Best Vietnam Accommodation: Recommended places to stay for a Memorable Trip!

Vietnam Accommodation

Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation?  

Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to your expectations?


Well, WORRY NO MORE!  Today we will share with you some of the best Vietnam Accommodation choices.  How do we know that they are good?  Because we have stayed there and we have experienced them first hand!  We have done all of the research for you, so that you can put your mind at ease and start thinking of leisure activities for your holiday.  Sounds good?

So let’s get booking!


Vietnam Accommodation options:


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Hanoi Accommodation

Wondering where to stay in Hanoi?  The most popular Hanoi Accommodation is situated either in Old District or in the French Quarter!  We personally prefer for our hotels in Hanoi to be in the Old Quarter.

1. Hanoi Paradise Boutique Hotel (3* Rating)

Located in the heart of the busy streets of Hanoi Old Quarter you will find the Hanoi Paradise Boutique Hotel! This little treasure stands tall amongst the colourful old streets that are typically flooded with loads of people and scooters.Hanoi Old Quarter Vietnam Accommodation - Paradise Boutique Hotel

Actually we thought this hotel was so perfect that we decided to make it our base whilst travelling out to Sapa and Halong Bay. We stayed at this awesome hotel three times and we had a chance to check out three different rooms, so we can recommend this place to you, with knowledge and recommendations to suit a room for every style and every need!  

What you will LOVE about this hotel:

  • The hotel is very affordable!
  • Buffet Breakfast is also included in the price! 
  • The hotel is perfectly located right smack bang in the heart of all the action in the Old Quarter!


Other Popular Hotels in Hanoi!

2.  Essence d’Orient Hotel & Spa

We met various other travellers who raved about this gorgeous little hotel!  In a hot spot in the Old Quarter, you will find this stylish but totally affordable little hotel.  I’m sure you will love your stay here! Check them out on Agoda, or read all there loads of positive reviews on TripAdvisor here!

3.  Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa

A gorgeous 4 star hotel located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi!  This one is a gem!  A lot more upmarket and luxurious than our recommended boutique hotel.  Hop over and check them out on Agoda, or see why it is listed as the number 2 Hanoi hotel on TripAdvisor here!

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa - Hotels in Hanoi



Sapa Accommodation

1. For a Sensational Setting:  Topas Ecolodge


The setting and views from Topas Ecolodge will impress even the hardest of hearts!  This place is built in an incredible manner!  It instantly made us think about ‘Maldives’ or ‘Bora Bora’ but set in between mountains and rice paddies instead of water!  The rooms are designed in an ‘eco’ focused manner, so whilst they are luxurious they fit in well with the feel of Sapa in their elegant simplicity.  The view from your balcony …. you truly need to see it to believe it!  Due to the location, the rooms are a lot more pricey than what you would expect to pay whilst in Vietnam, so it is definitely a bit of splurge.

There are some downsides to this resort; one of which was the slightly overpriced food – which we did not really enjoy!  And whilst they run free shuttle buses, they do not run them at night time.  We thought we could hop over to Sapa for our meals, however it ended up being too much of a hassle and pretty costly to order a taxi.  We also thought that the staff could have been friendlier; whilst they treated us pleasantly, it just felt a bit ‘cold’.  So if you choose to splurge and stay here, it will be because of those sensational views!  And they truly are incredible!

Vietnam Accommodation Topas ecolodge

Location:  Topas Ecolodge is set about 18 km from the center of Sapa Town in Lao Chai Ta Van.  They offer free shuttle buses to Sapa, the trip will probably take you around 30 min as it is mostly on a dirt road.

Star Rating:  4 Stars

Occupancy:  Bungalows to suit 2-3 people, baby cots are available for hire as well.

To read our full review of this hotel, click here or read the reviews on TripAdvisor here!

You can check them out and book here.


2. Sapa Eden Hotel


This little hotel might be budget, but we had a very enjoyable stay here!  The staff are incredibly friendly!  Due to its low prices we were able to book out one of their best rooms which was really lovely and big.  We had an awesome view from our windows.   The bathroom was a bit dated but no big issue at all.  Awesome location for Sapa hikes with the Minority ladies or to set off exploring the region by scooter yourself.  Very affordable!  Recommended from us!


Location:  This hotel is conveniently located at Sapa City Center.  From here you can organise hikes through the rice paddies and through the minority villages.  It is also in a great position for a walk to a multitude of lunch and dinner options.

Star Rating:  2.5 Stars

Occupancy:  Rooms to suit 2-5 people

You can check them out and book here.

Read the reviews on TripAdvisor here!

