Where to stay in Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Weaving along an infinitely glorious stretch of beach sprawl a strand of visually striking villas, which sit amongst some of the richest cultural heritage in Vietnam. With an architectural design inspired by over 2,500 years of history, the Nam Hai is perfectly placed to devour the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hoi An, My Son and Hue
Azerai La Residence Hue, Vietnam
Azerai La Résidence Hotel & Spa is Hue’s first boutique hotel, comprised of the former French colonial governor’s original mansion and two modern wings built in the same style. This unique property, with its eclectic mix of Art Deco and Oriental design, enjoys a fabulous location on the banks of the Perfume River.
Anantara Hoi An, Vietnam
Located a short stroll from the heart of Hoi An and only a 30 minute drive from the Cua Dai beach overlooking the South China Sea, the elegant Anantara's riverside location is an ideal base from where to explore the charming UNESCO World Heritage old town, full of restaurants, cafes, shops and wonderful cultural sights. This spacious and relaxing resort was built in classic colonial style around a courtyard very much in keeping with the historic flavour of Hoi An. Rooms are simple, minimalist and chic, with a contemporary blend of wood furnishings and natural colours.
Angsana Lang Co, Vietnam
At the heart of central Vietnam, surrounded by sleepy fishing villages, rice paddy fields and the impressive Annamite mountain range, lies the newest edition to the Angsana portfolio; Angsana Lang Co. Located in Lang Co bay, this stunning beachfront property built in 2012, boasts a wealth of accommodation options, eateries and activities as well as a prime position in an unexplored stretch of untouched Vietnamese coastline.
Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam
Banyan Tree Lang Co is a luxury resort set near a quiet fishing village on a large, crescent shaped bay, between Vietnam's ancient imperial capital Hue and the atmospheric heritage town of Hoi An. Part of a larger complex called Laguna Lang Co, the Banyan Tree offers complete privacy, exclusivity and the most luxurious accommodation in this stunning setting.
Intercontinental Danang, Vietnam
A stay at Intercontinental is a complete escape from the busy bustling cities of Vietnam and this is definitely the place for stay for those seeking looking to inject a luxurious and peaceful interlude to their Vietnam holiday. Located about 30 minutes north of Danang, tucked away on its own hidden cove and fronting a stunning unspoilt stretch of beach, all rooms have exquisite views of the ocean and every luxury has been catered for.
Lan Ha Bay Cruise – Heritage Ginger
Your luxurious floating home, Ginger, sets sail around midday for the jaw dropping majesty of Halong Bay, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Spend one night on board this exclusive and stylish new vessel and relax surrounded by life’s ultimate luxuries.
Topas Eco Lodge, Sapa, Vietnam
Located deep in the spectacular Sapa Valley, about 45 minutes from Sapa town, this rural eco lodge commands breath-taking views of the surrounding valleys covered with terraced rice fields, and is the perfect place to base yourself and explore this beautiful region of Northern Vietnam.
Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi
The Sofitel Legend Metropole has been an institution on the Hanoi hotel scene since its inception in 1901. With its elegant colonial style architecture and ideal location, just one block away from Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of Hanoi, this is deservedly one of Hanoi's most popular hotels.
Tam Coc Gardens, Ninh Binh
This charming boutique hotel has beautiful setting in the middle of rice paddies, surrounded by waterways and spectacular limestone karst scenery, it is remote and beautiful and nearby Tam Coc town is just 10 minutes’ drive away. Just one and a half hours south of Hanoi but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, we would urge anyone looking for a few days to discover some of Vietnam’s most understated, but beautiful scenery to visit Ninh Binh Province. It is the perfect retreat for a few days chill out in the midst of your Vietnam journey and guests can drive to Halong Bay from here, making it an easy addition between Hanoi and Halong Bay.
Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Emeralda is a luxury retreat located in the heart of Ninh Binh and the perfect base from which to explore the region. We would recommend spending at least 2 nights here to fully explore this stunning region with day one visiting an amazing series of caves and temples called Dich Long Cave and Pagoda, you’ll then row, by traditional sampan, through the picturesque scenery of Van Long. Your second day (if you have time) can be spent cycling through sleepy villages, past rice fields – all surrounded by majestic limestone mountains – it is simply stunning.
Apricot Hotel Hanoi
Apricot Hotel offers a charming boutique option in the centre of Hanoi. Located across the street from Hoan Kiem Lake and its island pagoda, a few minutes south of the Old Quarter with its labyrinth alleys and street food stalls, and just east of the boulevards of the French Quarter its location couldn’t be better - no matter what part of Hanoi you want to explore, almost all of it is within easy walking distance.
