Which are the best luxury hotels and resorts with executive club lounges in Hanoi, Vietnam? We have already reviewed the best luxury hotels in Vietnam. Unfortunately, most luxury hotels do not have executive club lounges or concierge floors with rooms offering complimentary food and drink. But there are some exceptional hotels that do offer club lounges in Vietnam.
It is worth picking your luxury hotel accordingly, so that you can benefit from all the free food and drink offered up in the lounge, as well as the luxurious rooms, setting and service offered by these wonderful hotels.
Vietnam remains relatively undiscovered when compared to the more mainstream Asian tourist destinations such as Phuket in Thailand. As a result, this wonderful country still has many unspoilt corners to explore and it is one of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating countries.
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Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
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- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi beautifully combines French art de Vivre with elegant Vietnamese touches. Located just steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter, this wonderful hotel envelopes guests in colonial opulence of another era.
The location is perfect, the decor and ambience is very special, and it has a club lounge. This has got to be the best luxury hotel in Hanoi with an executive club lounge! The heritage is evident throughout, with stately corridors and daily tours of Metropole’s Path of History and the bomb shelter offered by historians exclusively for guests staying at the hotel.
The hotel features 364 rooms and suites and excellent meeting and events facilities. The SoFIT by Sofitel gym, situated in the hotel’s inner garden, has been completely redesigned to become a prominent luxury fitness centre in Hanoi. The spacious 400 sqm Le Spa du Metropole is a calming sanctuary overlooking the charming garden, courtyard and pool, featuring private massage areas, thematic spa suites for couples, manicure and pedicure booth, and a humid zone with steam bath.
Sofitel Legend Metropole’s Club Lounge is on the seventh floor of the Opera Wing. It offers breakfast, afternoon tea from and a Happy Hour with champagne and amazing cocktails are included in the Happy Hour service. The food is delivered via a buffet and is good and the lounge is elegant and well worth upgrading your room to enjoy.
2. Pan Pacific Hanoi
Enjoy the best views of West Lake at Pan Pacific Hanoi which offers an oasis of calm in a bustling city.
The hotel is centrally located in Hanoi, within a 5-minute drive of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The hotel is also a 15-minute walk from The Sheraton Hanoi and the Intercontinental Hanoi West Lake. the problem with this hotel is that it is located too far from the old quarter. It is a long taxi ride from most places of interest and tourist sites.
The hotel is modern and grand with lots of marble. 270 rooms and suites have superb views. Pacific Club Rooms have access to the 17th floor Pacific Club lounge with beautiful views of the West Lake.
Lounge access includes:
Welcome drink upon arrival
Non-alcoholic beverages provided throughout the day
Breakfast between 6.30am and 10.30am
Afternoon tea from 3.30pm to 5pm
Complimentary use of the lounge’s printer and work station
Complimentary use of the Pacific Club Boardroom for one hour per day and 50% savings for any additional hours
Complimentary pressing of one suit and one shirt upon arrival
Complimentary laundry service for up to two pieces of clothing daily.
The lounge is smart with complimentary magazines, buffet breakfast in the mornings, including hot egg dishes to order.
There is also a really cool rooftop bar with outside and inside areas as well as some other eateries.
3. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi offers luxury and indulgence in Hanoi and yet is only a Rewards Category 4 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Located in Hanoi’s new Central Business District, adjacent to the National Convention Center, JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi is a modern hotel. The only disadvantage of this hotel is that if you are a tourist, the location is out of the way, around a 45-minute taxi to the old part of Hanoi. While the taxis here are cheap, maybe $10 each way, the fact that you can’t walk to many of the tourist areas is a pain.
On the bright side, this JW is glam. Luxury rooms and spacious suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Vietnam’s capital city or of the lake. There is an excellent spa or you can go for a swim in the indoor pool, or exercise in the 24-hour fitness center. Dine at renowned restaurants within the hotel or enjoy an evening of live Jazz at their club.
The executive club lounge here is excellent with great food and excellent service, it is comparable to Ritz-Carlton club lounges within America and the setting and food and drink is impressive. Located on the 6th floor and with those lovely floor-to-ceiling windows, this lounge is big with loads of seating.
