Hanoi Topaz hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHanoi Topaz hotel
We loved our stay in Hanoi Topaz Hotel.
Nothing was too much trouble. Staff spoke good English.
Rooms good value, clean and always well serviced each day.
You really couldn't expect better for a budget hotel so ideally placed in the old quarter.
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