Staying in Hanoi
Historic charms in Hanoi's Old Quarter
The atmospheric streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter highlight the bygone delights of this now rapidly developing city. Dating back to the 13th Century, the maze of some 50 streets that make up the Old Quarter are alive with traders, merchants and street food peddlers vying for your attention.
Stay where the action is at one of the many hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels that call the Old Quarter home, such as the Maison D'Hanoi Hanova Hotel – a beautifully styled lodging surrounded by colonial architecture. While there are plenty of cheap and cheerful stays in the Old Quarter, those looking for added extras might try their luck in the Ba Dinh district.
Lakefront landscapes in Hoan Kiem
Hoan Kiem is the life source of Hanoi as the location of the downtown and commercial precincts. Many of Hanoi's great tourist attractions are located in Hoan Kiem, including the Opera House, National Museum of Vietnamese History, Hoan Kiem Lake (after which the district is named), and the aforementioned Old Quarter.
Hotel options in Hoan Kiem extend beyond the bustling Old Quarter, with a selection of French-influenced abodes. The 4-star Fleuve Rouge Hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway, while the Lan Vien Hotel has a range of rooms boasting beautiful views across the city. To really splash out, try the Melia Hotel – one of Hanoi's fabulous 5-star establishments.
Indulge at Hanoi's high-end hotels
Vietnam is known for its bespoke apparel, but customised clothing isn't the only area where attention to detail shines. Treat yourself to a 5-star stay in Hanoi and enjoy a little luxury for less. Lavish Hanoi accommodation includes two offerings from the Sofitel: the Legend Metropole in the heart of the city and the Plaza on Thanh Nien.
Those travelling for business might consider a stay at the modern Movenpick Hotel in the CBD, or the Pullman Hanoi with its exquisite Deluxe and Executive rooms to keep you in complete comfort during your trip. Hanoi is also home to the Crowne Plaza West, Sheraton and multiple divisions of the Somerset chain.