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Essence Hanoi Hotel and Spa

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- Convenient location in vibrant Old Quarter
- Excellent service, friendly feel
- Restaurant and onsite Spa

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Essence Hanoi Hotel and Spa is a chic and contemporary boutique hotel in the heart of Hanoi, northern Vietnam. This recently renovated establishment offers attentive, friendly service, a restaurant and spa, and 66 well-appointed rooms and suites. Ideally located in the city’s atmospheric Old Quarter and within walking distance of all attractions, Essence Hanoi is a stylish and welcoming mid-range option in the centre of this vibrant capital city.

Communal areas include a stylish, air-conditioned lobby area with Wi-Fi and reading material. The Essence Restaurant is open throughout the day and evening, and serves traditional Vietnamese cuisine, with buffet and a la carte options. A selection of beauty treatments and massages are available at the onsite spa, perfect for unwinding after a busy day’s sightseeing.

The hotel is located within the charismatic Old Quarter of Hanoi, a bustling hub of shops, food vendors, markets, bars, and museums, yet just a few minutes’ walk from peaceful temples and the tranquillity of Ho Kiem Lake.

Accommodation ranges from well-appointed double and twin rooms to substantial suites with separate lounge areas and panoramic city views. All rooms come with a contemporary, ensuite bathroom with bath or walk in shower, whilst several of the larger suites offer both a bathtub and separate shower. All rooms and suites come with a minibar and fridge, plus satellite TV, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi. A number of rooms boast a balcony and outside seating, great for a spot of people watching.

Families are extremely welcome at Essence Hanoi. The hotel offers a number of two bedroom family units, which can accommodate up to five guests, and interconnecting rooms are also available. Children under 5 years of age stay free of charge when sharing a room with their parents, and discounts are offered for guests under 12 years of age. Cots can be supplied upon request, subject to availability.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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