Also known as Thanh Long or the ‘city of the soaring dragon’, Hanoi is an ancient capital that vibrates with a rich fusion of eastern exoticism, Parisian grace, and the dynamic hubbub of modern Asia. The tangled streets of the Old Quarter are home to hundreds of hawkers on conical hats, while locals sip on café au lait and the smell of fresh baguettes wafts through the streets, harking back to the city’s French colonial past. Northwest of the city lies the misty mountain region of Sapa, a spectacular patchwork of cascading rice terraces and soaring peaks where traditional hill tribes live and trade, and sensational views reward hikers.
Explore enchanting Vietnam with today’s Groupon for the Hanoi Topaz Hotel:
• $183 for a three-night stay for two people ($373 value)
In a deluxe double or twin room with a full-day Hanoi city tour including lunch, one-way pickup from airport, welcome fruit and drinks, daily breakfast, one a-la-carte dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant, late 3pm checkout, and free internet and WiFi
• $408 for a five-night stay for two people ($658 value)
With two nights in a deluxe room for two at Hanoi Topaz Hotel, welcome fruit and drinks, daily breakfast, one a-la-carte dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant, late 3pm checkout, and free internet and WiFi
plus a three-night Sapa mountain trekking tour with return overnight train trip to Sapa in a four-berth carriage and one night at Sapa Boutique Hotel or similar, return transfers from hotel to train station, all meals during Sapa tour (except for last dinner).
Peeps who stay three nights enjoy an illuminating full-day city tour with a local guide, plus one-way pickup from the airport; while folk staying five nights spend two nights at Hanoi Topaz Hotel, two nights on return overnight train to and from Sapa and one night in the spectacular mountains of Sapa at a local hotel. The trekking tour includes a return train trip to Sapa in a four-berth sleeper cabin, one night at Sapa Boutique Hotel or similar, all meals during Sapa tour (except for last dinner), as well as return transfers from the hotel to the train station.
Hit the streets of the Old Town around the hotel to marvel at the 1000-year old market atmosphere, haggle over fabrics and trinkets, or simply sip on a café au lait and drink in the atmosphere. Head to Hoan Kiem Lake at dawn to witness the spectacle of synchronised t’ai chi en masse, while grandfathers play chess nearby; history buffs should definitely check out the quirky History Museum and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. The young and young at heart delight in Hanoi’s famed water puppets – ask the hotel for directions and tips.
Hanoi Topaz Hotel is close to plenty of shops, restaurants and street food stalls to make for a convenient stay. Hanoi airport is 45km out of town, with regular domestic flights to other Vietnamese cities. Not many international carriers fly direct to Hanoi, but with a change of aircraft in Bangkok or Hong Kong, it’s easy to get here from just about anywhere.
Very friendly, obliging & extremely helpful. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. Great location in the old quarter. Strongly recommended this hotel to all travellers come to Hanoi.
– Cristen G, TripAdvisor
The views from our room were just breathtaking, we really enjoyed our stay at Hanoi Topaz Hotel and the front desk staff was very friendly. Also the bathroom was spotless cleaned.
– Yee C, TripAdvisor