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“This hotel puts a genuine smile on your face – a dollop of pure luxury and welcome in a not-very-luxurious city. The original Hanoi "Grand Dame" with French Colonial style throughout. Various dining options and pampering spa. An oasis in the centre of frenetic Hanoi.”

“This hotel puts a genuine smile on your face – a dollop of pure luxury and welcome in a not-very-luxurious city. The original Hanoi "Grand Dame" with French Colonial style throughout. Various dining options and pampering spa. An oasis in the centre of frenetic Hanoi.”

Hotel Review

Born in 1901 as "une grande hotel" in the classic French style, the Metropole has taken to the 21st century with enthusiasm and great success. Every class of room is on offer. Even at the lower end rooms are an immaculate confection of mahogany, teak, white linens, great beds and generous bathrooms. The public areas are a stylish theatre – away from Hanoi’s mad rush; a quiet garden restaurant and bar in the bamboo colonial style, a pool, shops selling irresistible pastries and deli foods, smart restaurants for smart dining, and on the outside a French street café, with staff who are genuinely keen to make the weary survivor of Vietnam’s travel scene welcome and comfortable. No synthetic niceness here. There are a small number of hotels around the world that are worth a detour just to visit. The Metropole is one of them.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • The hotel's restaurants are some of the best you'll find in Hanoi, and provide cooking classes.
  • City Style
  • An iconic building still embodying its colonial era charm. Totally unique.
 

Written by Gavin Don

Recommended For

  • Other Activities
  • After a long day exploring the bustling city indulge with a massage and body treatment at Le Spa du Metropole.
  • Great walks
  • Stroll round Hoan Kiem Lake and check out the famous red bridge and the temple in the centre of it
  • Foodies
  • The hotel's restaurants are some of the best you'll find in Hanoi, and provide cooking classes.
  • Cooking classes
  • Check out the cookery class at the hotel, half-day and full-day courses are available
  • City Style
  • An iconic building still embodying its colonial era charm. Totally unique.
  • Local markets
  • Get lost and find some great deals at Dong Xuan market, Hanoi’s largest.
  • Sights nearby
  • Just around the corner find the famed and historic Hanoi Opera House.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The hotel bar holds live dj sets on weekends.
  • Restaurant
  • Three restaurants serving Vietnamese, French and Italian cusine.
  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome. Babysitting services are available.
  • Spa
  • Offering a range of Eastern and Western therapies
  • Gym
  • Well equipped gym plus exercise classes
  • Traditional
  • French colonial style
  • Family Suites
  • Lively
  • Gourmet
  • Conference facilities
  • Opulent
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Colonial
  • Designer
  • Views
  • Antiques
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Landmark
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Grand Hotel
  • Business Hotel
  • 5* Luxury
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Charming
  • Disabled access

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Three restaurants serving Vietnamese, French and Italian cusine.
  • Child friendly
  • All children are welcome. Babysitting services are available.
  • Spa
  • Offering a range of Eastern and Western therapies
  • Gym
  • Well equipped gym plus exercise classes
  • Garden
  • Inner courtyard garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor heated pool.
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Car not required
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • Outdoor dining
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Meeting Room
  • No pets
  • Massage
  • Bicycle hire
  • Business Centre
  • Views
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • 24 Hour room service

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • After a long day exploring the bustling city indulge with a massage and body treatment at Le Spa du Metropole.
  • Great walks
  • Stroll round Hoan Kiem Lake and check out the famous red bridge and the temple in the centre of it
  • Cooking classes
  • Check out the cookery class at the hotel, half-day and full-day courses are available
  • Local markets
  • Get lost and find some great deals at Dong Xuan market, Hanoi’s largest.
  • Sights nearby
  • Just around the corner find the famed and historic Hanoi Opera House.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The hotel bar holds live dj sets on weekends.

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Other Reviews

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

"It captures old-world colonial charm."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

"Far from resting on its laurels, it has managed both to move with the times and retain its grandeur, combining modernity with old-school glamour, in the heart of Hanoi’s former French Quarter."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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