Must-see hotels in Vietnam

  • Six Senses Con Dao

    Con Dao Islands

    This astonishing hotel enjoys a dreamlike location on the island's best beach, 4km northeast of Con Son town. Its 50-or-so ocean-facing, timber-clad beach…

  • Bai Huong Homestays

    Cham Islands

    Live with the locals in Bai Huong village. Visitors are given a bed with a mozzie net, and bathrooms have sit-down toilets and cold-water showers…

  • Pan Hou Village

    Ha Giang Province

    This wonderful ecolodge is tucked away in a hidden river valley in the High Song Chau mountains, with simple, solar-powered bungalows set in a riot of…

  • Mia Resort Nha Trang

    Around Nha Trang

    Mia has an exceptional setting, on a secluded, private sandy beach, and the villas are supremely spacious and contemporary, with vast bath tubs and either…

  • Fusion Suites Saigon

    Ho Chi Minh City

    In a relatively quiet street lined with tall, decades-old trees, Fusion Suites Saigon offers spacious rooms decked out in warm natural wood and enlivened…

  • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel

    Hanoi

    Hanoi's finest hotel is a slice of colonial history, with its restored French-colonial facade, mahogany-panelled reception rooms and haute cuisine. Rooms…

  • Villa Doc May

    Dalat

    More a homestay than a guesthouse, with just four individually decorated rooms, all comfortable, as well as pleasant communal areas and an upstairs Middle…

  • Manoir Des Arts Hotel

    Haiphong

    The Manoir serves up just the right amount of classy, colonial French vibe, with brilliant white columns, black-and-white tiled floors and lush green…

  • Chen Sea Resort

    Phu Quoc Island

    Beautiful Chen Sea has stunning villas with sunken baths (some with hot tubs) and deep verandas, designed to resemble ancient terracotta-roofed houses,…

  • Bamboo Cottages & Restaurant

    Phu Quoc Island

    Run by a friendly family with a coterie of cheeky dogs, Bamboo Cottages has Vung Bau Beach largely to itself. The focal point is an open-sided restaurant…

  • Sailing Club

    Mui Ne

    An intimate beach retreat with superb attention to detail, the Sailing Club (formerly the Mia) has gorgeous bungalows built from natural materials…

  • Island Lodge

    My Tho

    It's hard to imagine a more tranquil place than this intimate island hideaway. The occupants of its 12 rooms are cheerfully attended to by professional…

  • Hue Riverside Villa

    Hue

    A short walk from decent restaurants, Hue Riverside Villa combines five whitewashed and red-brick bungalows with a relaxing and breezy shared garden and a…

  • River Cottage

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Set in verdant gardens on the banks of the Saigon River, this hotel is a uniquely peaceful retreat from the energy of the city. Eight rooms – some…

  • Victory Road Villas

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

    Effortlessly raising the bar for accommodation around Phong Nha, Victory Road Villas combines a riverside location with stunning Asian-chic decor, hip and…

  • Mekong Riverside Resort & Spa

    Vinh Long

    With a magnificent sense of seclusion, this four-star resort has lovely thatched bungalows and stunning views across the vast river. Angle for fish from…

  • Poulo Condo Resort

    Con Dao Islands

    Terrific new hotel built in French-colonial style located in the north of the island next to lovely Vong beach. Swanky suites feature four-poster beds,…

  • Cargo Remote

    Mui Ne

    Eco-retreat built high on a hilltop above central Mui Ne with a stunning natural pool, al-fresco restobar and gorgeous accommodation crafted from shipping…

  • Amanoi

    Southeast Coast

    Amanoi enjoys a spectacular location on a private cove north of Ninh Chu; its 36 pavilions have ocean or national park views. The trad-hip design echoes…

  • Friendly Home

    Ninh Binh

    This excellent, very friendly and tidy hotel has six spotless en-suite rooms, buffet breakfasts and free use of bicycles. It's owned and operated by local…

  • Little Mai Chau Homestay

    Mai Chau

    It's hard to beat this collection of thatched bamboo bungalows, backing onto karst cliffs, with balconies overlooking the paddy fields, 2km west of Mai…

  • Mui Ne Backpacker Village

    Mui Ne

    More village than hostel, this huge, modern backpacking palace is very well designed around an inviting swimming pool. Thanks to the bar-restaurant, pool…

  • Chi Villa

    An Bang Beach

    Accommodating up to six, Chi Villa is An Bang's standout luxury accommodation. Stylish Asian-chic decor fills the very spacious property, there's a full…

  • Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

    Chau Doc

    Chau Doc's most luxurious option, the Victoria delivers classic colonial charm, overseen by staff clad in ao dai (Vietnam's national dress). With a…

  • Victoria Can Tho Resort

    Can Tho

    Designed with a French-colonial accent, the breezy rooms at this stylish, sophisticated hotel are set amid lush greenery around a pair of inviting…

  • Some Days of Silence

    Southeast Coast

    This stunning, artistically designed place feels more like an in-the-know retreat than a mere hotel. Elegant bungalows and rooms are lovingly decorated…

  • Cocoland River Beach Resort & Spa

    Quang Ngai

    This very attractive new resort hotel is the best luxury option in the area, with 76 rooms and villas set in tropical grounds studded with coconut palms…

  • Mango Home Riverside

    Ben Tre

    Set amid coconut and mango trees along the bank of a Mekong tributary, this delightful mango-coloured B&B, run by a Canadian-Vietnamese couple, provides a…

  • Ana Mandara Villas Dalat

    Dalat

    Elegant, secluded property spread across seven lovingly restored French-colonial villas in the peaceful western suburbs. Finished in period furnishings,…

  • Huy Trung Homestay

    Bac Ha

    This well-designed place is clearly signposted in a residential district to the north of town and walkable from the centre. The five rooms are immaculate,…

  • Life's a Beach Backpackers

    Southeast Coast

    This party hostel enjoys a sublime setting on a lovely, private sandy cove beach, with accommodation (good-quality dorms, bungalows and camping) scattered…

  • Christina's

    Nha Trang

    Christina's is a Vietnamese accommodation concept renowned for its personal touch. The friendly, outgoing staff at this branch are on hand for a chat, and…

  • Azerai La Residence

    Hue

    Now extensively renovated and run by Azerai, the former 122-room residence of the French Resident Superieur radiates art-deco glamour, with original…

  • Tam Coc Garden

    Ninh Binh

    The most Zen place to stay around Ninh Binh is this lovely boutique hotel. In a private location with a sea of rice paddies at your balcony, it has eight…

  • Mai Chau Eco Lodge

    Mai Chau

    Located on a slight hill surveying the surrounding rice fields is this village-like compound. Step inside the thatched-roof bungalows and you'll find they…

  • Minhon Hotel

    Mui Ne

    It's difficult to find fault with this exceptional new hotel, which offers outstanding value and reflects traditional Vietnamese architecture. Staff are…

  • Myst

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Very popular, this hip hotel is just a short stroll from the riverside and good shopping along Ð Dong Khoi. Decor combines retro Indochinese style with a…

  • Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

    Mekong Delta

    Set imperiously on the slopes of Sam Mountain, this rustic lodge wouldn't look out of place in the Alps. Rooms are simply yet tastefully furnished with…

  • Sapa Clay House

    Sapa

    Located 3km southeast of Sapa is this charming compound of adobe rooms and bungalows. Perched on a hillside with views of the rice terraces below, its…

  • Cosy Hotel

    Northwest Vietnam

    This gleaming new hotel in the north of town is your best choice, whatever your budget. The pokey 300,000d rooms don't have windows but all other rooms…