Monday, September 16, 2013

Calypso Grand Hotel, Hanoi VN

"Amazing stay!"
"Excellent service!"

Those were only some of the comments I've read about Calypso Grand Hotel. Since our tickets were booked a long time ago, I had enough time to prepare for our trip in Hanoi City and made proper arrangements before our flight. After days and days of discussion and comparison of rates, DB and I opted to get the Luxury Package from Calypso at Usd299 per person.

Luxury Package Life Experience inclusions:
  • 3 nights in Calypso Grand Hotel deluxe room
  • 2 days / 1 night on-board Bhaya Cruise (all meals and transfers included)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 4 hours walking tour around Hanoi Old Quarter

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Old Quarter, Calypso Grand Hotel has been our home away from home in Vietnam. Since Cebu Pacific's flight arrives in Hanoi a little past midnight, it was a relief that the hotel offers free transfers from the airport.

After traveling for an hour, our driver halted in front of Calypso Grand amidst rows of hotels and restaurants. A staff immediately welcomed us as we stepped out of the car and insisted on carrying our luggage. The lobby was impressive with its simple yet tasteful design.

Check-in was a breeze! Before I can finish taking photos of the lobby, the staff already handed us the key card and told us that our room was ready. Little did we know that we were upgraded from a Deluxe Room to one of their Family Suites with Balcony. What a lovely surprise!

The king-sized bed was so comfortable that it was so hard to get up in the morning! If not for the delicious breakfast, I bet we would be seeing the outside of the room by noon time already. As for the see-through bathroom, don't fret because you can roll down the blinds for privacy sake.

Most hotels usually offer free LAN internet or wireless connection if you're lucky but if memory serves me right, this is the first time we have our own computer in the room! Even DB cannot believe that the hotel will set-up a computer for guests' use when I first showed him the photo of the room prior to the trip. And yes, the internet connection was fast.

The bathroom was big and very clean. Housekeeping made sure that we never run out of supplies because they've been constantly replenishing it every chance they get.

Everyday for four days in Calypso, sweet and delicious complimentary fruits await our return from touring around the city. The photos cannot give justice as to how big these grapes were!

I would like to commend the wonderful staff of Calypso Grand Hotel for the warm welcome and hospitality they extended to DB and I during our stay in Hanoi City. Going the extra mile to arrange our Halong Bay Cruise and all other requests were heartwarming and not to be forgotten.

Most people I know would prefer to stay in a 5-star hotel for its popularity and consistent service but after years of traveling, I would rather choose the more personalized service that most boutique hotels offer at reasonable rates. So if you're going to Hanoi anytime soon, do yourself a favor and book a room at Calypso Grand Hotel for the ultimate travel experience.


Calypso Grand Hotel
27A Cua Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District
Hanoi City, Vietnam
Tel.: (844) 3923-4070
Fax: (844) 3923-4073

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