Gay Hanoi • Hotels

Hanoi’s extraordinary mix of bold communist structures, the historic colonial “Old Quarter” and modern buildings makes it a fascinating city to explore.

Our 2016 hotel recommendations are all centrally located:

Hoan Kiem District / Old Quarter

downtown and urban area of Hanoi, close to tourist attractions, shops, restaurants & gay scene

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Hoan Kiem District / Old Quarter

The commercial centre Hanoi, named after the scenic Hoàn Kiếm Lake. Hoan Kiem District is home to many tourist attractions including The Old Quarter and Hanoi Opera House.

These hotels are also in great location for shopping, dining and gay scene.

Rising Dragon Palace Hotel
Best seller.
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Rising Dragon Palace Hotel3-5 stars

12 Nguyen Quang Bich Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.5 Very Good - based on 2568 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Best seller. Excellent value. Centrally located. Free WiFi.

Most booked 2016
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A consistently popular choice on Travel Gay Asia. The Rising Dragon Palace is located near Hanoi’s main shopping street, with shops on the same block and in the surrounding areas. Gay bar GC is a 5-minute walk away.

A choice of smoking & non-smoking rooms are available. Each modern, comfortable room features wooden floors, flat screen TV, laptop-sized safe and free WiFi. Some rooms have a balcony with views of the Old Quarter.

The hotel has a restaurant, 24-hour reception, tour desk, laundry service, and car/bicycle rental. Located a few minutes’ drive from the Hanoi Train Station and 20 minutes’ drive from the airport.

features restaurant, free wi-fi (餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 06-15-2016

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Aricot Hotel Hanoi 0
New luxury hotel.
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Apricot Hotel5 stars

136 Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

9.1 Fantastic - based on 283 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? New luxury hotel. Central location. Great value. Free WiFi.

The new 5-star Apricot Hotel (opened 2014) is in great location for sightseeing and offers amazing views of the Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter from its rooftop pool and gym.

All stylish rooms and suites feature free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, electric kettle, in-room safe, work desk and minibar. The hotel offers two onsite restaurants and a rooftop bar that serves a nice drink menu.

The friendly staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you with car/bike rentals, sightseeing arrangements, laundry, etc. Excellent value for money and just a 5-minute walk to gay Bar GC.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, massage, sauna, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 游泳池, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Hotel De L’Opera 2
Near the Opera House.
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Hotel de l’Opera MGallery Collection5 stars

29 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.6 Very Good - based on 296 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Near the Opera House. Elegant design. Excellent dining. Free WiFi.

Set close to the Old Quarter and the Hanoi Opera House, the designers of this hotel have set out to recreate the glamour of an evening at the opera. Each guest room is decorated with silk drapes, parquet floors and flamboyantly-coloured furniture.

The onsite restaurant and café are equally stylish, though you are spoilt for choice for places to eat nearby. Free WiFi in all areas. An excellent boutique hotel in Hanoi.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, swimming pool, gym, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 游泳池, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Hanoi Legacy Hotel Bat Su
Great for sightseeing.
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Hanoi Legacy Hotel – Bat Su3-5 stars

16-18 Bat Su, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 462 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Great for sightseeing. Near Night Market & Hoan Kiem Lake. Free WiFi.

Hanoi Legacy Bat Su offers modern rooms with flat screen TV, electric kettle, minibar and free WiFi. Some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. The onsite restaurant enjoys views of the Old Quarter and serves international dishes.

This great-value hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, a 10-minute drive from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and a 40-minute drive from the airport. Staff are friendly and helpful.

features cafe, restaurant, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Artisan Boutique Hotel Hanoi
Gay-owned.
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Artisan Boutique Hotel3 stars

24 Hang Hanh, Hoan Kiem District,, Hanoi | map | distance

8.3 Very Good - based on 207 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gay-owned. Centrally located. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

Set in the charming Old Quarter of Hanoi, the Artisan Boutique Hotel and its sister hotel, the Artisan Lakeview Hotel, are located on a quiet street, just minutes away from the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Jointly gay-owned & operated by Australians Sean and Peter, and Ninh and his wife Thuy, both hotels offer quality accommodation and great service at reasonable rates.

