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Hanoi Hotels

Hanoi hotels

As mentioned above, the following Auckland hotels had to qualify to be listed here. They must be independently owned and operated, meet minimum eco-friendly requirements, rise to the top after a series of former guest reviews, and their average nightly double occupancy room rate must be less than US$100 per night. We have also listed budget accommodations as well as popular bed and breakfasts.

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Avoid chain hotels

There are basic reasons you should consider avoiding making reservations at a large chain-driven hotel in Hanoi. The first is that they are not well located within the city from a tourist's perspective. The second it that there is far greater demand for these type of rooms than the supply, driving prices upward, and service and quality downward.

But the main reason to avoid chain hotels (anywhere in the world) is that they do little self-promotion and it is difficult to contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. You are forced to go through an intermediary, the chain's head office or through the global distribution system (GDS) such as hotels.com, travelocity, expedia, orbitz, or any of a hundred other middlemen. You can't ask questions, or request multi-day or multi rooms, senior or child discounts, or a quiet room with a view, or a pre-arranged car or tour, or luggage storage or laundry service, things to do in the area, or dining recommendations. These hotels have little pride to promote themselves, and lazily count on others to find them guests, and when you arrive, you are treated and feel like a statistic. Then to make matters worse, the hotel pays anywhere from a 10% to 40% commission to these intermediaries leaving you no room to negotiate a better rate.

In 2006, De Loitte & Touche LLP rating company ranked Hanoi third among cities that have the highest hotel room occupancy rates in the world. As a result, Hanoi needs more and more hotels.

Under the tourism development plan for the 1997-2010 period, Hanoi will attract two million foreign tourists by 2010, and it is estimated that 13,000 hotel rooms will be lacking, especially three, four and five star hotel rooms.
Fantastic landscapes not far from Hanoi
Fantastic landscapes not far from Hanoi

Hanoi has set strict requirements on the setting up of hotels in areas which have historical and cultural value, like the ancient streets in the Old Quarter. Therefore, it is understandable why smaller two-star hotels with 20-30 rooms are popular in Hanoi, and they are mostly located in the old inner city. In fact, several hotels in Hanoi are just ranked as two-star hotels though they could be ranked as three-star hotels in Europe, due to the strict requirements. If counting the rooms in two-star hotels, Hanoi has some 8,000 high-quality rooms.

As the communist government of Vietnam loosens up its travel restrictions, and continues to realize and respond positively to the value of tourism within its borders, Hanoi's tourism will continue growing at a faster rate than any other Asian location, but finding good reasonably priced accommodation and service will be increasingly difficult.

In general, the majority of Hanoi hotels are still small, but as demand grows for the larger four and five star chain hotels because travellers are unaware of their peripheral location, and the poor quality and service factor associated with these chains in Hanoi, not to mention double and triple the room rates of the independents hotels, these unfriendly statistic-based white elephants are continuing to be built in these secondary locations. With the limited real estate available in the prime tourist areas of Hanoi for large hotels, your best bet are our qualified hotels we list below.

The following hotels needed to qualify to be listed on this site. Their average roomrate needs to be less than $100 per night, they must be independent and proudly promote themselves on the first page of the internet, and they must survive the rigorous scrutiny of former guest reviews. The are in descending order with our most recommended at the top, though all are good.

Our most qualified Hanoi hotels under $100 (in order of value for money)

