Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review: Unexpectedly unique hotel chains

One month ago, I had a serious problem that I couldn’t find suitable accommodation in the Old Quarter when I arrived in Hanoi. Luckily, my acquaintance then told me about Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – a top-quality hotel chains in the capital of Vietnam. Although at the first moment, I doubted about its reputation, I changed my mind immediately after having an experience there which you should try once. That is also the reason why I write Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review for you.

In fact, the group consists of three luxurious hotels: The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa, Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel, and Noble Boutique Hotel. All of them are located in the center of the Old Quarter and have distinctive services. Finally, I went to Noble Boutique Hotel, the hotel nearest me at that time.

Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review about members

Noble Boutique Hotel


Let’s start with Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review about its member. The first one is Noble Boutique Hotel sited at No.98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Indeed, Hang Gai Street is very uproarious since it always abounds to tourists, shops and vehicles. Therefore, during two days I stayed there, I could blend myself in daily life very easily. Moreover, it only took me three minutes to see Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart of Hanoi capital.

Building structure

“Western-style” and “Outstanding” are the words which can describe the hotel. The hotel is one of the highest building in this area, and therefore, everyone simply recognizes it from a long distance. Besides, the exterior surface is decorated with Western colonnades, grand outlines in balconies, making me feel that the hotel could be a huge mansion.

Lobby and room

All walls in the hotel are painted with white color, like European castles. When I entered the lobby, a lavish spacious area was in my sight. It is appointed with flowers, sofas and sparkling chandeliers. Besides, two separate reception tables allow to hotel to serve more customer at the same time, while some huge lacquered paintings hung on the wall make the lobby have certain Vietnamese features.

Checking in and obtaining a key of Deluxe Room, I merely paid 63.25 USD/night, very cheap and reasonable. Going up by a huge elevator, I attended my room a few minutes later. Actually, my first impression about this place was excellent. Most of appliances are made of wood, while beddings, especially, are 100% handmade. Moreover, pillows and bed sheets give off an exception odor, enhancing the grandeur of the room. I enjoyed the bathroom most because it is very clean and polished. Of course, the city view in the room is so great that I could see the whole street from above.


There are two main facilities in Noble Boutique Hotel: The Sandwich Shop and Thuy Ky Shop. In fact, the former specializes in selling fast food and takeaways. However, I’m a vegetarian, and therefore, I just bought some drink there. But this shop is very elegant and noticeable because they have lots of impressive ornaments.

The latter, Thuy Ky Shop, has the business of selling hand embroidery clothes. Interestingly, all beddings in Thuy Ky Hospitality Group are provided by it. Moreover, there is a wide range of 100% handmade textile products sold at this place, from pillows, table clothes, to handkerchiefs, and bed sheets. They are quiet soft and smooth, and so, I purchased some of them as gifts for my loved ones.

Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel


Owing to a fact that I preferred meatless meals, and wanted to continue Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review, I traveled to Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel, where a vegetarian restaurant is located. Immediately, I walked to No.16H, Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi and it only took me 5 minutes to arrive there. This hotel, however, is in a small alley, a bit far away from the main street. That’s why the atmosphere is pretty tranquil and peaceful despite being in the Old Quarter.


Though it only has 9 stories, the building is very peculiar and exclusive. From what I heard, it was recreated on the basis of an ancient house built nearly 100 hundred years ago. This could be seen in the gate, where I went through before standing in front of the hotel, balconies, and the floors inside it. To some extent, I assume that the building can have historical value to study.

Lobby and room

Another notable point of the hotel is the reception area. In the center of this zone is the reception table, meanwhile, on the right is the region where guests can sit down in a sofa, and choose a book from a large bookshelf to read. And the stairs to go up to the vegetarian restaurant is on the left. The lobby is highlighted more by French-style architecture in the exquisite arrangement of outlines. However, there is the existence of Vietnamese cultural features in paintings and wooden frames, creating an extraordinary combination of Vietnamese and European styles.

Of course, because I didn’t book a room in the hotel, I couldn’t wander in the higher floors. But with my observation, it is true that its guestrooms are not so different from the one I stayed. For example, the walls are still painted with white color, and odorous beddings are 100% handmade.


Stunned by the hotel’s structure, I forgot the reason why I was there until my stomach became noise. Following the guidance of the staff, I presented in Swan’s Gone Raw Vegetarian Restaurant in the second floor. Excitingly, this room is so disparate from the rest of the hotel because it has orange walls around four corners. The staff then explained that the Vietnamese believe vegan diets are considered to decrease human body temperatures if people eat them too much. In order to solve this problem, eaters need the warmth from something, and in this case, that is the color from the walls.

