MELIA HANOI HOTEL
1. VENUE INTRODUCTION
Known as one the most famous hotels in Hanoi, Meliá Hanoi welcomes all who are looking for splendid accommodation, first-class facilities, and warm service with the following plus points:
- Centrally located with major attractions nearby: Beautifully located in the heart of Vietnam’s capital, the hotel stands a short distance from many key districts and major attractions such as the Hanoi Opera House, Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum;
- Elegant interiors with gorgeous views of the city: Luxurious rooms and a wide array of facilities, from a state-of-the-art business center to an outdoor swimming pool, make the hotel a perfect choice for business or leisure;
- Magnificent conference and meeting facilities;
- Personalized service at The Level;
- First-class dining experiences: The Meliá Hanoi offers diners a world of culinary delights to explore, from the international themed buffets of El Patio to the local flavors of El Oriental.
With spectacular views in every room, dedicated staff, and outstanding facilities, the Melia Hanoi is perfect for anyone looking to melt the city’s hustle and bustle away and experience the ultimate in rest and relaxation.
It’s quite convenient for guests to find Melia Hanoi Hotel, it is just 32 km away from Noi Bai International Airport and takes us around 50 minutes to reach the hotel by car. You have two options for transportation: one is taking an airport taxi to the hotel, or airport bus to central Hanoi bus stop and then transferring to a taxi to reach the hotel. Please click
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2. RELATED INFORMATION:
Vietnam's capital races to make up for time lost to the ravages of war and a government that as recently as the 1990s kept the outside world at bay. Its streets surge with scooters vying for right of way amid the din of constantly blaring horns, and all around layers of history reveal periods of French and Chinese occupation – offering a glimpse into the resilience of ambitious, proud Hanoians.
- Visa: You can pre-arrange a visa on arrival online but you run the risk of waiting up to 90 minutes in Hanoi airport while the visa officers decide whose turn it is to do some work. Better to get it sorted before you leave, through your local embassy or travel agent.
- Flights: Don’t book your flights too soon, but don’t leave it too late either. Airlines tend to jack their prices up six months before the travel date, slowly bring them down until two to three weeks before travel, then start to raise them again.
- Transportation- Taxis: Hanoi cabs are cheap and pretty decent. A ride into town from Noi Bai airport costs around VND 350,000 (US$17) and a 10-minute ride in-city around VND 30,000. Your hotel may also arrange a pick-up and drop-off service from and to the airport.
- Currency: There are around 22,000 Vietnamese dong to one U.S. dollar, so don’t freak out when the bar tab comes along. U.S. dollars are also widely accepted.
- Climate: An intolerable mix of heat and humidity in the summer (June-August) reaching 40 C, a pleasant shower-splashed spring (March-May), a gorgeous walking-in-the-park-every-day fall (September-November) and a cold yet humid winter (December-February).
- Eating: Vietnamese cuisine has a very special position in the culture of the country, each region has its own specialty, foods are radically cheap in Vietnam and you can have a bowl of beef noodle (Pho Bo) with a Dollar or two (approximately 25000 to 40000 VND). Also, eating local foods in the local foodies gives you an additional glimpse into the local life. Vietnamese usually eat out and as you walk in the streets you see almost at each corner there is a small foodies offering local foods.
- Shopping: Hanoi’s old Quarter is lined with various fashion stores, souvenir stalls, snack and trinket sellers. But if you’re looking for an air-conditioned mall experience head for the Vincom City Towers where you’ll find luxury brands, a cinema and a colorful gaming area.
- Doing: Various popular tourist activities include Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum/Museum, the Hanoi Hilton prison (officially called Hoa Lo Prison), Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and “green” city tours on electric carts. They’re all worth a peek, and you could do all these in one afternoon. Don’t miss the night market in the Old Quarter, from 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday. More about strolling around aimlessly than shopping.
- Internet: If scooters are the most obvious Hanoi quality, Internet cafés come not far behind. They’re everywhere. All hotels have connections too.
- Photography: You’ll be tempted to snap away at everything so photogenic is Hanoi, especially the Old Quarter. But many locals find it rude to be photographed, especially the older ones, so be polite and ask first.