Hanoi Hotels, Vietnam
Great Hanoi Hotels
The traditional cultures of the people in Hanoi exists but the Western culture also still exists in the background through the establishments and hotels' architectural designs. Some of which can be visible in the hotels featured here.
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel is finely situated in this capital city of Vietnam where you can get the best views of the charming West Lake, Truc Back Lake, and the Red River. It is also located close to the heart of the city where you can conveniently explore the vibrant Old Quarter, the beautiful lakes and other sites and tourism attractions in the area.
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel offers rooms and suites with comfortable Sofitel MyBed, French bathroom amenities, LCD TVs, free internet access and a mini-bar. Outside your comfortable room, you can enjoy its two restaurants and two chic bars, that offer the finest cuisine in Hanoi.
Sofitel Hotel is also designed to accommodate various business events and equipped with stylish décor and state-of-the-art technology. Aside from formal meetings, conferences and seminars, the hotel also accept themed parties for your family or friends.
In addition, you can have more access, services, and conveniences including daily housekeeping, concierge, safety deposit box, ATM, currency exchange, 24-hour front desk and security, newspapers and everything you need for your perfect stay. See more here.
Hanoi Hotels & Travel Background
Brief Hanoi Introduction
Hanoi is Vietnam's capital city and the second largest in the country. From the 11th until the 19th century, Hanoi was the most important political heart of Vietnam. It served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954.
In 2010, Hanoi officially celebrated its 1000 years of establishment as a city. To mark this historic celebration, the Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural was created, which is about 4 kilometers long.
Hanoi has been the capital of Vietnam for about a thousand years, which means that it is considered the major center of the nation’s culture, human and economic development. When the capital city of the country was moved to another city in the Nguyen Dynasty (1802), the city continued to progress and furthered flourished with the French came.
The French built structures based on their preferences and French style structures. For that reason, you will find the architecture, aesthetics and Western style heritage being left behind by the French and some of which are still standing and visible today.
Being a city situated between the rivers, Hanoi is gifted with beautiful and scenic lakes. That’s why Hanoi is sometimes referred to a “city of lakes”. The most popular lakes are Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake and Bay Mau Lake.
Attractions & Tourism
The diverse and cultural influences in the city and its historical experiences are written or recorded through the places, landmarks, buildings, structures or through the museums. Below are some places and sites you can visit and learn Hanoi's memories and recent developments.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Tran Quoc - the brightest treasure of Hanoi and most historic pagoda built in the mid-6th century
Hoa Lo Prison - legacy of the Vietnam War where American POWs were tortured and interrogated
National Museum of Fine Arts - houses classical building with Asian details, contemporary arts, Buddhist sculptures, etc.
Temple of Literature - known as the Van Mieu to locals
Hanoi Presidential Palace - French art in the 19th century
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Vietnamese Women's Museum
One Pillar Pagoda, Army Museum, etc.
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