Guidebook The Old Quarter

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The Old Quarter

Art Trendy Hotel “enjoys a quiet location on the western edge of the Old Quarter … rooms are stylish and relatively spacious, and there's a real can-do attitude from the exceptional and friendly staff … each room has a laptop, and breakfast (included in the price) includes warm baguettes, omelettes, pho (noodle soup) and fresh fruit.”(Lonely Planet)  

Church Hotel “is a great traveller option with clean, modern, comfortable, compact rooms, in an excellent location -- all at good prices … friendly and helpful staff add to the cosy feel … as with all Old Quarter hotels, expect some noise and make sure you get a window.”(Rusty Compass)  

Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa: “In the heart of the Old Quarter, a few steps from Dong Xuan market and some of the city's best street life and shopping (silks, crafts, food -- including excellent dried fruits), is the latest addition to a chain that has flourished by providing well-designed, well-run, mid-range hotels.” (Conde Nast Traveler)  

Golden Silk: “An elegant hotel situated in Hanoi's Old Quarter … chic rooms feature rosewood floors, enormous beds and large works of Vietnamese art … uber modern bathrooms complete with bathtub … a vietnamese fusion restaurant, rooftop bar and piano bar … an excellent city joint.” (The Hotel Guru)  

Vietnam Backpackers Hostel “is absolutely insane … the food was delicious, the people were friendly and the location top notch … it’s located directly across from Hanoi’s beer street, where travelers can get 50 cent (USD) bia hoi drafts and delicious fare.” (Wilful and Wild Hearted)

Hanoi Elite Hotel: “It’s surprising what you can find in the most narrow and hidden-away of lanes in the Old Quarter … features cool and classy decor, top-notch staff and the kind of touches -- rainforest showerheads, breakfasts cooked to order and in-room computers -- you would expect from more expensive accommodation.” (Lonely Planet)  

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Sp****a: “The reception and restaurant area is open plan and it’s also classy; often we’d rather eat anywhere else than in our hotel restaurant, but Red Bean Restaurant is set up as a bar and restaurant in its own right, not just somewhere for a hotel brekkie.” (Travelfish)  

Indochina Hotel “is set in a quieter corner of the Old Quarter -- little traffic will disturb you here … the Indochina is not remote, though -- Hoan Kiem lake and St. Joseph Cathedral are just a few minutes' walk away, as are the Old Quarter's restaurants, museums, and bars.” (The Guardian)    

Maison d’Orient: “Tucked into a tiny cul-de-sac off another tiny alley just south of Hanoi's Old Quarter, this gorgeous architect-designed hotel is filled with handcrafted furniture, and beautiful propaganda-style prints.” (The Guardian)  

May De Ville Hotel: “The food looks delicious and the cinema room seems like a perfect place to kick back and relax after a night of walking around in the humid air … it’s located near the famous Hoan Kiem Lake and right around the bend from a plethora of museums, the Dong Xuan market and the opera house … guys, there’s a rooftop terrace and pool.” (Willful and Wild Hearted)  

Rendezvous Hotel: “This is one of those rare places in Hanoi that has a real travellers’ home feel to it … on our last visit reception was buzzing, with some guests on the internet stations, others enquiring about Ha Long Bay tours and a couple sitting in the bar/restaurant at the rear, chatting and working on laptops. It also looks like home -- or the home of a movie buff anyway --  with replica paintings of classic movie posters on the walls, alongside the posters advertising the tours on offer. Fortunately the rooms are good too.” (Travelfish)    

Silk Path Hotel: “Tasteful modern decor and great staff … best not to ask what was demolished to make way for the Silk Path Hotel or the other high end boutique properties that have sprung up in Hanoi’s old quarter over the past five to ten years … nicely done with comfortable rooms and tasteful modern decor … the feel is more corporate than traveller but the city sights are within easy reach too.” (Rusty Compass)

Tirant Hotel: “With the biggest beds we’ve ever seen in a hotel, and a rooftop pool to boot ... a modern yet characterful mid-luxury option … the impressive facade looks somewhat out of place on Old Quarter’s narrow streets and the decor doesn’t disappoint in the luxe stakes either: chandeliers, leather chairs, heaps of marble and gold await in reception.” (Travelfish)

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