Are you planning to go to the Vietnamese capital some days later but still worrying about being lost there since this will be the first time you stay in Hanoi? If yes, you should read Hanoi hotel recommendations for first-timers below. After that, you will certainly realize that your concern are unlikely to happen. Let’s have a quick view of such residential places.
1. Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel
Address: No.1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
One of the most renowned hotels in Hanoi is Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel. It’s so famous that even when you take any taxi in Noi Bai airport, the driver will immediately drive you to the hotel without any question about direction. In fact, it lies in the most beautiful area of Hanoi – the French Quarter. Maybe you will be stunned by its French colonial outside at the first sight. From the hotel, merely walking along Trang Tien Street nearby, you can see several attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Trang Tien Plaza, Trang Tien ice-cream restaurant. Moreover, next to it is Hanoi Opera House, which allows you to enjoy classical concerts at the weekend.
As you can see from the name, it’s a member of Hilton Hotel chain, and so, you don’t need to disquiet about its 5-star accommodation. Apart from the garden surrounding the hotel, there are also two different restaurants, a bar, a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a spa for leisure activities.
Top-quality – Near Hoan Kiem Lake – French-style building
2. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Address: No.15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Regarding Hanoi hotel recommendations, they will be certainly incomplete if Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is not mentioned. Similar with Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, this landmark is in the French Quarter and close to the Old Quarter. Therefore, it enables any first-timers to discover Hanoi effortlessly. Besides, it has got a unique French architectural design which creates romance scenery at night. As a result, the hotel is a wonderful spot for photographers to take wedding photos. Of course, the hotel is very easy-reaching since from Hoan Kiem Lake. You only need to travel along Trang Tien Street until you see the intersection with Ngo Quyen Street. And then just turn left. The hotel will be in your vision instantly.
Metropole includes all 5-star facilities and services, from swimming pool, restaurant to bar and integral garden. Interestingly, Mr. Donald Trump, the current U.S President, stayed there during the time he visited Hanoi in 2017. This is a proof that the hotel can gratify even discerning customers.
French-style building – Top-quality – Near Hoan Kiem Lake
3. Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake
Address: No.5 Tu Hoa Street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi
One of Hanoi hotel recommendations for you is Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake. Indeed, the hotel is far away from the heart of Hanoi, in a less-populated zone beside the Westlake, the largest lake of Hanoi. Consequently, the hotel is a great place to seek tranquility and peace and rest after a stressful period. Because it is about a 40 minute drive from Noi Bai airport, you can either request a hotel’s vehicle or go by taxi to avoid being lost.
Upon your arrival there, you will realize its exclusive aspect. In fact, a part of the hotel is constructed on the surface of the lake, giving you an entire and direct view of the Westlake, and a chance to engage in enthralling water sports. However, you mightn’t need to do this since 5-star facilities, for instance, restaurants, bars, gyms, provide you a wide range of entertaining activities. Going around the lake is uncomplicated too because of a street surrounding the Westlake nearby the hotel.
Lake view – Top-quality – Water sports
4. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
Address: No.8 Do Duc Duc Street, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
If you are a businessmen and want to stay in commercial regions, based on my Hanoi hotel recommendations, you should prefer JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. Although it takes a long time to travel from Hoan Kiem Lake to the hotel, JW Marriott are able to facilitate your business. Since Nam Tu Liem District, where it’s located, is the most bustling area with hundreds of office blocks. Therefore, after passing few streets in the district, you will observe a garden of huge glass towers, the head offices of numerous companies, banks and governmental agencies. Moreover, the hotel is adjacent to a high way, called Hanoi’s third ring road, heading to Noi Bai airport directly.
Like all hotels above, JW Marriott is considered as a 5-star hotel. It displays a swimming pool, a restaurant, green areas, an open air children playground, and more fascinatingly, the shape of a dragon. That is the reason why Mr. Barack Obama, the Ex-US President preferred it when he traveled to Vietnam in 2016.
Distinctive shape – Commercial area – Top-quality
5. Lotte Hanoi Hotel
Address: No.54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Occupying from the 33rd floor to the 64th floor in Lotte Tower, Lotte Hanoi Hotel is a part of the second highest building in Hanoi. So it presents you an unbelievable view of the Westlake and a large zone of Hanoi capital from above. Additionally, the hotel is sited in the most attractive road of Ba Dinh District. Because from Lieu Giai Street, after going straight ahead, you can arrive in the Westlake. Or you can follow Dao Tan Street, Kim Ma Street, and then Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, ultimately, you are likely to enter the French Quarter with colorful shops and traditional food street. It would be very hard to be lost on the condition that you choose Lotte Hotel as your accommodation in Hanoi.
There is no need to complaint of the hotel’s services. With over 300 guestrooms, it is adorned with cutting-edge furniture and modern decorative objects so that it produces a luxurious and elegant atmosphere to deserve the 5-star rank by itself. Such amenities as bar, restaurant, gym are always available.
Lake view from above – Top-quality – Near the French Quarter
6. Fortuna Hotel Hanoi
Address: No.6B, Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh Street, Hanoi
An additional selection for Hanoi hotel recommendations for first-timers’ trips could be Fortuna Hotel Hanoi. The hotel has the site on one side of the most boisterous street in Ba Dinh District and opposite the U.S Embassy. Consequently, it can attract to not only travelers, diplomats, but also businessmen and governmental agencies. Actually, starting from the hotel, you can move to many places of interest very quickly. For example, in the first stage, you drive along Lang Ha Street, Giang Vo Street, and then turn left to Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. Secondly, go straight ahead, and turn left to Hung Vuong Street. Finally, Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh mausoleum appear in your eyes.
Turning to its facilities, there is nothing to make you disappointed with this 4-star hotel. Apart from pool, game center, spa, etc…, the hotel consists of meeting rooms covered by splendid tiles, and guestrooms with a reasonable price, around 100 USD/night. Especially, it is also where British Council in Vietnam often holds IELTS examination.
High-quality – Near the French Quarter – Opposite Embassy
7. Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel
Address: No.16H Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
If you cannot afford the cost to stay in such hotels aforementioned, one of my Hanoi hotel recommendations is to favor Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel. Excitingly, it is one of the best inexpensive hotels in Hanoi which you only pay 40 USD/night. Meanwhile, as a part of the Old Quarter, the hotel is the best starting point to travel to Hoan Kiem Lake, Hang Da Shopping Mall and Dong Xuan Market. This is just a simple route with short journey time, about 3 minutes on foot. Given this aspect, the hotel has become the preferable destination for backpackers and visitors with low budgets.
In fact, Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel hides itself in a tranquil lane, behind an ancient gate. Probably, when visiting here for the first time, you would be surprised with it. Recreated from a French building, as a result, it has obtained the delicate combination between old French architecture and modern Vietnamese design. What’s more? Handmade bedding with an aromatic odor and an in-house vegan restaurant will keep you to stay there for a long time.
Handmade bedding – Economical – Inside the Old Quarter
All in all, these seven places are Hanoi hotel recommendations suggested to first-timers. If you still worry about transportation in Hanoi to arrive there so much, just register their service of pick-up and drop-off at the airport. And eventually, being lost in Hanoi will be impossible.