About this listing
This beautifully decorated modern 1 bedroom apartment is located in the centre of Hanoi in Ly Quoc Su Street. It is within easy walking distance to Hoan Kiem Lake, The famous St Joseph's Cathedral as well as many restaurants and shops. The apartment is in a quiet spot but when you walk out of the door you are in the heart of Hanoi life. The apartment has wifi, cable tv, a modern, fully equipped kitchen, and share washing machine and drier. The bedroom and living area both have a balcony and windows that let in lots of natural light and fresh air. Other nearby attractions include the Water Puppet theatre, Hanoi's Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature. This apartment has everything you will need to make your stay in Hanoi a comfortable and enjoyable experience. More than just a place to stay, it will be your home in Hanoi. Price includes electricity, cable tv, wifi and weekly cleaning.
This was a great apartment in a great location! I would easily stay here again.
Dong was an absolutely fabulous host!! We arranged with her to have a private car transfer us from the airport ($25 USD) to the apartment and she was waiting for us once we got there. Everything in the apartment was exactly as shown in the photos. Having two balconies was an added bonus, one off the bedroom and one off the living room. The refridgerator was stocked with milk, eggs, cheese, bread and some jams. There was also a kettle and coffee which we made every morning while we enjoyed the sounds from the old quarter in the streets below, as apartment is located on the third floor. There is great air conditioning in the apartment, much needed to beat the heat!
Dong's friend Narelle was extremely helpful with lots of advice about experiencing Hanoi and the possibilities of working and living in this vibrant city. She helped to arrange other parts of our trip through Dong's travel business. We booked a two day-one night trip for Halong Bay on A-Class Legend (highly recommend it). Narelle and Dong arranged for us to move to another airbnb listing of theirs while we did our trip so we didn't have to lug our bags around as we are traveling extensively through Asia.
They also booked a bus for us up to Sapa, we chose not to go with their tour simply because we had a hotel we wanted to stay at for an extended period of time.
If you want an authentic experience in Hanoi, I highly recommend staying at this apartment, it gives you a feeling of living in true Vietnamese fashion that you would not experience in a hotel and is worth every penny. Dong includes a cell phone with all her rentals in case you get lost or need advice. We were invited to her house on a number of occasions for breakfast and just to chat.
Should we return to Hanoi, Dong will be the first person we look up and hopefully we will be able to stay here again.
Thanks again for a fabulous stay and helping us to kick off our trip in such a positive manner!
Amazing location in the heart of the Old Quarter a stone's throw from the Cathedral. The apartment was exactly as described & comfortable. The bed is awesome! We loved that it was so close to everything - Hoan Kiem Lake, a supermarket, cafes, restaurants, etc. We stayed 2 weeks here it and honestly it was perfect for us. I will say that it was a bit noisy at some points (cathedral bells ringing at odd hours, honking/noise from the road traffic, etc.). If you're going out a lot then it honestly won't matter. Dong & Narelle make a great team to ensure your vacation is a good one. As Dong is a travel agent, she can book no end of stuff for you including airport transfers & Vietnam visa invitation letters. They have a mobile in the apartment so you can call them anytime with anything you need or if you'd like to book something. When our Halong Bay tour was cancelled at the last minute due to bad weather on the morning of departure, we called Dong & quickly arranged to have a nice, English-speaking driver pick us up for a day tour to Nimh Binh. Would recommend to anyone and would stay here again!
My wife and I stayed here for 6 night and loved every minute of it. The apartment is exactly as shown in photos and right in the middle of the bustling old quarter. Dong had a driver picking us up from the airport and was at the apartment to meet us and show us around the apartment. We also got a mobile phone (free of charge), so we could contact Dong or Narelle if we had any problems. The apartment has everything you need for a very pleasant stay, would highly recommend.
Nguyen Ha and Norell helped us end an amazing month in Vietnam. Between touring Halong Bay and Sapa we stayed in a very nice, clean room in Nguyen Ha's house to save some money between long bus rides. We were fed each morning and picked up right outside the building for our tours. Our final 5 days we spent in Nguyen Ha's spacious, well appointed and perfectly located apartment. Coming from San Francisco we really felt at home here. Right where you want to be. Right across from the cathedral and around the corner from the lake (which will be helpful landmarks when you inevitably get lost wandering Hanoi). Nguyen and Norell were incredibly responsive and helpful from booking us tours to making sure we had everything we needed to during our stay. Staying here will certainly make your stay in this great city that much more comfortable and memorable.
The apartment was as described, clean and tidy and was peaceful for central Hanoi as it was situated in a gated alleyway. Dong could not have been more helpful, she arranged airport transfers and kindly met us late at night. Her colleague helped my son settle in to Hanoi and find another longer let apartment. I would definitely recommend them.
super location within sounds of the cathedral, yet on a quiet siding.
Dong chatty welcoming knowledgeable host. Checkin smooth and allowed us to leave our bags early. Nice apartment, with all needed amenities.
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About the Host, Nguyen Ha
My name is Nguyen Ha Dong. My travel agency, Dong’s Travel, is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. As a native Hanoian, I can give you the best advice on what to see and do during your stay. My enthusiastic staff (from Vietnam and Australia) also have a lot of local knowledge.
My Australian colleague is well travelled so is able to give you good advice on where to go and what to see both in Hanoi and other places.
Our services include tours in and around Ha Noi and Vietnam, business development advice, visa applications and extensions, long-term and short-term accommodation, new visitor orientation and comprehensive trip planning assistance for travel within Vietnam. If you want to get your visa on arrival at the airport in Vietnam I can arrange a letter of invitation for you.
At Dong’s Travel, we offer all the great tours and packages you would expect to find, including day trips around Ha Noi city, Ha Long Bay, Sapa trekking and private tours designed to suit your needs. We will match any price offered to you from a competing agency. Let us make you a quote!
As well as offering expert tour information we can also help with your accommodation needs. If you are only planning to stay from a few days to a month or so we can find short-term room rentals, apartments or hotel accommodation for you. If you plan to stay longer we can also help you find long-term rental apartments in Hanoi for great prices. Travellers, foreign workers and expats please give us a call! We have a variety of properties available for you to choose from.
Whether it be for a few days or a few years, let us help you enter easily into the Ha Noian way of life with a comfortable and affordable stay. Our goal is to save you money and time and to help you have a wonderful holiday of a lifetime. We will always do our best to make you comfortable with all aspects of your trip.