Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is the place to stay

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is the place to stay

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

The iconic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi landed two prestigious honours this month, drawing glowing praise in the inaugural Michelin Guide for hotels in Vietnam and earning a coveted spot in the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards.

“This is simply the place to stay in Hanoi,” the Michelin Guide writes in its review of the historic hotel. “The luxury here is not a function of the number of switches and buttons on the bedside control panel; this is an old-school five-star hotel, with a discreet atmosphere and service fit for executives and statesmen alike … On the whole, an utterly fascinating experience.”

The inaugural Michelin Guide for hotels in Vietnam, launched on June 7, spotlights 29 luxury hotels and resorts in various cities, beach destinations and islands, along with a separate guide focused on restaurants in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The guide praises Metropole Hanoi’s recently relaunched modern French fine dining restaurant Le Beaulieu (“well-known for fine French cuisine and an extensive selection of wines”) and upscale traditional Vietnamese venue Spices Garden, along with its rich atmosphere of history. The hotel’s “sense of not-so-distant past is what gives the Metropole its unique personality, and sets it apart from the shiny new mega-hotels of the East.”

Le Beaulieu

Earlier in June, Metropole Hanoi was also named one of the top city hotels in Vietnam in the Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023.

The industry-leading U.S.-based travel magazine’s Luxury Awards Asia Pacific were announced on June 5, highlighting the very best in the region’s hospitality, from top city, beach, island and upcountry hotels to the best hotel pools, spas and general managers.

For more information on Metropole Hanoi or to make a booking, please call 0243 826 6919 (ext. 8500), email or visit


La Terrasse

A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, the Hotel Metropole Hanoi has a long tradition as a luxury venue for prestigious events and a popular rendezvous for business and leisure travellers such as playwrights, ambassadors and heads of state. The recipient of numerous international awards for its fine service, this legendary landmark has contributed to the richness of local heritage.

The hotel includes 364 rooms. The historic Metropole wing has 106 guest-rooms and three Legendary Suites. The suites are named after famous residents and visitors to the hotel (Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham with private garden) and have access to the Club Lounge.

Graham Greene Suite

We proudly welcome our esteemed guests from all over the world.

The Metropole restaurants and bars are all famous dining venues, each offering a different exotic experience: Le Beaulieu has the best French fare in this corner of the world; Spices Garden offers the ultimate in Vietnamese gastronomy; angelina – Hanoi’s bespoke bar-lounge-restaurant, La Terrasse brings Parisian-style to the sidewalks of Hanoi; Le Club Bar treats guests to its famous chocolate buffet and cool jazz performances; and, finally, Bamboo Bar brings poolside lounging to the next level.

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