The Hotel Metropole Hanoi is an award-winning French colonial-style hotel lying in the heart of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House.Boasting a classical white façade, green shutters, original wrought iron detail, wood paneling and a lush courtyard lawn, the hotel is one of the region’s few remaining hotels of its era.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi offers its customers the choice of two restaurants: French (Le Beaulieu) and Vietnamese (Spices Garden). The hotel also hosts four bars: Club Bar, Bamboo Bar, La Terrasse and ANGELINA Italian steak house (2008), a swimming pool, a Conference Center, a range of function rooms, a fitness center (SOFIT), a boutique shops (La Boutique), La Veranda meeting space and Le SPA (2008).

363 rooms and suites, in which the Metropole wing was inspired by French classical architecture and the Opera wing, renovated in 2007, offers a neo-classical design; for extreme luxury, choose Club rooms, with exclusive Club Lounge benefits. Imperial Suites, Club Lounge’s “piece de resistance”, is a pure expression of luxury.

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a real oasis of charm in the heart of Hanoi, blending the legendary hospitality of the Vietnamese people with the finest facilities befitting its European heritage.

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Le Spa Du Metropole

The Metropole’s latest addition, Le Spa is one of the essential features of a Sofitel Legend today. Veritable antidote to frenetic urban agitation, the stress of daily life or a long voyage, Le Spa is a sanctuary dedicated to well-being, disconnected from the outside world, ideal for recharging body and soul.

Opened in July 2009, Le Spa du Metropole is a tastefully decorated slice of heaven, one that welcomes guests to royal spa treatment and respite from the grueling workday. Located in the centre of the hotel, Le Spa combines the relaxing atmosphere of a select luxury hotel, and the practical amenities of city life. In about 400 square metre space, Le Spa offers 2 therapy booths, 2 thematic spa suites for couples, 3 individually designed spa suites, one foot massage booth, a humid zone with steam bath, sauna and showers, a relaxation room, hall and reception. The treatments combine ancient beauty secrets and holistic rituals from the East, artfully blended with contemporary methods of the West, using Clarins and Ytsara spa products complemented by exclusive oil blends created by Laurent Severac, a French renowned parfumer. Specially, Ytsara is only used in 5 star hotel and luxury spa in Asia. And therapists of ACCOR also invented 7 exclusive spa treatments which will give you the unparallel tranquility and a luxurious experience that is uniquely Metropole. Well-being cocktails and delicious spa cuisine are also available. A combination of spa treatments and healthy cuisine to rediscover harmony.

Come experience the soothing sounds, rejuvenating aromas, and relaxing touches of Le Spa du Metropole, a sanctuary disconnected from the outside world—perfect for recharging the mind, body and soul. Let the journey begin!

So Fit

The So FIT by Sofitel centre in the hotel’s inner garden, directly accessible from the pool, has been completely redesigned to become the primary luxury fitness centre in Vietnam.

The So FIT area has been completely revamped to become the n° 1 Luxury fitness centre in Vietnam, exclusively reserved for hotel guests. The Metropole specially ordered Life Fitness bikes and Lifestride advanced cardiovascular equipment in addition to running treadmill, elliptical bikes and step machines. Each machine is equipped with its own LCD television allowing the guest to exercise while watching the news or favourite tv program. Personal training services are available from So FIT staff.

Events & Celebrations


A stately European glass house. Nestled in the hotel’s picturesque garden, this exquisite meeting space with an all-glass interior is one of a kind and serves as the perfect venue for private gatherings, dining receptions or anniversary celebrations


A stately European glass house. Nestled in the hotel’s picturesque garden, this exquisite meeting space with an all-glass interior is one of a kind and serves as the perfect venue for private gatherings, dining receptions or anniversary celebrations

La Veranda

For over a century, Hotel Metropole Hanoi has welcomed distinguished guests and dignitaries. As well as award-winning cuisine and a prestigious address in the heart of the historic quarter, the Metropole also offers executive meeting and exhibition spaces in a range of set-ups, with all the details taken care of with heart-warming grace.

