Opera in Hanoi

What's New — By kalpanaganti on July 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm

The Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel is located within the city’s famous French Quarter in which there is no mistaking the Franco-influence when you look out the hotel’s windows. Across the street from the hotel is the Opera Garnier, a smaller replica of the world renowned Paris Opera House. Although the windows of the rooms are not large, the views from the restaurants within the hotel provide great views of the opera. The hotel is within walking, scootering and taxiing distance from most attractions in Hanoi. Being in the French Quarter, the Hilton Hanoi Opera is also extremely close to the historic and famous Old Quarters, the Hoan Kiem Lake, Water Puppet and the shopping district.

hilton hanoi opera hotel at night

hilton hanoi opera hotel at night

Image: Hilton

The hotel has been voted “Vietnam’s Leading Hotel” for five straight years by the World Travel Awards. It is known for its good service, unique structure and excellent location. Hanoi is an extremely busy and constantly bustling city that can wear out even the most determined travelers, but the insulated environment of the Hilton Hanoi provides respite for the most wary of guests. In the lobby, you may find a string quarter, a trio of guitarists, or jazz band to help relax and wind down your evening. Certain room packages include breakfast and tea or happy hour and complementary finger foods and snacks. The hotel’s breakfast in the main restaurant offers local and western flavors to please any palate or picky family.

In addition, the hotel has French and Vietnamese restaurants as well as a pub. The Ba Mien Vietnamese restaurant, which translated to “three regions,”

hilton hanoi opera

Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

recommends ordering the beef baked in bamboo or grilled lobster. You can relax in the open-air bar, enjoy sky views along with tea or cocktails, or dine inside the modern interior. Just like the rest of the hotel, the restaurant brings old and new together in a seamless mix of modern and antique. The Chez Manon restauarant is more modern and is the prime location for views of the Opera House. The breakfast buffet boasts Japanese and Asian specialties including Vietnamese “pho,” the famous local soup dish with vermicelli noodles, you choice of meat, bean sprouts, and mint all in a perfectly flavored broth.  The candle lit Lobby Lounge is the best spot for teas and coffees in the afternoon or a quick snack or pastry. This is also the locale for evening live music and happy hour.

Image: Eustaqulo Hanoi opera at night

The staff’s service is typical of a top tier hote: it knows how to provide excellent attention while never being intrusive. If you haven’t planned every stop or trip of your trip, the staff will be sure to help however they can. The concierge can arrange taxis or give directions to anywhere around as well as arrange trips.