Located in the heart of Hanoi, Mei Hideaway is the very cup of tea for those who are seeking peace and simplicity.
“Mei” makes sense both in Japanese and the old Chinese, which respectively means “bud” and “beauty”.
Based on “wabisabi” spirit – see beauty in imperfection – Mei might not be perfect in every corner, but it is perfect for those who want to hide away from the bustle life out there, to see life at its best in miniature.
* Outside of Mei,
You can walk around the lake near by and enjoy hints of breeze from it, or watch some old men playing chinese chess by the bank in the afternoon. That's fascinating, believe me. There are also coffee shops, restaurants and some street food near by
* Inside of Mei,
Our flat includes
+ a living room (with a dinning room combined)
+ a lovely kitchen full of sunlight and nature
+ a bathroom relaxing enough to wash away your weariness. But there's one thing I hope you won't mind: since our place is a French colonial house, so the water pressure is kind of low. Hope you understand.
+ a tranquil book-reading room (that could turn into an extra bedroom when needed)
+ a beautiful green roof garret filled with plants and flowers. Best to sit there at night watching the moon, breathing in the scent of nature, sipping some wine or you could smoke as well.
Normally at Mei, we don't call "bed room" "living room" "kitchen" or such names. Each has its own unique name that would ameize you when taking a step in. Every space we design, we hope to bring you different pleasure.
The entire place is yours during your stay. Its including: kitchen, living room, attic bedroom, reading corner, small garden in balcony and laundry area, we also have a "secrect storage" behind the japanese door in the attic bedroom.
It's all yours, my friends.
Interaction with guests
I will meet you personally upon check in to welcome you and give you keys almost all the time. I always try to find my spare time to take you out, can be just to show you around so you feel more comfortable when you travel on your own or to be with you for like half a day or so to show you a real Viet life style, local unseen attractions or give you guideline. offering tips and recommendations from my travel experience in the area. I am also available via phone or text through the duration of your stay.
Other things to note
- Note #1: Since Mei is kind of a green space with a lot of little beautiful plants and flowerpots, can you help us take care of them during your stay? They have 2 meals a day, before 10 A.M and after 5 P.M.
- Note #2: try waking up at 5 in the morning and look out of the window, you'll see how lovely and peaceful Vietnam is, with people gathering around and exercise together in Vietnamese style. I bet that's one of the thing you shouldn't miss while staying at Mei.
- Note #3: You may want to stay more ;)
- Check-in after 2 P.M
- Smoking zone: terrace roof
- Privacy is highly respected mutually from both the host and the guest.
- Please turn off the lights and other electric devices before going out or when not in use.
- Please handle with care to all the decor stuffs in the house.
- Harmonious living with nature, plants, insects, and wild life. Therefor, refrain from killing and harming one's life.
- Please leave the house in a clean, orderly condition.
- Please respect our neighbor by keeping your voice low at night. Don't turn on music/youtube too loud. Peace and quietness are highly valued.
- Don't throw left over food into the sink as it will block the pipe.
- Drugs and any illegal objects and activities are prohibited in this house.
- We apologize, but no pets are allowed.
- We expect our guests to behave like they would in their own home. Please respect the house and its appliances as well as our neighbors.
Thank you for your cooperation in advance.
An art and nature lover raised in the 1990's. I'm a fashion stylist. When i'm free, I dabble with handicraft and enjoy putting together stellar dinner parties with friends. I also a yoga-holic, try to travel to as many places possible, and learn about other people's stories. I'm trying to live as simply as possible.