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Top 10 Best City Center Hotels in Vietnam


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We have already reviewed the best hotels with club lounges in Vietnam, in Da Nang, Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Now we focus on the best city-center hotels in Vietnam.

If you are a tourist, the city center or the beach tends to be the best location for your vacation. What you don’t want to do is book a wonderful hotel in a city like Hanoi and then be a 30 min drive from the Old Quarter. You want to be close to the best and most picturesque bits of the city.

Ho Chi Minh City, the former capital of South Vietnam, is located in the south of Vietnam, about 1,750 kilometers south of Hanoi, today’s capital. Although it was renamed back in 1975 after the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh City is still commonly referred to as Saigon by the Vietnamese and by tourists. The city center of Saigon is situated on the banks of the Saigon River.

Hanoi has more than 1,000 years of history. Considered to be the cultural and political center of Vietnam, this busy and modern capital city still retains its charm through beautiful lakes, the alleys of the Old Quarter, and colonial architecture.

The most well-known and important districts in Hanoi are Ba Dinh District (the French Quarter), where the government offices are located, and Hoan Kiem District (the Old Quarter), considered the city’s business hub and main tourist destination. In Ho Chi Minh City, you want to be in or near District One with all the French Colonial architecture.

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1. Becamex Hotel New City

The exotic southeast Asian country of Vietnam draws luxury travelers with its beautiful beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas, and vibrant cities. Add a stopover in the vibrant Binh Duong New City and stay at the luxurious Becamex Hotel New City.

Becamex Hotel New City is an eco-friendly hotel located in a newly developed area, conveniently within walking distance to Binh Duong Convention & Exhibition Center, integrated political administration center, Becamex IDC Corporation, business and entertainment areas, 38 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 50 minutes to Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The award-winning hotel has a unique architectural style (pictured above) and is surrounded by beautiful greenery, which really stands out given the city center location. Inside is spacious, light, and airy with contemporary décor and stylish urban influences, particularly in the communal spaces.

The hotel boasts an array of excellent facilities to ensure you relax and make the most of your stay. The leisure facilities are state-of-the-art and include a huge outdoor swimming pool area surrounded by loungers which many of the rooms look out across. There are also outdoor tennis courts, a spa, and a fitness center. The Business Centre is open 24/7 and offers a full range of services, plus there are also five meeting rooms and a ballroom that can cater to more than 1200 guests. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and complimentary private parking too.

There are 323 guest rooms, suites, and serviced apartments to choose from. All are well-equipped with all the amenities you would hope for, including air conditioning, cable TV with over 100 multilingual channels, and a mini-refrigerator. The Deluxe Rooms are equipped with a Queen, King, or 2 Twin Beds, but discerning travelers will want to upgrade to one of the huge Suites. Choose from the Premier and Executive Suites, depending on the purpose of your visit. Both include separate seating areas and would be perfect for entertaining. The One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Suites are effectively apartments and include kitchen areas, ideal for extended stays or when you just want to spread out a little.

Dine at trendy Loi’s Tea & Music Restaurant, where you can feast on International and Asian cuisine with ambient lighting and locally inspired décor lending a relaxed vibe to the place, or if the mood takes you, head outside and eat al fresco. The very funky EIT’s Le Coffee & Pastry is the place to go for coffee and a pastry; that great mix of the very industrial look balanced with lots of plants is so well experienced here.

2. Four Seasons Hanoi

Hanoi has more than 1,000 years of history. Considered to be the cultural and political center of Vietnam, this busy and modern capital city still retains its charm through beautiful lakes, the alleys of the Old Quarter, and colonial architecture.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will soon bring an elegant design to Hanoi’s historic district and grand luxury to this town, overlooking the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake. Four Seasons Hotel Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake will be found in the heart of Vietnam’s capital city.

The new hotel (pictured above) will offer views of Hoan Kiem Lake and the bustling streets leading to the Old and French Quarters. It will be located a short walk or scooter ride from many museums and galleries, shopping, and the city’s vibrant culinary scene.

Designed by international award-winning firms WATG Architects and SRSS Interior Design Studio, Four Seasons Hotel Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake will draw from the French Colonial inspirations that are characteristic of Hanoi and include 95 rooms and suites as well as a spa and fitness center, pools, and event and meeting spaces.