An inspired setting. This multi-purpose venue, fashioned in a sophisticated palette of maroon, indigo and mahogany, overlooks the hotel’s landscaped pool and the luxuriant garden. Located on the ground floor, La Veranda is accessible from the Opera Wing Lobby.

About 200 sq. metres in size, La Veranda can host receptions for up to 150 people: conferences, board meetings, gala dinners, evening cocktails or grand banquets…

Thang Long Hall

The largest of the hotel reception rooms, Thang Long room can accommodate up to 200 people, making it ideal for international conferences, gala events or cocktails.

Stately atmosphere, evoking European-style elegance. This luxuriously outfitted space, the most spacious in the hotel, can be partitioned into two separate meeting rooms. Facing Ly Thai To Street, Thang Long hall is accessible from the Opera Wing entrance.

With the Metropole’s dedicated team of event planners and concierges, plan your own legendary event, from an intimate gathering to an extravagant themed dinner to dazzling wedding reception. Our facilities boast state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, bespoke arrangements and décor and award-winning cuisine and cocktails.

Conference Centre

Understated elegance. Catering to guests with particular business needs, the Conference Center provides a range of services from high-tech equipment rentals to meeting spaces to secretarial services. The atmosphere is refreshingly contemporary, blending dark wood with hues of light yellow and slate gray. Equipped with modern audio-visual technologies, the 3 boardrooms can accomodate from 6 to 20 people.

Comfort and confidentiality is guaranteed. Located on the ground floor and easily accessible from both wings of the hotel, the Conference and Business Centre is open from 7am. to 11pm. and has excellent facilities.

Dong Do Hall

Dong Do room, a beautiful and multi-functional space of 48 sq. metres in size, suitable for receptions and private events, is the perfect setting for organising important board meetings, directors’ committees and private dinners for groups of up to 32 people.

Extra Facilities

La Boutique Du Metropole

La boutique du Metropole has been created for guests to take home a scent, a touch, a taste…
…a memory of this celebrated landmark.

Located between the both wings, overlooking the hotel courtyard, this luxury 45 square metre gift shop within the Phung Hieu street luxury shopping zone is open every day from 7.30am. to 9.30 pm. It provides a sumptuous selection of exquisite Vietnamese lacquered goods and pottery made by skilled local craftsmen… Besides gifts and souvenirs, La Boutique also offers a wide range of hand-tailored clothing, accessories, jewelry and linen. A must-see for fans of beautiful traditional materials such as silk, linen and natural stoneware.

Passionate shoppers will find a haven at the Metropole Arcade, featuring designer collections from Louis Vuitton, salvatore Ferragamo, bally and Chopard. Or drop by the Hermes boutique.
Hermès selected The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi for the launch of its first shop in Vietnam. With great skill and subtlety, as in other Hermès boutiques the world over, the Parisian architectural design agency RDAI succeeded in integrating a completely contemporary décor on the ground floor of a listed building. Covering 110 sq. metres, this new area is accessible both from the elegant Phole Phung Hieu street and the hotel gardens, with a design based on light and transparency. As he enters the boutique, the visitor is welcomed by the emblematic ex-libris inscription in the stone floor and, looking across the vast light-filled space his eye is attracted by the splendid view of the gardens. The Molianos natural limestone floor, marmorino beige walls and matt white ceiling create an atmosphere of comfort and serenity.

L’Epicerie Du Metropole

Located on Ly Thai To Street, L’Epicerie du Metropole has been well-known to local customers and guests of the hotel for many years. As a place in which client could buy and enjoy different kinds of cakes, pastries, home made products as well as famous products originally imported from France, L’Epicerie is a habitual destination of gastronomes in the heart of capital.

Inspired by the Paris-style shops, L’Epicerie offers casual experience in a French conventional ambience. Whenever coming to the world of L’Epicerie, guests are always surprised by a delicious flavor of pastries, sweet chocolates, and fresh fruits that make an unforgettable impression. The shop has been also becoming more and more attractive to Hanoi residents when it provides distinguished wines, fashion magazine, newspaper or cooking books by famous chefs in the shop.

