Hotel Name: Hanoi Golden Moon Guest House
Address: 7 Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam.
I stayed at the Hanoi Golden Moon Guest House in Hanoi. I booked online and selected it for its price and location in the old city. I don’t have a favourite area in the old city, just as long as I am within it then anywhere is good.
The reception has the typical Vietnamese furnishings of big chunky wooden chairs. I had arrived early but the receptionist found an available room for me.
I’m pretty sure I booked a room with a window, but as I was staying one night I took the convenience of taking a room immediately rather than waiting for my room. So I was put in a room without a window. I got a twin room which was long and skinny with enough room to place two single beds without touching. The bed was comfortable, but there was no convenient power outlet near the bed.
The furnishings were a bit dated but everything was in working order. The room also had air conditioned, which is a must in the Hanoi summer. There is free wifi at the hotel, and I had a good connection in my room.
The bathroom had a good walk-in shower and enough room around the sink. There was something odd about it that I didn’t immediately get.
It wasn’t until I sat down on the toilet that I realised that the toilet was wedged in between the sink and shower, with the bench protruding over the toilet area. Going to the toilet I had to turn slightly to my side so I could fit into the area.
There is a breakfast service at the hotel comprising of the national dish of guesthouses in Vietnam – an omelette and bread roll with a Vietnamese coffee.
There is also a tour desk in the reception area if you are looking to book travel beyond Hanoi.