Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi - review by Rusty Compass
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Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi

| 12 Aug 2015

Price guide: From 120USD

Our rating
12 Aug 2015

Hanoi’s Hotel de l’Opera is the city’s glitziest five star accommodation, located close by the city’s Opera House and decorated to an opera theme. It’s part Accor’s design focused MGallery Collection.

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It’s hard to beat the Hotel de l’Opera for location. On historic Trang Tien St, Hanoi’s central Hoan Kiem Lake is a few hundred metres away, as are other landmarks such as the Opera House and the Metropole Hotel.


If the old world charm of the Metropole Hotel is not your thing, perhaps the modern, flamboyant colours, of the theatrically themed Hotel de l’Opera might suit?

The de l’Opera shares the location advantages of the Metropole but it’s a new hotel, it opened in 2011 - with an entirely different feel. Like the Metropole, it’s managed by the French group Accor - though in this case, the design focused MGallery brand.

The Hotel de l’Opera’s 107 rooms are striking. If bold, big impact colours are your thing, you’ll be very happy here. There’s a theatrical kitsch to the place that works.

The lead-in deluxe rooms are a comfortable 34sqm. Junior Suites then leap to an enormous 46sqm.

There’s a small indoor pool that’s heated during the cool months of winter and will cool you down during Hanoi’s long hot summers.  It’s just big enough for laps.

If you want to be right downtown in five star luxury, the Hotel de l’Opera is a good choice - and the only rival for quality and location is the nearby Sofitel Metropole.

Pool, free wifi, small enclosed heated pool, spa, gym, restaurants, bar

Rusty Compass reviews are always independent. We show the stuff we think you should know about. That’s it. We haven’t stayed at the Hotel de l’Opera but we’ve checked it out several times. The hotel did offer any inducement financial or otherwise for this listing.

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