Many experienced travelers might realize that frequently, a room with balcony is more expensive than that with only window. Because the former enables you to go out of your room to see the scenery outside more favorably. And this is also true in Hanoi’s center, where numerous historical aspects demonstrate on housing structure and streets. Apparently, observing them from the balcony is more interesting than looking at them through glass layers when you want to study about such Hanoi’s features. So, is it also right that there are a diverse range of Hanoi hotels with balcony?
In fact, yes. Once you walk along a street in the Old Quarter, a bundle of residences with balcony will appear, but it doesn’t mean that all of them have the same quality. That is not to mention a problem that certain hotels are so short that what you will see, then, from your rooms are only grey walls. Therefore, in order to gain a memorable view of the Old Quarter, you should visit one of these places. They are:
1. Noble Boutique Hotel
In the case you also prefer a hotel that allows you to have an excursion of the Old Quarter more conveniently, you could stay at Noble Boutique Hotel. Fortunately, it’s sited beside Hang Gai Street, the road famous for silk stores which heads directly to Hoan Kiem Lake. Meanwhile, the street is very wide to let you avoid facing traffic congestions. Consequently, not only moving to the lake, but also attending Hang Da Shopping Mall and Hanoi St Joseph’s Cathedral within 3 minutes are feasible.
Of course, thanks to its noticeable building, the hotel is high enough to provide you with a wondrous view of Hang Gai Street beneath from European-style balcony. Moreover, compared with a lot of 3-star boutique Hanoi hotels with balcony nearby, the price it offers is much lower, even well-suited to a couple of backpackers. But you will never complain of its amenities on the basis of scented handmade bedding and prime wooden furniture. On the ground floor, you can find Thuy Ky Shop to purchase the bedding as well as The Sandwich Shop for European fast food and local dishes.
Price: At least 57.5 USD
Address: No.98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
2. Apricot Hotel
In terms of splendid hotels for the affluent, they are able to dwell at Apricot Hotel. It’s a newly-established 5-star hotel in the Old Quarter. Plus French-style outsides that may stun you at the first sight, the hotel is adjacent to Hoan Kiem Lake. This grants you an opportunity to discover certain typical aspects of Hanoi these days as soon as you step out of it to participate in open-air deeds demonstrated by the locals.
Admittedly, it is possible to view this green heart of the city from the balcony of your room. However, there is another choice for you. That is to go to the outdoor swimming pool on the roof top where One36 Bar is located to serve you with a bundle of beverages. L’Artiste and Pallete are two prominent in-house restaurants showing respectively French and Southeast Asian cuisine. If you are an active traveler, Avanti Music Stage is advisable destination to lift up your mind with dynamic performances, whereas A’telier Lounge that evinces the delicacy of tea art, and Spa L’Art which supplies gentle massage are for introverted person.
Price: At least 217 USD
Address: No.136 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
3. The Noble Swan Hotel & Spa
This one is a recommendation for Hanoi hotels with balcony in the Old Quarter. Owning to be on one side of Chan Cam Street, the road boisterous at night, but quiet at midday, the 4-star hotel gives you a relaxing moment to recharge energy. So you start adventuring into Hanoi nightlife with full energy. It is also advantageous for you to go to a few tourist attractions and numerous restaurants which sell Pho, a very renowned kind of rice noodles with beef or chicken.
I have to say that from Junior Suite Room, you could see such eateries surrounded by narrow streets and historical properties, while you might be massaged by the wind. Aside from this, the hotel is illustrious for its spa called Swan Spa and Treatments with unique techniques coming from Vietnam and several countries. Interestingly, you can make reservation for its spa packages on the hotel’s website, but I suggest you to book a room as well to obtain a discount of 10%. For dining, you mustn’t miss Hanoi Jade Restaurant & Patisserie, where a bundle of cakes are exhibited.
Price: At least 75 USD
Address: No.20-22 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
4. Tirant Hotel
The next stop for Hanoi hotels with balcony following European-style decoration is Tirant hotel. Though this 4-star one is in the proximity of Hoan Kiem Lake, a direct view of the lake is impossible due to the obstruction of houses. You can still walk to the tourist spot within 2 minutes. But remember they you should travel in off peak hours rather than after 5pm, given heavy impediments created by vehicles after 5pm happening near the hotel. Also, sometimes, the streets there are a bit rowdy.
By the way, on the condition that you don’t have anything to spend your leisure time in the evening, the balcony with meticulously-design metal frame at Executive room is where you can feel the peace of the city to refresh your mind. After that, going to the coffee lounge with a broader alfresco space is a great choice. Or to relieve pressure, floating on the water surface at the hotel’s pool is what you can do then. Restaurant for French-style meals is always functioning, but you should visit Ciel Spa once to experience Bamboo Chopstick massage.
Price: At least 106.25 USD
Address: No.38 Gia Ngu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
5. Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel
Despite a fact that Noble and Swan Boutique Hotel is understood as the Eden of vegetarians, it’s also one of the best Hanoi hotels with balcony. The reason for this is that the hotel is inside an alley, and hidden away from the main road. As a consequence, not only will you be immersed in tranquility, but also observing the city from Deluxe Room is unlikely obstructed by trees. More especially, some ancient properties close by are seeable to let you learn about Vietnam’s history.
Anyway, turning to the facilities, surprisingly, this landmark has kept some French colonial aspects lying on tiles hitherto. Because, actually, the hotel was restored from an old house. And as I’ve said, plenty of backpackers stayed there so that they could present in Swan’s Gone Raw Vegetarian Restaurant. Dishes are all based on Vietnamese and international culinary arts. And they merely have the components of fresh vegetable and fruit. Just as you become the hotel’s guest, you will utilize first-class appliances and perfumed hand embroidery bedding as well.
Price: At least 58 USD
Address: No.16H Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Generally, do not hesitate to book a room at 5 Hanoi hotels with balcony I’ve displayed. In spite of a feature that different tourists have different demands, I still believe each of them are likely to meet each type of travelers so that they can all attain an exceptional view of the Old Quarter from the hotel balcony.