Sep 19, 2022·11 min read

As one of the most luxurious and classic hotels in Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi draws visitors from all over the world to stay there to unwind and learn about the city’s ancient history.

Toàn cảnh khách sạn Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi overview


Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has a central location in Trang Tien Ward. It’s five minutes’ walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and 10 minutes from the bars, restaurants and bustle of old within close walking distance and the Opera House is only a four-minute walk away. 

The Hanoi Railway Station is a 12-minute drive from the hotel. Noi Bai International Airport is 50 minutes by car (35km far away). 

Buses are the most widely-used form of public transport in Hanoi. Visitors can choose bus routes such as: number 02, 09, 34, 23 and 45 to go to Metropole. Asking the driver or following the route on Google Maps if you are unsure.

However, for first-time visitors to Hanoi, ATASTAY still recommends that people call a taxi, or use transportation services in-app such as: Grab, Gojek or Bee,…for safe and time-saving.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi was designed and inaugurated in the 20th century by two French investors. Since then, Metropole Hanoi has always become a transaction for not only the nobility, but also many famous international celebrities. Metropole Hanoi also has been the recipient of numerous international awards for its excellent service and impressive design. 

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi đã trải qua cả thế kỷ
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi đã có hơn 120 năm lịch sử

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi was named one of the best city hotels in Asia in Travel + Leisure’s prestigious annual World’s Best Awards 2022. It was also named one of “The 101 Most Incredible Hotels in the World” for 2022 by Fodor’s Travel.
A year ago, in 2021, Metropole Hanoi was proclaimed one of “Asia’s Top 30 Hotels” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and selected as Hanoi’s No. 1 business hotel by the editors of Business Traveler Asia-Pacific.

These accolades demonstrate that Metropole is the most opulent hotel worth visiting when in Hanoi.

Khuôn viên bên trong Metropole mang dáng vẻ cổ kính
The campus inside the Metropole has an ancient look

With its white facade, green shutters, wrought iron detail, and lush courtyard lawn, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi evokes an authentic sense of rich heritage, fascinating history, and romance. 

Besides, the hotel also has a splendid, lavish and luxurious Asian design path—with red-brown wood furniture, oil paintings hanging on the wall, or brown leather sofas in the lobby…

Khung cảnh cafe dưới mái hiên đậm chất Tây tại Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
A French-styled cafe in Metropole Hanoi

Rooms with special features in Metropole Hanoi

Metropole Hanoi includes two areas: the Historical Wing (in the old French style) and the Opera Wing (in the modern style). These two distinct designs create an interesting contrasting space in the hotel.

Historical Wing

The Historical Wing’s rooms are furnished with authentic colonial furnishings. While the rooms all vary slightly in decor, they include hardwood floors, rich colors, and beautifully curated French-inspired finishes and furniture. These all give visitors the impression that they are traveling back in time.

Sảnh Historical Wing
The Historical Wing lobby

Amenities in all rooms include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea- and coffee-making facilities, desks, telephones, safes, and free Wi-Fi. The suites include a butler service that is available 24/7.

Bathrooms include either walk-in showers and tubs or shower/tub combos with hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, and Hermes or Lanvin toiletries. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. 

Những đồ vật cổ xưa được bày trí dọc khu Historical Wing
The Historical Wing is decorated with vintage ornamentation

The bedrooms in the Historical Wing are small, but they are carefully designed to be fully furnished while not feeling cramped.

Phong cách phòng nghỉ tại Historical Wing Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
The typical style of rooms in the Historical Wing

Some rooms have views of the garden and pool, while others simply overlook the street.

Historical Wing owns three types of rooms, including:

  • Luxury with an area of ​​32m2, the room has double bed size of Queen/Twin bed
  • Grand Luxury has an area of ​​37m2, the room has a double bed, marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, and a large Lozenge mirror.
  • Legendary Suites includes Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham with an area of ​​​​about 70m2, ironwood floors. Room has 01 King bed, spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi and standing shower.
Phòng thương gia dành cho giới thượng lưu muốn quay ngược thời gian về thế kỷ trướca
Business room for the elite at Historical wing

Opera Wing 

The reason for the name “Opera Wing” is because this lobby is only a few steps from the Hanoi Opera House. Different from the classic History Wing, the more contemporary Opera Wing was added from 1994-1996, along with the Metropole Center office tower, whose offices were converted to additional hotel rooms in 2008. 

