Top of Hanoi: Getting comfy with a blanket at a rooftop bar

Rooftop bar in Hanoi, Love? Of course! 


“Can we have a blanket, please?” Chris spoke to the staff.

“For how many, sir?” the staff asked.

“For two, please.”


“Blanket? Did you just say blanket?” I said to Chris.

He just smiled at me.

“Yeah, why not?”



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That was awesome! I didn’t know that Lotte Rooftop Bar provided customers with blankets. I thought Chris was kidding, but the staff came back with two fluffy red blankets. 


It makes sense. Chilly air blows on the rooftop. We were freezing.


Here’s what to wear 

Sporting a proper or a classy attire would always be the best option, as the place is chic. But you should also consider wearing a jacket or coat. Dress code is implemented. No shorts, sleeveless top, or slippers for men and for women. Other than those, wear whatever you’re most comfortable with. 

It’s autumn in Hanoi in August, so wearing something that can provide warmth is a wonderful idea. 


Where is this? 

Perched on the rooftop (65th floor) of Lotte Hotel, Top of Hanoi offers an amazing panoramic view of the city. 

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What’s on the menu?

We planned to eat at our favorite restaurant after the rooftop bar, so Chris and I just ordered piña colada (for me) and Mai Tai (for him) along with a complimentary small plate of peanuts. Top of Hanoi also offers some great and sumptuous dining options if you feel like grabbing a meal. Price starts at $10 (you may also check their website, Top of Hanoi, to know more). 

Top of Hanoi - A rooftop bar that provides a free blanket

Price range: $10 and above  ( you may also check their official website Top of Hanoi to know more)


The View 


If you’re a fan of rooftop bars as we are, it’s likely that you’ve been to or are planning to visit Top of Hanoi.  


Why we love it?

You can unwind while enjoying an amazing view of Hanoi. Plus, the blanket is an added feature that will surely give you a unique experience. Being all wrapped up while indulging in your favorite drink is something you shouldn’t miss out on when you visit Hanoi, 


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On a personal note,

Chris and I love traveling and one of our travel goals is to go to every rooftop bar in each city we visit. Perfectly, it’s one of the unbeatable experiences we’ve ever had by far! How adorable is that? 


Have you been here? How was your experience?


Disclaimer: This is not sponsored post; just an honest review.

Born, raised, and forever loyal to the Philippines. Catherine is a teacher and a BA in Mass Communication graduate who loves anything child-friendly. She loves writing in her diary every day and is in love with beaches, books, Safari, and Tokyo. Her ultimate dream destinations are Madagascar, Mongolia, and Hawaii. Check out her van camping adventures in Europe at


  • Marge Gavan

    Ibang level, nagpoprovide ng kumot haha… If you love rooftop bars then you should go to IM Hotel in Makati. It has the best rooftop bar in the metro and it’s big. The view is the city cannot be beat. I havent been to Hanoi and I am not really that eager to go back to Vietnam but when I do, maybe I’ll check out Lotte too.

  • LaiAriel Samangka

    Wow, this is truly awesome. I like the idea of providing fluffy blanket to their customers, which is very rare and unique. Yes, probably because on top of the rooftop can be really that cold. I haven’t been to Hanoi, and will surely going to visit this place if I get the chance soon. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  • Katherine Beveridge

    This bar looks really cute! I personally love rooftop bars because you get a view and drinks at the same time. I don’t know why you would need a blanket in Hanoi though, it was so stiflingly hot when I was there! Then again I really don’t cope in hot weather, especially when it’s humid too. I’d love to go back to Hanoi one day and would like to check out classy bars like this one.

    P.s you might want to go back and do a proofread because you have a few repeated words in the first section of this post 🙂

  • Rhonda Albom

    It’s great they provide blankets. Too many times I have been eating outside and found myself freezing after the temperature plummeted. It sounds like a very chic place. I like that the dress code is relatively casual but still needs a bit of sprucing up. It must make the whole meal more relaxed yet memorable. And that view! It must be incredible to get a table at sunset.

