Surround yourself with art at the Apricot Hotel in Vietnam
Celebrating Vietnamese art, culture, and heritage, Apricot Hotel rises majestically a stone’s throw away from one of Hanoi’s subtle beauties, the Hoan Kiem Lake, where the Turtle Tower steeped in legend floats untroubled on its own island. Neoclassical in its design, the art hotel blends into its elegant architecture a wealth of paintings, sketches, sculptures and other original Vietnamese artworks which are spread throughout its rooms and lobbies. Grand but at the same time intimate, Apricot Hotel can be the perfect destination for discovering the capital of Vietnam as well as for making forays deeper into the country.
Lake and City Views
Apricot Hotel’s 123 rooms offer high-end amenities for all tastes. Canvas City and Canvas Lake rooms are effortlessly elegant and come with beautiful city and lake views, while the 56 m2 Studios offer the essential amenities of a premium studio apartment, including dining room and kitchenette. For a truly spectacular lake view, as well as for some of the hotel’s finest sculptures and artworks and your own private coffee machine, you can choose Gallery rooms. Some galleries rooms also come with private gardens, so make sure you ask for one. Little bonuses that count include premium imported bath and body lotions and a selection of fine pillows.
Discover L’Artiste & A’telier
While Hanoi is home to many thought-provoking gourmet restaurants, you don’t have to leave the hotel to enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine. L’Artiste, the hotel’s on premise restaurant, provides a rich and startling dining experience. The open-style kitchen and elegant décor create a relaxing ambiance that is in keeping with the style and tempo set by the rest of the hotel.
Complementing the restaurant is the A’telier teahouse, where you can discover a unique collection of first class teas, as well as the 9th floor Library, a lounge space where you can enjoy a fine selection of paintings, discover literary works, and admire the Hoan Kiem Lake and the downtown surrounding it.
For the best view Apricot Hotel has to offer, you have to take the elevator to the rooftop pool. From there you can savour the charms of the lake and watch the city lights in the distance with a cocktail in your hand, easily ordered from the chic rooftop bar. Airy, spacious, and refreshing, the hotel’s rooftop terrace and pool provide a convenient relaxation space to which you can retreat after each new incursion into the city or in between longer trips into the country. In addition to the pool, you may also find relaxation in the hotel’s own fitness centre with its swiping view of the city, or at the Spa l’Art, which promises to take you on a sensual and stimulating journey of the senses.
Elegant, refined, and permeated by art in many different forms, Apricot Hotel offers an original glimpse into the cultural heritage of Vietnam. Couple that with the stunning view over the lake that many of its more expensive rooms provide, and this distinctive and polished hotel shines as one of Hanoi’s most engaging high-end retreats.