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Amongst South East Asia’s most enduringly popular destinations, Vietnam is a marvellous country for travellers of all ages to explore. Long and narrow, it boasts a seemingly endless stretch of picturesque coastline — as well as being home to the striking Phu Quoc and the Con Dao Islands, amongst others. Venture inland for lush jungles and restful hill country retreats, or head to the cities for an insight into Vietnam’s fascinating history and its lively 21st-century soul. With tranquil riverside escapes, chic boutique hotels and luxurious beach resorts aplenty, our list of the best places to stay in Vietnam really does offer something for everyone.

Vietnam’s capital, elegant Hanoi sits far to the north. It’s an intriguing starting point for a journey across the country, with bustling markets, a tremendously characterful Old Quarter and fabulous food scene. The centre of French Indochina until the 1950s, it also has a strong French influence. In total contrast sits Ho Chi Minh City — still known to many as Saigon. The country’s main commercial hub, the southern city of HCMC has a youthful buzz and a great late-night scene as well as impressive historic architecture. You’ll sense the impact of the American War in both cities, and we’d highly recommended guided tours or museum visits.

Hanoi is the gateway to the idyllic hill town of Sapa, famed for its wonderful natural scenery as well as its rich cultural diversity. Outdoorsy types and wellness enthusiasts will adore exploring this part of northern Vietnam, as well as restful Dalat, to the south. Heritage aficionados, on the other hand, should look to magical Hoi An or to Hue, Vietnam’s old royal capital. Head further south to the towns and villages which dot the mighty Mekong Delta for nature-focused activities, fantastic bird-watching and the chance to unwind in blissful tranquility at one of the best places to stay in Vietnam.

The Best Places to Stay in Vietnam

For Boutique Chic

  • Smarana Hanoi Heritage is based around a colourful collection of Hang Trong folk paintings. Whimsical rooms are inspired by the seasons, with upholstered headboards and patterned wallpapers. The gourmet French eatery and rooftop bar complete the unique boutique experience.
  • Bach Suites Saigon, just 500 metres from Ho Chi Minh City's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, is an elegant, design-led property with 36 rooms and suites decorated in white and warm blues. Set behind a French-inspired façade, this is a swish choice for a romantic break or well-heeled business trip. The Home Kitchen Restaurant and rooftop pool complete the picture.
  • Poulo Condor Butique Resort & Spa combines elements of 20th-century French architecture with traditional Vietnamese design in its inviting 35 suites & villas. Think pretty patterned tiles and four-poster beds, as well as plunge pools and private terraces. Two-bedroom villas are ideal for families and friends. A romantic wedding or honeymoon escape, not far from the coast on Con Son Island.

For Old-World Charm

  • Sofitel Legend Metropole, just across from the Hanoi Opera House, has been a city icon since it opened in 1901. A beautifully restored French-era hotel with glamorous interiors, it's a favourite with well-heeled travellers. The hotel's fabulous cookery school will delight foodies, whilst partygoers will adore live music nights and frequent events. Very indulgent.
  • Hotel Majestic Saigon first opened its doors in 1925. An Art Deco masterpiece of white-painted columns, imposing arched doorways and glittering chandeliers, this is an elegant city landmark, set close to the Saigon River in District 1. Expect excellent Vietnamese cuisine, a choice of rooftop bars and plenty of timeless glamour.
  • Azerai La Residence is a gorgeous French-era building with a striking Art Deco façade in Hue. Set on the banks of the Perfume River and overlooking the former Imperial Citadel, this is a glamorous hotel with elegant interiors and stacks of 1950s charm. For well-heeled travellers and romantics.
  • Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel has been an imposing city landmark since 1922. Overlooking Xuan Huong Lake, this opulent hotel boasts sumptuous interiors done in white and gold, with glittering chandeliers and lavish events spaces. Also offering tennis courts and a top-notch French restaurant. Brilliant for weddings, food-focused holidays or fun family trips.

