My girlfriend and I stayed at Hanoi Elegance 2 in early Feb 2007. And we're glad we scouted around on our own instead of depending on something from a guidebook. The rooms are spotless, artfully furnished and a joy to return to after a whole day's of walking in the dusty Old Quarter. Location wise, it overlooks one of the quieter streets and is only about five mins walk to the Hoan Kiem Lake and just opposite the Handspan office so it was very convenient for us when we returned from our Halong Bay tour. Compared to some other places, Hanoi Elegance could come across a little bit pricey but it's definitely a small price to pay when you're essentially getting a 3-star to 4-star hotel for the price of a 1 or 2-star. Furthemore, the staff were friendly and helpful and the free internet in the rooms was a bonus when we needed to check for weather updates. The hotel is new and I understand it was only built in May 2006 but I hope that it maintains its clean, well-kept standard which would guarantee repeat visits from me.
#2 jimsh has been a member since 7/2/2007. Posts: 1