Good vibe but not the cheapest option
This is one of those rare places in Hanoi that has a real travellers' home feel to it.
On our last visit reception was buzzing, with some guests on the internet stations, others enquiring about Ha Long Bay tours and a couple sitting in the bar/restaurant at the rear, chatting and working on laptops. It also looks like home -- or the home of a movie buff anyway – with replica paintings of classic movie posters on the walls, alongside the posters advertising the tours on offer. Fortunately the rooms are good too. Recently refurbished, they're neat, clean and comfortable, with LCD TVs and shower cubicles in the bathrooms. This all said, it may therefore come as no surprise to know that Rendezvous Hotel is managed by an Australian couple, Luke and Sarah, who as ex-travellers themselves have made every effort to meet the needs of foreign guests. It seems to be working. For the price, the rooms are reasonable value – particularly if you share a triple -- but perhaps not the cheap option the apparent backpacker focus may suggest.
By Sarah Turner
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.