  • Indrani

    The concept of providing a blanket to customers in open air bar is not new to me. In Narendra Bhawan of Bikaner, Rajasthan India, they offer blankets. Very thoughtful of them actually. The Hanoi roof top bar does offer some amazing views.

  • DebbZie Leksono

    The view is just stunning! Wow! Top of Hanoi rooftop bar is definitely going up on the top of my to do list when I visit Hanoi again. Because last time I was so busy tasting all those delicious street food that I didn’t mange to visit any rooftop bar. Thanks to you, Top of Hanoi rooftop bar will be the first I visit next time.

  • Lydia Smith

    Your pictures are breathtaking. Hanoi is a beautiful city but I don’t know the night view is as dope as this. It’s so thoughtful of the staff to provide you with blankets. This is a perfect romantic spot.

  • Travelling Dany

    It’s very cool that they take care of their guests providing them blankets so they won’t be too cold outside! And the prices aren’t that high at all, definitely something to add to our bucket list, thank you for the suggestion!

  • Sam Sparrow

    I love a good rooftop bar because taking in a view with nice drinks is the best way to spend an evening. I love that they brought you a blanket, the rooftop bars in London are all like that because it is so chilly!

  • Rosie Fluskey

    Rooftop bars are the best! I love to look down at the city I’ve been walking around all day. My backpacker budget wouldn’t have stretched to this when I visited Hanoi last time, maybe I will get a chance next time.

  • Kerri McConnel

    I spent all of my time in Hanoi at the ground level bars, never making it up this high. Looks fabulous and I will admit to being in bars in Europe before that have blankets or sheepskins to keep their clientele warm. Rooftop bars are just awesome so loved learning more about this one in Hanoi. Thanks for pointing out the dress code as some can be quite swanky so it’s always good to be prepared.

  • Hazel T.

    Seriously? They have blankets there? I did not know! Hahaha. I stayed in Hanoi for so long and I was not able to go to that rooftop because I always end up being bloated at the food court. Hahaha. I really need to go back and explore more. And please, ang haba talaga ng hair mo! Hihihihi.

  • megan_claire

    Love that the Lotte rooftop bar takes such good care of their customers! Makes the ambiance feel much more cozy enjoying the view outside with a fluffy blanket! Really beautiful views over Hanoi – will have to add this one to the list!

  • Claire

    I love anywhere with a view, and this is a killer view! The blankets are necessary I imagine, as much as I love looking chic, if you’re turning blue it doesn’t have quite the same effect 😀 Glad you enjoyed your time here.

  • Penny Sadler

    Hmmm I never considered asking for a blanket in a rooftop bar. Somehow, you’d expect a little bit of chill when you’re up there right? haha View looks great but I would probably have red wine instead of mai tai.

  • Christopher Rudder

    Blanket, really. Wow I never would of thought they would have that. I would of opted for a shot (actually a few shots) of some thing strong enough to almost kill you. Vodka usually warms me up hee-hee!!! I love the view and I like the idea of roof top bars around the world!!! We nave a few here in Toronto!!

  • Siddhartha Joshi

    Of course, why not…if it’s chilly and they have blankets, it’s always great to get them and get cozy! Love the view from up there too…must’ve been magical to see the sun go down from up there 🙂

  • Punita Malhotra

    This post reminds me of the Marina Bay Sands rooftop bar. The blankets make perfect sense and i think lots of restaurants provide blankets now, for a cozier atmosphere.

  • Lucy Williams

    The view is fantastic! I have not been to Hanoi, but it looks beautiful from above with the city all lit up. I love your travel goal to go to all the rooftop bars, I love rooftop bars for the view and atmosphere.

  • Medha Verma Bector

    I am a sucker for rooftop bars and lounges and cozy-ing up in a blanket with those amazing views – priceless! I love the shots of the skyline and the place looks really cool. Haven’t been able to make it to Hanoi as yet but when I do, I’d love to spend an evening here, thanks for the recommendation!

  • Kavita

    I love this idea of providing blankets in a rooftop bar! I’ve been to a couple of restaurants with outdoor terraces where they provide blankets at every chair, which is super cute, especially in cooler weather, but not come across it at a rooftop bar!

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