When you go on a holiday – you want to stay somewhere nicer than your own place right? But then how much do you spend to get that level of comfort? I knew I had to be on a budget yet I wanted the absolute best I could get for my dollar. These are the best mid-range hotels I stayed at in various cities of Vietnam after reading pages of reviews, scoping out locations and comparing prices.
Beautiful Saigon 3 – My favourite thing about this hotel wasn’t actually the hotel itself. It was the location. The location is right in the heart of District 1 in HCMC, in a quaint, well lit alleyway that is always bustling. Bustling enough to feel safe and not get bored but also just quite enough to get sleep and not get pushed around. Perfect intro to Saigon!
The hotel was basic, clean and well worth the $70 a night I paid.
The Oasis about 3 buildings down is where you get complimentary pool access and your included daily buffet breakfast.
The Hilton Hanoi Opera…ok when you see Hilton, you don’t think mid-range do you? Well in this instance I managed to get a booking for $100 a night.
The room whilst being typically old school grandeur, is large, amenities were nice and everything was very comfortable. Staff were incredibly attentive and helpful but I personally find that these big hotels sometimes lack a bit of character. After this trip I decided that boutique style hotels are more my thing. Anyway, you can’t really complain when you get to stay at a Hilton for a $100 a night 🙂
Next up we stayed in Holiday Beach Resort in Da Nang. At $150 a night, this was the priciest hotel we paid for during our whole Vietnam trip. The room was nice with a lovely day bed by the humongous window with views to the beach that went on for miles.
This hotel had great facilities and I even managed to use the gym here! We got 2 complimentary massages included with this room rate. The hotel also has a private part of the beach with guards and bar service. If that isn’t good enough for you – I’m sure you’ll love the rooftop pool.
Holiday Beach Da Nang (along with every second hotel) is currently undergoing renovations/expansions. The plans look amazing and it will bring a lot of people in..however like I said before – go now before the crowds beat you to it.
Next up was Cozy Hoi An Villas which had opened up just a few months before our visit. This boutique hotel cost me about $60 a night and was the cheapest price we paid during this trip.
The hotel was a good 10/15 minute walk to the heart of Hoi An but you can borrow a bike from the hotel to make this short trip even easier. I loved the whole village feel of the location of this place. It felt like the real Vietnam as opposed to the touristy stuff
For a hotel that was so affordable, they went to great efforts to add some decorative flair to their rooms. I loved the lamps and the antique look of the bathroom furnishings.
And finally…I didn’t intentionally mean to save the best for last – it just so happened to be that way.
So let me explain. The Silverland Hotel group is a chain of hotels – each with a slightly different theme. I did my research and picked the Silverland Sakyo Hotel to stay in, located in the Japanese Quarters right in Saigon. I had read that they had a Japanese theme but I was not expecting it to be so amazing!
Firstly – the foyer is decked out with cherry blossom decor. The staff speak in soft, polite tones. The bedroom we had had a tub in the room and interestingly enough a bidet style toilet. Did I give it a go? *smile*. Even the breakfast buffet had sushi and other Japanese style dishes.
Other highlights included the complimentary afternoon tea Silverland Sakyo offered during our stay with gorgeous little pastries and desserts and the rooftop bar (with jacuzzi) offered delicious cocktails at happy hours prices.
Silverland Sayko would have cost $150 a night however I booked via Webjet and used Flybuys points to save $100 off the total cost.
What is your style when it comes to booking hotels? Do you like to go all out with 5 star names or are you more into boutique style accommodation?