The Best Hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is home to a burgeoning luxury boutique hotel scene, with rooftop pools often a feature
Hanoi is home to a burgeoning luxury boutique hotel scene, with rooftop pools often a feature | Courtesy of Aira Hanoi Hotel & Spa / Expedia
Culture Trip Travel Team

In a city where dashing motorbikes meet steaming bowls of noodles, and centuries-old temples jostle with Ho Chi Minh-era architecture, the charming city of Hanoi is a thrilling introduction to Vietnam. Whether you’re dedicating a week or two to in-depth exploring, or just passing through to see the main sights, in this bustling city it pays to have a comfortable space to retreat to. From fancy French Quarter stays, to thick-of-it-all Old Quarter hangouts, to beds with views of Hoan Kiem Lake — Hanoi hotels have it all, boasting big-town bustle and secluded serenity for every budget. Read on to discover our picks of the best hotels in Hanoi, bookable now with Culture Trip.

Hanoi Lotus Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Bright and spacious room with a double and single bed, wall-mounted television and a large window at Hanoi Lotus Boutique Hotel.
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You’re right in the thick of Hanoi’s most popular sights here: historic Ngoc Son Temple and its photogenic lake to the east, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to the west. Yet the handy Old Quarter location isn’t the only reason to book Hanoi Lotus Boutique Hotel. Wood-lined rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows open up to balconies overlooking the city, while 24-hour room service means you can snag snacks or drinks to enjoy alfresco any time of day or night.

Silk Path Boutique Hanoi

Boutique Hotel

Bright and spacious king room at Silk Path Boutique Hotel in Hanoi, furnished with elegant decor.
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A regal, old-world elegance pervades this Old Quarter hotel, from the chandelier-studded lounge space to the wine bottle-lined bar. There’s a large indoor pool if you fancy cooling off after a stint in the Hanoi heat and dining options aplenty if you’re too tired to head out at the day’s end. Modern-classic rooms come with soft lighting and golden hues, suiting business travellers as well as couples looking for an upmarket vibe.

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

Modern room interior at Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy, with a large bed, desk, large mirror and brushed-concrete-effect walls.
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It’s hard to pinpoint the biggest draw at this Old Quarter hotel. There’s a chilled-out wine bar, a tranquil spa with a turquoise pool, whilst the stylish bedrooms come complete with contemporary artworks, funky patterned tiles and fluffy robes. La Siesta certainly has plenty to entice, including a restaurant – Red Bean Trendy – which serves up a street food-style buffet each day. Indeed, with street food tours on demand, it’s clear where the focus lies at this gourmand’s paradise in downtown Hanoi.

O'Gallery Premier Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel

Large king room decorated with dark wooden floors, a desk, armchair and side-table at the OGallery Premier Hotel in Hanoi.
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Around the corner from Saint Joseph’s, Hanoi’s epic gothic-style cathedral, O’Gallery serves up drama in its bedrooms with dark wood walls and floors, moody lighting and splashes of royal blue and green. This indulgent, sophisticated palette draws stylish holidaymakers and business travellers alike, who appreciate the rooms’ private terraces and the restaurant serving up mango salad and barbecued pork shoulder. The front desk can help sort tours to the Unesco-listed karsts of Halong Bay or the serene hill town of Sapa.

Apricot Hotel


Bright and spacious king room with a desk, lounge seating and television at Apricot Hotel in Hanoi.
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Steps from the city’s scenic Hoan Kiem Lake, the lobby of the Apricot Hotel is a vision in white: glittering chandelier, elegant sofas, ornate wrought-iron balcony. Yet despite its grandeur, it’s not this hotel’s main highlight. That honour is reserved for the rooftop pool, lined with loungers, drenched in sun and overlooking the must-see lake itself. The spa caters to indulgent types, as does the fine-dining restaurant. And the rooms? Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, embellished carpets and more crisp white hues.

