For someone visiting Hanoi for the first time with the Old Quarter as the center of the itinerary, Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy is a good place to stay at.
The hotel is on a quieter street that’s a five minute walk to the busier streets. It’s walking distance to everything in the Old Quarter you want to look at — including the area where the train passes by.
I booked the Deluxe Room (without window) and it was averaging SGD 30/night which I felt was a steal to stay in a prime location. However, when I got to the hotel, they gave me a room with windows on the top floor. The only gripe was that it was twin beds not a queen. It also came with a welcome note.
The room was clean and the bathroom and shower are separate from each other. The room comes with all the basic necessities of most hotels.
The hotel has a restaurant on the 8th floor but it’s due to reopen only in July 2022 according to the staff I spoke with. There’s also a bar in the basement level called “The Den” but it’s also closed. Hearing that these will open again soon should be good news for the hotel and a sign of Vietnam welcoming tourists again.
Staff were great and very kind. Anne also gave me her number and suggested I reach out to her directly to get the best hotel rates. I noticed that two rooms can be combined to form one larger room so I think this is ideal when I bring the parents to Hanoi sometime in the near future.
Overall, it was a great stay at Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy. This was a no-frills place to stay and did not come with breakfast. But who needs to have breakfast at the hotel when you can just step outside and grab a banh mi at a nearby street. There’s a wonderful coffee shop right next to Trendy called Tranquil Cafe — and there eateries and drinking spots all within five to ten minutes walk.
Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy is at 12 Nguyen Quang Bich Street in Hanoi, Vietnam. I stayed at this hotel in June 2022.