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SIGNATURE HOTELS&RESORTS

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Accommodation of character Welcome to the Hotel Signature Brochure, carefully designed to help you plan a package for your customers. What makes for great accommodation? Having served thousands of customers over 17 years, we know that what really sets a hotel apart is not only its rooms, but its character, as well as the hospitality of the people who run it. Standing in a great hotel should impart an unmistakable sense of the world outside its doors, along with the security of knowing that no effort will be spared to make your stay completely enjoyable. Suitable to different market segments (FIT, escorted tours, family travel, etc), this brochure represents the best accommodation options in Indochina, from midrange to high end or luxury establishments. Read this brochure as you plan a tailor made or customized tour, and know that no matter which hotel you choose, it is certain to meet the highest standards of comfort, service and authenticity

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SUMMARY

VIETNAM Can Tho……………………………………………………………………08 Chau Doc…………………………………………………………………09 Con Dao…………………………………………………………………..10 Dalat……………………………………………………………………….11 Hanoi ………………………………………………………………………13 Ho Chi Minh…………………………………………………………….19 Hoi An……………………………………………………………………..23 Hue …………………………………………………………………………27 Mui Ne / Phan Thiet………………………………………………..31 Nha Trang………………………………………………………………..34 Phu Quoc…………………………………………………………………36 Sapa………………………………………………………………………..38

CAMBODIA Kep………………………………………………………………………….42 Phnom Penh……………………………………………………………44 Sihanoukville…………………………………………………………..53 Siem Reap……………………………………………………………….48

LAOS Luang Prabang…………………………………………………………56 Vientiane…………………………………………………………………62

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Vietnam

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Victoria Can Tho, Vietnam

VICTORIA CAN THO

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Cai Khe Ward Ninh Kieu District Can Tho City Vietnam www.victoriahotels.asia

The attractive colonial-style Victoria Can Tho Hotel sits right on the banks of the Hau river and is the only luxury resort in the lush heart of Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Close to Can Tho town, but a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, the resort is set amidst gardens with a plethora of exotic plants. The property features ninety two rooms, including eight luxurious suites, all designed with wood flooring, authentic Vietnamese decoration and balconies offering spectacular views of the river, pool or of the garden. Each room combines the elegance of traditional artifacts and the comfort of an international standard hotel. One of the highlights to a trip to the Mekong Delta is a visit to the early morning floating market. See the town come alive as produce is brought in by an assortment of craft from neighbouring communities and towns. By 7.00am the floating market is bustling with local colour and trade. Travel by sampan for a close look at the traders selling their wares and journey up one of the tributaries for a look at rural river life..... Access 4h driving from Ho Chi Minh International Airport. The Victoria Can Tho is well located for visits to floating markets and the tropical fruit orchards of the Mekong Accommodation 92 rooms and suites

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Victoria Chau Doc, Vietnam

VICTORIA CHAU DOC

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32 Le Loi Chau Doc Town An Giang Province Vietnam www.victoriahotels.asia

The Victoria Chau Doc hotel sits on the banks of the Bassac River in a region famed for its unique floating markets, villages and fish farms. Deep in the Mekong Delta, the elegant Victoria has 92 rooms and four junior suites with views of the fascinating river life. Dining at the hotel is a treat as the property's restaurants are overseen by talented Vietnamese Chef Pham Van Quang, an expert in the exceptional cuisines of Vietnam's diverse regions. The hotel's Bassac Restaurant has magnificent river views (particularly at sunrise) and offers a range of European and Vietnamese cuisine as well as barbecues on its riverbank terrace. Experience a gastronomical journey through Vietnam with a visit to a traditional cooking class in a Cham village or on Le Jarai, a traditional rice barge which will take you on a cruise between Long Xuyen to Chau Doc.

Access 7 hours driving from Ho Chi Minh International Airport Accommodation 92 rooms and suites

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Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam

SIX SENSES CON DAO

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Dat Doc Site Con Dao District Ba Ria Vung Tau Province Vietnam www.sixsenses.com/SixSensesConDao/

True to Six Senses philosophy of selecting remote (but accessible) destinations in areas of outstanding natural beauty, Con Dao is an untouched and breathtakingly beautiful area. The remote idyllic location of the Six Senses Con Dao gives guests the chance to completely unwind in total luxury and forget about the outside world! Located off the south-east coast of mainland Vietnam, the Con Dao Islands are made up of 15 small islets clustered around the largest of them all, the island of Con Son. It is on the island of Con Son where the Six Senses Con Dao property is found. When creating the Six Senses Con Dao consideration to the environment and local community has been at the forefront with Eco-tourism being a key focus in particular through protecting the island's wildlife - above and below the surface. The 50 spacious villas sit up along a mile of sandy beach, sheltered by the green forested hills behind and with stunning vistas of the deep blue sea and the curve of the bay. Styles range from single-level to duplex and offer one, three and four bedrooms, with indoor-outdoor bathrooms. Access 45mn daily flight from Ho Chi Minh City airport, then 10mn transfer from Con Dao airport (8km) Accommodation 50 villas

