La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Haute takes on Vietnamese food served at Le Parfum Restaurant—or even better, out on the terrace
- Authentic Asian massages and exotically scented body scrubs at Le Spa
- A savvy front-desk staff that’s eager to suggest local restaurants and make reservations
What To Know
- The standard rooms look a little bland compared to the Signature Suites in the governor’s original residence
- The location is far from city restaurants and cafes, though taxis are available
- Service in the dining room can be a bit slow, especially for groups bigger than four
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The property’s distinctive bowed façade, long horizontal lines, and nautically-inspired details reflect the Streamline Moderne school of architecture. Furnishings include high-backed orange Ruhlmann-esque bar stools and cylindrical lamps in the Le Gouverneur Bar, which also has an original mural modeled from the frescoes on the walls of the Musée des Colonies in Paris and the main post office in Lyon.
Bed and Bath
Rooms are decked in warm, vibrant colors: Think golden and chocolate brown tones. Signature suites feature four-poster beds and roomy claw-foot tubs. Select rooms have views of the adjacent Perfume River.
The Le Parfum restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine with a strong French accent. Order the galangal pork and poached prawn spring rolls, and the authentically Hue-style beef pho from the local side of the menu. The Le Gouveneur Bar is the physical and social heart of the hotel, with guests socializing and working (the free Wi-Fi works well here) over tea in the afternoon and cocktails by night. The spa has a diverse menu that ranges from a rigorous Vietnamese massage with fire-cupping (not watered down for Westerners — it will leave bruises) to facials with posh products from the Italian line Comfort Zone. Near the garden, there’s a 30-meter saltwater swimming pool.
In the Area
The former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue is rich in history and culture, as well as distinctive, imperial-style cuisine. The main sites are the Nguyen Tombs—grand temple complexes of the Nguyen Dynasty kings, anchored by mausoleums within gardens, courtyards, pavilions, palaces, and stela houses. Also nearby sits the massive Citadel, a grandiose interpretation of the dynastic capital at Beijing, as well as many pagodas, including Tu Hieu, where renowned Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh studied and wrote.
How to Get There
Beautifully authentic Art Deco construction and decoration. The staff are very professional, friendly and attentive. The dinner in Le Parfum restaurant was outstanding. The rooms are modern and very smart - ours had a good balcony and a view of the river. Every inch a 5* French luxury hotel in a wonderfully ancient Vietnamese context - the staff, the food, and the views of the river and the Citadel/Forbidden City on the opposite bank. A treat.
recently stayed with my husband and daughter. the property is well maintained and beautiful. the staff are professional and ever so helpful. concierge helped us with enjoy and appreciate what hue has to offer. la parfum staff are very attentive especially with my daughter. highly recommended.
The La Residence was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Hue. It was very comfortable, and we always looked forward to a nice drink to end the day at the Governor's Bar. A decent spread for breakfast, but the Bun Bo Hue is truly the highlight. We did not experience any inconvenience despite the renovation, and the staff were all conversant in English. We thank the staff for their friendliness and hospitality.
We came back for a second night at la perfum. Another excellent meal they were completely mindful that we did not want any kind of meat or fish stock in our PHO the service was Excellent as was the food. special shout out to xuan who completely took care of us and was ever so pleasant thank you
This French inspired hotel is traditional French flair with modern conveniences.The staff were very attentive and nothing was a bother.The pool was incredible and given we have chosen to stay in summer it was well used. We ate lunch at the hotel restaurant Le Parfum and it was delicious. We took advantage of the happy hour! It was an easy walk into the town area for shopping and dining. Can't wait to stay here again.Thank you.