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May De Ville Legend Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hostel is right in the middle of everything. Restaurants, cafes, shops, night market, bars, the beautiful hoan kiem lake and many other places to visit are all within short walking distance. The rooms and bathrooms are neat, and cleaned daily. There is a good breakfast included. The staff are polite and helpful, and theres a rooftop area with a clear 360° view from the 11th floor. I will stay here again.

I booked the deluxe room with city view. I didn't expect much and thought all i can see will be the walls of other buildings. Turns out, it was as good a view as you can get of Hanoi old quarter from above. The room is small, but nice and clean. It's on the 8th Floor. And there is a rooftop which is accessible. The contact person, Lily, was very helpful and responsive of all my correspondences arranging a trip to Halong Bay, airport pickup etc. Location wise, I'd say it's kinda in the middle of all the activities. A few minutes walk to the night market, to the lake. The hotel entrance is in the side lane from the road. Breakfast is on the top floor, buffet style, a mixture of local and western foods. In conclusion, it's worth the value you're paying for.

I stayed here 1 nights with my family. A great little hotel within an easy walk to the old town center. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff was so friendly and kind, especially the bell man. In general, this is a very comfortable staying at a reasonable price.

A friend and I stayed here while visiting Hanoi, our first stop in Vietnam. Overall we were very impressed. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. They have a tour booking desk in the lobby, which we used to book trips to Ha Long Bay and Sapa. The woman who helped us was very understanding of what it was we wanted out of these trips. The best part was we were able to leave our big bags in the luggage storage for free. They also allowed us to shower and hangout in the “lounge” in between trips, which was perfect for us as we did back to back trips and took sleeper buses to and from Sapa. The room was a decent size (we did a private double bed) and the bathroom was nice. We books through Agoda and paid about $22/night (so $11 each, not much more than the beds in the shared rooms here). The only issues we had: this location is not the big fancy hotel with roof pool. We were fine with that, we just think it should have been more clear which location is which. The big one is “May De Ville Old Quarter” and this one is sometimes referred to as “May De Ville Backpackers Hostel”, however both are located in the Old Quarter and “backpackers hostel” wasn’t anywhere on our booking or the signs outside the building. Our taxi dropped us off at the wrong one, which is luckily very close, but this location was hard to find because it is in an alleyway, not visible from the street. We walked around for a little while before we asked a travel agent on the corner for help. Breakfast was just so so. Overall we were very please though!

We only use this for a quick stop over before heading to Halong bay. All I can say is that you get what you pay for. I can imagine that it would suit younger backpackers but for us it was just gross. Grey dirty linen, moldy bathroom and just unclean. Communication with staff was very difficult. When we arrived we moved our pillows and bed bugs just scattered. Went and told staff who just didn't care because it's just a normal thing there. Couldn't help us with another room so we had to squash in with friends. The whole place just made you feel like you had to sanitize you hands all the time. We also didn't arrive to Hanoi till late at night and the whole atmosphere in the streets before we entered was fairly intimating if you haven't been there before. It's like kings cross Sydney on steroids. A younger person heaven. Breakfast looked ok but we didn't it because from our previous night experience we were all turned of a little

Pricey airport transfer. Driver didnt seem to know where the exact place was. I was given a twin bedroom when I requested for a double. The hotel is hard to find since it is situated inside an alley. The main road to the alley is a really dirty, busy, and noisy place. Deposit of USD10 for electronic key which was not indicated in The bed had a pungy smell (or maybe that was the sheets). The bathroom was mouldy. Beware of bed bugs! I ended up with dozens on my entire body! The AC was noisy and no complimentary bottled water everyday. The housekeeping went in the room while I was still inside to fix the bed! They didnt even change the sheets nor replenish tissue in the bathroom regularly. I was surprised when they went it, I was literally pushed away my own room. That is a big no in hospitality etiquette! Breakfast was the only thing I like. Ample selection of food which was enough to keep me energised for a whole day of walking around. To find the hotel, you must tell the name of the hotel beside it (in the main road) so you wont get lost (Essence Hotel). I requested for a cooking class tour and was assured of it prior to my arrival. The day I arrived, I reconfirmed and they verified. The night before the cooking class, I was told that there was no slot available for the class. I wasted a day of my itinerary. The tour guide they gave didnt even drop me off after the tour! And he was more concerned of his phone during the tour itself. The room itself wasnt even sound proof so you can hear the doors banging and guests talking loudly by the elevator. Restaurant is located in the 10F and there wasnt any elevator going up there (only up to 8F and you have to use the stairs 2 floors up) Wifi was fast and reliable. TV channels were more local than English speaking ones.

One of the best backpackers hotel I stayed in Old Quarters Hanoi Near to everything. (Weekend night market, walking street, beer street, Hoan Kiem lake...) Must try the Egg Coffee just down the road. Will stay here again!

the only positive thing I can say is the location is awesome and the aircon is cold but you really do get what you pay for when it comes to everything else. mouldy ceilings and mouldy shower. very average breakfast, the daily housekeeping is not even housekeeping.. they come and make your bed and empty the bin but that's literally it. NO clean or fresh towels at all during the 4 nights we stayed. The staff are friendly I guess.

It's an awesome place to use as a base in the Old Quarter! You will literally be 20 seconds away from the Bia Hoi Corner, but it's in a small alleyway, so you won't get slammed with people and traffic. Another plus is that the hotel is very quiet inside, so this is not really a place to stay if you want to meet people. The attitude exuded by the front desk was hit or miss depending on who was working but for the most part, everyone was helpful and efficient. We stayed on the third floor and discovered we didn't have a room with a window, so if you book make sure you've double-checked that your booking includes one. We stayed next to the cleaning supply room and they were like our alarm clock every morning from all the noise. I hope that they were a little quieter because we were unable to sleep in. Not sure how much sleep the others got on the floor. Lastly, make sure you go up to the rooftop deck! I feel like people missed this or were not told about it, but it gives you an awesome view of Old Quarter and a great place to unwind!

Stayed here for 2 nights in a six bed dorm room and was not very impressed. The room was very narrow, making it impossible to pass another person next to a bed, the room was covered in mould and worst of all, the ensuite did not have adequate privacy, especially for a shared room. You could clearly see shadows of people in the shower/ sitting on the toilet. In addition, the aircon remote was not allowed to stay in the room which is ridiculous because we are paying adults. Unfortunately the reception staff were 50:50 in terms of politeness and helpfullness.

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 6:30 AM to 10 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 an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for VND 407000 per vehicle one-way, 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 Room

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 513 reviews