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Seasoned visitors to Hanoi know that there are hidden gems aplenty among the local hotel brands. Find the right one, and you’ll be rewarded with great, friendly, luxury stays at amazingly good value. La Siesta, a local boutique hotel brand, is one such, with a total of eight properties across the city. Its latest addition is The Hanoi La Siesta Central & Spa, a tastefully appointed 27-room boutique hotel with the enviable location beside Hoan Kiem Lake in the Old Quarter.
In fact, 19 of its rooms boast views of the lake—a rare commodity there. “Every visitor who comes to Hanoi visits Hoan Kiem lake,” says general manager Chu Van Binh. “But it’s a rarity for them to actually see it from their hotel room.” The Junior Suite Lake View and the Premium La Siesta Suite Balcony suites offer the most beautiful views.
Inside, the hotel’s dark wood panelling, tasteful furnishings, and black and white artworks give a classic feel. Guests indulge in international standard amenities like walk-in rainforest shower, its own in-house La Siesta Spa, which offer treatments mostly based on traditional Vietnamese healing methods, the rooftop Red Bean restaurant serving international and Vietnamese cuisine, and its most enticing Twilight Sky bar where you can sip on cocktails and spirits and watch the sun set over the lake and the
Old Quarter rooftops. Prices are incredibly affordable from US$85. elegancehospitality.com