Top 10 Best InterContinental Hotels In The World

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InterContinental is one of the world’s best hotel brands with a global portfolio of hotels and resorts. Pioneering Travel in over 180 locations around the world for more than 70 years. InterContinental hotels offer luxurious rooms & suites in iconic locations. Brands within the InterContinental hotel group beyond the InterContinental 5 star luxury brand are, Kimpton, Regent, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Voco.

Book a room at any InterContinental via our luxury travel concierge and you get brilliant extra benefits at no extra cost, (plus you still get your loyalty points, just give our agent your IHG® Rewards Club number when you book). Our exclusive free benefits (min 2 night stay) are:

  • Guaranteed late check out (until 4pm)
  • Complimentary breakfast for two at the hotel restaurant daily
  • Value-added amenity, specific to hotel ($100 value per stay)
  • Upgrade to next available room category ( subject to availability on arrival)
  • Free wi-fi on unlimited devices
  • Turn down service
  • Handwritten, personalized welcome card
  • Bottled water, fresh fruit and snacks in room upon arrival

Below we list some of the best InterContinental hotels in the world:

1. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam

We visited InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in January 2017. It is located in a superb setting, with brilliant facilities and service and may well be the best resort hotel in Vietnam. The hospitality level that the resort provides is world-class, and they definitely deserve their 3 consecutive World’s Leading Luxury Resort award by the World Travel Awards (WTA).

The Intercontinental Danang is located near the back of the Son Tra Peninsula, which is also known as Monkey Mountain. It is a 30 minutes’ drive away from downtown Danang and the Danang International Airport. Danang is located along the coast in Central Vietnam.

The resort is surrounded by lush forests which stretch down to the beach. The entrance to the resort, which sits on 39 hectares of land, is near the top of the Son Tra peninsula. The sprawling resort uses the sloping terrain to incorporate the buildings on 4 levels – Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea.

The check-in building is located by the conference center and has a terrace offering a great overall view of the majestic resort and the beautiful beach. Next to the concierge area is the teen center, Project VN, which has a pool table, some video games and board games. There is also a small gift shop here selling some local craft products and souvenirs. Neat cobblestone paths offering gorgeous views, lead away from the check-in area and wind down to sea level.

Guests are taken to their rooms and suites by golf cart. Regular rooms and suites are housed in the bungalows lining the various levels. The colour scheme is white walls and black wooden pillars, inspired by Vietnamese temples. Ornate carvings of dragon, elephant, lion and lotus flower motifs can also be found in the rooms.

We tried the terrace suite on the Sky level. The room opened to a triangular-shaped partition space with a study table behind the bed, and storage areas along the walls. The bathroom and shower room were separately located on the left after the entrance.

The shower room featured two sinks, a circular shaped tub and a nice shower area with an overhead rain shower. The bathroom amenities were from HARNN, a luxury Asian brand.

Interestingly, the bathroom also placed 2 amenity kits next to the sinks. These amenity kits were similar to premium travel airline amenity kits, complete with essential toiletries like a dental kit, comb, and even eyeshades. It was a really nice touch

At the back of the room was the king bed and television. A sliding door opened to the huge terrace which had some lounge seats, a high table and offered great views of the ocean and the soothing sound of the waves. Inside the room, there was also an aroma diffuser, creating a pleasant relaxing ambience.

As the resort is very spread out, guests have to call the operator to send a buggy to get around. This generally takes about a 10-minute wait. The buggy ride from our room to sea level passed by La Maison 1888, the on-site French restaurant housed in an elegant French-style mansion. The award-winning restaurant was run by Pierre Gagnaire, a 3 star Michelin chef. The restaurant offers fine French dining, with private dining options available in the various themed rooms. The mansion also hosts Buffalo bar as a separate drinking area.

Sea level is next to a long (700m) stretch of sand on the edge of the ocean which features beach chairs with umbrellas. The Barefoot restaurant is located at the left of the entrance of the sea level, and overlooks the sand and the beach. At the right of the entrance is the resort pool which is heated. Next to this pool is the HARNN spa and the renowned French pedi manicure studio by Bastien Gonzalez. During the summer, the water which laps the beach is calm with great waves, as the sea is sheltered in the bay of the Son Tra peninsula.

To the right side of the Sea level is the L_o_n_g bar, which is a bar with long tables running the length of the dining area. The bar serves a variety of drinks and signature monkey cocktails which are very delicious.

