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
- 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
The hotel has a nice colonial style to it, both the external facade and the interior decor. It is in a great location for you to start exploring the city. The room I stayed in was very spacious and the bed was high and comfy.
There are some great food restaurants right next door to the hotel such as the pizza joint and ice cream shop, and I’ll recommend those as well.
I highly recommend this classic hotel.
We have stayed in the Opera Hilton on five different occasions and each time have found it to be an outstanding hotel, which feels like a Home from Home. The service was curteous and professional and the foood was excellent (especially the beef pho). The rooms were fresh, clean and very comfortable. The hotel is perfectly situated in them Hoan Kiem district.
Sat outside in the courtyard and had wonderful dinner. Staff are so helpful-especially mr.Viet ,food is unreal. Completely recommend if you are in the Hanoi area. Great range of ingredients and all very fresh. Worth a visit for sure!
I have stayed a long weekend at the I'Opera Hanoi. I got all my Platinum Benefits. From the pick up at the Airport to the check out, everything was great. The staff was always great, friendly and supportive. I ll comeback for sure on my next Trip to Hanoi.
I stayed at this hotel on 10 & 11 Sep 2018, and was trying to order my favourite Vietnamese rice cakes via the concierge on Sep 10, when Mr. Dam Tung (bell captain on duty) offered to buy them personally for me. On Sep 11, I got 30 boxes of rice cakes from him and paid him cash on the spot. His great attitude in going all the way out for his guests and personalized service were totally unexpected, and needless to say, extremely delightful!