Hanoi is full of incredible sights, but with so much to see it makes sense to stay as central as possible. Whether you’re sticking around or moving on to Ho Chi Minh or Ha Long Bay, you can’t go wrong staying at one of these Old Quarter hotels.
Tucked away on a quiet street, but slap bang in the middle of the Old Quarter, this hotel is a perfect stop for digital nomads looking to work and play at the same time. The library is a haven from the busy outside world, while the staff put real emphasis on personalised service, meaning you’ll feel looked after the whole trip.
Rooms at The Light Hotel are spacious and modern, providing real value for money. The rooftop pool is small but perfect for some downtime, while the lounge gives great views over the city. Head up here at sunset to enjoy a cocktail or two and take in some of Vietnam’s most beautiful views.
This fairly innocuous looking building is home to one of the coolest poolside bars in Hanoi, and its lakeside location makes it a great base for exploring. The Silk Queen is ideally-placed for access to the markets, and the low nightly cost means more money to send on treats to take home. Savvy.
With a price to rival hostels, but the comfort of your own apartment, Maison d’Orient is a genius find in the Old Quarter. The boutique hotel was designed by a young local architect, and is full of quirky little touches – for example, each room is named after a local spice, and fragranced with that smell. Here’s hoping for cinnamon!
The Space Hotel is located on the busy Ma May road, with plenty of local bars and street food options outside the doorstep. Ideally placed to discover the sights, such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda, you’ll get a real taste of Vietnam without needing local transport.
This boutique offering gives way more than you’d ever expect for such an affordable price. Located in a laneway in the heart of the Old Quarter, La Storia feels like your own secret oasis from busy Hanoi. Service is particularly outstanding, with staff more than willing to go above and beyond to make sure their guests have the perfect trip. Ask them for local recommendations to make your time in Hanoi as enjoyable as possible.
The stunning swimming pool at Boss Legend is an oasis away from busy Hanoi. Suites in the hotel are incredibly opulent, while a basic room is modern and spacious – and the bed is one of the comfiest you’ll sleep on in Vietnam. Make time for a soak in the big bathtub to relax before you fly back to reality.