Hanoi Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hanoi
We arrived tired in Hanoi and spent the first day relaxing and booking our trip to Halong Bay. We went to the cinema to watch a film and generally had a nice time just walking through the maze of interesting and pretty streets that make up the Old Quarter. ...
So we met up with Mrs Nhung, who was actually very quietly spoken and didn't say too much to us, which I found unusual seeing we chose her and Tonkin Travel to go through. We mentioned to her that we ended up at the wrong hotel on our second night, staying in the middle of nowhere, all she said was 'that must've been a decision made by Indochina Junks to have you all staying at the same hotel'. Meh, ...
... the day gets too hot. Our hospital friends invited us to lunch with them, in another air conditioned board room! It arrived in polystyrene packets in plastic bags, just like a takeaway! Beefy noodles, definitely becoming a staple! They were very interested to talk about UK medical training. After that, we were free to go home in a taxi, which very very very nearly took out a cyclist in a cone hat (completely her own fault). She also ...
... possibly be wrong with all of the above? Well initially we didn't notice anything wrong with this and really enjoyed our time in Hanoi despite a few incidents (we won't go into too much detail or mention again after this), there is a slight under current to peoples behaviour and while you will often encounter some of the kindest people, it is not uncommon to have a bad experince or two. Fairly simple advice when travelling anywhere, keep your wits about you, familiarise yourself with ...
... I decided that my pottery skills were so great that I didn't need this head start, so I demolished her perfect creation and decided to try my hand at it from scratch. Three lumps of fresh clay later (it was replaced because most of the clay had ended up on my shorts and legs) I came to realise that I was not destined to be a potter, only an accountant and so let the now exasperated expert just fashion me a clay tumbler instead. My stupidity knows no bounds however, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet