Opulent art deco character-filled boutique
Boutique Hotel From USD $118
Hue City, Tha Thien-Hue, Vietnam
1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
From USD $118
La Residence Hue is a restored, boutique hotel set in a grand art deco building with a distinct nautical style. It features beautiful, art deco décor and a stunning riverside setting. Famed for the quality of its local cuisine, artisanal handicrafts, education system and unique local aesthetic, Hue is known throughout Asia as a UNESCO world cultural treasure and a downright charming destination.
La Residence Hue is a grand, opulent hotel set in a restored art deco building dating back to the 1930s. Its nautical flourishes are said to be hallmarks of its particular school of architecture, ‘Streamline Moderne’. It was once the home of the French Colonial Governor.
The guest rooms are stylish and reflect the building’s era, with sumptuous fabrics and art deco style furnishings. Most rooms have amazing views over Hue’s Perfume River, looking out to the imperial citadel. Complimentary Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace are among the room inclusions.
Fine dining and premium spirits and wines can be found at the restaurant’s drinking and dining outlets, which are decadent and character-filled along with the rest of the hotel’s public spaces. Fine wines and cocktails at Le Gouverneur, and creative, gourmet meals at La Perfum restaurant using the best of local produce and deluxe gourmet ingredients are a highlight.
The hotel can play host to conference groups and even arrange and hold weddings. It also offers a range of tailor made tours from half day excursions to two day trips.
The beautiful setting, unique art deco building, historical interiors and the way the hotel seamlessly blends European influence with the strong Vietnamese heritage of Hue make it a highly memorable place to stay.
The rooms at La Residence are befitting of the hotel’s art deco architecture, with furniture pieces from the same era incorporated, along with sophisticated accessories and decorative touches. The overall feel is luxurious and refined, reminiscent of grand hotels of the past.
The rooms range from Superior and Deluxe to a range of Suites, some featuring gorgeous four poster beds. Amenities include Wi-Fi internet access and private balconies or terraces, some with views over Hue’s Perfume River.
La Parfum restaurant features a menu of creative, gourmet fare using a combination of fresh, local Vietnamese produce and gourmet ingredients from around the world. The talented chefs have created a menu of exciting creations fusing Asian and European flavours, such as foie gras icecream.
You can also pull up a seat at the sumptuous bar swathed in red, Le Gouverneur. It features a special fresco created by a Vietnam-based French artist, based on wall paintings found on similar art deco buildings in France.
Facilities at La Residence Hue include a decadent spa, ‘Le Spa’ designed to reflect the 1920s and 1950s, with seven treatment rooms. A large, beautiful swimming pool is surrounded by stylish deck chairs, plus there’s a tennis court, onsite art gallery, and complimentary bicycle hire to explore Hue and its historical sites.
Other special events and activities arranged by the hotel include river dinner cruises, picnics, poolside barbeques, cooking classes and an introduction to Vietnamese ‘cupping’ therapy, a traditional massage technique to reduce toxins in the body.
You can also pick up a stylish souvenir from La Boutique, offering clothing, accessories and homewares by talented artisans and designers.
"I thought that this hotel was excellent. Rooms were a great size with decent bed and pillows. We had a room facing the river with a huge sun deck. Staff were all very friendly and attentive. The pool area was a welcome relief from the hot Hue weather." Leigh H., Melbourne
This stylish art deco hotel is tastefully decorated from the lobby to the rooms in period style. Despite the luxury surroundings, there is nothing stuffy about this place - very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff (some with a great sense of humour after you get to know them a bit)." Gary Ganesha, Sydney, Australia
"Lovely Art Deco meets French Colonial building in the heart of Hue. Could not fault this establishment; the rooms are large, immaculate and comfortable, most with views to the Perfume River. The pool has to be one of the best hotel pools in the world with deep, deep cool water, infinity edges, views to the sumptuous gardens and river and attentive bar service." Johnno L., Brisbane, Australia
From USD $118 to USD $340 per night, including taxes and breakfast.