The Best Hotels in West Lake, Hanoi

Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist pagoda in Hanoi, sits on the shores of West Lake
Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist pagoda in Hanoi, sits on the shores of West Lake | © Gekko Studios / Alamy Stock Photo
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16 July 2021

Hanoi is the kind of city that stays with you long after you’ve left. From its ancient temples and emerald-green lakes to its artisan-filled Old Quarter, the Vietnamese capital invites exploration.

Take the plunge and step out into Hanoi’s motorbike-filled streets lined with ancient temples, skilled artisans, sublime coffee shops and world-class street food. Around the city’s buzzing West Lake area, you can splurge on accommodation with overwater bungalows and suites complete with hot tubs, whilst even affordable options come with spades of comfort and character. Check out our guide to the area’s best places to stay, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Pan Pacific Hanoi

Hotel
4.4/5 (791 Reviews)
Pan Pacific Hanoi pool
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From $89 per night per room
A plush hotel with a desirable location, many of the rooms in this lakeside retreat come with Pacific Club Privileges, which means you will receive a welcome drink, daily breakfast and complimentary laundry service as part of your stay. If you want to pamper yourself, enjoy a muscle-soothing massage in the hotel spa or indulge in a refreshing dip at the indoor pool. The only place to be at the magical hour is the open-air rooftop bar, The Summit. Watch the sun set over West Lake with an original or classic cocktail in hand.
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Hanoi Esplendor Hotel and Spa

Boutique Hotel
4.8/5 (16 Reviews)
Hanoi Esplendor Hotel and Spa
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From $32 per night per room
Set in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the Hanoi Esplendor Hotel and Spa. Decked out in elegant mono-chic furnishings, double and family suites provide a glamorous experience. Breakfast also feels like an occasion, served in the heritage rooftop restaurant where guests can choose from steaming Vietnamese noodles, plates of passion fruit and watermelon and eggs whichever way you like best. The spa is popular with those looking to ease shopped-out muscles, as are the luxury cruises to nearby Halong Bay.
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The Oriental Jade Hotel

Hotel
4.8/5 (467 Reviews)
The Oriental Jade Hotel Hanoi pool
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From $74 per night per room
A 120-room heritage hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, the smallest room here still comes with a king-sized bed, so you know they don’t cut corners. The rooftop pool framed by plump loungers gives you a panoramic view of the city. As does the Sixteen Sky Bar, which offers a 360-degree view of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. During the day they can arrange visits to ancient houses and fruit orchards as well as rowing boat trips along the cit’s canals.
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La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel
4.7/5 (179 Reviews)
La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel & Spa Hanoi
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From $54 per night per room
Neoclassical design blends with innovative ideas at La Sinfonía del Rey. Expect the best night’s sleep ever with state-of-the-art lighting systems inducive to relaxation in the evening and invigoration at the start of each day. Get pampered in the spa before sipping cocktails with the locals on the sweeping terrace of the rooftop Terraço Sky Bar.
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Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa by AIRA

Luxury, Spa Hotel
4.8/5 (31 Reviews)
Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa by AIRA
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Unavailable for the next 3 months
If the wrought-iron Victorian-style entrance to the hotel doesn’t wow you, the marble-filled lobby will. There are 10 types of suites offered here, including the Love Suite that comes complete with a tantric sofa. Hanoi is one city that makes full use of its rooftops and the Peridot’s Sky Bar with its oversized birdcage seating, does just that. Perfect for snuggling up to a loved one.
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  • Hanoi Paradise Center Hotel & Spa

    Spa Hotel
    4.4/5 (75 Reviews)
    Hanoi Paradise Center Hotel & Spa
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    An elegant hotel with a neoclassical design, the spa at Hanoi Paradise Center comes with a plush couple’s room where you can be pampered side by side. Luxury day trips can be organised to Halong Bay, where kayaking, swimming and caving expeditions await. The sprawling Family Suite comes with its very own balcony, complete with sweeping city views.
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    Solaria Hanoi Hotel

    Hotel
    4.6/5 (46 Reviews)
    Solaria Hanoi Hotel
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    From $36 per night per room
    Heritage style with a millennial twist. Light-wood panelled suites mix with pops of orange velvet and crisp white sheets. The king-sized suites come with spacious bathrooms and deep tubs perfect for soaking, whilst the Sol Sky Bar gives everyone an uninterrupted view of the city, as the mixologists work their magic behind you. This hotel provides the perfect spot from which to tour Hanoi’s vibrant, grandiose Old Quarter.
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    Amorita Boutique Hotel

    Boutique Hotel
    4.1/5 (69 Reviews)
    Amorita Boutique Hotel Hanoi
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    From $55 per night per room
    Blond-wood doubles and king-size beds take centre stage in these modern suites in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Amorita attracts backpackers and families due to its budget-friendly prices and excellent location, whilst some rooms even come with balconies complete with city views. Even the smallest rooms have a rain shower, hairdryer and bathroom amenities.
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    RedDoorz near Truc Bach Lake

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    RedDoorz near Truc Bach Lake Hanoi
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    From $18 per night per room
    Covering all the basics whilst remaining kind to your budget, guests can expect free wifi, mineral water, satellite TV and toiletries at RedDoorz. There are three standards of double rooms in varying sizes here, whilst tropical palm prints add a touch of colour to the no-frills suites that are within a 1km (0.6mi) walk of Truc Bach Lake. The in-house coffee shop is worth a visit for its steaming coffee and crispy baguettes.
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    InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (999 Reviews)
    InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
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    From $120 per night per room
    Why get a room that overlooks the lake when you can stay on the lake itself? Ride a buggy from the lobby to your suite in one of the lily pad-like clusters of overwater pavilions. Decorated in rich Vietnamese silks and dark wood, the suites are as glamorous as their surroundings. While there are restaurants and lounges aplenty, the star of the show is the Sunset Bar, which sits on its very own island.
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