Hanoi Journals

Eating and sleeping in Hanoi

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A travel journal to Hanoi by MichaelJM

Sawasdee Restaurant Photo, Hanoi, Vietnam More Photos
Quote: This is a bustling city but our hotel was in a less frantic part of town

Sawasdee Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Thai - Vietnamese cuisine in Hanoi"

Sawasdee Restaurant Photo, Hanoi, Vietnam
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We decided this night to trust to luck with our choice of restaurant and turning right out of hotel stumbled across the Sawasdee Restaurant offering a range of Thai / Vietnamese food. As we’d paused momentarily outside of the restaurant a couple of Americans told us that they’d just eaten there and the food was of good quality and value. It seems to me you can’t beat a personal recommendation or a full restaurant and so we decided to give it a go. There were only three other tables being used and so we weren’t going to hit the problem that we’d experienced a few night ago at the Quan an Ngon Restaurant (see my separate review) and looked forward to a relaxing meal.Smiling girls in tr...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 2, 2011

Sawasdee Restaurant
52a, Lý Thường Kiệt, Q.hoàn Kiếm
Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 3934 5598

Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi

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Hotel | "The start and the end of our day "

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Breakfast, which was included in our booking, was served in the restaurant on the second floor. It was a sumptuous affair with loads of choice. In fact we were spoilt for choice with a good, if limited selection of cereal and juices. If you fancied a customised smoothy" that would be "zapped up for you" and progressing to the main cooked meal they would cook your eggs exactly how you wanted them. I had over-easy one day but preferred to opt for the omelette with a variety of fillings and then accompanied with bacon and hash browning. If we’d have been a bit more ambitious we could have eaten local savoury dishes but I’m afraid that I’m much more traditional with my breakfast and I gave it ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2011

Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi
83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
877-662-6988

Quan An Ngon

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Restaurant | "Pile 'em high, rush 'em through"

Quan An Ngon Photo, Hanoi, Vietnam
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The Quan an Ngon Restaurant was recommended to us by our tour guide and as it was only a few hundred yards away from the hotel we decided to give it a whirl. He’d told us that it was likely to be busy as it served the local community with local food. It was a filthy night, as we gather it had been raining most of the day, and we were about to make our first pedestrian crossing over the busy main road outside of our hotel. Our guide had told us "cross slowly, but don’t wait to a clear break in the traffic because you will wait forever". I grabbed hold of my wife’s arm and we set off at a slow but determined rate across the road. Our first step had been tentative but soon we were gaining con...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 1, 2011

Quan An Ngon
18 Phan Boi Chau
Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 942 8162

Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi

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Hotel | "A peaceful setting in a frenetic city"

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Finally we had made it to our hotel and our check in was straightforward and uneventful and very quickly we were on our way to the 7th floor to our bedroom. I was convinced that we’d have a bit of a wait for our luggage to arrive but we’d barely had time to check out the accommodation when the porter arrived with our bags. Most impressive and well deserving of the tip (we’d been told that $1 was sufficient for this service.We were happy with our King-sized bed and sumptuous furniture. There was a grand balloon backed chair and footstool, a desk and comfortable office chair (just perfect for writing my IGOUGO reviews), a rather ostentatious silver chest of drawers and of course the usual co...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2011

Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi
83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
877-662-6988

Indochine

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Restaurant | "A gentle restaurant"

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On our second night we once again opted for a restaurant, close by our hotel, recommended by our guide. It was literally round the corner from the previous night’s restaurant but this one was much calmer. The Indochine is an unassuming restaurant and if it hadn’t been for the eagle eyes of our friend we’d have walked past the place without realising. A plaque high on the wall confirmed it was the place we were seeking and a narrow enclosed alleyway led us to the heart of the restaurant. We hadn’t booked but fortunately for us there was a single table for 4 in the open courtyard. We were appreciative of the space and also relieved that the rain of yesterday had left Hanoi well alone on this...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2011

Indochine
16 Pho Nam Ngu
Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 824 6097