The Apricot Hotel is located just across from Hanoi's iconic Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel features two dining options, a rooftop pool and gym which offer stunning views of the city and lake.
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.
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Dark woods and rich, earthy colours 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.
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.
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.
Hanoi tour ideas
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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The Metropole has stood as a symbol of Hanoi since its establishment at the turn of the last century. The French colonial architecture makes this hotel one of the outstanding buildings in Hanoi, symbolizing the character, history and charm of Vietnam's capital city.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
We are pleased to be able to offer clients the opportunity during their stay in Hanoi to enjoy a short talk on one of a number of subjects relating to Vietnam, its history and its culture.
The tour is flexible and you choose any other sites that you may wish to visit by discussing the options with your guide. Attractions include the Fine Arts Museum, the Old Quarter and the Army Museum as well as the vast West Lake.
Set off on a street food tour of Hanoi's best culinary spots with a food blogger.
The museum of ethnology is a fascinating insight into the cultural diversity of Vietnam. It is a newly built, hands-on museum with displays of art and everyday objects from various tribes.
Experience this unique Vietnamese cultural show where hidden puppeteers depict rural scenes with animated and delightful wooden puppets which, in the darkened auditorium, seem to literally walk on water.