Ariva MS Salute Hotel
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... have every seen – it is easily 8 or 9 inches across. From the cave we head to a floating deck a short distance away where we climb into kayaks for a trip round the bay. I offer several times to partner Alison or Emma but they are happy enough together; although not so much so by the end. A bit of time to relax then more food at dinner. The chef is very helpful at providing options for those that don’t eat to ...
... you only encounter in the tropics - before plunging back into the air-coned terminal. The terminal was gorgeous with ferns and tropical plants growing within the building, water features and interesting statues. Stuart and I handed over our passports to the immigration officials and were thrilled to receive our first stamps in over four years! After receiving our bags from a swish conveyor belt we headed to the departure lounge to check in for yet another (but thankfully ...
... Madrid. I got some stick when Madrid ending up winning but was a good laugh. By this point our bus driver had emerged from his beauty sleep and he was ready for another day of smashing the break pedal and overtaking in ground bends. The Vietnamese border crossing- well. What nap intimidating place that is. Every policeman/soldier waved his baton in a aggressive way and every single one of them looks at you like your trying to smuggle 50 kilos of heroin in your back pocket. Even the ...
... this one... Lovely though Hanoi is, the houses/shops seem to spread onto the pavements most of the time and therefore people/rubbish is pretty much everywhere, there are very few pavements in which one doesn't have to dodge through an obstacle course. This fall led to me having horrible bruises up my leg and a lot of pain, so sadly Ha long Bay/Cat Ba activities had to be put on hold.
Today we wandered around the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple on the island in the ...
... We decided to try and get a government bus as these were more likely to be available. Luckily we were able to get to Cat Ba, but not without a lot of effort. Now, the public transport in Vietnam is ridiculous. People are pulled into buses and trains, regardless if here are seats available, where there's floor space, there's room. Asian people are generally much smaller than those from the West, so the seats are designed to accommodate them. Meaning the seats ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ariva MS Salute Hotel Hanoi
Perfect place to stay
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.
No 3 stars hotel be better than
Last month, I had 2 periods stayed in Majestic salute with my wife and son
All off them loved this hotel a lot because some reasons as:
Location is very wonderful. It is located in the centre of the old quarter (very near Dong Xuan market, 2 minutes walking to Hoan Kiem Lake), hotel has 2 fronts (very convenient for walking around), especially when we stayed there on 1 front of the hotel is walking street (very peaceful and colourful, no hotel in hanoi located in walking street). We think location is 5 star
Rooms: we booked City View Room. the room here is very good space and new facilities and modern. the room's view to street is quiet and we have over view about Hanoian and Vietnamese (How people drive motor bike and work...)
Services: We have wonderful buffet breakfast with various dishes (western food and vietnamese food and diet food on the bancony restaurant to the street)
Staffs: very professional and good knowledge. They always answer our questions hospitality and smiling.
Massage: very skillful
that some things impressed in our mind. when we come back vietnam, we will choose this hotel surely (it's valuable more money).
As above like some reasons, I would like to recommend to all of you want to stay in hanoi.
Majestic Salue - A Great Boutique Hotel
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.
On the second occasion, we had booked the hotel independently for a 5 night stay and had booked a city view room. This room was also of excellent quality and a good size. The windows were double glazed and there was little noise from outside. The room was well maintained throughout. Having seen other styles of rooms in the hotels, we would agree that they are smallish, however we think they are more than adequate. But if you like a view and a bit more space, we think it is well worth the extra for a city view room and we are glad we paid the extra. It was great watching life on the street from the comfort of our air con room.
The breakfast buffet was generous and varied. The staff are friendly without being intrusive and reliably organised taxis and provide information when asked.
The hotel's location is great, one of the best. In the middle of the old district and a short walk to the lake. Fantastic. We would really recommend this hotel to others.
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.