Sofitel Legend Metropole
The iconic Metropole, located in the centre of Hanoi close to the Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake, ranks amongst Vietnam's finest and most distinguished colonial hotels. The hotel is a historic landmark in its own right, having played host to visiting dignitaries and celebrities for more than a century. The original wing of the building dates back to 1901, with glamorous, high ceilinged rooms decorated in dark woods and subtle Vietnamese touches. The modern Opera Wing is a tasteful addition, echoing the style and character of the original wing. The hotel has an attractive central pool and bar, and a range of excellent restaurants.
La Residence Hotel & Spa
The elegant, art-deco La Residence, is widely considered the finest accommodation in the historic city of Hue. Originally constructed in 1930 as the official residence of the French regional governor, the property has been thoughtfully extended in recent years and transformed into a sophisticated but relaxed luxury hotel on the banks of the Perfume River. The grounds are tastefully landscaped around an attractive pool; the lobby and public spaces decorated in dark wood and Imperial purple (including a claret-beize pool table in the lounge) with elegant art-deco touches. Rooms are well-appointed, spacious and comfortable with their own private balconies.
Located in a secluded spot a few miles from the centre of Hue, close to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh, Pilgrimage Village is a verdant oasis of calm and relaxation. The romantic atmosphere of the resort makes it a popular location for honymooners, but this is an excellent choice for anyone seeking an escape from the throng of the town. A complimentary shuttle bus enables guests to get to and from the town centre easily. Accommodation is spread throughout the beautifully landscaped grounds, and rooms are elegantly furnished in Vietnamese traditional style, with balconies, some offering views through the banana palms to the attractive swimming pool or ponds of waterlillies. The stylish spa is highly popular with guests.
La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc Island, Superior
Set away from the main road on a beautiful stretch of Long Beach, La Veranda, part of the M-Gallery collection, is a fabulous, colonial-style resort. Guest rooms are decorated in stylish soft colours, with high ceilings and unique floor mosaics. The resort is set in beautiful lush gardens with palm trees and banana palms shading the footpaths as you make your way towards the emerald pool and soft sandy beach. Facilties include a wonderful spa and two restaurants: one in the hotel with an elegant veranda, and the second offers al fresco dining set in the gardens, overlooking the ocean. The attention to detail and the interior decoration throughout this resort create a superb ambience of calm sophistication.
Mekong Delta, Moderate
The converted rice barges that comprise the small fleet of Bassac Mekong cruise boats provide our favourite setting from which to explore the waterways and floating markets of the delta. Ranging from 6 to 24 cabins, each of the dark-wood Bassac boats has two dining rooms, a sun deck, bar and lounge area providing plenty of space to relax and make the journey your own.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Hoi An, Deluxe
The world-renowned Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is a luxurious resort situated on a secluded stretch of beach between the popular towns of Danang and Hoi An. Service is impeccable, and the attention to detail throughout impressive, from the ‘floating' spa rooms on the water-lily and lotus ponds, to the elegant, contemporary oriental decor and the beautiful sunken baths in the private villas that spread out through the spacious, landscaped grounds.
Au Co Halong Bay Cruise
Halong Bay, Superior
The luxurious Au Co Cruise offers a unique proposition on the world-famous waters of Halong Bay, being the only ship that offers a true two-night cruise. Whereas most two-night options transfer you to a day-boat while the main vessel shuttles back to harbour, the Au Co is able to continue deep into the rarely-visited corners of Halong and nearby Bai Tu Bay, allowing you to experience the scenic wonders of this UNESCO site in glorious tranquility. The vessel itself is modern, with comfortable, elegantly furnished cabins, each with a private balcony.
The Park Hyatt
Ho Chi Minh City, Deluxe
The Park Hyatt sits in the very heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, surrounded by the colonial heritage of District 1: the Opera House, City Hall and Notre Dame Cathedral, and in easy walking distance of a huge range of fantastic dining options. The hotel accommodation offers the style and sophistication associated with the Park Hyatt brand; great restaurants and a large outdoor pool that offers a cool oasis amongst the throng of the city.
Six Senses Con Dao
Con Dao Islands, Deluxe
The elegant and luxurious Six Senses is indisputably the finest resort in the Con Dao archipelago, providing a sophisticated base from which to soak up the beauty and peace of this remote island paradise. In keeping with the Six Senses brand, the low-rise resort sits unobtrusively in its environment, providing guests with space and privacy in a glorious setting. Diving and snorkelling at the pristine reefs nearby can be arranged from the resort, with the best visibility during the February to July period. From May to November guests can also witness the nesting and hatching of the Green and Hawksbill turtles, protected under the Con Dao National Park.
Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat
Siem Reap, Superior
The Navutu Dreams Resort is an unexpected oasis situated just outside of Siem Reap. A short tuk tuk ride will take you away from the bustling streets of the town, down a dirt track to the doors of this wonderful boutique hotel. In amongst lush gardens are a collection of white-washed buildings, set around two deep blue swimming pools and a circular, open-walled restaurant in the centre of the resort. This welcoming property has just 18 rooms, all of which are spacious and simply dressed in light tones and natural elements which creates a wonderful sanctuary for guests who want to combine their sightseeing with a peaceful retreat. The hotel also has a lovely Spa and offers yoga classes. There is a free tuk tuk taxi service into town, and you can make your own way back for around $3.
The River Resort
The River Resort is a delightful property, pleasantly situated in Champasak on the banks of the Mekong River. Designed with large spacious rooms, The River Resort is comprised of clean, elegant and modern villas with modern conveniences and unrivalled views of the mighty Mekong. A large outdoor pool set amongst tranquil grounds entices guests while just 20 minutes away is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wat Phou and a number of other local attractions.
Mui Ne, Superior
A delightful small boutique resort mere metres from the beach
Cham Villas is a delightful boutique resort located just a short drive from the centre of Mui Ne town. This charming resort offers just eighteen simple but beautifully appointed villas; each with a king sized four poster bed, a bathroom (all with large windows opening out onto to a small private tropical garden), and a terrace or patio for a relaxing. The beautifully tended tropical gardens create a sanctuary from the busy streets of Mui Ne. Boasting a traditional spa, a large emerald green swimming pool, and an open-air restaurant nestled between the villas, Cham Villas provides a wonderful setting in which to relax and unwind. All rooms come with air-conditioning, TV, mini Bar, room service and free Wifi as standard.
Almanity Hoi An
Hoi An, Superior
Relax and unwind at this spa themed hotel, with daily relaxation and massage sessions included
The Almanity provides a relaxing retreat that goes hand-in-hand with Hoi An's laid-back atmosphere. Included in your stay is a daily "spa journey" at the My Chi Spa, which will include a combination of steam/sauna, massage treatments, and movement practice – all designed to appeal to spa treatment connoisseurs and first timers alike. There are also introductory yoga sessions each morning to complement the spa journeys.
The Almanity prides itself on introducing local culture to its guests, so the breakfast menu combines local delicacies purchased at Hoi An's market with the hotel's own menu. In the evening, the restaurant takes you on a culinary journey across the world with Vietnamese, French, Japanese and grill kitchens. The light and airy guest rooms are simply designed, with dark woods and tiled floors providing touches of local tradition. Rooms come with either a bath tub or a shower so be sure to put in a request for your preference in advance. Although not the most central of Hoi An's hotels, the old quarter is just a 15-minute walk away or a very short taxi journey.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Relax and unwind in this award winning resort, featuring a private golden sand beach and surrounded by jungle clad hills
The Intercontinental Sun Palace Danang is a deluxe resort located in the private bay of the Son Tra Peninsula offering stunning views out across the sea with lush jungle clad hills providing a backdrop. The rooms are clean, modern and designed to provide guests with a relaxing stay through luxurious furnishings and attentive staff. Expansive balconies and terraces accompany contemporary in-room facilities to ensure guests experience a tranquil and pleasant stay. The resort boasts a beautiful spa and 3 different eateries with menus designed by Michelin starred chefs.
Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Explore the Old Quarter from this conveniently located and elegantly stylish hotel
As part of the Elegance Hotel family, La Siesta boasts clean, well presented and spacious rooms in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter. This hotel makes a great base to explore all Hanoi has to offer, or get away from the chaos of the city and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel, paying a visit to the spa or the movie room. The staff are warm and friendly and the hotel restuarant offers a good choice of evening meals if you don't want to head back out into the city.
Luang Prabang, Superior
This charming property on the outskirts of Luang Prabang boasts colonial history and immaculate grounds
Built at the turn of the century this boutique hotel has just 15 rooms on offer. Situated in the heart of Luang Prabang and with an excellent onsite restaurant the 3 Nagas is a charming hotel, rich in history and is a great choice for visitors. The hotel also offer a few bikes to borrow and as a sister hotel to the luxurious Hotel De La Paix, guests at the 3 Nagas can use the pool and spa here (subject to availability) which is just a short taxi ride away.
