Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

By Hoang Phong   January 18, 2023 | 11:15 pm PT
Here is a list of the 10 best boutique hotels in Vietnam to try during the Tet holiday. The hotels, each of which offers a classic ambiance, were recommended by
Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Located in the northern province of Ninh Binh, home to UNESCO heritage site Trang An Landscape Complex, the Tam Coc Garden Resort topped the list.

Surrounded by green rice paddies, the resort has eight bungalows built with stone walls and red tile roofs that portray the traditional architecture of northern villages.

The resort is around five kilometers from Bich Dong Pagoda and the Tam Coc Tourist Area, top tourist attractions in Ninh Binh. This was home to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu during the reign of the Dinh Dynasty (968-980).

A boutique hotel is a small hotel that distinguishes itself from five-star venues by providing guests with an intimate experience.

Boutique hotels have small-scale rooms, usually less than 100, that are equipped with modern amenities. Online travel agencies say that boutique hotel have become a new trend in the hospitality industry.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Nestled in a quiet alleyway in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Maison d'Orient Hotel on Hang Trong Street came in second.

With 12 guest rooms, the hotel features eclectic furniture, mosaic tiles, vintage prints and local artwork. It also has an open-air terrace that serves as a dining area.

The hotel is just a few steps from famous tourist attractions such as the Ta Hien backpacker street, Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake and the St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Minerva Church Hotel Hanoi on Nha Tho (Church) Street, a busy tourist area in the capital, came in third on the list.

Featuring Asian art décor interiors and wooden flooring, the hotel has an on-site restaurant and a spa center.

From the balcony, guests can enjoy an aerial view of St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

A 24-hour front desk is available to provide tourists with a range of services, including luggage storage, currency exchange, car rental and airport transfer.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on the hills of the Son Tra Peninsula was fourth on the list.

The hotel has 201 rooms, suites, penthouses, and villas along a 700-meter-long private beach.

One of the biggest highlights here is its outdoor pool set in the heart of the resort and surrounded by a jungle forest.

Due to its location within the Son Tra Nature Reserve, home to some critically endangered species including the red-shanked douc langur, the resort has strict policies to protect wildlife.

Its restaurant La Maison 1888 was named the "World's Best Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant 2022" at the 3rd annual World Culinary Awards in Dubai last month.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Along Bai Dong beach around 18 kilometers from downtown Nha Trang is Mia Resort Nha Trang, which was fifth on the list.

The resort has 50 rooms and villas surrounded by green trees, jungle forest and long, sandy beaches that make it ideal for foreign tourists to enjoy a winter escape.

One of the highlights here are environmentally-friendly materials the hotel uses and daily yoga classes and diving tours.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Located inside Hanoi's Old Quarter, Hanoian Central Hotel & Spa was sixth on the list.

Designed in the style of traditional architecture of old Hanoi, the hotel has 30 rooms overlooking the busy Hang Ma Street, famous for selling toys, paper goods and votive paper offerings during the Tet holiday.

The hotel has a restaurant serving traditional Hanoi dishes, a spa service and a gym.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

The TIA Wellness Resort on My Khe Beach in Da Nang secured seventh place on the list.

The resort has 88 villas with beach views, 22 spa treatment rooms, two beauty care rooms, a steam room, a sauna and an outdoor swimming pool.

It offers wellness retreat services to help guests recover their health post Covid. Guests can also join pranayama (breathing exercises), tai chi or yoga classes guided by personal trainers.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Just a five-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, Labevie Hotel in the Old Quarter was eighth on the list.

The hotel has 25 rooms combining traditional Vietnamese architecture with modern Western designs.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Located in Mui Ne, a popular tourist resort town in south central Vietnam, Bamboo Village Beach Resort & Spa came in ninth on the list.

The resort consists of 147 rooms, designed in the style of Hawaiian bamboo houses, hidden under rows of coconut trees.

Surrounded by gardens and greenery, rooms here feature wooden and bamboo furnishings. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV.

Guests can visit fishing villages in Mui Ne to enjoy fresh seafood or experience adventure sports like windsurfing, or rent bikes to ride around the resort under the shades of green trees.

Top 10 boutique hotels in Vietnam for Tet getaway

Also in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, JaCosmo Hotel and Spa, designed with a classic ambiance, rounded up the top 10.

The hotel has 35 rooms using wood materials with views overlooking Lo Su, a romantic street in Hanoi.

From the hotel, it takes only three minutes to walk to the Ngoc Son Temple and Hanoi Opera House.

Photos courtesy of the hotels

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