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Top Hotels and Restaurants in Hanoi

Top Hotels and Restaurants in Hanoi

By Ruby ZhaoUpdated Jun. 17, 2021

Among the many hotels and restaurants in Hanoi, we chose the following because of the quality of their services and their family-friendly environments.

When you choose a restaurant or hotel for your family, location is important. The ones we chose are all in the center of the city. You will be close to downtown and it will be easy to explore the city by foot, yet you will be far away from the noise of the most crowded areas.

These places offer a warm ambience, with welcoming and professional staff who will take good care of their clients.

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Top hotels in Hanoi

From international chains to boutique hotels, from hostels to B&Bs, Hanoi has a wide variety of different accommodation.

The hotels we chose for you are perfect for a family trip. They offer high-quality service (they are at least 3-star standard), spacious rooms with plenty of facilities (bathtub, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, television, refrigerator, etc), and include a good breakfast buffet.

All are close to downtown, to Hoan Kiem Lake, and to all the tourist spots in town. Their neighborhood is quiet and safe, and they provide ideal starting points for exploring the city.

Apricot Hotel Hanoi

Ranking: *****

Location: 136 Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi

Features and why we recommend it:

  • On the historic Hang Trong Street, this hotel is just a few minutes by foot from Hoan Kiem Lake. You can admire the lake from the rooftop.
  • Rooms are 30 square meters and more. All rooms are elegant and cozy, and have a big living room. Some come with a private garden.
  • Have an afternoon break in the A'telier, an artistic space serving a wide array of tea; or dine at the Palette, with high-quality Asian food.
  • Spa and fitness center, with private masseuses and training facilities.
  • Rooftop swimming pool, free of charge.
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Hanoi Pearl Hotel

Ranking: ****

Location: 06 Bao Khanh Lane, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi

Features and why we recommend it:

  • The hotel is in the Old Quarter, a fascinating setting with colonial architecture, Buddhist temples and pagodas.
  • Every room comes with a baby cot, refrigerator, television, air conditioning, hairdryer, and much more.
  • Many rooms have 3 beds. One big connecting room for families (64 square meters) can host 6 guests, with up to one baby cot.
  • A breakfast buffet with fruit, salad, pastries, coffee, tea, and yogurt, etc, is included.
  • The Pearl Caf' Lounge on the top floor of the hotel offers an amazing view of the lake. It has a wide range of smoothies, fruit juice, and tea.
  • Dine at The Candles, and taste some amazing Vietnamese food, like soup-noodles or bun cha (rice noodles with pork and vegetables).

The Ann Hanoi

Ranking: ****

Location: 38A Hang Chuoi, Hanoi

Features and why we recommend it:

  • The hotel, recently built, is in a quiet area 10 minutes' walk from Ba Dinh Palace.
  • There are two apartments: one with one bedroom and two bathrooms (for 3 people); the other with two rooms and two bathrooms (for 5 people).
  • All the rooms can host at least 2 adults and 1 child. Connecting rooms are available on request.
  • There is a rooftop pool, free of charge.
  • The Onyx House is perfect for family dinners, with its spacious location and a wide range of delicious Asian and international food.
  • The breakfast buffet offers anything you might want, from pastries to fruit.

Hanoi Noble Boutique Hotel

Ranking: ***

Location: 98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem Lake District

Features and why we recommend it:

  • The hotel is in the heart of the Old Quarter, on Hang Gai Street, and it is close to most of the sightseeing points in town.
  • Children under 5 years old: free of charge. Children from 5 to 12 years old: surcharge of US $10. Children older than 12: surcharge of US $15.
  • You can add a roll bed for US $15.
  • All the rooms can host 2 adults and 1 child below 5 years of age. The family room can host 3 adults and 1 child. The connecting room can host up to five people.
  • The Thuy Ky Shop offers a huge range of handmade clothes made of silk and cotton.
  • The breakfast buffet includes a wide range of food and an egg station.
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Top restaurants in Hanoi

The excellent Vietnamese food, the service, the elegant yet cozy environments, and the good locations make the following restaurants the perfect choice for you and your family.

The first three restaurants below have Vietnamese and international cuisine, with traditional dishes, along with Western and vegetarian options. Their prices are reasonable (from US $10 to US $18 per person), and they offer a set menu with an entre, main course, and dessert: the perfect choice for families.

The last restaurant we chose is an Indian one: the quality of food is really high, and you can taste dishes coming from the north or south of the country, cooked by expert chefs.

Koto Restaurant

Vietnamese cuisine

Location: 59 Van Mieu, Dong Da District, Hanoi 10000

Features and why we recommend it:

  • Located near the Temple of Literature, a popular tourist destination.
  • Ingredients include garden-fresh vegetables, high-quality dairy products, and prime meat and fish.
  • The menu is varied: with Asian and Western main courses, soups, burgers, sandwiches, and vegetarian options.
  • You can have a set menu (a starter, main course, and dessert) for about US $14.
  • It is a 'training restaurant': hiring and helping disadvantaged Vietnamese kids, teaching them useful working skills.

Pots 'n Pans

Vietnamese cuisine

Location: 57 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Features and why we recommend it:

  • Praised as 'Top service and innovative cuisine, and a socially responsible restaurant' by The Guide Awards and Vietnam Economic Times magazine.
  • Through a connection with Koto Restaurant, it also trains Vietnamese teenagers, giving them an opportunity for a better future.
  • It has special menus: the winter menu usually applies during December, and the summer menu applies during June. These menus come with a 10% discount and a glass of house wine.
  • The new summer menu has many seafood dishes, tartare, carpaccio, salads, and much more.
  • They have two set menus: both comprehensive and entre, a main, and a dessert (price US $20-30).

VietDeli Restaurant

Vietnamese cuisine

Location: 58 Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000

Features and why we recommend it:

  • The district is famous for the lake and its small island with a temple.
  • Not far from the restaurant, you can visit the temple on the island on Ho Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • There is a set family menu (for two people, US $11 per person): two starters, a combo dish as a main course, and a dessert.
  • It uses fresh ingredients bought daily from the market.
  • Among its specials: pho (broth with rice noodles and beef); bun cha Hanoi (rice noodles with meatballs and thick pork slices); Grilled fish hoi an in banana leaf (the fish is marinated with spices).
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Muslim food

Location: 46 Tho Nhuom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000

Features and why we recommend it:

  • Located in the city center, the restaurant has an elegant atmosphere based on its rich Indian culture.
  • Its menu tries to cover all the different regional specialties, from the curry of the north to the spicy soups of the south. The naan bread is cooked on a genuine tandoor oven.
  • The menu offers a wide array of food: from vegetarian dishes to kebabs, from soups to non-vegetarian traditional Indian dishes distinguished by region (north or south).
  • Their set meals (thali) include north or Indian cuisine, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian (US $8-11).

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