Sảnh lễ tân tại Opera Wing với phong cách trái ngược sảnh truyền thống
Opera Wing lobby

The Opera Wing creates a harmonious blend between the historic and modern elements of the hotel, and great care was taken to respect the rich heritage of the site while installing state-of-the-art technology.

Phòng nghỉ tại Opera Wing
Opera Wing’s room
Nội thất phòng nghỉ của Opera Wing cũng có sự khác biệt

The Opera Wing features three types of rooms, including:

  • Premium has an area of ​​32m2, the room has a bed size of Queen/Twin bed, Lanvin bathroom amenities.
  • Grand Premium has an area of ​​48m2, one King bed and can add an extra bed, French bath with separate shower, Hermès bathroom amenities.
  • Prestige Suite has an area of ​​64m2, some rooms have doors to Grand Premium or Premium rooms, beds and bathrooms are similar to Grand Premium.
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Metropole, in particular, provides 24-hour Majordome service (butler service for each guest) to Club Metropole members. Customers also receive exclusive amenities from the Club Lounge, such as: free breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, personalized services,… in addition to the Majordome service.

Which Wing should visitors select?

Many visitors will be confused when selecting between the History Wing and the Opera Wing. Choosing either of them totally depends on the tourists’ interests and purpose of visit, while offering the same fundamental services and living amenities.

Nên chọn sảnh nào để nghỉ dưỡng tại Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Which Wing should visitors select?

International or domestic tourists often prefer to choose History Wing to enjoy the feeling of nostalgia, as well as explore the architectural and interior features of Hanoi during the French colonial period.

Meanwhile, travelers visiting Hanoi on business or with large families may prefer the Opera Wing due to its enormous area and sophisticated facilities.


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Metropole Hanoi’s features

Metropole Hanoi has relaxing and luxurious features. There are three on-site restaurants, including: 

Le Beaulieu – French Cuisine

This luxurious restaurant is famous for the sophistication of its French cuisine. In addition to the elegant French-style design in sync with the hotel, Le Beaulieu is also very famous for its diverse menu.

Nhà hàng Le Beaulieu tại Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Le Beaulieu in Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Spice Garden – Vietnamese Cuisine 

Spices Garden is a restaurant serving favorite local dishes. Traditional dishes imbued with national identity, elaborately decorated to suit the tastes of customers, create a diverse and interesting menu.

Spices Garden - Khách sạn mang đậm hương vị ẩm thực Việt Nam
Spices Garden – The restaurant has bold flavor of Vietnamese cuisine

The restaurant is open for service from 18h00 to 22h30 from Monday to Friday.

Le Club Bar – Enjoy Jazz music 

The restaurant has a garden view, a place to enjoy afternoon tea and famous chocolate dishes, as well as enjoy romantic jazz tunes. 

The food at Le Club is more European with a small amount of food but focuses on culinary art. The pastries here have a unique flavor that is hard to find elsewhere.

Le Club Bar
Le Club Bar

The restaurant opens from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., in which main dishes will be served from 10.30 a.m.

Angelina – On-demand cocktail bar

Angelina is where the very best ingredients from Europe and America come in perfect measure, where we mix classic and modern cocktails, shaken or stir, and pour expertly chosen wines.

The world-class whiskey collection is unparalleled. An experience brought in a sophisticated yet soothing decor together with a touch of Scottish highlands and hints of gold, green and blue.

Angelina metropole
Bar space of Angelina Metropole

Bamboo Bar

Located next to Le Club Bar, Bamboo Bar has a stunning design with a bamboo roof and a hardwood floor, serving light meals, ice cream dishes, desserts, juices, teas, coffees and relaxing cocktails by the poolside.