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Ana Mandara, Vietnam

ANA MANDARA

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Le Lai Street, Ward 5, Da Lat, Lam Dong Province Vietnam anamandara-resort.com

Set in the cool climate of the rural highlands of Central Vietnam, Ana Mandara Villas Dalat comprises French colonial villas each originally constructed between the 1920's and 1930's and lovingly restored to their former glory, with all care taken to preserve original design, dĂŠcor and charm. The surrounding countryside and town provide the beautiful views from all areas of the gently sloping hillside property. Each villa consists of between three and five en-suited rooms, and includes the following shared areas for residential guests - lounge area and open fireplace, dining room, outdoor terrace and sitting area and kitchen and pantry. Room types range from Villa Rooms and Villa Studios through to Villa Suites. There is also a dedicated Villa Spa Suite for that extra pampering and for the ultimate in self indulgent luxury why not try the “La Villaâ€? - a fully contained originally restored chateau, complete with spa treatment facilities and private service host. As each room has been individually restored to the original design, room sizes and positioning vary from villa to villa.

Access 30mn from Da Lat domestic airport Accommodation 70 villas

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Da Lat Palace, Vietnam

DA LAT PALACE

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12 Tran Phu Street Dalat City Lam Dong Province Vietnam www.dalatpalace.vn

Built in 1922, the Dalat Palace is synonymous with this most famous hill station in Indochina. Entirely renovated, the Palace has kept its original sophisticated and elegant French architectural style, as well as a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere. Dalat Palace warmly welcomes guests to Dalat with white-glove treatment and modern amenities. The 43 accommodations are a mix of old and new linen and wood surrounding clawfoot bathtubs, warm woodworking, Wifi, and satellite televisions. The hotel - or indeed, palace - grounds are gorgeous, with a large garden and stunning views of nearby Xuan Huong Lake. Guests often wander the lavish interiors, where Vietnam's specialty art reproductions adorn the Dalat Palace hallways. Romance fills the air with every note at French restaurant Rabelais, a live piano accompanying the flavors of continental fine dining. Afterward, the casual, cozy atmosphere of the wine salon encourages leisurely reading or socializing in the company of a tasty varietal. Access 45mn flight from Ho Chi Minh City. 25mn drive from Da Lat airport. Accommodation 43 rooms and suites

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Movenpick, Vietnam

MOVENPICK

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83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street Hoan Kiem District Hanoi City Vietnam www.moevenpick-hotels.com

The Movenpick is an excellent hotel with the service and attention to detail usually only found in small properties. Formerly the Guoman Hotel, the property was completely renovated and refurbished in 2009 and has been receiving rave reviews since. Indeed, the ultra modern style and design have given the property a completely new and lively identity. The hotel has all the facilities you would expect from a well reputed chain. There's no swimming pool (which is quite normal for hotels in Hanoi), but a spa and massage centre offer treatments to help you unwind after a busy day sightseeing. Overall the Movenpick should appeal to anyone looking to stay in good quality, modern accommodation without blowing the budget. Its also in a great location for anyone arriving or departing from Hanoi by train.

Access Centrally located in Hanoi centre. 45mn drive from airport. 5mn drive to Hanoi Old Quarter Accommodation 154 rooms

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Hilton Opera, Vietnam

HILTON OPERA

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1 Le Thanh Tong St Hoan Kiem District Hanoi City Vietnam www3.hilton.com

Discover an acclaimed hotel in the heart of Hanoi’s elegant French Quarter. Awarded ‘Best Business Hotel in Hanoi 2010’ and voted ‘Vietnam's Leading Hotel’ for five consecutive years at the prestigious World Travel Awards, Hilton Hanoi Opera hotel is a Hanoi landmark. The hotel distils the best of Hanoi – colonial accents in the architecture and theatrical interior design of jewel tone accents and classic opera motifs juxtaposed with contemporary spaces for dining and entertaining. Contrasting the colonial exterior and entering the hotel through the atrium lobby, summons a feeling of a grand theatre foyer where artists and personalities might mingle while brushing shoulders with stars. Ball gowns and sequins do not feel foreign in this refined and glamorous space where a sense of fame befriends visitors.

