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Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel and Spa

This stylish, newly-refurbished hotel is situated in the heart of Hanoi in the historic Old Quarter but within walking distance of the French Colonial district and Hoan Kiem Lake. Set in a grand, colonial-era villa, it has an intimate boutique feel with classically elegant decor with touches of local style in the carved woodwork, bamboo lamps and dark wood furniture. 

The lobby is tastefully decorated in traditional Vietnamese style and the 50 guest rooms and suites are stylish with a warm, modern feel and large windows providing a street view and lots of natural light. There's a spa, gym and movie room on site and plenty of common areas to relax in at the end of the day. 

The Red Bean Restaurant on the ground floor offers authentic Vietnamese food, with a creative menu that takes traditional dishes and gives them a modern twist. International options are also available as well as a good choice of beer, wine and cocktails. 

High importance is placed on good service and staff throughout the hotel make every effort to ensure guests are well looked after.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

Dark woods and rich, earthy colors give La Siesta's rooms a comfortable but elegant style. The carved woodwork and bamboo lamps add an element of local design, while air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a safe, desk and minibar ensure guests have all modern comforts. Fresh flowers and fruit greet you on arrival and the larger suites have a balcony with outdoor seating. The bathrooms are sleek and modern, most have showers, although Junior Club Suites and above have deep soaking baths.

Location

The hotel is situated in the heart of Hanoi's historic Old Quarter offering easy access to its atmospheric narrow streets, shops, restaurants, street vendors and bars. Hoan Kiem Lake is a five minute walk away and the French Colonial district, with its leafy streets and elegant architecture, about 15 minutes on foot.

Food and drink

The hotel's restaurant, Red Bean, is highly regarded for its creative modern Vietnamese menu. Dishes are finely crafted and carefully presented and are accompanied by a wide range of beer, wine and cocktail options. The menu also offers a good selection of Western dishes, vegetarian options and a choice of set menus. The decor is elegant with carved wooden screens, intricately tiled floors and subtle lighting. Breakfast consists of  Western and local choices along with a wide range of breads, pastries and fresh fruit.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has a small spa offering a wide range of treatments, a well-equipped gym and a movie room with 20 plush cinema-style seats and a large screen.

Our opinion

A smart, comfortable hotel in a good location north of Hoan Kiem Lake, La Siesta's tasteful decor and excellent restaurant make it a pleasant base from which to explore the city.

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