One month ago, I had a serious problem that I couldn’t find suitable accommodation in the Old Quarter when I arrived in Hanoi. Luckily, my acquaintance then told me about Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – a top-quality hotel chains in the capital of Vietnam. Although at the first moment, I doubted about its reputation, I changed my mind immediately after having an experience there which you should try once. That is also the reason why I write Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review for you.
In fact, the group consists of three luxurious hotels: The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa, Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel, and Hotel Des Arts – The Noble. All of them are located in the center of the Old Quarter and have distinctive services. Finally, I went to Hotel Des Arts – The Noble, the hotel nearest me at that time.
Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review about members
Hotel Des Arts – The Noble
Let’s start with Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review about its member. The first one is Hotel Des Arts – The Noble sited at No.98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Indeed, Hang Gai Street is very uproarious since it always abounds to tourists, shops and vehicles. Therefore, during two days I stayed there, I could blend myself in daily life very easily. Moreover, it only took me three minutes to see Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart of Hanoi capital.
“Western-style” and “Outstanding” are the words which can describe the hotel. The hotel is one of the highest building in this area, and therefore, everyone simply recognizes it from a long distance. Besides, the exterior surface is decorated with Western colonnades, grand outlines in balconies, making me feel that the hotel could be a huge mansion.
Lobby and room
All walls in the hotel are painted with white colour, like European castles. When I entered the lobby, a lavish spacious area was in my sight. It is appointed with flowers, sofas and sparkling chandeliers. Besides, two separate reception tables allow to hotel to serve more customer at the same time, while some huge lacquered paintings hung on the wall make the lobby have certain Vietnamese features.
Checking in and obtaining a key of Deluxe Room, I merely paid 63.25 USD/night, very cheap and reasonable. Going up by a huge elevator, I attended my room a few minutes later. Actually, my first impression about this place was excellent. Most of appliances are made of wood, while beddings, especially, are 100% handmade. Moreover, pillows and bed sheets give off an exception odor, enhancing the grandeur of the room. I enjoyed the bathroom most because it is very clean and polished. Of course, the city view in the room is so great that I could see the whole street from above.
There are two main facilities in Hotel Des Arts – The Noble: The Sandwich Shop and Thuy Ky Shop. In fact, the former specializes in selling fast food and takeaways. However, I’m a vegetarian, and therefore, I just bought some drink there. But this shop is very elegant and noticeable because they have lots of impressive ornaments.
The latter, Thuy Ky Shop, has the business of selling hand embroidery clothes. Interestingly, all beddings in Thuy Ky Hospitality Group are provided by it. Moreover, there is a wide range of 100% handmade textile products sold at this place, from pillows, table clothes, to handkerchiefs, and bed sheets. They are quiet soft and smooth, and so, I purchased some of them as gifts for my loved ones.
Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel
Owing to a fact that I preferred meatless meals, and wanted to continue Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review, I traveled to Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel, where a vegetarian restaurant is located. Immediately, I walked to No.16H, Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi and it only took me 5 minutes to arrive there. This hotel, however, is in a small alley, a bit far away from the main street. That’s why the atmosphere is pretty tranquil and peaceful despite being in the Old Quarter.
Though it only has 9 stories, the building is very peculiar and exclusive. From what I heard, it was recreated on the basis of an ancient house built nearly 100 hundred years ago. This could be seen in the gate, where I went through before standing in front of the hotel, balconies, and the floors inside it. To some extent, I assume that the building can have historical value to study.
Lobby and room
Another notable point of the hotel is the reception area. In the center of this zone is the reception table, meanwhile, on the right is the region where guests can sit down in a sofa, and choose a book from a large bookshelf to read. And the stairs to go up to the vegetarian restaurant is on the left. The lobby is highlighted more by French-style architecture in the exquisite arrangement of outlines. However, there is the existence of Vietnamese cultural features in paintings and wooden frames, creating an extraordinary combination of Vietnamese and European styles.
Of course, because I didn’t book a room in the hotel, I couldn’t wander in the higher floors. But with my observation, it is true that its guestrooms are not so different from the one I stayed. For example, the walls are still painted with white color, and odorous beddings are 100% handmade.
Stunned by the hotel’s structure, I forgot the reason why I was there until my stomach became noise. Following the guidance of the staff, I presented in Swan’s Gone Raw Vegetarian Restaurant in the second floor. Excitingly, this room is so disparate from the rest of the hotel because it has orange walls around four corners. The staff then explained that the Vietnamese believe vegan diets are considered to decrease human body temperatures if people eat them too much. In order to solve this problem, eaters need the warmth from something, and in this case, that is the color from the walls.
Enjoying the warm air, I found a seat near some ceramic statues and looked around. All decorative objects in this place, from pictures, bulbs to lotus flowers on the windows, have Vietnamese features, and such statues are no exception. Turning to food, there are also two major types of vegan dishes: Vietnamese and European. Little surprised, I ordered Vietnamese roll “Pho” with vegetable and spaghetti.
“What an awesome dish!” – I screamed so loud that some employees were startled.
The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa
For more Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review, on the last day I stayed in Hanoi, I visited The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa. This one is not far away from the two other members because it takes only 4 minute to attend there. The site, fascinatingly, is the mixture between two places I had traveled. Located at No.20-22 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, at the midday, the surrounding area is very silent, but becomes dynamic at night. Similarly, going to Hoan Kiem Lake is also a very simple task.
The hotel is no lack of splendor and opulence. At the first sight, golden colonnades, lenient light and delicate stairs could astonish any tourists. This 11-story building looks as if it’s a real Western castle in an Eastern country. It could be very hard to find the same one lying in the Old Quarter.
Inside the building
To increase the royal ambiance for the hotel, its owner arranges appliances in the lobby very meticulously, from sofas, a reception table to a piano. In particular, an exciting natural odor given off by air conditioners creates its differences from the other members. Wondrously, the elevator near the reception area is covered with a golden layer. It was regrettable that I didn’t select this place for accommodation.
From what the hotel’s guests talked to me, all rooms in the hotel deserve to 5-star quality. Specifically, the most amazing things could be the paintings of a dragon fly. These pictures can be seen in Hanoi Jade Restaurant & Patisserie, one of two major facilities of the hotel. This is because the hotel just wants to bring luck, the incarnation of this insect in the Vietnamese belief, to their customers.
Turning to the restaurant, it’s very famous for making cakes rather than Vietnamese and European dishes. The space is warm and cozy with elegant tables, chairs and ceramic vases. But I don’t favor cakes much, and therefore, I just tasted some special food using wholly vegetable components.
Next to the hotel’s building is Swan Spa and Treatments. In fact, this place is so attractive to travelers since people these days tend to have a desire to beautify themselves. Nevertheless, my schedule in Vietnam didn’t allow me to try its high-quality services. Consequently, I had a knack for using massage chairs in the front area of the spa within a short time. This machine, though, gave me indescribable pleasure to let me rest entirely.
Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review about other services
It would be incomplete if I don’t mention Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – review about its services. The group can provide customers with three other services: Tours in Vietnam, Pick-up and drop-off at airport and visa on arrival. However, I had some assignments in another city, as a result, I didn’t have chance to check such services. But I believe that they are all excellent based on what the group already brought to me.
All in all, when you present in Hanoi, I think you should have an experience in Thuy Ky Hospitality Group. Whatever you prefer, such as accommodation, transportation, dining or shopping, it will never dissatisfy you. Perhaps after a stay there, you will create Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review like me.