Luang Say Residence
Luang Prabang, Deluxe
Stay in this luxurious colonial property for a relaxing experience just outside this wonderous town
The Luang Say Residence is one of Luang Prabang's top 5* hotels. Set in lush tropical gardens with 5 classic colonial pavilions, the emphasis is on privacy, tranquillity and relaxation. All rooms are elegant suites, with beautiful 4 poster beds, spacious living areas including a divan and writing desk, and private balconies. There is a large infinity pool and plenty of sun loungers where staff are waiting to serve you drinks. The hotel boasts a historic colonial bar from 1861 and La Belle Epoch restaurant serves both Western and Lao food with ingredients from the hotel's own organic garden. For breakfast enjoy the mountain views from the restaurant veranda and choose from an excellent a la carte menu; the best breakfast we've had in South-East Asia! The hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the centre of Luang Prabang, or you can borrow one of the hotel's bikes or take advantage of the free evening shuttle bus to the night market. The hotel's concierge can help with further dinner reservations and sightseeing options.
Luang Prabang, Deluxe
This historical and refined boutique hotel in the heart of Lunag Prabang is great for exploring the nearby markets
The Maison Souvannaphoum is a charming and historic boutique hotel in a great location not far from the night market. Fortunately it sits just outside the protected UNESCO World Heritage area which means this hotel can have a swimming pool, and it's a lovely oasis of tranquillity in a quiet spot behind the restaurant. The main building was once the residence of the late Prince Souvanna Phouma, four-time Prime Minister of Laos, and so the whole hotel offers a refined blend of French colonial architecture with Lao motifs. Guest rooms are not huge, but well designed and decorated with traditional dark Lao furniture and modern red touches. All have good en-suite shower rooms.
Siem Reap, Superior
These beautifully restored traditional Cambodian houses makes for a unique accommodation choice which can be found in the countryside a short drive from Siem Reap
Sala Loges offer a choice of accommodation like no other in Siem Reap. Making up the resort are 11 traditional houses dotted around the spacious gardens all close to the swimming pool. The buildings are all authentic Cambodian houses built between 1957 and 1974 which have been collected from across the country and restored into wonderful, stylish bedrooms at this resort. Each room has its own unique character, and having been beautifully restored with air conditioning, fans and en-suite bathrooms make the perfect sanctuary from the city for guests. This traditional yet contemporary accommodation is just five minutes from town and also has a lovely onsite restaurant. This hotel is also great for families as the rooms are all specious enough to put in one or two extra beds.
Shinta Mani Resort
Siem Reap, Superior
This stylish and minimalist property provides a great retreat after a day at the temples
Across the road from the original Shinta Mani Club hotel, the Shinta Mani Resort is a brand new hotel just a short walk or tuk tuk ride from downtown Siem Reap and the night market. The hotel opened in summer 2013 and offers 62 rooms with either first floor balcony views or direct access to the large central swimming pool and tropical gardens. Designed by the renowned architect Bill Bensley, the modern minimalist style reflects the square architecture of the Angkor temples. Rooms are very sleek with concept lighting and smart shower rooms. The hotel has an all-day café/restaurant and guests can also visit the bars and restaurant across the road at the Shinta Mani Club. The hotel has a strong focus on responsible tourism and a percentage of each stay goes to the Shinta Mani Foundation which provides hospitality training, healthcare and funding for start-up businesses for disadvantaged Cambodians.
Mercure Phu Quoc Resort & Villas
Phu Quoc Island, Moderate
Mercure Phu Quoc Resort is surrounded by tropical gardens on a beautiful stretch of beach in front of the Gulf of Thailand
Located on Phu Quoc Island, just a short drive away from Duong Dong Airport, the resort offers peaceful and luxurious villa accommodation with spa facilities to aid relaxtaion. Facilities include an outdoor pool and two tennis courts, a BBQ on the beach can be arranged and the large reatsrant serves both Western and Vietnamesee meals.
Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc Island, Superior
Embracing the peacefulness of island life, Chen Sea Resort & Spa on Phu Quoc Island is a perfect blend of modern concepts and local traditions.
With each of its 36 villas boasting spectacular views and the hospitable atmosphere of a boutique property, travellers to Phu Quoc Island are ensured an enjoyable stay at the Chen Sea Resort & Spa. Facilities include a luxurious spa, an ocean-facing infinity pool, tennis court and a restaurant and bar. Activites such as scuba diving and cooking classes can be arranged at the resort. The beach at Chen Sea is in a sheltered bay and only accessible through the resort providing privacy for the guests.
Hotel L'Opera MGallery Collection
The super-contemporary Hotel de L'Opera offers the most modernist accommodation in Hanoi.