Enjoying the warm air, I found a seat near some ceramic statues and looked around. All decorative objects in this place, from pictures, bulbs to lotus flowers on the windows, have Vietnamese features, and such statues are no exception. Turning to food, there are also two major types of vegan dishes: Vietnamese and European. Little surprised, I ordered Vietnamese roll “Pho” with vegetable and spaghetti.

“What an awesome dish!” – I screamed so loud that some employees were startled.

The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa


For more Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review, on the last day I stayed in Hanoi, I visited The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa. This one is not far away from the two other members because it takes only 4 minute to attend there. The site, fascinatingly, is the mixture between two places I had traveled. Located at No.20-22 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, at the midday, the surrounding area is very silent, but becomes dynamic at night. Similarly, going to Hoan Kiem Lake is also a very simple task.

Building design

The hotel is no lack of splendor and opulence. At the first sight, golden colonnades, lenient light and delicate stairs could astonish any tourists. This 11-story building looks as if it’s a real Western castle in an Eastern country. It could be very hard to find the same one lying in the Old Quarter.

Inside the building

To increase the royal ambiance for the hotel, its owner arranges appliances in the lobby very meticulously, from sofas, a reception table to a piano. In particular, an exciting natural odor given off by air conditioners creates its differences from the other members. Wondrously, the elevator near the reception area is covered with a golden layer. It was regrettable that I didn’t select this place for accommodation.


From what the hotel’s guests talked to me, all rooms in the hotel deserve to 5-star quality. Specifically, the most amazing things could be the paintings of a dragon fly. These pictures can be seen in Hanoi Jade Restaurant & Patisserie, one of two major facilities of the hotel. This is because the hotel just wants to bring luck, the incarnation of this insect in the Vietnamese belief, to their customers.

Turning to the restaurant, it’s very famous for making cakes rather than Vietnamese and European dishes. The space is warm and cozy with elegant tables, chairs and ceramic vases. But I don’t favor cakes much, and therefore, I just tasted some special food using wholly vegetable components.

Next to the hotel’s building is Swan Spa and Treatments. In fact, this place is so attractive to travelers since people these days tend to have a desire to beautify themselves. Nevertheless, my schedule in Vietnam didn’t allow me to try its high-quality services. Consequently, I had a knack for using massage chairs in the front area of the spa within a short time. This machine, though, gave me indescribable pleasure to let me rest entirely.

Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review about other services

It would be incomplete if I don’t mention Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – review about its services. The group can provide customers with three other services: Tours in Vietnam, Pick-up and drop-off at airport and visa on arrival. However, I had some assignments in another city, as a result, I didn’t have chance to check such services. But I believe that they are all excellent based on what the group already brought to me.

All in all, when you present in Hanoi, I think you should have an experience in Thuy Ky Hospitality Group. Whatever you prefer, such as accommodation, transportation, dining or shopping, it will never dissatisfy you. Perhaps after a stay there, you will create Thuy Ky Hospitality Group – Review like me.

Hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel – Never regret after a short experience

Do you have the same plan as mine: staying at Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel after merely reading an advertisement about it? Perhaps, you should pay attention to my hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel. Because it is my real experience there. And firstly, I could say that you are unlikely to regret your belief in the hotel.

I hadn’t known the hotel until an article about the hotel appeared on the screen of my smartphone while I was checking Facebook. Finding it very interestingly, I had booked 3 nights at Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel and the service of pick-up at airport in advance before I started my trip to Vietnam in November. As soon as I arrived in Noi Bai airport, the hotel picked me up by using a 7-seater car. Thanks to this wonderful service since I didn’t need to disquiet about some problems related to Vietnamese transportation.

Hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel site

The hotel’s address is No.16H Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. However, when the car drove me there, none of hotels were in my vision. In fact, Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel is a bit far away from the main road, in a small valley. Getting out the car, and walking through an ancient gate beside No.16H Duong Thanh Street, I could see it as a modern 9-story building.

Due to its special location, this place is very quiet and peaceful, suitable for those who look for tranquility during their holidays. Nonetheless, just go back to the nearest street, they can blend themselves in uproarious food streets, wonderful shops since the hotel is, notably, in the center of the Old Quarter. Moreover, I could attend Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House, Hang Da shopping mall and several attractions in Hanoi within a 2-or-3-minute walking.

