Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
By Bart Conley
Last week we toured The Reverie Saigon this week we check out the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. in part two of our five part series of luxury honeymoon locations across Asia.
If it was good enough for alleged newlyweds Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard back in the 1930s, the grande dame of Vietnam is even more posh, and more atmospheric today.
Hanoi, with its wide sidewalks, its leafy thoroughfares and smattering of in-town lakes is an eminently walkable city. And what more do honeymooners want of their inaugural days together than to be out and about, hand in hand?
Unless of course, they’re indoors. Indoors at the hotel, Le Spa du Metropole is the essence of Old School urban chic, and the beneficiary of a Top-5 list of the best hotel spas in the world by a major U.S. travel magazine. They didn’t have a spa for their first 108 years, but they got one in 2009, and they’ve made up for lost time.
What else? Lounge singers at Le Club in the evening. A chocolate buffet every evening. And if Charlie an Paulette are your thing, there is the Charlie Chaplin Suite.