Immediately after being expanded and renovated in September 2008, L’Epicerie du Metropole has been providing not only the familiar home-made and well-known imported products from France, such as Hediard Paris (1854), Lenôtre, Fauchon, Maxim’s de Paris, etc., but also flowers, different kinds of spices, tea, coffee or ice-cream. Furthermore, L’Epicerie will continue to offer a great selection of exceptional gifts in significant events, like Mid-autumn festival, Lunar New Year, Valentine, and Christmas… for your choice. The clients can also enjoy the L’Epicerie’s products in the renovated shop or bring home with take-away items. L’Epicerie’s service offers a higher level of exclusivity, by professional and hospitable staffs.

Metropole Cooking Class

Hotel Metropole Hanoi’s globally reputed cuisine was the starting point for opening the hotel school of cookery. Vietnamese cuisine was influenced by the long association of Vietnam with Chinese rule, French colonialism, the incursions of South-East Asia and its fierce individuality.

Veritable immersion in local culture, the experience starts with a stroll in the local market accompanied by the Spices Garden Chef, to discover Vietnamese ingredients, their flavours and their secrets. This is followed by a cookery demonstration in the hotel kitchen where everyone plays an active role. After class, lunch is served in the Spices Garden Vietnamese restaurant to sample the different dishes prepared during the demonstration.

There are several different themes on offer and programs are very flexible in order to adapt to guests’ schedules.

Luxury Limousine Service

Discover the Hanoi of yesterday and today -in style. Imagine cruising down the city’s tree-lined boulevards in a shiny vintage Citroën, BMW X5, BMW Series 5 or BMW Series 7. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s gracious fleet of luxury limousines will transform the way you and your guests experience Hanoi.


Legendary Suites

The Metropole has for over a century welcomed celebrated authors, actors, ambassadors and heads of state. Along with the W. Somerset Maugham and Charlie Chaplin suites, the Graham Greene Suite is a testament to the rich history of the Metropole, with its French classical architecture, cool wooden floors and fin de siècle décor.

Graham Greene suite

Located on the second floor of the historic Metropole wing, the Graham Greene Suite is decorated in a classical French style with a touch of Indochina ambience. Elegant wood lamps, colonial armoires, antique ceiling fans and beautiful hand-made artworks, all work together to produce a luxurious and stately atmosphere – one fit for a president, a grand artist or a royal family member. You will enjoy a large entrance, a dining area with a conference table to seat six, two bedrooms (one with a king size bed, one with a double bed), a washroom and a charming bathroom with large pedestal sink and separate standing shower. Outside the window are scenic views of Paul Bert Park, dating back to 1900s and the beautiful European-style hundred-year-old Government Guesthouse.

Charlie Chaplin Suite

Located on the third floor of the historic Metropole wing, the Charlie Chaplin Suite is a romantic haven to spend cherished moments and create memories with that special someone. An elegant living room with antique style furniture evokes the feeling of a bygone era. A luxurious sofa invites you to relax and large louvre windows looking onto the peaceful French quarter add to the suites unique appeal. Additionally, a collection of Chaplin portraits hang from the wall and a series of Chaplin’s movies are provided to surround you with the memories of this well-known artist. When you are ready to turn in for the day, our warm and comfortable queen-size bed will lull you to sleep. And, a recently restored, marble-appointed bathroom offers additional luxury.

Somerset Maugham Suite

Located on the first floor of the historic Metropole wing, overlooking the hotel garden, Somerset Maugham Suite is ideal for discerning guests who desire convenience in a grand atmosphere. This suite consists of a spacious living room, an elegant bedroom, a washroom and a luxurious bathroom with separate standing shower. It has been exquisitely furnished with great attention to detail. The interior presents a refined Indochina charm. A color selection of white, cream, gold and brown is accented with original honey-oak wooden floors. In addition, the suite offers a dining room table, which is perfect for entertaining or for small intimate meetings. Broadband Internet access and telephone with voice mail are just a few of the amenities featured in this suite.

