The Sofitel Legend Metropole is a sumptuous and elegant hotel set in the heart of Hanoi. It was built in 1901 and has been visited by many famous guests over the years.


Location: It’s located within walking distance of the Old Quarter and is 45 minutes from Hanoi airport.

Facilities: When you’re not exploring the city, the hotel is the perfect place to relax, with two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is heated, as well as a spa, Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. If keeping fit is important, then there’s a fully equipped fitness centre. For a unique insight into life during the Vietnam War visit the bomb shelter located in the hotel’s gardens – this was only discovered in 2011 and now offers many interesting exhibits. If you have children there is also an indoor and outdoor playground.

Restaurants & Bars: The hotel boasts six exquisite restaurants and bars and is most famous for its French restaurant Le Beaulieu, which is nearly as old as the hotel and is renowned for its extravagant brunch.

Accommodation: It has 364 rooms and suites which are spread across two wings. The Metropole Wing provides historical grandeur, whereas the Opera Wing offers neo-classic elegance. All rooms feature Sofitel’s MyBed, Internet, LCD TV with DVD and a stylish bathroom.