PAN PACIFIC HANOI OVERNIGHT RATE FROM $169 (DELUXE ROOM)
Refurbished last year and rebranded to Pan Pacific (formerly Sofitel Plaza Hanoi), the location of this 329room hotel is ideal if you wish to spend most of your time in the Old Quarter (and you should). Situated by the West Lake with views of the Red River, head to The Summit bar on level 20 and you’ll get a sense of the geography of Vietnam’s capital. Rooms are equipped with work desks, in-room entertainment, free Wi-Fi and drinking water. You’ll find the indoor swimming pool (with retractable roof), fitness centre and spa on level four. Cantonese eats are on the menu at Ming while Pacifica dishes up an international buffet. Buy macarons in pastel shades from The Pastry Corner and unwind with a nightcap in Song Hong Bar, both in the lobby.