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Top 9 Hotels in Vietnam - Where to Stay

Top 9 Hotels in Vietnam - Where to Stay

By Ruby ZhaoUpdated Jun. 17, 2021

Vietnam is an up-and-coming tourist destination with incredible beaches, tasty food, and plenty of sights to see. With a growing tourism industry, new hotels and resorts are appearing very quickly and there are now a vast number of options for luxury accommodation in Vietnam.

However, with the boom in tourism comes the boom in scammers and many accommodation options aren't as good as they are advertised. Below is a list of Vietnamese hotels for your consideration, often used by Asia Highlights' customers. If you try them, you will learn why we love them.

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

The award-winning Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is situated in the French Quarter of Hanoi and is a 5-star luxury hotel in a captivating location. It is only a few steps from Hanoi's compelling opera house and only 500 meters from the breathtaking Hoan Kiem Lake. Visitors who stay here will enjoy being surrounded by history and culture.

The hotel itself was built in 1901 in French colonial style, similar to the surrounding historic buildings. Each room is decorated in elegant French decor, with a Vietnamese flourish of silk cushions and traditional lanterns. Each room includes an outdoor terrace, from which guests can order room service. After recent renovations, the hotel now contains two wings - the Historic Wing and the Opera Wing - both of which make for an enjoyable stay in stylishly-decorated rooms.

Dining options in the hotel include the Angelina Italian restaurant and Le Beaulieu French restaurant. The hotel also contains three bars where guests can enjoy each other's company and relax with refreshing drinks.

Whom We Choose It for and Why We Love It

Travelers in general: the complimentary history tour every afternoon (only for hotel guests) to the hallway and underground bomb shelter is definitely a plus for the stay. A professional tour guide will take you back to the old days and you will catch a glimpse of what actually happened here. Joan Baez, a Grammy Winner, was at this very hotel during the Christmas Bombings in 1972.

Room of choice: Historic Wing - Grand Luxury Room

Honeymooners: for honeymooners or couples on a romantic getaway, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience in a relaxing atmosphere. If Hanoi is the last leg of your trip, take a step up and indulge yourselves with a glass of wine from the hotel's fine collection.

Room of choice: Opera Wing - Grand Premium King Room

Senior travelers: relatively quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter, especially accommodation in the Opera Wing. There are lifts and ramps for wheelchairs, and there is good access to the lake or the Old Quarter. A great bakery and a pillow menu are bonuses for more comfort.

Room of choice: Historic Wing - Grand Luxury Room

Families with kids: extra beds, baby cots and babysitting service are all available for a great family vacation. Whether you are traveling with toddlers or young adults, they will love the great food. Avail yourselves of the babysitting service and go for a couple of relaxing hours at the spa center.

Room of choice: Opera Wing - Grand Premium Room

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Hotel de L'Opera in Hanoi

Hotel de L'Opera is at a convenient location in the city center within walking distance of many of the main attractions, including Hoan Kiem Lake, the Opera House, and the Old Quarter. The hotel's architecture and interior design are 19th-century French-style. It has 105 rooms, all equipped with modern amenities and technology.

L'Opera features an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, and spa services. It also offers other services to help visitors get around Hanoi such as tour options, as well as car and bike rentals.

For food lovers of all kinds, the Hotel de L'Opera provides a multitude of choices with two different restaurants serving international and Vietnamese cuisine. La Fee Verte bar is a great place for mixed drinks and delicious snacks.

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Apricot Hotel in Hanoi

Located in Hoan Kiem, the Apricot Hotel is surrounded by delicious street food and is within a 10-minute walk of some of Hanoi's main attractions. It has an elegant appearance and is intricately designed inside and out.

The Apricot is a joy to explore because of its commitment to art. In every corner of the hotel there is an original painting by one of many well-known Vietnamese contemporary artists. Rooms are designed for an enjoyable stay: natural lighting is good, windows face the lake and the Old Quarter, and there is a separate shower and bathtub.

The hotel offers everything guests might need for a luxurious stay, such as elegant and comfortable rooms, and great service. From its trendy rooftop bar and swimming pool, visitors can gain a bird's-eye view of the city and lake below. There are two restaurants in the hotel, serving incredible dishes.

