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.
Nhat Ha 3 Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City, Moderate
The Nhat Ha 3 Hotel opened in 2012 and is perfectly situated in Saigon's bustling city centre. Within five minutes walk of both the riverside and the Opera House, the hotel is located alongside the main shopping malls and international hotels. The smart interiors, pleasant and helpfulstaff, and bright, unfussy rooms make this an ideal choice for visitors to Vietnam's most exciting city. The streets around the hotel boast a huge range of fabulous restaurants to choose from.
The Dalat Palace Hotel
The Dalat Palace Hotel is one of Vietnam's landmark colonial hotels offering the very best of French elegance and style, with charming Vietnamese service. The hotel is in a lovely, serene location overlooking Dalat's Xuan Huong Lake. Each guest room is beautifully decorated with Edwardian furniture and art deco flourishes. We particularly liked the roll-top baths and balcony views. The hotel has a large restaurant serving French cuisine. There are free transfers to the Dalat Palace Golf Club; equipment hire can be arranged on theday so you can enjoy the 18 hole course.
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Hoi An, Superior
The charming, well-appointed Anantara Hoi An (formerly the Life Heritage Resort) sits on the edge of Hoi An's famous Old Town in a spacious riverside setting. The Mediterranean-style resort has sun-blushed pink walls and terracotta tiles; a lovely outdoor pool under shady palm trees, a first-class restaurant, cafe and an elegant spa. The rooms are simply but attractively decorated with splashes of vibrant colour. The attention to detail, the charm and welcoming atmosphere, combined with its prime location makes this one of our favourite options for those wanting easy access to Hoi An's historical 'Old Quarter', as well as a sanctuary to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets.
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.
Hoi An Historic Hotel
Hoi An, Moderate
Perfectly located just a few minutes' walk from Hoi An's Old Quarter, the Hoi An Historic Hotel is a highly popular choice for those wanting to be close to the action. The well equipped hotel has three restaurants, a large central pool, and friendly staff. The rooms are unfussy and pleasantly decorated with white walls and attractive dark wood furnishings. This decor, together with traditional Hoi An lanterns hanging in the trees in the grounds successfully creates an unpretentious and welcoming Oriental theme throughout.
Medallion Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Located conveniently in the heart of the old town, the Medallion Hotel offers good, comfortable accommodation within easy walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel is surrounded by local restaurants and street stalls, popular with foreign visitors, and the friendly hotel staff can recommend some fun, excellent value options to try. Rooms are reasonably sized, clean and smartly decorated, with complementary wifi. The ground floor restaurant provides a decent Western breakfast buffet.
Halong Bay, Superior
The Halong Jasmine is one of our favourite boats that cruise the calm waters of Halong Bay. Cabins are compact but attractively finished, many on the upper decks with small private balconies. Bathrooms are private, having walk-in showers and are fully separated from the bedroom area. The public spaces are finished in dark wood, with an open lounge and dining area on the second deck, and a spacious upper sun deck for relaxation between excursions and activities.
Ho Chi Minh City, Superior
The elegant Caravelle Saigon occupies one of the prime spots in central Ho Chi Minh City immediately adjacent to the Opera House, and from the upper floors, overlooking the colonial highlights of the People's Committee Building and Notre Dame Cathedral. The original wing of the hotel, built in 1959, was home to a number of reporters during the Vietnam War, with the new tower being added in 1998. The hotel offers a range of excellent dining options, an outdoor pool, Spa, the famous Saigon Saigon Bar, and spacious, comfortable guest rooms. The recently additions of the Cafe de L'Opera, Tapas Kitchen and Vietnam's fist Champagne corner make this one of Ho Chi Minh City's finest and most celebrated hotels. The Caravelle Saigon is located in the perfect spot to make the most of the fantastic range of restaurants and bars nearby.
