Vietnam is an exciting and vibrant Southeast Asian country where you can spend your time exploring dynamic and bustling cities, embracing the culture and natural beauty or checking in to a luxury spa resort to relax and rejuventate.
However you decide to spend your vacation there are some exceptional hotels and resorts to choose from; our list of ‘5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam’ may just help you to decide which is the best option for you.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi was built in 1901 and if hotels could tell a story this one would keep you enthralled for a very long time with a history that is unrivalled. Considered one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic hotels and a true ‘Grande Dame’, the recent $20 million restoration which was completed in 2009 firmly positioned it as one of the leading hotels in the region.
With 364 luxurious guest rooms to choose from, and exquisite suites including those named after Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene there really is something for everyone at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
After spending the day exploring Hanoi, guests can enjoy relaxing by the pool and a treatment at Le Spa du Metropole before choosing their favourite cuisine at either Spices Garden (Vietnamese), Le Beaulieu (French) and Angelina (Italian).
La Residence Hue Hotel and Spa is situated on the banks of the fabled Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel, the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is one of the premier reasons that tourists head to this central Vietnamese city. Set in the former home of the French Colonial Governor, this boutique design hotel opened in 2005 following an extensive redevelopment and restoration.
Throughout the property design features include hallmarks of ‘Streamline Moderne’ architecture which is characterized by curving forms and long horizontal lines whilst the 122 rooms and suites are furnished in a complimentary Art Deco style.
Dining options include the fine dining restaurant, Le Parfum, where guests can experience Mediterranean and French fusion cuisine or a selection of dishes from an expansive Vietnamese menu.
The Reverie Saigon is a stylish, bold and luxurious hotel where you can experience opulance and grandeur that has never been seen previously in Vietnam, from the grand and lavish public areas to the magnificent and extravagent rooms and suites this is a luxury hotel like no other.
Situated in the heart of Saigon, on the upper floors of the prestigious Times Square Building, The Reverie Saigon offers world class hospitailty and impeccable service to discerning guests from around the world.
Expect the best of Italian design and craftsmanship throughout the property, sophisticated treatments from the urban luxury spa and enjoy contemporary Italian fine dining at R&J’s whilst staying at this simply stunning property.
Fusion Resorts offer a unique concept where guests can enjoy “spa inclusive” and “breakfast anywhere, anytime” during their stay, this allows you the freedom to enjoy breakfast in your villa next to the private pool, before commencing on your programme of selected spa treatments and yoga classes at the luxury spa.
Recently named as one of the top 5 spas in the world for 2018 by Conde Naste Traveller, Fusion Maia Danang has firmly positioned itself as a ‘must visit’ spa location. As the only Asia based spa to join this prestigious list it was also recognised as a resort where ‘clean eating’ is a priority with guests being able to select from a variety of vegan, plant based and raw cuisine.
Fusion Maia Danang boasts a stunning beachfront location and a selection of elegant pool, spa and beach villas which are both chic and spacious, providing the perfect retreat for guests who enjoy the finer things in life; diners can expect menus with an emphasis on health and wellness, where the fusion style dining concept takes inspiration from ‘The Five Elements’ food philosophy.
If you can manage to leave the resort, the inclusive spa treaments and your private villa, then the beautiful and picturesque ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is just 20 minutes away.
An exceptional beach resort situated on the beautful and pristine coast between Cam Ranh and Nha Trang, Fusion Resort Cam Ranh is the down-to-earth alternative for those looking for five star quality without the fuss, formality, and routine of a traditional hotel or resort.
As with all Fusion Resorts, guests can enjoy the unique “all spa inclusive” and “breakfast anywhere, anytime” services at Fusion Resort Cam Ranh and expect wellbeing, originality and sensibility to be core values of their stay.
Guests will have a selection of stylish villas and suites to choose from, each boasting an ocean view and many with private pool including the 4 bedroom Beachfront Grand Villa. In addition to these modern and contemporary room options, when it comes to dining guests can enjoy healthy Vietnamese specialities at ‘Fresh’ restaurant and when booking spa treaments there are a wide array of healing massages, wraps, body scrubs and facials on offer.
We hope these ‘5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam’ will provide you the inspiration to book a trip to Vietnam and explore the wonderful country and all that it has to offer.
Paul Eyers is Founder of Vegan Food Quest. Vegan Food Quest have become luxury vegan travel specialists as they continue to find, eat and write about the best vegan food in the world.