Somerset Grand Hanoi
Somerset Grand Hanoi comes with personalised services and extensive facilities and is centrally located to make your business travel, weekend retreat or extended stay convenient and enjoyable. You can stroll at your leisure to the many restaurants, entertainment areas and city attractions located...
Travel Dates: 11 October - 14 December 2020
Wrap your taste buds around the flavours of Vietnam
One of Vietnam's most-visited historical sites is in Hanoi: the Temple of Literature. It's the country's first university, built in 1076. For a grizzly historical insight, visit Hoa Lo Prison – the 'Hanoi Hilton' (as dubbed by American prisoners during the Vietnam War). Re-emerge into today's Hanoi: street hawkers, buzzing hordes of motorbikes, the slow rhythms of tai chi in the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake, all with a backdrop of pockets of French colonial architecture.
The French didn't only make an impression upon the buildings, of course, their influence has resulted in some fine bakeries – a prize for bread-lovers in Asia – and excellent food can be found in the street stalls. Hunting for bargains is popular too: silk, silver, embroidered goods are specialties. Like the accommodation here, you can get a lot for a little. The Old Quarter is chocked full of hotels, hostels, night markets and water puppets; it's also colonial heartland. So, whatever you think a holiday in Hanoi might be like, you can't be sure until you've seen this place for yourself. Come on over.