Metropole Wing

In the original Metropole Wing, turn-of-the-century elegance unfolds through French architectural details and elaborate accents of Asian design. The Metropole Wing’s 106 Luxury and Grand Luxury Rooms showcase the elegance of an inspired era, with mahogany furnishings, plush Vietnamese silks, timeless ceiling fans, century-old wainscotting and porcelain lighting features.

Luxury Rooms

Located in the historic Metropole Wing, the Luxury Rooms showcase a richly cultured interior décor that is distinctive of 1920s France, with hardwood floors and mahogany furnishings.

Grand Luxury Rooms

Lustrous Vietnamese silk, ceramic lamps and rice-paper wall lanterns lend a touch of Asian sophisitication to the Grand Luxury Rooms, while a Victorian daybed by the wall-to-wall window is ideal for lounging with your favourite novel.

Opera Wing

The more contemporary Opera wing owes its name to its location, right opposite the famous Opera house offering 236 guestrooms and 19 suites. Each room in the Opera wing has been individually furnished and decorated in neoclassic style. Exquisite fabrics, harmonious red, black and white decor, state-of-the-art equipment in the bathrooms.

Premium Rooms

The Premium Rooms showcase lofty, bright interiors with elegantly finished timber floors. With open-plan design and outfitted with French windows, the living area offers an ideal space for relaxation after a day of shopping and sightseeing. Bedecked in white marble tiles, the batroom features a cast-iron bathtub and luxurious amenities.

Grand Premium Rooms

Occupying the Club Floor of the Opera Wing, the Grand Premium Rooms epitomise a world of cultured sophistication and creative luxury. The sensual interior, bedecked with luxurious wood, black leather, velvet and marble, is generously proportioned with an open-plan design that flows seamlessly from the living sleeping and working areas to the spa bathroom complete with period-inspired claw-foot tub.

Club Floor guests enjoy extra privileges in the exclusive Club Lounge, including daily international newspapers, use of business facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi connection, breakfast, high tea, evening cocktails, and more.

Prestige Suites

Located in the Opera Wing, the Prestige Suites are newly renovated and consist of one bedroom and one small living room offering the neo-classical interior design. Some suites can be inter-connected to a Grand Premium room or Premium room. The 64 m2 rooms are in contemporary style using luxurious wood and fabrics, bright colors and are equipped with Bose Sound Dock system, iPod, broadband Internet access and flat screen TV with DVD player.

Grand Prestige Suite

Grand Prestige Suite, pride of the Club Metropole, has been created to ensure guest’s upmost comfort in a contemporary, yet luxurious atmosphere. Enjoy the latest level of technology equipment within the historic charm of our colonial hotel.

Approximately 200 square meters, featuring ambient lighting it creates a fantastic retreat. Digital Bose surround sound, a large plasma TV’s, a comfortable lounge, library and office area, one Master bedroom, one connecting Grand Premium Room, individual spa room, dining area for 8 people, magnificent bathroom with French standing bathtub and steam shower, nightly drinks from the full open bar and around the clock Butler service; all feature, making this the most exclusive residence in the Hotel. The Grand Prestige suite is truly the ultimate expression of luxury and opulence at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.

Gastronomy & Bar


Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has a choice of bars as well as restaurants. Each with a distinct personality, decor and ambiance … These locations allow guests to experience the hotel in a slightly different way depending on the time of day or their personal preference.

La Terrasse

At La Terrasse, inspired by the famous Parisian cafés, visitors are plunged into the heart of Hanoi’s bustling urban life. Observing passers-by, reading the papers, sipping a glass of Perrier, time slips by imperceptibly. Café furniture, antique ceiling fans and the streetlife … a whiff of France wafting right in the heart of Vietnam.

Le Club

The Gallic ambiance at the Club Bar varies according to the time of day. With live jazz in the evenings, guests sample exceptional grand crus or the ultimate classic cocktails. And every day, between 3 and 6pm, a irresistible chocolate buffet opens in the Club Bar. Praline, ganache, eclairs, mille-feuille pastries, chocolate fountain, a selection of every imaginable kind of French pâtisseries and delectable chocolate in every shape and form… Its reputation has spread well beyond the borders of Vietnam, and it is now an essential destination for Japanese.

