Silk Path Hotel, Hanoi

First published December 2016 | Words and photos by Vietnam Coracle

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Crisp and clean, stylish and comfortable, Silk Path Hotel is yet another good mid-range option for visitors to the capital. Unlike many of the hotels that jostle for space on the edge of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Silk Path Hotel has an air of permanence about: It feels sturdy and well-made, as if it’s built to last; not just to cash-in on Hanoi’s tourism boom in the short-term. I stayed a few nights here at the end of a long road trip on the Ho Chi Minh Road, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Below is my review of Silk Path Hotel: prices range from $70-$120 per night. You can check rates & book rooms directly from this page HERE or use the search boxes. Any bookings made from this page will help to support this website (see below for details).

*Please support Vietnam Coracle: I never write a review for money: all my content is free & my reviews are independent. You can support the work I do by booking your hotels via the Agoda links & search boxes on my site, like the ones on this page. If you make a booking, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you). Any money I make goes straight back into this site. Thank you.

Silk Path Hotel, HanoiThe Silk Path Hotel is a good quality, mid-range place to stay in Vietnam’s capital city

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REVIEW: SILK PATH HOTEL, HANOI


Address: 195-199 Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi [MAP]

Price: $70-$120 | Phone: (+84) 4 3266 5555 | Website: www.silkpathhotel.com

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Located on the bustling and boutique-lined Hang Bong Street, the Silk Path Hotel rises several storeys above the surrounding townhouses. Like many mid-range hotels in large Vietnamese cities, the exterior, entrance, and lobby are decked out in marble (or is it faux-marble?), decorated with columns, and adorned with chandeliers. It’s a squeaky-clean introduction, if a bit sterile and business-like. Staff at the concierge are polite and efficient. A fancy glass elevator whisks guests up to their rooms, with views over the city from the elevator shaft.

Silk Path Hotel, HanoiRising over its neighbours, Silk Path Hotel is a narrow, multi-storey building in central Hanoi

All rooms are smartly and comfortably furnished, with lots of soft surfaces which help to keep the rooms quiet and cosy. Stylistically, there’s an emphasis on line: from the carpets to the headboards, from the lamps to the tables and chairs; there are right angles everywhere you look. I like this: it makes the rooms feel ordered, crisp, and modern. Beds are large and comfortable, and all rooms feature good bathrooms with powerful showers and a bathtub.

Silk Path Hotel, HanoiComfortable, modern & spacious rooms offer respite from the heat, noise & general buzz of Hanoi

The cheaper rooms have no view, so it’s always worth paying the extra $10 or so to upgrade to a room with a window or, in some cases, a balcony. Personally, when I’m staying in a mid or high-end hotel in a big, busy city such as Hanoi, I love having a balcony: it’s a great way to better understand your physical position within the city, and also to get some relief from the (endearing but tiring) throb and chaos of the streets.

Disappointingly, most of the published rates at the Silk Path Hotel do not include breakfast. However, when you check-in you’re given the option of a breakfast coupon for around $10 per night. Although I would expect breakfast to be included in a hotel in this price category, it’s worth paying the extra for at least one day, because the quality and variety of food available in the mornings here is very good. There’s a bar, cafe and restaurant on the ground floor which serve good quality food (Asian and Western dishes) and drinks throughout the day. The small but well-equipped gym is on the 10th floor with panoramic views of the city.

Silk Path Hotel, HanoiBeds are large & decor is tasteful & stylish; try to get a room with a balcony, or at least a window

The hotel fronts Hang Bong Street, which is a pretty manic thoroughfare. But a five minute walk east of the hotel takes you to the chic and relatively tranquil neighbourhood around St Joseph’s Cathedral. Wander a couple more minutes further east and you’ll be standing on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi’s heart and soul for locals and tourists alike. As an antidote to the hugely touristy streets of the Old Quarter (10 minutes northeast of the hotel), consider taking a stroll along the streets fanning out north of Silk Path instead. Here you’ll find a classic Hanoi mix of old and new, traditional and modern: crumbling Chinese and French shophouses next to brand new fashion boutiques; simple street food stalls next to flash restaurants.

Old buildings in Hanoi, VietnamThe back-streets near Silk Path are a classic Hanoi mix of crumbling old houses & modern shopfronts

Silk Path is good, solid mid-range value: it’s more luxurious than the Hanoi Impressive (another of my favourite hotels in the capital) and this is reflected in the higher rates. Although it would be a good idea to add a rooftop bar and plunge pool, like the Silverland Jolie and Edenstar hotels in Saigon, I was very happy and relaxed during my stay here. Prices range from $70-$120 per night. You can check rates & book rooms directly from this page HERE or use the search box below. Any bookings made from this page will help to support this website (see below for details).

*Please support Vietnam Coracle: I never write a review for money: all my content is free & my reviews are independent. You can support the work I do by booking your hotels via the Agoda links & search boxes on my site, like the ones on this page. If you make a booking, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you). Any money I make goes straight back into this site. Thank you.

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Silk Path Hotel, HanoiSilk Path is a solid choice for those on an upper mid-range budget: rates start at $70: you can book HERE

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2 Responses to Silk Path Hotel, Hanoi

  1. peter says:

    Hallo Brian
    getting emails off to the family for xmas and new year i think i overlooked wishing you and the Coracle a mwerry xmas and a happy new year…so here it is now….all the best for 2017 and keep up the good work

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