Impressive Hotel at Old Quarter in Hanoi

Hanoi Impressive Hotel
Review of the Impressive Hotel at Old Quarter in Hanoi during my trip here in 2011. The easiest and hardest thing to do is to find a hotel, especially one that would make our trip hassle–free and enjoyable. The reason? There are more than 400 hotels in Hanoi, maybe more now. 

More modern small hotels are popping up all over Hanoi, according to Michael, one of the owner of Impressive Hotel. In fact, he is also expanding his business next door with another hotel, which is currently being reconstructed as we chat with him on our first day in Hanoi.

For me, a hotel can make or break your holiday, and I am thrilled that Impressive hotel has met many of my expectations. On certain matters, they even exceed them I am pleased to say. Read on and you will find out why.

Review of Impressive Hotel at Old Quarter in Hanoi

Impressive Hotel Hanoi
 Impressive Hotel main entrance in Hanoi

There are seven floors (which means eight floors in Malaysia) at Impressive Hotel, and we stayed on the second floor (first floor). In Vietnam, the ground floor is the first floor. Yes there is a good condition lift at the hotel, no worries.

I find that staying on the second floor is rather convenient as we can reach our room quickly without waiting for the lift. However, we always like to stay and chat with the staff as they are very friendly and eager to help anytime.

We got a lot of useful information on where to eat, directions to places, the local language and most important the local prices. Not only do they speak good English, one of them speak fluent French too.

Michael who is a working owner speaks three to four languages, English, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin which I find very helpful in the hotel business here in Vietnam.

LCD TV with Personal Computer and free Internet

The best thing I like about this hotel is that the room comes with a personal computer equipped with  free Internet! Of course it is also clean and everything looks brand new as the hotel is only a few months old. The second thing I personally like are the abundance of hangers in the closet without having to request for them.

Even 5-stars hotels provide one or two hangers at most and it is such a hassle to request for eight more hangers without sounding like a troublesome guest! For guests who are staying more than a few days, I am certain the hangers will be much appreciated!

Impressive hotel room Hanoi Vietnam
Impressive hotel room Hanoi
The extremely spacious and well decorated rooms also come with breakfast, which is a choice of Baguette or Beef/Chicken Soup Noodles with coffee/tea and fruits. If you feel like it, you can even request for breakfast in the room!

Photo of Impressive hotel room Hanoi
The bedroom
As for the location of the boutique hotel, it is within walking distance, about a 5-8 minute walk to the famous St Joseph Cathedral and The Old Quarter of Hanoi. Just outside the hotel are convenience shops, hair salon, shops selling souvenirs, local restaurants and women selling local fruits in baskets.

Do try the Vietnamese pineapple as they are sweet and tasty!  Some nearby cafes and shops open till late about 11pm so supper is just around the corner if you are hungry.

St.Josephs Cathedral Hanoi
 View of St.Josephs Cathedral from the room balcony

If you would like a room with a view, the hotel has rooms on the upper floors which has magnificent views of the Cathedral. Of course, these rooms come in a higher rate than the other rooms.

The back rooms are equally stunning as you get to catch some of Hanoi's amazing sunsets from your room window.

Lobby Impressive hotel
 Mini restaurant area at the lobby

Tours are also organised by Impressive Hotel which include Halong Bay, Sapa and Hanoi town and vicinity. We went for a Halong Bay Overnight Cruise, and it was an amazing experience that we would recommend to everyone who is going to Hanoi. The prices vary for different junks to Halong Bay, so do let them know what you prefer.

Sunset Photo in Hanoi
Hanoi Sunset Photo taken from the Impressive Hotel
Impressive Hotel is also a Boutique Hotel and provides multiple additional services for travelers. If you need to change currency, you can do so by asking the reception. Rates are very reasonable and better than most places out there.

A personal computer is available in the lobby for all guests to use while there is Free WiFi in the entire lobby area for those with iPhones or Laptops. Overall, the experience here was amazing and you have my word for that.

Address for Impressive Hotel in Hanoi;
56 Au Trieu Street,
Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi,
Vietnam
Telephone: 844. 39381590
Fax: 844 39381592
Email: impressivehotel@gmail.com 

Booking@impressivehotel.com
Impressive Hotel website

Map of Impressive Hotel, Hanoi


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In terms of convenience, I would have to say that staying here made it very easy to move around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Sometimes, you just want to stay in a central location without having to walk too far.

Impressive Hotel is located at the Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam. My special thanks goes out to Michael and the hotel staff for making my stay here in Hanoi a memorable one and possible to any other traveler visiting Hanoi, Vietnam.

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