After something else?  These happen to be popular accommodation choices for Sapa!

3. Sapa Dragon Hotel

A gorgeous 3 star hotel located in the heart of Sapa and two minutes walk from the gate of the famous stone church of Sapa!  This one is a traditional mountain chalet!  A lot more upmarket and luxurious than our previous recommendation.  Hop over and check them out on Agoda, or see why it is listed as the number 1 Sapa hotel on TripAdvisor here!

Sapa Dragon Hotel

(Photo by Agoda)

4. Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa

A gorgeous 4 star hotel located in the prime spot in the center of Sapa.  If you are looking for luxury, outstanding service and total relaxation, than this is the one for you.  Hop over and check them out on Agoda, or see why it is listed as the number 2 Sapa hotel on TripAdvisor here!

Sapa Legend Hotel

(Photo by Agoda)


Ha Long Bay Cruise

~ Luxurious Cruise Boat: Indochina Sails

By far the best way to experience Ha Long Bay is by boat!  Not only is it the best way to see the spectacular scenery, but it is also an incredibly relaxing way of going about it!!  We splurged a bit and booked 2 nights with one of the most highly recommended cruise companies.  Includes cooking classes, food prep, tours of floating villages, bat caves, swimming, kayaking, bamboo boats, oyster farms, hiking, fish farms. Breathtaking views and super helpful friendly staff.   We truly had a very magical time here and hope that one day we can return for another visit!


Star Rating:  5 Stars

Occupancy:  Rooms to suit 2 people – Families can book rooms next to each other.

Read our full review of them on our post here!

You can check them out and book here.



Hoi An Accommodation

~ Walking distance from Ancient Town: River Suites Hoi An


River Suites Hoi An is a new building, which means that all room furnishing are in excellent condition!  The hotel has been designed with a very modern feel together with touches of  ‘Hoi An’.  The hotel itself is truly ideally situated within a very short walk to the Old TownBuffet breakfast is also included in the price of your room.  We had a beautiful room with an incredible bath!  Our view itself was a bit average, however we truly didn’t spend much time in the room itself so it didn’t bother us one bit!  If you love a clean modern feel to your room, then this is it!  We are sure you will enjoy your stay here!


Location:  River Suites Hoi An, located in Cam Pho, Hoi An, is a popular choice for travelers. The excitement of the old town is only 200metres away.

Star Rating:  4 Stars

Occupancy:  Rooms to suit 2 people

You can check them out and book here.

Read the reviews on TripAdvisor here!


~ For a Luxurious, Relaxing stay – Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

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One of the most luxurious and eclectic resorts of Vietnam, a true little gem.   Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa offers a unique opportunity to seclude yourself in luxury and tranquillity as you soak in the history and atmosphere that is found only in this special part of Vietnam! This resort was by far our favourite of our stay in Vietnam!

Here next to Cua Dai beach we had beautiful cool breezes.  Combine that with this incredible pool and their beautiful well appointed rooms and you are in heaven!  Of course buffet breakfast is included in the price and you will also find various shows and entertainments on the program.  If you feel like spoiling yourself, do yourself a favour a book into the Ocean front Junior Suite!  The resort is situated within an easy 10 min drive from Hoi An Old Town and with regular free shuttle buses getting there and back is easy as can be!

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Location:  Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa is situated in Hoi An, central Vietnam.  This resort is ideally flanked on both sides by water, overlooking Cua Dai beach to the front and the other side, the picturesque Thu Bon River.

Star Rating:  4.5 Stars

Occupancy:  Rooms to suit 2-3 people.  Bigger families can book interconnecting rooms.

You can check them out and book here. l You can read our detailed review of this hotel here. l Watch our video of this resort here.

Read the reviews on TripAdvisor here!

After something else?  These happen to be popular accommodation choices for Hoi An!

Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An

A gorgeous 5 star hotel located on Cua Dai Beach and only 10 minutes from the ancient town of Hoi An!  This one is a the most luxurious hotels in the are!  Hop over and check them out on Agoda, or see why it is listed as the number 56 Hoi An hotel on TripAdvisor here!

Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi an

(Photo by Agoda)

Little Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel and Spa

A funky 4 star hotel located only few mins walk from the ancient town of Hoi An!  This hotel is on a budget list of hotels in Hoi An; comfortable and very affordable!  Hop over and check them out on Agoda, or see why it is listed as the number 3 Hoi An hotel on TripAdvisor here!

