Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Review: Time Hotel, Hanoi Vietnam

The facade of Time Hotel
The Time Hotel is located in the Old Quarter area of Hanoi City. It's distance from the airport is about 40 - 50 minutes and we used the hotel airport service. We availed this groupon promo to stay in this hotel. we paid $52 (SGD) for a stay of 3D/2N. The price for the airport transfer is about $18 (USD). Hiring a taxi in Hanoi can be tricky so you better arrange it with your hotel as locals may take advantage of you. Hanoi does not have a proper shuttle buses or transportation to the city and the easiest and safest way to get in to the city is by taxi or hotel transport.

The location of the time hotel gave us an easy access to the night market. there was a minimart and Lotteria restaurant just outside the hotel. Hoan Kiem Lake is just 10-15 minutes walk. You just have to walk straight in the same road where the hotel is towards the inner part of the city. At night, that same road you will be walking will closed for a night market which was pretty convenient for us when we walked from Hoan Kiem Lake back to the hotel.

The hotel was quite decent. Wifi is free and accessible anywhere. The elevator was bit scary and the room was also a bit old style which made it creepy for me because I was alone in the room.



Breakfast included for the groupon promo and they serve it in buffet. The coffee and drinks they provided was not as good as I hoped for. The rest of their food was just average.
Breakfast area located on the top floor of the hotel

The hotel staff were very kind and helpful and always smile. They were very cautious about our passports and said that they can keep it in the lockers as they are afraid that it might get stolen when we carry it with us. They say that it happens to tourist that is why they are just being cautious about it. So we obliged and gave them our passports and took it the night before we left the hotel.

I would recommend this for a budget hotel but do not sign up with their Ha Long Bay tour operator. You should visit darianculbert.com for a better cruise option.

You can access the Time hotel website here:

http://www.timehotel.com.vn/

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jigomeister
08.27.13

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