10 best city hotels in Vietnam
The first-ever Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 of New York-based travel magazine Travel+Leisure has selected the 10 best city hotels in Vietnam for this year, with HCMC topping the list with six.
Standing on Le Phung Hieu Street in Hanoi's Old Quarter, just a few steps from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, Capella Hanoi topped the list.
It has 47 rooms and suites, each individually styled with operatic artefacts and custom portraiture that pay tribute to legendary Opera artists, composers, designers and performances.
The hotel has gained more popularity after its restaurant Hibana by Koki made history to become one of the first four Vietnamese restaurants to receive a Michelin one-star rating.
A night's stay costs from VND6.5 million ($283) per person.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi ranked second on the list.
Just 160 meters from St. Joseph's Cathedral, it is one of the oldest hotels in Hanoi and has served former U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama, during their visits to Vietnam.
The hotel has 364 rooms carrying features of French architecture.
It is home to a two-meter-high wartime bomb shelter discovered by chance in 2011. It was where many famous figures of the Vietnam War, including actress Jane Fonda and author Tom Hayden, both anti-war activists, took refugee as bombs rained down on Hanoi.
A night’s stay costs from VND5.2 million.
Located in the prime location near the Opera House and high-end shopping complexes, Park Hyatt Saigon in downtown HCMC was third on the list.
Opening in 2005, the hotel has 245 rooms with its architecture inspired by the French colonial period.
It is located just a few steps from tourist hotspots like Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office.
Room prices cost from VND8.4 million.
The Reverie Saigon Hotel was fourth on the list.
Located on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, one of the city’s busiest tourist precincts, the hotel has 286 rooms that combine modern design and traditional Italian craftsmanship.
It has a 24-meter-long swimming pool decorated with unique tiles on the sixth floor where guests can enjoy music from the underwater sound system.
From 6 p.m. each evening there is an artistic light show beneath the pool.
A night’s stay costs from VND6.35 million.
Located along the Saigon River, Mia Saigon ranked fifth on the list.
It has 52 rooms with views of the Saigon River. Its architecture takes inspiration from Indochinese style.
From the hotel, guests can book a boat tour to admire the two banks of the Saigon River.
Room rates cost from VND6.8 million.
Located at the corner of Nguyen Du and Hai Ba Trung streets in District 1, InterContinental Saigon was in sixth place.
It has 305 rooms that feature floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathrooms, and offers breathtaking views of Le Duan Boulevard, home to many skyscrapers and foreign embassies.
A night’s stay costs from VND4 million.
Located on Le Lai Street not far from Bui Vien backpacker street in downtown HCMC, New World Saigon Hotel ranked seventh.
The hotel has over 530 rooms with views overlooking Ben Thanh Market, one of the city’s tourism symbols.
Rooms cost from VND4.2 million.
Hotel de la Coupole – Mgallery in the northern highlands town Sa Pa was eighth.
Opposite a stone church, the hotel carries Indochina-style architecture and has 249 rooms and suites that allow a direct view of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and rice terraces.
The hotel has 249 rooms and suites that offer a breathtaking view of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and rice terraces.
From the hotel, guests will be ferried to the Muong Hoa cable car station from where they can make a seven-minute trip to the Fansipan cable car station, enjoying the beauty of the Hoang Lien Son range with its rolling forests and valleys from a great height.
Rooms cost from VND2.7 million.
Located on the prime location near tourist landmarks in District 1, Caravelle Saigon ranked ninth on the list.
Since opening its doors on Christmas Eve in 1959, the hotel has become a tourist icon of Ho Chi Minh City.
It’s not too far from popular tourist attractions like the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street and Ben Thanh Market.
Rooms cost from VND5.3 million a night.
The InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72, the tallest luxury 5-star hotel in Hanoi, finished the list.
The hotel opened in 2017 in Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower in Cau Giay District with 359 luxury rooms and 34 suites.
Rooms cost from VND3.1 million a night.
Nominees were selected by the Travel+Leisure team of editors and expert contributors across Asia Pacific, and the winners were chosen based on voting results.