The hotel, part of the Accor M-Gallery Collection, is a medley of styles and colours, with glitzy décor and funky furnishings brightening both public spaces and guest rooms. The rooms feature large luxurious beds, designer furniture and hand picked amenities. The hotel is centrally located and boasts a stylish bar, rooftop pool and elegant Vietnamese restaurant.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Nha Trang, Deluxe
The Six Senses Nin Van Bay, Vietnam resort and Spa is a world renowned hotel.
Accessible only by speedboat, this resort is a beautifully set on in its own private bay. The thatched villas are pleasantly dotted around the bay taking full advantage of the spacious area. The use of natural materials, light and open spaces coupled with the staggering views creates a harmonious and luxurious space which allows guests to relax in this beautiful bay. The only traffic you will hear is the sound of guests taking a leisurely cycle or possibly the sound of a passing speed boat which just ads to the tranquil ambience of this resort.
Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa
Mui Ne, Deluxe
The Anantara Mui Ne is a stylish, luxury resort in one of Vietnam's finest beach destinations.
The main property houses the majority of the guest rooms, with elegant villas and suites hidden throughout the resort's beautifully landscaped grounds. There are four restaurants to choose from within the complex, all with a different signature and ambiance. The beautiful infinity pool looks out over the beach to the ocean.
Mia Mui Ne
Mui Ne, Superior
Mia Mui Ne is a small and exclusive boutique resort located in the centre of Mui Ne.
Situated right on the private beachfront it offers a haven of tranquillity and relaxation for couples and families alike. The tastefully furnished rooms have their own seating area and the always friendly staff will be attentive to your needs.
Knai Bang Chatt
The elegant Knai Bang Chatt Hotel is a wonderful oasis to be found in the sleepy fishing village of Kep.
Situated right on the waterfront this stylish hotel, with it's Art Deco influences, offers a wonderful sanctuary to relax in. This boutique hotel has a fantastic pool and spa, private access to the beach and an on-site restaurant serving some of the freshest seafood in Cambodia! You may choose to dine in the main area or arrange a romantic meal to be taken down on the jetty. If you get tired of relaxing beside the pool the hotel can arrange a range of local experiences for you from boat trips, to cookery classes to sightseeing trips into the nearby tropical forest!
Sofitel Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang, Deluxe
Sofitel Luang Prabang is a beautiful luxury hotel just a short taxi ride from Luang Prabang's old town centre.
This historic building was originally built to serve as the local prison, but since then it was used by the Luang Prabang Governor as his local residence before being refurbished as a stylish, modern hotel. The low-rise buildings of the hotel form a square enclosing the manicured gardens and swimming pool. As the buildings are just one storey, each room has a high ceiling making the bedrooms both light and airy.
This sleek hotel has a wonderful restaurant in the converted library and a beautiful spa for guests. The modern interior design and the traditional architecture of the buildings and grounds makes this an excellent choice for those looking for a contemporary hotel in historic Luang Prabang. The hotel is just 5 minutes by car or 15 on foot from the town centre.
Phum Biatang Resort
Siem Reap, Deluxe
Phum Baitang is a beautiful property exceptional in its design which replicates a traditional Cambodian village.
The luxury resort which opened in September 2015 features 45 traditionally designed stilted villas. Located a short drive from the centre of Siem Reap is set within eight hectares of lush gardens and paddy fields ensuring for a truly peaceful and memorable experience. The spacious wooden villas, with either private terrace or pool, are dotted about the compound. They are finished to a very high standard, inspired by traditional Cambodian design. The resort features a large salt water pool with bar and restaurant overlooking the paddy fields. There is also a beautiful spa designed to look like an ancient Khmer temple with a wide variety of treatments as well as saunas, a steam room and traditional outdoor Japanese bath. A separate bar designed to look like a traditional rural home has amazing sunset views over the rice fields.
Con Dao Islands, Superior
On the remote island of Can Dao lies the new eco-friendly boutique resort of Poulo Condor.
Poulo Condor is perfectly located for those looking for seclusion and tranquillity, positioned on its own long stretch of white-sandy beach with the Lo Voi Mountains as the resorts backdrop. Taking its name from the 18th Century title of the Can Dao Island, the beautiful resort echoes French Colonial charm. With just 36 suites and villas, the stylish accommodation is scattered throughout the lush tropical gardens, each with spectacular views, high ceilings, separate living areas, bathtubs, outdoor showers and large bedrooms.
The main beachfront restaurant, The Wild Pineapple, serves up a variety of authentic Vietnamese and French influenced cuisine, and guests can while away the sunset hours at the pool terrace bar. The large outdoor pool faces into the mountains, away from the winter winds, and guests can be pampered at the Yen Spa. Guests can make use of the free shuttle bus into the local town, take a guided trek into the national park, snorkel in the turquoise waters and explore this untouched island by bike.