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De Syloia, Hanoi

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
17A Tran Hung Dao Street
Hoan Kiem District
Hanoi
Vietnam
Tel: 84 4 824 5346
desyloia@hn.vnn.vn
www.desyloia.com
Concierge.com's insider take:

A ten-minute stroll south of Hoan Kiem Lake, this 33-room hotel appeals to travelers who want the feel of an urban boutique hotel in a neighborhood that hasn't been swallowed by tourism. The layout's a bit quirky—the narrow nine-story building vaults behind the facade of an old villa—but the quarters are spacious and the beds comfortable. The best rooms front Tran Hung Dao Street, with good views of the surrounding French Quarter. That's a blessing, as interior decor is simple and straightforward: clean-lined wooden furniture, white walls, soft lighting, an undersized original oil painting or two. All deluxe rooms and suites have whirlpool baths and free Internet access, but the musty rooftop minigym—with a single treadmill and a pair of stationary bikes—seems an afterthought. The very affordable rate includes an excellent breakfast, with omelets made to order in the Cay Cau restaurant, which also serves up tasty Vietnamese entrées in the evenings. English-speaking staff is helpful, while the maids don't miss a speck of dust—or even a misplaced passport, which was quickly delivered to the front desk.

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