The Best Hotels in Old Quarter Hanoi

Hanoi Old Quarter, capital of Vietnam.
Hanoi Old Quarter, capital of Vietnam. | © gracethang2 / Shutterstock

Get into the heart of Hanoi and stay in the Old Quarter. With ancient shopfronts, hidden temples, street vendors and fascinating markets, there’s plenty to explore on foot. Afterwards, retire to one of the Vietnamese capital’s comfortable crash pads, everything from boutique bolt holes to modern hotels, bookable with Culture Trip.

Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa

Boutique Hotel
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For a touch of class, consider a stay at the Aira. The 60 rooms are sumptuous and spacious and furbished with classic furniture and subtle, calming hues. The in-house spa gets positive feedback and it’s practically obligatory to have a drink on the rooftop bar, which offers amazing views of the urban skyline.

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The Chi Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
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For contemporary, The Chi Boutique Hotel delivers. The 42 rooms are decorated in shades of slate and have stylish functional furniture. There’s a rooftop bar and the hotel’s convenient location, just west of Hoan Kiem Lake, means that it’s easy to explore the city.

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Silk Path Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Luxury
Silk Path Boutique Hotel
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The Silk Path brings a subtle sense of calm and order to the otherwise hectic Old Quarter. The 106 rooms here are contemporary and clean, some offering Instagram-worthy city views, and all are equipped with comfortable, functional furniture. The breakfast buffet will get your day off to a flyer and the staff are helpful.

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Hanoi Royal Palace Hotel 2

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The recently renovated Hanoi Royal Palace Hotel 2, located at the western edge of the city’s Old Quarter, is delightfully decorated with bursts of colour. The 45 rooms come with bold furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to stream in. Service-minded staff complete the package.

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Hanoi Marvellous Hotel & Spa

Boutique Hotel
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The sumptuous rooms and suites at the Hanoi Marvellous Hotel & Spa come with classic design touches and modern amenities. The hotel is short walk from many of the city’s tourist sights. After a day spent sightseeing, relax in the in-house spa or at a cooking class. At the end each day, enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar.

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Oriental Suite Hotel & Spa

Hotel, Spa Hotel
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You can’t get more centrally located than the Oriental Suite Hotel & Spa. Located just north of Hoan Kiem Lake, in the heart of the Old Quarter, the rooms and suites boast classic design touches and huge comfy beds, perfect for relaxing after a busy day. The in-house spa gets positive feedback from guests.

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  • Helios Legend Hotel

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    The Helios Legend Hotel provides warm, inviting accommodation. Patterned wallpaper and dark, heavy curtains in the rooms provide a classic feel but the furniture is modern. The in-house restaurant serves halal food.

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    Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy

    Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel
    Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy
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    Tucked away on a quiet street in the middle of the Old Quarter, La Siesta Trendy’s 70 rooms are contemporary, spacious and welcoming, with attractive modern furniture. There’s a bar, restaurant and spa and staff are helpful. The convenient location is a plus.
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    The Light Hotel

    Boutique Hotel
    The Light Hotel towers over the western edge of the Old Quarter. It offers 89 rooms and suites, decorated in calming cream and gold, which come with an array of amenities. A rooftop swimming pool, open-air balcony bar, gym and hospitality-minded staff are even more reasons to book a room here.
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    Maison d'Orient Hôtel

    Boutique Hotel
    Maison d’Orient is a good find in the Old Quarter. The boutique hotel, designed by a young local architect, is full of quirky touches: each room is named after a local spice and fragranced with that particular aroma.
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    This is an updated version of an article originally by Abigail Malbon.

    These recommendations were updated on April 29, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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