My Dream Boutique Resort
Luang Prabang, Moderate
My Dream Resort is a leafy oasis situated a 10 minute cycle from the old town in Luang Prabang. This wonderful retreat is set in a lush green garden with lovely views across the Khan River. The hotel offers a number of bicycles guests can borrow free of charge and during the winter months, between November and May, there is a bamboo bridge to walk across taking you from one side of the river to the next. There is also a lovely onsite swimming pool and an open aired restaurant offering a selection of western and more authentic Lao dishes.
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.
Built in the 1930's by the French this historic building has recently been restored into a charming, seven bedroom boutique hotel. Boasting a great location on the banks on the river, it takes less than five minutes to walk into the heart of Battambang. The building has been beautifully restored and celebrates its colonial features which are found in the lovely tiled floors, the high and ornate ceilings and art-deco furniture. There is a swimming pool to relax beside and a good restaurant on site.
Luang Prabang, Superior
Maison Dalabua is located a five minute walk from the night market and the old town in Luang Prabang. Situated on a quiet back road Maison Dalabua is a wonderful oasis in the heart of town. The reception is set beside a huge lily pond and taking a walkway across the water you will arrive to a second building which holds the bedrooms. The rooms are spacious and un-fussy, with plenty of light and splashes of stylish vibrant textiles. This charming hotel offers guests great service, and free bicycles to borrow to go and explore the town and is a great place to stay here in Luang Prabang.
Sofitel Saigon Plaza
Ho Chi Minh City, Superior
A luxurious and contemporary base for exploration in this modern city
The Sofitel Plaza is a wonderful, modern 5* hotel in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City on the historical Le Duan Boulevard and close to all the key sights including the Botanical Gardens and History Museum. The hotel has a huge range of facilities including a rooftop swimming pool, spa and numerous restaurants.
Hotel Royal Hoi An MGallery
Hoi An, Superior
This beautifully designed river front property is just a short walk into Hoi An old town.
Located on the banks of Thu Bon River in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, Hotel Royal Hoi An is a perfect blend of historical charm and modernity. The 8 floor hotel has 119 elegantly decorated guest rooms and offers romantic views over the low rise Old Town and river. The hotel is a welcome addition to Hoi An's luxury hotel market, offering excellent standards in the ideal town-centre location. Facilities include a swimming pool and a delightful spa.
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.
Ancient House Village
Hoi An, Moderate
Retreat to this oasis of calm overlooking beautiful farmlands on the outskirts of Hoi An's old town
Situated a five minute drive from the beach and from the centre of town, the Ancient House Village Hoi An offers a warm welcome and a tranquil haven in which to relax. Set within lush tropical grounds, the oriental styled resort hotel features a fabulous central pool with uninterrupted views across marshland and extensive well kept gardens - a great place to retreat to after a days sightseeing. The restaurant in the centre of the complex offers delicious, reasonably priced and beautifully presented food. With a variety of fresh fruits (some of which are grown by the hotel) and a chef on hand to cook up fresh omelettes and pho noodles to order, breakfast is not to be missed. A lounge area with pool table, bar and easy chairs is a great place to escape the midday sun or relax in the evening. All the wood carving and distinctive Hoi An designed tiles are made locally adding to the luxury feel of this newly opened hotel. Wifi is provided throughout the hotel and a free shuttle bus runs between the hotel, the old town & the beach. If you miss the shuttle bus a taxi will be around USD$5.00.
Bhaya Classic Cruise
Halong Bay, Superior
The Bhaya Cruise provides high quality accommodation on the beautiful waters of Halong Bay. As with many of the boats, the Bhaya offers both one and two night cruising options, with the first day itinerary being the same in both cases. Boarding takes place at around midday, with a seafood lunch immediately following an initial welcome and safety briefing. The boat sets sail through the sublime scenery of the Bai Tu Bay during lunch, and reaches the shore excursion destination mid-afternoon. The itinerary may vary depending on season and weather conditions, but a regular stop is at the remarkable Van Vieng fishing village, a floating community resident in a sheltered bay in the midst of the limestone karst peaks. You will transfer from the main boat to small sampans, and be rowed through the village to the spectacular cave mouth through which the locals access the sea. On return to the boat time is at leisure to kayak through the bay, swim or sit back and enjoy the wonderful setting. Evening meal is at 7.30, after which you can try your hand at squid fishing if the mood takes you.
