Democracy Hotel Hanoi
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Highly recommended hotel in Hanoi Aug 04, 2011
I stayed here in the summer in 2010 whilst backpacking and would definitely stay here again if I were ever to return to Hanoi - hopefully one day I will.
The hotel is in a good location, easy access to local markets, not too far from the train station - about 5 minute taxi ride and a two minute walk from the water puppet theatre - a must while in Hanoi. Most importantly, the staff, particularly Viet, were absolutely great. Very polite, cheerful and helpful. From Viet, I arranged a trip to Ha Long Bay and Sapa, both of which were great experiences.
The hotel is clean and tidy and they offer free internet services. There are no facilities in the hotel for breakfast, but that's one of the great things about Vietnam - there is so much affordable good quality food from various cafes and street vendors.
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Great Location. Good Value for You Money. Nov 30, 2008
Democracy Hotel's strength is it's location.
Conveniently located in the Old Quarter (Cau Go St.) - north of Hoan Kiem Lake - it's just a 3-5 minute stroll to the lake and the water puppet theatre. The tourist information center, as well as, the City View Resturant is just across the street.
Since it is within the Old Quarter, there are a lot of things to see, do, and buy. There are countless nearby tour operators, banks, stores, and restaurants surrounding the hotel. If you are tired of noodles and want western fastfood, KFC is just nearby.
As for my experience with Democracy hotel, well at first I was a bit upset about them failing to pick me up at the airport. I informed the hotel a week before i arrive about the change in my flight's schedule - I arrive an hour early. Somehow they were not able to update that information. I was already at the hotel when the pick up arrived at the airport. They tried to make up for that by transferring me to a bigger room the next day, but I opted to stay in my own little cozy room.
The standard single room is quite OK, although I'm not used to rooms without any windows. The air-con was cold and there were a lot of channels to choose from on cable TV. The only aspect I didn't like about it is the toilet where i can barely move.
I've seen the bigger rooms and they are better.
The lobby has several computers where one can use the internet. For those with laptops, there's no free Wifi, but with establishments in close proximity to each other, one can catch stray signals in the rooms.
They keep the rooms clean everyday, however room service failed to lock my door after cleaning - but that happened only once. And as for most hotels, when you're on the upper floors, going up the stairs can be such a pain.
As for the staff, they are all very helpful and friendly. They would spend time chit-chatting with guests at the lobby and make them feel right at home.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who prioritizes convenience and good value for money in Ha Noi.
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Democracy Hotel Hanoi Overview
For distinguished travelers, the Democracy Hotel Hanoi is one of the Hanoi accommodations often considered. Near the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake and being in the Old Quarter District makes this a prime location. The hotel offers a wonderful onsite restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, and even business facilities. Staff members are highly dedicated to providing guests with a warm and pleasant stay. People going to the Democracy Hotel Hanoi are offered free transportation service with a three-night stay from the airport, bus, or train station.
Guests staying at the Democracy Hotel Hanoi have a choice of different room sizes and levels, each featuring classic wood furniture, air conditioning, color/satellite television, wireless Internet access, in-room safe, private bathroom, refrigerator, complimentary coffee, tea, and fruit daily.
The Democracy Hotel Hanoi has an unrivaled atmosphere with impeccable service. This boutique hotel is newly built with luxurious accommodations, gorgeous décor, and modern amenities. The scenic view, comfortable rooms, and host of features set this hotel apart from others.
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