  • Hanoi Elegance 2 Hotel - We are ideally located in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter, next door of the attractive Memorial House, just a few blocks from Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of Sword Restored) and near the magnificent Opera House, Hanoi Elegance 2 Hotel offers a modern and diverse range of services and facilities. The hotel`s location is very convenient for guests with shopping and banking facilities, as well as eating and entertainment options all very close by. With an array of well-appointed rooms, the newly-built boutique Hanoi Elegance 2 Hotel offers you the most relaxing and comfortable accommodation in Hanoi. All rooms are elegantly decorated and fully featured with state-of-art facilities and amenities such as polished hard-wood floor, in-room private computer with broadband and wireless internet access, cable TV, DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, hair-dryer, bathroom with bathtub or Jacuzzi, etc., The settings are well maintained with absolute cleanliness and hygiene our priority.
  • Gia Bao Ha Noi Hotel - In the old quarter, amidst of the city's hustle and bustle, comes a hotel with a unique features and 'service quality’ - the 'GiaBao Hanoi' hotel. With its prime location just 150m from Hoan Kiem Lake, within walking distance from the Opera House, it is very convenient for you to access the most popular places of Hanoi: Ngoc Son Temple, Thang Long Water Theatre, business addresses, Walker Market, silk and souvenir shopping and art galleries. Featuring 28 European rooms and suites, the Gia Bao Hotel offers you modern amenities: satellite TV, IDD phone, free Adsl internet, a mini-bar, a large fitted bath room, a working desk, personal safety box, even slippers. The Gia Bao Restaurant and Coffeehouse features an array of mouthwatering Western, Asian and Vietnamese Cuisine. Facilities: sauna room, concierge and tour services.
  • Brothers Hotel - French architecture and an excellent location, elegant rooms, incredible value, just check out their website, trust me, this is one of the best.
  • Rising Dragon Hotel - Our innovative hotel opened in June 2007 at the very epicenter of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Gaze out at the bustling streets of Hanoi from the balcony of your contemporary room, complete with full-size bathtub, marble countertops, modern air-conditioning, free wifi internet access, and hardwood floors. Relax in your room or visit the on-site Lani Lani Contemporary Art Gallery. If you can tear yourself away, there are other entertainments venues within sight of our front door. Beginning on the same block as our hotel are the shoe borough, the made-to-order and ready-made clothing section, and the bar and restaurant district, all part of the delights of the Old Quarter. Nearby conveniences include supermarkets, ATMs and the ANZ Bank, the local post office and FedEx headquarters, plus the modern shopping mall of Hanoi, Trang Tien Plaza. Try one of the nearby salons, specializing in a variety of massage techniques, hair styling, as well as manicures and pedicures.
  • Hanoi Elegance Hotel - Ideally located in the heart of Hanoi’s Ancient Streets, just a minute`s walk to the famous Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Restored), Hanoi Elegance Hotel offers a modern and diverse range of facilities and services. The hotel`s location is very convenient for guests with shopping and banking facilities, as well as eating and entertainment options all very close by. With spacious, well-furnished rooms, Hanoi Elegance Hotel offers you much more than a three star hotel. All the rooms in the hotel have wooden floors and are equipped with IDD telephone, air-conditioning, cable TV, DVD player, refrigerator, comfortable bathroom, (bath-tub and shower), hair-dryer, coffee and tea making facilities, private computer with ADSL for free. Come to Hanoi Elegance Hotel, you will be very satisfied with our outstanding service and experienced, enthusiastic staff.
  • De Syloia Hotel - All reservations through their website will enjoy free buffet breakfast, a free basket of fresh fruits daily, two free two bottles of purified water daily, free use of high-speed internet and more...! Right in the heart of the city, De Syloia Hotel is unique with its entrance, a 9-storey French colonial-styled villa with a red tiled peaked roof. Designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, De Syloia Hotel provides 27 superior rooms, 4 executive suites, 1 deluxe and 1 De Syloia suite. Its prime location within walking distance from the Opera House, Embassies, the famous Hoan Kiem Lake and the thriving center of Hanoi offer convenient access to the most exclusive places within the captial, whether you are looking for business addresses, shopping districts, art galleries or entertainment centers. De Syloia Hotel is operated by professional Vietnamese staff with valued management advisory services from Swiss owners.
