Full of romance, character, and history, Vietnam’s capital city is a fitting backdrop for the iconic property that is Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Within walking distance from the Opera House in the French Quarter and the popular Hoan Kiem Lake, the hotel has been a silent witness to Vietnam’s colourful past.
The moment you arrive at the hotel after a 32-kilometre drive from Noi Bai International airport, you are greeted by a receptionist dressed in traditional ao dai against an imposing white façade with green shutters and glass doors. As you set foot into the French colonial-style lobby, you are instantly transported to a different time; marble floors, rustic chandeliers, tasteful woodwork, and louver windows complete the warm, old world vibe.
Opened in 1901 as Hotel Metropole Hanoi, its original two-storey building (now the Metropole Wing) exudes classic French elegance infused with Vietnamese touches. Today, it houses 106 well-appointed guests rooms and three legendary suites named after prominent personalities who stayed at the famed landmark once upon a time: Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, and W Somerset Maugham.