Review: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi


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A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi beautifully combines French art de Vivre with elegant Vietnamese touches. The location is perfect, the decor and ambiance are very special, and it has a club lounge. This has got to be the best luxury hotel in Hanoi, with an executive club lounge!


The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is located in the heart of the city, just a short walk away from the Hoan Kiem Lake and its famed Ngoc Son Temple. It is also within walking distance of many of Hanoi’s top tourist attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, the Hanoi Opera House, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The hotel is also just a few minutes away from the bustling Old Quarter, where visitors can explore an array of markets and shops. It is also just steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter.

Style & Character

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi envelopes guests in the colonial opulence of another era. The history is evident throughout, with stately corridors and daily tours of Metropole’s Path of History and the bomb shelter offered exclusively for guests staying at the hotel. The decor is a unique blend of French colonial and Vietnamese influences. The lobby features an array of antiques, classic artwork, and locally crafted furniture, creating a luxurious and inviting atmosphere.


The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi features 364 luxurious guest rooms and suites. All accommodations feature king-size beds, marble bathrooms with Balmain amenities, and separate seating areas. The rooms and suites also come with air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi, and coffee and tea-making facilities. Some rooms offer views of the cityscape or the manicured gardens. Suites come with separate living areas and dining tables.

Service & Facilities

The SoFIT by Sofitel gym, situated in the hotel’s inner garden, has been completely redesigned to become a prominent luxury fitness center in Hanoi. The spacious 400 m² Le Spa du Metropole is a calming sanctuary overlooking the charming garden, courtyard, and pool, featuring private massage areas, thematic spa suites for couples, a manicure, and pedicure booth, and a humid zone with a steam bath. Facilities also include excellent meeting and event facilities.

Food & Drink

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has six restaurants and bars that offer a wide range of culinary experiences. Le Beaulieu Restaurant is an elegant dining room serving classic French cuisine with a modern twist, while Spices Garden specializes in Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cuisine. Le Club Bar offers all-day dining in brasserie style atmosphere as well as afternoon tea everyday, while ‘angelina’ specializes in European and New World cuisine. Lastly, La Terrasse offers a casual alfresco dining experience with a fine collection of local signature dishes, inspired by famous French sidewalk cafés.

Le Beaulieu is of particular note. This award-winning modern French fine dining restaurant at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and its refined al fresco extension La Terrasse celebrated its reopening in the summer of 2022, following an extensive seven-month refurbishment. It is are now open for lunch and dinner.

With an elegant and sophisticated new design, alongside renowned French gastronomy and a wide selection of wines, the signature restaurant at Metropole Hanoi ties together the hotel’s 120 year old storied past with a contemporary new look that manages to meld the opulent, the classical and the modern in a single scheme that’s long on white, gold and heathery blue-grays. Operating in its current space since 1901, Le Beaulieu is believed to be the oldest continually operating restaurant in Vietnam. And now, after this renovation, the newest.

Club Lounge

Sofitel Legend Metropole’s Club Lounge is on the seventh floor of the Opera Wing. It offers breakfast, afternoon tea, and a Happy Hour with champagne, and amazing cocktails are included in the Happy Hour service. The food is delivered via a buffet and is good, and the lounge is elegant and well worth upgrading your room to enjoy.


The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a brilliant 5-star hotel choice if you want to stay in the heart of the bustling city of Hanoi. This historic hotel is a tribute to the city’s colonial past and combines historic charm with modern amenities to provide an excellent luxury base for your travels.

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