Melia Hanoi Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Melia Hanoi Hotel
Great - once they managed to confirm my reservationfrom PeterCG
However, once I arrived, my perceptions changed: I found the hotel to be smart, modern, efficient (other than the reservations department) and in a great location. I stayed on the executive floors, where the free internet access and the early evening drinks and snacks were worth paying extra for. I tried one of the restaurants and found the prices rather high and the food nothing special - however, there are plenty of places to eat out within a short walking distance.
Unpleasant smell!!from Burbs
Central Hotelfrom mittywalter
Great locationfrom ABaisley
Melia - Nice Hotel. Excellent Location. Found drinks and food expensive.from A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was spotless and was very quiet.
We did find that the food and drink was expensive however. We travelled extensively throughout Vietnam during our trip and in good hotels. This was definately the most expensive for drinks and food.
Vietnam is very cheap by western standards and this was expensive by western standards!! Two drinks and one burger & fries in the reception bar was nearly 40 USD.
If you want an excellent western meal go to Al Fresco's at the south east corner of Hoan Kiem lake diagonally opposite the massive neon Carlsberg sign. Five minute walk from the Melia. Steaks, ribs, mexican, italian, pizza etc. Very cheap, good quality, extremely friendly and they have a dark beer kind of like Guinness!
Which brings me to my last point about the Melia. Vietnamese people are probably the friendliest people I have come across on my travels. This however does not include some of the staff in the Melia.
Waiting 20 minutes for a drink in an empty bar or the same in at the (very nice looking) patisserie counter is simply not good enough. When the waitresses did eventually appear in the bar (we'd still be waiting at the patisserie despite trying twice!) the level of service was not what you'd expect from a luxury hotel. This happened more than once.
The rest of the staff were very good.
Overall - Memory of the place let down by some of the staff and the cost of drinks and food. Excellent location however and the noise of the city can't be heard inside.
Would probably try somewhere else if we went back.
Not bad all things consideredfrom MsDoc
The Melia however appears to have their own taxis that they recommend guests. This is a great service as taxis in Hanoi are known to rip off tourists and are definitely one of the dangers that you should watch out for. We found the hotel taxis to be clean and the drivers honest (no funny meters that jump every second).
In general, we found the hotel and rooms to be acceptable. The service on the Executive Floor was good but definitely not as good as the Sheraton in HCMC.
Outside bad inside very very good!from lellybellybean
We arrived before 7 in the morning and although the hotel was fully booked so they couldnt let us in early we were offered roms to shower etc and they did get us into the room early (about 11) for no extra cost. Breakfast lovely - gorgeous reception and dining areas - great Latin bar with music upstairs and all in all a real treat
I have noticed that the really bad reviews of great hotels on trip advisor are always from the US/Canada!! Strange - while we were at the Melia the red carpet was out and top security in place as the King if Cambodia was there - so I reckon it cant be that bad!!
Nice hotel!from panasia
Great hotel, great servicefrom haftar
Superb hotel in a great locationfrom Nige and Jane
It is only a short walk to Hoan Kiem lake, which early morning ( 7-7.30 ) has a whole range of interesting people watching opportunities against a backdrop of the serene presence of the lake. It is in fact close to most of the attractions of this fascinating city. The opportunist cyclo hawks at the front of the hotel are a minor irritant and taxis are generally a better option and very cheap indeed.
We strongly recommend the Melia.
Top Local Tips for Hanoi
Book tours with a company when you arrive in Vietnam and save a lot of money. Book your room to this place on the web then book all of your tours and airport transportation when you get there. It is easy. We spent way too much through a travel agency and were shocked when we saw the prices when we got there.
stay longer than you were planning too Hanoi is the best part of vietnam
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Other names for Melia Hanoi Hotel
- sol melia hanoi
- hanoi sol melia
- Address: 44B Ly Thuong Kiet St - Hanoi - Vietnam
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