Address: 15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi Phone: (84-4) 3826 6919 Fax: (84-4) 3826 6920/ 39347469 Price from:200 USD Description:Vietnam’s first officially accredited five-star property, the Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi is an award-winning French colonial-style hotel lying in the heart of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House. The Sofitel Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam Vietnam’s first officially accredited five-star property, the Sofitel Metropole Hotel Hanoi is an award-winning French colonial-style hotel lying in the heart of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the magnificent Opera House. Boasting a classical white façade, green shutters, original wrought iron detail, wood paneling and a lush courtyard lawn, the hotel is one of the region’s few remaining hotels of its era. Built at the turn of the century by two private French investors, the hotel quickly became the rendezvous point for colonial society in the first half of the century. Following Vietnamese independence in the 1950s, the new national government opted to maintain it as the official hotel for visiting VIP’s, and during and after the war years it became a base for press and diplomats. 90 years after it had risen so gloriously from the swamps of ancient Hanoi, the Thong Nhat Hotel was closed for the face-lift of the century. Under the first phase, the existing hotel was refurbished over an eighteen-month period and reopened in March 1992, again called Hotel Metropole. The second phase started in 1994 when work commenced on the 135-room Opera Wing, and the four-storey Metropole Center office tower above it, both of which opened in late 1996. The Hanoi hotel guest list over the past years has included the Presidents of USA, of France, of Switzerland and of the Republic of Togo, the Prince of Monaco, the King of Malaysia, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, the Prime Ministers from Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, France, Canada, Nigeria, Norway and Vietnam and big business delegations such as the World Presidents Organization, the Asia Leaders Forum as well as famous people like Catherine Deneuve, Charlie Chaplin, Jane Fonda, Stephen Hawking, Oliver Stone, amongst others. It also includes a host of corporate heavyweights and to this day the hotel’s bars remain a haunt for international and local journalists wanting to pick up the latest business news. A 232-room hotel with the choice of 2 restaurants, 3 bars, a swimming pool and health club, Sofitel Metropole is an oasis of charm in the heart of Hanoi, blending the legendary hospitality of the Vietnamese people with the finest facilities befitting it’s European heritage. Location The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Hanoi and is near important landmarks like the Hoan Kiem Lake, the Opera House and the city's administrative and retail centre. Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, souvenir shops, are located half kilometer away from the hotel. Many interesting places in Hanoi are of easy access from the hotel. Some of which are The Sword Resorted Lake and Thank Long Water Puppet Show, located few meters from the hotel. The Ngoc San Temple and the Hanoi Ancient Quarter are just 1 km from the hotel and the Army Museum can be found 2 km away. Few kilometers further are the Fine Art Museum, Lenin Park, Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda and The Ho Chi Minh Museum & Mausoleum. The Citadel Quarter and the One Pillar Pagoda is in easy reach of 4 km. The Thu Le Zoo and The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology are just 6 km from the hotel. Noibai Airport is 35 kilometers away. Special tourist area are King Island Golf Course (30 km), Hoa Lu (80 Km), Do Son Casino (120 km) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site ( 250 km). Tours can be arranged by professional hotel personnel. Accommodation The hotel offers 232 luxury guest rooms and suites including 87 single rooms with Bath and 157 twin rooms with Bath. All rooms are in original Metropole Wing and the new Opera Wing, meticulously designed in colonial style. All the guestrooms are equipped with A/C (H/C), satellite TV, in-house movie, IDD phone, personal safety-box, mini-bar, radio and music system, shaver and hairdryer outlets, voice mail, data port, coffee and tea making facilities. Premium Room The hotel offers 103 elegant rooms in New Wing with city view with double bed or 2 single beds, area are in 32 m2. Rooms are in contemporary architecture using luxurious wood and fabrics, bright colors and glass window. All rooms are comfortable and feature standard amenities. Classic Room The hotel offers 61 rooms in Historical Metropole Wing with city view, double bed or 2 single beds only, area in 32 m2. Rooms are recently renovated in a French classical architecture blending with Vietnamese flair. LCD TV screen 32" with DVD player. All rooms are equipped with all of modern standard amenities for your stay comfortable. Classic Deluxe The hotel offers 36 bigger rooms in Historical Metropole Wing with balcony, queen size bed, area in 37 m2. Rooms are recently renovated in a French classical architecture blending with Vietnamese flair. LCD TV screen 32" with DVD player. Bathroom with separate standing shower. The rooms are large in size and well equipped with sanitary fitting to ensure you a pleasant stay. Classic Suite The hotel offers 9 suites with one living room and one bedroom in Historical Metropole Wing with balcony, 2 m queen size bed area in 45m2. Rooms are recently renovated in a French classical architecture blending with Vietnamese flair. LCD TV screen 32" with DVD player. One bedroom with the option of an inter-connecting classic room. Separate working area. Bathroom with separate standing shower. All rooms are large and equipped with all comforts to provide you with complete relaxation for your stay pleasure. Opera Suite The hotel offers 9 suites with one living room and one bedroom in New Wing with balcony, 2 m queen size bed; 64m2. All rooms are equipped with a wide selection of modern standard amenities to ensure you a pleasant and memorable stay. All room equipped with all comforts to ensure you a relaxation and pleasant stay. Deluxe Suite The hotel offers 5 bigger suite in New Wing with balcony, 2.2 m king size bed; 60m2. Rooms are in contemporary architecture using luxurious wood and fabrics, bright colors and glass window. Living room with beautiful view on the Metropole's interior garden. Convenience standing shower and bathtub. All rooms are equipped with a wide selection of modern standard amenities to ensure you a pleasant and memorable stay. Facilities & Services RECREATION The hotel outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool is an ideal place for guest who wish to relax and unwind after a tiring day. Louis Vuitton offers quality product for your shopping pleasure. Moreover the hotel offers facilities for disabled persons; aerobic studios, sauna, Jacuzzi, massage center and French and Vietnamese cooking lessons. CONFERENCE CENTER Because meetings should also mean meeting the criteria to guarantee success, Sofitel has fashioned a new business meeting experience in prestige hotel venues based on the exceptional and the exemplary: luxuriously fitted spaces, first-class cuisine tailored to your specifications, and dedicated staff. All 7 meeting rooms are on the ground floor. Several rooms can be divided and separated into smaller ones. The largest one can seat up to 250 persons, theatre style. Business center with workspace, Internet connection, fax, phone, scanner, photocopier, secretarial services, slide and overhead projectors, LCD, TV, VCR, simultaneous translation, P/A system, microphones and flipchart for your business convenience. Food & Beverage THE RESTAURANT Le Beaulieu Restaurant : This elegant restaurant offers the best French cuisine in town. Le Beaulieu is particularly famous for evening dinners and its Sunday brunches, which have become a tradition for Hanoi residents. It continues to serve up fine French food and wines for which it has earned its reputation for excellence since the turn of the century. Reservations are recommended. Pies Garden Restaurant : Enjoy the best of Vietnamese cuisine, in an elegant setting with three private dining rooms and an attractive garden terrace offering a great view. THE BAR Le Club Bar: A light airy lounge bar with large windows overlooking the courtyard garden. Le Club Bar is the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing drink or cocktail. Serving continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, chocolate buffet and dinner accompanied by charming live piano music. Met' Pub: The new Met' Pub is one of the city's most popular bars, with live music, great food and more than forty different beers, spirits and imported whiskies to choose from. Poolside Bamboo Bar: A tranquil poolside venue furnished with rattan armchairs and overhead fans, reflecting the atmosphere of a bygone era. Light snacks are complemented by refreshing cocktails. The offers the perfect opportunity for some quiet relaxation.