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5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam

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 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 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 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 Maia Danang 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. Fusion Resort Cam Ranh 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. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Paul Eyers

Paul Eyers is co-founder of Vegan Food Quest who write about luxury hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia with a focus on sustainable travel, eco travel and vegan travel. Currently based in Malaysia, Paul also writes about sporting events and some of the finest golf courses throughout the region.

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  1. So spoilt for choice! With luxurious traditional hotels, modern city or tranquil spa there is certainly something that will suit – a real reason to look at Vietnam as a fabulous destination whether traveling through or as a holiday destination in its own right. I can’t wait until I have the opportunity to do so.

    1. Thank you Tonia for your comment

      You are right that Vietnam is a truly wonderful destination as it has so much to offer from a sleek city break in a luxury hotel to a relaxing spa break at a ocean front spa resort

      We have been many times and are looking forward to returning later this year, hope you get the chance to visit one day soon!


  2. Thank You for this superbly written and informative article.Really makes me want to visit and check out these places.

    1. Paul – thanks for your comment!

      We love Vietnam and have loved it every time we’ve visited, hope you manage to head there soon…


  3. Woooow, looks incredible. Makes me want to go back to Vietnam and redo all the places I’ve been and visit new ones.

    1. Thanks for your comment Laura

      I hope it inspires you to plan another trip back to Vietnam very soon :)


  4. Having travelled and worked in Vietnam before these seem like fantastic hotels and resorts which I would definitely consider the next time I am in that beautiful country. Well written Mr Eyers, I’m sold.

    1. Dear Rob
      Thanks for your comment…

      Maybe a stay at one of these luxury resorts could be your present to yourself after a few weeks of hard work next time your back in Vietnam?


  5. Vietnam is without a doubt a true paradise. Currently many couples from Spain spend their honeymoon in this beautiful country. There are also those who, due to their economic situation, hand out the engagement ring on their wonderful beaches, spending a few days resting in one of their hotels.

    If Vietnam was once a difficult country to visit, nowadays it is one of the tourist paradises for lovers of special trips.

    A greeting from Spain

    1. Dear Jorge

      Thank you for your comments from Spain, where in Spain are you? We have plans to spend some time back there next year and are very excited. Having lived in Asia for over 4 years we are missing our time in Spain…

      Vietnam is indeed an easy country to visit and the recent change to visa law allowing EU passport holders 14 days free is very positive for tourism.

      Some of these resorts are perfect for a honeymoon for sure!

      Currently planning another trip to Vietnam as we just can’t get enough of the beautiful country :)


  6. Hi Paul, Thank you for this, Vietnam looks amazing, going in March with my son Daniel so excited after reading about your experience, I will be looking into one of these beautiful places to stay. After seeing all the pictures reading yours and other people’s comments I can’t wait ??

    1. hi Rosie thanks for your comment

      good to hear you are heading to Vietnam soon it really is a great country to explore

      is it your first time?
      also, where are you going?

      my favourite place is Hoi An to be honest it’s just beautiful…

      thanks again,

  7. Hi Paul

    Thank you very much for your answer. I´m from Madrid, Spain, will be a pleasure to meet you if you come to Madrid Paul.

    The next week we will go to Bangkok and Chanthaburi for 15 days and we are preparate to visit Vietnam in september.

    Best regards


    1. hi Jorge

      i hope you enjoy Bangkok next week, we are also in Thailand next week but near the Cambodia border in Trat.

      if we end up in Madrid i will get in touch for sure, it would be good to have some local tips!

      we are based in Cambodia currently so if you plan to visit here please do contact me!

      have a great weekend,

  8. A very well written,informative and interesting read.Its been a few years since Ive been to Vietnam,but articles like this,have me checking flights for later on in the year.

    1. Many thanks for your comment Rob

      Good luck finidng flights to Vietnam and hope your next trip is a success!

      We are looking to head back again this year but easy for us now as based in Cambodia.

      Thanks again,

  9. Fantastic reviews of some fabulous hotels and resorts. So well researched and informative.
    I’d love to stay at any one of them. However, if I had to choose it would be the Fusion Resort Cam Ranh. It has everything I’d love.
    I want to go there now.
    Thank you for your brilliant reviews and the photos are excellent.

    1. thanks for your comments and your choice of Fusion Cam Ranh is a wise one, it’s a stunning resort and the vegan food and inclusive spa treatments and yoga classes are amazing…

      hope you get to visit one day!

  10. Hey Paul, Ive stayed at the Fusion Maia Danang and the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi amd they’re both cracking spots, completely different and both up there in price. 5 star luxury for sure!! Oh them heady days of money no object :-)

    1. many thanks for your comment Paul, you are lucky enough to have stayed at 2 of these stunning properties! we loved both Sofitel Hanoi and Fusion Maia, but you are right about them being totally dofferent in style, design and concept. it would be tough to choose a favourite so lucky enough they are in seperate cities making the decison easier next time we are in the respecive towns!

  11. Asia is definitely becoming a luxury destination with many hotels and resorts raising the bar on services and amenities. Altho it’s a given that well-known hotel chains will offer the same high standard across all its branches, independent resorts are popping up all over Asia. Fusion Maia Danang sounds like a sanctuary. It promotes wellness through food with vegan and raw options. I’ve recently been exploring raw cuisine and paleo to add some healthy eating options. It’s good to hear that there are hotels and resorts ready to offer alternatives. And you can’t really beat a stay at a resort especially recognized for its spa services and facilities. It’s a great way to spend a holiday or break from work.

    1. Thank you for your comment Tim. We love the luxury options in Asia and it’s great that these are both chain hotels and independant boutique hotels. Healthy eating is certainly on the rise and this trend will continue we are sure. The combination of a luxury resort, healthy (plant based) food and spa treaments sounds like the perfect trip for us!

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