Joining the dynamic culinary landscape in the city, Wimberly Interiors, experts in cosmopolitan design, will develop the dining and lounge offerings, including an all-day restaurant, lounge, and rooftop bar.

Four Seasons Hotel Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake will be the company’s second location in Vietnam, joining Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi.

Of course, there is no Four Seasons rewards program, but if you are a regular guest of the Four Seasons or even want to try this iconic brand for the first time, you can take advantage of loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

3. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi beautifully combines French art de Vivre with elegant Vietnamese touches. Located just steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter, this wonderful hotel envelopes guests in the colonial opulence of another era.

The location is perfect, the decor and ambiance are very special, and it has a club lounge. This has got to be the best luxury hotel in Hanoi, with an executive club lounge! The heritage is evident throughout, with stately corridors and daily tours of Metropole’s Path of History and the bomb shelter offered by historians exclusively for guests staying at the hotel.

The hotel features 364 rooms and suites and excellent meeting and event facilities. The SoFIT by Sofitel gym, situated in the hotel’s inner garden, has been completely redesigned to become a prominent luxury fitness center in Hanoi. The spacious 400 sqm Le Spa du Metropole is a calming sanctuary overlooking the charming garden, courtyard, and pool, featuring private massage areas, thematic spa suites for couples, a manicure and pedicure booth, and a humid zone with a steam bath.

Sofitel Legend Metropole’s Club Lounge is on the seventh floor of the Opera Wing. It offers breakfast, afternoon tea, and a Happy Hour with champagne, and amazing cocktails are included in the Happy Hour service. The food is delivered via a buffet and is good, and the lounge is elegant and well worth upgrading your room to enjoy.

4. Sofitel Saigon Plaza

Vietnam’s vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), still often called Saigon, is an electric destination. Retreat to the serenity of Sofitel Saigon Plaza in a quiet enclave just steps from the buzzing city center.

The main district that tourists visit in Ho Chi Minh is district one. This is the old town that the French built and has most of the sights and older buildings. Sofitel Saigon Plaza is within a 5-minute walk of the epicenter of District One.

Sofitel Saigon Plaza is located on peaceful tree-lined Le Duan Boulevard, just a moment from the city’s commercial center with its fabulous shopping, dining, and landmark attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace.

The club lounge offers breakfast and evening hot and cold canapes and drinks, including champagne and cocktails during the early evening. If you book a suite, they will run you a complimentary bubble with candles and petals, which is magical.

5. Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery

Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery is probably the best MGallery hotel in the world. It is located in the center of graceful, historic Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful towns. It offers grand architecture set along a stunning river.

Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery is situated next to the majestic Old Quarter of Hoi An, around a block from the western edge of Hoi and bordered by the tranquil Thu Bon River.

Described as the crown jewel of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the location of this gorgeous hotel means that it is easy to walk to the most ancient parts of Hoi An, but being by the river, the hotel feels peaceful and serene.

Inspired by the rich heritage of Hoi An town and the love story between Sotaro and Wakaku, the hotel designers have created an iconic 5-star riverside hotel in the heart of Hoi An. The hotel feels historic French colonial and yet has cute boutique touches like the bicycle in the foyer.

One hundred eighty-seven luxurious rooms and suites showcase lots of stylized detailing, such as arched corners to the ceilings. The open plan design in the Grand Deluxe room means that the bathroom is only separated from the main bedroom by a curtain. Although this means the bathrooms lack privacy, this also helps the rooms to feel spacious and glamorous. Amenities in the bathroom are by Seaweed Therapy and are really nice.

The hotel itself is made up of two wings, Sotaro Wing offers a harmonious blend of Japanese tradition and Indochinese luxury, and this is enhanced by feminine touches in Wakaku Wing.

The hotel features modern and artistic facilities, including two signature restaurants, the charming Woosah Spa, a gym, modern meeting rooms, a boutique shop, and an especially stunning swimming pool with sweeping views overlooking Hoi An and Thu Bon river.

Another highlight is the city’s tallest rooftop bar, The Deck Hoi An, where guests can sip a chic cocktail while the sun sets. This bar is complimented by another five destinations for eating and drinking.

