If you really want to enjoy the local culture and comfortable trip, stay at my place. It is at Times City a modern area of luxury apt. in the center of Hanoi with a wide selection of local shops and restaurants. My apt. has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and large living rooms with distinctive Vietnamese decorations (e.g. lotus etc.) and modern equipment. It is guarded 24/7 and operated with 5 star services. Reviews in my other place will tell you who I am. Have a nice trip.