Ariva MS Salute Hotel
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After a half day relaxing and getting what could be considered the world's...oddest massages we jumped onto a very crowded ferry boat and headed back to the bus. A few hours later, we were in Hanoi and having dinner at Tamerind, our favorite restaurant in Hanoi (i.e. the only restaurant we know in Hanoi since the HandSpan office is inside of it). …
Hanoi Rocks!! 15th January 2007 We catch our flight to Hanoi this morning, it's a long way, we won't be at our hotel for another 24 hours. We get a brief stop at Singapore airport before our onward flight. 16th January 2007 Finally we get to our hotel the "Majestic Salute" which is in a central location in the old quarter. Hanoi is organised chaos …
... 1000 to 2000 years old. I loved some of them and others made me feel a bit creepy. I liked the rather worried Phoenix. It was interesting that they had carvings of fairies and dragons. They are all over the world. There seemed to be a big gap after that until the year 1883 .From then on there were idealised women until about 1920. Then the paintings began to become a little more independent and self directed, they rather followed the ...
... that people have been allowed by the communist government, to have a business and be competitive and they are so happy now that they can better themselves.They suffered so much when the French invaded and they fought them for eight years. Then there wWs a terrible famine and two million people died. Then there was the Vietnam War, or American War as they call it. They are struggling to develop their economy and succeeding. The whole country seems a bit like a building site. ...
After two days in Hanoi- the most crazy city that I've ever seen, but we somehow survived crossing the street with millions motorbikes and cars where there is no rule and they never stop even if it is a green light;) but also the city with a great food and the tiny plastic stools and all day alive:) we walked a lot, went also to the puppies water theater and foot massage- we should do that every day:) Now we are going to relax in the cat ba ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ariva MS Salute Hotel Hanoi
I stayed in the Majestic Salute for 6 nights and booked a special rate over the internet. After travelling around South-East Asia for a month staying in dodgy hotels the Majestic was a pleasant surprise. I arrived early in the morning and my room was not ready yet but they offered to store my bags and let me make some phone calls. The hotel is perfectly situated in the Old Quarter so I just stepped out the door and started shopping. My room was small and quiet but perfectly suited to a single traveller and I had a nice view of the streets below. Fellow travellers staying in other hotels complained their hotel rooms were noisy and they were woken by early traffic and music but from my room at the Majestic I could hear none of this noise. The room was clean and had everything one would want. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially on my last day when the tour I had booked never showed to pick me up. They rang the company and organised a refund and then helped me organise an alternate day of sightseeing. Breakfast was included but I rarely ate it, instead choosing to sample the local restuarants. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in central Hanoi.
Good old days?
The Majestic Salute Hotel now (June2006) has neither a roof place for having a drink, nor a breakfast buffet. The service of the room maids is instable (one day good, the next you are missing even the towels in the room). For breakfast you have to wait some 25 minutes for a nice bread, some oily fried eggs and butter and jum. Coffee is terrible and all is more than slowly buit not unfriendly. Compared with what the others wrote from 2005 there seem to be a bigger management problem.
Nervertheless the staff is mostly friendly, it is clean and if you dont expect a perfect thing (and are able to smile if you realise not having towels while standing under the shower) it is the price and the location to recommend this hotel 2006 too.
Perfect location, quiet rooms
We stayed at the Majestic Salute as a part of a flight package. The hotel is situated in the old quarter where everything happens, walking distance to everything. We had a quiet room to a light court, thus no noise from the street. The room and bath have been very clean and good furnished, with toiletries etc, complimentary tea- and coffeemaker in the room and daily mineral water etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast with egg-cook was very good. The hotel has two entrances as it is situated between two streets, thus easy access from everywhere. We did not try the restaurant, as we had a good choice of local restaurants a few steps away. We would recommend the hotel.
Last month, I had 2 periods stayed in Majestic salute with my wife and son
We stayed at the Majestic Salute on 3 separate occasions in April 2006. The first two stays were part of a private tour that we had arranged separately. We stayed in a suite on two separate nights. The rooms were of an excellent quality and we were impressed with the hotel overall.
Thank you vietnam. that is a word, i would like to say
on december i had 1 week tour to vietnam. I think everything was perfect. I love Vietnam, people are very friendly and helpful.
And especially, when i came to Hanoi. I felt confuse, Because i didn't know which hotels i would stay. But due to My friends I came to Majestic Salute Hotel in 54 Hang Duong street and I saw that. Everything was wonderful from the facilities and staffs with good price, the price was suitable to my budget. Room is very clean and comfortable with full equipment and from the restaurant we will have the city view(old quarter). I think that: Majestic Salute is 4 star hotel not 3 star hotel.
That reason why i would like to recommend this hotel for all of you who want to go to Hanoi.
Stayed here for 4 days and found all the staff very helpful.Also tried the massage here twice and found it one of the best I had during the whole Vietnam trip. Very proffesional highly recommended.
Great Location right in the heart of the old quarter,walk the streets get the feel of the real Hanoi, Reception was pleasant and the bar staff attentive, Rooms and Bathrooms on average,better value go for the Suites it worth the few extra dollars.Would stay here again.
Good hotel, bad massage
The hotel was fine. It is new and everything works well. Reception was particularly helpful and competent.
Warning. Wanted a massage after a hard day's sightseeing. Tried the place on the hotel's 2nd floor. Very unprofessional. For a start, not a very good massage. All kinds of sexual hints going on during service. At the conclusion I was strongly urged to suppliment the prepaid fee with a tip.
I felt more tense than before the massage. Unpleasant experience.
No complaints about the rest of the hotel.
The Salute Majestic is situated in the old part of the city and due to the nature of the surrounding buildings the rooms are perhaps on the small side, compared to other hotels. My wife and 16 old son and I shared a room and it was cramped, however, the hotel is secure, conveniently located close to the center of the city and attractions such as the Water Puppet Theatre and parks which are all within walking distance.
The hotel has a rooftop restaurant and outside seating area where breakfast, which is a fantastic buffet, is served. Also a very pleasant place for a refreshing drink after a days sightseeing.