At the side of the bar, there is a kids club, Planet Trekkers, a complimentary service to give parents some time alone. Opposite this area is a decent sized gym with a good mix of equipment and weights. On top of the L_o_n_g bar is the L_o_n_g pool. This pool is an infinity pool (not heated), is much bigger than the resort pool and is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas!

At the end of the beach, there are a few large villas ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms offering more luxurious services such as a butler, a chauffeur, a chef as well as facilities such as private pools.

Another interesting feature of this resort is the cable car system called the Nam Tram, which goes from the bottom of the resort at the Sea level to all the various other levels.

The breakfast buffet spread is incredible at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, with various pastries, cold cuts, Asian and Western main courses and pastries available. Fresh egg omelettes and noodles can also be ordered from the counters. At the edge of the restaurant, there are a few balcony seats set on an inverted cone-shaped pod. These round tables offered a great view of the resort and ocean, on top of an al fresco dining experience.

The Club Lounge of the resort is in a small separate building with indoor and outdoor seating. The lounge is intimate and has three meal services a day, breakfast, afternoon tea as well as evening cocktails and canapes. I had the afternoon tea service one day and was offered a good combination of Asian and western food. Tea and coffee were also available. In the evenings, the cocktail reception has a good variety of wine, hard liquor, beer and bubbly drinks; champagne, and even blanc de blancs! There was also a small buffet with finger food, on top of the selection of hot canapes served.

Other facilities that are available in the resort include differently themed karaoke rooms located one storey below Citron restaurant as well as the few retail shops at the Heritage Village. The resort also has daily activities for guests of the resort such as yoga, tai chi, cooking classes, craft classes, movies and karaoke.

There is also a daily trekking trip to explore the flora and fauna of the Son Tra nature reserve. They also have a complimentary shuttle bus from the resort to Danang city and Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage City about 30 minutes away from Danang. The shuttle bus takes 2 trips a day, which provides ample time to do a day trip to Hoi An.

We wholeheartedly recommend this resort, and will definitely love to return to the resort in the future!

2. InterContinental Davos, Switzerland

InterContinental Davos lies in an excellent secluded mountain setting outside Davos, offering luxurious, chic and contemporary accommodation within a four-minute drive from Davos Dorf train station. This is undoubtedly the best hotel in Davos.

The services and quality at this hotel are outstanding. Rooms are generous in size and guests can admire the stunning views or take in the striking modern architecture that has made the hotel a local landmark. Depending on the season, guests can hike in the mountains or ski on the nearby slopes.

InterContinental Davos boasts an acclaimed spa, pool and kids club as well as extensive, private meeting facilities and an expansive conference centre with 10 modern, sophisticated spaces, from boardrooms to a ballroom, all equipped with state-of-the-art technology. For informal gatherings, there’s a large, naturally lit foyer, and outdoor areas are also available.

As of August 2019 InterContinental Davos also offers hassle-free and complimentary charging for electric cars in their parking garage for hotel overnight guests!

In terms of dining, there are 5 restaurants and bars offering a wide range of delicious cuisines and fine dining.

The winner and their guest will be staying in a Deluxe Room decorated in contemporary Alpine Style with private balcony, Davos Mountain views, high-speed wifi, complimentary Mini Bar and Nespresso coffee machine.

3. Willard InterContinental Washington

Since 1818, the Willard InterContinental Washington, DC has played host to the world’s social and political elite. This iconic hotel, arguably the best in Washington, is often referred to as the ‘Residence of Presidents’, has welcomed U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries and celebrities, as well as hosting many historic moments in U.S. history for the past 200 years.

The historic Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C., lies two blocks from The White House and offers 335 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites that exude a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic charm. The hotel also features a business center, children’s concierge, spa & fitness center and it is the premier meeting space for social and corporate events in Washington, D.C. with over 22,000 sq.ft. of event space and 19 meeting rooms including three elegant ballrooms.

In terms of dining, the hotel offers a range of refined dining options including: an authentic French brasserie: Café Du Parc; the historic Round Robin Bar, a lively meeting place for D.C.’s political and social elite; and Le Bar which is open from morning until night, evolving throughout the day to meet the changing needs of bistro-goers. The hotel also offers its much-celebrated Afternoon Tea’s and of course there’s in-room dining.

4. InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

I love the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam. It offers stunning views of the Amstel canal and an amazing pool where you can swim overlooking the same rippling canal. In the summer it is a particular joy to sip a beer on the terrace at the water’s edge.

This beautiful hotel is situated on the banks of the river Amstel, a short distance from the main tourist attractions of Amsterdam. It’s a pleasant walk from the centre and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum (a must-see), the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank Museum, amongst others.

Opened in 1867, this hotel exudes a regal, relaxed format throughout the property. As you tour the place, you get a sense of pride from the attentive staff, who acknowledge and greet at every occasion, in a formal and friendly manner.

There is a total of 79 rooms in the hotel. When you enter the property, the grandiose lobby would suggest a much larger property. The rooms vary in style. There are two different decors, red or blue wallpaper; You can pick which room you prefer.

The penthouse suite is large, with a mansard roof overlooking the river Amstel, wonderful ensuite bathroom and a desk and sitting chair to enjoy the view.

A very decent sized pool with spa is located on the upper level of the hotel, which is perfect for that late afternoon rest after a day of sightseeing. Ample eating and dining facilities are available, with also the option of room service. A very helpful concierge desk awaits your trip planning.

There are four establishments to enjoy food and drink. Restaurant La Rive and the Amstel Brasserie are located in the basement, and enjoy the most wonderful views at canal level, giving a sense that you are floating on the canal. Champagne breakfast is served in the restaurant, and it is quite an amazing display of food.

There is also an option to have an individually prepared breakfast. On the ground level in the lobby, there is the A Bar, where there is an extensive cocktail menu and the bartender is very knowledgeable about what you are just about to enjoy. The first floor is where the Amstel lounge is situated. If time allows, enjoy the afternoon tea here, another occasion to savor with those canal views.

5. Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa

The InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa hotel lies on a palm-fringed Caribbean island amid one of the world’s largest coral reef systems: the “Arrecifes de Cozumel” marine park. Guests can relax on the white sands, gaze out into the azure blue, swim in the beachside infinity pool or unwind in the serene spa.

If you are looking for a beautiful InterContinental Resort near America with a dreamy beach, the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa is probably your best choice.

The hotel offers 218 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, all thoughtfully designed to blend modern elements with classic Mexican accents, as well as lush tropical gardens, half-mile of private, white sandy beach and stunning Caribbean sea views.

Hotel facilities include a 24-hour business center and the acclaimed Scuba Du dive center offering reef diving and snorkelling trips with expert instructors. The hotel spa combines Mayan and Oriental ancestral traditions with indigenous fruits and spices in an atmosphere of tranquility. The spa offers a variety of unique therapies and massages with revitalizing treatments that will benefit body and soul.

In terms of dining, guests can savour gourmet Mexican, authentic Italian or contemporary Mediterranean cuisine in one of the hotel’s four destinations for delicious cuisine and drinks.

6. InterContinental David Tel Aviv

InterContinental David Tel Aviv is a modern oasis in the heart of Tel Aviv in Israel, offering a wonderful mix of beach life, history and modern culture.

This refined, high rise hotel boasts elegant rooms; state of the art conference facilities; a luxury spa with seven treatment rooms, saunas and a relaxation space; and Tel Aviv’s best shops and bars are right on the doorstep while Old Jaffa Port lies just minutes away.

Dining at InterContinental David Tel Aviv means an invitation to discover and taste a range of culinary delights, from market-driven salads and sustainable creations in the Atrium Lobby Bar to nomi, an Israeli inspired kitchen by renowned Chef Yoram Nitzan offering seasonal menus which fuse the best ingredients from both land and sea. Mornings are delicious at the Jaffa Court, featuring breakfast favourites from around the globe, sensational coffee and freshly squeezed juices. Later, enjoy a refreshing cocktail while watching the sunset at the Pool Bar.

Located on the twenty-fourth floor of the hotel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, Club InterContinental is the ultimate private urban haven. Available exclusively to guests with permitted Club access, it offers check-in and check-out services, breakfast, afternoon tea, all-day refreshments and evening drinks with canapés.

If you can, book one of the redesigned 32m² Club Rooms located on the hotel’s top floors, which deliver the utmost in modern urban design. These rooms offer state of the art interiors and a stylish marble bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower. Of course, if you book a stay in one of these rooms you will get access to the exclusive Club InterContinental with private check-in and all-day refreshments.

