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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
What a surprise awaited us as we stepped out of the taxi that afternoon! First of all was the most enthusiastic of welcomes by the staff and Christy in particular. The latter giving us restaurants recommendations, booking us in for massages and generally letting us know she was there to help us with whatever we needed.
As we walked through the resort there were a lot of wows from us and the biggest one reserved for our huge room! We were in a fairly new addition which was a group of four 'bungalows' two facing each other over our own pool in the middle (each had it's own little patio). As I said the room was huge, the bed king size and very comfortable and the bathroom was spacious and equipped with a bath, over bath shower, loo and a separate shower - all very good.
The resort is not in the centre of the town but that is no problem at all. As someone said there is a shuttle bus that takes you in around 6pm and picks you up again at 9.30pm. And if you have to get a cab back it won't break the bank at around £3.50 for the trip!! We had no problem at all being out of town - we went in each day and came back to our little bit of heaven for a rest before heading out in the evening again. As for food breakfast was good but we didn't eat in the restaurant preferring to try places in the town. However, we did come back to the bar each evening for a nightcap.
Lastly must add that we had a wonderful massage of 90 minutes duration and just wish we'd been there long enough to try the sauna and jacuzzi. Oh and our little pool was lovely and my husband tried the main (large) pool and reported that it too was great. All in all a most wonderful place with great amenities and lovely, kind and friendly staff that made this place that extra bit special.
Everything is perfect in this paradise! The rooms are big and clean; the place is over the top; the staff is qualified and helpful; services are superior class; swimming pool is top category; dinner and breakfast super. Only one remark: we stayed there only one night...
A lovely hotel, located slightly out of town but easily accessible by taxi. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, the swimming pool is large and much appreciated after days of walking around the city. The restaurant serves delicious and delicate Vietnamese food (chilly prawns + chicken lemongrass + dry pho + hue pho) - we would definitely suggest to avoid the more expensive and disappointing buffet.. Overall, this was not the boutique hotel we were hoping for but we really enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend.