Golden Lotus Hotel II

39 hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Forum Posts

Getting to Hanoi Guesthouse from train station?

by GlobeTrekr

We will be arriving to Hanoi on Saturday on the overnight train from Nanning, China. Once there, how exactly would I get to Hanoi Guesthous? Is taxi the easiest way? How do I pronounce "Hanoi Guesthouse" in Vietnamese to the taxi driver? How much should I expect to pay from the train station to Hanoi Guesthouse? Is it easier/cheaper to take a bus? Thanks to all who can help.

Re: Getting to Hanoi Guesthouse from train station?

by Etoile2B

Taxi is the easiest way with luggage and pedi cabs are easiest without. A little trick I used when I was traveling in Cambodia and Vietnam: buy a tiny, pocket sized notebook and write the name, address and any other information you may have about your guesthouse in it. This way you can always just show that to your taxi driver if there is a breakdown in verbal communication. I found this very helpful in my travels there. The great thing about Vietnam is their alphabet looks similar to ours!

Re: Getting to Hanoi Guesthouse from train station?

by Etoile2B

By the way, do you already have a guesthouse in mind. I can recommend a great one. Friendly and cheap.

Re: Getting to Hanoi Guesthouse from train station?

by GlobeTrekr

Thanks for the info. Yes I have reservations at Hanoi Guesthouse so I was wondering how to get there from the train station. Since you said by taxi with luggage, any idea how far and how much it will cost?
Which guesthouse did you stay at and recommend?

Re: Getting to Hanoi Guesthouse from train station?

by Etoile2B

I am not sure where the Hanoi Guesthouse is... so I can't help you on distance. Do you have an address? Or a District? Also if someone offers you a ride on a motobike and they tell you they can do it with your luggage - trust them, they can. We had our huge backpacks and made the journey from the the Old Quarter to the train station on the back of motobikes. Of course my boyfriend and his backpack were on the back of one bike and I was on the other bike with my backpack. Quite a fun ride!

I was going to recommend Thu Giang Guest House but that's depending on what quality you were looking for... Also know this about reservations in Hanoi... (lifted from my tip on the subject) Guesthouses in Hanoi have a standard practice of giving up your reservation if they are reaching capacity and a walk-in comes looking for a room. If this happens they will book you at another guesthouse so you won’t be left out in the cold. The practice is normal, I think, because they would rather ensure they are booked to capacity than rely on flaky tourists to show up, so don’t take offense if you fall victim. It’s not a scam. BUT I will warn you that sometimes the guesthouse they find as an alternative won’t be what you’re looking for so don’t feel obligated to take the replacement room if you are unsatisfied. Just hit the streets and find something else, if you have the time. Unfortunately when this happened to us it was too late in the evening so we were stuck for the night but we found a suitable guesthouse the next morning.

Re: Getting to Hanoi Guesthouse from train station?

by hailong

Hi! in vietnamese is "Nha Nghi Hanoi" and it cost by taxi around 2-3 USD
Have a nice time in Hanoi!

Travel Tips for Hanoi

Communist Billboards Exhort the People!

by AKtravelers

The Revolution Lives! Or so it seems to on the billboards and light standards of Hanoi. Though not ubiquitous, these exhortations can be seen almost everywhere, alongside red flags with yellow stars or yelloe hammers-and-sickles. These are reminders that no matter what economic activity you see going on around you, Vietnam is still a communist state.

Hanoi, capital of the...

by eManWithG

Hanoi, capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is one of the most beguiling cities in Asia. A lovely landscape of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant parks is home to such beautiful and diverse architectural treasures as a 1500-year-old pagoda, colonial French homes and astounding modern skyscrapers. Its bustling markets, thriving nightlife and excellent food are attracting visitors of every stripe to this ancient city.

Birthplace to so much of Vietnam's traditional culture, Hanoi, more than any other city in Vietnam, is a unique fusion of old and new. It personifies the spirit of historic Vietnam in the temples, monuments and pockets of ancient culture in the Old Quarter, yet perfectly reflects the rapid changes sweeping the country as Hanoian yuppies sip cappucinos in roadside cafes and compare cell phones.

Buying Art in Hanoi I

by shrimp56 about By Anh ...

The "art scene" in Hanoi ranges from the upscale galleries near the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, to the small paintings and prints you can pick up at temples and craft shops.
Please click on the picture to see them full size. I enjoy the imagery of these two paintings [gouache on cardboard] with the inclusion of the water buffalo. Small pieces like these [about 5x7 inches] run anywhere from $3-10 US.

Motorbiking in Hanoi


Avoid the taxis and the crowded pavements and hire a motorbike. You need to provide some ID (I usually leave my driving licence) to the hire company and indemnify them for the possible loss of the bike (usually set at USD800). The daily hire rate is about USD5-8 per day. Petrol is very cheap. Riding the bikes is childs play. However, many tourists are put off by roads that are full of motorbikes, bicycles, cyclos, pedestrians and hawkers. However, I've found that this chaotic state of affairs actually makes riding a motorbike safer. Because the roads are so congested no one can go very fast. Just take your time; keep your eyes fixed firmly in front; and don't make any sudden or unexpected movements and you'll be fine. Parking a motorbike is very easy. There are areas all over Hanoi attended by parking wardens who look after your bike for 3-5 Dong. That said don't leave any valuables and lock the bike if possible. Once you've enjoyed the freedom of a motorbike I guarantee that you'll never go back to taxis (and all those tedious negotiations about the fare).

Can you say Chocolate?

by trvlrgrl

In a million years I never would have imagined that I would find the best tea service I've ever encountered in Hanoi. Every day starting at around 3pm the Sofitel Metropole Hotel in Hanoi serves high tea complete with yummy Euro tea goodies and a chocolate buffet extravaganza at the pocket friendly price of about $15. The easy opulence of colonial Vietnam is on full display in the restaurant, including wicker fans gently swaying on the ceiling despite the fact that the hotel is fully air conditioned. But the chocolate....the chocolate...they offer chocolate in every possible configuration...bittersweet and crisp, milky and creamy, wrapped around gooey caramel centers, beaten into fluffy souffles, or cascading like a waterfall into a great pool of chocolate perfect for dipping fresh strawberries, mangos, and pineapple. You will think you died and went to chocolate heaven....but pace yourself lest you eat your way into a chocolate coma....I double dipped at this locale and went back a second time to try all the chocolate goodies I couldn't possibly eat the first time around.


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