Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
If you are thinking of visiting Vietnam, the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel could be your ideal starting point whether you have business in mind or whether you are planning an unforgettable holiday.
Opened in 1996, and the recipient of a number of best all-round hotel awards, the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel offers a wide variety of accommodation and prices, convenient central location, and all the facilities you would expect in a hotel that offers the highest level of international standards.
Let’s start with the location. The hotel is in the Ba Dinh district of Hanoi, convenient to all major areas of interest – the tourist areas, the business district, and the diplomatic precinct.
Now for the accommodation and facilities. The hotel has 411 rooms, of which 34 are suites. It has a Business Centre and the largest pillarless Ballroom in Hanoi, which can cater for up to 800 people, and 12 meeting rooms. The Events Team can assist you in creating a tailor-made package to suit your particular needs.
You have a choice of four world-class restaurants: the Café Promenade, for international cuisine; the Silk Road, serving Chinese Imperial food; the La Paix Mediterranean Steak House; and the Edo Japanese restaurant.
The Hanoi Daewoo Hotel also has its artistic side. It contains one of the most extensive collections of modern Vietnamese paintings, which were built up by Madame Heeja Chung, Chair of the Daewoo Development Co.
Highlights of the long list of hotel amenities include a Fitness Centre with a sauna and spa, a beauty salon, an 80 metre swimming pool (yes, 80 metres!), safety deposit boxes in the rooms, satellite TV with 26 channels, free Internet in all guest australian casino rooms, an airport and downtown shuttle service, a limousine service, and a doctor and nurse on call.
A fine reputation
The Hanoi Daewoo Hotel was voted Vietnam’s Best All-round Hotel by readers of The Guide magazine and, in 2008, it received an architectural award when it was included in the list of Vietnam’s Top 20 Building Designs. The list of Presidents and Prime Ministers of various nations who have stayed at the hotel covers five pages, and it includes former President of the US, Bill Clinton, Mr V Putin from Russia, Hu Jin Tao, and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil.
Places of interest in or near Hanoi
At first glance, Hanoi strikes visitors as a chaotic city – but it grows on you. If your stay is short, try at least to visit the Old District and Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage area with thousands of islands. Other attractions include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Fine Arts Museum, the Opera House, the Ngoc Son Pagoda on Hoan Kiem Lake, and the bustling Hang Gai shopping street. On the cultural side is the temple of literature, built in 1070 AD. This was Vietnam’s first university, and was dedicated to Confucius. The Perfume Pagoda can be seen in a one-day excursion from Hanoi, usually in a minibus.
And further afield
One of the great favourites is Sapa, a town in northwest Vietnam which is the starting point for treks. Most treks last for two to five days. Alternatively, you can visit Sapa over a weekend and enjoy its markets. From Hanoi, you can travel to Sapa by an overnight train.
If you want to get away from tourist areas, you can visit northeast Vietnam. Here you can see Babe Lake and the even more remote landscapes of Ha Giang and Cao Bang, where you can join a five-day tour or travel in a four-wheel drive vehicle.
The ancient capital of Vietnam, Hue, is 410 miles south of Hanoi. You will need two days to complete this visit.
Turning to beach life, Nha Trang is a big town with fine beaches. It is a favourite of people who enjoy scuba diving. From there, you can travel on to Muine, another favourite for beach lovers.
Finally, we should not omit Phu Quoc Island, an island south of Cambodia that has been described as “a paradise on earth”. It has crystal clear water and long stretches of beautiful white sand. You will want to stay here for at least four days, even if you have a busy schedule.
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel – At a Glance
- Address. 360 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Contact. Tel 84 (4) 8 31 50 00 Fax 84 (4) 8 31 50 10
- Website. www.hanoidaewoohotel.com
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