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Hanoi, 29.3.-1.4. 29.3., Freitag Flughafeneinreise absolut unproblematisch, schneller als in Thailand, sehr kleiner Flughafen in Hanoi. Erstmal eine Million VND mit der Visacard am ATM abgehoben. Der Fahrer vom Hotel hat schon gewartet. Ca 45 min. fahrt vom Flughafen zum Hotel. Und den ersten kuriosen Viehtransport aufm Moped gesehen, 5 lebende …
Had a few drinks at Changi Airport and read the Straits Times - lots of articles on the Israel/Lebanon situation, most of which appear to favour the latter. Had an early dinner of chicken with mushroom, buck choy and noodles on the plane - missing Singapore food already! Spent most of the three hour flight reading Crooked Letter which I …
Recently Hanoi celebrated its 1000 year birthday on 10/10/2010 and our school celebrated its 10th anniversary on the 9th. Much celebrating occurred on that weekend.
I booked a room at the 5 star Melia Hotel (https://www.meliahanoi.com/default.asp x )for the night for two reasons- I didn't want to drink and drive on what would be one of the …
Morning cruise on Halong Bay - it was a really nice, relaxing time. Beautiful scenery, Baily played with her shells, rowboat tour into a really private cove - saw another set of different monkeys (like rhesus monkeys) climbing the rocks (but not swinging across branches - these guys looked like they had handholds in the rock). Back to the dock, …
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Sehr guter Service, guter Nachtclub/Disco
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We stayed in the executive suite as part of the $89+US promotion on our honeymoon at the Melia Hotel over New Years Eve & it was a most pleasant & enjoyable experience!
Liked: Good price. Great Service.
Dislike: Rock hard bed. Dated decor. Poor Food.
Listed as a 4 star, this hotel was not as we had hoped. I would rate it to be great value as a nice 3 star. Lacked atmosphere. Uncomfortable beds. We moved to the Hilton for $43.00 more and it's a world of difference.
This was our first trip to Hanoi and the Melia was chosen based on the good reviews posted. We took up the "Executive Suite" promotion that was offered at USD89++ up. Definitely well worth the upgrade. The rooms were very new, clean and extremely spacious, with a separate living room and bedroom. There was also a competent spread of buffet breakfast in the lobby cafe offered as part of the package.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Hanoi; in fact, I would suggest this as a better alternative to the famous Metropole. Great lobby, rooms, client service, dining options. The breakfast buffet is super.
Great hotel: very nice staff, very comfortable rooms, great breakfast (a must for long days of sight-seeing), and very quiet (no street noise at all, which can apparently be a factor elsewhere). And its dramatically less expensive than the Metropole (though less elegant, obviously, but how much time are you going to spend at your hotel?). Other great thing is the neighborhood: walking distance to some of the better restaurants in town (Le Tonkin, Indochine), to Hoan Kiem Lake, and far less cramped than the very over-rated Old Quarter (broad avenues and sidewalks).
could not fault the melia hanoi, i have stayed at some of the best hotels and this rates with them. will be staying with this chain of hotels from now on. and oh so cheap. reccomend it
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Nice hotel for this price
Melia Hanoi is really a good hotel, especially taking into account its price. It compenses its lack of atmosphere -neither vietnamese nor colonial- with a good infrastructure. Probably it is thought for business people. Good location. Satisfactory.
A great place to stay
We really enjoyed our stay at the Melia. It is a spacious, clean, comfortable and modern hotel. The bathrooms probably need to be renovated, but the rooms themselves are great (we stayed in two different rooms during our stay). The Melia is in a good location (a 5-10 min walk from the lake), the staff is fantastic and the hotel is a great value. Price being the same, I would probably stay in the Hilton or Metropole instead (they are supposed to be more elegant), but I would definitely recommend the Melia.
This place isn't as elegant as some other, older Hanoi hotels, but it is huge, well-located, relatively new, and the rooms are great value for money. Gym is adequate.
I suggest not using the hotel transfer service, however; the charge for a hotel car pickup is a ridiculous $35 while you can easily get a taxi from the airport for $12. (To the airport is $15).
Slick, smart and relaxing
This hotel is great. Hanoi can be noisy and dusty and this hotel just south of the lake is glitzy and a great refuge. Its international standard, a tad businessy but offers a great attentive service and a super location. Its also great value.