The Classic Street
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We boarded our plane out of Seattle Thursday morning at 6:30am, despite the POURING snow. We flew 2 hours to San Francisco, laid over for 4 hours, then flew 11 hours to Tokyo, laid over for 1 hour, then flew 6 hours to Hanoi, then drove 1 hour to downtown Hanoi. We were wrecked by the time we arrived Friday …
For those who haven't done this, you hand over your passport when checking into hotels etc as they have to report to the police each night what foreigners stayed in their accomodation. They give it back on checkout. Unfortunately I didn't get the most alert bloke when checking out and I was in somewhat of a delirious and rushed state after the hike …
Unwell but determined to not let this get in my enjoyment of this trip. This will be a relaxing chill trip, slow and easy.
At Noi Bai airport waiting for family's flight in. Wow I'm amazed by Vietnamese receiving their I would think families? Complete with real big bouquets of flowers! That's something I seldom ever see in spore. Maybe …
... travelling over 14 hours we decided to go straight to Catba Island and Halong Bay. We’d be returning to Hanoi for a flight anyways. So straight off the night bus and straight onto a rickety minibus to take us to the port where we’d then get on a boat to the island. So many miles were covered that day! We ended up getting scammed into being part of a tour group as the booking lady told us there was no other way for us to get across (which was a massive lie). So after ...
... out into it. Trust the mopeds to avoid you. Show courage. Courage isn't my strong suit. *** I am in A&E, watching people come in covered in blood and vomiting, and seeing their relatives and friends scrambling in their pockets for money to pay. *** "I'm pleased with the results of the operation. You can fly back to the UK tomorrow." *** My gap year has turned into a gap six months. It would be easy ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Classic Street Hanoi
A nice little place
I had a friendly welcome of the hotel driver at the airport and he brought me to the location. The reception was excellent and helpful during my stay there. I requested a superior room but was placed into a lower for the first 2 nights. I cannot recommend room 503 because the washing facility of the hotel is right above and can be quite noisy. I realized that Hanoi isn't a silent city anyway but the hotel is quiet. The other 3 nights I spent in the requested room. General the hotel is clean and in a good condition. I didn't eat in the hotel.
A recommendation: if you want to visit placed go with a taxi do not go by motorbike. They tried to cheat and brought me to different placed although I showed it on the map and claimed more money.
Base idéale pour visiter hanoi
bien situé dans le vieux quartier,à quelques encablures du lac de l'Epée. Grandes chambres lumineuses avec sdb, clim; accès gratuit à internet. Préférer une chambre au 7e ou au 6e étage : pas de bruits de rue.
organise toutes vos excursions.
reception très serviable;on parle français.
seul point faible : petit déjeuner assez quelconque (éviter oeufs frits!)
Stayed in the Classic Street hotel on Hang Be from 26 to 29 July 2006. Hotel staff was friendly at all times, no pressure to take any trips. Room were functional and very clean. It's right in the middle of the old quarter so we literally walked everywhere except the museum of ethnology. For the money we couldn't have asked for anything better.
Nice hotel, great people, cool street, free internet.
Having booked my reservation at the Classic Street Hotel (Also called Phocohotel) based on the reviews posted on the Tripadvisor website I thought it was only fair to post my own.
We stayed at the classic street phochotel for 5 nights. It was nice. The hotel is simple with no extra features. But the rooms are spotless with quite modern furniture and good amenities. Everything works perfectly. Hot water running well. Sheets, towels, changed regularly. But most of all, this hotel in the center of the busy old center of Hanoi is run by a very nice family who lives there. The same persons would serve you breakfast, help you with luggage, answer your questions. It feels very comfortable in city like Hanoi which can be unsettling sometimes. Another plus is that they do not have a travel agent associated to them so they do not try to sell you any tourist trip.
There are several hotels with this name, so I'm not sure which one everyone is talking about, could be different ones (Classic Street 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.).
I only got to stay here one night, but it was nice. The building is well kept, with a nice open air atmosphere, surprising really. Make sure you do as all the other reviews say when staying in the old quarter, get a room in the back because the streets here are really noisy. The room looked really nice at first, but upon closer inspection it needed some maintenance. The wallpaper was looking beatup in places and the shower head just drizzled. Perfect location though.
Good free breakfast.
The guy at the desk was very friendly and knowledgeable, helped arrange our tour to Halong Bay.
Good mini hotel in a great location in the Old Quarter. Friendly staff and the most comfortable bed we enjoyed in over a month in Vietnam!
A real find
This is a great little hotel right in the centre of the Old Quarter, and a nice place to escape from the hustle and bustle just outside the front door. The rooms are very comfortable and the bathrooms pleasant. The hotel is stylishly decorated and has a beautiful inner courtyard. The staff are very pleasant and helpful, and are happy to advise how much you should be paying for cyclos etc and how to get to various points of interest, banks etc. They also have free internet access. There is no lift but the staff are happy to carry your bags for you. Excellent value for only USD25 for a couple.
Great location, great deal, great place
Great location and nice guest house in the Old Quarter. The staff is very friendly and helpful, including dinner and side trip recommendations. They organized a trip to Halong Bay that turned out to be very good (and allowed us to avoid shopping around). We highly recommend staying in the back, since the rooms on the street are very noisy (bring ear plugs). Plus the rooms in the back are a bit larger/nicer. My wife and I would definetely stay here on our next trip.