If you are a first-timer who are going to travel to Hanoi some next days, perhaps your hugest problem could be to look for the best accommodation in Hanoi’s center. So, in that case, how about reading my list of the best hotels in Hanoi old town below? Believe me! They all receive good review from countless domestic and foreign travelers. So you will not need to care about a ton of unnecessary websites displayed on Google search.
Of course, not only 5-star hotels, but 3-star ones can gratify even budget travelers and discerning visitors. However, though 2-star hotels are available, I don’t appreciate them highly. This is owning to the presence of unimpressive amenities. Anyway, the first on my list is:
SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI
– Address: No.15, Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Among the most illustrious hotels in Hanoi old town currently, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi should be on the top. Sited in the French Quarter, and very close to Hoan Kiem Lake, the hotel can reduce your journey time. Therefore, you can discover all ancient attractions in Hanoi’s center within a days. In fact, this landmark is ranked as the oldest 5-star hotel in this city. It was built in 1905, but there is no lack of restaurants & bars, integral garden and other luxurious facilities. That’s why Mr. Donald Trump, the U.S President, selected it for accommodation when he visited Hanoi in 2017.
Meanwhile, having French colonial outsides, the hotel has covered itself with romance scenery, especially at night, urging many couples to attend outside the hotel to take wedding photographs. However, due to its top quality, the price to stay overnight is very expensive, up to 296USD. Therefore, it’s only dedicated to rich men or powerful politicians.
– Address: No.136 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District
Additional selection for the best hotels in Hanoi old town is Apricot Hotel. Indeed, it’s the only 5-star hotel located inside the Old Quarter. And more importantly, it’s adjacent to Hoan Kiem Lake. As a result, not only will you travel to food streets and historical buildings in the old town more quickly and easily, but also seeing the lake from your room is absolutely possible. Like some hotels nearby, Apricot Hotel has followed characteristic French style. This can be seen in exterior surfaces, balconies and the entrance, enhancing the grandeur for the hotel.
More excitingly, the hotel has got a swimming pool on the roof top. Consequently, you can soak yourself in water and have a drink while looking at the lake from above. Other necessary amenities such as spa, gym and restaurants are available too. But again, the hotel’s target customers are affluent individuals since it offers the cheapest price of 118USD.
HILTON HANOI OPERA HOTEL
– Address: No.1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
With regard to 5-star accommodation, I want to suggest you another one: Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel. As you might realize from the name, this landmark is one of the members in Hilton Hotel chain in the world. As a result, there is no need to disquiet about its facilities and services. Occupying the most tempting area in the French Quarter, Hilton Hanoi Opera has obtained French architectural outlines in every corner that you might be surprised at.
What’s more? The hotel is surrounded by greenery and a pool. And this feature can help you enjoy fresh air and tranquility to feel restful. Moreover, next to it is Hanoi Opera House, a wonderful place for those who have the habit of attending classical concerts at the weekend. The hotel also has got two different restaurants, a café lounge and a bakery where many countries’ cuisine is exhibited. But the accommodating expenditure is a bit exorbitant, from 81USD.
HOTEL DE L’OPERA HANOI -MGALLERY BY SOFITEL
– Address: No.29 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Next in the list of the best hotels in Hanoi old town is Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi – MGallery by Sofitel. Actually, its location is on one site of Trang Tien Street, very near Hilton Hanoi Opera and Metropole Hanoi. And more fascinatingly, a restaurant specializing in the most famous ice-cream in Hanoi, Trang Tien ice-cream, is not far away. So you can have an excursion of numerous French colonial properties there while tasting delicious ice-cream.
Turning to the hotel’s facilities, apart from indoor pool covered by glass window and fitness center, it has got a large balcony to let you lie down and sunbathe on a soft bed. Of course, you will get a better city view from these facilities. But I need to re-mention an issue that the hotel is only for high-social-status people. Because in order to stay one night at the hotel, you must pay at least 156USD.
THE NOBLE SWAN HOTEL & SPA
– Address: No.20-22 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
On the condition that you favor affordable accommodation, one of the best hotels in Hanoi old town I desire to introduce to you is The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa. As a part of the Old Quarter, it promotes the hustle and the bustle of the city by attracting many budget travelers. Besides, the street in front of this 4-star hotel is quite peaceful at midday. Therefore, it allows you to be engulfed in quietness and then gain relaxation genuinely. Apart from this, from the hotel, you could travel to Hang Da Shopping Mall on foot within 3 minutes. Regarding its amenities, there are only three notable things: a spacious spa next to the main building, a restaurant expert in international cakes, and the guestroom appointed with handmade bedding. However, all of them are so splendid and top-quality, while you merely have to pay from 54USD to dwell.
SILK PATH BOUTIQUE HOTEL
– Address: No.21 Hang Khay Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
You might figure out that there are not many hotel beside Hoan Kiem Lake these days. But if you want the one not so luxurious, you could have a quick view of Silk Path Boutique Hotel. Just a few meters away from the lake, you can see this heart of Hanoi from some higher floors without any obstruction. And you are able to join in amazing activities held around Hoan Kiem Lake at the weekend.
Nevertheless, given this feature, the price offered by the hotel is a bit expensive, from 68USD for 3-star accommodation. What would offset this is to stay in a room with typical French-style architecture at the beginning of the 20th century lying in white walls and delicate ornaments. Meanwhile, the restaurant inside the hotel is so large that it can contain nearly 100 people at the same time, although it is the only noticeable facility there.
– Address: No.38 Gia Ngu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
In the case you have a predilection of swimming or water sport but are unable to spend much money to satisfy yourself in 5-star hotels in Hanoi old town, a suitable option for you will be Tirant Hotel. Hopefully, this place enables you to go to Dong Xuan Market, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater or Bach Ma Temple within a short time. Nevertheless, due to being close to such attractions, all streets around the hotel are frequently crowded and noisy, not really suited to people who dislike uproar. By the way, to deserve the rank of 4 stars, the hotel operates several sumptuous facilities such as open-air restaurant, coffee lounge, spa, and specifically, outdoor swimming pool on the roof top. By standing in these places, you are likely to be massaged gently by the wind. The price is pretty high, from 63.75USD/night, but still acceptable.
NOBLE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
– Address: No.98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Noble Boutique Hotel is the eighth hotel I want to advise you. Thanks to its attractive site, Hang Gai Street – the most uproarious road in the Old Quarter, the hotel becomes a great point of departure to have an adventure in Hanoi. In fact, it’s not hard to find colorful gift shops or traditional foot streets just as you step out of the hotel. Compared with the prices of some hotels nearby I’ve got to know from my friends, what this residential place offers to you is really more reasonable, only 52.5USD/night for the most low-priced room.
That is not to mention that any guest can receive a discount of 10% by booking online on the hotel’s website. Apart from this, you will be served with opulent wooden furniture plus hand embroidery beddings. If you want to purchase such clothes, the clothing shop near the entrance will fulfil all your demand.
In summary, the best hotels in Hanoi old town I’ve mentioned above are all must-stay places for each type of tourists. Before making reservation there, I think that the first-timer like you should take consideration of your travel budget carefully because there are countless interesting objects in Hanoi you will aspire to buy.