Rising Dragon Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsRising Dragon Grand Hotel Hanoi
The rooms are nice and include an in-room computer. The staff are friendly and very helpful.
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Arrived in Hanoi at around 8 this morning and it was ******* freezing. Can only blame going from 30 degrees in Perth to a miserable 18 here for how bunged up I've suddenly become. Couldn't check in until 1pm and arrived at Vietnam Downtown Backpackers at 9.30ish, so decided to explore to pass the time. There's lots of small stalls selling various clothing, bags, food, sweets etc. as I expected but there doesn't seem to be an awful lot going on ...
... the presidential gardens and saw a replica of Ho Chi Minh's house, again guarded by soldiers. We stopped briefly by the One Pillar Pagoda for some fruit which was delicious.Our driver then took us to see a temple in memory of Confucius. The temple had been reconstructed after the US B52's had bombed Hanoi in the seventies.
We were then dropped off about a mile away from our hotel to walk back through various local markets and shopping streets. The first thing we ...
... with the wider boulevards and business feel of the more modern area. The afternoon saw us visit the Vietnam National History Museum which again followed the general pattern of Vietnamese museums of showing lots of photographs but very little description. There was a nice display of historic pottery and ancient tools but neither of these really floated our boat. The evening did however allow us to sit overlooking Hoan Kiem lake as the sun went down (unfortunately behind ...
... 8217;d had a long but fascinating day, so we were happy to arrive at our five-star hotel, the Sofitel Metropole, built in 1901. A new wing has been added but the old has been carefully restored. Our room was not large but tastefully furnished from the early 1900s. It felt very ritzy to us. We have yet to delve into the history of this place and more information will follow in future journal entries. Sweet sleep – we were ...