Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
What We Love
- Sip wine and enjoy live saxophone music on the open-air La Terrasse
- Le Spa du Metropole treatments use bespoke essences from a Grasse perfumer
- Easy walk to Hanoi Opera House and French Quarter attractions
What To Know
- Free WiFi throughout the hotel
- Translation services available, with English, German, French, Italian and Japanese spoken at the hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Steps from the Hanoi Opera House in the city’s French Quarter, the 364-room Sofitel blends neoclassical architecture with Southeast Asian service. Sumptuous colonial-style rooms have hardwood floors and garnet accents and are stocked with standard five-star perks, like flat-panel TVs and minibars, while the hotel’s outdoor heated pool offers an alternative place to kick back amid the city clamor. Of the six restaurants and bars, Le Beaulieu is a standout, thanks to authentic haute French cuisine and brasserie-style digs, while the sidewalk café-inspired La Terrasse offers abundant people watching and live sax music on weekends. Make time for serious pampering at Le Spa du Metropole, where you can sample from a menu of custom perfumer products.
In the Area
Head to nearby Hanoi Opera House for a performance and an up-close look at the neighborhood’s elaborate French-colonial architecture, or visit Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre for a family-friendly taste of traditional Vietnamese performance arts. For killer photo-ops, head to Hoan Kiem Lake, known as the Lake of the Restored Sword and revered for its views, and to the Buddhist temple known as One Pillar Pagoda, an icon of Hanoi. Don’t miss the chance to explore scenic Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin; your concierge can recommend a boat cruise through the 1,600-island archipelago and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How to Get There
We stayed as a family in interconnecting rooms for three nights. The rooms were very comfortable and the service was excellent. The staff seem trained to anticipate your needs. The pool was very nice and it was a treat to be brought complementary ice lollies. The breakfast was excellent.
Beautiful historic hotel in Hanoi with impeccable service, a must visit! Food was outstanding, huge wine menu and the pool is a little oasis from the noise of Hanoi. If you're visiting Hanoi, treat yourself and stay here!
Special thanks to Yen Pham (tourist help desk) for her advice and connections. Without her support we would have paid more for less during the different outings we did (Sapa and Halong Bay).
The bunker tour at this hotel is also a must! Enjoy this historic hotel.