For a Wellness Retreat

  • Tia Wellness Resort boasts Asia's first all-inclusive spa. A sophisticated resort with slick monochrome interiors in indulgent suites and villas with private pools, it's the perfect escape for wellness enthusiasts as well as families. Tailor-made programmes strive to nourish mind, body and spirit in style. Fabulous.
  • Sapa Jade Hill Resort is a restful retreat within easy reach of Sapa's old town. Rooms, suites and villas have a rustic yet elegant feel, with exposed wood, handwoven textiles and marvellous views. The soothing spa showcases natural healing therapies, the glass-roofed pool opens to the sky, and pop-up market evenings celebrate traditional cuisine. Very romantic.
  • Tam Coc Garden Resort has just 16 indulgent suites and heritage houses within gorgeous gardens. Striking and secluded, this romantic escape has a strong eco and wellness focus, with a superb spa, community connections and fabulous cuisine using garden-grown produce and fresh fish or prawns from the river. A soulful hideaway for those looking to slow down.
  • Avana Retreat is a gorgeous eco hotel in Hoa Binh with spacious suites and multi-bedroom villas overlooking private pools and iridescent rice fields. Built using traditional techniques and featuring handwoven textiles, this is a wonderfully luxurious escape with sustainability at its heart. Very romantic.
  • Ana Mandara Villas offers a gorgeous collection of 17 ochre-painted French villas set in the wooded Dalat hills. Rooms with wooden beamed ceilings and big bathtubs are very inviting. The pampering spa, refreshing swimming pool and superb French restaurant make this a romantic gem. A perfect hideaway in the hills.


  • The Anam Cam Ranh, an expansive beach resort near Nha Trang, has an impressive 212 rooms, suites and villas. Book a multi-bedroom villa with private pool for a fun-filled family holiday, complete with screenings at Vietnam's first 3D cinema, rounds on the putting green, water sports, a lively kids club and art workshops. Indulgent and friendly.
  • Emeralda Resort in Ninh Binh fuses traditional Vietnamese architecture with 21st-century amenities in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Van Long Nature Reserve. Families will adore the large suites, the kids club, babysitting services and array of nature-focused activities. You can also unwind at the spa after big days out!
  • Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa sits on a golden stretch of beach, perfect for soaking up the sunshine or honing your kite and wind surfing skills. Contemporary rooms, suites and villas have flexible options for families, with the best villas boasting private plunge pools. Feast in two restaurants, hit the karaoke room or kick back at the spa whilst the little ones play at the kids club. Great fun for the whole family.

For a Riverside Escape

  • An Lam Retreats Saigon River offers gorgeous riverside suites and villas with contemporary furnishings and nods to Vietnamese craft and design. The best villas have plunge pools, perfect for a romantic escape. Savour French-Vietnamese fusion fare, unwind at the spa or head into the city by boat.
  • The Island Lodge is a laid-back riverside retreat on Unicorn Island in the Mekong Delta. The 12 inviting guest rooms fuse understated modern design with classic Vietnamese style and natural textures, including lots of bamboo. Kick back by the swimming pool or feast on French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine. A delightful hideaway for romantics or outdoorsy explorers.
  • Nghê Prana Villa & Spa has 23 airy, minimalist rooms and suites on the banks of the Thu Bon River near Hoi An. Polished concrete interiors with modern art pieces and free-standing tubs are fresh and appealing. The strong wellness ethos is reflected in yoga classes, meditation workshops and healing gong baths. Great value for a restful, reflective trip.

For Absolute Luxury

  • Capella Hanoi is the creation of acclaimed designer Bill Bensley, who has taken the flamboyant world of opera's golden age as inspiration. Gorgeous interiors feature rich, jewel-like textiles in lavish suites and theatrical restaurants with glittering chandeliers. Foodies will adore the Michelin-starred Chef's Table: Hibana by Koki.
  • Six Senses Hideaway is an exceptional island resort on a tranquil stretch of golden beach. Fusing contemporary luxury and a welcoming rustic feel, this gorgeous escape promises unrivalled luxury for guests of all ages in the remote Con Dao Islands.
  • Amanoi is an elegant resort set on the rugged cliffs of Núi Chúa National Park. A dazzling minimalist masterpiece, this is a gorgeous spot, complete with a sensational spa, cliff-edge infinity pool and floating lake dining. For a restorative spa retreat or dream honeymoon.
  • Bai San Ho is a gorgeous eco-resort with 73 villas on 245 acres of lush grounds overlooking the ocean. Decorated in soothing, earthy tones and featuring artisanal textiles, most of the villas have private pools, free-standing tubs and multiple bedrooms. Swim, snorkel and cycle, play a game of tennis with friends and family, or unwind in the serene Hoa Sen Spa. Wellness-focused seclusion.

