Top Family-Friendly Stays In Vietnam

Here are the best hotels in Vietnam to bookmark for a flawless family vacation you’ve been dreaming about
Top aerial view of the famous Golden Bridge, Vietnam
Top aerial view of the famous Golden Bridge, VietnamShutterstock

With an extraordinary diversity in scenic landscapes, a treasure trove of natural wonders including some of the largest caves in the world, quaint towns reflecting traditional Vietnamese and European architectural influences, captivating cities with vibrant markets, ancient pagodas, jaw-dropping palaces, palm-fringed beaches and a food and coffee scene unlike any other in the world, Vietnam promises an engaging getaway for grownups. However, is it a worthwhile destination for a multigenerational holiday with your parents and kids? Well, a lot depends on the places you visit and the accommodations you stay in. The trick lies in opting for hotels that offer comfort, convenience, access to unbeatable locations, attentive and personalised service and amenities suitable for children and the elderly, thus ensuring a hassle-free, memorable family break and a fine balance of relaxation and adventure.

Here is a list of our top recommendations.

New World Saigon

Inside New World Saigon
Inside New World SaigonNew World Saigon

Sitting in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, New World Saigon boasts a wonderful location to explore the buzzing city and its many gems like the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Its 533 rooms and suites come with elegant, contemporary interiors, high-quality toiletries, a coffee machine, a minibar and a marble bathroom with a bathtub. When travelling with kids, you could opt for the Residence Club Premier guestroom or suite to enjoy all the Residence Club privileges, including late check-out, all-day refreshments, and evening cocktails that come with a hearty spread of local and international delicacies.

New World Saigon has ample dining options, including a tastefully-done Chinese restaurant and a vibrant lounge for late-night enjoyment after your kids hit the bed. However, the breakfast at Parkview Cafe Restaurant is simply unmissable! The massive morning buffet consists of the freshest fruits, juices, salads, bread, egg preparations and the best versions of Vietnamese staples like Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup), dumplings and Ca Phe Sua Da (Vietnamese iced coffee). You can also enjoy the meal with a panoramic view of the lush 23 September Park. To make family time more fun, there is a spa, a fitness centre with a large outdoor pool, an outdoor chess board, a kids’ play area and a multi-sport court where you can enjoy a game of tennis, pickleball, badminton and more.

Rates start at INR 9,500 per night

For more information, you can visit their website.

Ixora Ho Tram by Fusion

An aerial view of Ixora Ho Tram by Fusion
An aerial view of Ixora Ho Tram by Fusionixorahotrambyfusion/instagram

Think one-bedroom balcony residences with garden and ocean views to two-bedroom panorama penthouses and three-bedroom oceanfront, beach and garden pool villas with sunbeds and a private pool. Ixora Ho Tram by Fusion is your luxurious home away from home on Vietnam’s Ho Tram Strip. The resort’s beautifully constructed, modern living spaces are ideal for families as they are spacious and provide plenty of privacy and creature comforts. Catering to all tastes and preferences, the breakfast at the all-day dining venue Sea Salt consists of ample sweet and savoury dishes reflective of both local and global flavours. Among other venues are Rush Cafe, where you can grab a quick coffee, tea and pastry and Beach Box, a great spot to dig into seafood, salads, pizzas and burgers paired with cocktails, music and tropical vibes.

One of the top attractions at Ixora Ho Tram is the Maia Spa, which boasts outdoor massage chambers that allow you to feel rejuvenated while enjoying greenery.  Wish to keep your kids occupied while you indulge in a spa treatment? Kids’ Club offers safety through creative activities like face painting, sand art, and origami. You will never fall short of things to do with your family during your stay at Ixora Ho Tram. Part of The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex, Ixora finds itself in the company of InterContinental Grand Ho Tram and Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach, which together house 17 restaurants and bars, a boundless array of entertainment options, including a casino, golf court, children’s play areas and a tranquil beach where you can sunbathe, enjoy a picnic or try water sports like kayaking and bodyboarding.

Rates start at INR 9,000 per night

You can visit their website for more information.

New World Hoiana Hotel

Inside New World Hoiana Hotel
Inside New World Hoiana HotelNew World Hoiana Hotel

A fantastic base to explore both Da Nang and Hoi An, New World Hoiana Hotel is nestled in the tranquil countryside of Quảng Nam, not too distant from the region’s main attractions. Each of its 476 guestrooms has modern furnishings, a large balcony and ample natural light. Dining options range from an all-day café offering a scrumptious, market-style breakfast catering to all age groups to a pool bar and grill providing grilled steaks, freshly caught fish, masterfully handcrafted cocktails and finger foods for kids. The best part? Miles of white sand beach, a world-class golf course and a free-form swimming pool are just a few steps from the hotel.

One of the biggest perks of staying at New World Hoiana Hotel is the free shuttle bus service to Hoi An, Da Nang, and Da Nang airport multiple times a day. All you need to do is head to the reception, go through the shuttle bus timetable, and reserve a spot in advance. The shuttle bus service is convenient and helps you reduce internal transportation costs.

Rates start at INR 8,000 per night

Visit their website for more information.

Vedana Lagoon

An aerial view of Vedana Lagoon
An aerial view of Vedana Lagoonvedanalagoonresort/instagram

Vietnam’s first over-water villa property, Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa, sits on the tranquil and picturesque shores of Tam Giang Lagoon, around a 50-minute driving distance from the city of Hue. Surrounded by lush, forested peaks and spread over 27 hectares, the hotel encourages disconnection from the outside world and complete immersion in nature.

All 92 rooms are warm, inviting and furnished with stylish wooden interiors. However, the one and two-bedroom over-water villas with a private sundeck and pool are a wonderful choice for families as they offer access to the lagoon’s spellbinding beauty.

Explore the hotel premises on a bicycle, wake up early for a complimentary yoga or tai chi class, relax in your private pool, go for a guided kayaking adventure or try a game of tennis; there is something for everyone to stay active. Among other amenities are a spa, a large swimming pool and a twilight pool to enjoy the breathtaking sunset with a soak. A tranquil sanctuary created to mimic the birds’ natural habitats, the Ara Bird Garden is a unique opportunity to observe a diverse range of featured friends. Dining options include three restaurants that serve Asian, Vietnamese and fusion cuisines. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus daily to/from Hue City and Canh Duong Beach for in-house guests.

Rates start at INR 9,000 per night

Check out their website for more information.

Harry’s Residence Train Street View on Airbnb

Inside Harry’s Residence
Inside Harry’s Residenceharrys.residence/isntagram

Staying in a serviced apartment over a hotel is the best way to discover Hanoi’s ancient charm, history, culture, and cuisine, just like a local. Housed in an elegant building on Phung Hung Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Harry’s Residence Train Street View is a perfect den for a family of four. The well-appointed room has two large beds, a bathroom, a kitchenette, a balcony overlooking the railway tracks, amenities like a television with Netflix, an electric fireplace to keep you warm, a dryer and washer, towels and free street parking. The best part? It is a short walking distance from the city’s major attractions, eateries, restaurants and supermarkets.

However, what makes the family stay enjoyable is the prompt response by the staff from the moment you complete your booking on Airbnb. The staff is available 24/7 to tackle your queries and requirements and readily offers tips and ideas regarding where to eat, what to do in Hanoi, what to beware of and more. Their paid services include airport pick-ups, local tours, day trips, motorcycle rentals, and more.

Rates start at INR 6000 per night

Check out their website for more information.

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