If you are fond of hotels where you can sip your cocktail at a rooftop bar, then Hanoi seems like a great destination to add to your list. In a recent ranking compiled by Tripadvisor, four hotels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter were named among the world's 25 best rooftops, with one of them taking the first place.
The U.S. travel website announced the listing as part of its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards, which are based on millions of opinions shared by travellers from all around the world. To determine the winners, Tripadvisor uses an algorithm which analyses its extensive database of user reviews and ratings.
Hanoi La Siesta Diamond Hotel & Spa on Lo Su Street topped the entire rooftop hotel list. A short walk from the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake, the hotel has 34 luxury rooms but its highlight for most guests is the Sky Bar perched on the rooftop. According to one Tripadvisor user, the bar offers “stunning views over the lake and the Old Quarter, live music and really good drinks.”
La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel & Spa on Hang Dau Street clocked in third in the ranking. Two minutes from Hoan Kiem Lake and a 10-minute walk from St. Joseph's Cathedral, the hotel thrills its visitors with 360-degree views over the Old Quarter from its Terraço Sky Bar. “The most stunning hotel I have ever seen with the most exceptional sky bar,” a Tripadvisor reader raves.
Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa on Duong Thanh Street was ranked sixth. A five-star boutique property, the hotel has a bar on the rooftop as well as an impressive infinity pool, allowing its guests to take in the views of Hanoi as they take a dip. "Lovely new hotel with a perfect location,” one user says. “The interior is beautiful, just like the rooftop bar and pool."
Finally, JM Marvel Hotel & Spa on Hang Da Street came in eighth on the list. The hotel comes with 45 luxury rooms, a romantic ambience as well as a bar and coffee shop on its panoramic rooftop. "Lovely rooftop bar where you can enjoy a quiet drink away from the hustle and bustle of this crazy but fantastic city," as one Tripadvisor reader puts it.