Guidebook Where to stay further afield

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Where to stay further afield

La Vie Vu Linh Ecolodge: “You’ll find yourself surrounded by the verdant countryside of Yen Bai province and immersed in Dao ethnic minority culture … stay here for a weekend getaway and you can get a real sense of the beauty and serenity of Thac Ba Lake, collect herbs and wild plants in the mountains, practice cooking Dao cuisine, and see local crafts … the lodge itself, which is made of earth, has a number of eco-friendly features.” (The Guide)

Dao Anh Khanh Studio Homestay: “Anh Khanh is wonderful, eccentric artist … he delights in shock value -- and prudish travellers will find some of his artwork and  garden decorations a challenge … guests at Anh Khanh’s are accommodated upstairs in the large traditional wooden house that is the centrepiece of Anh Khanh’s studio … it’s huge, it’s filled with Anh Khanh’s artwork … and it all looks over the vast 2500sqm grounds of Anh Khanh’s property.” (Rusty Compass)

Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake: “Sits alongside an 800-year old pagoda in a serene and beautiful setting, just 15 minutes from the centre of Hanoi … expect refined luxury everywhere, from the gorgeous toiletries and bedding in the rooms to the excellent restaurants and spa … many of the rooms have lake views, or upgrade to one of the overwater suites on the lake's island pavilions for utter indulgence.” (Insight Guides)

La Maison Hai Ly: “A scythe-shaped bend in a Red River tributary hides this exquisite 18th-century house … it is just 15 minutes from Hanoi's Old Quarter but a rural calm descends on La Maison Hai Ly and its garden of flourishing guava, banana and orchids… this hideaway for two combines an open-plan living room and kitchen facing the private garden.” (The Guardian)

Le Hong Thai Homestay: “Hanoi artist Le Hong Thai fashioned this rambling shabby-chic getaway on the foundations of an old stilted house in Long Bien district, in a mini bonsai garden in the yard behind his workshop … a central open fireplace dominates the huge open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen, all supported by an interior grove of ancient columns.” (The Guardian)

See You At Lilly’s: “The management and owner were super accommodating and the location is ideal … the vibe was relaxed, its atmosphere is welcoming and attracts a young crowd; solo, groups and couples will feel comfortable … the dorm rooms were about $5 USD per night and the private rooms were gorgeous and priced at $12 per night (great deal for couples!).” (Willful and Wild Hearted)

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