One of the better-known names among the growing number of boutique hotels in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi Elegance Ruby gets high marks for location, service, and value; from the moment you step foot in the lobby, the staff will make you feel like you're a VIP. What this hotel lacks in room size it more than makes up for with its focus on guest satisfaction. Rooms are spotless and have comfortable beds and lovely touches like fresh flowers and fruit. The breakfasts are outstanding and cover every base from classic Hanoian pho bo to fresh made croissants and fluffy omelets. Book well in advance, as it's very popular.