Why I love Vietnam, by Hanoi John

You could say it was inevitable. After years of telling viewers of television consumer shows horror stories about holiday hotels that resembled building sites, my wife Lynn Faulds Wood and I were bound to end up in one ourselves.
The Sofitel Metropole is the finest hotel in Hanoi - with prices to match. Built in 1901, it is a classic example of French colonial chic. Its rooms, bars and restaurants ooze exquisite style and sophistication. Its staff are the most charming we have ever encountered.
Good enough for 007: The limestone islands of Halong

Unfortunately, during our visit, there was in the middle of this architectural classic... a building site, full of men with sledgehammers and, for hours on end, a pneumatic drill.
They worked from eight in the morning until five in the evening right alongside the swimming pool and bar where hotel guests attempted, unsuccessfully, to relax.
The builders also managed to sever a water pipe. We knew this because, as Lynn was exercising in the gym, part of the ceiling collapsed and water gushed through just feet away from her.

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