Michael Skiny Power

Metropole Hotel

with Michael Skiny Power thegentlemansguidetoracing.com
  • Where:Hanoi

  • Why:Final night in Hanoi after 4 week motorcycle misadventure in the mountains of Northern Vietnam

  • When:September 2012

  • Who:Me and my two closest friends, photogragher Zach Gold and cinematographer Matthew Woolf

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Highs & Lows

  • Service: the waiter got our names at first meal and from that point on I was "Mr. Skiny" to everyone that passed.

  • Service: waiter got our drink at first meal and from that point on I was asked if I wanted a Bombay Sapphire and tonic whenever being seated or approaching a bar.

  • After four weeks on a motorcycle the spa was second to none. The room can best be described as a temple. Words fail to describe the level of taste and consideration that have gone into making your hour in this massive room a pure delight.

  • Expensive! Keeps the riff raff out.

  • Expensive! Spent more staying here for one night than collectively over the month at other hotels.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury

  • Vibe

    Serene, Confident, Colonial, Authentic

  • Location

    French Quarter

  • Rooms

    364 Rooms, 22 Suites

  • Music

    English girl singing sad songs to happy people in the piano bar

  • Year Opened

    1901

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes

  • Restaurant

    Three restaurants serving French, Regional + International

  • Bar

    Yes, where Charlie Chaplin sipped champagne + a piano bar

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    $$$$

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Glimpse into the rituals of the locals.

Thong Nhat Park

THONG NHAT PARK

Glimpse into the rituals of the locals.

Metropole Hotel

15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

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