Camellia 6 Hotel
Difficult to find fault
What we say:
With a bright yellow and red sign and windows adorned with travel offers, the exterior of Camellia Hotel 6 has nothing to differentiate it from the countless other budget hotels in the area, but it’s an expat and traveller favourite for good reason.
Located down a vibrant alley off Dinh Liet, a few minutes’ walk north of Hoan Kiem Lake, Camellia 6 can be difficult to reach, not just because the alley’s tricky to spot, but because it’s full of obstructions such as street vendors, tea stalls and people just, well, hanging out. This is all part of its charm though, so watch where you’re treading and push on through.
The hotel has two grades of room: standard and deluxe. All come with air-con, decent bedding, WiFi and internet cable, satellite TV, a fridge and a hair-dryer – the latter two being unusual yet useful additions for a budget hotel.
Deluxe rooms are notably larger than the standards and are at the front of the hotel, so have large windows and balconies big enough to sit out on. They also have bathtubs. Standards are just about big enough for the bed and a couple of armchairs but do have windows. Decor is unexciting but the rooms are very clean and bright, with no sign of damp.
As well as in-room internet access there are two internet stations and a well-stocked bookcase in the reception area, which doubles as a breakfast room. Breakfast is included in all rates and there’s a reasonable choice including eggs, bread and noodles, served with a hot or cold drink. What tops it off is the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners and staff. It seems nothing is too much trouble and they will go to great lengths to ensure your trip is enjoyable and successful. We’ve not tried out the tours they offer, but have heard some good reports.
Although Camellia 6 isn’t strictly in the budget category, as prices in Hanoi increase the standard room, which go for $15, are some of the cheapest rooms around and are certainly some of the best value. Deluxe rooms ($21) are also good value once you factor in the size and the balcony, which similarly priced rooms elsewhere – such as at Little Hanoi Hotel or Prince I — are lacking.
Camellia 6 is a great choice both for those on a budget and for those who want a comfortable, friendly and central place to stay. Also, some deluxe rooms sleep up to three so would suit a group of friends or a small family. As it has the typical two-rooms-to-a-floor-and-lots-of-stairs-with-no-lift set-up, make sure you pre-book a first floor room if you have trouble with steps – or heights.
It’s a popular hotel so booking in advance is recommended, although on our visits there have been walk-in rooms available. If you do book in advance they’ll arrange an airport transfer for the same price as it would cost to pick up a taxi at the airport, but with a lot less hassle.
This is a top pick in Hanoi: it’s comfortable, clean and friendly and in a central and interesting location. Deluxe rooms are worth the extra, although the street is quite busy so you may get early morning noise – go for a higher room if you can manage the stairs.
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Contact details:16A Trung Yen Lane, Dinh Liet Street. T: (04) 3926 0119, (04) 3926 3702, (0983) 557 682
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||15 USD||15 USD|
|Deluxe- Double||20 USD||20 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 27th April, 2010
Last visited or updated on: 13th March, 2014
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Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 2 ratings and 2 reviews
Good Value Hotel
The Camellia 6 hotel is in a great location,down a quiet( for Hanoi) lane and only a few minutes walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, and in the heart of the Old Quarter.The delightful young couple who manage the place are friendly and extremely helpful.
Camellia 6 Hotel reviewed by rockinraja (Total published reviews: 3) on
Good rooms, GREAT service
Ahhh such friendly people! They picked us up from the airport, which was such a relief after going through the hassle of getting Visa stamped into vietnam. Drove us safely through the wild streets of Hanoi to the hotel (which is in a great location, in the center of everything). We were greeted out on the street by the woman who runs the hotel, she brought us in, let us sit down, checked us in and told us that she had our room but there was a small problem-- she brought us up to show and the problem was just that there were 2 beds pushed together instead of one big bed.
No problem! She seemed so worried that we were going to flip. Her sons carried our (heavy) bags up to the room- and we were able to take a nap in the nice AC room with the **SOFTEST BEDS IN SE ASIA**!! For real, so soft. so comfortable. Softer than the bed in the room we paid $100 a night for on our honeymoon.
Woke up to delicious breakfast that was included in our room rate. We walked to train station to get tickets to Sapa. Came back and she called around for us to 5 different hotels in Sapa before we found one with an open room.
Such good service that we even booked our Halong Bay tour through them. & booked nights here for when we get back from Sapa & Halong Bay.
Highly recommended. We felt like family.
Camellia 6 Hotel reviewed by kaede (Total published reviews: 2) on
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Camellia 6 Hotel
16A Trung Yen Lane, Dinh Liet Street.
T: (04) 3926 0119, (04) 3926 3702, (0983) 557 682
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