For Great Value

  • Mai Chau Lodge, near the banks of Mo Luong Lake, prides itself on having been built entirely from natural materials. A relaxed and affordable eco-lodge with 16 rustic rooms, it's a charming base for outdoorsy explorers eager to cycle and hike in the surrounding hills. Lovely.
  • Mango Bay Resort is a relaxed and rustic-feeling beach destination in Phu Quoc, perfect for families looking to kick back in two-bedroom thatched bungalows with open-air bathrooms and netted four-posters. Enjoy beach activities, kayaking, trekking and cooking classes as a family. Also very affordable.


  • If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or villa we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, to Ho Chi Minh City International Airport or to Da Nang International Airport. Take the bus or train if travelling within the country, or hop aboard a short regional flight to one of Vietnam's many domestic airports. Speak to your hotel in advance about organising an airport pick-up.
  • If you're comfortable driving in Asia and intend to venture into the surrounding countryside, contact our partner Rentalcars to hire a car.
  • Visit between December and April for warm, dry weather, with temperatures ranging between 25–35°C. December is the coolest time of year, with temperatures heating up and becoming increasingly humid from January onwards. Expect more rain between May and October, with dramatic monsoon deluges in the south of the country. The mountain retreats of Sapa and Dalat are cooler for much of the year.


See all » 12 hôtels in Hanoi

  • Maison d'Orient Hanoi (Hoan Kiem, Vietnam) 12 rooms from £40

    Local exploring  -  In Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter, this is a terrific base for on-foot explorations of historic sights, stalls & markets
    Value chic  -  A carefully renovated heritage property with inviting rooms at affordable prices & spaces for guests of all ages
    Great walks  -  Guided walking tours - especially those with a foodie focus - are a brilliant way to experience central Hanoi
    Museums  -  Visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum and Mausoleum, or delve into Vietnam's dark past at Hoa Lo Prison Museum
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    A small yet perfectly formed boutique bolthole in the heart of the famous Old Quarter. Chic rooms feature hardwood floors, clean design and large double windows leading onto private balconies. A real gem of a hotel for guests of all ages at an excellent price. See More

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  • Golden Silk Boutique Hotel Hanoi (Hoan Kiem District, Vietnam) 55 rooms from £53

    City Style  -  Contemporary Vietnamese design with gorgeous bathrooms, well-located for exploring as well as great shopping
    Local markets  -  Stroll to the Dong Xuan Market and the Weekend Night Market, both abuzz with hawkers and keen shoppers
    Value chic  -  A very reasonably priced option for a chic stay in the heart of the city
    Theatre  -  Catch an atmospheric cultural peformance at the Water Puppet Theatre
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    An elegant hotel situated in Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter. Chic rooms feature rosewood floors, enormous beds and large works of Vietnamese art. Uber-modern bathrooms have big bathtubs, there's a Vietnamese fusion restaurant, a rooftop bar and a piano bar. Well-priced and well-located. See More

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  • The Alcove Library Hotel Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 26 rooms from £50

    Theatre  -  The Opera House is a 15 minute drive away, with a fantastic programme of contemporary art, performances & plays
    Great walks  -  Slightly off centre, this area is great for walking around and exploring without the huge bustling crowds.
    Local exploring  -  Well-located between the airport and the sights, perfect for short trips or business stops in the city
    Value chic  -  A charming and polished hotel in a lovely green neighbourhood, offering very reasonable rates
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    An elegant boutique hotel, slightly off the beaten track. The decor focusses around their extensive library, with flashes of colonial French accents. Comfortable and stylish rooms with classic and fresh look. An unusual and pleasing find. The Bookmark restaurant is popular amongst guests. See More

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  • Bach Suites Saigon Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 36 rooms from £112