In the morning, the breakfast has a large selection of cold and hot items plus you can order hot items from the menu, such as eggs any style, sausages and bacon, hash browns and grilled tomatoes etc.
Hot food in the evening must be ordered from a menu and the evening menu includes items like Tapas with prawns, beef and chicken. The evening buffet includes items like sushi; sun-dried tomatoes, dried fruit, cheese and cakes. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are also available in the evening from an open bar and include beer wine and spirits with a good selection.
4. Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
Located on the edge of Hanoi’s West Lake, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is just a quick drive to the bustling downtown of Hanoi City. In fact, you can walk to the Old City area but it will take you around an hour and as there is nothing much in the immediate vicinity, the location of this hotel is not ideal, much like the JW Marriott. Within Hanoi, you can explore the nearby Old Quarter, home to Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House and go shopping.
The graceful decor in Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is inspired by Vietnamese and French colonial décor with high ceilings and an orange and peach color palette. However, not being an original colonial building, this Sheraton lacks the historic significance enjoyed by hotels like the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
Highlights of this 5-star hotel include cocktails in the courtyard, fine dining in one of their four excellent restaurants or taking it easy in the Relaxation Centre with an adjacent outdoor pool and Lakeside Garden.
99 spacious hotel rooms, including 16 suites, with brilliant West Lake views and, of course, the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. Inspired by Vietnamese and French colonial décor and designed with soaring ceilings, each room infuses your stay with Hanoi City’s culture and grace.
There is a decent club lounge on a high floor in this Sheraton that offers a continental breakfast with an egg station, evening canapes and soft and alcoholic drinks, spirits, wine and beer.
Marriott Bonvoy Platinum guests get a free upgrade to a club room and can choose to take their breakfast in the lounge or in the buffet.
5. Intercontinental Hanoi West Lake
Intercontinental Hanoi West Lake is a five-star hotel located right on the shores of West Lake. With 318 Guestrooms and Suites, room types include Executive Rooms, Classic Rooms and Suites.
The endlessly beautiful West Lake is one of Hanoi’s most iconic features peacefully placed away from the bustling centre, which means it is not within walking distance of the old town, disappointingly. Blending Vietnamese grace with understated service and In-the-Know knowledge turns a visit to the City of Peace into an unforgettable experience.
All room types have lake views, individually controlled air conditioning, plush and comfortable en-suite bathrooms with lots of amenities.
Guests booking a Club Room or Suite have access to the Club Lounge with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés. Club InterContinental Hanoi is very good and gets excellent reviews with hot and cold breakfast options and plenty of alcoholic drinks and canapes in the evening.
While this hotel and club lounge is excellent, its location away from the old city, like many of the hotels in Hanoi, makes it inconvenient for leisure travellers.
6. Hilton Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi Opera House is located in an iconic building just steps away from Hanoi’s stylish French Quarter.
The hotel is a short walk from a number of excellent local restaurants and also a short stroll from the iconic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, and maybe 15 minutes from the old quarter.
Hilton Hanoi Opera hotel is next to the Hanoi Opera House, within a short walk of Hanoi’s central business district, Vietnam National Museum of History, Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter.
Guest rooms are described as locally-styled but reports suggest they are looking a little dated and smell musty. There is a Vietnamese restaurant Ba Mie, although you may prefer to try one of the local restaurants, and there’s an outdoor pool in the hotel too.
For a little extra, upgrade to an executive room for complimentary access to the Executive Lounge or a spacious suite with a separate living room, magnificent city view and executive benefits. The Executive club lounge is good but the breakfast in the restaurant is much better than the selection in the lounge. There is hot food, made to order eggs, omelettes and so forth.
If you are looking to do the usual tourist activities then the Hilton is a better pick in terms of location, than the JW Marriott or the Sheraton above as you are in the middle of the action, but the musty rooms may put you off.
There are other beautiful Marriott Bonvoy hotels across Vietnam. The best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Vietnam include JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Sheraton Grand Danang Resort but these properties do not have executive club lounges. Sheraton Phu Quoc Resort will soon be open and may or may not offer an executive club lounge.
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