Bamboo Bar

The Bamboo Bar with its local-style roof and wooden floor is an ideal spot to relax beside the delightful swimming pool with a refreshing cocktail. The casual setting of this poolside venue invites guests to unwind with the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi signature Graham Greene Martini. Adjacent to le Club, Bamboo Bar serves light snacks, gourmet ice creams, desserts, fruit juices, coffees, teas and refreshing cocktails.


Three menus, three experiences, three essential Hanoi references… The three Metropole restaurants are all famous dining venues, each offering a different and exotic experience: the traditional Beaulieu, the best of France on the far side of the world, the authentic Spices Garden, the ultimate in Vietnamese gastronomy, and Angelina, the Italian wine bar, the capital’s latest hotspot.

Le Beaulieu

Renowned for its exquisite French cuisine – perfectly crafted in both flavour and presentation – multi-award winning Le Beaulieu has for over a century been the venue of dazzling soirées and sublime Sunday brunches. Wine connoisseurs will find pleasure in Le Beaulieu’s impressive wine list featuring selections by our passionate Head Sommelier.

One hundred years old like the hotel, this mythical dining destination frequented by war correspondants (Graham Greene, Lucien Bodart…) and also politicians, entrepreneurs and diplomats is directed by head chef André Bosia. The decor is a unique Sofitel blend of Indochinese ambiance and French sophistication: marble and wooden parquet floors, large windows overlooking the street, soft breeze wafting from the ceiling fans, lit by chandeliers at nightfall… An exclusive selection of cigars and one of the finest wine cellars in Hanoi, housing over 100 grands crus, excellent champagne and vintage French and New World wines, a symbol of French heritage.

Spices Garden

Vietnamese culinary tradition redefined with Frenc flair. Enjoy views of the lush gardens courtyard and swimming pool. Embark on an adventure of the palette with the exotic flavours of Hanoi’s bustling cuisine, with “pho” noodle soup, tender spicy barbequed pork and the freshest of garden vegetables, spices and herbs.

Chefs Madam Van, who has worked in The Metropole kitchens for 17 years and Madam Kim Hai form a duo familiar with all the secrets of traditional Vietnamese recipes, such as Pho, the very popular Chinese soup that one can buy from vendors on every street corner in Hanoi. Every lunchtime there is a spectacular buffet: overflowing with a multitude of entrées and main courses. With cutting edge decor, candy colours and new veranda, dinner at the Spices Garden is a whole new experience, revealing the many different facets of Vietnamese cuisine and its finest specialities from both North and South. Hanoi nems and spring rolls from the north, prawns with lemongrass from the Hué region, Saigon chicken, plus an infinite variety of ways of preparing beef including a recipe formerly used for cooking tiger meat. Utterly unique, from its decor to the quality of the cuisine, this restaurant astonishes even Vietnamese guests.


The concept of “wining and dining” comes to life at Hanoi’s most chic Italian restaurant and lounge. With avant-garde design, a “who’s who” guest list, live DJ music and a wine cellar filled with rare vintages and top-shelf labels, Angelina is the venue for sumptuous cuisine, champagne cocktails, and evening soirées to remembered.

Angelina at the Hotel Metropole Hanoi has recruited one of Macao’s finest Italian chefs, Egidio Latorraca, to supply some panache to the city’s Italian aspirations. More than just a restaurant, Angelina is Hanoi’s hip hotspot! Where all Hanoi meets up to sample wine, Italian spirits, new and original cocktails, martinis and rare cigars. Often a crowd of over 100 people gather outside on the pavement to wait for a table, an eclectic population, a cross-section of society including travellers of all nationalities, officials and local celebrities, Hanoi’s most fashionable hairdresser, the deputy director of the hotel… No two nights are ever the same at Angelina– it’s all about spontaneity. This Italian restaurant and wine bar is now the place to be in Hanoi for anyone who looking for an exceptional wining and dining experience with creative conceptual cuisine. Colourful and attractive, the food is a reflection of the setting.


Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District
Tel: +84 4 3826 6919


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