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Metropole Hanoi awarded 5-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide

According to the Forbes Travel Guide's inspector, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a supremely beautiful hotel, inside and out. Photo courtesy of SLM

HÀ NỘI — Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has been awarded a 5-star rating – the top level of recognition – from Forbes Travel Guide. The recognition was given after an independent ratings agency’s assessment of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas in Việt Nam.

“Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a supremely beautiful hotel, inside and out. Every corner is a compelling photo opportunity, especially in the gleaming historic wing and all-white inner courtyard,” the Forbes Travel Guide noted in its inspector’s highlights.

While the Metropole’s luxurious accommodation and historic facilities earned praise in the guide, its personalised and attentive service both in the hotel and in its award-winning restaurants and spa, impressed any guests, including the inspectors.   

The Metropole Hanoi’s rich history, including its Path of History (and wartime bunker) tour, also has been hailed by the Forbes Travel Guide. The afternoon tea at Le Club Bar, coffee at La Terrasse and cocktails at Bamboo Bar were described as “must-do Hà Nội traditions.”

“All of us here at the Metropole understand that we’re the caretakers of an incredible historical hotel, and that the service we provide must not only be commensurate with the legacy of this Grand Dame but must in many ways exceed expectations,” said General Manager William Haandrikman. “This 5-star rating from Forbes affirms that our team here is doing exactly that.”

In Việt Nam, alongside Metropole Hanoi, the Four Season Resort – The Nam Hai Hoi An in Quảng Nam Province’s ancient town of Hội An also was given the 5-star rating by Forbes Travel Guide.

In order to complete their evaluations, inspectors pay their own way and stay anonymously as typical guests for at least two nights. Forbes Travel Guide says that only 20 per cent of all hotels it rates earn a 5-star rating. — VNS

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