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La Dolce Vita

3.5 out of 5.0

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Great location, friendly staff. Rooms Size: Spacious rooms General comments: Across four days we stayed in 6 different rooms (party of 3, with separate rooms). Each room smelt damp and had a stale smoke smell to it. The scent can be rectified by having tile or wooden floors. Tips: Instead of paying USD $4 to wash one dress, go across the road to the tour agency and save A LOT of money. Pros: The location and friendly staff Being able to leave luggage while on a cruise at Halong Bay Cons: The smells of the room Housekeeping taking the shower curtain and not replacing it (no apparent reason why) Not replacing toilet paper Receiving a phone call at 7 am asking when we are going to check out (check out is 12pm). Although the staff were friendly and the location was great, I will not come back here.

We stayed two nights at the Dolce Vita Hotel in Hanoi. We arrived early Sunday morning and had to wait to check in so we parked our bags with the staff and proceeded to have breakfast and just sit around in the lounge area until the room was ready. We had a good room with a giant size double bed, TV, tea and coffee facilities and Air conditioning. Helpful friendly staff who speak good English. The Hotel is situated down a narrow bustling street crammed between two buildings and set back a little so that it could easily be missed if you were not looking for it. Like a lot of buildings in Vietnam it has a narrow frontage but goes back a long way. Recommended.

A pleasant Oasis in the city. Once into the foyer the noise of the street is forgotten. Pleasant staff who are more than willing to help. Comfortable rooms with comfortable beds. Breakfast is good. We stayed in room 801 and then in 202. Lots of eateries within walking distance.

My ride from the airport till LA Dolce takes about 45mins. The reception is facing a busy street. The receptionist speaks perfect English and understands what was said to them. Even the bell boy who speaks little English are extremely helpful. the interior of the hotel reminds me of old colonial houses. In my room, the room is clean and there are refreshments. There is aircorn and there is a wide selection of TV programs to watch. It's all Hollywood movies, if you want to know. Overall I like this cosy hotel where people are smiley and friendly.

We only had the opportunity to stay here one night, however we ended up visiting at least 3 additional times during our trip - they allowed us to use the shower in unoccupied rooms and hit up breakfast during our 2-3 hour layovers between bus/train trips. They even allowed us to store our bags when we went on a 2 day boating trip! The staff was incredibly friendly and went above and beyond in accommodating us even when we were no longer guests. An example of their willingness to help international travelers occurred our first day. Our itinerary and our transport host who picked us up from the airport the night before indicated we should be in the hotel lobby for pickup at 8am. We were there at the designated time; no tour guide was there to meet us. The personnel at the front desk made repeated calls to Buffalo Tours on our behalf to try and connect us with the right individual. Room: Good. Everything was clean and beds were comfortable Breakfast: Good. A standard Asian continental breakfast Staff: AMAZING Location: Great. In the heart of old town and all it's hustle and bustle Tip: try the coconut coffee down the street at Buddy Cafe. The barista is pretty legit and actually competes in barista competitions.

Friendly staff very nice hotel. Well placed in the old quarter. We stayed 3 times over 9 days in north Vietnam. All rooms were comfortable and clean. Would recommend if wanting to stay in the busy streets of Hanoi

Compared to other places we stayed throughout Vietnam this place is cheaply run and not ashamed to show it. Service terrible (requests to clean our room and fix issues with room not responded to). Place is owned by an Australian/Vietnamese guy who is clearly cutting corners to reduce costs. We also stayed at Essence in the Old Quarter which was so much better!

I have been on a trip around Vietnam witha friend organised by halong bay tours. Hotels have been 3 star. The signature hotel in HCMH was fine. Kiman hotel in Hoi An was great and this hotel...well it sucked. After we arrived and checked in we went up to a very basic room and noticed the air con was not working...neither was the safe. Up came the bellboy and fiddled with a few things. He fixed the safe and said he fixed the aircon didnt work (after the 15 mins ge told us to wait). I had noticed the windows were open when we arrived and reckon they knew the thing was bust but chucked us in there anyway. So out we go for dinner and i ask them to check and fix while we are out. An hour or so later we came back. The receptionist then says they arent allowed in the rooms when we werent there..naturally she didnt say that when we asked her to fix it. To cut a long story short there were 3 more interventions and each time we were assured the thing was fixed. Eventually they brought a fan. Unfortunately we were booked there again 2 days later. They 'upgraded' us to a much smaller room because of our trouble. The aircon worked...yay! The safe and hairdryer not so much. This hotel is really crap. Avoid it if you can

Good location in the old quarter of Hanoi within walking distance to many of the tourist sights, food and shopping. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable. I like that all of them have near-full height windows opening to an empty space within the hotel. Breakfast was good with a few good choices although bacon should be fried and not poached or however they cooked it. Hotel staff: Lilly was very helpful in resolving a few (non-hotel related) issues we had. Vanessa can help with booking tours and Peter was always on hand to lend a hand.

My husband and I had three nights in this hotel. The staff were excellent. They had good English and were helpful. They even assisted us crossing the road when we arrived! The room was clean, had excellent mattress and pillows and was very quiet despite being right in the middle of the Old quarter. Great air-conditioning and hot water, however, you do have to step into the bath for your shower which was fine for us but may be an issue for some people. The omelettes at breakfast were delicious!

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80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 431 reviews