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The hotel was once the governor’s residence and has been restored to offer all the comforts and atmosphere of a classic colonial villa.
The interiors have a distinctive art-deco design reminiscent of colonial Indochina, and most of the rooms have views across the river to the old citadel.
Facilities at La Résidence include a large saltwater swimming pool, a gym, tennis court and a spa offering a variety of treatments and massages. There is also a bar with a pool table, and a good restaurant serving the kind of food that Hue is famous for.
Other activities include river trips by traditional sampan, and good shopping in Dong Ba market.
Why we love it
The hotel is set in two hectares of gardens on the banks of the Perfume River in Hue, and provides guests with bicycles for exploring the city's many historical sights.
Rosie, Original Traveller