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May De Ville Legend Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After a early arrival the pick up dropped us here at about 05.30 we was told we could not check in until 2 pm so they stored our cases and told to walk round until check in time, what do you do in Hanoi that time of morning but after a few visits back we got in at 12. the breakfast was not vey good and the same every day. we booked a room with a city view well we got some dirty walls to look at, we also booked this for the roof terrace and may be a afternoon drink that never happened just to say to get to breakfast get out the lift at the top and then walk up 2 flights of stairs but its not worth it will say most of the staff were vey friendly and its in just the right place.

Minor inconveniences: the room smelled like wet trash, the shower flooded any time it was used (took 45 min to drain), the staff who were supposed to fix said flooding shower laughed and walked away, hit or miss on the whole English speaking thing. Major inconveniences: when a storm of incomprehensible size hit the old quarter. I'm talking streets with 4 ft of water. Amidst our minor frustrations the power goes out. There is no word from the hotel for 20 minutes so we wander from our room to the lobby. To our surprise the lobby itself is full of 2 ft of water. The staff is unhelpful at best and giving no indication of what is going on. This is the only exit to the hotel (fire hazard?!) so defeated, we head back to our room. Thank god for the US embassy who had a staff member translate for us and aided us at every step of the way as we struggled to figure out the best course of action. Also shout out to Pizza 4Ps as we recovered from our apocalyptic experience over wine and cheese. Highly recommend: US Embassy, Pizza 4Ps. Not so recommend: May De Ville Backpackers Hostel.

We stayed at this hostel for four nights. It was great value. The room was spotlessly clean, it was a decent size and the bathroom and shower were great. The tv had loads of English stations which was great too. The two big drawbacks were that the breakfast was terrible and we were woken up at throughout the night by guests checking in and checking out and very noisy staff. If they had some signs asking guests/staff to be quiet and had a decent breakfast this would be 10/10.

Firstly before I write this review- avoid the breakfast as I think (wasn't entirely sure) it was what made me slightly ill. Aside from that I would still say to stay here as it was really good value for a double room that was relatively clean. Spacious place as well but it was slightly run down. Could do with a makeover but for a cheap place to stay you can't fault it. Location is excellent as well and easy to walk anywhere nearby really.

I stayed there one night with my two friends. My friends stayed in different room than me. My room had minor flaws: minibar wasnt closed properly so there was water all over the closet, shower door didnt get to "locked" position etc. My friends werent so lucky. They had to change room two times because of ac not working properly. Third room had funny smell but they settled for it because it was for one night only. Staff didnt admit the ac problem at first. My friends came with hotel staff to my room to compare ac to proof them it wasnt working properly. Staff even asked me if i wanted to change rooms with them since "they didnt have space". Breakfast was good but room conditions and staff were bad. I would suggest avoiding this place based on our stay.

I stayed at this hostel from April 14-22. I went to Sa Pa and Halong Bay, booked through the front desk at the hostel. They even allowed me to keep my bags in the safe room until I returned from my 2 day trips to both locations. The staff was pretty friendly and patient with me. They even helped me get Uber to my destinations as sometimes the drivers like to call me to confirm but I can't speak Vietnamese. The breakfast was great and pretty big for a hostel. The rooftop has a 360 view of Hanoi and it is outside. There is an elevator that goes up but only to the 8th floor.

We stayed one night. Booking was done based on tripadvisor reviews and place seemed to be decent according to reviews. We ended up having really bad experience. We arrived in the evening after halong bay cruise and the service was very rude from the beginning. After logging in we went to our room just to notice that the ac was not working. I called to reception and a maintenance guy came to look at the air conditioner. He couldn't do a thing. I called to reception again. We had another room on the same floor but ac did not work there either. They gave us a third room in 5th floor where the ac worked but the room smelled like mold and cellar. Every garment in the room was moist and place was dirty. Place was really stinking. Behind the room window there was a tile wall only few centimeters from the window. We wanted to have a refund and find a better place but since we had paid for the room beforehand they wouldnt give refund. We were tired and angry but decided to stay for the one night. Never again. I have backpacked in various asian countries and seen many kind of cheap hostels/hotels but this experience is definitely among top 3 worst. I cannot recommend for anyone.

Stayed two nights.. you can not beat this price. Rooms were more similar to a hotel than a backpackers, very clean and modern with ensure bathroom in each dorm. Free breakfast buffet which was also good. The staff were very nice and spoke excellent English which was a great help. Awesome location in the heart of the Old Quarter :) The only thing I can fault is that we were promised our laundry would be done in 24hours. We waited a couple extra hours for it in the morning but eventually due to our schedule were forced to leave without our laundry as it had not arrived and they could not contact the company they sent it out too :(

In the heart of the old quarter in Hanoi, the room is clean and I enjoy the view of the city from the rooftop of the Hotel, I really appreciate the service with Ms. Sarah, also with their very hospitable attendant. Very strong internet connection. The room includes breakfast buffet which was i very like the most. See you on my next visit

Stayed in the dorm. Six beded. Amazing view of the city from the 9th floor. Dorm was nicely done. The remote of AC was kept in the lobby only due to strange reasons. Receptionists were rude and a little harsh to deal with. They have a cloke room for keeping your luggage if you are planning to go outside and checkin later. The roof top restraunt is amazing and serves world class food.

1 Hai Tuong Lane, 24 Ta Hien Street Hanoi

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Hoan Kiem, May De Ville Legend Hotel is adjacent to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake. This 28-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. In the historical district, it's also near Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in Vietnamese cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


May De Ville Legend Hotel's 28 air-conditioned rooms provide computers and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Guests of May De Ville Legend Hotel enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. For transportation, you can make use of a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for VND 404000 per vehicle, as well as a train station shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Deluxe City View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family City View

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Twin 6 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 493 reviews