Whom We Choose It for and Why We Love It

Travelers in general: easy access to the Old Quarter, yet reasonable distance to ensure tranquility for a good night's sleep. Spacious rooms, bright deco, good food and a rooftop swimming pool. Rooms are brightly decorated in neo-classical style, with a wide collection of local art, as suggested by the room category names, such as 'Sketch' and 'Canvas'.

Room of choice: Canvas Lake View

Honeymooners: Our choice for honeymooners or couples on vacation is Gallery, on the upper floor for better privacy. Gallery Rooms feature a small garden overlooking the hotel's courtyard or the lake. After a day of sightseeing, relax at the hotel spa or go for a nice cocktail on the rooftop bar.

Room of choice: Gallery Room

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Eldora Hotel in Hue

Located in the center of Hue, the Eldora Hotel is only a mile from Trang Tien Bridge, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Hue Museum of Art. It is also conveniently close to the Imperial City and Boa Quoc Temple. With its great location, it truly is the perfect place from which to explore Hue.

Furthermore, this luxurious 4-star hotel ensures that guests will have an incredible stay, by providing everything they could desire, with a touch of French elegance. Eldora includes a spa, bike rentals, and tour services, as well as a restaurant, and a pool on the 15th floor, where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city,

Each of the luxurious guest rooms is decorated in a neo-classical style to compliment the architecture and design of the hotel. All of the 81 rooms exude an atmosphere of peace, helping visitors to unwind and fully enjoy their stay.

Whom We Choose It for and Why We Love It

Travelers in general: spacious rooms, enviable location and soft beds all make for a good night's sleep. A special feature is the indoor swimming pool on the 14th floor, offering a sweeping view of the city.

Room of choice: Deluxe Room with River View

Honeymooners: the ornate yet mild decorations bring a nostalgic elegance that makes you feel like doing nothing apart from sitting down with a drink in the rooftop bar. Our room of choice is away from the crowds on a higher floor, providing a good view of the town, not only the river.

Room of choice: Deluxe Room with Panorama View

Furama Resort in Da Nang

This private resort was the first 5-star luxury beach hotel in Da Nang and has continued to be one of the top hotels in the area due to its great service. Furama offers deluxe beauty and spa treatments, sauna sessions, a pool, and onsite water-sports equipment.

The hotel's Water Sports House provides all necessary equipment for a variety of activities including windsurfing, kayaking, and water skiing. For people who do not like water sports, Furama also offers more relaxing options, such as beachfront massage and yoga or tai chi classes on the beach.

Each of Furama's 198 rooms is tastefully designed, spacious, and includes a fireplace and private balcony. The resort contains 2 different restaurants, Caf' Indochine and Don Ciprani's, serving a variety of food ranging from Vietnamese to Italian. There are also three different bars, with nightly live performances.

Whom We Choose It for and Why We Love It

Travelers in general: whether Danang is the beach destination on the last leg of your trip or a mid-way recharging spot, this resort provides a luxury stay with everything you might expect from a beach resort: tastefully-designed rooms, great and atmospheric on-site restaurants and bars, direct access to the beach, and only a 30-minute drive to the Ancient Town.

Room of choice: Deluxe Room with Sea View

Families with kids: enough action to keep your kids entertained - banana boat, surfing, parasailing, a large kids' pool, and an exclusive kids' club. At breakfast, you can have made-to-order waffles, widely loved by kids and by adults with a sweet-tooth; seafood buffet lunch is a feast for everyone in the family.

Room of choice: One-Bedroom Pool Villa

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Naman Retreat in Da Nang

Nestled between two of the best golf courses in Southeast Asia, Naman Retreat is a luxury resort and spa in an excellent location. It is close to many popular attractions such as Non Nuoc Beach and the incredible Ngu Hanh Son Mountain.

Made with traditional bamboo architecture, this beach getaway provides everything visitors need for relaxing and letting loose. It has a private pool and beach, a spa and sauna, and a fitness center. An array of cuisine is available at the Naman Retreat Restaurant. In-room dining options are also available.

The resort offers rooms or villas, so that guests can choose what fits their travel style and budget best. Naman is known for blurring the lines between resort and spa, by offering countless opportunities to calm your mind, heal your body, and renew your soul.