  • Silent
  • Near prompting areas
  • Inside the Old Quarter

Hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel building structure

From I read in the article, the hotel is recreated on the basis of an ancient French house build at the beginning of the 20th century. Indeed, some outlines reflecting this special origin could be seen even when I stood in the front of the hotel. They are distinctive balconies, windows on the high stories and especially, strange light bulbs made of metal outside the building. Apart from this, the gate near the main street, as I mentioned, was actually erected by Japanese dozens of years ago, and has remained until now. However, after being repaired, the hotel has also got modern architectural structure, such as glass doors, colonnades, contributing to the hotel’s unique combination.

  • French style
  • Peculiar structure
  • Outstanding

Hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel space


Passing the entrance is the reception area. This place is a bit larger than some hotels I stayed since it is divided to many zones. The reception table is straight at the entrance, and on the left are the stairs to go to Swan’s Gone Raw Vegetarian Restaurant. Meanwhile, the right zone is dedicated to book lovers because the hotel appoints with some tables, sofas as well as a huge bookshelf. Some books put on it introduce about Hanoi and its history, very fascinating for foreign travelers.

Of course, the space inside the hotel is no lack of grandeur and luxury. This could be shown in wooden ornaments, lenient light, and the French-style floor. To highlight the wondrous combination between two types of architecture, this place also displays some Vietnamese paintings that I bought a few like them in the Old Quarter.

  • Luxurious and grand
  • Spacious
  • Reading area


Because I didn’t have any acquainted companion during the trip in Vietnam, I preferred staying alone in Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel. That was why I booked Superior City View, the guestroom with only the area of 18 square meters. The price is very reasonable. I made a reservation directly, and therefore, I just paid 45 USD/night.

Completing some procedures, and receiving the key of my room, when I went to the elevator, a wooden door near it was in my sight. Surprisingly, this is an entrance of a bathroom for guests who are waiting for checking in. Such a room, however, doesn’t exist in some ordinary hotels.

Following the staff, I attended in the 6th floor 3 minutes later. As I had expected, the room is not quite spacious, and painted with the same color – while – in the lobby. Admittedly, my room has full of necessary appliances. From a double bed, tables, chairs, to a large cabinet, drawers and the floor are wooden and expensive. Meanwhile, all bedding is 100% handmade, very smooth and soft. They give off an exceptional odor that I had never smelt before. Moreover, the pillows are sow with the feature of daisy, plus cozy lights, making the ambiance more lavish.

What’s else?

A smart TV is opposite to the bed, above the drawers, where I found a menu for ordering something and a few snacks and fruits. Drinks are inside the refrigerator in the corners. I didn’t forget to open the door to see Hanoi from above. Like its name, the room gives the customer an unforgettable view of the Old Quarter. It would be more interesting if I saw the scenery through handmade 2-layer curtains. It seems that everything behind the curtains could become more mystical.

What I noticed then was the bathroom. The hotel’s rooms system is so extraordinary that every room has a private bathroom, no matter how large it is. In reality, this facility is very clean and polished, like 5-star hotel. While a washbasin has beautiful outlines, surrounded a shower are exorbitant and exclusive tiles. Free toiletries are also placed near the mirror.

  • Excellent facilities
  • Natural odor
  • 5-star quality

The most important part of my hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel – Restaurant

The reason why I favored this hotel is that it has Swan’s Gone Raw Vegetarian Restaurant – a typical Vietnamese vegetarian eatery. Although I’m not a fan of vegetarian ideology, I want to enjoy a meatless dish since I know that Vietnamese culture affected strongly by Buddhism has created the diversity of tasty and healthy vegan food. By the way, the restaurant is located in the second floor, very easy to find. Due to occupying a large area, it can serve a lot of eaters at the same time.

Of course, for my hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel, I attended the restaurant to describe it more exactly. The first impression of some guests, including me, could be its shade. Unlike the rest of the hotel, it is painted with orange hue, a very warm color. This is because in the Vietnamese belief, vegan food is very cold, and if people eat it too much, their body temperature will decrease, leading to some illnesses. As a result, they need something to balance their body temperature, and one of the solution is to use hot color like that to form a warm ambiance.

