A hit with presidents, royalty and Hollywood's elite, the Sofitel Metropole is one of Hanoi's most legendary hotels. Set in the lively French Quarter, just a short walk from the Opera House, the belle époque building comprises two separate wings; the original, 1920's colonial house, and the modern Opera annexe. Rooms are decked out with polished wooden floors, taupe walls, and French Indochine flourishes; rich Vietnamese silks, hand-woven rugs and whirring ceiling fans. The best are named after the illustrious guests that once stayed in them, including Charlie Chaplin and Somerset Maugham.
Unwind in the lavish three-level spa, or around the pool in the heart of the shady courtyard gardens. Dining at the Metropole is also an enjoyable affair. Le Beaulieu has been around for some 120 years, serving classic French brasserie fare and Indochine specialities. The Angelina cocktail bar, Le Club and the poolside Bamboo Bar all serve light meals, and street-facing La Terrasse offers informal French cuisine on the lively front terrace.
Couples & families
Those seeking to be in the heart of the action
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL
Watch the hustle and bustle of Hanoi over coffee and pastries at La Terrasse
Treat yourself to the ‘Imperial Experience’ in the spa, complete with private steam bath, full body massage, exfoliation and facial
Enjoy High Tea or live jazz and swing at Le Club
Cool off in the outdoor pool after a day's exploring
Sample Le Beaulieu’s tasting menu, showcasing seasonal specialities such as clam Vichyssoise and Hokkaido scallops
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and aromas of Hanoi’s French Quarter on a rickshaw ride
Feast on the region’s culinary highlights on a street food tour
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