After prolonged problems in transit, Maya Boutique Hotel offered a dependable sanctuary where we could rest and recover. The staff was understanding of our plight and made the compassionate decision to waive the change fee when we could not make the first night of our reservation.
We were moved to see the same two or three familiar faces, over and over, working shifts at hours godly and otherwise. One evening, we tiptoed back from a midnight meal to see the gently sleeping form of the receptionist on the lobby couch. My partner described the image as “visceral”, representative of a culture of self-sacrifice. So too did I feel deeply grateful towards the staff for their work ethic and tireless service. As for the property itself, the hotel is situationally ideal and walking distance from all the animated markets and street scenes for which Hà Nội is famous. A steal, though almost too comfortable to be considered budget travel! Don’t hesitate to book; Maya deserves the support.