Nestled on the edge of the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Ha Noi, this premium boutique hotel oﬀers a unique sense of sophisticated local art and culture combining the luxury touches and comforts of home that only Apricot can deliver. Apricot Hotel oﬀers an experience that simply surpasses expectations by focusing on personalized services provided through our extensive facilities.
This is a delightful boutique hotel, with the emphasis on personalized style and attention. French Colonial design and interior, with grand sweeping staircases and chandeliers. Vietnamese art is displayed throughout the property.
Of the 123 rooms, there are six different categories to opt for, from elfin boxes with courtyard views, to studio apartments with living rooms and kitchenettes, to the large Masterpiece suites overlooking the lake. All are similarly decorated with an odd mixture of fresh white walls, frumpy furniture, tasseled cushions, contemporary Vietnamese art and peculiar faux-antique telephones and trinkets. That said, the rooms are new-penny clean, the beds are good quality and the showers vigorous, so you’ll certainly feel comfortable if you can look past the offbeat interior design.
You have a choice of compact Sketch Rooms, larger Canvas and Gallery Rooms, and Studio Rooms with integrated living space. All combine the French and Vietnamese style of the property, with a nice sense of history and contemporary comfort.
The Apricot has a peach of a location in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Directly in front is Hoan Kiem Lake, a popular leisure spot where you’ll find couples canoodling on the banks and pensioners practicing tai chi in the shade of willow trees. The streets behind are packed with shops selling elegant lacquerwares, hand-crafted ornaments, top tailoring and souvenirs – bargains galore.
FOOD & DRINK
French executive chef Hugo Barberis has worked in Vietnam for 12 years and brings this local experience to bear on the mezzanine L’Artiste with its open kitchen. Feeling like to eat out? There are no less than athousand places to have excellent Vietnamese street food in the Old Quarter nearby.
- The rooftop swimming pool has a great view of the famous Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. It is big enough to avoid crowds.
- Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials.
- The hotel itself is an art gallery with more than 600 artworks being displayed all over the hotel.