Each stylish, modern guest room features free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning and minibar. Upgraded rooms have a balcony with lake views.  A penthouse with 360° city view is also available.  The Artisan has an onsite café, a 24-hour reception and a tour desk.

features bar, music, cafe, restaurant, massage, sun terrace, free wi-fi (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 阳台, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Eclipse Legend Hotel Hanoi
Walk to Hoan Kiem Lake.
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Eclipse Legend Hotel2-5 stars

36 Hang Voi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi | map | distance

8.9 Very Good - based on 536 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Walk to Hoan Kiem Lake. Best value for money. Free WiFi.

Excellent budget hotel in perfect location. The Eclipse Legend is just a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, offering a great base to explore Hanoi.

Guest rooms are comfortable and air-conditioned, each featuring flat screen cable TV, free WiFi, minibar, personal safe and rain shower. Room service is available.

The hotel has its own restaurant, bar and 24-hour reception. The onsite tour desk can help arrange for airport shuttle and transport services.

features bar, restaurant, free wi-fi (酒吧, 餐厅, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Royal Palace Hotel Hanoi
Central location.
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Hanoi Royal Palace Hotel3 stars

18A Quan Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8 Good - based on 436 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Central location. Near Hoan Kiem Lake. Great value. Free WiFi.

The new Royal Palace boutique hotel is located close to the centre of the Old Quarter, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Hoan Kiem Lake.

This very gay-friendly hotel offers 30 spacious, comfortably furnished, en suite rooms, each featuring a LCD TV, air conditioning, minibar, coffee & tea making facilities and free WiFi.

Excellent value for money makes it one of the most popular Hanoi hotels on Travel Gay Asia.

features cafe, restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Noble Boutique Hotel
Ideal location.
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Noble Boutique Hotel3-5 stars

98 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

9 Very Good - based on 258 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Ideal location. Near Hoan Kiem Lake. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

The Noble Boutique Hotel offers great-value accommodation in the Old Quarter, close to Hoan Kiem Lake and steps away from gay Bar GC. Great for exploring the galleries, shops and restaurants in the area.

All modern rooms and suites feature free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, minibar and in-room safe.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff speak good English. Airport shuttle service and room service available.

features restaurant, massage, sun terrace, free wi-fi (餐厅, 按摩, 阳台, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Parkson Hotel Hanoi
In the Old Quarter.
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Parkson Hotel3 stars

7 Hang Mam, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.1 Very Good - based on 1080 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? In the Old Quarter. Great value. Popular budget choice. Free WiFi.

Parkson Hotel is nicely located on a quiet street in the city centre, only a few minutes’ walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, with many restaurants, shopping areas and tourist sites nearby – a great base to explore Hanoi on foot.

All guest rooms feature wooden floors, flat screen satellite TV, coffee-making facilities, minibar, desk, safe and free WiFi. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, 24-hour reception, laundry service and car/bike rental service. Buffet breakfast is included in room rate.

features cafe, restaurant, spa, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-06-2016

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Sofitel Plaza Hanoi
Gay-popular.
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Sofitel Plaza Hanoi5 stars

1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh District, Tay Ho District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.2 Very Good - based on 749 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Gay-popular. Fabulous views. Near West Lake. Free WiFi.

The Sofitel Plaza Hanoi offers fabulous views of West Lake and the city beyond. The location is good for exploring the Old Quarter and most major sights in the city.

Each of the rooms have wall-to-wall windows with panoramic views of the city.  The hotel has two restaurants and three bars and free WiFi in most of the public area.

Travel Gay Asia has stayed at this hotel and found the service to be helpful and friendly.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Somerset Grand Hanoi Serviced Residences
Apartment style.
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Somerset Grand Hanoi Serviced Residences5 stars

49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 982 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Apartment style. Well-appointed rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.

