If you don't mind the hustle and bustle of being right in the heart of all the action of Old Hanoi (it does have heavy scooter/motorbike traffic and many people surrounding the area on a daily basis, not for a retreat, more for the culture) then look no further than the Silk Path.
On our arrival just before Christmas, 2014 we found ourselves in a nice room however it was a little too small for our liking and with minimal view. The front desk was able to offer us an upgrade for only US$20 per night which included a bigger room, better view and a few extras which we were more than happy with. It did face the street so there was a bit of street noise, which we didn't mind.
The staff could not be more helpful, but one in particular stood out and went beyond his job description, Quang. Once acquainted he made sure we had the necessities for our travels and itinerary, even giving us a lift in his personal car when the hotel cars were fully booked. Taking his personal time to be our translator and helping with our purchases to negotiate, we were delighted with his service. We hope to see him sometime in the future, thank you Quang!
Overall I am usually very picky and particular with the places I stay. I like privacy, yet helpful service when required, clean rooms and all the amenities you would need if you only came with carry on. The Silk Path really became our home away from home, and I don't say that lightly. The only thing I can criticize was the use of the safety deposit box. I mistakenly handed over my key to reception thinking they would take me into the back room to empty it, however they came back with my belongings. Although all of my items were there I would have preferred to do this myself, just a tip for next time. Other than this, 5 star plus :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the centre of Hanoi Old Quarter with major attractions nearby, the Hotel affords discerning travelers an unrivalled value to explore all that the city has to offer. The distincly electic decor marries beautifully with all the mordern conveniences, creating a truly indulgent experience. Personalized services yet excellent privacy ensure the greatest comforts and relaxation. ... more less
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