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Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Hanoi [Master Thread]

Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Hanoi [Master Thread]

Old Jan 20, 19, 6:18 pm
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Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Hanoi [Master Thread]

Planning a trip to Hanoi and would love to hear if anyone has experience staying at these properties? Price is pretty much the same at both hotels for my dates
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Old Jan 20, 19, 6:37 pm
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Have stayed at the JW Marriott Hanoi and really liked the property. Not the best location but not too far from the center of town. Got upgraded to a very big suite. Club lounge is nice as well with a great staff.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 4:06 am
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I've never stayed at the JW Marriott but I stayed at the Sheraton 1 1/2 yrs ago.

To make it short: except if the porperty has been renovated since then, avoid it at any cost. In three words : old, worn out, mouldy.

You can see pictures on my blog post (the post is in french but the picts speak for themselves). https://www.travelguys.fr/2018/02/13...raiment-moisi/
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Old Jan 21, 19, 5:09 am
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I stayed in the Sheraton Hanoi for an event, also 1.5-2 years ago. The only thing the property has going for it is the fact that you can earn points.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 10:04 am
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Stayed at the Sheraton maybe 10 years ago and from what I hear, it is still exactly the same as it was 10 years ago (wouldn't recommend it unless you are in the West Lake area). The JW location isn't ideal either as a tourist. I've stayed in local boutique hotels near Hoan Kiem lake in the city center a few times and enjoyed it more. There are quite a few good ones around the city and are a fraction of what Marriott Group cost and breakfast is almost always included and usually pretty good too.
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:04 am
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Thanks for all the info.

The JW Marriott is looking like a better option, but the location seems far, especially with traffic :/
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:33 am
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Thanks for all the info.

The JW Marriott is looking like a better option, but the location seems far, especially with traffic :/
We booked a local hotel for our Hanoi trip and were quite happy with it: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel in the Old Quarter.

Room rates were reasonable: Rooms & Suites. And our junior suite came with daily complimentary laundry service, free minibar snacks & beverages, complimentary buffet breakfast. Location was outstanding and the staff was warm and friendly.
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We were there over the weekend and didn't have much traffic. Could be in the center of the city in 15-20 minutes.
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I actually like area around west lake very tranquil and quite a few decent restaurants around ... it was a few years since I stayed there and I remember that the hotel was in need of a renovation. Back then the lounge was quite nice though . Remember paying roughly 50$ ++ per night so it was not much to complain about...
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Old Jan 21, 19, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by X-ON View Post
I actually like area around west lake very tranquil and quite a few decent restaurants around ... it was a few years since I stayed there and I remember that the hotel was in need of a renovation. Back then the lounge was quite nice though . Remember paying roughly 50$ ++ per night so it was not much to complain about...
Iíve stayed in the Intercon next to the Sheraton and the room was nice, with a window opening over Westlake. Tranquil area but the Sheraton needs some work.

I usually stay in the Hilton as I love to walk over to the lake in the city center.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 8:09 am
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Did I miss something? Have the hotel brand names been changed to include 'Bonvoy' as well?
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Old Jan 22, 19, 8:31 am
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Stayed at JW several months ago and I really enjoyed my stay. The location may not be the best but the hotel does offer complimentary shuttle bus service to the central area. In fact, when I was there they just paid for a taxi since I was the only guest.

Hotel is very modern and I was upgraded to a suite. The lounge is one of the best I've encountered, not only in food offerings but service wise as-well.

Fantastic pool on the top floor with panoramic views.

The area was very safe especially considering it is next to a convention centre and there were always many people out on the street. If you exit the hotel and turn right the first main street (about 5-minute walk) has lots of shops and restuarants.

I checked out the other Marriott options and they all looked really dated. This would be the only Marriott hotel I'd consider in Hanoi.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 12:44 pm
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Seems like the JW Marriott is the best option. Thanks for all the help
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Old Jan 22, 19, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by kpfleming View Post
Did I miss something? Have the hotel brand names been changed to include 'Bonvoy' as well?
It looks like the mods have updated the city threads from "Mariott-family Hotels in City XX" to "Marriott Bonvoy Hotels in City XX" as a way to refer to all the hotels in a certain city.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 6:33 am
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Outdoor pool/sunbathing only at Sheraton ?
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