The classically designed 17th-century Nagasaki-inspired Wakaku Restaurant serves extravagant dishes using the finest local ingredients, where the chef exhibits his prowess in the fine art of sushi and yakitori with.

The Royal Executive Club Lounge can be accessed by those with Accor Le Club status or those who have upgraded to an executive room. This lounge offers a new level of exquisite services and luxury experiences. Faifo Café features an open kitchen and a sumptuous breakfast buffet station. Finally, the River Bar, situated by the Art Nouveau-inspired swimming pool, serves specialty French colonial cocktails along with traditional Vietnamese delights.

The Hotel Royal Hoi is a deeply luxury boutique hotel. The finish is immaculate, and at around $100 USD a night, this may be one of the best-value ultra-luxury hotels in the world. We would highly recommend staying here!

6. The Reverie Saigon

The Reverie Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is an unconventional yet sparkling hotel. The interiors are like marmite, but love them or hate them, they are ultra-luxurious, and it is worth taking a trip to Saigon to take a look. This hotel is within walking distance of the very center of District One.

The Reverie Saigon invokes dreamy contemplation of palaces and chateaus, and the public spaces just dazzle. Furnishings have aristocratic designs and fine linens and walls are textured with Italian silk. Serene views over the Saigon River are overrun by this Italian extravagance, and each of the rooms and suites has been individually appointed by fine Italian decorators.

There are three restaurants, The Royal Pavilion (Chinese), R& J (Italian), and Café Cardinal (French) – and The Long @ Times Square is a ground-floor café with a 48-meter bar counter that vaults the distance between Dong Khoi Street and Nguyen Hue Boulevard.

The Spa spans 1,200 m² on two floors, with ten treatment rooms, a beauty salon, and luxurious designs. The hotel also has a 120 m² gym and a 24-meter pool.

The Reverie Saigon has set a glorious stage. The blend of colors may well make your eyes water and your brain hurt, but it is uplifting to find an outlandish hotel that simply makes you go, “Wow.”

The Reverie executive club lounge is large at 542 m² on the top two floors of the hotel. It is reserved exclusively for suite guests. The decor is cream marble floors and cream walls and cream and gold furnishings with lots of mirror work.

Open seven days a week, it offers breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails & canapés, with refreshments, seasonal fruits, and light snacks on offer throughout the day. There is also a small meeting room (for seating up to 10) that is complimentary.

7. Lotte Hotel Hanoi

Lotte Hotel Hanoi is a 4-minute walk from Lotte Center Hanoi and within a 5-minute drive of Temple of Literature. This really is a great location!

Conveniently located between Hanoi’s Old Quarter and the New Business District, Lotte Hotel Hanoi connects the rich cultural history of the past and combines the promising future of Hanoi. Situated in the upper part of the magnificent 65-floor Lotte Center, Lotte Hotel Hanoi is an excellent choice and one of the best luxury hotels in Hanoi.

8. Silk Path Boutique Hanoi

Silk Path Boutique Hanoi is a boutique hotel situated in Hanoi’s atmospheric Old Quarter with beautiful rooms and excellent service. It could not be more perfectly located. It can be found opposite Hoan Kiem Lake, and if you go and have a drink in the rooftop bar, you can enjoy brilliant city views.

The rooms here are exceptional, with historic panel work and parquet floors, white linens, and English channels on the TV.

9. Somerset Grand Hanoi

Somerset Grand Hanoi is a towering serviced apartment block nestled in the midst of Hanoi’s largest commerce and business district and situated close to a host of restaurants, entertainment stretches and local attractions. The residence is also close to a number of the city’s key attractions, such as the Old Quarter, The One Pillar Pagoda, and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Rooms here are modern with a hint of Asia in the decor, but the main appeal of this apartment hotel is the location.

10. Boss Legend Hotel

Strategically located in Old Quarter Hanoi and near the Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi BOSS Legend Hotel is a luxury four-star hotel in Hanoi. It is the only hotel in the Old Quarter with a large outdoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi pool. It also has a gym and sauna offering massage services.

Eighty luxurious rooms and suites provide convenient access to famous attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, as well as the Long Bien historical bridge or Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

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