Ana Mandara Hue
What We Love
- Hue’s original luxury resort - includes breakfast, 60-minute spa treatment and a beach villa optionThe beach villas, decked out with a four-poster bed, indoor-outdoor bathroom and unique hill-tribe textiles
- A spot of culture in Hue city and - a little further afield - painterly Hoi An
- Opting for a soothing herbal soak and mud bath in La Cochinchina Spa
What To Know
- The resort is set on three acres and overlooks a 1,500-foot beach
- There are three restaurants to choose from
- It's a 15-minute drive into the city on the free shuttle bus
There’s much to recommend the imperial city of Hue on the temperate central coast. With its temples, tombs, pagodas and palaces, the former capital is postcard Vietnam. Ana Mandara sits a little way out of town (about 20 minutes by resort shuttle) offering easy access to the sights, but from an altogether more serene location – the white sands of Thuan An beach.
The first smart resort to open in the area in 2010, Ana Mandara offers sweet isolation on a shoreline that’s seldom crowded. Embrace the quietness with a few hours in the heavenly spa – accessed past reflection ponds – and practise your backstroke with abandon in Hue’s largest swimming pool. There are two restaurants to add the facilities, both of which focus on pan-Asian cuisine and a well-curated wine list. Enjoy low-key evenings overlooking the South China Sea before retiring to your tastefully appointed guest room – or even better, a honeymoon-worthy villa on the beachfront.
How to Get There
We stopped here for three nights and it was wonderful. Unfortunately they were doing some maintenance to the pool while we were there so we didn’t get chance to use it but the beach location was perfect. All the staff are so friendly and they all had the time to talk to us. The rooms are amazing. We had one on the ground floor looking over the pool. I would like to say thank you to Tu for arranging a trip to the Vinh Moc tunnels for us, it was fantastic and we are sorry you were unable to come with us in the end. We ate in the restaurant at night as it is some way out of Hue but the food it wonderful.
Arrived late. Greeted by charming staff. The lobby is designed in the tropical open style similar to Fiji. Check-in easy. Short walk to a lovely oversize ground floor room.
Room opened on to lush, well manicured gardens. Short walk to to the beach. Swam in the South China Sea. Bit of an undercurrent - no lifeguards at this time of the year.
Dining room fantastic - both for breakfasts & dinner. Great Menu.
Special mention goes to Nadine - the Client Relations Officer - French lady with the most lovely French/Viet accent. A real asset to the Hotel. Hue is a lovely town.
What can i say, it's a resort 5 stars near to the beach, i was very happy to stay there, everythingh was perfect, i enjoied the SPA for 3 hours and half, good quality and not expensive, everybody are very professional and friendly especially Tu, her helped me in the morning because i was sick, her drived the motorbike on the rain for help me, i very appreciated
Amazing Resort, hope to come back again
During my 45 days of challenges and adventures in Vietnam 🇻🇳 this was the best place I stayed. The staff was very attentive and eager to practice English. I had a very difficult time leaving. It was the most worry free time in the 45 days. Sightseeing excursions were booked through the hotel with the agenda tailored to suit my interests. The food is wonderful and they are able to consider dietary restrictions. If I ever go back to Vietnam 🇻🇳 this is a place I will be returning to.
My girlfriend and I stayed at Ana Mandara for 3 nights at the end of our 3-week trip around Vietnam to give ourselves some time to relax after a travel-heavy first 3 weeks.
Following a terrible sleeper train journey from Hanoi to Hue, we were instantly put at ease on our arrival where we were greeted with passionfruit juice and ice cold towels on a very hot day. To our delight, the reception staff informed us that they had upgraded us from a deluxe room to a beach villa as the main pool was closed for repair - the spa pool was still open for us to use.
The beach villa itself was incredible and we had the most amazing nights' sleep on a huge king size bed with the biggest pillows I've ever seen. The bathroom is stunning with a standalone bath, indoor rain shower and outdoor waterfall shower.
The staff were incredibly polite and could not be more helpful ensuring we didn't have to lift a finger the entire time.
Unfortunately we only had one day of nice weather thanks to Typhoon Usagi but we stayed occupied by visiting the imperial city in Hue, using the resort's spa and playing lots of table football/pool.
Can't recommend this place enough!