Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Address: 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi, is near Hoa Lo Prison, Bat Trang Ceramic, Night Market, and Duong Lam.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsSofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

    Reviewed by meznglenn

    Very Classy

    Reviewed Aug 21, 2015
    by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Treated like royalty! An absolutely top class hotel. Don't need to lift a finger. Like stepping back in time to a very elegant era.

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    Reviewed by threehourtour

    Marie would have loved it actually - no joke!

    Reviewed Jul 22, 2015
    by (2 reviews) Hollister, CA , United States Flag of United States

    A very lovely hotel with a French Colonial feel. Reminds me of the French Quarter, NOLA. A pleasant surprise for our first stop in Vietnam. The rooms are among the nicest I've ever been in. And the staff has been ultra hospitable. Nice!

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    Reviewed by garygeiser

    Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

    Reviewed Feb 3, 2015
    by (5 reviews) Denton, Texas, United States , United States Flag of United States

    Great hotel.

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    Reviewed by hallenmont

    Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

    Reviewed Apr 10, 2014
    by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Very comfortable room with everything a weary traveller needs, especially the comfortable bed!

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    Reviewed by geoffandsandy

    Comfortable, elegant and reccomended.

    Reviewed Jan 8, 2014
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Lovely old grand hotel. Friendly and efficient staff, most spoke English. Easy walk to the old city and the French Quarter. Got our award for the best breakfasts of our trip.

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    Reviewed by caitsinasia

    Old historic hotel, opened 1901, go to bamboo bar for drink

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2013
    by (12 reviews) , United States Flag of United States


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    Reviewed by spoonball

    Old world and old money

    Reviewed Jan 6, 2013
    by (10 reviews) Saint Louis, MO and Bonita Springs, FL , United States Flag of United States

    This hotel is exquisite but it is pricey. There are two entrances ... more classically old, with lots of dark wood and staff in old fashioned uniforms. The other ismore contemporary, very light and bright with marble and modern furntiure. The one it seems caters to business people and groups; the other to Old Money. Food is good, hotel is beautiful. Meals elsewhere have been good and cheap. Here they are just good.

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    Reviewed by davidwshih

    Excellent overall

    Reviewed Oct 7, 2011
    by (3 reviews) , China Flag of China

    The historical hotel is beautiful and lots of restaurants and bars to choose from. The concierge at the hotel is excellent and helped out in all aspects to help us from recovering a lost mobile phone on the taxi coming in from the airport to booking water puppet tickets and getting the front row seats at face value.

    The only drawback is that checkin is quite slow (not sure why), but there are comfortable seats to wait in the lobby and free wifi to kill time.

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    Reviewed by endlessummer

    very opulent

    Reviewed Jul 5, 2011
    by (11 reviews) Cowes Victoria Australia , Australia Flag of Australia

    5 and a half star what else can I say there is service and more service. Anything is possible here

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

    Lovely hotel, but noisy


    Hi, I stayed at the Metropole in December 2004, and found it to be a very well run hotel and very pleasant. Excellent morning buffet! Just wanted to add that it has two wings: old and new. I stayed in both and while the old wing is definitely more charming, with antique furniture etc, it was really noisy as it faces the front of the hotel. Hanoi people love to honk their horns and it really drove me nuts. I shifted over to the new wing, which is very much like a standard room... but it was quiet so I could sleep!

    Fabulous hotel


    Stayed in the old wing for 2 nights in mid June. Hotel was beautiful, laid out like a resort. Great pool.

    Excellent breakfast in Spices Garden restaurant. Also fabulous degustation dinner menu in same restaurant - one of the most memorable meals I've had. We should have taken all our meals at the hotel's restaurants, as we found the street food terrible and the cafes in the area very touristy and their food very ordinary.

    Provided an oasis from the heat, dust, pollution and noise of a small, dirty city.

    Fantastic experience


    Stayed on 2 separate occasions in June for a total of 4 nights. Cannot fault the room, service, pool, concierge of reception desk. Incredibly comfortable beds.

    Got upgraded to a HUGE Studio for free. Fantastic room, especially the king size bed.

    I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants an oasis in the middle of the hectic pace of Hanoi city.

    Great location and afternoon tea


    A very relaxing place, and certainly a great location for seeing Hanoi.

    My room was a little disappointing - not very large and with a fairly miserable view over some drab rooftops. But everything was nice and clean and in good working order, and in any case I was not there to spend all the time in my room.

