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Old Mar 18, 18, 3:56 am
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Hanoi Hotel - 4/5 stars

Asking for a friend (no really - I haven't been there for 21 years so no competent to answer myself)...

8 of them going - 2 families of 4, 2 parents and 2 kids each (teens).

They prefer towards the luxury end of the scale - at least 4 stars.

Is the Sofitel Metropole the accepted best hotel on FT? ANy others?
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Old Mar 18, 18, 7:34 am
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In addition to the Sofitel, you could try Apricot Hotel or La Siesta Hotel
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Old Mar 18, 18, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by alect View Post
They prefer towards the luxury end of the scale - at least 4 stars.

Is the Sofitel Metropole the accepted best hotel on FT?
It appears so. six luxury hotels in Vietnam

Hilton is a solid choice and has a convenient location by the Opera in the heart of the city. Intercontinental is a beautiful hotel on the outskirts.
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
It appears so. six luxury hotels in Vietnam

Hilton is a solid choice and has a convenient location by the Opera in the heart of the city. Intercontinental is a beautiful hotel on the outskirts.
There are now 2 ICs in HAN, neither walkable to The Old City. I assume you were referring to The IC Westlake

I stayed at the non-Westlake IC and The Sheraton in Westake beisdes the HGI and location wise the HGI was the best but The Metropole or Hilton Opera would be the best of both worlds
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The Sofitel Métropole is definitely the place to stay in that category. Fantastic hotel.
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Old Mar 20, 18, 6:25 am
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Metropole is very classy, a tad formal and rooms rather small considering the price. Hanoi has close to 1,000 hotels and some really nice 3* places in the Old Quarter that are much more casual/friendly. If you don't mind dressing for breakfast, the Metropole is fine (where the celebs stay).
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
The Sofitel Métropole is definitely the place to stay in that category. Fantastic hotel.
The Metropole is certainly a class of its own. Locals regard it as a landmark, no wonder given its history and numerous distinguished past patrons. The Hilton in the immediate area is nice and they are very generous to their Platinum members (almost always pre-upgraded to suite several days in advance), but it's not at all a fair comparison. They do offer quite significantly lower rate vs Metropole however, so they have that going for them. Hotel de l'Opera (also Accor) is a more limited service hotel but it is nice and quite interesting. JW Marriott is supposed to be nice but located way out for tourists.
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six luxury hotels in Vietnam
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I stayed at the IC Westlake for a week - for a leisurely time in Hanoi - while it involved a taxi ride to go anywhere I loved it.
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While I agree with Metropole being the top pick out there, the MGallery is quite classy as well and I enjoyed the Platinum treatment very much. I would not bother with Hilton and its outdated interior... JW is too far out of town. I guess Accor managed to secure a nice footprint in Hanoi, perhaps because of its colonisation history...
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
The Sofitel Métropole is definitely the place to stay in that category. Fantastic hotel.
150% agree. Maybe not the best value in Hanoi, but just such a classy, classic place. They're on Amex Fine Hotel & Resorts so may not be that bad when you factor in the benefits. And it's certainly good value compared to what a similar product would cost in many other cities, even elsewhere in SE Asia.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 2:58 am
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Trying to decide between Sofitel and JW Marriott - over New Year.

JW Marriott would provide two level suite for 5 nights, vs almost entry level at Sofitel.

I am leaning towards Marriott. Am I making a big mistake?
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I am leaning towards Marriott. Am I making a big mistake?
Yes. What are you going to do - spend all your time in the suite?
Or go explore Hanoi?
JW is a minimum 20+ minute taxi/uber journey from old part of Hanoi ...
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