Access Centrally located in Hanoi centre. 45mn drive from airport (35km). 10mn walking to Hanoi Old Quarter Accommodation 269 rooms and suites

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Sofitel Metropole, Vietnam

SOFITEL METROPOLE

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15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District Hanoi City Viet Nam www.sofitel.com

C'est magnifique! This feels like a small corner of France in Asia, with its Cote d'Azurstyle façade and glass canopies, Parisian-style cafés serving fine wines, cheese and pastries and even Hermès room toiletries Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi offers an oasis of tranquility close to bustling Hanoi's Old Quarter. This richly historical French colonial masterpiece built in 1901 is one of Vietnam's finest hotels, with luxuriously appointed rooms, attentive staff and gracious service. It is ideally located in central Hanoi and houses a beautiful interior garden. All of the guest rooms have broadband Internet access and are decorated in an opulent, neo-classical style. There are three extremely well-regarded restaurants within the hotel, serving some of the finest cuisine available in Hanoi, including both Vietnamese and international dishes. For five star accommodation and attentive service in Hanoi, the Sofitel Legend Metropole is hard to overlook. Access 45mn drive from airport (35km). Centrally located in Hanoi centre. Walking distance to Hanoi Old Quarter Accommodation 386 rooms and suites

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Silk Path, Vietnam

SILK PATH

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195 -199 Hang Bong Street Hoan Kiem District Hanoi City Viet Nam www.silkpathhotel.com

Over the centuries, silk merchants made their trade which is still very much evident nowadays. It is in this very prominent district where Silk Path Hotel is located, a sanctuary of convenience, connecting you directly with the charismatic grace of Indochina. The Silk Path Hotel is an excellent quality modern hotel on the edge of Hanoi’s old quarter. The hotel bucks the trend with spacious rooms, a large marble reception and comfortable and attractive bedrooms. It is the highest quality hotel in the old quarter itself. Unlike almost all other hotels in the old quarter, all the rooms have large windows, but the double glazing means the noise from outside is kept to a minimum. In common with other hotels in the old quarter itself, there is no swimming pool. The Silk Path Hotel, does however have a Jacuzzi in which to relax in as well as a fitness centre, free internet, several bars and two restaurants.

Access 45mn drive from airport (35km). 10mn walking to Hanoi Old Quarter Accommodation 106 rooms

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Maison d’Hanoi, Vietnam

MAISON D’HANOI

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35-37 Hang Trong Street Hoan Kiem District Hanoi City Viet Nam www.hanovahotel.com

Stylishly designed with excellent service and comfortable rooms, the Maison D'Hanoi offers great quality accommodation at the centre of the city's old quarter - the most exciting part of town to stay. Hanoi's land distribution, particularly in the Old Quarter, is such that most city properties are located on narrow, oblong plots. This provides many challenges to architects when developing old properties - a challenge the Maison D'Hanoi has relished and pulled off with some panache. All the rooms are simply yet elegantly furnished with a great attention to detail, offering silk lamps and a tasteful colour scheme. The hotel also has a stylish bar, lobby lounge and cafe/restaurant which serves meals throughout the day. The hotel keeps it's French Art Deco facade whilst the interior is a blend of colonial and Vietnamese influences.

Access 10mn walking to Hanoi Old Quarter. 45mn drive to airport (35km) Accommodation 55 rooms and suites

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Hotel de l’Opera, Vietnam

HOTEL DE L’OPERA

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29 Trang Tien Street Hoan Kiem District Hanoi City Vietnam www.hoteldelopera.com

Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi, considered to be a boutique hotel, takes guests on a journey to the past. Exquisitely tasteful and with more than the odd theatrical flourish, the hotel is stylish and contemporary and offers a level of comfort and service that is sure to satisfy la bohème in you. Meticulously-designed guestrooms and suites have an ambiance which blends a touch of French décor with the luscious operatic settings and the plush comfort of a sumptuous hotel of the 21st Century. The interior was designed by a woman, and it shows. It’s feminine and seductive. Each guestroom has lavish amenities handpicked for its quality, while its wooden floors compliment the finest Asian textiles and silks contributing to the room's vibrant colours.

Access 45mn drive from airport. 10mn walking to Hanoi Old Quarter. Accommodation 107 rooms and suites

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Caravelle Hotel, Vietnam

CARAVELLE HOTEL

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19-23 Lam Son Square District 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam www.caravellehotel.com

The Caravelle is located mere metres from The Opera House in Lam Son Square, many of the rooms have views of this French Colonial landmark. Originally opened on Christmas Eve 1959, The Caravelle was then and is still now, one of the premier hotels in the city. While the Caravelle played its part in Vietnam's war history and is still very atmospheric, after a complete overhaul in 1998, the only reminders of that time are pictures that decorate the hotel interior. The renovation included the addition of a new 24 storey tower and the hotel now has 335 elegant guest rooms, an outdoor free form swimming pool and all the facilities you would expect from a modern hotel. All the rooms and suites are comfortably furnished decorated using a relaxing combinations of creams and greens, and most have wonderful views.

