Just a decade ago, there were veryfew 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. Sometimes, you would be forced to stay at low-rank hotels if your money didn’t afford 5-star accommodation. The main reason for this was the low demand for these middle-rank residences. Meanwhile, the investment to building them was not much enough to boost the process of constructing them.
In spite of that, thanks to the rapid development of Vietnam’s economy recently, the situation has been changed significantly. A lot of 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter has come to existence, helping you save up much money. However, a result of such a fast expansion is the difference in their quality because of loose control of the government. To cope with this problem, I recommend you should try one of the hotels below. All of them permit you to use high-quality amenities.
1. The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa
Although the price it offers is the cheapest in my list, only 54$, The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa reaches almost all standards of luxurious 4-star hotels. Firstly, it’s famous for a special spa called Swan Spa and Treatments, where you are treated with unique Vietnamese and international techniques. Conveniently, you can make reservation for this service on its website. Meanwhile, the spa is outside instead of being inside the main building. So it allows all guests to feel comfortable and airy during the treatment.
The second is Hanoi Jade Restaurant & Patisserie on the ground floor of the hotel. This one is expert in making a wide range of cakes coming from Asia and Europe. Apart from buffet meals, you can order some of them to bring along with you when traveling somewhere. Finally, the handmade bedding there is so odoriferous that I forgot to wake in time for my trip on the second day.
The hotel can also cut down your journey around the Old Quarter. Traffic blockages never occur since the street is very wide. As a result, you will only need a 3 minute walk to arrive at Hoan Kiem Lake and Hang Da Shopping Mall.
2. MK Premier Boutique Hotel
Next is MK Premier Boutique Hotel, a large residential place in the north of the Old Quarter. Despite being quite near Dong Xuan Market, where shopaholics can fulfill their demands on souvenirs and silk clothes, the hotel is a bit far from Hoan Kiem Lake. It would be better if you hire a bike rather than go on foot. Moreover, you will need a detailed guide for direction because a bundle of streets may make you lost.
Actually, the cost to dwell there is higher than many 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, up to 82.5$. This is because the hotel has to run several grand services to serve all visitors concurrently. Owning to occupying a huge area, an open air bar on the roof top was built to let you have a better view of the bustling city. Besides All-Day-Dining Restaurant for local dishes, you can attend MK Banh My to taste Vietnamese sandwich.
The hotel also consists of MK Spa dedicated to those who prefer beautifying themselves with Thai methods. Wandering around the spa for a while, you are likely surprised that there is a spacious hot tub in a private room. However, online booking is unavailable.
3. Golden Cyclo Hotel
Regarding newly-established 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, Golden Cyclo Hotel are frequently mentioned. It’s sited in the western edge of this historical zone, near the French Quarter in the south, and Ba Dinh District in the west. Nonetheless, you should remember that moving to all attractions in the three places by bike or motorcycle is highly suggested due to the long distance.
The most prominent aspect of the hotel is its decoration. Different from others, it has focused on traditional Vietnamese styles, not Western ones. This could be seen very clearly in its logo – a golden cyclo, the most typical means of transport in Hanoi in the past – and decorative things such as lanterns at the lobby and wooden frames at the entrance. Perhaps you will discover another side of Hanoi there.
With the average price of 74$ for the most low-priced room, you are able to utilize certain opulent amenities. When you need something to satisfy your hunger with Hanoi’s food, having a trip to the prime bar & restaurant on the ground floor is the best choice. Also, beddings in your room following the concept of Hanoi city are acceptable to relax entirely.
4. Tirant Hotel
For water lovers, it could be very hard for them to find large swimming pools inside 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. Because the limitation of the area obstructs the hotel to construct this facility. However, there are a few preferable selections for you, and one of them is Tirant Hotel. Sited on one side of Gia Ngu Street, this one enables you to go to Hoan Kiem Lake within 2 minutes, while you will not need a complicated instruction for direction. Nevertheless, this convenience leads to the frequent occurrence of the disorderly situation made by numerous crowds and vehicles on the streets near the hotel. As a result, seeking a wholly tranquil environment there is impossible.
Anyway, as I’ve mentioned, the hotel includes a pool on the roof top to let you see the city from above. The bar adjacent to the pool also gives you some drinks while you are floating on the water surface. Apart from this, on the lower floor is the open-air coffee lounge to enjoy Hanoi’s starry night more comfortably.
Additionally, you should not miss experience Ciel Spa for bamboo chopstick massage and Tirant Restaurant for French-style dishes. The price to stay is pretty tolerable, from 63.75$, in comparison with its rivals.
5. Silk Path Hotel
One more option of 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter is Silk Path Hotel. Like its name, this one lies in the busiest commercial region in the southern west of Hoan Kiem Lake. Consequently, you have to cope with the sounds from vehicle honks and numberless hordes of tourists, as well as traffic jams, though the hotel is quite close to Ba Dinh Square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Moreover, walking to Hoan Kiem Lake is very exhausting due to the long route from the hotel to the lake.
By the way, you are likely to forget such problems when entering the hotel. Most characters of a typical 4-star hotel are reflected notably in golden layers and splendid architectural designs. Interestingly, there are two different restaurants, namely Bellissimo, which specializes in Mediterranean food such as pizza and spaghetti; and La Soie de Hanoi, a French-style restaurant that exhibits Vietnamese and French cuisine.
In addition, you can have a seat in Piano Bar and Terrace Café to enjoy classical music. If you need to lift your mind up and keep fit, the gym is an admirable place to do this. But you ought to remember that the lowest expenditure to dwell at the hotel is up to 77$.
6. May De Ville Old Quarter Hotel
The sixth suggestive hotel to stay in Hanoi’s center is May De Ville Old Quarter Hotel. Fascinatingly, the hotel has operated an outdoor pool in the higher floor to give you a wonderful experience of soaking yourself in water to blow away the heat in summer. In the case you want to get into shape with strenuous training schemes, the gym could gratify your aspiration. Or if you desire gentle massage, Vi Spa on the second floor exposes you to effective Thai techniques.
As you can expect from the name, the hotel is appointed with the French-style ornaments and restaurant. To rejoice in this, you can order a meal in Le Réveil Restaurant, where Vietnamese and Western food is displayed. Especially, grateful for the hotel’s location in the vicinity of Hoan Kiem Lake, if lucky, you can find a seat at the restaurant to observe the lake directly.
Nevertheless, the smallest sum of money for accommodation there is around 60$. One more thing is that there are loads of bars and restaurants nearby, making the street jam-packed and rowdy. Unless you can deal with noise and blockages on the way of traveling, this is not a suitable place for you.
In general, I hope that you would favor such first-rate 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter I’ve put a proposal of. By deciding on one of them, not only will you receive a perfect place for an enjoyable stay there, but also it is an advantageous starting point for you to have an intriguing adventure in the city.