As the newest addition to the Hanoi Elegance chain, this boutique hotel is truly a diamond in the (Old Quarter) rough. The 12-story property is the tallest building in the area, offering spectacular river-and-city views from top-level rooms. Fusing Asian and contemporary designs, each room has hardwood floors, velvet stamped curtains, and thick white duvets with red pillows and throw blankets. Rooms have personal laptops, free Wi-Fi, and many are centered with sleek, freestanding
walls mounted with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Only family rooms have bathtubs, while all others have showers and floors made of river stones. The slightly larger executive suites are a bargain. The best views are had from the 12th floor Terrace Bar, where a decent breakfast is served nearby.