hi! my husband and i are flying into hanoi april 1st and want to spend our first 2 nights in a nice hotel with a pool. (roughing it the rest of the trip thinking about the intercontinental westlake and the sheraton hanoi. i think the sofitel is bit overpriced from what i see on their website, but not ruling it out if it really is amazing. any ideas or opinions? thanks!
#1 kerrysimon has been a member since 18/1/2011. Posts: 2
While those hotels are very nice, the problem in Hanoi is location (most traveler's appreciate the Old Quarter, and West Lake is quite some distance from there - Hanoi cabs can be a real pain with all the scams! I suggest you stay at one of the new 3 or 4 star properties in the Old Qtr, and save the "pool" hotel for Hoi An. I suggest the new Art Hotel or one of the Elegance hotels - look at the reviews at Tripadvisor,