Along with the development of the economy, tourist industry in Vietnam has also expanded considerably. Consequently, this aspect becomes a profitable area for investors to exploit. That’s is the main reason why more and more luxury hotels in Vietnam have been established throughout the country. Mixed with stunning landscape and majestic attractions, they are desirable accommodations for the affluent to enjoy their holiday. Interestingly, if you spend a little minutes on checking on the Internet, you will find some articles which show that a lot of celebrities, such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mark Zuckerberg, and Edward Norton, visited Vietnam some years ago.
A short description
Generally, luxury hotels are more common in two largest cities in Vietnam, namely Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, whereas in coastal zones, 5-star resorts have dominated recently. The explanation for this is an opportunity of easily expanding businesses for entrepreneurs available in those city, leading to the high demand for a short-term stay to work rather than to relax. Meanwhile, obviously, the area in the inner city is never large enough to construct a resort.
However, it doesn’t mean that visitors cannot pick up a first-class hotel near the sea to soak themselves in blue water. The most noticeable difference between it and that in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City could be the design. While the former follows contemporary styles that sometimes may be combined with Vietnam’s conventional outlines, the latter can be mainly decorated with French colonial objects as well. I have to stay that if you have a chance to travel all corners of Vietnam, the latter is more impressive in terms of architecture.
Anyway, what is the best luxury hotel in Vietnam? In fact, it may be impossible to give an exact answer since different people have different impressions about their most preferable accommodation. However, to select certain highly-appreciated ones is feasible. Based on my experience and experienced travelers’ suggestions, I have come up with my own list of 8 hotels advisable to build up an indelible time of your life. And the first departure point is Hanoi Capital.
1. Sofitel Legend Metropole
Address: No.15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District
Formed in 1901, it’s estimated as the oldest 5-star hotel in Hanoi. Moreover, the hotel has got a neo-classical outside, turning itself to a destination having romantic landscape at night. That’s why some minutes after walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, a couple usually continue their trip by vising the hotel. Of course, to meet its 5-star ranks, the hotel offers you with a bundle of luxurious facilities, from guestrooms with historical styles, spa, outdoor pool, French restaurants and integral garden. Amazingly, Mr. Donald Trump, the U.S President, stayed there for a night in 2016.
2. JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
Address: No.8 Do Duc Duc Street, Nam Tu Liem District
Mr. Donald Trump’s predecessor, Mr. Barack Obama, lived at this one for 2 days in 2016. However, different from Sofitel Legend Metropole, the hotel is prominent on the basis of modern design, a glass properties looking like a dragon. Not only does it shows you a large playground for children, but impressive greenery and sizable indoor pool are available as well. Additionally, the hotel is sited in a sprawling commercial district of Hanoi, suitable for those who are hunting for Vietnamese partners to expand their businesses. As a result, it becomes one of the best luxury hotels in Vietnam these days.
Ho Chi Minh City
1. Park Hyatt Saigon
Address: No.2 Lam Son Square, District 1
Moving to the south of Vietnam, Park Hyatt Saigon is the 5-star hotel highly recommended by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, a well-known travel magazine. Preferring French colonial decoration, the hotel also equips its rooms and suites with high-tech appliances such as sensor lightning systems and Nespresso machines. Meanwhile, plus a first-class restaurant called Square One for international meals, it displays an abundance of Vietnamese-style lacquered paintings, and numerous opulent facilities, from Xuan Spa on the third floor with the space inspired by Mekong Delta, open-air pool on the ground and fully-furnished fitness center.
2. Rex Hotel
Address: No.141 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1
Beside Nguyen Hue Square and not far from Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Saigon River and the Opera House of Ho Chi Minh City, Rex Hotel is the best point of departure to let you explore the city simply. Apart from that, this luxury hotel exhibits lots of sites for world-class food and drinks. In the case you want to stay close to nature inside the metropolis, the vertical garden adjacent to an outdoor pool could fulfill your demand instantly. Tennis courts and gym are provided for a healthier life too.
1. PAO’s Sapa Leisure Hotel
Address: Muong Hoa Street, Sapa Town, Sapa District, Lao Cai Province
Sapa Town is a famous tourist spot in the north of Vietnam dedicated to those who desire to get relaxed wholly. This comes from its mild weather and primitive scenery. Ironically, regarding luxury hotels in Vietnam, there is the only one which deserves to notice. It is PAO’s Sapa Leisure Hotel, which supplies you with a wonderful view of mountains and valleys from above. The most convenient place to rejoice in this magnificent landscape of Sapa Town is the rooftop bar. Though spa has still been not serviceable, you can relieve pressure at the hotel’s indoor pool.
2. Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel
Address: No.12 Tran Phu Street, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province
Another destination like Sapa in the southern part of Vietnami is Da Lat city. Located on a plateau, the city reaches all criteria to become a romantic European place. That’s why some luxury hotels in Vietnam came to existence there. One of these places could be Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel. Stretching on a hill and heading to Ho Xuan Huong Lake, the hotel offers you a restful space to forget everything. Apart from necessary prime amenities, it has run a golf club for the guests having a particular liking for this noble sport.
1. Holiday Beach Da Nang Hotel & Resort
Address: No.300 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City
In the proximity of My Khe Beach, one of the most striking beaches in the central part of the country, Holiday Beach Da Nang Hotel & Resort is one of the luxury hotels in Vietnam at the moment. In spite of achieving 4 stars, it has got a wide range of leisure facilities. Some of them are Sky Pool on the top roof, and The Holiday – Beach Subway which includes a tunnel connecting the hotel with the beach, a cinema as well as a library. What’s more? Flamenco concerts held on Tuesday are extra must-see attractions.
2. Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa
Address: 26-28 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province
Last but not least, Nha Trang City is a picturesque destination. Hence, it was chosen to hold illustrious Vietnamese and international pageants some years ago. To meet the high demand for rent accommodation there, a new member of Sheraton Hotel Chain, Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa appeared. Merely a few meters off the beach, the hotel serves an infinity pool and up to six different restaurants to let you observe the blue sea more comfortably. Aside from that, cooking class is a novelty experience offered to help visitors understand Vietnamese culinary arts more.
To sum up, those are eight luxury hotels in Vietnam which welcome a huge number of tourists every year. Interestingly, each of them comprises certain unspeakable features that can be only described by your words once you attend there.