Amidst a global pandemic, the world sees the inauguration of Dolce – a five-star hotel in Vietnam that flaunts gold-plated bath tubs, washing basins and even toilets, all housed behind a massive golden exterior – a first of its kind.
Around a tonne of gold was used to cover the hotel. It’s evident that the management is trying to change the definition of luxury and hoping to lure guests with intimately expensive tastes.
Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake is a luxurious contemporary classic 5-star hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. As the very first Dolce hotel in Asia, and the first of its kind in the world, this 25-storey building is entirely wrapped in gold. The hotel took $200 million to construct with a 24-carat plating across lobbies, an infinity pool and rooms with even cutlery, cups, shower heads and toilet seats receiving the golden treatment.
Dolce is conveniently located on the bank of the Giang Vo Lake in the downtown Ba Dinh district of Hanoi. It’s within the city limits and is just 30 minutes away from the Noi Bai International Airport.
Style & Character (9/10)
The property that is said to be covered with 5,000 square meters of gilded ceramic tiles stands in stark contrast to its surrounding weather-worn Soviet-era buildings. Once you arrive, you’re definitely going to feel like a Pharaoh of the ancient Egypt.
Service & Facilities (8/10)
Apart from a lavish executive lounge and 8 conference rooms to accommodate up to 1,320 people, Dolce’s dedicated concierge teams are always around to ensure all your necessities are taken care of.
The hotel facilities include a 24 karat gold-tiled infinity pool on the rooftop, while the guest rooms and bathrooms are laced with yellow metal that ooze seamless glamour and decadence. From US$250 a night, the hotel is in the same price bracket as rival luxury accommodation in the city.
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The rooms are sumptuously decorated with rich colours and 24-carat gold-plated tiles. The stay would make you feel as If you’re in a palace. If you can afford it do not think twice on splurging, particularly in one of the city view executive suites of imperial penthouse as this could be a quite an experience to cherish for life.
Food & Drink (9/10)
Golden Lake Palace has been exclusively designed for private dining of the royals. The fresh colonial design aesthetics comfort the modern Asian dining. You get immaculate choices of food having authentic Cantonese flavour along with daily hand-picked ingredients to nurture your taste buds. The nourishments are served in 24-carat gold plated cutlery to raise your experience to the next-level.
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Address: B7 Giang Vo, Ba Dinh Hanoi, Vietnam 10000
Telephone: +84 24 3365 9999
Cover picture by Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake’s Facebook page.