Pilgrimage Village Hue
What We Love
- Serenity and seclusion; the resort is enveloped in thick jungle
- Spa treatments are made using herbs from the garden or products bought fresh at the market
- Cool pool lined with thatch-shaded loungers
What To Know
- Free shuttle bus to/from Hue city center
- Tai chi and yoga classes are offered every morning at the Vedana Spa
- The rural setting means you’ll have to hop a cab for sightseeing or upscale off-resort dining
- Compulsory dinners will be served on Dec 24 and Dec 31; please see the policies section for further details
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The jungle-clad grounds of this restorative retreat near the ancient city of Hue are studded with antiquated garden houses topped with shaggy palm thatch, each roof beautifully offset by a green tapestry of vine-covered walls. A meandering path navigates between rustic and Zen, and leads through to a vast but minimalist spa village set amid lotus-filled ponds. Communal areas fuse history and nature within ancient pillared pavilions surrounded by the lush gardens.
Bed and Bath
Romantically lit guestrooms combine exposed brickwork, dappled marble flooring and jungle views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Oversize beds cloaked in muslin give onto wraparound balconies, and the sleek, minimalist bathrooms come with huge bathtubs and are fully loaded with tropical products. Honeymoon pool villas have alfresco showers and poolside kitchens.
The resort’s star attraction is the thatch-roofed Vedana Spa, which has open-air treatment and yoga pavilions. It’s totally encompassed by verdant foliage and offers treatments made from herbs from the garden or bought fresh at the local market. A close second is the irresistably authentic Junrei restaurant, which offers Vietnamese-fusion cuisine (try the Hue specialities) and awesome views from the veranda. For sunset cocktails, the poolside piano bar Slope serves up a pretty mean mimosa.
In the Area
A 15-minute cab ride takes you to Vietnam’s ancient capital, Hue, where days can be filled exploring imperial ruins, pagodas, the walled city and crafts shops. Romantic evenings unfold with swoon-inducing sunsets and decadent dinner cruises on the gorgeous Perfume River. Be warned, though: This city sleeps early. Fortunately, your resort has the most beautiful pool bar for a late night tipple
How to Get There
We stayed in a Vietnamese Pool House- plenty of room for the family and in a very tranquil setting. Hotel is undergoing some renovation but should complete in the next few weeks. Hotel staff and manager Romela Gianan doing their utmost to alleviate the problems with noise etc. Overall a great resort and Hue is such a nice city
We booked a family deluxe room here for four nights in early July and were delighted on arrival to be advised that we had been upgraded to a traditional Vietnamese villa with pool.
The villa, pool and the resort were absolutely lovely. The staff were the best we met at any time on our three week trip - attentive, thoughtful and friendly. We ate at the hotel restaurant twice for dinner and the food was very good. The breakfast range was great.
My only reason for not giving it five stars was that the traditional style villa, whilst large, was not entirely functional with two small children. We ended up with all the beds in one room and because of the high thatched roof, it was hard to keep the villa completely cool against the hue heat. There was also limited shelf space for clothing / bits and pieces etc.
It is about 3km out of town but there is a regular shuttle and taxis to/from the city were inexpensive. And what comes with that is that the hotel grounds are large and beautiful and you can feel a million miles away from the heat and noise of central hue. The main pool is huge and lovely.
All in all we had a fantastic stay here and I would highly recommend.
Looked forward to this stay but was a very dissapointment. The place is in desperate need of an upgrade and the location is quite far outside city center. Breakfast is OK but not more. There are taped instruction what to do and what not to do all over, mirrors, doors etc. The place reminds me more of a resort for school children rater than grownups. The place is a 5 star but I give it 3 - on a good day. Check also my review of ECO restaurant, Hue.
I have been here with my friends from US! I got stay here one night! And it was so amazing!
Very well organized village that you feel as a garden, comfortable to walk around!
It has very nice swimming pool, good bar and I got a martini- very stunning in happy hour! Just relax, have a talk and feel life is slowing pass by!
I love people here, very friendly and goof attitude! As you will be treated like your home, and as a member in family!
Room was good as when I opened it, cool and good smell! Don’t like some rooms when you open, and it’s hot, or badly smell, or even AC smell!
But it’s a bit far from the city, you can take a cab about 4-5$ to walking town, or central!
Love it and highly recommend to everyone!
Full disclosure: we were planning to stay at the historic La Residence in Hue but it was closed for renovations, so we scrambled to find something approaching that hotel’s reputation and ended up at Pilgrimage Village for 2 nights.
The staff was generally very lovely and attentive. We had booked a premium bungalow and were upgraded to a Honeymoon bungalow which was immense and included a small plunge pool. The grounds are large and well kept; breakfast was good if not great; the room was a bit worn and the quality of millwork, furnishings, etc. a bit rustic. The pool was quite large and inviting, but we had no time to use it.
The overall feel of the place is pleasant but more like a well-appointed summer camp instead of a true resort. Nevertheless, we had a good experience here.