Luxury hotel holiday Sofitel Metropole Hanoi Hanoi

The Sofitel Metropole in boasts an excellent central location in the city it is within easy reach of the rich mixture of architecture of the city and well as the many historical sights and museums. Spend days exploring the Temple of Literature, The One Pillar Pagoda and the Museum of Ethnology before returning to the comfort of the hotel. Guests will enjoy the luxurious style of the Sofitel Metropole as well as the wonderful spa and dining facilities.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Return scheduled flights London to Vietnam
  • Private car transfers airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

The Sofitel Metropole Hotel is a beautiful five-star hotel in Hanoi that combines wonderful facilities with historic elegance and luxury.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Hanoi

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 40-minutes' drive from Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

Hotel facilities and services

3 Restaurants, 4 bars, spa with treatment rooms and steam bath, fitness area, swimming pool, boutique shops, room service, nearby parking.

Out and about nearby

Located in central Hanoi near the banks of the Red River. Within walking distance of the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda, Imperial Citadel. A short distance from Hanoi Opera House. The mixture of different architecture of the city and many museums including the Museum of Ethnology.

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1136

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi is a wonderful five-star hotel located in the old French Quarter of the city. Nestled on a tree lined avenue the charming façade of the hotels echoes the history of this special property and the elegance of the interiors that awaits guests. Dark wood furnishings and marble flooring greets guests in the reception area and allude to the luxury and opulence of the rooms beyond. The Sofitel Metropole is a large hotel containing 364 rooms and suites. Each room blends period colonial features and furnishings, with modern Vietnamese influences which grand the rooms an element of chic elegance. The rooms are again characterised by the beautiful dark wood furniture and flooring, which, coupled with rich fabrics and delicately patterned wallpapers, create a sense of luxurious comfort in each room. The suites at the hotel provide particularly spacious accommodation, with many containing separate living and dining areas. After days spent exploring the eclectic mix of architecture in the city and visiting the many historical and cultural delights, guests will find the hotel to be an oasis of calm and relaxation. Enjoy the indulgent spa area which contain treatment rooms and suites as well as a steam room and outdoor pool. Unwind, surrounded by dark wood decorations, rich hued wall paper, oriental lamps and authentic shutters. The warm light from the lamps cast a warm and welcoming light over the rooms, creating a cosy and intimate atmosphere. In the evenings guests will struggle to choose between the excellent range of restaurants at the hotel. Enjoy a pre- dinner drink at the Parisian style La Terrasse or perhaps a cocktail at the popular Bamboo Bar, which invites guests to relax by the pool under the cover of the thatched roof. The hotel offers a range of restaurants, from the chic decoration of Le Beaulieu which serves a delicious array of French delicacies to the authentic Vietnamese flavours of the Spices Garden which offers a palette of exotic tastes to excite the senses. A charming blend of classical colonial style and modern Vietnamese influences the five-star Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi is an excellent choice for its quality of service and wonderful facilities.

Room descriptions

The Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi has 364 rooms and suites all with air conditioning, TV, safe, mini bar and coffee and tea facilities.

Luxury Room
Grand Luxury Room
Premium Room
Grand Premium Room
Prestige Suite with small living area
Grand Prestige Suite with lounge, library and office space, individual spa room and dining area
Graham Greene Suite with separate living area and jacuzzi bath tub
Charlie Chaplin Suite with separate living area and jacuzzi bath tub
Somerset Maugham Suite with separate living area and jacuzzi bath tub

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1136

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

The journey and how you get there

The Sofitel Metropole Hotel in Hanoi is usually booked as part of our tailormade touring holidays of Vietnam. In this case travel arrangements and transfers between places are included as part of the tour. The hotel can also be visited as a stand-alone holiday by flying from London to Hanoi. A transfer will then be arranged to your hotel which is a 40-minute drive away. Vietnam Airways flies direct from London to Vietnam, but we can also arrange for you to fly with other airlines, particularly if you want a stopover en-route or want to combine Vietnam with another country (Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia are the obvious ones).

Additional information

Children: Some rooms can interconnect on request.

