Hotel Name: B&B Hanoi Hotel
Address: 16 Hang Thung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hotel Website: B&B Hanoi Hotel
Room Rate: 49 USD for 2 nights (2,205 PhP), Standard Double Room
I came across this hotel via tripadvisor with its good and promising reviews. We were 3 weeks away from our Vietnam-Cambodia trip so I booked it immediately on agoda also because online banking payments were allowed (I didn’t have a credit card at that time).
It was so easy to contact and make advance arrangements with the hotel. Lisa the Manager was very kind enough to assist us on our questions and requests. I made arrangements for airport pick-up, Halong Bay tour and train tickets with them since they were very accommodating and offered good deals (I compared their offers with others).
Airport Pick-up ($18)
After going through immigration processes at Nol Bal Internation Airport Terminal 2, we immediately spotted the driver holding a paper with our names on it. The driver was very friendly. He warned us that Hanoi will be very cold during our visit and told us that we will be arriving at the hotel in 30-minutes. The car the picked us up was an 8-seater car. It was very comfortable and looked brand new.
Halong Bay Tour ($115 /pax)
Lisa the Manager was so kind as to present us with their Halong Bay tours with discounts and her recommendation! She recommended the Premium Galaxy Cruises since they offered the biggest discount, and is one of the most popular cruises in Halong. She was also very patient will all my inquiries regarding the cruise and tours. All in all, it was a very good cruise! We had so much fun it was worth all the cents we paid and more!
Read more about our: Halong Bay Cruise 2D/1N with Premium Galaxy Cruises
- Hanoi-Danang ($49 /pax)
Topmost bed on a 6-berth hard-sleeper cabin
- Danang-Ho Chi Minh ($79 /pax)
Lower beds on a 4-berth soft-sleeper cabin
I asked Lisa the Manager during our email conversations if she could book our train tickets from Hanoi to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh, and she gladly helped! She also warned us that it would be a good idea to book in advance since we will be traveling during the Vietnamese Tet holidays, and trains will be full of locals going home to their provinces. True enough, the train was full! It was indeed a very good idea to book train tickets in adavance to avoid any more hassle.
Anyway, it was almost 2AM when we arrived at the hotel, the first leg of our 11-day Vietnam-Cambodia trip. The driver was so kind as to help us with our bags. Puffy-eyed hotel personnel greeted us at the reception with warm smiles and asked us if we wanted refreshments and asked us how our flights were. When I told them that I should settle our balances first, they shook their heads and told us to take a rest first and settle it first thing the next day.
We took a standard room for two, and it was decent. The room was spacious enough, as well as the comfort room (yes, with hot shower!). Thankfully, there was an elevator since our room was located on the fourth floor. The street was not very crowded and eerily empty at the same time. It’s a good location if you want to be on a peaceful place yet still in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take decent photos of the room.
After settling our balances the next morning, Lisa the Manager took a couple of minutes to give us tips on how to go about our day of touring Hanoi. She gave us a map and told us of the trustworthy taxi companies. We also had our US Dollars exchanged in the hotel (22,500 VND = 1 USD).
We spent two nights there. On our last day was our trip to Halong Bay. We were fetched from the hotel by a shuttle bus by 7am and dropped off at the hotel the next day at 5pm.
The hotel was strategically located at the heart of Old Quarter. It was a walking distance from restaurants, convenience stores, and Hoan Kiem Lake. Also a convenient walk away to Bia Hoi corner, especially for those who would want to experience Hanoi nightlife.
A very much recommended Hanoi hotel!
Want to know more about our Vietnam trip? Check these out:
- 1 Day in Hanoi
- 2D/1N Cruising at Halong Bay
- Traveling in Vietnam via Saigon Express
- 24 Hours in Hoi An
- 2 Days in Ho Chi Minh
- Crossing the Vietnam-Cambodia boarder by Bus
- 11 Days Vietnam-Cambodia Itinerary and Summary