Hotels in the French Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam

A Wide Range of Accommodations in Hanoi's Historic French Quarter

The French Quarter in Vietnam's capital Hanoi remains true to its name, a French cultural outpost in Indochina. French colonial buildings like the Opera House and the Metropole hotel (see below) recall the French conquering power's influence in their heyday. Colonial buildings house some of the better hotels in the French Quarter, offering the finer creature comforts to Vietnam visitors with a little more cash to burn.

For where to stay elsewhere around the country, read this list of hotels in Vietnam.

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    Close to the legendary Hanoi Opera House, the Hotel de l'Opera makes for a fine staging point for opera enthusiasts, whether they plan to have a pre-opera dinner at the hotel's sophisticated Satine French restaurant, or if they choose stay at one of the Hotel de l'Opera's 107 guestrooms and suites - each providing luxurious wood floors, pricey linens, and massive bathrooms en suite.

    The interior décor is enriched with French colonial accents and an overall sense of the theatrical, appropriate for a hotel inspired by an opera house.

    • Star Rating: ★★★★★
    • Address: 29 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    The Sofitel Legend Metropole's building is over a hundred years old, having stood there since 1901. Its extensive renovation has preserved the building's old charm, while ushering the Metropole into the 21st century with facilities worthy of the hotel's five stars.

    364 rooms are available, along with five function rooms, a swimming pool, gym, and a fine French restaurant on the premises (Le Beaulieu) with a great breakfast buffet.

    Amenities include the newly-opened Spa du Metropole, as well as a swimming pool, high-speed internet, and dry cleaning/laundry (additional fees may apply).

    • Star Rating: ★★★★★
    • Address: 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    The 22-storey Melia Hotel is set quite close to Hoa Lo Prison, and is an easy walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. All 306 guestrooms come with private bathrooms, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers, bathroom telephones, data ports, satellite TV, and safes. WiFi is available, but is NOT free. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

    When not chilling in their rooms, guests can enjoy the Melia's swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, lobby bar, and poolside bar, among other amenities. Dining options on the premises include El Patio's buffet-style dining and the Lotus's Thai and Chinese selections.

    • Star Rating: ★★★★★
    • Address: 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    The Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel is a five-star hotel in the Vietnam capital with a reputation for excellence - from 2004 to 2008, the World Travel Awards recognized it as Vietnam's leading hotel establishment. Its location in the French Quarter puts it within walking distance of the famous Hanoi Opera House and some of the best shopping in the Old Quarter.

    The hotel has 269 guestrooms, each evoking Vietnamese traditional design, with modern accouterments like high-speed Internet, cable television, and separate work areas. Executive Room guests get complimentary breakfast and refreshments in the Executive Lounge.

    • Star Rating: ★★★★★ 
    • Address: 1 Le Thanh Tong St, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    The Somerset Grand Hanoi is one of the tallest structures in Hanoi, rising from a parcel of land that used to be part of the infamous Hoa Lo Prison. The present establishment is far more welcoming (but of course), offering executive-class comforts to both short-term and extended-stay guests.

    The Somerset Grand's 185 serviced residences are fully furnished, all spacious units offering fully-equipped kitchens, IDD telephone, plus amenities like the in-house Jaspa restaurant, Papa Joes & Highland Coffee, large swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium, sauna, children's playground/playroom, and 24-hr reception.

    • Star Rating: ★★★★
    • Address: 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    "La gare" means "station" in French - the Mercure Hanoi La Gare is so named because of its proximity to the Hanoi central train station, from which travelers can head on to Hue, Saigon, and other points along the extensive Vietnamese rail network.

    The Mercure offers guests a choice of 102 guestrooms and access to an in-house French brasserie, an internal courtyard, and modern gym. WiFi is available, but not free, at $6 per day.

    • Star Rating: ★★★★ 
    • Address: 94 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    The Hanoi Mövenpick Hotel's 154 guestrooms are housed in a 12-storey French colonial building. All rooms come with LCD flat screen TVs, cable TV. IDD telephone, personal safe, broadband internet, and minibar. Amenities in the posher rooms are well-suited for guests who like the finer things in life: the hotel's Junior Suites come with Jacuzzis and personal butlers-on-request.

    The hotel's cars - a BMW 5 Series and vintage Citroën - can be made available to guests for transport around Hanoi. The hotel's location makes transportation superfluous, though - Hoa Lo Prison and Hoan Kiem Lake are just a few minutes' walk away.

    • Star Rating: ★★★★ 
    • Address: 83a Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    The Eternity Hotel offers some serious bang for its buck for a three-star hotel - relatively sizeable rooms, surprisingly quiet atmosphere, and a central location in the French Quarter. Guestrooms come with the usual perks - air conditioning, WiFi, and a flat screen TV.

    The compact E-Bar Restaurant onsite is a fine place to enjoy a nightcap, and if you want to go further away, the hotel also offers a tour desk service. Ask the staff for advice on shopping tips, and they'll be happy to oblige.

    • Star Rating: ★★★ 
    • Address: 32 Yet Kieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    Travelers to Hanoi quickly learn that good soundproofing is a very important criterion for hotel rooms. Luckily, the Zenith Hotel doesn't stint on this point - its 29 guestrooms are all soundproofed well, allowing business visitors to work well within their quarters. Other room features include a large working desk, complimentary ADSL access to the Internet, cable TV, and IDD telephone.

    The in-house dining room serves an average spread, but dining options are rather thin in the immediate vicinity. All in all, the Zenith is an acceptable hotel for business visitors who aren't looking to stay in the lap of luxury.

    • Star Rating: ★★★
    • Address: 96-98 Bui Thi Xuan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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    The Rosaliza offers 50 guestrooms in three classes: Standard, Deluxe and Executive Suite, with a choice of non-smoking and disabled-friendly rooms. Suites come with coffee and tea making facilities, luxury bathroom fittings, and free newspaper.

    All rooms come with internet access, air-conditioning, IDD telephone, work desk, cable TV, and in-room safe. As WiFi is weak more often than not, ask for an ethernet cable if you want to use the Internet in your room.

    Other hotel amenities include a small restaurant on the second floor and a combination gym and sauna on the 11th floor, open from 6am to 10pm.

    • Star Rating: ★★ 
    • Address: 15 Tran Quoc Toan, Hanoi, Vietnam