Nov 23, 2006
it's $38US per night all in, including breakfast. We are heading for the Heart Hotel in Hanoi (I booked it last night) staying in one of their Deluxe Lake View room (I think there are a total of 10 rooms in the hotel, so it should have a personal feel about it). As mentioned, Hanoi was a bear to figure out, all the forums I was using for Hanoi were recommending so many hotels it became impossible to choose the hotel that really rose to the top at certain price points. Throw in a sensible budget and that rules out the $100US+++ per night at the likes of the Sofitel, Sheraton and Hanoi Horison's. There are some boutique-ish hotels that look quite nice for another $30-40US more per night but I think this hotel should work out ok. We are only booked in for three nights so far, the plan is to head out to Halong Bay overnight then come back to Hanoi and finish off the vacation either in this hotel (if it's good for the kids) or something similar.
It's -14 Celsius right now and I just shoveled the snow off the driveway, we are heading for 30 Celsius. Nice.
Time to go jump on the CompuTrainer and do some sprints.