Lotte Hotel


Spacious double room with a television, lounge area and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the city at Lotte Hotel in Hanoi.
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Located on the rooftop of this hotel, the appropriately named Top of Hanoi – the highest open-air bar and restaurant in the city – has 360-degree views of Vietnam’s capital and dishes up fruity cocktails, sunset scenes and DJ nights on the regular. Meanwhile, Lotte’s rooms have a timeless sense of class about them, with botanical motifs, slate-hued bathrooms and big windows that let the light shine in. Be sure to dine at the in-house branch of Tim Ho Wan, the Michelin-starred Hong Kong dim sum restaurant.

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Large queen room with lounge area, desk and television at the Golden Silk Boutique Hotel in Hanoi.
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Golden Silk Boutique Hotel channels proper Vietnamese style, with lacquer-smooth wooden floors, ornate furniture, silky scatter cushions and lily-pad motifs behind beds. It combines this sense of place with European-style opulence: a lobby of oversized chandeliers, polished stone floors and cushy banquettes, for example. It’s a balance that works, from the Oriental Restaurant to the tranquil Silk Spa. When it’s time for a cocktail, pay a visit to the Piano Bar.

Aira Hanoi Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel, Independent Hotel

Spacious double room decorated with elegant furnishings at the Aira Hanoi Hotel & Spa.
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Set in the peaceful French Quarter, Aira Hanoi has a sense of the Parisian about it with decorative panelling on the walls, crisp white linens, trendy metro tiling and gold taps in bathrooms. Then, you get to the pool, and this could only be Hanoi: lined with stripey loungers, it looks out over the jumble of the Vietnamese capital. A grand, dramatic lobby is a stylish place to sip a pre-dinner drink, while the rooftop alfresco bar is the perfect spot for a nightcap.

Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

Chain Hotel

A suite at the Movenpick Hotel Hanoi, with a living space and bedroom decorated with modern, plush furnishings.
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Set to the east of Hanoi Railway Station, this is a handy stay if you’re stopping in the capital just for a night before heading off to explore the country by train. Yet Movenpick gives you plenty of reasons to stay longer: glamorous rooms with button-back headboards on beds; a Swiss-style restaurant (if you’ve overdosed on local cuisine) and a decked out gym with a sauna, should you want to relax.

Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi

Chain Hotel

Elegant double room at the Hotel de lOpera Hanoi.
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The wedding-cake architecture of Hanoi’s opulent opera house is just a few steps away when you book into this Mgallery, a historic-fronted hotel with a trendy modern core. Dramatic rooms, dressed in dark hues with flashes of fuchsia, will appeal to couples after a dose of romance or, for that matter, anyone who appreciates a hotel with a sunlounger-lined terrace and elegant dining areas. Don’t forget to pack your costume: the semi-outdoor, third-floor swimming pool is a particular highlight.

Hanoi Anise Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel

Spacious queen room with a wall-mounted television and lounge space at the Hanoi Anise Hotel & Spa.
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Splashes of leafy green and crimson red bring a natural, garden-like feel to the rooms at Hanoi Anise Hotel & Spa, set in the north of the city centre. With views across lush greenery, there’s a distinct sense that you’ve escaped the crush of the city centre here. Quadruple rooms and suites, sleeping four, are on hand for families, who can also make use of the laundry facilities and 24-hour airport shuttle service.

Zephyr Suites Boutique Hotel

Independent Hotel

Spacious queen room with lounge seating, desk, television and private balcony at the Zephyr Suites Boutique Hotel in Hanoi.
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One of Hanoi’s most popular sights is its Water Puppet Theatre – and this hotel, perched on the south side of Hoan Kiem Lake, sits within easy striking distance for a visit. The restaurant, dishing up zingy Vietnamese classics and delicate French pastries, provides fuel ahead of the big show, while bedrooms dressed in classy neutrals are a comfortable crash pad upon return. Wake up to a frothy morning coffee served up over a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Looking for more places to stay in Hanoi? Those looking to travel in style will love our guide to Hanoi’s best boutique hotels. Or, if you’re seeking the five-star treatment, why not discover the best luxury hotels Vietnam’s capital city has to offer? All bookable with Culture Trip.

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