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5-Star Hotels in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
By:Marco D

Vietnam is a country that been truly blessed with an amazing landscape. Its cities are ripe with history in between scenic mountains and pristine beaches. The capital of Hanoi lies in a bend of the red river. The city is a diverse mix of colonial buildings from its past and some of newest buildings in Asia. (Reference 1) Over 1000 miles away is Ho Chi Minh City. On the Saigon River it was once known as Saigon when it was the capital of South Vietnam. This city is a must stop with attractions like sandy beaches and the Ben Tanh Market. (Resource 3)

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City then there are only a couple real options.

Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
The Hanoi Daewoo Hotel is located in the heart commercial and diplomatic Ba Dinh district of Hanoi and is considered the finest hotel in Vietnam according to Five Star Alliance.com. The hotel has four restaurants featuring a wide array of international cuisines; two bars, one of which is a rooftop lounge; an award-winning fitness center and an Olympic-sized pool. The hotel also has an extensive collection of over 2000 original Vietnamese sculptures and paintings.

Hanoi Daewoo Hotel

360 Kim Ma Street

Ba Dinh District

Hanoi, Vietnam



InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Village
The InterContinental Hanoi Westlake is Hanoi's newest luxury hotel--opened in 2007. Built entirely over the waters of historic Westlake and near the 800-year-old Golden Lotus Pagoda, it offers a relaxing ambience. At the same time, it is only 10 minutes from central business districts and shopping areas. The hotel also includes a variety of bars and restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center offering Taichi, Yoga, Aerobic and Pilatte classes.

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Village

1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho

Hanoi, Vietnam


1 800 496 7621


Caravelle Hotel
The Caravelle Hotel has been the center of Saigon society since it was built in 1959. It is centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, in the midst of the business, shopping and entertainment district near Lam Son Square. In 1998, it gained a 24-story tower giving the hotel views of the city and the Saigon River. It also offers three fine-dining restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and a spa. The Saigon Saigon rooftop bar has been voted the best bar in the city and has live entertainment nightly.

Caravelle Hotel

19 Lam Son Square

Ho Chi Minh City , District One , Vietnam

1-800-2 23 56 52


Hotel Majestic
The Hotel Majestic is over 80 years old and is one of the best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. Over the course of its history it has gone through several reincarnations, most recently in 2003 when a new wing was added. The Hotel Majestic is located on the Saigon River in the heart of the city. But with several restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and spa, there is no need to leave. This hotel also offers classes on cooking classic Vietnamese dishes.

1 Dong Khoi Str.,

Ho Chi Minh City, Dist. 1, Vietnam

011- 84-8-3829 5517


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