Bruce Family is a wonderful host on Airbnb Vietnam. Here you can find some reviews for their home stay at Hanoi:
We felt so fortunate to have come across this terrific apartment when we were there for a week in mid-March. We were taken care of very wonderfully by Bruce’s father, Tam, who owns the building, and who hosts many long-term ex-pat tenants who live on the other floors. Tam was a very gracious and welcoming, and he invited us up to have tea and even included us in a social gathering he had one evening on the rooftop patio. We have two small children- a 2 year old and a 6 year old- and they very quickly adapted to living here. Initially we were a little worried about the stairs between the two floors, but there is a door that you can close at the top floor. They have a small dog (Hachiko) who was very tolerant of our children’s insistent adoration, and he was a highlight that they still talk about. This building is really centrally located, and every taxi driver we met had no problem finding it. And it is located just north of an area with lots of great, non-touristy restaurants and street vendors. Really delightful. And yet, despite being off this big street (Pho Hue), it is really, truly an oasis of calm because it is set off from the street behind a different building. Whenever our 2-year old would recognize the alley as we approached it from the sidewalk, he was positively beside himself with joy, running and giggling the whole way. If we are lucky enough to make it back to Hanoi any time soon, we would absolutely stay here again.
From Tester – USA
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Eden Studio. It was made most special by our hosts. Bruce was just a delight right from the start. He was very responsive to all of our inquiries. We felt very warmly welcomed even before arriving. This was reinforced when we met his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tam. Mr. Tam was always available to assist us – pointing us in the right direction for Pho and pizza, arranging a taxi for our departure, etc. They also kindly invited us for a delicious impromptu dinner when we arrived back late from a day trip. For us, the location was ideal because we do not like staying in places that are primarily occupied by tourists. If you stay at the Eden Studio, you will be part of a community where people in Hanoi live and work. (Look for the great bakeries down the street…we weren’t always sure what we were ordering but we enjoyed it all!) At the same time, it was close enough that we could walk to the old quarter and most of the major sights. The space itself is very large and comfortable; we particularly enjoyed having a balcony, refrigerator, and hot water. We have no hesitation in recommending the Eden Studio and we know you will enjoy meeting Bruce and his parents.
From Debra and Marc – Canada
In an English-Vietnamese dictionary, under the word “hospitality” will be the name of Bruce Nguyen and his family. Bruce has an effervescent smile that reflects his ebullient personality. His relaxed intelligence resonates in his joyous sense of humor and his veracious character. On the first night of my stay, I was invited to share dinner with his family…mom’s home-cooked Vietnamese meal…relaxed and mellow ambiance…gracious and genial dining companions…cuisine with heart. The unhindered, propitious luxury of being able to communicate in English was the paramount factor in making this rental period so ultimately rewarding. Compelling amenities like dual-floor air conditioning, wifi internet, cable television English channels, coupled with the physical attributes of an authentic apartment makes staying here supremely gratifying. Walking out of the building, injects you immediately into authentic Vietnamese lifestyle environment. The central and exemplary location of the apartment fringes the border of Hoan Kiem and Hai Ba Trung districts of Hanoi, providing access to cultural attractions, dining options, shopping galore, and numerous city lakes that are urban oases from the unrelenting vehicular traffic. A special thank you goes out to Bruce’s father…an artist-business entrepreneur…for sharing tea, a secret ingredient in brewing coffee, and his unique, harmonious ideas about life and its seductive mysteries. Bruce…good fortune with the remainder of academic pursuits, and choose wisely with all the doors that will swing zealously open to you in life
From Duane Choy – USA
Other wonderful reviews could be found at https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/732388. Contact them now if you are going to stay in Hanoi.