Top 4 oldest hotels in Vietnam

Known as the lavish destination of high-ranking French and French high-ranking officials, these hotels boast a splendid beauty, from architectural lines to luxurious at the center of the city. Through the ups and downs of history, only a handful of hotels preserve old beauty and continue to grow to this day. Together with to see the image of the old-world hotels are called “historical witness”. 

Hoa Binh Hotels (Peace Hotels)

Founded in 1926 with the best location in Hanoi capital, near the center of culture, commerce, finance, Hoa Binh hotel is one of the unique architectural works marked by the French . Over 100 years of establishment and development, Hoa Binh Hotel has been honored to receive many diplomatic delegations, senior leaders and businessmen in Vietnam and internationally. 

góc đại lộ Carreau và Henri-Rivière (phố Lý Thường Kiệt và phố Ngô Quyên ngày nay). Vào khoảng đầu thế kỷ XX (năm 1917 - 1918), người Pháp đã quyết định xây dựng tại đây một khách sạn 2 tầng, mang đặc trưng kiến trúc của Pháp với tên gọi Le Coq d’Or (Gà Trống vàng)

Hoa Binh Hotel was built between 1917 and 1918 at the corner of Carreau and Henri-Rivière Boulevard (Ly Thuong Kiet Street and Ngo Quyen Street today), featuring French architecture called Le Coq d’Or ( Golden Drumstick) The hotel starts with a brasserie named Le Coq d’Or located at the corner of Carreau and Henri-Rivière Boulevard (Ly Thuong Kiet street and Ngo Quyen street today). Around the beginning of the twentieth century (1917 – 1918), the French decided to build a 2-storey, French-themed hotel called Le Coq d’Or with 56 rooms, 12 of those are suites.

Kiến trúc 2 tầng của khách sạn cổ này được lưu giữ lại qua những bức ảnh tư liệu rất hiếm hoi.

The two-storey architecture of this old hotel is preserved through rare documentary photographs. 

May 19, 1931, after the transfer of ownership, Hotel Le Coq d’Or has been renovated. The hotel lobby was expanded, the number of floors was also raised to three floors, with a total of 80 rooms. At this time, the hotel was renamed Splendid (Penglai), officially opened on January 1, 1932.


những dấu ấn kiến trúc từ thời Pháp của Khách sạn vẫn được bảo tồn nguyên vẹn.

Today’s Hoa Binh hotel with architectural imprints from the French period is preserved intactly.

Sảnh khách sạn được mở rộng, số tầng cũng được nâng lên thành 3 tầng, với tổng số 80 phòng nhưng vẫn giữ được những nét đặc trưng vốn có của công trình cổ đầu thế kỷ 20.

The hotel’s lobby has been enlarged and the number of floors has been raised to three, with a total of 80 rooms, but retaining the original features of the early 20th century. In 2016, with a comprehensive renovation project of professional hotel management and consulting company STS, Hoa Binh Hotel has a completely new look. Noteworthy and also what each traveler as well as people expect, that the architectures from the French time of the hotel is preserved intactly.

Address: 27 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: (84-4) 38253315 - 38253692

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel 

Operated in 1901, Metropole is the first five-star hotel in Vietnam, considered the pride of the capital at the time. The hotel was honored to welcome the world’s top celebrities, such as Charlie Charplin, Somerset Maugham, and Graham Greene (American novelist, author of “A Quiet American”).

từ năm 1901, Metropole là khách sạn 5 sao đầu tiên tại Việt Nam, được coi là niềm tự hào của thủ đô thời bấy giờ.

Since 1901, Metropole was the first five-star hotel in Vietnam, considered the pride of the capital at that time.

Đây từng là nơi lưu trú của nhiều nhân vật nổi tiếng trên thế giới suốt nửa đầu thế kỷ 20.

It accomodated  many famous people throughout the world during the first half of the 20th century. In August 2011, a secret underground bunker was found here, which further elevated Metropole’s unique place. Today, the hotel was renamed Sofitel Metropole Hanoi and has always been one of the top destinations in Hanoi for businessmen, famous artists and politicians  in Vietnam and in the world.

Đây vẫn là địa điểm yêu thích của giới chính khách và doanh nhân.

This is still the favorite place to politicians and businessmen.

Khách sạn còn được ví von là một "resort" xanh mát giữa lòng thủ đô.

The hotel is also referred to as a “green” resort in the heart of the capital.

Address: 15 Ngô Quyền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Contact: (84-4)3826 6919

Continental Hotel

Established in 1878 by Pierre Cazeau – a French businessman, the Continental Hotel is famous for its long history. By the 1880s, Continental had become a destination for high-ranking British politicians and writers such as the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, the French poet André Malraux, the British novelist Graham Greene.

Thành lập vào những năm 1878 bởi Pierre Cazeau - một thương nhân người Pháp.

The Continential Hotel was founded in 1878 by Pierre Cazeau, a French businessman.

Continental đã trở thành điểm đến của giới chính khách, thượng lưu và các đại nhân vật nổi tiếng thời bấy giờ

Continental has become the destination of the politicians, upstream and the great characters of the time.

After many upgrades and renovation, now with 4 star standard, the hotel owns 86 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and many other services in the heart of the city attract thousands of visitors. Travel, domestic and foreign businessmen each year. The hotel is also honored to be recognized by the City People’s Committee as “Art History Museum”, and was voted as one of the typical business hotel.

Ngày nay, đây là một Di tích kiến trúc nghệ thuật nằm giữa trung tâm Sài thành.

Today, this is an architectural relic located in the center of Saigon.

Address: 132-134 Đồng Khởi Quận 1, TP.HCM 
Phone: +84. 8. 38 299 201

Saigon Hotel – Morin 

The Saigon – Morin Hotel was built in 1901 and is owned by Bogarde – a big French businessman. The hotel owns unique French architecture located in the heart of Hue city.

Khách sạn sở hữu nét kiến trúc Pháp cổ độc đáo tọa lạc ngay giữa trung tâm thành phố Huế.

The hotel owns unique French architecture located in the heart of Hue city and has been the headquarters of Hue University.

Saigon- Morin vẫn luôn là lựa chọn hàng đầu cho du khách khi tới thăm vùng đất cố đô.

Saigon-Morin is always the first choice for visitors when visiting the ancient capital. 

Experiencing many changes, there are stages of the hotel is the headquarters of Hue University and Hue University. Nowadays, after being transformed into modern style, with capacity up to 180 rooms with the most luxurious restaurant service system, Saigon – Morin is always the first choice for visitors when visiting the ancient capital.

Address: 30 Le Loi – Hue City – Vietnam

Phone: (84-54) 3 823526


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