Halong Bay Cruise, Vietnam
There are not many places in the world that have been recognised twice by UNESCO but Halong Bay is one and therefore understandably commands more of your time. Most visitors allocate one night but this is almost to undermine its unique place in the world and we urge you to stay longer in a place that really does deserve your attention.
Park Hyatt, Saigon
The Park Hyatt is Saigon’s most opulent luxury hotel. Benefiting from possibly the best location in the entire city, the hotel is surrounded by many excellent shopping and dining options. The historic street of Le Loi is just opposite and the hotel itself faces Saigon’s iconic Opera House. Although newly built, this grand building is very much in keeping with the French colonial architecture which is characteristic of Saigon itself.
Azerai Can Tho, Vietnam
Located close to the bustling riverside city of Can Tho, Azerai is a tranquil retreat for both couples and families to base themselves when exploring the lively Mekong Delta region. The resort is built on a verdant private islet on the Hau River and is only accessible by boat. Either dive from Saigon in three and a half hours, or fly directly to Can Tho from Hanoi, Danang, Phu Quoc or Con Dao, the airport being just 30 minutes’ drive.
Hotel Des Artes, Saigon, Vietnam
Hotel Des Artes is a stylish new hotel with a great location just outside of District 1 and within walking distance of the city’s top attractions. We love it for its unique style, you could almost call is an art museum as the owner has hung his personal collection of artworks and antiques through the hotel giving I its own individual style.
Bassac Overnight Mekong Delta Cruise, Vietnam
Since the life of the local people in the Delta is almost entirely river-based, one of the best ways to explore the region and to experience the lifestyle of its inhabitants is by boat. There are three beautiful wooden Bassac boats, one with 6 cabins and the other two with 12 cabins each. Accommodation is cosy but comfortable with dark wooden décor and simple furnishings. All cabins feature air-conditioning and have private en suite bathrooms with a 'wet-room' style shower.
The Victoria Can Tho Resort, Vietnam
Located on the banks of the Hau River (a tributary of the mighty Mekong River), the Victoria Can Tho is at the heart of the Mekong Delta. Although a newly built hotel, it has been constructed in the style of an elegant colonial mansion. The c-shaped resort has a pool at its centre, which overlooks the river itself. The river is, of course, a hub of activity for the local people.
The Victoria Chau Doc Resort, Vietnam
The Victoria Chau Doc hotel is another riverside property from the Victoria group. Located on the banks of the Bassac River, the hotel is near the Cambodian border and is an excellent overnight stop for those making the iconic journey from Saigon to Phnom Penh or vice versa.
Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
This rustic, yet luxurious tropical retreat is on the smallest island in the Con Dao archipelago and has been protected for decades as a national and marine park. Con Dao is a little ‘off the radar’ but just a short flight from, and the perfect antidote to, the frenetic pace of Saigon. National Geographic laud this idyll as one of the top eco lodges in the world – true sustainable luxury!
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
This envy-inducing eco-chic resort is set in a sublime bay accessible only by boat – dramatic, smooth, granite boulders frame a picture perfect crescent of golden sand. You share the sea here with just a few other guests and a handful of local lobster fishermen in their traditional coracles. This is a total escape from reality.
Amanoi, Vinh Hy Bay, Vietnam
The iconic Aman Resorts debuts its first property in Vietnam in some style. Comprising a contemporary beachside resort and an all singing all dancing Aman spa the Amanoi is a simply stunning resort on Vinh Hy Bay, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Vietnam.
Chen Sea Resort & Spa, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Tucked away on its own private beach on the lively tropical island of Phu Quoc, this charming four star boutique resort is a hidden gem. With only 36 spacious villas the Chen Sea Resort is a Turquoise favourite for its lovely beach and quiet location away from some of the more lively areas of Phu Quoc, but within easy reach of the islands most important landmarks and attractions, including the Suối Tranh falls, Dương Đông, with its bustling harbour and riverside markets, or the Nguyễn Trung Trực temple.
Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Sister property to Turquoise Favourite Fusion Maia – a gorgeous spa inclusive resort near Hoi An, this impressive all pool villa resort is welcome addition to the growing pot of luxury retreats on the charming island of Phu Quoc, located off the south coast of Vietnam.
La Veranda, Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island is situated off the South coast of Vietnam, close to Cambodia. This small island is only a short flight from Saigon and in recent years has seen a huge growth in popularity. Several large hotels have opened, however there are still some gorgeous boutique hideaways and La Verandah is one of the originals - a beautiful mansion in French colonial style, surrounded by lush gardens and situated one of Phu Quoc's best beaches.
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