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Updated: October 16, 2020
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The 3 Best Hotels for Families in Hanoi
1. Hilton Hanoi Opera
Hotel phone: +84 24 3933 0500
Luxury and convenience in a stylish suburb. Located in the elegant French Quarter amid parks and classy bistros, Hilton Hanoi has fantastic views of the Opera House – only 50 meters away. Suites are delightful, with separate lounge area, massive bedroom, and luxurious marble bathroom. Some Deluxe Rooms have connecting doors, and both these and the suites have space for an extra single bed. The small outdoor pool is quiet and sunny. No kids’ club or family activities are offered, but spacious rooms and a great location make this a decent option for families. The Old Quarter and famous Hoan Kiem Lake are a 10-minute stroll (past patisseries and playhouses) away.
2. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hotel phone: +84 24 3826 6919
Grand, elegant, and great gardens – Hanoi’s best for families. The Metropole is substantial enough to warrant two entrances a block apart, and done in a pleasing French-Indochine decor. Most rooms face inwards towards the garden courtyard, and many have connecting doors and space for an extra single bed. The extraordinary courtyard gardens, with a glasshouse café and substantial pool, are insulated from the traffic noise outside. Nothing is specifically set up for families, but this is easily the best hotel in Hanoi if traveling with young ones. And all this is only a five-minute stroll from the famous Hoan Kiem Lake and fascinating Old Quarter.
3. Army Hotel
Hotel phone: +84 24 6299 3322
Huge outdoor pool that is great for kids. Family rooms and 2 bedroom suites available. Free breakfast included. This hotel is very popular with families so kids will likely have some playmates. Also: pool is open to non-guests for a fee (which is how we visited).
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Hi, me and my husband are thinking of traveling to Vietnam with our 2 year old daughter. Any special advice? Or even share on your opinion if it is a good idea to do it with a 2 year old. Thanks! Gaby
I think it’s great. The Vietnamese love kids so be prepared for a lot of attention. If budget allows get a hotel with a pool (easy to find in the mid-range category). Hoi An is a wonderful town with a slower pace if you find the big cities too hectic.
Great site. Very helpful. We have 10 days in Vietnam on a break from Hong Kong. Most days we are going to be on a beach near Hoi An but would like to visit either HCMC or Hanoi. What would you suggest for a January visit?
I much prefer Hanoi to HCMC. The city and Old Quarter have a much more interesting feel to them. HCMC feels more like any big asian city and doesn’t have the character of Hanoi. I think Hanoi has more to do within a day trip as well (with Halong Bay being the highlight). But HCMC still has plenty to do (and the Mekong Delta is just a few hours drive away). The weather will be nicer in HCMC in January. Hanoi can be pretty chilly at that time of year.