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Elevate your stays with these 10 hotels for your Vietnam luxury holiday

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Vietnam Travel Guide

Luxury can mean different things to people. It can be grandeur golf-courses, opulent spas, high-end transportation, hand crafted tours with special touches of exclusivity, or extreme privacy and romance. However, the opulence of any travel seems to be most visible when it comes to where to stay. Famous for breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history and culture, and vigorous urban life, Vietnam is a paradise to relish the finer things including posh accommodations. From charming and sustainable lodges in the northern mountain to city center’s grand boutique hotels, from extremely romantic hillside villas to extraordinary beachside resorts, we have chosen the finest world-class hotels across Vietnam from north to south for you to pamper with in your Vietnam tours.

Topas Ecolodge – Sapa

Topas Ecolodge is a small yet luxury lodge located on the hilltop in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park – about 45-minute drive from the town of Sapa, a world-famous mountainous destination of Vietnam. There are total 33 bungalows built based on rustic chalet-style as one-bedroom houses with absolute privacy. The bungalows are designed with relaxed style with private balcony offering wonderfully panoramic views to endlessly green valleys dotted with charming ethnic minority villages. With secluded location out of the bustling and touristic Sapa town’s center, Topas Ecolodge is the perfect base for your Sapa tour from Hanoi, to explore the surroundings whether by foot or bike with unique trekking routes and mountain biking rails, or simply just rest and relax far away from hectic urban life. Topas Ecolodge has steadfast commitmment to sustainability. Excellent waste treatment facility, private waste incinerator, innovative glass crusher to recycle 100% of the hotel’s glass, employment of nearby villagers, and local supply chain are some of Topas’s impressive environmental and social initiatives. No matter how much you have heard about Topas Ecolodge, only by staying at this lodge once that you can best understand why this place is certified as “Unique Lodge of the World” by National Geographic.

Before booking you should know: Topas Ecolodge is not to everyone’s taste and it’s important to know why this lodge differs from other standard hotels before your booking decision. They intentionally lack some of basic amenities such as TV and internet connection, which enable guests to completely escape from everyday life and truly and mindfully indulge in nature. Since Topas Ecolodge is committed to community empowerment, most of employees are young people from local village tribes with varying English proficiency. You should then be bit more patient but no need for worry as there is always somebody on spot to help with any language bariers.

The charming Topas Ecolodge

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel – Hanoi

Once the French colony, the French colonial architecture style became dominant in Vietnam’s few major cities including the capital of Hanoi. Among the variety of Hanoi hotels, Sofitel Legend Metrople Hotel Hanoi is a classic yet remarkable property blended between French art de vivre and elegant Vietnamese touches. Opened at the turn of 20th century by two French investors and having stood still amidst the changing capital, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel has been recognized as Hanoi’s legendary landmark for its contribution to history and heritage of the city. Ever since 1901, the hotel has a long tradition as a luxury venue for prestigious events and a popular rendezvous for business and leisure travelers, which make it a perfect option for affluent travelers searching for opulent treat, romance holiday, and diplomatic or corporate missionsIdeally located at the heart of Hanoi, the hotel is only within walking distance to the major attractions such as Hanoi Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, and the rambling old quarter.

The reception inside the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

Paradise Peak Cruise – Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO’s world heritage located in Quang Ninh province. This national natural treasure has repositioned Vietnam on the world tourism map thanks to its magnificent landscapes and centuries-old formations. Halong Bay boat tour has been everyone’s bucket list when visiting Vietnam, which has made the overnight stay on the cruise a popular option for wealthy travelers. Among thousands of cruise providers, Paradise Peak Cruise rules Ha Long Bay with style and sophistication. Paradise Peak is the combination of opulence and comfort, committed to providing world-class services while delivering Vietnamese traditional touches in the tiniest details. Each deluxe cabin features spacious balcony and private dining areas with unimpeded views to wonderful limestone karsts rising from water. Gastronomy experience is one of the Paradise Peak’s signature that distinguishes it from other standard cruises. With a world-famous Michelin chef on board, you can rest assured that each fresh and in-season ingredient is hand-picked and cooked to perfection to deliver you the most delicious and sophisticated dishes which you can dine while enjoying the majestic views of Ha Long Bay.

