ART DECO MEETS MODERN LUXURY
Azerai La Residence, Hue is an enchanting 5 star luxury hotel situated on the fabled Perfume River, facing the Citadel – once home to emperors and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. This luxurious hotel is situated near to the centre and in a great location to all the attractions in the area.
Boasting a huge refreshing swimming pool, grand gardens, impeccable views and supreme service, Azerai has everything you could possibly need for your stay in Hue. The mansion’s distinctive façade, its long horizontal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of the streamline moderne school of art deco architecture.
If you find yourself in Hue, Vietnam then I would highly recommend booking a few nights stay at Azerai Le Residence Hue.
- Large refreshing swimming pool
- Fully equipped gym & fitness area
- A relaxing Spa & wellness centre
- Excellent location to all attractions
- Extremely professional and welcoming staff
Superior River View Room
During our stay at Azerai Le Residence Hue, we opted for the Superior River View Room and we were certainly not disappointed with our few nights there. The room was spacious, and was plenty of room for us to chill out and relax in. It has plenty of luggage storage, complete with large bedroom, ensuite bathroom and a private balcony with plenty of natural light. It also overlooks the gardens, pool, Perfume river and the Imperial City.
The room comes furnished with a super comfortable queen size bed with fluffy pillows and clean linen surrounded by two bedside tables, lamps, large writing desk, sofa, espresso machine, and a lovely modern en-suite.
What you get
It also comes with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, satellite TV, free toiletries, coffee & tea making facilities, free daily bottle water, safety deposit box, snacks (dried fruit, nuts and fruits), mini bar and fresh towels.
The Swimming Pool
There is a large pool located at the hotel which is delightfully refreshing after a long hot day of exploring Hue, or just escaping the Vietnamese heat for a little while. With plenty sun loungers located around the edge, all you have to do is pick the one you like the most, grab some cold drinks from the pool bar and relax while being waited on. What more can you ask for really?
The Spa & Wellness Centre
This luxurious and relaxing spa is brand new to the residence and fully equipped with every massage and spa treatment you can think of. We opted for the 60 minute aromatherapy massage treatment which left us feeling incredible afterwards and wanting more. The staff are superb, you are given various teas, private showers and a few biscuits after as well. If you fancy a unique pamper day I would highly recommend visiting this spa.
The all new fitness centre is equipped with TechnoGym treadmills, exercise bikes, an elliptical trainer and strength equipment, as well as a rubber-floored area for free weights that includes racks and benches. It is super clean, extremely modern and comes with air-conditioning, free healthy snacks and water should you need it. Honestly, the best to place to work out!
The Lobby Lounge
Much more than a mere way station at check-in, the lobby occupies most of the rotunda’s ground floor. A great arc of windows curves with the rotunda’s walls, opening up views of the garden, the pool and the monumental Flagtower Bastion on the river’s north bank. French doorways segue from the indoor lounge to a sheltered terrace that’s a particularly compelling venue at cocktail hour.
Le Parfum Restaurant
The hotel’s main restaurant, and a destination all its own, Le Parfum serves a breakfast buffet from 6am to 10am, and lunch and dinner from 11:30am to 11pm. The cuisine presents authentic Vietnamese dishes, from bun bo Hue and pho to bun thit nuong, and a compelling selection of Western dishes from salmon fillet and duck breast to black Angus beef tenderloin. The restaurant seats 178, and includes dining on a terrace that takes in views of the river and the walls of the Citadel on the north bank.
Visit the Imperial Citadel
The Imperial Citadel in Hue would have been the previous centre of the government and is made up of a vast complex. When you walk around you can admire the moats, carved gates and royal pavilions, and there are also a clutch of engaging museums on the grounds.
If you like Vietnamese costumes, textiles and art then make sure not to skip the main galleries here.
Cycle around the city
Hue is often said to be one of the nicest cities in Vietnam to cycle around. You will find far less traffic here than in other parts of the country and you can also cycle along the lush banks of the Huong River and visit all the key attractions for which Hue is famous.
You can either just rent a bike and go it alone, or you can also join a dedicated cycling tour with a guide that will take you around Hue or out into the surrounding countryside.
Explore the abandoned water park
This will require some navigation and the rental of a scooter to get there as its much easier than trying to get tuktuks or taxis there I found. But, hidden away is a long lost water park which is half built and left without love for many years now. Due to this fact it has actually become a tourist attraction now and while it used to be a secret a few years ago, it is now a popular Instagrammable place.
Be sure to check it out early morning as it is still worth checking it out and it still gives me the creeps. We went for sunrise and we left at 8.30am and we still saw no one there.
How to get there
Address: 5 Lê Lợi, Vĩnh Ninh, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế 530000
Phone: 0234 3837 475
The prices will vary depending on what time of year you stay – to check out the pricing click here.
We stayed in August 2019 and for our Superior River View Room it would cost 8,792,893 VND (£315) per night.
- Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
- Wired internet is available in the business centre and is free of charge.
- WiFi is available in the hotel rooms/common areas and is free of charge
- 24-hour front desk
- Tennis court and equipment
This luxurious slice of Vietnamese paradise is absolutely beautiful, peaceful, and the perfect place to stay and relax while in Hue. I am so glad that we chose to stay here for a few nights – its the best place for ultimate customer service and luxury!
The room was fantastic, we had a super comfortable nights sleep and really enjoyed watching the river and Imperial City from our bed. The pool was my favourite feature as it was large and refreshing plus the staff are so friendly, they can honestly not do enough for you to make your stay that little bit more comfortable than what it already is.
You will want to spend longer
The hotel is quite simply superb and the views are breathtaking leaving you soaking them up the whole time you’re there. When you throw in the close proximity to the river, night markets and all of the other attractions you are onto a winner!
If you are in Hue, Vietnam, and you want to have a unique luxury Vietnamese experience, I would highly recommend Azerai Le Residence Hue.
***Thank you to Azerai Le Residence Hue for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.