All tables and chairs with elegant design are made of natural wood. Above the guest’s head are lights with some separate shapes I didn’t know exactly what it meant. Other strange ornaments such as ceramic flowers, the features of lotus on the window glass, Vietnamese paintings are also noticeable. But more excitingly, there is a window in the kitchen, enabling me to see the process of cooking.

What’s in the menu?

From the main menu of the restaurant, there are two major types of vegan dishes: Vietnamese and European. I hadn’t thought that the restaurant could have invented certain food based on Western cuisine. Immediately, I ordered three dishes for my meal, including roll “Pho” with vegetable, deep-fired “Hanoi” vegetable spring roll and vegan pizza. And all of them are very amazing.

As you can see, the prices are very cheap, only 3-6 USD/dish. It would be very regrettable if any travelers miss the opportunity to present in the restaurant.

  • Cheap but delicious
  • Fresh and healthy
  • Warm ambiance

Hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel services

I have to say that Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel’s staff is very great! None of the employees show negative attitudes towards their customers, even when they seem to be pretty stressful. During the time I booked online at my home and stayed at the hotel, they gave me useful advice to create my fully enjoyable holidays in Hanoi.

In fact, the hotel provides the service of visa upon arrival with only 20 USD. I didn’t have enough time to apply for the Vietnam entry visa, and hopefully, they helped me do this. What I needed to do was to send some of my personal information. Of course, as soon as I arrived in Noi Bai airport, I gained my visa from a Vietnamese governmental agencies.

Besides, I also registered a daily tour around Hanoi and some nearby provinces with the price of 132 USD. When my holidays were ended, I was carried by the hotel’s car again to Noi Bai airport. Similarly with the time I had been picked up, I had to pay 25 USD for drop-off.

Briefly, if I travel to Hanoi in the next time, I will still choose Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel due to its top-quality services and accommodation. All it supplies you are shown up in my hotel review about Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel. There is nothing to let you down.

One night in luxury hotels in Vietnam – Indelible moment of your life

Along with the development of the economy, tourist industry in Vietnam has also expanded considerably. Consequently, this aspect becomes a profitable area for investors to exploit. That’s is the main reason why more and more luxury hotels in Vietnam have been established throughout the country. Mixed with stunning landscape and majestic attractions, they are desirable accommodations for the affluent to enjoy their holiday. Interestingly, if you spend a little minutes on checking on the Internet, you will find some articles which show that a lot of celebrities, such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mark Zuckerberg, and Edward Norton, visited Vietnam some years ago.

A short description

Generally, luxury hotels are more common in two largest cities in Vietnam, namely Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, whereas in coastal zones, 5-star resorts have dominated recently. The explanation for this is an opportunity of easily expanding businesses for entrepreneurs available in those city, leading to the high demand for a short-term stay to work rather than to relax. Meanwhile, obviously, the area in the inner city is never large enough to construct a resort.

However, it doesn’t mean that visitors cannot pick up a first-class hotel near the sea to soak themselves in blue water. The most noticeable difference between it and that in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City could be the design. While the former follows contemporary styles that sometimes may be combined with Vietnam’s conventional outlines, the latter can be mainly decorated with French colonial objects as well. I have to stay that if you have a chance to travel all corners of Vietnam, the latter is more impressive in terms of architecture.

Suggestive hotels

Anyway, what is the best luxury hotel in Vietnam? In fact, it may be impossible to give an exact answer since different people have different impressions about their most preferable accommodation. However, to select certain highly-appreciated ones is feasible. Based on my experience and experienced travelers’ suggestions, I have come up with my own list of 8 hotels advisable to build up an indelible time of your life. And the first departure point is Hanoi Capital.


1. Sofitel Legend Metropole

Address: No.15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District


Formed in 1901, it’s estimated as the oldest 5-star hotel in Hanoi. Moreover, the hotel has got a neo-classical outside, turning itself to a destination having romantic landscape at night. That’s why some minutes after walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, a couple usually continue their trip by vising the hotel. Of course, to meet its 5-star ranks, the hotel offers you with a bundle of luxurious facilities, from guestrooms with historical styles, spa, outdoor pool, French restaurants and integral garden. Amazingly, Mr. Donald Trump, the U.S President, stayed there for a night in 2016.

2. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi

Address: No.8 Do Duc Duc Street, Nam Tu Liem District


Mr. Donald Trump’s predecessor, Mr. Barack Obama, lived at this one for 2 days in 2016. However, different from Sofitel Legend Metropole, the hotel is prominent on the basis of modern design, a glass properties looking like a dragon. Not only does it shows you a large playground for children, but impressive greenery and sizable indoor pool are available as well. Additionally, the hotel is sited in a sprawling commercial district of Hanoi, suitable for those who are hunting for Vietnamese partners to expand their businesses. As a result, it becomes one of the best luxury hotels in Vietnam these days.

Ho Chi Minh City

1. Park Hyatt Saigon

Address: No.2 Lam Son Square, District 1


Moving to the south of Vietnam, Park Hyatt Saigon is the 5-star hotel highly recommended by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, a well-known travel magazine. Preferring French colonial decoration, the hotel also equips its rooms and suites with high-tech appliances such as sensor lightning systems and Nespresso machines. Meanwhile, plus a first-class restaurant called Square One for international meals, it displays an abundance of Vietnamese-style lacquered paintings, and numerous opulent facilities, from Xuan Spa on the third floor with the space inspired by Mekong Delta, open-air pool on the ground and fully-furnished fitness center.

2. Rex Hotel

Address: No.141 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1


Beside Nguyen Hue Square and not far from Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Saigon River and the Opera House of Ho Chi Minh City, Rex Hotel is the best point of departure to let you explore the city simply. Apart from that, this luxury hotel exhibits lots of sites for world-class food and drinks. In the case you want to stay close to nature inside the metropolis, the vertical garden adjacent to an outdoor pool could fulfill your demand instantly. Tennis courts and gym are provided for a healthier life too.

Mountainous areas

1. PAO’s Sapa Leisure Hotel

Address: Muong Hoa Street, Sapa Town, Sapa District, Lao Cai Province


Sapa Town is a famous tourist spot in the north of Vietnam dedicated to those who desire to get relaxed wholly. This comes from its mild weather and primitive scenery. Ironically, regarding luxury hotels in Vietnam, there is the only one which deserves to notice. It is PAO’s Sapa Leisure Hotel, which supplies you with a wonderful view of mountains and valleys from above. The most convenient place to rejoice in this magnificent landscape of Sapa Town is the rooftop bar. Though spa has still been not serviceable, you can relieve pressure at the hotel’s indoor pool.

2. Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel

Address: No.12 Tran Phu Street, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province


Another destination like Sapa in the southern part of Vietnami is Da Lat city. Located on a plateau, the city reaches all criteria to become a romantic European place. That’s why some luxury hotels in Vietnam came to existence there. One of these places could be Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel. Stretching on a hill and heading to Ho Xuan Huong Lake, the hotel offers you a restful space to forget everything. Apart from necessary prime amenities, it has run a golf club for the guests having a particular liking for this noble sport.

Coastal provinces

1. Holiday Beach Da Nang Hotel & Resort

Address: No.300 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City


In the proximity of My Khe Beach, one of the most striking beaches in the central part of the country, Holiday Beach Da Nang Hotel & Resort is one of the luxury hotels in Vietnam at the moment. In spite of achieving 4 stars, it has got a wide range of leisure facilities. Some of them are Sky Pool on the top roof, and The Holiday – Beach Subway which includes a tunnel connecting the hotel with the beach, a cinema as well as a library. What’s more? Flamenco concerts held on Tuesday are extra must-see attractions.

2. Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa

Address: 26-28 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province


Last but not least, Nha Trang City is a picturesque destination. Hence, it was chosen to hold illustrious Vietnamese and international pageants some years ago. To meet the high demand for rent accommodation there, a new member of Sheraton Hotel Chain, Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa appeared. Merely a few meters off the beach, the hotel serves an infinity pool and up to six different restaurants to let you observe the blue sea more comfortably. Aside from that, cooking class is a novelty experience offered to help visitors understand Vietnamese culinary arts more.

To sum up, those are eight luxury hotels in Vietnam which welcome a huge number of tourists every year. Interestingly, each of them comprises certain unspeakable features that can be only described by your words once you attend there.

Top six 4-star hotels in Hanoi for an unforgettable holiday

In order to live in high-quality accommodation while your budget for travel in Hanoi is insufficient for 5-star hotels, obviously, 4-star ones should be on the top of your list. But you would figure out that you are being bombarded with countless advertisements about them on the Internet, wouldn’t you? Compared with lower-rank hotels, the number of them is fewer. But it’s still many enough to drive you crazy. Therefore, why don’t you have a look at the best 4-star hotels in Hanoi below? In fact, these suggestions all show high quality. And more importantly, they can contribute to your unforgettable holiday.

The Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences

– Price: From 71.25$

– Nearby: The Westlake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Truc Bach Lake

– Address: No.76 Yen Phu Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

If you need 4-star hotels in Hanoi to stay away from the hustle and bustle, The Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences is the most commendable selection. In fact, it’s beside the Westlake, the hugest lake in Hanoi, and inside the less-populated zone in the northern-west part of this city. Therefore, being engulfed in fresh air and silence to relieve depression and tiredness is absolutely possible. However, it’s about 6 kilometers from the hotel to Hoan Kiem Lake, while a bundle of streets then could make you lost. So this place is not favorable for those who want to discover Hanoi’s center.

Anyway, it could be very hard for you to find another 4-star hotel nearby that includes plenty of facilities like this one. Apart from an open-air swimming pool and terrace bar with the direct view of the lake, the hotel consists of standardized tennis, squash courtyards, golf areas, Tivoli Café Restaurant for intercontinental dishes, and Deli Crumbs Bakery for homemade cakes. Gym, Spa & Jacuzzi and electronic gaming center are available too. Regarding guestrooms, red bedding and brown furniture are perfect to unwind wholly.

The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa

– Price: From 54$

– Nearby: Hoan Kiem Lake, Hang Da Shopping Mall, Hanoi St Joseph’s Cathedral

– Address: No.20-22 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

One of the best 4-star hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter is The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa. Indeed, it’s the most convenient point of departure to wander around that historical region. This is because all streets around the hotel are wide enough to make traffic jams hardly ever happen. Despite being quite tranquil at midday, the streets become bustling at night. This enables you to blend yourself in Hanoi’s tempting nightlife instantly.

Two most prominent facilities inside the hotel is Swan Spa and Treatments and Hanoi Jade Restaurant & Patisserie. The former is in the house next to the main building where you are exposed to exclusive Vietnamese, Thai and Swedish treatment techniques based on natural remedies. Registering a spa package on the hotel’s website is also allowed. Meanwhile, the latter is famous for such scrumptious European and Asian cakes that you would have a desire to eat them forever. What’s more? Bedding inside the hotel is all handmade and impressively fragrant. Though it is very luxurious, even budget travelers can dwell there with the affordable price of only 54$.

Fortuna Hotel Hanoi

– Price: 90$

– Nearby: Vietnam Cheo Theater, the U.S Embassy, Indira-Gandhi Park

– Address: No.6B Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Another hotel outside the Old Quarter is Fortuna Hotel Hanoi. Different from some residential spots, this one is not in the vicinity of tourist destinations but of commercial areas. It’s also not far away from many embassies, making it become an admirable option for businessmen and diplomatic agencies to stay overnight. Interestingly, the hotel is chosen by British Council to hold IELTS examinations periodically.

The additional reason why it’s highly appreciated is that it offers the diversity of amenities to all guests. For example, unless you like an outdoor swimming pool where you can play some water sports and sunbathe, you could attend the gym on the 5th floor, The Sen Spa and Beauty Salon nearby for skin massage, or Spa de Palace on the highest floor to take a sauna.

Actually, the hotel has mainly followed Asian style to create a harmonized ambiance for everyone. That’s why up to three different restaurants provide you with Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine, apart from the coffee lounge to sip a little tea and coffee. The guestrooms inside the hotel are no exception.

Silk Path Hotel

– Price: From 77$

– Nearby: Hoa Lo Prison, Hang Da Shopping Mall, Vietnam Military History Museum

– Address: No.195-199 Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

As you mightn’t know, Silk Path Hotel is located in the border between the Old Quarter, the French Quarter and Ba Dinh District. Consequently, it’s pretty advantageous for you to travel to the centers of such regions by vehicles within a short time, as well as have an excursion of French colonial buildings to study about Vietnamese history. However, going on foot is not advisable since it would take you over 10 minutes to arrive.

Compared with the average prices of other 4-star hotels in Hanoi, what it offers is a bit higher. But this is value-for-money since you are likely to feel like staying in a royal castle. Passing through four giant colonnades at the entrance, you will see its special architecture covered with golden layers and yellow light. Moreover, while Bellissimo Restaurant provides you with Mediterranean food, La Soie de Hanoi Restaurant shows you the culinary arts coming from Vietnam and France. Besides the gym, Silks Bar is a good choice to eradicate stress effectively. If you prefer slow number songs, that will be fulfilled at Piano Bar.

