Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi's grande dame

Situated at 15 Ngo Quyen since its opening in 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi draws deeply from a century of stories to weave a rich, nostalgic guest experience in the heart of the Vietnamese capital.

Over the years, the Metropole has checked in many illustrious characters, including novelist Graham Greene, writer Somerset Maugham and movie star Charlie Chaplin. Along with the rest of the country, the hotel hit a rough patch after the war but was brilliantly resurrected by the Accor group in the early 1990s and has since reclaimed the hearts of both travelers and Hanoians, who use its classical white façade and green shutters as a backdrop for countless wedding pictures.

Choose from the atmospheric rooms in the recently refurbished original Metropole building’s Heritage Wing or equally luxurious but more contemporary digs in the Opera Wing. A superb set of dining venues, a stylish spa and an in-house history tour ensure there's plenty to explore.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a stunning hotel inside and out. The Heritage Wing, a part of the historic hotel since 1901, has undergone nearly two years of restoration to restore the space to its original grandeur.
  • With more than 100 years of history, the Hanoi hotel can spin a few good yarns. The Path of History tour brings you into the Metropole’s wartime bunker and introduces its star-studded guest roster.
  • Cocktail at Le Club Bar, coffee at the Parisian-inspired La Terrasse — some Metropole moments have transcended decades to evolve into must-do Hanoi traditions. Don’t miss them.
  • Ensconced in what feels more like an elegant residence than a wellness center, Le Spa du Metropole is a sublime urban retreat. Try the Jet-lag Recovery or Vietnamese Journey ritual.
  • For those seeking a taste of Old Hanoi, the Metropole’s creaky central stairs, polished wood furnishings and elegant rooms are an authentic throwback to another era.

Things to Know

  • The hotel’s central location means traffic noise can be a concern. Light sleepers can opt for soundproofed rooms in the Opera Wing.
  • At high occupancy year-round, the Metropole is booked solid over the holidays. If you can snag a room, there’s no more festive place to spend Christmas in Vietnam.
  • The swimming pool is a communal affair: adjacent to the spa, bordered by Bamboo Bar, in full view of Le Club and overlooked by several dozen guest rooms.
  • The Metropole has a strong sense of pride in its Vietnamese heritage. Staff dons an eye-catching array of ao dai costumes, walls glow with local art and ceramics, and detailed explanations of Vietnamese culture are sprinkled throughout the luxury hotel.

The Rooms

  • The Metropole offers 358 rooms and suites rooms in two wings. The renovated Heritage Wing boasts six dazzling Metrople Suites.
  • All rooms are prepped with luxurious bathroom amenities, Sofitel MyBed mattresses and the hotel’s own brand of teas. Framed Indochine-era magazine covers and historic photos recall the building’s history, even in its most modern suites.
  • The Somerset Maugham Suite, one of three Legendary suites in the Heritage Wing, opens onto its own private garden and features an original painting by Joan Baez.

The Restaurants

  • Angelina is a quietly compelling venue. The New World menu will please carnivores, but the beguiling whisky lounge, brushed stainless-steel bar and inventive cocktail list are reason enough to visit.
  • Le Beaulieu’s Sunday brunch buffet is one of Hanoi’s best, beloved by locals and guests alike.
  • Popular with Vietnamese celebrities, Le Club bar is a photogenic, speak-easy inspired spot. The view of the hotel’s courtyard, live jazz music anddesign attracts an equal mix of guests and locals.
  • Pictures show the Metropole’s Bamboo Bar hasn’t changed much since the days when Somerset Maugham penned novels here. The Charlie Chaplin cocktail (gin, apricot brandy and lime juice) is still an appropriate order on Hanoi’s sultry evenings.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, 10000 Vietnam
HAN (28-40 min)  
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