Apricot Hotel

Apricot Hotel • Hanoi, Vietnam

JW Signature Hotel

Although not the Sofitel Metropole, this hotel provides a level of sophistication and space that can be hard to find in the Old Quarter. This lovely 4-star option has some of the best views in the city, as it is located right on the lake. Be sure to visit the rooftop pool to take in the views and relax after a busy day in Hanoi and we recommend booking an exterior room as they are elegant and offer great views (the interior rooms do not have windows). This hotel prides itself on its art collection and is decorated with original paintings and sculptures by local artists. Suites add living rooms, dining areas and kitchenettes; upgraded suites have private gardens. There are 2 restaurants, a tea lounge, a spa and a gym.

Website: Apricot Hotel

Rating: Socks Off Ratings Guide

Upside: Great location overlooking the lake and good value for money

Downside: Some of the rooms do not have windows to the outside

Insider Tip: Make sure to go to the gym which boasts the best view of Hoan Kiem Lake and check out the art in the lobby. This hotel is a collector of modern Vietnamese art.