This beautiful studio apartment is in a quiet street in central Hanoi. The wooden French doors open onto the balcony where you can sit and enjoy the view. The high ceilings and natural light make this a bright and airy apartment. It has a double bed (bedding included), cupboard, shared washing machine, air-conditioning, cable tv, internet, arm chairs, table, microwave oven, refrigerator and a well-equipped kitchen. Electricity, water, internet and cable tv are included in the price. There are many restaurants, cafes, supermarket and shops in the near vicinity and Hanoi's famous Hoan Kiem Lake and the historic St Joseph's Cathedral are within easy walking distance. The bustling night market, Dong Xuan Market and the Old Quarter are also close by. Public transport is very close. Minimum stay 2 months.
We were greeting and treated as if we were long-lost relatives!! We had called her before we headed out with a taxi. The road was too small for a car, there we were with our luggage on the sidewalk - - - but only for about two seconds, Dong and her associate Narelle were there to take us to the hotel about one block down the street (her apartment was not available at the time) with elevator since stairs were an issue. The price was as quoted (US30 with a full American breakfast) and wonderfully equipped with a flat -TV (English speaking programs included), en-suite bath, airconditioning and clean as a whisle.
But now to Dong and her staff - the office was located about one block away and seemed to be open continuously (well, in the spirit of truth, I did not check after midnight and before 6 a.m.) ready to help with any requests. We were shown around the neighborhood, given recommendations for restaurants, stores, a spa (massage - MMMM good!). During our stay I had bought a jacket, the arms were too long, I asked Dong to recommend a tailor, she looked at it, said "easy, I'll take it home tonight and do it for you." She did, would not accept anything other than my thanks. When we were looking for a certain item, Dong went with us, showed us how to cross the streets (don't laugh until youve been there). She could not have been more helpful, arranged a car and driver for day-trips as well as to the airport when we reluctantly had to leave.
Our only regret is not to have had more time to spend in Hanoi, Dong could have kept us busy for another week.
Thank you Dong and Narelle for making out stay so special!
P.S. BTW dear reader of this review, my travel companion and I are 83 and 72 respectively.
Brigitte L. and Irma T.
The reservation was canceled 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
On my last visit to Hanoi I stayed in Nguyen Ha Dong's apartment in Dinh Liet Street. The apartment was great and so was the service provided by Dong. The location was very convenient with lots of restaurants and shops nearby. The apartment was clean and quiet and had everything I needed. Dong was great and organised everything for me. I decided I wanted to go to Halong Bay for 2 days and Dong was able to book this for me through her travel office. She also took me to her taylors to get some clothes made. She knows everything about Hanoi. Next time I'm in Hanoi I will definitely book accommodation through Nguyen Ha Dong again. I would recommend staying at the Dinh Liet Street apartment and using Dong's service.
Dong, the host, is such a lovely lady, she really went out of our way to make us feel safe and welcome.
We decided to stay at her hotel, Hotel Hibiscus, (52 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi), rather than the apartment as we really didn't need apartment facilities. the hotel is in a back street away from the traffic.
Dong has a travel agent around the corner from her hotel, and they are very helpful. Definitely recommended for booking tours and tickets.
thanks Dong for a lovely stay!
It was great!The woman Dong and also the others were wonderful!Dong was such a helping hand when my friend broke her foot! She organized everything! Without her we would have been lost! She was like a mother to us!
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