Its previous name is Thang Long before it was changed to Hanoi in 1831. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and known for its architectural gems and unique temples. The city has a lot to offer to visitors! Exploring it on foot is best. There are too many activities to do and sights to see! Planning to visit soon? Here are 8 best places to spend a perfect vacation.
Oriental Hotel offers its guests spacious and luxurious rooms, fast internet, flat screen TVs, a minibar, and a coffee maker. It basically has all the amenities that you need for a quiet vacation. It’s only a few minutes away from Hoan Kiem Lake, and it’s near business centers and massage treatments.
“Great location. Centrally located, close to the lake and in the Old Quarter. Staff were very professional and friendly. Most staff speak understandable English. Breakfast was included and very good. All meals served had a good balance of Western and Vietnamese servings. Hotel is very clean. My room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Water was hot and water pressure excellent! The air conditioner worked well.” - Steve, Ecuador
Oriental Suites Hotel & Spa
Address: 58 Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam (see map)
Price: from 86 USD
Hanoi Marvellous Hotel is an elegant hotel that offers only the best for its guests. They have professional staff who’re available to serve the guests 24 hours a day. They go out of their way to treat their guests better. This includes picking them up at the airport and assisting them with their tours. The rooms are also lovely with a flat screen TV, minibar, and fast internet connection. Hanoi Marvellous Hotel includes a restaurant serving different kinds of cuisine like European and Asian. There’s no need to visit other hotels for your cravings. Everything is at Marvellous Hotel.
“Great spot in the old quarter. Hotel staff couldn’t do enough for us and also arranged airport transfer for a very cheap price and being our first trip to Vietnam we felt so safe getting picked up by them from the airport. Very classy little hotel, lovely room, great restaurant and food. Would recommend to anyone.” Karen, Australia
Hanoi Marvellous Hotel & Spa
Address: 55 Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam (see map)
Price: from 75 USD
It’s supposedly only for two or three guests, but they can arrange for up to six. Homestay in Old Quarter Hanoi offers its guests a Vietnamese atmosphere just right out of their door. It’s near the lake and the church. Restaurants and cafes are also just in the neighborhood. Another important thing to note: their bedrooms are large and comfortable. If you’re not very familiar with Hanoi, they can help. They’re locals and will be very happy to answer any questions that you have.
“My husband and I had a great stay with Luan in the Old Quarter in Hanoi. Communication was excellent, our room was spotless and spacious and despite the central location quiet at night time. Luan and his family made us feel welcome and were always on hand to help out with practical matters. Highly recommended.” - Miya
Homestay in Old Quarter Hanoi
Price: from 21 USD
Number of Guests: 6
At the heart of Hanoi is a French house with a balcony overlooking the city, with air conditioned rooms, and a mobile phone (for calling the host in case you have questions). The room is located on the 4th floor of the house and it’s simply gorgeous. You will have a hard time leaving. The house has a cool atmosphere – perfect for a long stay. Also, some of the popular attractions like the Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan Market, and the Dao Duy Tu Street are only a few minute’s walk.
“Amazing location, with great amenities and plenty of room for four of us and bikes. Long is great, super helpful, accommodating and like all Vietnamese, incredibly friendly. We had a blast!” - Jack
Casa Homestay - Old quarter apartment with balcony
Price: from 31 USD
Number of Guests: 4
The nearest attraction to the Lapis Hotel is the Hanoi Opera House. The hotel has WiFi connection in all public areas, which is very convenient. It also has a swimming pool. A perfect swim after sight seeing will be perfect! Another important feature to highlight is the staff who can communicate in different languages such as Japanese, English, and French. This is a major plus for Lapis Hotel. At least there will be no problems with the language barrier.
“The staff was real kind, friendly and of excellent support to organize our trip to Ha Long Bay. Especially Miss Man stayed in contact through the whole tour to make sure everything was ok. The swimming pool is fantastic from the top roof, and the fitness center as well. The hotel is brand new and extremely clean. They did their best to give us our rooms as we had a very early flight.” - Gildas
The Lapis Hotel
Address: 21 Tran Hung Dao St, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam (see map)
Price: from 88 USD
O'Gallery Premier Hotel has bilingual staff and also assists with tour and ticketing services. It’s located near Hoan Kiem district and Ngoc Son Temple. Tourists who like to shop and eat street food may like this hotel since it’s near the shopping district. The restaurant in the hotel offers international cuisine, perfect for both locals and tourists. The bedrooms are extremely spacious, and come with a safety deposit box, wardrobe, flat screen TV, and a minibar. Some rooms even include a terrace.
“The breakfast was the best we had in Vietnam. When we arrived, the room was decorated with flowers and every day there were fresh fruits and water available. In the evenings you got a “Good Night”-card with the weather forecast for the next day.” - Katrin
O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa
Address: 122 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam (see map)
Price: from 88 USD
You can never go wrong with black and white; they’re perfect when it comes to interior decoration. All the rooms at Golden Legend have black and white interior decor. They also have a safety box and other features like a minibar, WiFi, TV, and cable. If you’d like someone to help prepare your tours, the hotel can help you. Daily Vietnamese buffet breakfast is also included in the package.
“Excellent customer service and fabulous location. Family rooms are larger than average for Hanoi. Breakfast was consistently delicious. Our second visit to the hotel was just as wonderful as the first.” - Dakota Gypsy
Golden Legend Diamond Hotel
Address: 18 Chan Cam, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam (see map)
Price: from 39 USD
This part of Hanoi is popular with bike tours. Fortunately, the hotel offers bike hire for touring around the city. Currency exchange and concierge services are also available. The staff are very kind, accommodating, and patient.
“Superb value and location. The staff are delightfully helpful. They go the extra mile for you. The rooms are excellent. Home from home and a wonderful example of Vietnamese hospitality at its best. Thank you.” - Paul, UK
Noble & Swan Boutique Hotel
Address: 16H Duong Thanh, Hoan Kiem district, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam (see map)
Price: from 60 USD
Make Hanoi your home
You may be staying only for a few days, but know that the hospitable staff of the hotels in Hanoi will make your stay worthwhile and memorable.