Accompanying with the rapid development of the economy, the spread expansion of tourism industry has led to the diversity of luxury accommodation in Hanoi for some recent years. Not only rich men but also backpackers are able to find a high-quality residence correspondent to their budgets. Consequently, every year, Hanoi welcomes the increasing number of travelers. They attend there to spend holiday or seek an opportunity to extend their business in Vietnam.
Probably, after you type the words “Splendid residences in Hanoi” on Google search, a long list about them will appear in front of your eyes. If you merely have limited time that makes you unable to check one by one, how about spending a few minutes on reading certain suggestive accommodation from me? In fact, none of them will become a letdown for you. My writing, however, is just a brief description checked by those who stayed there. For more detailed information, you can visit their websites later.
Luxury accommodation in Hanoi for wealthy visitors
Evidently, for affluent travelers, they prefer a place where 5-star services are supplied. And of course, they never notice how much they will have to pay. In order to let them prove their high social class, the most appropriate selections for them are:
1. Sofitel Legend Metropole
Address: No.15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
This landmark has gained the position of the oldest luxury accommodation in Hanoi. Because it was built in 1901, the middle year of a period called “French colonization in Vietnam”. And therefore, the hotel has got the typical French-style architectural designs of that time. Perhaps, you might be stunned by the mixture between neo-classical and historical outlines that enhances the grandeur of the hotel upon your arrival there. Interestingly, due to this feature, its outside scenery becomes very romantic at night. The hotels, therefore, is a perfect condition for couples to take some photographs.
To deserve 5-star rank and nearly 300 USD for a night, Sofitel Legend Metropole consists of a bundle of splendid services. You should not miss Le Spa du Metropole, fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool inside its integral garden. Apart from this, 364 guestroom are divided into two parts with different characteristic structure. After resting in your room, you can have a meal at one of 3 restaurants. They are Spices Garden, Angelina and Le Beaulieu. Each of them has a bar to provide you certain impressive beverages. It is noticeable that the hotel served Mr. Donald Trump, the U.S President when he traveled to Hanoi in 2017. So, there is nothing to challenge its high quality.
2. Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi – MGallery by Sofitel
Address: No.29 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
A bit cheaper than Sofitel Legend Metropole’s price, what you ought to make payment for accommodation at Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi – MGallery by Sofitel is around 240 USD/night. But everything you can use later is value-for-money. Firstly, a large balcony on the third floor is where you can observe the streets beneath and sunbathe more conveniently, while the indoor swimming pool beside allows you to soak in water even in winter. Secondly, the gym and Santé Spa close by are equipped with high-tech machines and run by talented staff so that you can unwind truly and quickly. That is not to mention other amenities such as outdoor yard for essential events, bar and restaurants.
As a part of the French Quarter, similar with the first hotel, this one is a huge French colonial building on one side of Trang Tien Street, the road famous for Trang Tien ice-cream restaurant. From the hotel, you will need only 2 minutes to walk to Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi Opera House as well as Hoan Kiem Lake, while it’s also advantageous to study the housing architecture of several French-style properties surrounding the hotel.
3. Thuy Ky Hospitality Group
Address: The Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
A special case I want to mention is Thuy Ky Hospitality Group. This is because it’s not a hotel, but a group of three separate hotels, including Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel, The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa, and Noble Boutique Hotel. Although they are not ranked as 5 stars, their services are recognized as good as the 5-star rate, plus the prices for the cheapest room very reasonable, from 40-55 USD. That’s why not only moneyed men but budget travelers as well can rent a room there. Moreover, the streets where three hotels are located, Duong Thanh, Chan Cam and Hang Gai, are so favorable to wander around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake within a short time since they are wide enough to let traffic jams hardly ever emerge.
For dining, three restaurants of the group are expert in respectively vegan diet, cakes and fast food. Tasty meals from Vietnam and Europe are available too. In addition, Swan Spa and Treatments fulfils your need for spa packages, while aromatic handmade beddings that can be found at Thuy Ky Shop, and first-class furniture contribute to a restful guestroom for you. Amazingly, on the condition that you book a room on any of the three hotels’ websites, a discount of up to 15% for any service in the group will be distributed to you.
Luxury accommodation in Hanoi for budget travellers
For those who have restricted budgets for travel, and favor saving up money as much as possible, I advise them to dwell at a hostel. Though their privacy cannot kept due to sharing a dorm with other tourists, with under 10 USD/night, they will be able to live in acceptably luxury accommodation in Hanoi. Anyway, here are their preferable choices.
1. Cheetah Hostel
Address: No.117, Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Luckily, sited in the central area of the Old Quarter, Cheetah Hostels is another highly-appreciated point of departure for a short trip inside this ancient zone. But you should pay attention that owning to an abundance of streets around this landmark, you will figure out that it could be a bit difficult to find its address just as you stop at Hanoi’s center.
By the way, the attribute that makes the hostel become peculiar and grand is its style. Instead of building a lively bar for dynamic nightlife, the hostel constructed a tranquil place for genuine relaxation. The first attraction is a small garden in front of the bar where a tiny stream presents. The second could be a spacious and vivid bar also appointed with necessary devices for a billiard game. Nothing would be greater there if you sit and view the garden when a slow number song is played. After that, you can lie down on colorful bed sheets in an airy dormitory. All equipment is new and frequently maintained to cause you to take it as a boutique hotel’s one.
2. See you at Lily’s
Address: No.16 Ngo Huyen Lane, Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Next is a hostel having an attractive name, See you at Lily’s. Actually, the hostel is in the vicinity of Hanoi St Joseph’s Cathedral and the French Quarter. As a result, it’s an admirable place of residence for Christian visitors who need to attend the church periodically. Nonetheless, you will face innumerable hordes of tourists there. This is the main contribution to a noisy and orderly atmosphere. But it is not problematic for active people, I think.
As you mightn’t know, this one supplies you with a diverse range of services usually displayed in the menu of a hotel. Take tour packages, free breakfast and transfers from and to the airport as examples. Particularly, when you look inside the dormitory, a splendid place will appear. Grateful for the fine combination between dark wooden furniture and metal bed frames, the ambiance there is cozy and elegant. Amazingly, it’s very dissimilar to some normal hostels in the world. There is no lack of private rooms for the protection of privacy. But the cost is up to 22 USD, four times as much as the expense for the dormitory.
To summarize, from this luxury accommodation in Hanoi, the acquisition of the holiday of a lifetime will absolutely come true. Again, I remind that you could have a view of their websites to gain the full information about what you will be served in the five residences.