A luxury cabin of Paradise Peak Cruise overlooking the splendid Ha Long Bay

AZERAI La Residence – Hue

Azerai La Residence is a splendid luxury hotel situated on the bank of the fabled Perfume River, facing the Citadel – once the home of Vietnam’s last dynasty and now the UNESCO heritage. The hotel is another example of attractive combination between French colonial architecture and local ambiance. The hotel is contemporary in design with charming art deco-furnished rooms that offers the feeling of both grandeur and solace. Each room comprises of a spacious balcony giving unobstructed view to the slow-moving and peaceful Perfume River. An expansive tropical garden and salt-water swimming pool are some of remarkable features of the hotel. Centrally located, the hotel is ideal for your Hue tour: just few minute drive from major attractions such as the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Quoc Hoc Hue highschool....and that you can chose to explore the city by either foot, bike or taxi. With its modern luxury and tranquil setting, Azerai La Residence is the perfect option for couples seeking absolute privacy and truly romantic retreat while pampering with local culture and history.

The palace-like Azerai La Residence Hotel

InterContinental Sun Peninsula Resort – Da Nang

This world-class property is the very first design of the famed architect Bill Bensley in Vietnam who reimagined Vietnamese design, history and mythology with his characteristic whimsy, creating a magical retreat over four levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea. Incredible views to open ocean, bold and stylish architecture, award winnning spa, and Michellin chef who handcrafted each menu are some of initial impressions about this magnificent hotel. Staying at the resort, guests can enjoy culinary artistry at La Maison 1888 restaurant in charged by world-acclaimed chef Pierre Gagnaire, soothe their body and soul at HARNN Heritage Spa, pamper in the resort’s 700-meter private beach, or simply be laidback in luxury rooms or suits overlooking the endless sea. Located only 30-minute drive by car from Da Nang International Airport and 13km away from the bustling downtown Da Nang, InterContinental Sun Peninsula is nestled in a undisturbed private bay of Son Tra Peninsula, also locally known as Mythical Monkey Mountain.

The dazzling InterContinental Sun Peninsula Resort at night

Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai – Hoi An

Ideally located on Vietnam’s finest central coast, the Nam Hai offers travelers unrivalled opportunity to soak in the tropical sun and crystal clear water of the ocean. The signature of the Nam Hai is one-bedroom ocean-view villas where people will wake up not to the hustle and bustle of life but to the sound and the sight of the calm sea through their exclusive and sumptuous villas. All of the 100 private retreats are elegantly finished with Vietnamese lacquer and diaphanous silk, reflecting the soul of Vietnam’s cultural heartland and illuminating the spirit of all who visit. The resort is just a short-drive from the cultural attraction of Hoi An Ancient Town, which makes it convenient for guests to explore the lanternlit town center by bikes – Hoi An’s popular means of transport. Nearby UNESCO attractions are also within posibility for 1-day visit from the hotel including the imperial city of Hue and My Son Sanctuary. With sun-drenched and secluded beach, historical and cultural landmarks within reach, luxury hallrooms, the Nam Hai is a perfect venue not only for couples and families with kids but also business travelers and MICE groups.

The opulence and tranquil setting of Four Seasons the Nam Hai Hoi An.

Six Senses Resort – Ninh Van Bay

Sixe Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort enjoys spectacular setting in a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of being on an exclusive island bay in Eastern sea. The resort is comprised of spacious private villas located far from each other to ensure complete privacy and peacefulness to truly connect with nature and your loved ones. Put it another way, each villa offers utter seclusion that the only person who can find you is the dedicated guest experience staff who are available 24/7 to make sure the memories of your experience will last a lifetime. There are impressive options of 58 superb villas with private plunge pools, from the retreats located on the beach, over the water and between the rocks, to the jungle hideaways up on the hill for you to chose depending on your preference, but no matter which villa you stay at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, the mountain and ocean views  are ubiquitous. The resort’s spa is unmissable as it presents the spirit of the destination, with contemporary architectural style incorporating traditions of Vietnam in the finest local scents and herbs used for treatments. The restaurants at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay serve international and local favorites plus East-meets-West specialties complemented by the best local seafood which makes the gastronomy experience here second to none. If you are looking for such a tranquil yet luxury retreat with your loved ones, to get away from the hustle and bustle of the urban and touristic Nha Trang, you should look no further than Ninh Van Bay.

A secluded villa of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay.