Most gay travellers will be familiar with the Somerset’s aparthotel concept. You don’t get the glitz and glamour of the Metropole, but you do get a washer & dryer, separate lounge and free WiFi.

If you are in Hanoi after visiting other parts of Vietnam or Laos, then the ability to wash and tumble dry your knickers without paying excessive hotel laundry charges could be attractive.

Location-wise, the Somerset is just off the edge of our preferred area, but the Old Quarter is within walking distance.

features cafe, restaurant, shop, swimming pool, massage, sun terrace, gym, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 游泳池, 按摩, 阳台, 健身房, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi 1
Exquisite design.
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Moevenpick Hotel Hanoi5 stars

83A Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.2 Very Good - based on 702 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Exquisite design. Great for sightseeing & shopping. Free WiFi.

Conveniently located in downtown Hanoi, the 5-star Mövenpick features exquisite French architecture with over 150 well-appointed rooms, gym & wellness studio, a sauna and an all-day-dining restaurant.

Modern, soundproof rooms have very comfortable beds, flat screen cable TV, minibar, tea & coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. The staff are helpful and professional.

The hotel is less than 2 km from major attractions like One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Temple of Literature.

features bar, restaurant, internet access, massage, sauna, gym (酒吧, 餐厅, 互联网, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Spring Flower Hotel Hanoi
New hotel.
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Spring Flower Hotel3 stars

45 Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.9 Very Good - based on 1214 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? New hotel. Excellent value. Central location. Free WiFi.

The Spring Flower hotel has a good central location , a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan Market and Hanoi Old Quarter night market.

This great-value hotel offers 25 rooms and suites, each with air conditioning, 32″ LCD satellite TV, high speed wireless internet access, minibar and safe. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage and laundry service and airport shuttle service.

features restaurant, massage, free wi-fi (餐厅, 按摩, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-09-2016

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Hanoi Sky Hotel
Convenient location.
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Hanoi Sky Hotel3 stars

27 Tong Duy Tan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.5 Very Good - based on 277 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Affordable. In the Old Quarter. Free WiFi.

The excellent-value Hanoi Sky Hotel offers a convenient location, clean environment, good facilities and friendly service.

Guest rooms, though compact, are soundproof, air-conditioned and feature 32″ flat screen TV, wooden flooring, safety deposit box and free WiFi.

There are 3 suites with panoramic views.  The onsite restaurant serves Asian and Western dishes.  Computers with internet access are available in the lobby.

Located in Old Quarter, the hotel is about a 10-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lak, Dong Xuan Market, Water Puppet Theatre and the weekend night market.

features cafe, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 免费无线上网) | updated: 04-26-2016

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Hotel Charming Hanoi
Budget option.
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Hanoi Charming Hotel2 stars

15 Yen Thai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 555 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Budget option. Convenient location in the Old Quarter. Free WiFi.

Ideal for gay travellers looking for a low-cost hotel in central location.

All 36 rooms at Charming Hotel feature a flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities and free internet. The in-house restaurant serves Vietnamese and Western dishes.

The hotel is located in the Old Quarter, just a 5-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake.  Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum are within walking distance. The  other branch Hanoi Charming 2 Hotel is also worth considering.

features cafe, restaurant, shop, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 铺子, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-06-2016

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Hanoi M Hostel
Convenient location.
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Hanoi Winter Hostel1 stars

3 Thanh Ha Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi | map | distance

8 Good - based on 69 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Convenient location. Very affordable. In the Old Quarter. Free WiFi.

The affordable Hanoi Winter Hostel is located close to main attractions, Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan market and city centre. The rooms are very basic but feature all the essentials – air conditioning, flat screen cable TV, small fridge and free WiFi.

The hostel has a 24-hour reception with English-speaking staff, tour desk, laundry service and computers in the lobby. Airport pickup can be arranged. Breakfast is served daily, though there are local cafés and restaurants nearby.

features cafe, restaurant, massage, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 餐厅, 按摩, 桑拿, 健身房, 温泉, 免费无线上网) | updated: 05-06-2016

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