  • Golden Sun Hotel - The Golden Sun Hotel is located in the heart of Hanoi's historic Old Quarter, just beside Hoan Kiem Lake. The friendly staff are able to advise you on the local sites of interest and will book you on all kinds of tours in the region and Vietnam. The hotel is near many main attractions, banking and shopping streets, diplomat and public offices.. very convenient for both travellers and business people. We have two types of rooms: The front side rooms offer an old town view and the back side rooms have a lovely view over the lake. Please notify us of your choice. The hotel has an elevator that makes climbing floors more enjoyable. We can help you with visa applications and extentions. We provide services for train and air ticket booking. Also buses to Laos and a multi-stop open bus from Ha Noi to Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Mui Ne, or Saigon can be arranged at our hotel. We have Russian Jeeps, motorbikes and bicycles for you to rent and explore Ha Noi and its surroundings at your leisure.
  • Sunrise Hotel - Hanoi Sunrise Hotel is a boutique hotel in Hanoi. It is ideally located in the heart of Hanoi's ancient streets with just minutes' walk to the famous Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake). It is very convenient for guests with shopping and banking needs, as well as eating and entertainment options close by. Sunrise Hotel Hanoi offers a modern and diverse range of facilities and services. With 18 spacious and well-furnished rooms, we offer the ultimate in quality. All the rooms in the hotel are equipped with IDD telephone, air-conditioning, cable TV, refrigerator, a comfortable bathroom, (bath-tub and shower), a hair-dryer, coffee and tea making facilities, with ADSL for free. Come to Sunrise Hotel Hanoi, you will be very satisfied with our outstanding service and experienced, enthusiastic staff. For those of you just passing through, we offer a transit stop so you can securely store you pack while you wonder around Hanoi and grab a shower before leaving on night trains and buses for other exciting destinations.
  • Golden Lotus Hotel - Located in the heart of Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter and only 400m away from the Sword Lake, the Golden Lotus hotel is an ideal address for both business and leisure travelers to northern Vietnam. The seven-storey hotel has 12 three-star deluxe guest rooms. All rooms are spacious, quiet and cozy with a spectacular Sword Lake view and luxurious interior designs that offer an intimate atmosphere of the classic Asian style. With the slogan “Always warmly welcome”, we are famous for making your stay both pleasurable and memorable. That’s the way you can expect to feel in our hotel.
  • Classic Street Hotel - Ancient streets of Hanoi are one of the world treasures. This is not only the place of 112 vestiges of history, religion and culture but also the place which has witnessed the changed of Hanoi people’s life through the past thousands years. Classic Street Hotel is located in Hang Be Street, one of the ancient streets in Hanoi. With its truly traditional style, open and airy space, Classic Hotel makes a deep impression with customers who have stayed here. From here, you can feel the most peace of Hanoi. It takes only three minutes to go for a walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, to Ngoc Son Pagoda, and the Huc Bridge. Right beside the hotel is Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, tourism center, a bank… You can walk through small streets shadowed by big trees, watch silk and souvenir shops on both sides of the road that joined Vietnam with other countries in the world. Here especially, you can make friends with Vietnamese people who are very friendly and hospitable.
  • Dragon Hotel - With ancient oriental architecture, the Dragon Hotel is reflected beside West lake, a famous landscape in the Capital City of Hanoi under a wide sky – water dome with traditional villages growing flowers and bonsai. With Vietnamese royal decorations and special services, the Dragon Hotel has become an excellent place for meeting and relaxing for domestic and foreign guests over the past years. The closed apartment and many rooms with fully modern facilities meet the international standard of three stars. We have an ideal restaurant net-work with an elegant, polite and comfortable dining room and friendly and relaxed open-tables beside green bamboo hedges full of precious singing birds. Here you will enjoy special Asian and European foods and fresh seafoods made by experienced cooks. We would like to express our desire to serve you and we hope to leave you with an unforgettable impression.
  • Morning Star Hotel - We are located in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi and bounded by a bustling commercial center, next to it is the ancient and romantic Hoan Kiem lake. Morning Star Hotel is new and one of the finest three-star hotels in Ha Noi. With 14 luxury and standard rooms with exquisite European decoration an architecture.Whether you are on business or enjoy Ha Noi as a tourist-traveler or long term researcher, the Morning Star Hotel is the most ideal place to stay. The Morning Star Hotel is equipped with all amenities that the demanding traveler can expects: air-conditioning, an elevator, internet, cable TV, restaurants, a minibar and special services.
