The main reason to come to Co Ngu Quan is the view, which is not just enjoyable for the expanse of water that rests before you, but also the eclectic mix of Hanoi rooftops that surround. You’ll also have a spectacular view of Tran Quoc Pagoda abstractly reflected in the rippling lake. Try and get here on a clear day for the sunset.
Bohemia has West Lake’s loveliest outdoor patio, with panoramic views that take in the more modern developments over in Ba Dinh. A big glass window with minimal decoration ensures that the views from within are almost as good as they are from outside, and the drinks and cakes are superb.
October is best enjoyed in the evening on one of the small balconies that are spread over the multiple floors. You can also position yourself within one of the inside lounge rooms for satisfying West Lake views.