Guidebook Around Hoan Kiem Lake

Sleeping Around

Around Hoan Kiem Lake

6 on Sixteen: “This contemporary hotel was set up by anthropologist-turned-ethical-hotelier Pete Wilkes … bold bamboo beds, Hmong indigo fabric cushions and handmade ceramic lamps decorate the six rooms, two of which have white curlicued balconies.” (The Guardian)

Apricot Hotel: “First impressions are good: white-gloved doormen, lashings of marble, glittering chandeliers … but on closer inspection, the Apricot falls somewhat short of the mark with its ostentatious reproduction furniture, plastic battery-operated candelabras and carpeting so garish it could induce a seizure … more than 600 works of contemporary Asian art are scattered throughout the hotel and are a genuinely interesting addition.” (The Telegraph)

Cinnamon Hotel: “A hip hotel overlooking St Joseph Cathedral in the Old Quarter's smartest enclave … the design combines the historic features of the building -- wrought iron and window shutters -- with Japanese-influenced interiors and modern gadgetry.” (Lonely Planet)  

Hanoi Impressive Hotel: “In the quiet, shaded alleyways, behind the neo-Gothic façade of St Joseph’s Cathedral, the Hanoi Impressive Hotel is my go-to place to stay when visiting the capital … stylish yet homely, modern yet elegant, the Impressive is excellent-value, mid-range accommodation, right in Hanoi’s historic heart … rooms are well-equipped and comfortable, but their greatest asset are the cathedral views from their balconies.” (Vietnam Coracle)  

Joseph’s Hotel “offers 10 simply decorated, comfortable rooms at excellent prices in a quiet location on Au Trieu St, near the cathedral and away from the hectic pace of central Old Quarter … rooms are tastefully decorated, with faux wooden floors, springy beds decked in quality white linen and a functional working desk … we like that they go to the effort of hanging plants on the wall opposite the windows; most places just let you enjoy a blank wall.” (Travelfish)

St Joseph's Hang Da: “Modest and minimalist, this modern nine-room hotel is a great place to meet fellow travellers, and a great-value find … the large front window in the black-and-white tiled breakfast room/reception looks out on to busy, non-touristy Duong Thanh, an arrow-straight street on the edge of the labyrinthine Old Quarter.” (The Guardian)

Sleeping Around
  • Guidebook