Ana Mandara Hue
Thuan An Town, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam, Tel: 08 6291 3030
Located on Thuan An Beach, a 20-minute drive from central Hue, the five-star Ana Mandara is the only beach resort with pool villas in the area. The property has a total of 78 rooms and villas, including beach pool villas, beach villas, duplex rooms and deluxe rooms in a wide range of styles and decor designed with modern facilities. Offers private rice paddy dinners, beach BBQs and cruises through the local fish farms.
Guesthouse Van Xuan
10 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue, Tel: 054 382 6561
An excellent option for those on a tight budget, with a comfortable room plus balcony and satellite TV coming in at around VND200,000. An additional bonus is the pleasantness of the staff.
10 Hung Vuong, Hue, Tel: 054 388 2222
One of the best hotels in the city, and certainly in the most convenient downtown location, this high-rise hotel has luxurious rooms with great city views, a selection of restaurants, a piano bar and the sumptuous Royal Spa. You can even hire your own butler. Internet rates start at VND2.4 million ++ for a deluxe city view room.
5 Le Loi, Hue, Tel: 054 383 7475
Built around a core of the former colonial governor’s mansion, and maintained in nautical modern style, this is one of Hue’s unique experiences. With ceiling fans and dark-stained wood furnishings, this is traditional Indochine at its best. Throw in an excellent restaurant with river views and you have a heady mix.
Le Domaine de Tam Hai
Tel: 0510 354 5105, www.domainedetamhai.com
If you’re looking for something a bit different, the secluded sand island of Tam Hai, with just a dozen traditional-looking (but modern) villas with private gardens and true tropical ambience may be the answer. There is endless beach, a swimming pool, and a restaurant to take advantage of the fresh seafood.
Phuong Hoang Hotel
48/3 Le Loi, Hue, Tel: 054 382 6736
A budget option which offers a reliable and acceptable level of comfort for the sub-VND400,000 price with the additional benefit of being near the Perfume River and having attentive service.
Pilgrimage Village — Boutique Resort & Spa
130 Minh Mang, Hue. Tel: 054 388 5461
A collection of rustic villas located in the countryside close to Hue and its historical landmarks. Villas range from the traditional Vietnamese pool house to the family bungalow. The boutique, imperial-era Vietnam styled resort also holds cooking classes, makes tour arrangements and has an on-site spa.
Sun Spa Resort
My Canh, Bao Ninh, Dong Hoi, Quang Binh
Tel: 052 384 2999, www.sunsparesortvietnam.com
This top-end resort offers elegant, comfortable pool villas and bungalows, and is the only luxury accommodation in Quang Binh, about 150 miles from Hue. An ideal base for trips to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Phong Nha caves.