May 11, 2018
Located in the French Quarter of Hanoi, the Sofitel Metropole is one of the best known hotels in the city with a distinctive turn of the 20th century atmosphere. Once popular with famous writers and heads of state, the colonial-style building has been lovingly restored to capture something of its illustrious past. There are three bars, the elegant Le Club cocktail lounge, the Parisian La Terrasse and the laid-back Bamboo Bar, a cool poolside space where people sip drinks and take tea in picturesque surroundings. There’s a pretty courtyard and occasional musical entertainment.