Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
15 Ngo Quyen St., Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam Fodor's Choice
A classic Asian colonial-era hotel in the same league as the Peninsula in Hong Kong and Singapore's Raffles Hotel, the Metropole is Hanoi's most storied accommodation, offering world-class service in a historic building nestled in the French Quarter across from the Hanoi Opera House. The hotel's Metropole Wing preserves the original French colonial aesthetic, which is contrasted by the Opera Wing's neoclassical decor. Guests have easy access to the picture-perfect street-side café. Artifacts, including room keys dating back to 1901, are on display in the lobby.
- <PRO>one of Hanoi's most inviting swimming pools</PRO>
- <PRO>daily tours to the hotel's wartime bomb shelter</PRO>
- <CON>newer rooms are pleasant but lack period charm</CON>
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