advertisement

The Church Hotel with its Gothic windows and glass-fronted lobby was one of the first to open in the trendy shopping area of Nha Tho at the approach to St. Joseph's Cathedral, and it's been so successful that there are now two other branches (on Hang Gai and Hang Ca). A complete make-over in 2012 has left the place well-desrving of its "boutique" tag, and service has taken a step up with smartly uniformed bell boys hovering at the door. The rooms are either compact or cramped, depending on your point of view, but stylishly furnished with wooden floors, king-size beds, padded armchairs, and floor-to-ceiling drapes, and those on the upper floors have interesting views. The location is ideal both for shopping and sightseeing.