Whether you visit Vietnam for the bustling city of Hanoi, the charming Ho Chi Minh City or the scenic Halong Bay, you should definitely consider selecting a top notch accommodation spot. Budget hotels are not as terrible as it sounds, in fact choosing a budget hotel with 5-star services IS possible in Vietnam. Here are several budget hotels in Hanoi you may want to look into before you book your tickets to fly into Vietnam.
Hanoi Elegance 4 Hotel
This boutique hotel was established just last year in 2008. Strategically situated in the middle of Hanoi Old Quarter, this hotel is a firm favorite amongst travelers all over the world. Don’t be surprised if you see that this hotel was built in a lot smaller than your expectations. What sets this hotel apart from the rest of its peers is that the service is unquestionable. Of course, the hotel itself comes with many amenities preferred by travelers but time and again, the Hanoi Elegance 4 Hotel has been praised for its diligent and genuinely caring staff. Based on reviews online, travelers love the conscientious customer service staff who took the trouble to prepare taxis upon their arrival or departure to avoid being scammed. The staff also took the initiative to recommend first time travelers places to visit and directions on how to best get there.
In short, this is the best hotel to go to if you want a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle, and if you want to enjoy true hospitality, Hanoi-style.
Rising Dragon II Hotel
Tucked away in a charming spot in the hub of Old Quarter, the Rising Dragon II Hotel is preferred for its strategic located. Those who love shopping and enjoying the warm sights and sounds of the outdoor market will definitely love the hotel for its close proximity to the main commercial spots in this part of town. Cafes, banks and drug stores litter the walk way while the Water Puppet Theater is only a stone’s throw away.
Reviews for the Rising Dragon II hotel were many, and glowing. Not only were the prices affordable, the customer service was only deemed impeccable. The staff are well educated in English and hospitality, easily putting travelers at ease with their friendliness and people skills.
Hanoi Legend Hotel
Also located in the Old Quarter, the Hanoi Legend Hotel may sound like a posh hotel but its staff is definitely superior to most, and are all down to earth people to add. Located a mere 50 meters from the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake, one can literally bask in the beauty of the locale while staying in a great hotel. It is interesting to note that renovation for this hotel was recently completed and they now boast of new in-room furnishings and comfortable amenities, stretching your dollars even further!
Internet-savvy travelers will love the fact that the hotel staff will respond speedily to their email bookings and enquiries, sometimes as fast as 15 minutes after the first email is sent! Tours to Halong Bay can also be arranged at your convenience.
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