Hanoi Journals

Hanoi Hotels: A Tale of Two (or Three) Rooms

A November 2003 trip to Hanoi by Hun Ohm

Quote: Spend enough time roving around a country, and you’re bound to encounter more than your fair share of stories regarding accommodations. Here’s one of our brief cautionary tales.

Hanoi Star Hotel

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Hanoi Star Hotel If you've read our other Hanoi hotel entry, you'll know that our first night in Hanoi was a little more improvised than we had anticipated, thanks to the quick work of the boys at the Old Darling Hotel. The next morning, we strapped on our packs and left the Old Darling Hotel in search of greener, fairer rooms, but quickly concluded that traipsing around the streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter with loaded packs was not the easiest way to secure alternative accommodation. Luckily, we stumbled across the Hanoi Star Hotel at about the same time that our knees were crying "no more", and we were rewarded. This cute hotel in the heart of the Old Quarter is sm...Read More

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Hanoi Star Hotel
16 Hang Bac Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
2608-7980

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A Brief Stay at the Old Darling Hotel (aka the quick hijack-bait-and-switch) By Hun Ohm Spend enough time roving around a country, and you’re bound to encounter more than your fair share of stories regarding accommodations. Here’s one of our brief cautionary tales: When we arrived in Hanoi, we took a cab from the airport and requested the Prince Hotel in the Old Quarter. When we arrived near what looked like the Prince, a man who said he worked for the Prince shoved his way in to our cab to show us the way to yet another hotel (called the Old Darling Hotel), claiming the hotels were all related, and that the Prince was full. After looking at this one, we d...Read More