As I travel quite often for work, I’m going to keep a record of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, to serve as a reminder of what works and what doesn’t. It’ll make future bookings much easier. The Sheraton Hanoi is extremely old, so I decided on the Pan Pacific.
Location: Overlooking a lake, the location is quite alright, although not downtown. The downtown hotels are old.
Room: Abit dated, but still alright. There are many strange corners in the room, and it’s weird to walk in. It doesn’t really flow. Perhaps it’s because I was given the room adjacent to the suite.
Gym: It’s split into 2 areas, weights and cardio. They have all the equipment you need and alot of treadmills and bikes. The pool is also a good 25m lap pool.
Breakfast: The selection is decent with an omelette station and the usual western fare. This place is flooded with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese tourists, so you have to jostle with them for food. Go late if you aren’t in a rush. Overall, alright but not near the SPG standards.
Rooftop bar: Nice place to hang out and chat with friends. Lots of well dressed locals here along with foreigners probably from the hotel. I had the burger and its terrible, please skip it.
Would I return? There aren’t many high end choices in Hanoi. I’d probably try the Intercontinental down the road the next time, but if not, then the Pan Pacific works.