Affordable and modern, this boutique hotel sits near the historic Old Quarter, opposite the Gothic St Joseph’s Cathedral and a stone’s throw to the spectacular Hoan Kiem Lake. Stroll through the narrow city streets and discover the nearby Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, and the colourful Hang Gai Street lined with silk stores. Return for an authentic Vietnamese meal at the restaurant before retiring to a room or suite splashed with colourful Asian-inspired decor and featuring cosy bedding, timber furnishings and modern conveniences.
Why we recommend the Splendid Star Grand Hotel
- Affordable hotel in historic location
- Rooms with Asian-inspired decor
- Vietnamese dining and 24-hour room service
- Close to major sights and attractions
- Business centre and onsite travel bookings
Attractions near the Splendid Star Grand Hotel
Step inside Saint Joseph's Cathedral
Hanoi is a diverse city where Buddhist temples sit alongside Christian churches. The most striking example of the latter is Saint Joseph's Cathedral, built early in the French colonial period and completed in 1886. The Cathedral is known for mixing Western and Vietnamese styles, with its Neo-Gothic exterior being reminiscent of Paris cathedrals, and its interior furnishings and decor being typically Vietnamese.
Saint Joseph's Cathedral is a popular photo opportunity and during religious festivals such as Christmas and Easter it becomes a lively site of celebration. Mass is held several times throughout the day and respectful tourists are welcome to join.
Silk shopping on Hang Gai Street
Quality silk products can be bought at bargain prices with a trip to Hang Gai Street in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Home to the renowned Silk Alley, this is the place to discover an abundance of silk shops selling traditional Vietnamese and Western clothing. You can easily find your needs, whether you're looking for suits, dresses, pyjamas or fabric for your own creations.
You don't always need to worry about haggling, because some shops display fixed prices for silk quantities, so you can be confident you're getting a good deal. Many silk sellers are fluent in English and some premises are combined with cafes, so you can grab a coffee and use the Wi-Fi after picking out your favourite fabrics.