Travellers wanting to explore Vietnam from the comfort of luxurious hotels and resorts, are well served. In this list, we have narrowed down our recommendations to a couple of options in each destination - but there are plenty more to choose from.  

Most of my favourite Vietnam luxury hotels and resorts have been around for a few years now - and some date back to colonial times. 

You can check Tâm Travel for more hotel and resort recommendations.

The hotels and resorts recommended here have been selected with leisure travellers in mind. Business travellers may also find the selection of interest though. The recommendations take account of design, atmosphere, history, location, service and amenities according to three regions in Vietnam.


1. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is an award-winning colonial and neo-classical luxury hotel located in the heart of the old city. It is the ideal choice in Hanoi for business and leisure travelers as well as for weddings, conferences and social events. Set in a neoclassical building on a road lined with trees and shops, this luxe hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Hanoi Opera House and 27 km from Noi Bai International Airport. 

Genteel rooms feature hardwood floors, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Airy club-level rooms add 24-hour butler service, and access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails; ornate suites also have living rooms.

Upscale dining options include French, Italian and Vietnamese restaurants, and 3 chic bars. There's a posh spa, a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus landscaped gardens.


2. Luxury Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake


The InterContinental® Hanoi Westlake is located on the peaceful waters of the largest lake in the city and is adjacent to the famous 800-year-old Golden Lotus (Kim Lien) Pagoda.

Set along West Lake, this upscale hotel is 3 km from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long. 

The upscale rooms feature Wi-Fi, flat-screens, rainfall-effect showerheads and balconies. Club-level rooms add free Wi-Fi and access to a private lounge serving food and drinks. Suites come with living areas, while the 1- to 3-bedroom apartments contain kitchens. Butler service is available.

Breakfast and parking are free. The hotel has 3 restaurants (1 serves Italian cuisine; another offers French food) and 2 bars. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a spa with a sauna and a steam bath.



Banyan Tree


Escape to a tropical paradise at Banyan Tree's Lang Co hotel in Vietnam. Take in lush greenery, clear waters and warm beaches at Banyan Tree Lang Co.

Overlooking the South China Sea and in view of the Đầm Cầu Hai lagoon, this polished beachfront resort is 9 km from the Chùa Diệu Ngộ, a Buddhist temple, and 10 km from Nhà thờ church. 

Featuring warm decor and sea, lagoon, or beach views, the luxurious villas have soaking tubs, gardens, and wood sundecks, plus private pools. Upgraded villas, offering 2 or 3 bedrooms, add living rooms and additional bathrooms.

Breakfast is free, and 5 elegant dining options include a Thai restaurant. There's a spa, a golf course, and a fitness center, plus a private beach. Sea activities like snorkeling and parasailing are offered.


Da Nang

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort


Located in the central Vietnam, Danang is perfectly located to explore the rich & historical culture. Close to 3 UNESCO heritage sites; Hoi An, Hue & My Son, our resort is the perfect choice for your next destination.

Next to a beach on the South China Sea, this upscale resort on a wooded hillside is 9 km from the hilltop Chùa Linh Ứng temple and 20 km from Da Nang International Airport. 

Featuring balconies or terraces overlooking the sea, the refined rooms with Vietnamese styling offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, Bose music systems and minifridges. Upgraded rooms grant access to an exclusive lounge. Suites and villas provide butler service; some upgraded villas have private pools, saunas and steam rooms.

A shuttle to downtown is complimentary. There are 6 restaurants and bars. There are also 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, a spa and a karaoke lounge.


Nha Trang

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay


Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of an island, with impressive rock formations overlooking the East Vietnam Sea. White sand beach and towering mountains add to the sense of being intimately at one with nature.

Overlooking Ninh Van Bay, this sophisticated spa resort is set on a rocky beach that lies 10 km from Phổ Minh Temple. 

Featuring private plunge pools and bay views, the 1- and 2-bedroom villas have hillside or beachfront settings, and include stylish bathrooms with free-standing, wooden tubs. They offer free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, DVD players and minibars; some are built on slits over the water and feature sundecks.

Breakfast and parking are free. There are 3 plush restaurants, as well as a wine cave and a cocktail bar. Spa facilities include a yoga pavilion, a hair salon and a gym, and there are also open-air treatment rooms with sea views.


Ho Chi Minh City

Park Hyatt Saigon


Discover urban luxury with a combination of sophisticated design, handcrafted details, and modern-day comforts at Park Hyatt Saigon. Enjoy the world-class restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and its tranquil spa.

Set in an imposing French Colonial building across from the City Opera House, this posh hotel in District 1 is 4 km from Saigon Railway Station and 9 minutes' walk from the 19th-century Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica.

Refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPads, as well as minibars, Nespresso machines and 24-hour butler service. Upgraded rooms add poolside terraces, and suites also have living rooms. Upgraded suites come with kitchens and dining areas. Room service is available 24/7.