We spent five nights at the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa This place was awesome. It has a terrific location, right in the heart of the Old Quarter. Our stay was further enhanced with very caring, polite & helpful staff on hand to be of assistance. All of the rooms I have stayed in are calm, airy, and very clean and have a sense of space, each with their own balcony and bathroom facilities. The hotel offers a fantastic breakfast. Breakfast and all-day dining is available daily and includes continental and Asian options. Beautiful freshly ground coffee! Wonderful dinner and lunch menus! The Chef and kitchen available all day. Lots of fresh local produce & local specialties. It was the second time I have stayed at the Essence Hanoi, having regularly travelled to Vietnam for work and pleasure. The perfect location of the Hotel has enabled me to walk to many locations and at night be in the heart of evening street food. I can not wait to return.