    Sights nearby  -  Just 500 metres from HCMC's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, which will delight culture-minded travellers
    City Style  -  A chic little hotel with 36 rooms and suites in a newly built property with a swimming pool & gym
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will adore the inviting suites, some of which have big bathtubs and impressive city views
    Foodies  -  Feast on fragrant Vietnamese farm-to-table fare at the stylish Home Kitchen
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    A tranquil haven in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, this elegant, design-led property has a timeless sense of style, with a French-inspired façade and 36 romantic white-on-white rooms & suites with lovely dark blue and brass elements. The flavoursome Vietnamese cuisine is a total highlight! See More

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  • Eden Boutique Hotel Sapa (Lao Cai, Vietnam) 25 rooms from £32

    Trekking  -  Explore Dragon Jaw Mountain, Ham Rong Mountain and Muong Hoa Valley, famous for its photogenic rice terraces
    Groups  -  Families and groups will appreciate inter-connecting rooms and options with additional beds
    Sights nearby  -  Sapa's main sqaure and church are just 300 metres away, perfect for on-foot explorers
    Value chic  -  A simple, central and affordable base for holidays to Sapa
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    Great-value boutique hotel situated in the heart of Sapa. The property's prime location means that both trekking in the surrounding rice paddies and exploring local street markets are easy to do. Rooms and suites feel fresh and are tastefully decorated. There is a good Vietnamese restaurant and spa. See More

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  • Sapa Horizon Hotel Sapa (Vietnam) 25 rooms from £61

    Trekking  -  Take guided hikes through the verdant mountains, spotting refreshing waterfalls & lus rice paddy fields
    Families  -  Family suites and the attractive price tag make this a great choice for those travelling with children
    Local markets  -  Join the crowds at Sapa's bustling Night Market, famed for its beautiful textiles and handicrafts
    Local exploring  -  Set in the heart of the Sapa, within walking distance of the market and many restaurants
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    A charming small hotel set right in the heart of Sapa. Despite its location, most of the rooms offer superb mountain views from their large picture frame windows. The best have private balconies, whilst a casual restaurant serves Vietnamese fare. A laid-back choice, perfect for exploring. See More

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  • Amiana Resort Nha Trang Nha Trang 113 rooms from £131

    Hotel Entertainment  -  With a games rooms, billiards table and karaoke room, this is a brilliant spot for a fun-filled trip with friends and family
    Honeymoons  -  Book a charming suite or romantic villa, sip cocktails at the infinity pool & enjoy private beach dining on your honeymoon
    Beach Life  -  Overlooking a spectacular stretch of beach, with water sports aplenty for active travellers
    Tennis  -  Challenge friends and family to a game of tennis on the hotel's courts
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    Nestled on a serene beach just a short drive from the centre of Nha Trang. Chic and effortlessly stylish rooms with parquet flooring, al fresco bathtubs and wonderful views. Scuba diving in its private waters and island hopping are popular activities. See More

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  • Mia Resort Nha Trang 50 rooms from £139

    Scuba course  -  Speak to the concierge team about diving excursions and PADI courses in the tranquil waters of the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area
    Beach Life  -  Crystal-clear waters lapping a white-sand beaches & beautiful coral reefs for diving & snorkelling make this a beach paradise
    Families  -  Swish, multi-bedroom villas with private pools are perfect for families, who will love watersports and beach days
    Architectural  -  Architectual masterpiece by Gary Fell uses views from every vantage and the abundance of natural light
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    A tropical paradise set on a stretch of private beach, this heavenly hideaway is exceptional in every way. Expect award-winning architecture, with slick suites and villas offering uninterrupted ocean views and plenty of privacy for couples or families. Pure indulgence. See More

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  • Nghê Prana Villa & Spa Hoi An Hoi An (Vietnam) 23 rooms from £43

    City Style  -  Minimalist interiors channel traditional Vietnamese design with an understated, contemporary feel at this hotel
    Value chic  -  A simple and stylish hotel, perfect for price-conscious travellers in search of a tranquil riverside base
    Local markets  -  Rise early to join bustlng crowds at the Central Market, or spend a relaxed evening admiring the stalls of the night market
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to the fascinating My Son Sanctuary, best seen with an expert guide
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    With just 23 airy, minimalist rooms & suites, this is an appealingly intimate hotel in tranquil surroundings close to historic Hoi An. Bordering the Thu Bon River, spaces fuse traditional Vietnamese elements & more modern design, with bright local artwork, polished concrete floors & big bathtubs. See More