If you can’t stretch to a Club Room, we also like the standard rooms. Pick one that enjoys a view of the sea. The hotel overlooks a mosque and the Mediterranean sea so watching the sunset from your room is a lovely experience.

7. InterContinental Madrid

Set in the prestigious capital of Spain, the InterContinental Madrid offers authentic Spanish hospitality and exceptional services.

The hotel features 302 guest rooms across seven floors, 16 function halls, the exclusive InterContinental Club, 24-hour fitness center equipped with state-of-art fitness equipment, weights and 2 saunas; Wellness Center offering health and beauty treatments; 24-hour business center and the exquisite El Jardín Restaurant.

This family-friendly hotel offers numerous benefits for families that visit Madrid including: Kids & Teens Rooms, the sweetest welcome amenities, a dedicated breakfast buffet corner with children’s favourites, “Kids eat free” program at El Jardín Restaurant and Concierge Kids Guide with the best plans for the family.

In terms of dining, restaurant El Jardín, with Chef Miguel de la Fuente at the helm, offers a fine cuisine based on a respect for only the highest quality ingredients. Bar 49 enjoys an elegant atmosphere, serving cocktails and national wines alongside specially designed tapas. And on Sundays, guests can enjoy a sumptuous Sunday Brunch that combines the best national and international cuisine with delights including seafood, sushi prepared live, cooking show stations, Iberian, salads, cheese platters, delicious fish, tasty meats, a special oven to design your own pizzas and delicious handmade pastries!

8. InterContinental London Park Lane, London

The InterContinental London Park Lane is an elegant luxury hotel right in the heart of London. We think it is one of the best luxury hotels in London and it definitely has the best club lounge in London for views. It offers rooms of varying sizes with incredible views across Regents and Green Park as well as the Hyde Park Corner roundabout. It also has a great gym, Elemis Spa, two excellent restaurants and an unbeatable location.

My favourite thing about this hotel is that it has the best Club Lounge in London, check it out in our video tour. This assessment is based on the luxury of the lounge and also takes into account the hotel price.

The view from this Club Lounge is out of this world, the staff are unbeatable and full of personality, the food and drinks array is excellent and it really is a great place to spend the entire day. Read about all the benefits of this lounge in my more detailed review of the InterContinental Club Lounge.

The InterContinental London Park Lane is a member of our Near Far Collection which means that when you book a room via our luxury travel concierge you get brilliant extra benefits at no extra cost, (plus you still get your loyalty points, just give our agent your IHG® Rewards Club number when you book).

Our exclusive free benefits at the InterContinental London Park Lane are:

  • GUARANTEED Free Club InterContinental Lounge access, including: breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks (including alcoholic drinks) and canapés
  • GUARANTEED Free room upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Additional Second Free room upgrade at time of checkin, subject to availability
  • Full English Breakfast daily in Club InterContinental for up to two in-room guests
  • Complimentary internet access/Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

The location of the InterContinental Park Lane itself is fantastic, just a short walk from Knightsbridge and its designer shops. In the other direction you can stroll to Regent street for the Apple Store, Hamley’s toy store, Selfridges, as well as the lively bars and Michelin Star restaurants in Soho and W1.

The InterContinental is directly across the Hyde Park corner roundabout from the new Peninsula Hotel London which is a couple of doors down from the boutique hotel The Wellesley. A minute further into Knightsbridge and you reach the Mandarin Oriental which looks out upon Regents Park and which is also situated opposite the SPG hotel the Sheraton Park Tower.

The entrance of the InterContinental is directly opposite the Four Seasons Park Lane in London and about a 30-second walk from the tower that is the Hilton Park Lane and a few blocks down from the Hilton is the Sheraton Grand. The JW Marriott Grosvenor hotel overlooking Hyde Park is also a short walk up Park Lane and also features their excellent JW Grosvenor House Executive Lounge.

So you can see that the Intercontinental is slap bang in the centre of all the luxury hotels in London and from the Club Lounge, you have an ever-changing view of it all!

As with most luxury hotels in London, it is the views that differentiate between the 387 rooms, and the Intercontinental wins over almost every other hotel in London in this respect. The direction your room is facing will dictate your view. To the South is my favourite view and also the view from the Club Lounge. You look down on the Hyde Park and Green Park with Buckingham Palace is hidden in the trees beyond. You are literally looking down on the Queen (assuming that she is in residence!).