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1136

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

About Vietnam

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Vietnam transports travellers to this serene and vast country. Tracing a long, languid curve down the eastern edge of South East Asia, Vietnam is a land of extraordinary natural beauty. Soaring mountains and swaying rice fields, sweeping beaches and the mighty Mekong, Vietnam has it all, with Halong Bay and its iconic limestone towers the jewel in the country’s dazzling crown. Surviving war after war, colonial rule and communism, Vietnam’s people are determinedly upbeat and inventive, imbuing its cities with a crackling energy almost 24 hours per day. Hanoi is its bristling capital, with elegant colonial buildings overlooking avenues buzzing with motorbikes; old, imperial capital Hue is the cultural heartbeat, with palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples, and a biennial arts festival worth the airfare alone; Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as it’s still universally known – is all hustle and bustle, an intoxicating blend of the old and the new, with teeming markets dwarfed by towering skyscrapers. If Vietnam’s cities prove too much, the Mekong Delta provides an ancient, intoxicating foreverness of rice fields and sleepy villages, with river trips taking you along the country’s timeless lifeblood. Inland, peasant women in conical hats still tend to their fields, children ride buffalos along country paths and farmers scratch out a living from rice fields cascading down the sheerest of hillsides. But if Vietnam’s hilly countryside is beautiful, its coastline is simply stunning. With its smattering of limestone karsts rising out of the mist, Halong Bay is the undoubted showstopper, but there are also some stunning beaches. Hoi An and Danang are blessed with sweeps of sand and offer a choice of water sports to match anywhere in Asia. A stunning country of vivid colours and dramatic landscapes, with sensational food, exquisite boutique hotels, and a warmth of welcome that will surprise and overwhelm, Vietnam ensures a wonderful holiday.

Highlights of Vietnam

Boat trips on Halong Bay, with the more adventurous able to explore its caves and secret lagoons by kayak, paddling around its limestone peaks; the long, sweeping beaches of Nha Trang; Vietnamese cuisine, bursting with fresh, vivid spices, as delicious in roadside food stalls as in top restaurants such as Mango Rooms in Hoi An; historic, riverside Hoi An, with superb galleries, particularly Apricot and Mai Tai galleries in the Old Quarter, and Dong Phong Art Gallery in the French Quarter; full-moon ‘Legendary Nights’ in Hoi An, when vehicles are banned from the Old Town, which is transformed into a magical land of silk lanterns, traditional food, song and dance, and games in the streets; explore Phong Nha Cave, the largest and most impressive cave in the country; cycle through Ho Chi Minh City, the city where bike is king; the beaches and unique Cham architecture of Quy Nhon; the rugged mountain retreat of Sapa, home to a plethora of minority tribes, and gateway to the Tonkinese Alps; the mountain town of Dalat; Cat Tien National Park, a lush refuge for city dwellers with ample hiking and bird-watching, plus elephants, crocodiles and the endangered Javan rhino; the beaches of Mui Ne; river trips on the Mekong river, past river towns and sleepy villages, floating markets and fish stalls; the white-sand beaches of Phu Quoc, a little developed forested island gem; Hue, the old imperial capital and now the intellectual, cultural and spiritual heart of Vietnam.

Travel around Vietnam

The 1,600-mile Vietnamese railway system, operated by Vietnam Railways, runs along the coast between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and links the capital with Hai Phong and northern towns. While sometimes even slower than buses, trains offer a more relaxing way to get around and more room than the jam-packed buses. Vietnam has an enormous number of rivers that are at least partly navigable, but the most important by far is the Mekong River and its tributaries. Scenic day trips by boat are possible on rivers in Hoi An, Danang, Hué, Tam Coc and even HCMC, but only in the Mekong Delta are boats used as a practical means of transport. Boat trips are also possible on the sea. Cruising the islands of Halong Bay is a must for all visitors to north Vietnam. In the south, a trip to the islands off the coast of Nha Trang is popular.

Facts in brief

Capital Hanoi
Airport There are three international airports in Vietnam. They are Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai airport in Hanoi and Da Nang Airport in Da Nang.
Size 128,000 sq. miles
Population 95 million
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