While searching in the internet, I’ve found many affordable places to stay in Hanoi. One of them is the B&B Hanoi Hotel and Travel. Our friends stayed there during their Hanoi trip and they highly recommend it so we also decided to stay there as well. Also, among those hotels that I emailed, they are the most responsive to my messages. When I reserved a room, I was expecting that they will ask for a down payment. But to my surprise, they didn’t ask for it.
Pick-up at the airport is not included in the room rate. However, they offer airport transfers for 15 USD per private car per way. I didn’t hesitate to get that because our arrival was past midnight already and it’s a hassle to find transportation on our own. There’s a free wifi in the airport so I informed the manager through whatsapp that we already arrived. She said that their driver was already waiting for us at the gate. So after passing through immigration and getting our luggage, we immediately saw the driver outside holding a paper with my name.
B&B Hanoi Hotel is located in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter. It is just a walking distance from the famous Hoan Kiem Lake, night market and other popular destinations around Hanoi. There are also many restaurants around the area so we didn’t have a hard time finding places to eat. We tour around Hanoi by walking and we enjoyed it. We really loved the location of B&B Hanoi Hotel because we can go around without spending a penny on transportation. It is around 30-45 minutes away from the airport.
Just like any other hotels, their standard check-in time is 2:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon. The check-in and check-out time is not flexible. Since our arrival was past midnight already, we have to book the room for the whole night a day before. We also check-out late around 9:00 pm before going to Tran Quy Cap Train Station so we also paid for that night in full.
The lobby of B&B Hanoi Hotel is not so spacious. It is just enough to accommodate few persons at a time. There are several couches available at the lobby where you can relax while waiting for your check-in time or your service pick-up. When we went to Sapa in Lao Cai province, we left some of our luggage there. It was safely stored there so you don’t have to worry about leaving your things with them.
We booked for a triple / family room in B&B Hanoi Hotel which is enough for 3 adults and 1 child. It has 1 queen bed and 1 single bed and private bathroom. Other facilities include aircon, fan, television, safety box, hair dryer, telephone, mini bar and more. There is a high speed internet access in the room too! The room is clean and the housekeeping makes up the room around midday. We’re satisfied with the room so we highly recommend it.
The room rate at B&B Hanoi Hotel includes breakfast. There are selections of dishes and you can choose two sets of food for each person. The servings are in huge portion so we really became full. You can choose between fried egg, scrambled egg, vegetable omelette, and many more. It comes with baguette breads and vegetables. They also have noodles, rice and pancakes. The fruits, coffee, tea and juices are in buffet style so you can get all you want. Redeeming breakfast is also flexible. After our trip in Sapa, we arrived in Hanoi around 6:00 am. We couldn’t check-in yet because it’s too early and we have a Halong Bay tour at 9:00 am. Even so, we redeemed our breakfast that morning since we will check out in the evening of following day and we couldn’t redeem the breakfast the day after that.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at B&B Hanoi Hotel and we’re fully satisfied. The staffs are all friendly, helpful and always smiling. I loved how they handled their guests. They even changed my remaining VND money to USD before we go to the airport. We highly recommend this hotel so if you’re staying in Hanoi for few days, don’t hesitate to go to B&B Hanoi Hotel.
Thank you so much Ms. Su and the rest of the staffs there.