Located right in the heart of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, the Hanoi Grand Holiday Hotel 1 is a comfortable, budget-friendly option (around 400,000 VND, or 20 USD, a night) for the traveler seeking something a few steps up from a hostel. With unwaveringly kind employees, a filling breakfast, comfortable beds, and clean facilities, the Grand Holiday 1 makes for a grand holiday, indeed. Amazing food spots can be found in every direction from the hotel, from local delicacies to well-executed western options. For a great spot from which to explore Hanoi and to embark on tours throughout northern Vietnam, choose the Hanoi Grand Holiday 1 Hotel.
Smiling staff ensure a happy stay
Every interaction with the Grand Holiday’s staff is warm. From the moment of check-in, guests will find that the staff of the Grand Holiday Hotel 1 ensures a smooth stay. They’re quick to recommend good spots for local food nearby (like the amazing banh mi stand at the end of the street) and work with tour companies to arrange quality tours throughout the region.
Each morning, guests make their way down to the hotel’s cozy lobby for a homemade breakfast cooked up by one of the hotel’s staff. With a choice of a western breakfast (eggs any way, toast, fruit, coffee, and juice) or a Vietnamese breakfast (pho or other local dishes procured from vendors on the street, fruit, coffee, and juice), the Grand Holiday staff make sure each day is off to a great start.
The rooms at the Hanoi Grand Holiday Hotel 1 are charming in the same way that much of Hanoi is; they are old but beautifully decorated. Flowered wallpaper and dark wood trim make guests feel like they’re staying in a Hanoi apartment of decades past, albeit with well-maintained facilities and proper air-conditioning or heating, depending on the season. In some rooms, small balconies overlook the bustling Ngo Huyen alleyway, where a steady flow of activity ensures fascinating people-watching day-in and day-out. (Light or early sleepers should be warned, as the busy street can be disruptive to street-facing rooms. However, as Hanoi has a curfew, the noise shuts off promptly at midnight.)
Grand Holiday Hotel
Address: 09 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: from 16 USD
An ideal location in the heart of Hanoi
Ngo Huyen is one of those vibrant Hanoi alleyways that perfectly characterizes the capital city. The alley is too narrow for cars, yet is a constant tangle of motorbikes, bicycles, and pedestrians. Street food stalls line up along the bright, graffiti-filled walls, emitting delicious scents throughout the alley of smoky meats, herbaceous stews, and various doughy treats deep-frying. With a steady stream of locals and tourists vying for space, Ngo Huyen epitomizes Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where local day-to-day life carries on amidst the increasing influx of foreigners. In addition to the street food, Ngo Huyen boasts its fair share of cafes, restaurants, spas, hotels, and hostels, making the street a popular destination throughout the day. Furthermore, the Grand Holiday 1 is just a short jaunt from some of Hanoi’s best attractions, including Hoan Kiem Lake and St. Joseph’s Cathedral. The Grand Holiday 1 Hotel ensures you’re at the center of the capital city’s action.
An excellent choice for exploring Hanoi and saving money
From the can-do attitude of the staff to the charming décor to the dream location, the Hanoi Grand Holiday Hotel 1 is the perfect spot for a trip to Hanoi. Guests will surely enjoy the lively Ngo Huyen street and the surrounding neighborhood, the array of delicious food within arm’s reach, and the central location ideal for exploring Vietnam’s charming capital.
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