Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- The theatrical decor is inspired by the nearby French colonial opera house
- La Fée Verte bar is an opulent drinking den with a similarly lavish cocktail collection
- The mezzanine-level pool area provides a serene escape from the city's bustling streets
What To Know
- The hotel has a great location, but it can be difficult to find. Avoid stress by booking the hotel's limo service
- Aim high! Lower-level rooms can be noisy (if they face the street) or dark (if they overlook the inner courtyard)
- If space matters, the bijoux Deluxe rooms may feel a little tight
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Amid the leafy boulevards of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the elegant Hotel de l’Opera takes its design cues from the nearby French colonial opera house. The opulent marble lobby is strewn with jewel-colored sofas and dramatic artwork. The overall look fuses Old World glamour with contemporary flamboyance, most noticeably in the Fée Verte bar, a sleek drinking den with velvet couches and a marble bar that takes its name from the “green fairy,” a nod to the hallucinatory effects of absinthe. Up on the third floor, the glass-encased pool leads out to a Miami-style sun deck with comfy daybeds. The guestrooms are intimately lit and have tactile furnishings, cool wooden floors and marshmallow-soft beds (Kristin Scott Thomas famously ordered one for her Paris home after staying here). Giant swirly wall paintings add a splash of color. Stepping into the palatial bathrooms feels like walking into a theater dressing room.
In the Area
The immediate area is a hot shopping destination, and it seems that every design giant has opened a shop in the vicinity. But once you head beyond the boutique-lined streets, the labyrintine alleyways of the Old Quarter trace a path through a thousand years of history. Street food buffs should head to Tong Duy Tan Street. For dining in line with l’Opera’s theatrical theme, make a reservation at the famous Bobby Chin’s restaurant, and slip into the sexy silk-lined lounge for some of the finest food in town; go for drinks afterward at the Ly Club.
How to Get There
Close to French Quarter and the old town conveniently placed to visit the city on foot. Breakfast is correct. Nothing remarkable about decoration. Better for business than pleasure. Spa and pool worth a visit. Colonial style building. Excellent service.
Hotel came highly recommended. Check-in was efficient, but no option to sit down, had to stand at counter.
Room was large and clean. No espresso machine, queried with Concierge, still waiting to hear back?
Very poor service in Toulouse Lautrec during breakfast. Very warm, not well conditioned, requested a refill for glass of water, waiter told me to get it myself from the buffet. Most surprising for a 5 star hotel.
Swimming pool is great to help combat the humid weather, would benefit from a poolside bar.
This property doesn’t compare to other Accor hotels in Vietnam.
Receptoin very efficient friendly. Dinner and breakfast in Toulouse-Lautrec restaurant - food and service very good. Decor in room rather dated - toilet did not function well, toilet roll holders poorly designed, cheap and not functional. Bed OK but too many pillows etc. air conditioning OK. Overall opinion hotel average - needs to be updated to fit into the McGallery brand which up to now I have appreciated in HCMC and Sydney