This beautiful colonial hotel is situated right in the heart of Hanoi and the Sofitel Metropole is the perfect place from which to enjoy this stunning city and to return to for amazing food, seamless service and exceptional facilities.
At a Glance
French colonial property with a rich history
Centrally located in Hanoi
364 rooms and suites divided between two wings
Luxurious three-level spa
Six restaurants and bars to choose from
The food at the Metropole is a real highlight, especially the chocolate buffet at afternoon tea.Scott Dunn team
The Colonial French style combined with plenty of history makes a stay at this hotel so interesting.Scott Dunn team
After a busy day exploring the sights of Hanoi, why not treat yourself to a full body massage at the hotel's magnificent spa. Make sure you get there early though, to make use of the steam room and sauna!Victoria Hogg
The Metropole's 'Path of History' provides a fascinating 50 minute lesson on the Vietnam years of conflict. The underground bomb shelters were re-discovered in recent years and have just opened to guests to view with an informative guide.Sarah Rowan
Eat breakfast on the outside terrace at Balieu to see the locals going about their morning routines.Scott Dunn team
Book to do the bunker tour to learn about the fascinating history of the hotelScott Dunn team
If you are traveling on a budget ask for a room in the Opera Wing as the lead in rooms on this side are larger and brighter than those in the older wing. If you do want to experience the older part of the hotel it is worth upgrading to a Grand Luxury Room which has lots more space and higher ceilinDominic Atterton
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A French colonial style property built in 1901, the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi boasts a rich history and a century long tradition of hospitality for ambassadors and writers, statesmen and entrepreneurs. Located in the center of Hanoi, the Sofitel's position is ideal for those wanting to immerse themselves into Hanoi life for a few days.
All the Sofitel Metropole's rooms and suites, both in the original grandeur of the Metropole Wing and the newer neo-classical Opera Wing, are stylishly decorated and have all the modern facilities one can expect from a hotel of this class. A Club Floor with breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and butler service is available that prefer their stay to include these extra facilities and services.
There is a variety of high standard restaurants including the elite and avante garde Angelina restaurant, Spices Garden Restaurant with its exotic Vietnamese flavors and the best French restaurant in town, Beaulieu. The hotel also has a stunning outdoor pool in the courtyard garden and a lavish three-level spa.
There are 364 Rooms and Suites in the Metropole Wing and Opera Wing ranging from Classic to Superior, Luxury and Prestige. There is also a Club facility for those preferring additional facilities such as butler service, separate breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails etc. All rooms have broadband, LCD and DVD players.
Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at the Sofitel Metropole where inter-connecting rooms can be requested for families wishing to be together. There is also an indoor and outdoor playground to keep the children entertained and babysitting can be arranged on request.
There are three restaurants at The Sofitel Metropole including a trendy Italian Steakhouse, traditional elegant French restaurant and refined Vietnamese restaurant. There are also three bars (serving meals, snacks and drinks), a fully equipped gym, outdoor pools and a three-level spa with hammam, Jacuzzi and sauna as well as treatment rooms.
Location & Directions
Located at 15 Ngo Quyen Street in District 1 in downtown Hanoi. It's next to the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, Vietnam.
When to go
The best time to visit Hanoi is from February to April and September to November avoiding the heat and the rain. The official peak season in Vietnam is from September to April as these months see the least rain. December to February are the cooler months. May to September is the rainy season with the most rain failing in July and August and typhoons are possible.