Search hotels in Hoan Kiem

Room 1:

2 Adults change configuration

Hotels in Hoan Kiem

About Hoan Kiem

The central and historic district in the national capital city of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem is a major spot of traditional Vietnamese culture and one of the most significant commercial centres of the country, home to bank headquarters and corporate offices. It is named after the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, a proud local and natural attraction that sits beside the district and is often considered to be the heart of Hanoi, holding a history tied up with the city and its ancient heritage. In fact, most of the landmarks of Hanoi can be found in the Hoan Kiem district as it is the centre of tradition and culture in the city, yet also contains a unique and local atmosphere that draws visitors to its streets.

One of the most appealing features of Hoan Kiem is its traditional architecture as the area is full of colonial buildings and Buddhist temples, offering a refreshingly unique cityscape that combines modern culture with ancient tradition. Some of these buildings contain stylish bars, independent boutiques and local bakeries, while others retain their traditional heritage in the form of markets, local restaurants and preserved religious sites like One Pillar Pagoda and Bach Ma Temple. Other cultural attractions include Hanoi Opera House and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, which offer impressive and unique performances, the National Museum of Vietnamese History and the largest market in the city, Dong Xuan. One must-see feature of the area is Hoan Kiem Lake, a haven of peace and quiet with a central island housing Ngoc Son Temple, which visitors can reach via the red Huc Bridge, surrounded by still waters that contain endangered giant softshell turtles.

It is easy to reach Hoan Kiem due to its central location within Hanoi and visitors can travel from the district to Noi Bai Airport within 40 minutes. Drivers can reach the old quarter by taking the Yen Phu Road into the centre of the city, where there are numerous parking facilities.

Hoan Kiem has been the centre of Hanoi since the early days of the Ly Dynasty, when the empire settled on the land in 545 AD, although it was not an official settlement until 1831 when established by Emperor Mang Minh. In the mid 20th Century, Hoan Kiem was made up of a few main streets until the emergence of nearby adjacent roads in 1981 created the current district. Hoan Kiem Lake has a particularly interesting history as legends claim that the lake produced a magical sword for Le Loi, an ancient warrior and king, who was asked to return it to the turtles of the water after winning his battles.

Compare all the top travel sites

...and many more!

Popular Hoan Kiem Hotels

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Superb, 9.2
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Conveniently situated, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi offers easy access to Hanoi's main hot spots. Guests also have exclusive access to the Le Spa du Metropole and So Fit Fitness Centre.

Hanoi Royal Palace Hotel 2

Hanoi Royal Palace Hotel 2
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Fabulous, 8.9
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Hanoi. It is moments from St. Joseph's Cathedral Hanoi, eateries and nightlife options.

Oriental Central Hotel

Oriental Central Hotel
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.8
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Conveniently situated, Oriental Central Hotel offers easy access to Hanoi's main tourist attractions. It also provides a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.8
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Hanoi. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and a sauna.

Hanoi Pearl Hotel

Hanoi Pearl Hotel
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Fabulous, 8.9
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Centrally located, Hanoi Pearl Hotel offers easy access to Hanoi's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also provides free Wi-Fi.

Oriental Suites Hotel

Oriental Suites Hotel
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.8
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Set in the heart of the city, Oriental Suites Hotel offers easy access to Hanoi's main retail and sightseeing areas. It provides a spa, as well as a rooftop terrace, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa

Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.8
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Hanoi. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is within walking distance from Long Bien Railway Station.

Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel

Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.5
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Conveniently situated, Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel allows for easy access to Hanoi's best tourist attractions. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Hilton Hanoi Opera

Hilton Hanoi Opera
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Very Good, 8.2
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Located centrally and boasting exclusive views of Hanoi, Hilton Hanoi Opera is an ideal base for guests looking to discover local attractions. Offering complimentary wireless internet, a restaurant and a swimming pool, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the National Museum of Vietnamese History and Trang Tien Plaza.

Splendid Star Grand Hotel

Splendid Star Grand Hotel
Address
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Guest Rating
Exceptional, 9.8
Price
View Deals
Photos
Description

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Hanoi. It is moments from St. Joseph's Cathedral Hanoi, restaurants and nightlife options.

We find more hotels

Compare all the top travel sites in one simple search and find just what you're after. Too easy.

Best price guarantee

No booking fee, no mark-up. That's our promise to you.

Travellers love us

Over 400 million travellers trusted us to find the best deal on their hotels last year.

© 2020