Nesta Hotel Hanoi

– Price: From 73$

– Nearby: Vietnam Central Circuit, Hanoi Railway Station, Thong Nhat Park

– Address: No.30 Nguyen Thuong Hien Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

In the south of the French Quarter is Nesta Hotel Hanoi, one more choice of 4-star hotels in Hanoi. In spite of a long distance from the Old Quarter, the explanation why the hotel occupies a position in the best 4-star hotels in Hanoi is that it’s very close to the most sprawling zone in Hanoi’s center. Just 1km from Vincom Business Center Ba Trieu and Thong Nhat Park, it can cut down your journey time to see a film, go shopping or even find a seat inside greenery. Nevertheless, in order to move to Hoan Kiem Lake, you need a detailed guide. Because the complicated streets system there is able to make you lose direction.

The hotel supplies you with two distinctive restaurants. One of them is called La Palace, where you can taste international sea food. The other is Japanese Restaurant, which grants you an opportunity to revel in all illustrious dishes from this Asian country. This landmark has also operated certain foot massage packages, but other spa services are not serviceable. By the way, the area of a guestroom there could be wider than you expect, up to 30 square meters for the smallest.

Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi

– Price: From 67$

– Nearby: Ham Long Catholic Church, Hanoi Opera House, Huong Lien Restaurant

– Address: No.20 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Surprisingly, Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi is the cousin of Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel. It’s less well-known and splendid than the 5-star hotel in terms of amenities. But you will not need to worry about this problem since it can gratify even discerning customers. Firstly, it has still kept Hilton brand’s typical features reflected in ornaments and appliances. Secondly, 9 bedroom suites consisting of a living room are the greatest accommodation for a nuclear family for a long-term stay. And thirdly, Garden Grille Restaurant is so large that over 100 eaters can be serve with Vietnam’s delicious food at the same time, while Garden Bar displays fresh snacks and first-rate drinks. In addition, you are allowed to do exercise at the hotel’s fitness center on the top floor.

Thanks to its attractive site, moving from the hotel to the south, you will see lots of budget restaurants, the heaven for traditional Vietnamese food lovers. Nonetheless, remember that a huge number of vehicles sometimes create blockages in all streets surrounding the hotel. So before making final decision, you should guarantee that you can withstand traffic congestion well.

In brief, all the best 4-star hotels in Hanoi aforementioned are what I advise to you to achieve an unforgettable holiday in this over-1000-year-old city. After visiting them once, you will certainly not aspire to find another residence for the next trip.

Which hotel to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter for budget travelers has spa?

Many tourists prefer a hotel consisting of a spa. Because their demand for beautifying can be gratified. If you also have this ambition but cannot afford the accommodating cost paid to a 5-star hotel in Hanoi’s center, which hotel to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter will be suitable to you? To answer this question, just read the list of spa hotels I advise to you below. Certainly, all of them will never upset you.


– Address: No.20-22 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: From 54USD

Perhaps, you might not believe that a 4-star hotel like The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa would offer such an affordable price of 54USD. But it is true! In fact, compared with some 4-star hotels I’ve stayed, this one has the same quality. From appliances, guestrooms to other necessary facilities are amazing! That is the reason why I place it in the first position. Moreover, the hotel is near Hoan Kiem Lake and Hang Da Shopping Mall. Meanwhile, all streets around it are quite spacious. So you won’t need to worry about long journey time or traffic congestion.

Interestingly, the spa of the hotel is outside the main building to have more spaces for treatment functions. Especially, there are a wide range of special packages and treatment techniques there. I advise that you should book online spa packages and accommodation on the hotel’s website for a huge discount of 10% to save up your budget.


– Address: No.22A Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: From 60USD

In the north of Hoan Kiem Lake is Essence d’Orient Hotel & Spa. Thanks to its location near the central point of the Old Quarter, you can travel to Bach Ma Temple, Dong Xuan Market within a few minutes. But in the case you want to move to Hoan Kiem Lake on foot, it would take you a great deal of time to do this, while you are likely to feel a bit tired.

Turning to the hotel’s facilities, I have to say that they have a quintessentially modern style – the combination among many cold colors such as grey, dark blue and brown. Apart from restaurant, the hotel gives you a chance to enjoy treatments at its spa which specializes in natural techniques. Two of the most well-known methods are Ancient Fire Acupuncture and Himalayan Salt Stone. However, booking online is unavailable, although the price for dwelling there is pretty affordable.


