Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city is a well-known destination among tourists. Many Muslim travellers however are usually very sceptical about it since after all, it is the capital city of a non-Muslim country. Everyone, including Muslim travellers, should have a safe and fun experience travelling to Hanoi since it has adequate facilities for Muslim tourists. While the number of Muslims in Vietnam is quite low, roughly 0.1% of the country’s population, Vietnam can be credited with having a positive approach towards the creation of a tourism environment conducive for Muslim tourists. While relatively scarce, there are some eateries that serve good halal food as well as facilities specifically set up for prayer near famous tourist spots in Hanoi. Additionally, there are Muslim friendly hotels in Hanoi which you will get to discover below.
Located close to the famous Hoan Kiem Lake, is the Muslim friendly hotel, Hanoi Rendezvous. Only 55 minutes away from the Noi Bai International Airport, the hotel is located in Hanoi Old’s Quarter. You can request for a shuttle by calling the hotel if necessary. Each of the hotel’s rooms come equipped with fantastic facilities such as: private bathrooms with hot shower, DVD players and air conditioning units. Other amenities provided include express laundry services, a tour desk, free Wi-Fi and a rich variety of Western and Vietnamese dishes as well as a halal menu for Muslim visitors. You can visit the nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, which is among the areas key attractions, with beautiful gardens and big trees surrounding it.
You can also stay at silk Queen hotel in Hang Gai, to make the most of your visit. This should be an obvious option if you seek a comfortable stay within the city, infused with modern Vietnamese architecture. The hotel offers much more than the basic amenities such as room furnishing, free Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms, since you also get to enjoy a business centre, fitness centre and free to use pool tables. The hotel offers halal meals to Muslim guests and also accepts special requests from them.
You can stay at the Sunway hotel Hanoi, to enjoy a halal yet classy tour. This hotel is a great example of classic French architecture infused with modern minimalist designs. This four-star hotel is equipped with hundred and 43 rooms each with amazing facilities such as water heaters and electric deposit boxes, not to mention the money exchange facility, sauna and 24-hour fitness centre all within the hotel complex. Allante is the restaurant’s hotel and is quite famous for the good halal food it serves.