First Choice Hotel
Not our first choice but not altogether bad
What we say:
Although a bit cheaper and more shabby than its larger sibling -- nearby Impressive Hotel which is owned by the same folks -- First Choice isn't necessarily a bad choice. Like Impressive, First Choice's rooms are clean and simply decorated with traditional art and soft furnishings, but bathrooms are cramped and the cheapest "superior" rooms are very small and windowless. Windowless rooms might be fine for light sleepers -- and for vampires -- but the "deluxe" offers a lot more space and a balcony, and these are comparable to, but still cheaper than, the least expensive rooms at Impressive. Unlike Impressive, however, reception and the stairwells at First Choice are a bit tatty, there's a permeating smell of food in the common spaces, and within the rooms we found tiny shower cubicles with exposed nails where soap trays used to be. Still, all rooms have air-con and hot water, and the central location near St Josephs Cathedral is a good one. Breakfast will cost you $5 extra and is taken in a soulless reception area, so we'd recommend hitting Marilyn's down the road instead. If location isn't a consideration, you’ll get more for your money at somewhere like Cozy Hotel II on Hang Be.
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Contact details:60 Au Trieu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. T: (04) 3928 9770, (0945) 122 007 F: (04) 3928 9769
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Deluxe- Double||35 USD||35 USD|
|Superior - Double||25 USD||25 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 4th January, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 22nd September, 2013
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