I stayed in an over water room, which in itself was really quite nice. It was a bit of a walk from the main building and up several stairs so, keep that in mind when booking. The balcony overlooked the lake and was directly across from the driving range, which is a great design feature, but the lake is terribly polluted so all you see brown water with nets in for the driving range. The smog hanging over all of Hanoi also prevented you from seeing much of the lake, anyway. The room decor is nice but is old and in need of refreshing. The bathroom has a lovely huge soaker tub but the fixtures have lime buildup on them, so, while running a bath, the water was spraying out from the faucet and went all over the floor. The towels are thick and amazing. The walls are thin so you can hear everything from the next room. I ate at 2 of the restaurants during my stay and the food is delicious but expensive, but the hotel is close enough to many restaurants where you can find every type of food if you want to pay cheaper prices. The staff are amazing and accommodating and most speak very good english.