Massage services in Hanoi

The government has severely restricted the number of places licensed to give massages because of the concern that naughty 'extra services' might be offered (as indeed they are at many places). At present, you can get a good legitimate massage at the Hoa Binh Hotel (per hr US$7) and Dan Chu Hotel (Tel: 825 4937; www.danchuhotel .com; 29 Pho Trang Tien) for about US$7 per hour, including some sauna time. The upmarket Guoman (Tel: 822 2800; 83A Pho Ly Thuong Kiet) and Sofitel Metropole Hotel (Tel: 826 6919; 15 Pho Ngo Quyen) charge nearer US$15 and US$25 per hour, respectively, for this