Bamboo Bar
Bamboo Bar

La Terrasse du Metropole

La Terrasse du Metropole is inspired by famous Parisian cafes, where visitors immerse themselves in a bustling urban Hanoi, watch passers-by, read newspapers, sip coffee, and eat outside.

La Terrasse du Metropole
La Terrasse du Metropole

This beautiful cafe offers a casual Alfresco selection with subtle local touches, including gourmet salads, tartines, artisan breads, appetizers,…

La Terrasse du Metropole is open from 7 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. everyday.

Not only famous restaurants and bars, Metropole Hanoi has a lot of interesting place and activities for visitors:

History & Bunker tour

Speaking of the Bamboo Bar, the construction team discovered the entrance to the long sealed off air raid bunker under the hotel during a refurbishment in 2011. Since 2012, the Metropole has run twice daily tours at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to tour the bunkers exclusively for hotel guests.

Hầm trú bom tại Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
History & Bunker tour

The hotel was honored by UNESCO in 2013 for its efforts to protect cultural heritage. The honor serves as evidence that the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is truly a “witness” to history, adding to the city’s monument collection.

Một trong những di tích lịch sử của Hà Nội

Guests can contact the front desk for assistance with registration for this tour. 

Outdoor swimming pool

The outdoor swimming pool, in the center of the hotel, is surrounded by sun loungers and parasols. The swimming pool can adjust the water temperature depending on the weather, so visitors can immerse themselves in the pool to relax at any time. 

Hồ bơi ngoài trời tại Metropole
Outdoor pool in Metropole

Experience sitting in Citroen Traction car

Old French Citroen Traction cars are placed outside Metropole Hanoi. Visitors can rent these cars with a private driver to tour around the city. The feeling of sitting in the most luxurious car of the French colonial period will definitely deliver you a pleasurable encounter.

Dàn siêu xe cổ bên ngoài khách sạn
Classic supercars outside the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotelr

Le Spa du Metropole 

Le Spa du Metropole offers a range of Western and Eastern-inspired therapies. This spa room features two spa treatment rooms and six individual spa rooms, along with a manicure/pedicure area and a steam room. 

Phòng spa cao cấp bên trong khuôn viên Metropole
Le Spa du Metropole 

SoFIT by Sofitel in Metropole Hanoi

The SoFit by Sofitel fitness center has a selection of modern LifeFitness cardio and weight-training equipment, along with free weights and personal trainers. 

In addition, Metropole Hanoi also organizes free “Tai Chi Chuan” classes in the morning (seasonal) and Yoga in the hanging garden of Le Balcon.

Metropole Arcade in Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

A shopping mall with the most luxurious brands with luxury brands such as Patek Philippe, Bottega Veneta, Hublot, S&S Knightsbridge, Hermes, Chopard, Richard Mille, Hanoia, Breguet & Blancpain, La Boutique du Metropole…

In particular, Hermès has chosen Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi to open its first store in Vietnam.

Attractions around Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Nhà hát Lớn Hà Nội
Hanoi Opera House – Place nears Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Located in the heart of the city, Metropole Hanoi is close to the city’s sights and entertainment. First-time visitors to the capital of Vietnam can refer to some interesting destinations such as:

  • The historic Temple of the Jade Mountain (Ngoc Son Temple) is less than 1km from the hotel
  • St. Joseph’s Cathedral
  • The Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
  • Hanoi Opera House – An important cultural center of the city 
  • Hanoi Art Gallery, located at 36 Trang Tien, is a place to display and introduce paintings by contemporary Vietnamese and international artists. 
  • Trang Tien Plaza and walking street, where visitors can drop into beer bottles, snack and watch the city at night, are extremely worth a try!
Xung quanh Metropole có rất nhiều điểm tham quan thú vị
There are many interesting attractions around the Metropole

Long-established and well-known as a top luxury resort, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is where the ancient aristocracy flocks. Try once to live the life of an aristocratic French Indochina aristocracy if you ever get the chance to visit.

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Travel back in time and experience a truly different kind of vacation when you stay at this 5 star French colonial-styled hotel that was built in the 1901.

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