Sunrise Premium Resort Hoi An A gorgeous 5 star hotel located on Cua Dai Beach and only 10 minutes from the ancient town of Hoi An! This one is a the most luxurious hotels in the are! Hop over and check them out on Agoda, or see why it is listed as the number 56 Sapa hotel on TripAdvisor here!

(Photo by Agoda)


Ho Chi Minh City Accommodation

~ Alagon Hotel & Spa


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This hotel is situated in a pretty good location in district 1, close to Ben Thanh market.  It gives you a nice central point to explore most of the hot spots of Ho Chi Minh City.  The price also includes a buffet breakfast!  Because we pride ourselves in being honest with you all, this was probably our least favourite accommodation whilst on holiday in Vietnam.  Whilst the room looked pretty, (we got the cheapest room), the bathroom was pretty tiny.  The bed was pretty hard.  The soundproof from the hallway pretty much non-existent.  We found the staff to be a bit ‘cold’.  It is a pretty ‘cheap’ stay in the city though and as it is rated as 3 stars, it is what it is and served us for the purpose of the stay.  So I’ll leave the choice up to you.

Location:  Alagon Hotel & Spa is located at 289-291 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1 in  Ho Chi Minh City,

Star Rating:  3 Stars

Occupancy:  Rooms to suit 2-3 people.

You can check them out and book here.

Read the reviews on TripAdvisor here!



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Whichever Vietnam Accommodation choices you decide on, I’m sure you will have an incredible time in this beautiful country.  Let us know if you stay at a hotel you absolutely love so we can try it out next time.

Over to you:  Do any of these Vietnam accommodation choices appeal to you?

When are you planning to head over to Vietnam?



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  • Reply
    February 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    We are hoping to go to Vietnam by the end of this. These recommendations will be quite useful!

    • Jolene Ejmont
      Jolene Ejmont
      February 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      Awesome!! Happy to be of help! Vietnam is incredible, you will have a ball 🙂

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    May 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I have just returned from a trip to Vietnam, and I can definitely vouch for some of the places mentioned in your article. Our favourite was the Topas Ecolodge with it’s spectacular views.
    Should you write future articles about restaurants in Vietnam, I would like to recommend one in Ho Chi Minh and one in Hanoi.
    Cafe Restaurant Ho Chi Minh
    1st Floor 171 Calmette, Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
    Home Vietnamese Restaurant
    34 Chau Long Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

    • Jolene Ejmont
      Jolene Ejmont
      May 24, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Hi Julianna, isn’t the food in Vietnam just delish!!!! Yes the views from Ecolodge were spectacular! I believe they have a new manager there now, so hopefully the place as a whole gets run a bit better 🙂 Thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment 🙂

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    October 10, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Great post! I’ll be stopping back to review these posts, as I’ll be heading to Vietnam next month! Great blog overall too!

    • Jolene Ejmont
      Jolene Ejmont
      October 14, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Dan!! Glad you are finding some helpful info here! I love Vietnam, cannot wait to return again and again 🙂 Enjoy your trip!!

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    January 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Just wanted to say thank you for your list of places that you loved personally!! We were after budget style accommodation places and booked into your recommended hotel in Hanoi (Paradise Boutique Hotel) as well as the Sapa Eden hotel that you recommended. We were really happy with both of those places and would stay at both without a second thought! Thanks!

    • Jolene Ejmont
      Jolene Ejmont
      January 21, 2017 at 11:37 am

      They are perfect budget accommodation options! We loved our stay at both of those hotels! Glad you loved it too 🙂

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    Marjoree Wimmers
    January 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Just want to say thank you so much for posting a very honest and detailed review of your time in Vietnam. We also stayed at Paradise Boutique Hotel in Hanoi and loved it, best location by far.

    • Jolene Ejmont
      Jolene Ejmont
      January 28, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Awesome!! Paradise Boutique is a great little hotel! Glad you had a great time there and found our post helpful 🙂

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    Lindsay Viscara
    April 25, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Well, I think the spesial one above is Topas Ecolodge, that really made me fallin in love. I think it’s cool because what we see is the green hills and mountains, and all of that so close. This is obviously very good for refreshing. So cool and certainly fell fresh in there. Very good to choose the theme about ‘eco’ amid globalization issues like now. But if talking about relaxation, I have a suggestion for you who want to meditate with the sound of the waves. Please visit our website. In contrast to Topas, this luxury villa is located on the beach but still can feel the atmosphere of the rain forest. Come visit us.

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    June 8, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Some excellent suggestions for accommodation. We recently traveled to Vietnam, but only made is as far north as Hoi An. Hope to return and cover the north. Great post and photos! 🙂 Found you on Pinterest!

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