One of colonial Hanoi’s most iconic edifices, the Hanoi Opera House was built by the French in the first decade of the 20th century as an Indochinese twin to Paris’s largest opera house. Today it hosts traditional and modern performances by Vietnamese and international musicians and dancers and is home to the Vietnamese National Opera and Ballet.
Legend claims in the mid-15th century Heaven sent Emperor Ly Thai To a magical sword, which he used to drive the Chinese from Vietnam. After the war a giant golden turtle grabbed the sword and disappeared into the depths of this lake to restore the sword to its divine owners, inspiring the name Ho Hoan Kiem (Lake of the Restored Sword).
“Calm, clean and close to the Old Quarter”
Beautiful old French-style hotel located on a quiet street in the Old Quarter in close walking distance to Beer Corner, Silver Street etc. We stayed here for two nights and it was a lovely oasis in the middle of the Hanoi hustle and bustle. The rooms are clean and well maintained with super comfy beds. The staff are friendly and efficient too. The breakfast buffet had a good mix of western and Vietnamese food, including yummy French style pastries.
“Friendly Staff Hotel at Prime Location”
We stayed at the hotels for 4 nights. The room is clean and well kept. The receptionists speak good English and provide useful guide on where to eat and how to reach places of interests. The hotel is located near the old quarter which is about 10 minutes away by walking. We love the pho bo as breakfast every morning and do enjoy the stay at this hotel
“Hotel zentral gelegen”
Sehr netter Empfang und Service. Die zimmer sind sehr gut, geräumig. Das Frühstück ebenfalls sehr gut. Hotel ist für Hanoi als Ausgangspunkt zentral gelegen. Da wir Tour in Berge unternommen haben, konnten wir unser großes Gepäck hier stationieren. Hat alles gut geklappt.