at the door. After suffering a bit of culture shock landing in this city of 4 million people, 6 million motorbikes, we quickly settled into Hanoi life, learning to adapt to the seemingly chaotic traffic and environs. Just crossing the road was a challenge, with few if any breaks in the traffic (traffic lights? forget it; hardly any and rarely obeyed). The trick is to move very slowly, with no unpredictable movements, and the traffic will simply go around you.
A great location right in the old quarter... the hotel doesn't look impressive from the outside, and the lobby is not impressive. But, the rooms are very nice and very comfortable with nicely appointed bathrooms. The noise is an issue, so try and ask for a high floor... but it's noisy everywhere in this area, and worth staying in this colourful exciting part of the city.
We were a family of four, and when we arrived, the kids were in a room on a different floor. When we asked to have them on the same floor, we were told the hotel was fully booked. We started to call our agent and, miraculously, a room became available on the same floor.
Good value for the price
Followed recommendation of tripadvisor, booked there for one night. The hotel is fine, location is very good if you look to be in the middle of the street life of Hanoi. Price is competitive seen the rates of international hotels there, so I would recommend this hotel for people conscious about their money. The rooms are smallish, but bed is great (king size) and bathroom also all right. A hotel to enjoy Hanoi's shopping adventure, good to get out and find yourself in the middle of the shops.
This review is an addendum to that written by Miss Otsuka below, who was my travel partner to Hanoi.
Great location and clear, new rooms
We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights. It is the best hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. It is new, clean and managed well with all the standard amenity.
The location is perfect for shopping, eating, and walking. A market is just one step away.
Hotel staff are young, friendly and helpful. They made reservation for us for restaurants and halong bay tour.
They also have a good restaurant on the top floor with a nice view of the hanoi city.
We recommend the hotel highly to anyone who wants decent rooms in a great location in hanoi! We will certainly go back to the hotel next time we have a chance to go to hanoi.
Best hotel in the Old Quarter,Hanoi
This was my third trip to Hanoi in the past year and on my last visit I stayed at the Hoabinh Palace Hotel which is a really great new hotel and is moderately priced. The hotel is ideally located in the Old Quarter at 27 Hang Be Street,Hoan Kiem District,Hanoi. The hotel opened in early July 2006 and has excellent rooms which are quite spacious by Hanoi standards. The restaurant on the top flloor has a great view and serves really good food but there are also a number of great restaurants and bars nearby.The hotel owner Mr Tran Tuan and his staff are very efficient and helpful.There is free internet available for guests. Advance reservations will be a must for this hotel as there are few hotels at such good value in Hanoi.
Really The Best- Hoabinh Palace Hotel
We stayed 2 nights in the Executive Suite # 301, and had a fantastic time. The Hotel is new, beautiful and has great service. A great value for an enjoyable visit to Hanoi. The bed was comfortable, bathroom decadent, and, staffvery helpful. We will besure to stay here again when we return, as we couldn't get enough of the airy balcony,gorgeous views from the restaurant, and the terrific location.As the hotel continues to develop its service, more rooms are finished, and the staff becomes a finely sited machine, this will be competing with the Metropole for top location in town
Thanks for a great stay!
Brand new hotel right on the edge of The Old Quarter, 5 mins from the lake so convenient for shopping, restaurants, markets etc. Room was a little on the small side but well appointed, with good lights, satelite tv, tea/coffee facilities, ample storage & in room safe. Bathroom was lovely - big stand alone shower with excellent pressure. Staff couldn't do enough for us and the tours they booked were excellent.
The top floor restaurant had an extensive menu, great prices and breakfasts were huge.
Hotel also had elevators. An excellent mid price range hotel.