Da Nang, Vietnam’s fifth largest city, has no shortage of hotels catering to different travelers’ needs. In fact, it can be a little difficult for firsT time visitors to decide where to stay, given the abundance of options. Here are nine hotels and resorts in Da Nang that are a cut above the rest.
Naman Retreat, located on a beach roughly halfway between Da Nang and ancient Hoi An, is five-star resort that promises a thoroughly relaxing and calming stay away from the bustle of the city center. Spend a day (or a week) at Naman Retreat’s Pure Spa, which offers multi-day wellness programs in addition to the usual spa treatments, or indulge at one of their four beautifully designed, bamboo-clad restaurants and bars. Guests have the option of staying 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.
This boutique hotel in the Son Tra district of Da Nang offers a great combination of comfortable, stylish rooms with convenient location. Sofia Hotel is a mere five minutes away from the beach, and surrounded by all the amenities of the city. Although the decor is simple, and the facilities are typical of a three-star hotel, Sofia Hotel shines thanks to its excellent service – the friendly staff speak decent English and will accommodate requests for anything from special breakfast items to arranging a private car for sightseeing.
At the five-star Fusion Maia Da Nang, there are no ordinary hotel rooms, only private pool villas which come all-inclusive with daily spa treatments. To add to that feeling of total relaxation, breakfast is served any time you wish – whether at sunrise, or even in the evening. The food and drinks on offer in the dining room and bar are a fusion of traditional local ingredients and international flavors. A shuttle bus to Hoi An makes this a great location from which to explore both towns.
For a more athletic spin on the usual beachside experience, head to The Ocean Villas, another great resort on the coast between Da Nang and Hoi An. The Da Nang Golf Club is right next door, and boasts one of the world’s best new golf courses, a driving range, shop, and professional training studios. The resort itself offers a beach club with canoes, windsurfing boards and other watersports equipment for hire, as well as a tennis court. Cool down after a day of activity at the fusion White Caps Restaurant. Guests can choose to stay in one- to five-bedroom villas.
Samdi Hotel has one of the best locations of any Da Nang hotel – right in the middle of the city on the lively Nguyen Van Linh Street, but also only a few minutes away from the beach and airport. There are a wide range of accommodations, including standard rooms (ideal for business travelers), fully-equipped apartments, and the spacious Samdi Studios. The centerpiece of the hotel is the lavish 19th floor pool and bar, where guests can lounge or swim under a massive skylight.
Part of the Intercontinental group, the Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is a hillside resort on Son Tra Peninsula, northwest of the city. The resort is a magnificent sight from afar, with its Vietnamese-influenced white buildings scattered across the lush, green hillside. The elegant design details continue inside, with lattice-framed mirrors, traditional architectural elements carved from dark wood, and sleek modern furniture. Expect to enjoy the high standard of service of a typical Intercontinental hotel, but in an exceptional setting, with almost every room enjoying panoramic ocean views.
A stay at Chu Hotel is perfect for travelers looking for a clean, comfortable space in the city – a no-frills but also worry-free accommodation experience, with everything you need. The rooms are bright, airy, and smartly decorated, and the larger ones come with views of the ocean and nearby Son Tra Peninsula. The restaurant kitchen stays open well into the night, conveniently satisfying guests’ late-night cravings for both Vietnamese and international cuisine. Live music is also available at the hotel bar on every other night.
One of the quirkier accommodation options in Da Nang, the Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort French Village hotel combines European architectural styles and fantasy elements in a manner reminiscent of Portmeirion, Wales. The building exterior features faux-stone turrets, gothic embellishments, and, strangely enough, a wall of what appear to be turn-of-the-century Parisian apartments. Within the resort area, you will also find a Buddhist pagoda, shrines dedicated to the local folk religion, a 100-year-old manicured garden, and a Jules Verne-inspired themed park. The hotel rooms are comfortable and well-maintained, but the main draw of the place is the whimsical atmosphere.
The pristine beaches of Da Nang are some of the city’s best attractions, so the large number of beach resorts should come as no surprise. Vinpearl Premium Da Nang is situated on the famous Non Nuoc beach, between the Marble Mountains and the sea. Vinpearl offers, among the many beach resorts, one of the largest ranges of accommodation options. Guests can choose between garden, pool, ocean, and panoramic views in their rooms, which go from basic King and Twin Rooms to the luxurious 120㎡ Royal Suite. 39 private beachfront villas are also available, for both short stays and long term rental.
This charming, 10-room hotel in eastern Da Nang is only 350m away from the beach. The building feels like a large, friendly family home, with bright, open spaces and a lap pool in the lobby. With clean, minimalist furnishings, personalized service and an option of a homemade Vietnamese or English breakfast, Frangipani is good for families and groups looking for comfort and convenience.