Beyond you can see Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance along with the spires of Battersea Power station. This unique bird’s eye view of the skyline with the poetic dance of London doubledecker buses and the old-fashioned black taxi cabs below, all circling around the Hyde Park corner roundabout is unbeatable.

If your room faces west or north you will be looking out upon Regents Park and Park Lane. To the east, you look down upon the Four Seasons hotel opposite. There are also some internal rooms which miss out on the view.

Hotel guests can enjoy the award-winning restaurant Theo Randall at the InterContinental and Ella Canta, the new upscale Mexican restaurant from acclaimed Mexican chef Martha Ortiz.

Theo Randall at the InterContinental opened in 2006, and I must have been there more than 50 times since then, drawn in by his mouth-watering seafood pastas that are so good that I could eat a barrel of the stuff! I am not alone. Apparently Sir Paul Smith, Agyness Deyn and Theo Randall’s former River Café bud Jamie Oliver are all fans of Theo’s Italian cuisine.

Theo’s restaurant is located at the main entrance of the hotel. In my opinion, he serves the best pasta in the world. The Linguine con aragosta and the Piccione al forno is particularly delicious and the superb deserts are just yummy. The Amalfi lemon tart is also out of this world!

There is also one long bar on the ground floor looking south over the Hyde Park roundabout with a buzzing atmosphere and a great afternoon tea.

Next to the large and stylish gym is a dimly lit and atmospheric Elemis Spa offering BIOTEC anti Ageing facials that really work.

The InterContinental London offers my favourite views, the best pasta, a great Spa, an increasing number of newly refurbished rooms and my favourite Executive Lounge in London, which is free if you book your stay via our own luxury travel concierge. This is the hotel you have been looking for in Central London!

9. InterContinental London The O2

It’s hard to choose between the two InterContinental hotels in London The best: InterContinental London Park Lane Vs O2. InterContinental London Park Lane arguably has a better location, but the O2 has a great pool, is on the banks of the Thames and also offers incredible views.

If you are looking for a luxury hotel near the O2 venue near Greenwich in East London, Intercontinental London The O2 is your best luxury choice. It is in fact directly connected to the O2 by a corridor.

The hotel is located a few steps from the O2 Arena and around a 5 minute walk from North Greenwich Tube station which is around 30 minutes to 1 hours ride from central London depending on where you are heading.

I stayed here for the World Travel Market 2017 which is held at Excel Exhibition Centre and the journey was superbly convenient. The Emirates Air Line cable car is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Hop on this cable car which takes you above and over the River Thames with spectacular views of the Thames Barrage and London Airport before you “land” on the other side of the river just along from Excel. It’s a brilliant way to travel, as long as you don’t mind heights! The Excel exhibition centre is just 5 minutes walk from the cable car station.

The hotel is also convenient for flights out of London City Airport. The airport is just 3 stops away via the DLR which is east London’s Docklands Light Railway. I love the DLR. These driverless trains travel on rails which are mainly around 10m in the sky making it a picturesque way to travel around this side of the city.

Beyond the O2 and stations, there is no high street to explore in the vicinity of the hotel, but you can easily connect to charming Greenwich by riverboat. It is well worth spending an afternoon in Greenwich; it’s packed full of history with the Royal Observatory, the historic ship the Cutty Sark and a green park which extends up a hill, offering excellent views of London.

Swathes of marble, glass and steel make the communal areas like the foyer feel modern but very grand. The hotel itself looks over the river and out to the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and all the main bars and restaurants embrace this fantastic view, so this really is a spectacular place to stay.

There is a 24-hour gym and a large pool as well as a spa at the Intercontinental London The O2. The pool is 1.2m depth throughout with a Jacuzzi area at one end and is surrounded by luxury loungers with plenty of natural light. It really is a joy and is connected to the ESPA spa area so smells nice too! It is worth noting that kids can only use the pool at certain times of the day which has advantages and disadvantages depending on whether you stay at the hotel with kids or not.

A huge 453 rooms (yes this is a big, luxury hotel) start with Superior rooms at 29-32sqm. We recommend Club Intercontinental rooms which start at 42sqm which come with Club Lounge access. I have reviewed the Club lounge at the Intercontinental London The O2 separately.

Rooms have 42-inch flat screen TVs and bathrooms with black marble everywhere. They are really smart and modern and if you get one with a river view the views are stunning.

There are plenty of choices here with two bars and three restaurants including the exceptional Peninsula Restaurant with 3 Rosettes. If you get Club Lounge access then you hardly need to use them!