    It was lovely being able to step out of the hotel and walk to all the sights. The weather was extremely hot when I was there, so it was even lovelier to come back to the hotel into the cool! Afternoon tea in the restaurant was an absolute delight, and the pool was very relaxing and very well attended to with towels, drinks, etc.

    The front desk had a folder of tours, provided by outside companies. They had quite a range and I took two that were both good value (one to the Perfume Pagoda, which I would highly recommend though it was hard work in the heat; the other to a ceramic "village" which just turned out to be a small factory - vaguely interesting but I wouldn't recommend it).

    Bit overrated!


    We chose to stay at the Metropole because of the amazing reviews we read everywhere, but having stayed there i'm not so certain.

    Service with very few exceptions was average. The hotel staff were not as polite or courteous as I've seen in other Asian countries- Thailand, Indosesia. This was especially true of our experience over the 2 days in two of the restaurants. Also the vietnamese food we had at the local restaurants outside were superb compared to the hotels specality restaurant. But the hotel concierger were helpful in helping us plan day trips from there.

    We stayed at the old wing, and that was very nice. The rooms had been renovated, so we were not as hot as we anticipated. We also checked the rooms in the new wing- and glad we did not choose them. No character at all- just concrete.

    Although we did not visit the Hilton, it seemed very appealing from the outside.

    Stay in the Old part


    There were five of us traveling and we stayed collectively for four nights, divided between the old and new wings. Stay in the original wing if you like colonial charm-stay in the new part if you like continental neutrality. We had the opportunity to stay in both. The breakfast is fabulous and it offers local cuisine as well as European and American fares. Great place to have laundry done. No bar scene, did not dine there but there are several restaurants. Fitness center and spa are average-but friendly and accomodating. Don't mail postcards from hotel, they will not arrive.

    Old World Charm


    We were given a room in the original wing built in 1901 but it was a little too "authentic" for my husband and on the main street (noisy). We were told that European guests usually choose the old wing and Asian guests like the new wing, I'm Australian so not sure where I fit in! We were transferred the next day, without any problems, to the new wing and found it gorgeous. Built in keeping with the period of the original hotel, but beautifully new and with modern facilities. Superbly comfortable bed, spacious room. The Metropole is very central and comfortable walking distance to Hoen Kiem Lake, Fanny's Icecream Parlour!!!!! A government department store, Main post office, Water Puppets, plenty of restaurants and even (if you are energetic) the Old Streets. The buffet breakfast was excellent but there was no regular buffet dinner except for a few nights they had a special "Cheese Buffet". No kidding, the whole buffet was cheese, from Fondue to Cheesecake. The hotel service and amenities were faultless and the hotel has a no tipping policy which was surprising ..."Your satisfaction is our thank you". The rooms and public areas lovely and spotlessly clean and I can definitely recommend the Sofitel Metropole. Hanoi is amazing. Can't wait to go back.

    Best in Hanoi


    We stayed at the Metropole for six nights in January, 2005. This is a comfortable and well-run hotel in an excellent location.

    Service standards are generally very high. Front desk, housekeeping, business center and health club are excellent. The Beaulieu restaurant is excellent for breakfast and good for dinner.

    There are two problems with this hotel. First, street side rooms are very noisy-- motorcyle noise is constant from 6 am until midnight. We moved to a garden side room which was much better. Second, rooms on the Metropole side of the hotel need rennovation. The hotel has started this process but did not know when it will be completed. The Opera side of the hotel has much newer rooms but does not have the historic charm of the Metropole side.

    This is a first class hotel and is the best place to stay in Hanoi. Recommended.

    An Oasis


    You'll need this oasis in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. Clean...lovely rooms... high thread count on the sheets...creme caramel on the breakfast buffet...a bit of a language barrier with the staff...stay away from the French restaurant....the cafe with the garden is your best bet

    Best Hotel in Hanoi


    We stayed at this hotel last November (2003). Our room has a beautiful balcony overlooking the historic diplomat building. The rooms are tastefully decorated. The staff was very polite and efficient. The hotel breakfast buffet was excellent. It is truely a 5-star hotel.

    We are looking forward to stay at this hotel again, during our Christmas 2004 vacation with our children.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Hanoi

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    A travel blog entry by threehourtour on Jul 22, 2015

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    We toured the city of Hanoi today. Had a wonderful breakfast at the hotel. We're still getting used to the coffee - it's different everywhere we go. Today was via a French press - tasty but very strong. I miss Java Hut :) We are on the lookout for the Civit Cat Coffee or Kopi Luwak (the Civit Cat is a relative of the mongoose) - apparently they …

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