Built in 1901, the hotel has a rich history, having witnessed the turbulent 20th century history of Vietnam, and occupies a landmark French colonial building next to the Opera House in the heart of Hanoi.

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The rooms in the new wing are more spacious, but the old wing - with its wooden ceiling fans, shuttered windows and a vintage Citroën parked near the entrance - has more character.

A peaceful interior courtyard shelters an outdoor pool and bar, and there are two good restaurants: one serving classic French cuisine, the other serving local Vietnamese specialities.

There is also a Parisian-style café, a cocktail bar and a pub. Other facilities include a gym, sauna, massage service, concierge, and gift shop.

Why we love it

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The hotel was the location for the first ever film screening in Indochina, and also the place where Charlie Chaplin spent his honeymoon.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

265

Eco Rating

1

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