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Vietnam Hotel Selection

The choice of hotels in Vietnam is endless and those detailed below are recommendations only. We can book most hotels throughout Vietnam, so please contact us if you would like alternative hotels.
HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)

The renovated colonial Grand Hotel is located on the city's main shopping street and close to the Saigon River and nightlife and features a restaurant, swimming pool and gym.

The ever-popular Majestic Hotel is a class example of French colonial architecture located by the Saigon River and on the corner of the main shopping street in Ho Chi Minh City. The traditional rooms are grand with high ceilings with European furniture from the period. The 5th floor open-air bar has wonderful views over the constant hustle and bustle of the river.

HUE

The renovated colonial-era Saigon Morin Hotel is located close to the Perfume River and has a lovely garden restaurant, swimming pool and gym. Built in 1901 and restored in 1998 it saw many celebrity guests in its heyday up to World War II including Charlie Chaplin.

The art deco La Residence Hotel & Spa has brought new standards to accommodation in Hue. Located on the banks of the Perfume River it has stunning views across to the Imperial Citadel. The interior is chic, taking you back to a gentler era. The spa is an ideal place to relax after the sightseeing exertions of the day.

HANOI

The Sunway Hotel is situated on Pham Dinh Ho Street in a quiet location on the edge of Hanoi's famous old district. A variety of entertainment, shopping opportunities and some of the renowned tourist attractions are close by with Hoan Kiem Lake only 10 minutes walk away.

The grand, colonial-era Sofitel Metropole Hotel is one of the finest in Vietnam and has a superb location close to Hoan Kiem Lake and within walking distance of the Old Quarter. Its long history means that it has seen some illustrious visitors such as Graham Greene and Charlie Chaplin and the original rooms retain much of their character which is now combined with excellent standards of service.

PHAN THIET

The first resort to open on this stunning stretch of coastline, Mui Ne, the Coco Beach Resort is still a firm favourite with visitors with its thatched beachside bungalows and excellent restaurant, the best around. The bungalows are well spread out and are designed simply with a touch of style.

The Victoria Phan Thiet Resort comprises 50 traditional bungalows on a hillside surrounded by lush tropical gardens and overlooking their own private beach on the South China Sea. The hotel has a new infinity edge swimming pool and you can be pampered at its spa. Ideally placed to explore the sand dunes, home to rare flora and fauna, and for excursions to the fishing village and up 1000 steps to the huge reclining Buddha.

HALONG BAY

Cruise through the islands on a traditional wooden Huong Hai Junk and enjoy the bay at its best at night under a starry sky. Each of the cabins has a private bathroom as well as air conditioning and there is a bar and restaurant.

The Emeraude is a replica of a classic French steamship from the colonial era with 37 air-conditioned cabins with private bathrooms and a restaurant and sundeck where you can enjoy cocktails as you cruise through the islands.

NHA TRANG

The beachside Saigon Nha Trang Hotel offers 174 rooms, all with an ocean view and an international standard of service. There are two restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis courts.

Set right on the beach, the rooms of the traditional-style Ana Mandara Resort are surrounded by tropical gardens. The restaurant has a deservedly excellent reputation and the popularity of this small resort means it is advisable to book early to guarantee a room.

Ecoprojects

TOPAS ECOLODGE SAPA
Located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. 
The 25 lodges, made from white granite from a nearby quarry with roofs thatched with palm branches, overlook the entire valley, with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Than Phu 400 metres below you. Both the water and electricity are solar powered and activities on offer including walking, trekking and mountain biking.
MANGO BAY RESORT
15 minutes north of Phu Quoc airport, the Mango Bay Resort offers eco-friendly accommodation in 20 hectares of land and a  one-kilometre stretch of beach surrounded by a protected forest along the Gulf of Thailand. The 8 bungalows are constructed from solid, rammed earth and leaf-thatched roofs. Outdoor bathrooms with solar-powered hot water look straight out into the jungle. In addition there are three Phu Quoc's fishermen's bungalows, transported and reassembled. This is the island's first eco-resort and there is no air conditioning, TVs or telephones.
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RECOMMENDED GUIDE BOOKS
Guide to Vietnam, published by Bradt in 2008
Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos handbook, published by Footprint Handbooks in 2008
The Rough Guide to Vietnam, published by Rough Guides in 2009

VISA REQUIREMENTS (UK Passport holders only)

Price

Validity

Requirements

Must be obtained in advance and is valid for stays up to 30 days. Completed visa application form, two passport photos and your passport are required to procure the visa. Current cost is £38.00 (subject to change)

WEATHER

In the north, the winter is from November to April, with temperatures dropping to 16°C with light rainfall. In the summer, from April to October, temperatures rise to 30°C accompanied by heavy rainfall. In central Vietnam, which has a reputation of being  

For up to date weather details try BBC weather   www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Apr-30 Liberation Day of South Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City
Jan/Feb Tet - Vietnamese New Year
May-19 Anniversary of the birth of Ho Chi Minh
Sep-02 National Day
Sep-24 Mid Autumn Festival

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