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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
The hotel is located just outside of the Old Quarter, in the area referred to as the French Quarter. As the area’s name suggests, this beautiful hotel has an abundance of French influences in its architecture and landscape design.
There are two entrances (Opera Lobby and Metropole Lobby). Opera Lobby seems to be a lot more commonly used. The facilities are very nice with a sufficient outdoor pool.
The three restaurants all have their unique characters but our favourite is definitely the one by the pool. High ceilings, gorgeous windows and views of the pool and stunning landscaping.
Service was incredible, every staff member we encountered was eager to help.
The only complaint is about the breakfast buffet - while options were plentiful, most of the hot food was lukewarm and the juices were mediocre.
Good wifi signal, clean and spacious rooms, impeccable service, beautiful atmosphere, walkable location all contributed to a very pleasant 3-night stay for us.
We stayed here as part of an AmaWaterways tour. This level of luxury is not our usual level of accommodation so it was all that more impressive. I really can't add to what other travelers have already said - it is a truly wonderful hotel. It is well located, beautifully appointed, perfectly maintained, and with exemplary service.
The Joan Baez connection and bomb shelter were fascinating.
The breakfasts, included with the tour, were exceptionally good with a large variety of choices of excellent quality. Other than the breakfasts, the restaurants were too expensive for us so I can't comment further.
We stayed here for a couple of days and ate both nights at the “Angelina” restaurant. We had the smoked tomahawk steak in a box that was just incredible! Great cocktails and wine, but the service is what made even better. Thank you to Dang Link and your staff for a memorable night on the town in Hanoi!
It's no wonder this hotel is named the Legend. Very upscale hotel with all the amenities you could want. It is walking distance to most tourist spots in Hanoi. Service from staff is top notch. The restaurants were a little expensive but the food and service were excellent.
Such a wonderful welcome to Hanoi and Vietnam. For three nights my husband and I stayed in the old section which was so fabulous, the staff, the special appointments in the room all so special.
At the very least stop by for tea at 3:00-5:00.