Essence Hotel in Hoi An

This 4-start hotel in downtown Hoi An is in an excellent location with easy access to the city's most popular attractions. Guests in the Essence Hotel do not need to travel very far to explore interesting places, such as markets and pagodas.

The hotel has 70 rooms which are tastefully furnished and incorporate balconies with views of the city. There is a large variety of room choice, providing something for every group-size, from rooms for couples to family suites.

Essence provides top recreational facilities such as an outdoor pool, fitness center, sauna, and a nearby golf course. There is also an on-site restaurant with a breakfast buffet. The hotel has everything visitors might need for a great stay and it is committed to ensuring guests experience a comfortable and welcoming stay in Hoi An.

Whom We Choose It for and Why We Love It

Travelers in general: if you wish to experience a taste of yester-year in old Saigon, Hotel Majestic Saigon is the right choice for you. The hotel itself is an important historical building. It is impressive how such a popular hotel retains its style and pride.

Room of choice: Colonial Deluxe River View

Honeymooners: the hotel belongs to the Vietnamese boutique brand Elegance Hospitality, which is known for artful decoration, service taking care of the details, and spa retreats. Without a doubt, a couple of nights at this lovely hotel will create nice memories from your romantic vacation. Try out the food at its award-winning restaurants, Red Bean and The Temple.

Room of choice: Essence Suite

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Hotel Continental Saigon

Conveniently located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Hotel Continental Saigon is a great base for exploring this beautiful and historically important city. The hotel itself is within walking distance of most of the major attractions, including the famous War Remnants Museum and the Song Saigon Riverfront.

Built in 1880, the hotel exhibits colonial French architecture and offers elegant and luxurious rooms. Some rooms have balconies and every room offers panoramic views of the bustling city below. There are plenty of food options at Hotel Continental, for it incorporates two different restaurants, a terrace cafe, and a cocktail lounge.

The hotel is well-known in Asia and has hosted many important figures, such as India's author Rabindranath Tagore and the UK's Graham Greene. The Continental is also center-stage in the movie "Indochine", which won two Academy Awards and one Golden Globe.

Hotel Majestic Saigon

One of the oldest hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Hotel Majestic Saigon sits proudly on the bank of the Saigon River, with unbeatable convenience to nearby malls, shops, restaurants and caf's. Ever since 1925, Hotel Majestic Saigon has been welcoming upper-class customers from all over the world, many of whom are celebrities, governors, politicians, artists and businessmen.

For some decades after the war, the hotel's French-style architecture was under the management of Mr. Franchini Mathieu, a French Corsican. Western standards were adopted, evident in details of the accommodation, food and service. With renovation in 2003, more dining venues and rooms were incorporated.

Rooms ooze with opulent romance and Baroque ambiance: high ceilings, French windows, solid European-style furniture and spacious bathrooms. Both hotel wings designate their upper-category rooms on the higher floors, with the attraction of an awesome view of the Saigon River.

With the central court swimming pool, the Cyclo Caf' with authentic Vietnamese food, and the Breeze Sky Bar, Hotel Majestic Saigon is a brilliant choice for your days in Ho Chi Minh City.

Whom We Choose It for and Why We Love It

Travelers in general: as one of the limited number of fine hotels with a swimming pool in the ancient town, this hotel has recently been upgrading to 5-star. Boasting great value, the hotel has rooms with a balcony, each spacious enough for couples or families with kids.

Room of choice: Deluxe Room with Balcony

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Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

The Rex Hotel is also located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City about a kilometer away from Ben Thanh Market. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater and the Opera House. Furthermore, Rex is very close to the impressive and elegant Notre Dame Cathedral.

Rooms at the Rex offer modern Vietnamese decor and contain all the amenities necessary for a stress-free stay. The hotel has a nice pool for refreshing dips, after exploring the bustling dusty city, a hot tub, and exercise classes including yoga, aerobics, and dance.

Although the Rex is in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, with street food and small restaurants close by, the hotel itself offers plenty of eating options, with two restaurants and a legendary rooftop bar that draws people from all around the city, including from other hotels and resorts.

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