– Address: No.16-18 Bat Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: From 56.25USD

Next in my list of hotel to stay in Hanoi center is Serene Boutique Hotel & Spa. Actually, the hotel is quite far away from the center of the Old Quarter. But it’s near Ba Dinh District. Therefore, if you want to move to Hoan Kiem Lake or Night Market, you should prefer vehicles or, at least, rent a bike to do so. Of course, traveling to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda from the hotel is advantageous.

As you could see from the name, due to its site, the hotel has gained a serene space in Bat Su Street. So it enables its guests to unwind entirely. While most of the corners inside it show dark blue shades, the hotel provides some rooms with red furniture to heat the ambiance and blow away the cold surrounding its visitors. The spa is serviceable too, but only open from 8am to 1pm and from 3pm to 8pm.


– Address: No.55 Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: From 68.25USD

Another elegant hotel to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter with acceptable prices is Hanoi Marvellous Hotel & Spa. Indeed, this newly-established hotel is in the vicinity of Hang Da Shopping Mall, very well-suited to shopaholics to have a discovery of all amazing objects displayed in colorful stores. But you need to pay attention that near the hotel is a parking area for cars and taxis. Consequently, in the evening and at night, the time when a great number of vehicles gather there, your travel could be obstructed by them.

Probably, this annoyance might be offset by the grandeur the hotel grant to you. This one is adorned with traditional Vietnamese style that can be seen from the lobby, the staff’s outfits to the restaurant and guestrooms. Regarding the spa, you can suffer from Vietnam’s ancient methods with herbal remedies. After that, you are allowed to lie down on a bed in a large balcony to rest and sunbathe.


– Address: No.58 Hang Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: From 72USD

One more conventional-Vietnamese-style hotel to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter is Oriental Suite Hotel & Spa. Occupying an area on the side of Hang Dao Street, one of the main roads heading to Hoan Kiem directly, the hotel enables you to travel to the lake within 3 minutes and then part take in hundreds of fascinating outdoor activities held by local and foreign people at the weekend. But you need to notice that at that time, all vehicles are banned but the street is still very uproarious. As far as I’m concerned, some introverted tourists usually dislike the hotel due to this problem.

Looking at the hotel’s facilities, you will not be disappointed with them since they all reach the European standards of luxury. Aside from this, they are harmonized with Vietnamese-style ornaments delicately, which is highlighted so clearly in O’Spa, the spa utilizing Vietnam’s ancient methods to let guests make themselves become prettier and healthier.


– Address: No.38 Gia Ngu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: From 66USD

If you have an affinity of French colonial buildings in the French Quarter, there is a hotel like them in the Old Quarter which can be your admirable accommodation. It is Tirant Hotel, an illustrious 4-star hotel in this area. Its French style is exhibited from the exterior surface to your room, and even its first-rate spa called Ciel Spa. Again, the hotel is close to Hoan Kiem Lake. But similar with the case of Oriental Suite Hotel & Spa, you would face countless hordes of noisy tourists walking on the street at night and at the weekend. So ensure that you can resist loud sound and blockages well.

What makes the hotel more prominent is that it has got an outdoor restaurant, and excitingly, an open-air pool. Nothing could be more restful than standing there to enjoy the wind and city view from above. Nevertheless, the price for this experience may be quite exorbitant for some budget travelers.


– Address: No.37 Lo Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

– Price: From 55.23USD

When someone talks about the renowned spa hotel to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter, he/she could mention Hanoi Emerald Waters Hotel & Spa. This is because its in-house spa offers a treatment packages very useful for men with the cost of only 30USD, apart from countless peculiar treatments only for women. Besides, for the first time you dwell there, you will be surprised at its decoration with mainly dark and light blue colors like its name – oceanic water.

The hotel is also a propitious starting point to have a short adventure around Hanoi’s historical destinations, given a fact that it’s not far away from Thang Long Water Puppet, where tempting performances can attract to young children and teenagers, and of course, Jade Mountain Temple and The Huc Bridge. Nonetheless, you should avoid to travel after 5pm on the condition that you have an aversion to the noise and stoppage made by human and vehicles.

Overall, after such information I’ve given to you, I think you are able to answer the question: “Which hotel to stay in Hanoi Old Quarter is preferable for you?” Just accommodate at one of the aforementioned hotels once, and then you will have a desire to go back there again.