JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi 2018-05-21T06:03:23+00:00

JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi

Located in Hanoi’s central business district, the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi offers modern and contemporary luxury to business and leisure guests alike. With 450 rooms and suites, it’s the premier option for events, meetings and conferences.

If you want affordable 5 star luxury on the outskirts of Hanoi, with a chance to enjoy the historic old town (which is only a short taxi ride away), then check in to the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. Oh and it’s super vegan friendly too!

Our Deluxe room had everything you would expect from JW Marriott and was the perfect place to escape to after a busy day sight seeing and eating vegan food across Hanoi!

external view of JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
Deluxe Room at the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi

The Vegan Food

Being Marriott Gold members we had access to the club lounge where we could enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. The staff were very helpful in arranging vegan food for us when we visited and we were able to advantage of the relaxed surroundings to enjoy a glass of wine and catch up with some work.

We arrived for check in during afternoon tea service. We’re sure that the staff would have made something vegan for us but we got distracted by the fruit buffet and opted for some freshly prepared passion fruit and mango instead. Just too hard to resist.

In the evening there was a huge spread to choose from and we were brought several extra vegan dishes too. We ate light fresh tofu spring rolls, pumpkin soup and a fresh mixed salad alongside tortilla wraps heaped with roasted pumpkins and courgettes, whole roasted garlic bulbs, guacamole and salsa. There was a huge bread selection too including giant salted soft pretzels.

executive lounge at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
iger Beer with beetroot and sweet potato chips
Fresh spring rolls with tofu and rice noodlesFresh spring rolls with tofu and rice noodles
Flour tortilla wraps with roasted veg, guacamole and tomato salsa

We took breakfast in JW Cafe and we really were spoilt for choice in this bright and spacious all day dining restaurant.

There was a wide and varied choice of vegan options including fresh fruit, salads, sushi, lentil and chickpea filled curries making it a truly international breakfast; add to this, fresh breads, bagels, jams, juices and coffee which were all served with a smile.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely and indulgent start to the day.

Colourful and vibrant tropical fruit plate
nutritious salad with nuts and sundried tomatoes
Indian food selection at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
egan sushi rolls with assorted pickles

Crystal Jade Palace is the JW Marriott’s modern Chinese restaurant, serving authentic Cantonese food. They offer a vegetarian set menu, which after a few changes was easily adapted making it 100% vegan. It opens daily for lunch and dinner and diners can enjoy views over the lake during their meal; it really is a very pretty spot.

We started with a chilled bitter gourd salad in plum sauce, a super healthy Asian classic that is often a little unusual for the western palate. The sweetness and sourness of the plum sauce balanced out the bitter flavours a little making it much more edible for our tender British tastes.

Our starter was followed by ‘Beancurd Bites’, the homemade tofu was so firm and fresh and even though it had been deep fried there was no sense of it being oily, it was a real pleasure to eat and disappeared in the blink of a vegan eye.

Next a classic double boiled soup arrived. A sweet, mushroom flavoured clear hot broth full of umami flavour. Soft Chinese cabbage, spongy tubes of bamboo pith, meaty succulent Chinese mushrooms all floating around in the delicious soup. It was rich but light, smooth and mellow but full of flavour. Nothing but soothing goodness in a bowl. Cooking soup in this way (using a double boiling pot) not only locks in flavour but it does the most amazing things to the vegetables, making them soft and tender and truly exquisite.

Chilled Bitter Gourd with Plum Sauce
Beancurd Bites With Salt & Pepper
Double Boiled Bamboo Pith, Mushroom & Dried Vegetable Soup

Crystal Jade Palace is the JW Marriott’s modern Chinese restaurant, serving authentic Cantonese food. They offer a vegetarian set menu, which after a few changes was easily adapted making it 100% vegan. It opens daily for lunch and dinner and diners can enjoy views over the lake during their meal; it really is a very pretty spot.

We started with a chilled bitter gourd salad in plum sauce, a super healthy Asian classic that is often a little unusual for the western palate. The sweetness and sourness of the plum sauce balanced out the bitter flavours a little making it much more edible for our tender British tastes.

Our starter was followed by ‘Beancurd Bites’, the homemade tofu was so firm and fresh and even though it had been deep fried there was no sense of it being oily, it was a real pleasure to eat and disappeared in the blink of a vegan eye.

Next a classic double boiled soup arrived. A sweet, mushroom flavoured clear hot broth full of umami flavour. Soft Chinese cabbage, spongy tubes of bamboo pith, meaty succulent Chinese mushrooms all floating around in the delicious soup. It was rich but light, smooth and mellow but full of flavour. Nothing but soothing goodness in a bowl. Cooking soup in this way (using a double boiling pot) not only locks in flavour but it does the most amazing things to the vegetables, making them soft and tender and truly exquisite.

Broccoli Sauteed With Minced Garlic
Braised Homemade Beancurd With Assorted Vegetable
Fresh Mango Cream With Sago & Pomelo

The Vegan Essentials

There was an option to select foam pillows instead of feathers- just call through to housekeeping to get them changed. Bathroom amenities were provided by Aromatherapy Associates but we were unable to ascertain whether these are free from animal derived ingredients.

The spa and pool area is a must visit and a real highlight of this hotel, the pool offers far reaching 360 degree views accorss the Hanoi skyline from the floor to ceiling windows, perfect for swimming laps or a sweet spot to relax in one of the comfortbale loungers. The changing rooms had huge spa pools, state of the art steam sauna and shower experiences were also a real treat.

Stunning swimming indoor pool at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
Gym with a view at JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi

The Vegan Food Quest Verdict

Check in to JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi to enjoy a modern luxury hotel which is more than able to look after vegan guests. You can expect a staff team who will go above and beyond to make sure your stay is memorable.

If your choice of room or Marriott Reward status allows you access to the Executive Lounge you are in for a treat, with a selection of food including multiple vegan options, and friendly staff who are happy to adapt non vegan options or prepare something especially for you.

Don’t forget to check out the pool which offers incredible views and to treat yourself to a Cantonese vegan fine dining experience at Crystal Jade Palace.

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JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
8 Do Duc Duc
Me Tri
South Tu Liem
Hanoi

Telephone: +84 24 3833 5588
Cost From: £100 / $130 per night (Sept 2017)