The Best Hotels in Vietnam for Every Traveller

The InterContinental, in Danang, is one of many high-end hotels offering a luxury stay in Vietnam
The InterContinental, in Danang, is one of many high-end hotels offering a luxury stay in Vietnam | Courtesy of InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort / Expedia
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31 December 2020

Whether you’ve come to cruise the Mekong Delta, explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter or simply find peace in a tropical paradise, Vietnam has a hotel for you. From high-end beachfront resorts to barefoot luxe amid a turtle sanctuary, here’s our pick of the best.

Anantara Mui Ne Resort

On the warm tropical coastline of southern Vietnam, this sleek, luxury hideaway facilitates supremely comfortable beachfront stays. Most rooms – with modern decor and subtle Vietnamese accents – occupy the principal multistorey wing. One- and two-bedroom pool villas dot lush tranquil gardens astride a quaint village-like pond and a notably large infinity pool with its own seafood restaurant. Dining by Design, where guests devise their own menu, is the resort’s ultimate dining experience. If you tire of the resort bubble or its yoga and bicycles, there are several established excursions to experience the real Vietnam.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Avani Quy Nhon Resort

Perched on a low bluff overlooking a pretty arc of straw-coloured beach, Avani makes up in simple allure what it might lack in size. While its rooms offer modern design with soft, almost organic accents, its open lobby embraces a more ethno-chic look with woven bamboo shades and furniture, all beneath a large thatched roof. Elevated sea views from the restaurant’s terrace affirm the feel of a boutique resort – and might whet the appetite for a faintly Robinson Crusoe-esque excursion by tiny boat for snorkelling at its nearby small private island.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Smoke-free property

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Vietnamese fantasy village meets uber-stylish design by Bill Bensley, the king of exotic luxury resorts, in this expansive property beautifully positioned in its own bay on a thickly forested peninsula. Inspired by local crafts, temples, palaces and imperial tombs, its four terrace-like levels – symbolising heaven, sky, earth and sea – showcase striking opulence, whimsy and functionality fused with exhilarating verve. The verdant hillside even has a small guest funicular along with rope ladders to help free-roaming monkeys swinging in from the trees; properties rarely come more accommodating.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Full-service spa
Beach towels
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

In the heart of Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter, the historic Metropole boasts a colonial-era pedigree and atmosphere imbued with retro glamour and sophisticated elegance. Augmented by two further wings in the 1990s and 2000s, the original French-built property of 1901 still feels like the jewel in the hotel’s crown and its distinguished clientele encompasses heads of state, authors and actors. Facilities, including a spa/wellness centre and heated swimming pool, are second to none. Its restaurants, too, showcase some of the region’s best Indochinese and French cuisine.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

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  • Six Senses Con Dao

    Strung like emeralds in the South China Sea around 200km (124mi) due south of Ho Chi Minh City, the lush Con Dao archipelago is Vietnam’s ultimate escapist retreat. The hilly, cove-studded islands are part of a protected marine reserve complete with nesting turtles. Overlooking the main island’s finest beach, this sublime all-villa resort with private pools melds barefoot luxury and boho chic akin to a fantasy village comprising millionaire local fisherfolk. It’s A-list celebrity territory, too, with a range of excursions such as hiking and snorkelling embracing even further flung neighbouring islets.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Park Hyatt Saigon

    Elegant neo-Colonial style joins sleek sophistication at this handsome mansion in the heart of the upscale District 1. Its appearance belies the fact that today’s modern Hyatt replaces a hotel used by American forces and their radio station in the war and immortalised in Good Morning Vietnam (1987). Chandeliers, louvred windows, Vietnamese artwork and antiques evoke a pleasing east-meets-west French-tinged charm, a facet reflected in its restaurants, cafés, bars and gourmet patisserie. The pool stands in landscaped gardens and its spa is probably the city’s best.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Outdoor pool
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    In-room accessibility
    Full-service spa
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Limo or Town Car service available
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

    Standing sentinel over one of Vietnam’s finest stretches of beach, this palatial resort lies in the heart of the country’s cultural centre near Hoi An, a Unesco World Heritage Site. A trio of magnificent palm-fringed pools herald the limpid sea while a hundred villas, many with their own pools, channel a distinct blend of minimalist, almost monochrome, styling with subtle Vietnamese aesthetics including lanterns, water features, bamboo panelling and lacquer. The spa’s eight villa-treatment room cluster around their own lake, each with an island pavilion.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Full-service spa
    Beach towels
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property
    These recommendations were updated on December 31, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.