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.
Salana Boutique Hotel
Explore the heart of downtown Vientiane from this stylish and comfortable central hotel
The Salana Boutique Hotel is a lovely hotel in the heart of downtown Vientiane. Rooms are very contemporary with stylish bathrooms, modern furniture, yet beautiful Lao fabrics, as well as traditional lamps and furnishings blended in. The hotel has excellent facilities including a lovely spa, boutique shop and a cosy lounge/library/bar room on the top floor – the perfect spot for sipping a cocktail and watching city life unfold on the street below. The ground floor is also excellent and serves some of Vientiane's very best coffee.
La Rose Suites
Phnom Penh, Superior
This peaceful boutique hotel not only lends itself to exploring but also helps out the locals
This delightful boutique hotel benefits from a clean, warm design with Khmer influences and boasts a spa on site with massage services available. Situated within walking distance of some of the key sights, this hotel provides a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city. The hospitality at this hotel is second to none and they also run hospitality training for disadvantaged children.
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
Siem Reap, Superior
A fantastically located luxury option, with beautiful views of the manicured Royal Gardens
The delightful colonial-style Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa sits in one of Siem Reap's finest location, overlooking the Royal Gardens and just a short walk from the markets, restaurants and cafes in the centre of town. The property is constructed around a large, attractive pool, with two spacious restaurants serving both French and Cambodian cuisine opening out onto the leafy central courtyard. Rooms are spacious and attractively furnished, many with small private balconies overlooking the pool. For its combination of style, service and location the Victoria is one of the best in Siem Reap.
Villa Song Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Deluxe
Head out of the city and down the river to this classical waterfront property
Situated away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, the Villa Song Saigon can be found on the banks of the river in District 2. This stunning boutique hotel has lots to offer, including complimentary speedboat transfers into town. Relax in the riverside restaurant and enjoy views out towards the city centre.
Mai Chau, Superior
Use these elegant bungalows as your base for exploring the stunning surrounds of Mai Chau
Sol Bungalows offers visitors a unique stay here in Mai Chau consisting of well appointed low rise semi-detached bungalows overlooking the rice paddies, mountains and impressive herb garden. Each bungalow has a private balcony, en-suite facilities and Air Conditioning. The rooms are simply styled, and are all bright and airy. The Sol Bungalows offers a wonderful spot to base yourself whilst exploring the surrounding area.
The centrally located Moonlight Hotel is a great base for exploration of the city. The rooms are well presented and the hotel benefits from an indoor swimming pool and in house restaurant. The rooftop bar with views of the river is a good place for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing!
Liberty Central Riverside Hotel
Ho Chi Minh City, Superior
This modern hotel opened is an excellent choice located on the river front in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
The rooms are modern, bright and comfortable and the River View rooms are a particularly good choice. The hotel boasts an excellent spa on the top floor as well as a small rooftop swimming pool and Jacuzzi. There is also a spacious restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a contemporary cafe/bar on the ground floor.
Maison Vy Hotel
Hoi An, Superior
Maison Vy Hotel is a stylish compact boutique property located close to the old town of Hoi An.
The hotel features a lovely little pool and bar which are perfect for relaxation time. Each room features a stylistic décor, matched with neutral colours and all rooms come with a balcony, terrace or garden. At the front of the hotel is a great little coffee shop and a garden growing morning glory for the excellent restaurant in the old town under the same ownership.
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.
The Alba Spa Hotel
The Alba Sap Hotel is a wonderfully centrally located hotel in Hue, a few minutes away from the riverfront and a choice of bars and restaurants. The hotel has a boutique feel and has a clean and crisp spa inspired design. It also offers mineral Jacuzzis for a relaxing break from your city sightseeing.