Hi, Are there any hotels that are totally smoke free as opposed to just having non smoking in rooms?
Not that I'm aware of..
Not so's you'd notice, though.
If you want 100% smoke free, you'd probably be better going for an AirBnB. So many people smoke in Asia that smoke free hotels haven't caught on. I'm sure there's a market, but they'd be competing against hotels with smoke free rooms and a larger target market.
Smoke free rooms in the better hotels are usually pretty good and the public areas are usually large enough and well enough air conditioned to be fine. At the lower end, I often get the feeling that when you reserve a smoke free room they just get housekeeping to hide the ashtray.
All that said, you'll still be hit by traffic fumes as soon as you hit the street :-/
Do a web search for 'non-smoking hotels in Hanoi'
and see what you come up with.
I can't recall smoking in any hotels in Hoàn Kiếm district and often choose hotels with a balcony so I can smoke without going outside of the building.
Prior to COVID, Hanoi has a staggering number of hotels many of which catered specifically to foreign tourists. Even today, a quick search on booking.com shows over 1000.
If in doubt, send an email to the hotel to confirm.
Take care 😊
Thank you to all who replied, much appreciated.
From research done, seems to be a smoking culture so may not be best destination for us at the moment health wise. I have e mailed couple of high end hotels, with varying results. We visit Singapore quite a lot, no issues there but apparently only around 12% of population smoke (and people seem to adhere to the no smoking rules) but circa 40% in Vietnam....but apparently going down!