A bustling city blended with quaint streets and gorgeous architecture, one of the best ways to experience the place is by staying in a boutique hotel in Hanoi.
Here are our top 10 boutique hotels in Hanoi:
1. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy
Squirrelled away on a street with an unassuming entrance, this modern boutique hotel is full of artistic flair inside. Modern art and leather armchairs give it a contemporary and modern feel, yet the old building is full of old Hanoi charm. The daily breakfast buffet in the top floor restaurant is a real treat.
2. The Chi Boutique Hotel
A modern hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the décor here has a feeling of contemporary Chinese chic, with lanterns for lighting and an on-site dim-sum restaurant. Some rooms have a balcony with views over the impressive St Joseph’s Cathedral. Despite being boutique, there’s also a bar and spa on-site.
3. La Siesta Central Hotel & Spa
Another boutique hotel in Hanoi that loves the idea of the siesta, La Siesta Central Hotel is right by the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. The new building cleverly brings in décor with a French colonial feeling – all dark wood panelling – while the rooftop bar is ideal for an evening drink as the sun goes down.
4. O’Gallery Premier Hotel
This Old Quarter boutique hotel blends modern luxuries with nods to Hanoi’s French colonial past seamlessly. Some rooms have small balconies accessed by stylish French doors, which is a nice touch in a bustling part of the city. The hotel also has a restaurant and spa on-site.
5. Silk Path Boutique Hanoi
Another gorgeous hotel in the Old Quarter opposite the Hoan Kiem Lake, Silk Path Boutique Hotel is in a peaceful location yet also right by the heart of the action. Decorated in the French colonial style, bedrooms are spacious and relaxing. Other amenities offered by the hotel include a ninth floor bar with amazing views and a restaurant.
6. Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa
Found in the heart of the buzz of the Old Quarter, this small boutique hotel has surprisingly quiet, if cosy, rooms. The hotel’s restaurant serves a hearty daily breakfast with excellent coffee, and a highly regarded Vietnamese menu available at other mealtimes. There’s also a small spa and peaceful communal seating areas.
7. Hotel de l’Opera
Found in the French Quarter right by the Opera House, this boutique hotel in an old colonial building is modern and buzzy inside. A vibrant colour scheme and stylish furniture give it a one-of-a-kind feeling, while rooms feel spacious and grand too. This hotel boasts a number of facilities, including a bar, restaurant, pool, fitness centre, spa and adjoining sundeck.
8. Zephyr Hotel
A little outside of the Old Quarter, this boutique hotel is original because it can be found inside an old detached colonial building. Tall pillars and the generally stately appearance give this a grand feeling. Décor inside is French colonial with some Vietnamese inspiration – the hotel’s gardens offer some peace and tranquillity too.
9. Maison d’Orient
This Old Quarter hotel has a quirky feeling, with mismatched décor peppered with art by local artists. This is one of Hanoi’s smaller boutique hotels, giving it a community feeling. The terrace and dining area is a particularly lovely place to spend some time.
10. Damsels Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Found in the Hoan Kiem neighbourhood of the city, this boutique hotel is full of high ceilings and grand furniture. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with gorgeous views, while the hotel’s rooftop terrace is one of the city centre’s delights.
Stay in a boutique hotel in Hanoi and soak up the Vietnamese city lifestyle in style.