The staff greeted us as we arrived at the front door after getting out of our van from Halong Bay. Entering Wyndham Garden Hanoi I was struck by the open plan, the pops of colours, the bright and airy concept that a lot of reception areas are lacking. The big, long soft sofa’s and casual cafe “The Terrace” makes the lobby feel warm and welcoming immediately.
The kids were greeted just as the adults were, with the same welcoming smile. We love hotels that acknowledge the kids because we believe their opinion on where we stay is just as important as ours.
Wyndham Garden is the new player on the block as far as hotels in Hanoi go. At the time of writing this in June 2019 the hotel had only been opened for 4 months. It was built brand new from the ground up.
The Rooms at the Wyndham Garden Hanoi
The Wyndham Garden Hanoi has 112 rooms ranging from Deluxe Rooms to the Presidential Suite. We were located on the 17th floor in family-friendly joining rooms. Joining rooms are amazing for families and not all hotels feature them. We love it when we do find a hotel that does as we are then only separated by a door.
The rooms at Wyndham Garden features a massive king size bed for the parents. The adjoining kid’s room had 2 singles which the kids loved. We have stayed in hotels before where the adjoining family room was also a double bed. I know our kids love their own space especially a bed.
The room featured a desk, big screen TV, safe, wardrobe and suitcase rack. At Wyndham Garden Hanoi, the rooms had powerboards on the wall with multipower adaptors. I was able to plug my Aussie power cords straight in, which allowed us to leave the adaptors in our bags. The board’s features were amazing, they included:
- HDMI to TV
- Usb to TV
- Computer to TV
- Audio to TV
- 2 universal power points.
This was so handy for the kids who carry hard drives with their favourite movies and a HDMI port that we were able to use our Amazon Fire Stick in.
Facilities at Wyndham Garden Hanoi:
- 24-Hour Reception Desk
- Airport Shuttle
- BBQ Grills
- Buffet Breakfast
- Currency Exchange
- Fitness Center
- Hot Tub Onsite
- Laundry Services
- Near Public Transportation
- Pool – Indoor
- Room Service
- Tour/Ticket Assistance
- WiFi Available
As you can see Wyndham Garden really has everything a visitor to Hanoi needs. The hotel also runs a shuttle bus into the Hanoi Old Quarter a few times a day. It is free and you just book it with the amazing customer service staff at the front desk.
A spa treatment at Wyndham Garden is a great mother-daughter activity You can choose from a range of different options.
Wyndham Hotel Silk Garden Restaurant on floor 3 is open for all-day dining including breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will find the restaurant featuring booths, tables and chairs and even family booths with half bench seat and two lounge chairs.
We were lucky enough to be at the hotel on the weekend when they had their amazing seafood buffet on. We had lobster, prawn, oysters and more. The food was amazing and cooked fresh at times while we waited. One of our kids is fussy so you can also order off the A La Carte menu if the buffet is not for you.
The hot chocolate dessert in the Silk Garden Restaurant is all kinds of taste explosions in your mouth. A chocolate saucing pudding topped with your choice of flavoured ice cream
Breakfast was of a high standard with cereal fruits, bread, fruits, hot foods both Western and Asian on offer. Not to forget the hot coffee on the free pour. Room service can be ordered 24 hours a day and the Terrace Cafe in the lobby has cake, ice cream and drinks.
On the 20th floor, you will find the roof terrace Twilight Bar. It gives you a 360-degree view of the Hanoi city skyline. Open from 4 pm in the afternoon you can sit either indoor or outdoor. Soft drinks, beers and cocktails are on the menu for you
Best features for families
The indoor pool and spa area were amazing. Located on the 6th floor the indoor location meant there is no need to worry about sunburn. Towels are located on the ends of the sun chairs for you to use and there are showers there as well so you can rise off. The pool has great views of the city.
The Tv has multiple channels for kids including MTV, Cartoon Network and National Geographic.
In the twilight Bar you can sit out side to keep the little ones cool or you can enjoy a drink outside. Twinkling Fairy lights with the views over Hanoi on dusk was a beautiful way to end our days.
Probably the most popular thing was the New Zealand Natural Ice cream served in the Terrace Cafe. It is a delicious, smooth ice cream that is lovely on a hot day.
The Van Phuk Silk Weaving Village is located just around the corner from Wyndham Garden. They have been weaving silk since the 16th century. Today you will still see and hear the silk looms working as they did centuries ago.
Where is Wyndham Garden Hanoi?
The hotel is located in a progressive area outside the Hanoi City Centre. The hotel runs a shuttle bus a few times a day into the city for your convenience.
From the Hanoi, Airport head South on AH 14, over the Nhat Tan bridge to Lang Rd. Turn right onto Thang Long Avenue.
Turn left onto Cuong Kien St. Turn left onto Trung Van St. Turn right onto To Huu St. Hotel is on the right side of the road.
Throughout our travels we have stayed at Wyndham Group properties in Australia and Asia before. We have always found them to be of excellent quality but most of all warm and welcoming to families who stay with them.
How to get to Hanoi
Noi Bai International Airport is your doorway to Hanoi. It is the biggest airport in Vietnam and the 2nd busiest after Ho Chi Minh City. The airport is the main hub of Vietnam Airways, and a major hub of carriers Bamboo Airways, Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air.
Vietnam has an extensive train network that runs along the coast of Vietnam for Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and on into China.
Taking an overnight train is a popular way to travel to Hanoi from the south.
A network of sleeper bus traverses the country daily from north to south and beyond. This type of transport is popular with travellers on a budget. A bus from the central Vietnam city of Da Nang to Hanoi will take around 16 hours
Money in Vietnam
The official currency of Vietnam is the Dong. The Vietnamese Dong comes in notes of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 200,000, 500,000₫. ATM’s are easily located on most streets in the city and tourist areas. The ATM will serve up 500,000 bills which won’t make you popular with retailers when you hand these over.
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Mark Wyld is a father, husband and traveller. Having been to over 30 countries worldwide I think I know a thing or 2 about travelling with kids. I have been writing about travel on our website for the last 4 years and have featured on numerous other websites. When I am not talking, dreaming and planning travel I can be found working in disability support .