Breakfast is served at the Market Brasserie and you could not wish for more of a choice. Cereals, breads, muffins, hams, smoked fish, eggs any way you like them, meats (sausages, bacon), salads. I could go on, but suffice to say that you will find something lovely to munch on. The staff here cannot do enough for you and made a great fuss of my son which is also appreciated, as well as spotting when my teapot was in need of a refill. The views here are also brilliant, right across the Thames and over to Canary Wharf.

The Eighteen Sky Bar is worth a mention as the views are some of the best I have seen across London as it is right at the top of the building.

The InterContinental London The O2 is one of my favourites in London. It is worth noting that the rates here vary hugely at this hotel. If you can select a night when there is no conference at Excel and no event at the O2 you can pick up a stay at this luxury hotel for an absolute bargain.

It is also worth considering using your IHG® Rewards Club points here as the rate is 45,000 points (we stayed on points) vs 60,000 points for the central Intercontinental in Park Lane, London. If you stay at both hotels, you will see two completely different sides of London.

10. InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Vietnam

In December 2019, I decided to visit the recently opened InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort in Vietnam for my year-end holidays. The resort, located on in the up and coming resort island of Phu Quoc, is about 15 minutes from the international airport.

The resort has 459 rooms, suites and villas spread out across 4 building wings and the Sky Tower. I walked through the grand entrance, located under the sky tower, which opened up to a majestic view of the two infinity pools running through the middle of the resort. What a marvellous sight, with the ocean and sky in the background. I was already amazed while the reservation manager walked me towards the Club Lounge to check-in.

The Club Lounge is located on the left side of the resort and consists of a long space with various seating options. They even have a small private pool for club lounge guests! To do this place justice, I have separately reviewed the club lounge.

After checking in, I was escorted to my room which was located on the left vertical side of the hotel. My room, a Resort Classic room with the pool view, was larger than usual hotel rooms at 49 sqm. The room was nicely decorated with a soft palette and incorporated various elements of Vietnamese designs.

The room came with a large walk-in closet to the right of the entrance. There was also a Nespresso coffee machine on a shelf near the entrance. In the middle of the room was the huge comfortable bed, while a small sofa and table complemented the room. The room then extended out with a balcony overlooking the pool. The bathroom was spacious and occupied maybe a third of the room. A gorgeous bathtub sat on the right end, while separate rain shower cubicle and toilet cubicle sits on the left side. The room came equipped with toiletries from the luxury wellness brand HARNN, a nice upgrade from the standard Agraria in most other InterContinentals worldwide.

Speaking of HARNN, there was a HARNN Heritage Spa located on the left side of the resort. The path to the spa cut through a small forest, making the walk there a pleasant one. The spa had a large check-in area, which showcased various HARNN products, as well as providing space to relax and obtain a mani-pedi or hair treatment. On the left side of the spa were treatment rooms inside wooden huts. These treatment rooms were for massages and they overlooked the peaceful Lotus lagoon.

There was never a shortage of activities in the resort. There were daily organized activities such as Yoga, Beach volleyball, guided runs and exercises in the well-equipped gym. These activities were led by the resort staff, and also serve as a good socializing ground to meet other resort guests. Other than guided activities, the resort also contained a games room with pool, foosball, PlayStations, chess and a Kids Club. For those who would rather not do much, there was also a cinema in the resort, which was apparently the only cinema in Phu Quoc Island!

As for food options, the resort comes with five restaurant and bars. The main dining area was Sora & Umi, a Japanese / Vietnamese restaurant where breakfast was served. Ombra, an Italian restaurant and bar with great wood oven pizza was located next to the pool, while Sea Shack, a fresh seafood casual dining option was further down by the beach. There was also a small convenience store of sort on the resort called Mercado, which sold coffee, fresh pastries as well as some groceries.

Among the dining options, the signature restaurant, Lava, was located on the right side of the resort. Lava was a fine dining restaurant serving seafood which you could freshly pick. They also had an impressive wine menu, with various affordable Bordeaux to fancier options such the Opus One! Lastly, on the top of the Sky Tower sits the cocktail bar INK360, which is the tallest bar on the island. The sunset views from there were superb!

I really enjoyed my time there, and definitely recommend visiting the resort and Phu Quoc Island before it becomes too commercialized.

*benefits offered were correct as of 2020 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.

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