  • Lucky Star Hotel - Lucky Star Hotel is located in the area of old streets in the center of Hanoi. It just takes three minutes for you to go for a walk to Ho Guom (Hoan Kiem Lake). The hotel is near such major tourist attractions as Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), Chua Mot Cot (One-Pillar Pagoda), Vietnam’s History Museum, The Museum of Vietnamese Art, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and more.
  • Heart Hotel - Located on Hang Hanh Street in the heart of the famous Old Quarter, Heart hotel is a new hotel with exquisite European decoration and architecture. Whether you are on business or on your holiday, Heart hotel is the most ideal place for your stay. The ideal location of our hotel allows you to enjoy all the major and famous attractions of Hanoi. It takes you only a few minutes to get to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Fine Art Museum and others. Being in the centre, Heart hotel is also surrounded by many cafe's, bars, shops, sport clubs and banks... Heart hotel is equipped with all amenities that a demanding traveler can expect: air-conditioner, elevator, satellite TV, a minibar, high speed internet and more. Being with Heart hotel, you'll be served carefully by our professional and experienced staff. In all, you will be sastisfied and impressed by the elegant hospitality.
  • Platinum Hotel - Located in the heart of the city, only ten minutes to Hoan Kiem Lake and Dong Xuan traditional market. Five minutes to the West Lake & HO Chi Minh Musuliem, the Platinum really enjoys an exciting location on the fringe of Hanoi’s famous old district within convenient walking distance to downtown commercial houses and attractive landmarks. Near to the first walking street of Hanoi creates the preferable peaceful atmosphere in the busy life of the city. Newly built rooms with city view, individually controlled air conditioning, bathrooms with Spa facilities, direct dial telephone, LCD TV, a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safety box, WIFI boardband internet and a magnetic cards system for room locks.
  • Flower Hotel - Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is one of the most beautiful cities in Asia with a long and rich historical and cultural tradition. The city will celebrate its 1000 years in 2010. It is called a city of green trees and lakes. You can learn about Hanoi by visiting its 36 craft guilds in the Old Quarters, museums, pagodas, and temples. Hanoi is also well-known for its food, it is the place to enjoy varieties of Vietnamese food. Within short drive (about 20 km) from the city centre, you can visit traditional craft villages where pottery, silk, embroidery, and other handicraft products are made...The Hotel has 42 rooms, including:- Standard 12 rooms, Superior 25 rooms, and five deluxe rooms. Every room has wooden floor and large windows making it naturally ventilated. There is free tea and coffee inside the rooms.
  • Nam Hai Hotel - located in the area of 36 old streets in the center of Hanoi. The Nam Hai Hotel is near such major tourist attractions as Ho Guom (Hoan Kiem Lake), Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), Chua Mot Cot (One-Pillar Pagoda), Vietnam’s History Museum, The Museum of Vietnamese Art, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and more. Located in the “Old Quarter” - Hanoi Vietnam, Nam Hai Hotel offers affordable, luxurious accommodation in an authentic Vietnamese neighbourhood. Shop in the nearby Hang Da market. Visit the many small shops, restaurants and coffee bars. It is just outside your Nam Hai Hotel door. Nam Hai’s professional staff are well educated, speak English and Western languages and are committed to making your stay a pleasant, care-free experience. NamHai Hotel offers satellite TV with foreign language programs.
  • Phuc Loi Hotel - Located in the heart of the ancient quarter of Hanoi, surrounded by the busy trade center. Phucloi Hotel is one of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in Hanoi Capital. With only a few steps walking from Phucloi Hotel, you can view the sight of the romatic Hoankiem Lake. Being with Phuc Loi Hotel, you’ll be served devotedly and caringly by our professional and experienced staff. In all, you will be satisfied and impressed by the elegance and hospitality.
  • Quoc Hoa Hotel - Since 1991, Quoc Hoa has been one of the first private boutique hotels in Hanoi, located in the "Old Quarter" right in the heart of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House. Quoc Hoa's design and interior decoration are in keeping with the classic Hanoi concept. Quoc Hoa is an eight-story boutique hotel with 37 rooms, including suites. Our facilities include a business center and meeting room, fitness center with Jacuzzi and sauna, a restaurant and bar, a shopping area, 24-hour room service, broadband Internet access, car rental and airport pick-up service, tourist information and tour packages and a back-up power generator. Rooms have centralized air-conditioning system with individual controls, automatic wake-up call facilities, coffee/tea making facilities, data port with free Internet access, a hair dryer, IDD telephone, an in-room safe, a magnetic card system for room locks, a mini-bar, room service, satellite television, and sound-proof windows.