Candid, independent reviews of the best places to stay in Hue. From quality traveller digs to luxury hotels - handpicked by Rusty Compass.

Hue hotels guide

Introduction

| 18 Aug 2010
Last updated 18 Aug 2010

If history is what brings you to Hue, staying in an historic hotel will be a bonus. Hue has two, the La Residence Hotel and Spa and the Saigon Morin. These also happen to be the town’s best hotels. But don’t confuse them.

The La Residence is head and shoulders above the Saigon Morin for atmosphere, decoration, facilities and service. Its location a little out of town is also a plus.

The Morin is another of Vietnam’s hotel disappointments where the historic heart of a building has been vandalised by successive state directed renovations.

If you can’t do the La Residence, the Morin is only a passable second choice though the hotel’s better rooms are more inspired than the dreadful public spaces. We’re hopeful the Morin’s next renovation (there’ve already been a few) will be the one that brings it to its rightful place in Hue.

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Photo: Mark BowyerThe original French era building, La Residence Hue
Down from the Morin there are a number of eyesores with four and five star badges that we’ve overlooked in our reviews.

We do include the Mercure Gerbera and the Huong Giang hotels although they aren’t pretty or atmospheric either. They do offer uninspired but dependable accommodations in good locations at lower rates than La Residence and the Morin.

In the less than 100USD category, the Villa Hue is a real standout and we hope it will spawn many imitators soon.

In the traveller category there are dozens of comfortable options and we’ve listed several here. You should be able to find a well located hotel for under $40USD a night that will offer very good accommodation in a well fitted and tastefully decorated room  - though usually in a high rise building of no style or character. 

Vietnam’s lamentable lack of tasteful boutique hotels and guesthouses is especially noticeable in Hue. Travel here could be much enhanced with some low rise accommodation suited to the character of the town.
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Alba Hotel, Hue

Well priced, modern 32 room traveller hotel a short distance from Hue’s main tourist precinct. We like that bit of distance. The... Read more

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Alba Hotel, Hue
12 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Hue City

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Huong Giang Hotel

This is one of Hue’s oldest hotels and up until the late 1990s, the Huong Giang was the tourism showpiece of the city... Read more

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Huong Giang Hotel
51 Le Loi Street, Hue City - Vietnam
(84-54) 3822122

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Banyan Tree Resort, Lang Co

Banyan Tree Lang Co is a new luxury resort and spa comprising 49 luxury villas in a remote location between Hue and Hoi An on... Read more

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Banyan Tree Resort, Lang Co
Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Hue
+84 54 3695 888

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La Residence Hotel and Spa

La Residence Hotel and Spa is the pick of the upscale hotels in Hue. Formerly the French Governor’s residence and a government... Read more

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La Residence Hotel and Spa
5 Le Loi Street - Hue City, Vietnam
(84) 054 3837 475

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Morin Hotel, Hue

Saigon Morin should be giving La Residence a run for its money for the title of Hue’s finest hotel.  Alas, poor restorations... Read more

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Morin Hotel, Hue
30 Le Loi St., Hue City
84 54 3823526

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Pilgrimage Village Resort, Hue

Pilgrimage Village is a tasteful rustic bungalow style resort set on large grounds in the hills outside of Hue. Read more

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Pilgrimage Village Resort, Hue
130 Minh Mang Rd, Hue
+(84 54) 3885 461

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Vedana Lagoon Resort and Spa

Vedana Resort is a luxury resort and spa set on a picturesque lagoon nearby local fishing villages just off highway 1 between... Read more

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Vedana Lagoon Resort and Spa
40 kms south of Hue in Phu Loc district
+(84 54) 3 681 688

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