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Charming Hotel

15 Yen Thai Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam 084

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Andrew S. Couples United Kingdom, August 24, 2010
Sightseeing trip to Hanoi

Modern clean rooms and excellent staff who are really friendly
In the old quarter on a quiet (by Hanoi standards) street. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The rooms are modern and clean.
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Ian J. Solo travelers Australia, August 18, 2010
Charming is indeed Charming

very clean and friendly
Charming Hotel is located on a small market type street full of morning activity making for a very interesting start to the day. Close to Hoan Kiem Lake (10 min walk)in the old Quarter hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spotless free wi-fi in room, resturant only serves breakfasst and this is limited though adequate, there are plenty of good places to eat while exploring the bustling street life of Hanoi.
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Joy S. Solo travelers New Zealand, August 7, 2010
Definitely Charming

Excellent location in the Old Quarter, handy to Hoan Kiem, shopping and cafes, friendly staff,
I loved staying here at the Charming Hotel, so much so that I've booked a return visit! The location is just perfect for walking around the Old Quarter, excellent food outlets, shopping and the lake. It's close to the French Quarter too which is the location of the Cathedral. Church Street has many restaurants, cafes and vendors selling food. Sure the location is a little noisy first thing in the morning when the vendors in the narrow street upon which the hotel is located, but that's a small price to pay for being "amongst" the vibrant Vietnamese community as they buy fresh goods for the day. I loved the energy in this narrow street. Having computers in the room with fast internet access was also a bonus.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Do take time to wander around Hoan Kiem first thing in the morning to see the locals taking their exercise. The night time ambience is different so its also worthwhile repeating the walk at dusk!
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Andrew E. Couples New Zealand, August 1, 2010
Really is Charming

Beautifully presented and amazing staff
I cant say enough good things about this cute hotel. I would reccomend it to anyone who is travelling on a budget but still cares about comfort and cleanliness. The hotel is in a little laneway (dont worry, its safe) so it is quiet (from traffic). It is easy wlaking distance to the lake, lots of little restaraunts and places to shop. The bedrooms are not massive but the two of us had enough space. We stayed there for a week and it was always kept clean, it is practically brand new. The bathrooms have hand held showers and monsoon shower heads, great for washing off the days traffic. The staff were what really made the stay memorable, they couldn't do enough for us (or even for our friends who weren't even staying there). They organised our laundry for us, translations, taxis, tours and a restaraunt we had trouble finding. They always greeted us with warm smiles and open doors! The manager Mr Duc is there to help, as are his staff.
Hotel Feature Tip: If you choose this wonderful hotel, take an alarm clock, because even though you get large windows that do open - most of them face another building really close (although decorated to diguise it) so it is dark in the room all the time - great for sleeping in, bad for being late for tours! The aircon works great though!
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Laura B. Couples United Kingdom, July 17, 2010
Lovely hotel, staff extremely friendly and helpful

Highly recommend hotel if it is in your price backet. Staff were excellent and helped out with all questions. Good location as only a five minute walk to the lake. Tucked away down a back street. Breakfast was good too!
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Rebecca J. Families with older children Australia, July 2, 2010
Home away from home

close enough to central tourist district, but far enough away to be quiet.Clean, friendly, professional.
This was a clean, quiet and friendly spot to stay, an easy walk from the lake. Nothing was too much trouble - laundry, money exchange, restaurant recommendations. Our friends were allowed to check in when their train arrived - 5am - for no extra cost.
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Janice D. Families with young children Canada, June 17, 2010
A Great Deal

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Amy C. Couples United Kingdom, June 17, 2010
Oh so Charming...

Free internet in rooms; staff attentiveness; shower and hot water
This is a great little hotel once you can find it. It is tucked away down a narrow street that cars can't fit through. Best idea is to print off a map beforehand and show it to the taxi driver, otherwise you will end up driving round in circles like we did. Luckily, we had already agreed on a price for the taxi from the airport beforehand (250,000VD), otherwise the meter would have rocketed up. Once in the hotel the staff are very friendly and want to ensure you have a pleasant stay. There is a cable TV and computer with broadband in each room, as well as more in the lobby area. The lobby area also has a printer you can use free of charge. We went back to this hotel on two separate occasions after a stay in Danang, and they seemed to remember us, as we were greeted with warm smiles. This may be an odd comment but the shower is really good in this hotel, with hot running water. We found this was difficult to get to a good standard in some hotels, but not at Charming. The breakfast isn't great, but its included in the price and kept us going until lunchtime.
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Somjai M. Families with young children United States of America, June 16, 2010
Good velue for money.

Staffs were very friendly. Room was good size and clean.
This is a small hotel, from outside looks like a shophouse (many small hotels in Vietnam are like this), the lobby quite small. We stayed at room 401 that have a window and pretty good size.The room and bathroom were clean. Shower area was open to the sink. Staffs were very friendly and can speak Englist well. Breakfast was nothing special, egg, bread and jam or pho. Overall it was a good velue for money.Good location.
Restaurant Tip: We ate at 69 bar and restuarant. It was nice, but no aircon.
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Thanathon K. Couples Thailand, June 14, 2010
Charming and Friendly

- Good location to the lake and most of the shopping streets - lots of good cheap food nearby - staff very friendly and helpful (I had the staff help me buy fruits from a stall near the hotel) - cheap and good for value - the rooms are considered very good for the price you pay
The hotel is really good - I recommend you get the hotel to pick you up to and from the airport. Most taxis in Hanoi have rigged meters and will cheat you 80% of the time. I am serious i took the taxi twice and got cheated once - my friend took it once and got cheated as well. Let me explain - I got the hotel to call me a taxi to HCM Maousaleum and it cost 30,000D which sounds reasonable. On the way back I called my own taxi and in no time it was 50,000D. When I demanded to get down the meter surged so fast it went up to 100,000D and more. The taxi also would not let me down. So please be careful which taxis you take.
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