Ana Villas Resort and Spa – Da Lat

Dalat was once the favorite summer getaway of the French officials during the colonial time. Travel to Dalat Vietnam, you can see the most beautiful European-styled villas and mansions along the hills of the city. Da Lat is also known as the city of love or Paris of the East. In the 1930s, the last emperor of Vietnam – King Bao Dai built a summer palace to spend time with his beloved wife – Queen Nam Phuong, that could be where the city’s legend of love begun. Short flights from any other city of Vietnam or 6-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat is nowadays a favorite weekend getaway or romantic destination for Vietnamese people especially couples because of pleasant weather and romantic feeling. If you are looking for a hotel as your luxury base, you might want to check out the Ana Villas Resort and Spa. A French colonial style village in the heart of Asian little Paris, Ana Villas is a great bargain to getaway from the noisy and hectic city life. The complex includes 17 villas lining cobble-stone roads and verdant gardens built in the 1920's and 1930's. The resort has been always meticulously preserved with the aim of providing the feeling of aristocracy and bringing guests back to bygone years and forgotten times of the once majestic Da Lat. With idyllic location, guests will find it convenient and enjoyable to explore the surrounding green hills, flowers valeys, farming gardens, cascading waterfalls, and many historical palaces and mansions.  

Inside an elegant suite of the romantic hillside Ana Villas Resort and Spa

Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel – Ho Chi Minh City

Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 is the tallest skyscraper in Southeast Asia hosting a state of the art hotel that keeps the winding Saigon River always in its sights. Arriving at the building, you will be greeted with an elevator ride to the hotel reception on 48th floor. No matter which room you end up in, you are guaranteed an incredible cityscape. There are 200 guests room speading across 20 floors offering something extraordinary for different tastes, some are ideal for sunset lovers while some promise the most glorious sunrise in the morning. Bespoke furniture and marble floors are the wow factors that you may initially encounter. Especially, if you happen to be here around New Year Eve, you are in for a treat: you can enjoy the dazzling firework-lit sky from the privacy (and romance) of your room. Situated on 66th floor is the Oriental Pearl Restaurant serving hearty buffet breakfast and special a la carte menus for lunch and dinner. One more bonus is that as a guest staying at the hotel, you are entitled to a discount when visiting the SkyView Observation Deck on the top floor, Vietnam and Southeast Asia's highest viewpoint. 

The impressive reception of Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel on 48th floor.

La Veranda Resort - Phu Quoc Island

La Veranda Resort is a member of MGallery collection situated on a prinstine beach of Phu Quoc Island, boasting a style reminiscent of a dazzling French seaside mansion. Set in tropical gardens on a beautiful stretch of beach with top-notch spa amenities and absolute tranquility, this luxury resort will be absolutely ideal for intimate weddings, honeymoons, spa and wellness vacations, family holidays with kids, beach break, or just an escape of it all. Fusing historical elegance and modern convenience, the hotel will bring you back to forgotten age when life was slower and simpler. Each of La Veranda’s 70 rooms and suites are curated with hand-painted mosaic tiles, four-poster king-size beds, inspired artworks and unique period collectibles which offer guests enchanting ambiance of classic and stylish Vietnamese themes. With delightful design and insatiable passion for excellent services from in-house staff, La Veranda Resort will no doubt bring you a luxury Vietnam holiday of which memories will last a lifetime.

A small part of La Veranda Resort hidden amid the tropical garden.

Last but not least 

Every hotel, within the hotelier industry has a “rack rate” (also known as full rate or published rate). These are the highest rates a hotel charges their guests. While few guests actually pay this rate, hoteliers use these rates as a basis for discounting. Most of hotels routinely offer discounts ranging from 10-30% simply at low season or in their flash sales campaigns. Many business hotels offer bigger discounts on weekends when few business people travel. Likewise, resorts or beach hotels often discount their rates during the week and slash their rates during the low season. Obtaining these discounted rates is often simply a matter of requesting the “corporate rate”, “weekend package”, or “low-season discount”.

With nearly 20 years of experience, Threeland Travel prides ourselves as a leading local DMC in Vietnam particularly providing clients with best Vietnam Holiday Packages for their once-in-a-lifetime experience in our home destinations. Because Threeland books a big volume of rooms with hotels/resorts in Vietnam and Indochina every year, so we have a advantage of getting wholesale contracts and we pass this saving on to you. Do not hesitate to email us right away at [email protected] and our travel guru will be in touch immediately to give you best available advice in town and turn your whatever inquiry into a dream-like Vietnam holiday.