Trip Report: Intercontinental Hanoi Review
This post is part of the series Vietnam Trip Report 2016
After staying two nights at the Sheraton Hanoi, I decided to spend our last night at the Intercontinental Hanoi. The main reason for changing hotels; I had an expiring anniversary night from the Chase IHG card. Another reason is why not try and review another hotel 🙂
The Intercontinental Hanoi is about a five minute walk away from the Sheraton. We grabbed our luggage and rolled them down from one hotel to the next. Given that a paid night at the time of booking was ~$160 per night, it’s a great use of the free anniversary night. This is a great benefit of the IHG card which has an annual fee of $49. You get a free night each year around the anniversary of your account opening.
The hotel has a separate checkin counter for IHG Rewards members. We were the only ones checking at that time and the process went very quick and smooth.
The hotel is built with a resort style were rooms are scattered over the property in different buildings over Hanoi Westlake.
We were escorted to our room with the help of the bellman. This room had a much nicer and more modern feel than at the Sheraton. Once you walk in the room, the bathroom is to the right.
It had a shower and a tub.
The king size bed is very nice and comfortable.
To the left of the bed there’s a closet with an iron, iron board, safe, slippers and robes.
Opposite the bed is the TV/mini bar are and a desk.
Views of the hotel during daytime.
The breakfast buffet was very nice and had a variety of western and asian choices.
After breakfast we visited the pool for a short while.
Intercontinental Hanoi Bottom Line:
After staying at both the Sheraton and the Intercontinental; I would recommend the Intercontinental. It definitely feels more modern and updated. It has better amenities. The breakfast buffet had a better and tastier selection of food.
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