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  • Delicacy Hotel & Spa Hoi An (Vietnam) 68 rooms from £46

    Families  -  Generous family suites with space for extra beds are ideal for trips with little ones, as is the central location
    Romantic Break  -  Elegant suites with private balconies are perfect for romantic breaks, complete with sundowners on the rooftop
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the old town, admiring the Japanese Covered Bridge and various tailoring workshops & galleries
    Restaurant  -  Enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine at Chestnut Hoi An Restaurant
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    Inspired by the vibrant peacock, Delicacy Hotel's comfortable rooms & suites feature bold murals in jewel-like blues & greens, as well as pretty teal headboards. The best suites boast free-standing tubs & private balconies, perfect for unwinding in style. Rooftop sundowners are a real treat! See More

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  • Sel de Mer Hotel & Suites Da Nang (Vietnam) 164 rooms from £77

    Close to nightlife  -  Begin your night at the hotel's speakeasy, before heading out to the city's top bars and nightclubs, many of which are nearby
    Groups  -  Multi-bedroom suites, chic interiors and lively bars & eateries make this a fun pick for a trip with friends
    City Style  -  A glitzy high-rise hotel overlooking the ocean in Da Nang, this is a stylish city pad
    Other Activities  -  Catch the famous Dragon Bridge’s fire & water show, held every Saturday
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    A chic high-rise hotel with a swish rooftop pool overlooking the ocean in Da Nang. Generous suites are decorated in cream & pale blue tones, with floor-to-ceiling windows & private balconies. Lively & convivial, this cool, contemporary property has a fresh, innovative appeal. Ideal for city breaks. See More

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  • Furama Resort Da Nang (Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District) 268 rooms from £150

    Diving  -  The diving season runs from February to October, during which time there are numerous exciting dive sites to explore
    Beach Life  -  Set on a private stretch of China Beach and with many rooms offering sea views, this is the perfect coastal escape
    Watersports  -  The hotel's watersports centre offers stacks of activities, from catamaran sailing to banana boating
    Families  -  Complete with a kids club and family suites, plus watersports and games aplenty
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    A has-it-all luxury resort set on a private stretch of China Beach. Interiors have been styled with French and Vietnamese influence - expect dark rosewood and floaty muslin. Activities abound from endless watersports to golf or tennis. While the spa is utterly spoiling. Beach perfection. See More

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  • Mango Bay Resort, Phu Quoc Phú Quốc (Vietnam) 40 rooms from £107

    Families  -  Two-bedroom bungalows are perfect for families, who will love the water sports and badminton & cricket equipment
    Foodies  -  Foodies will adore the hotel's fresh fare - much of which is grown on site - and Vietnamese cooking classes!
    Cooking classes  -  Join the hotel's chef in using fresh produce to create flavoursome authentic Vietnamese dishes together
    Kayaking  -  Hop in one of the hotel's canoes or kayaks to explore the calm waters of the bay
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    A hamlet of thatched huts spread across a wild garden, sloping down to the private beach, on Phu Quoc island. Private huts have luxurious open air bathrooms, well situated terraces and netted four-poster beds. Cuisine and views are second to none. Simple, beautiful and wonderfully unspoilt. See More

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  • Salinda Resort Phú Quốc (Vietnam) 121 rooms from £126

    Cycling  -  Discover the verdant countryside on one of the hotel's bicycles, with guided tours or maps of independent routes
    Families  -  Large suites, a kids' club and stacks of activities make this a marvellous choice for a family holiday
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Gather in the karaoke room for fantastic evenings of music and laughter with friends and family
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments, long beach walks and lazy days on the sand
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    Ten minutes from the airport, the Salinda Resort blends traditional Asian charm with cutting edge design, all on a beautiful tropical island. A magical retreat from everyday life, with a serious injection of style. Stylish rooms feature state of the art bathrooms and private balconies. See More

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