The Metropole Hanoi Hotel is one of those legendary hotels that embrace a part of a country’s history, and that is why Sofitel, the owner of the place, tagged it as a “Sofitel Legend.” Built in 1901 by two French investors, it was chosen by the government to be the official hotel for visiting VIP’s following the Vietnamese independence. During and after the war, it was used as a base for press and diplomats. It even comprises an ancient bunker, listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site since 2013.
Today, the Metropole is a prestigious hotel comprising a fine decoration and a remarkable service. It offers different kinds of rooms and suites. The most well-known are probably the Charlie Chaplin and the Graham Greene suites. The hotel’s aisles stretch around the central pool next to which guests may find the Bamboo Bar. La Terrasse, situated alongside the building is a great venue to plunge into the bustling Hanoi. Three restaurants offer mouthwatering specialties: Le Beaulieu and its list of fine wines, Spices Garden, which combines French and Vietnamese flavors, and the Italian restaurant Angelina. The Metropole also comprises a fitness centre, a spa, a fine grocery shop and cooking classes.