Trip Report: Sheraton Hanoi Review
This post is part of the series Vietnam Trip Report 2016
The Sheraton Hanoi hotel is a category 2 Starwood Property. A free award night costs only 4,000 points, while the paid rate at the time I was booking was ~$116/night. This gave me a redemption value of about 2.9 cents/point which is not bad for Starpoints.
The Sheraton Hanoi hotel is about a 45 minute drive from the airport and only a 10 minute drive from downtown Hanoi. The hotel is located on Hanoi’s West Lake which provides some nice views.
We arrived at the hotel pretty late at night which made our check in process very quick. Thanks to my Platinum Card from American Express, I’m a Gold SPG member. My status resulted in a room upgrade; from a Deluxe room to a Grand Deluxe room. In addition to that, since I have the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card I get access the Sheraton Club which offers breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and drinks. This is such a great benefit for just holding the card. When I mentioned that at check in I was told that I can get the buffet breakfast at the main restaurant for free as well!
Our room was located on the 12th floor which is where the Grand Deluxe rooms are.
The bathroom is located to the right as soon as you enter the room. It’s very nicely sized and comfortable.
Just past the bathroom is the closet which had a safe, an iron and iron board, hair dryer and slippers.
The king size bed is very nice and comfortable.
Opposite to the bed is a desk, TV on a short chest and a mini bar.
There were 2 free water bottles on the nightstand and 2 more free ones in the bathroom.
The next morning I checked out the view of West Lake from our window which was pretty nice.
The breakfast at the Sheraton Hanoi was very nice and delicious. They had many food options and choices between western and asian cuisine. I loved the Pho and made sure I had it from the Pho station every single morning I was there 🙂
The sheraton club access came in handy one of the nights; we were tired to go out for dinner so we decided to just see what food is at the lounge at night. It turns out it was a pretty decent selection and they even had fresh Pho! The drinks selection wasn’t bad either.
Sheraton Hanoi Hotel Bottom Line:
We really enjoyed our stay at the Sheraton Hanoi. It’s in a great location; they also had a free shuttle bus to downtown that runs three times a day. The room was very comfortable with nice views of Hanoi’s West Lake. Overall, we had a great time at the Sheraton Hanoi and would recommend it for your next stay in Hanoi. You really can’t beat it for only 4,000 Starpoints per night.
Did you visit Hanoi recently? Where did you stay and what was your experience like?
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