Danang, like much of Vietnam, is a city undergoing massive change. Along the country’s central coast, between the East Sea and and peaks of the Annamite Mountains, a modern urban center has emerged. As tourism has boomed, a number of great hotels arrived as well.
One of Vietnam’s premier resort destinations, the Intercontinental clings to the hillsides of Son Tra Peninsula, hanging over a secluded bay and private white-sand beach. Famed for the tasteful architecture, spectacular views and great service, this piece of paradise is just minutes from downtown, yet couldn’t feel farther from any bustling metropolis. Each room offers stunning views down to the East Sea. Additionally, the resort boasts a spa, two swimming pools, three restaurants, two bars, tennis courts and free beachside cabanas.
Great views of the ocean and private villas set this addition to our list apart. This beachfront resort is only a 15- or 20-minute ride from Danang’s center. If the ocean’s not enough, the villas play host to two large swimming pools that are great for any family on holiday. The service is outstanding and the grounds of the estate very well manicured and maintained.
Located in the heart of Danang, each of the more than 200 rooms at the Grand Mercure is guaranteed to offer something special, whether that’s views of the sea, river or mountains. The entire staff is cheery and professional and the room service is great. For those looking to have a trip organized, they are more than willing to help. A downtown location provides guests the opportunities to explore the best of the city’s vibrant nightlife.
A great location along the beach and just minutes from downtown, Fusion is another relaxing waterfront experience to be had in Danang. The spa offers numerous different treatments and is great way to spend a few hours. Cabanas line the beachfront and a DJ plays music beginning in the afternoons. The breakfast buffet is tasty and varied. Fusion also runs a shuttle to nearby Hoi An for their guests.
Another hotel with a nice downtown location, this oddly named gem is a cheaper alternative on our list. The proximity to Danang’s thriving nightlife scene as well as the beach makes it a nice place to stay for a few nights. The rooftop bar and pool is a cherry on top, and provides fantastic views of the lights and action down below.
This five-star resort is just minutes from Fusion Maia along the same stretch of fine, white sand. They offer both rooms in the main building and romantic bungalows with private pools. It’s a great place for couples. The staff is more than amicable and the food is fantastic. A seafood buffet is offered for dinner, along with some of the best resort cocktails in Danang.
Located on the coast halfway between Danang and Hoi An is a five-star resort that promises a thoroughly relaxing and calming stay away from the bustle of the city center. Wellness programs and spa treatments are offered to guests. Four separate, elaborately designed restaurants serve up great food and drink. Guests have the option of staying in the spacious Babylon Rooms, which come with private balconies and luxurious fittings, or in the large pool and beach villas. Service is detailed and personalized, and you can request anything, from a personal DJ to hiking trips in the surrounding countryside.
A nice, central location along the bright lights of the Han River ensures guests have easy access to the city, beach and airport. The views from the Novotel toward both the sea and Dragon bridge are stunning, particularly from the Executive Lounge. Service is impeccable and the reception is constantly willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as relaxed as possible. A charming fountain lies out front and a large outdoor pool hugs the banks of the Han River.
Situated on the famous Non Nuoc beach, nestled between the Marble Mountains and the refreshing East Sea, Vinpearl’s Danang location is one of their finest. What stands out here is the range of accommodations guests have to choose from. If you’re craving luxury, Vinpearl can fulfill it. If you’re after something more affordable, they have that as well. Guests can choose between garden, pool, ocean, and panoramic views in their rooms, which go from basic king and twin rooms to the spectacular Royal Suite. Thirty-nine private beachfront villas are also available, for both short stays and long-term rental.
A sprawling modern resort on the coast of the East Sea, the Hyatt is yet another luxurious beachside establishment with easy access to the city center. A large pool and and relaxing spa only add to the leisurely atmosphere. Great evening cocktails and many dining options are a nice bonus. The options are diverse and guests can choose from suites, residences and three two- or three-bedroom private villas. A rock wall, kid’s club and water-slide also make this one of the better family options in town.