Luxury Hotels in Vietnam

Vietnam’s long and sometimes dramatic history has given the country a unique blend of ancient and modern charisterics. This long, narrow nation spans an eclectic range of landscapes: from rugged, jungle-clad mountains, to endless sweeps of palm-tree framed beaches. It’s biggest cities, such as Hanoi and Saigon, blend Vietnamese culture and French-style refinement with all the bustle, colour and excitement you expect to find in an Asian metropolis. With plush resorts perfect for families, and 5-star hotels for every budget, Vietnam offers visitors a chance to experience the country’s many facets in style. Imagine staying at a luxury hotel where you can walk through the French doors of your bedroom and step straight into an infinity pool overlooking rice paddies and lotus ponds. Or sleeping in a room modeled on the interior of an ancient Buddhist temple, with the scent of pepper and woodsmoke infusing the air. Many of Vietnam’s resorts take their inspiration from traditional architectural and design styles, or reinvigorate the “belle epoque” feel of the French colonial era with rattan chairs and gently rotating ceiling fans. So check out our selection of the country’s luxury hotels and say “Good Morning Vietnam.”

Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Hotel Nikko – Saigon

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Grand Hotel – Saigon

Rating: 8.7

prices from: $350 AUD

Vietnam has something for everyone, including beautiful landscapes, sensational cuisine, and vibrant culture. Your luxury hotel in Vietnam is your base for an exciting and deluxe trip, but with so much to do, where do you start? Here are our top picks in the north and the south of this incredible Southeast Asian country.

Take a luxury cruise through Ha Long Bay

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay, is famous for its emerald waters and towering limestone pillars. Cruise through this beautiful area on a private, boutique-style vessel and enjoy butler service, a personal onboard host, stylish sun loungers on the spacious deck, and a delicious lunch.

Go on a private trekking tour of the Sapa rice fields

350km Northwest of Hanoi lies one of the most visually stunning parts of Vietnam, the Sapa rice fields. These beautiful paddies are a must-visit on any Vietnam trip, and you can explore them without the crowds on a private tour. On this luxury day trip, you’ll see the valley of Ma Tra, meet the local tribes of Ta Phin Village, and trek through the fields with the most incredible panoramic vistas.

Do a secret food tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to try the most authentic food while in Vietnam. A fun way to eat your way around the capital city is with a culinary walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. On this 3-hour gastronomy experience, you’ll stop off at eight eateries, sampling the most famous dishes. What’s more, you can pair each plate with two drinks, including Saigon beer or cocktails made from Vietnamese liquor.

Relax on the island of Phú Quốc

Phú Quốc is a beautiful island off the southwest coast adorned with white sand beaches. Hire a private boat charter to take you across, then spend the day at the exclusive Sailing Club. This upmarket beach bar is the perfect place to relax in style, with an infinity pool, swim-up bar, and cozy booths. If you like to party, stay for the night and enjoy the club’s fire dancing shows and live DJ sets.

Enjoy drinks with a view of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh is one of the most happening cities in the south of the country, renowned for its lively night scene. There is no shortage of unique chic clubs here. However, I recommend starting your night at the city’s most impressive rooftop bar, Chill Skybar. This fancy bar gives a VIP experience with the best views, cocktails, and DJs in town. Come for one drink or stay for the whole night!

Take a private tour of the Red Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

Four hours east of Ho Chi Minh is the fishing village of Mui, famous for its stunning sand dunes. If you’re looking for a unique experience, book a private tour to cruise over the dunes via jeep and quad bike. Your chauffeur will pick you up from your luxury hotel and take you out for a day of adventure. You’ll enjoy adrenaline filled quad bike rides, panoramic views of the beach and a chance to explore the fishing village.

Go snorkelling in the Con Dao Islands

The Con Dao Islands are a group of exquisite islands off the southeast coast of the mainland. They are famous for their sandy beaches, coral reefs, and abundant marine life, making them one of the country’s best snorkelling and diving spots. In particular, Bảy Cạnh Island is a hotspot for turtle sightings. After a day of water fun, enjoy dinner and drinks at the elegant Villa Maison Con Dao kitchen and wine bar.