Access 15mn drive from airport (8km). Centrally located in business, shopping and entertainment district Accommodation 335 rooms and suites

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Grand Hotel, Vietnam

GRAND HOTEL

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8 Dong Khoi Street District 1 Ho Chi Minh City Viet Nam www.grandsaigonhotel.com

Since 1930 the Grand Hotel has stood as a beacon of luxury living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and that same decadence is alive and well in the 21st century. Perfectly situated in the midst of Saigon, this popular property features an old and new wing, colonial architecture and corner location on Saigon’s most famous street, Dong Khoi. The unmistakeable architecture and the towering, illuminated pastel dome of this appropriately named hotel bursts from the scenery. One cannot help but be wowed by the lavish marble entrance hall and lobby, and this level of traditional sophistication extends into your room. Each is laid out with elegant linens, high-class furnishings, and spacious marble bathrooms and baths. The Grand features a beautiful indoor pool and health club, surrounded by the same decadent indoor architecture as the rest of the hotel. Guests can enjoy the sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and massage and beauty services to ease their stresses away. Access 25mn drive from airport (8km). 5mn drive to city centre (1km) Accommodation 230 rooms and suites

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Park Hyatt, Vietnam

PARK HYATT

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2 Lam Son Square District 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam www.saigon.park.hyatt.com

When you’re visiting a city as hectic as Saigon you need to know that you’re going to have a place to retreat to, a place that will help you recover from your explorations, a place just like the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel. Overlooking the elegant Opera House, this relatively new hotel is a sparkling ivory-coloured oasis in the city. The bold exterior echoes the colonial architecture of the Opera House and fit harmoniously with the historical square. Muted colours, soft lighting and rich silks combine with local art, with rooms designed to feel like a luxury Vietnam residence. Pull back the sheets on your king-size bed and immerse yourself in the cozy terrycloth robe. The sunshine of downtown Ho Chi Minh City fills each room, highlighting the rich wood and upholstery of the Colonial decor. The spacious, colonial style rooms offer either a city or stunning pool view. The hotel comes alive at night when the piano bar and the two stylish restaurants attract a lively crowd. Access 45mn drive from airport (7km). Centrally located in district 1 within walking distance of historical centre. Accommodation 244 rooms and suites

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Renaissance Riverside, Vietnam

RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE

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8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street District 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam www.marriott.com

Ideally located in the heart of Saigon's business and entertainment district, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers warm hospitality, first-class amenities and incredible panoramic views of the Saigon River. Managed by Mariott Group, this hotel boasts the most stunning view of the river Pamper yourself in a newly refurbished club room with sweeping views of the Saigon River or of the city you are getting to know. After a day of sightseeing, take a dip in our rooftop pool and relax on our sun-soaked poolside terrace. Later, enjoy a drink in the Atrium Lounge, a leisurely dinner at Kabin Chinese Restaurant or dine in our Riverside CafĂŠ for Western and Vietnamese culinary delights. Spacious guestrooms are well appointed with luxurious bedding for a restful sleep.

Access 40mn drive from airport (8km).15mn walking distance from historical centre Accommodation 336 rooms and suites

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Ancient House, Vietnam

ANCIENT HOUSE

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377 Cua Dai Road Hoi An Town Vietnam www.ancienthouseresort.com

Situated by the banks of the Thu Bon river, the hotel is modelled around a 200 year old ancient Chinese merchant's house. Basing on Hoi An's long history and mix of cultures, the Ancient House Resort is built with special style of the town's ancient houses giving impression of a village with its very natural landscape, houses roofed by claytile and decorated by round and rectangular Chinese lanterns. The house itself is located at the back of the resort and the Vietnamese family who live there still produce around 200 kilograms of rice noodles in the house a day using traditional methods. The resort's rooms are simple and elegant in design and most have a private balcony or terrace area overlooking the lush, tropical gardens. A special care of the individual senses and feelings has been taken to provide to each guest a warm and restful environment.

Access 30mn drive from Danang Airport (35km). 20mn walking to Hoi An historical centre Accommodation 52 rooms and suites

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Anantara, Vietnam

ANANTARA

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1 Pham Hong Thai Street Hoi An City Quang Nam Province Vietnam www.hoi-an.anantara.com

The hotel occupies a superb location by the scenic river, a short stroll from the colourful and bustling ancient town of Hoi An. Touches of French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese decor add to the distinct ambience and atmosphere in the resort. Each room is decorated with elegant blends of European and Asian styles and includes a private porch or terrace area with views over either the river or gardens. Designed with a fusion of graceful European and tropical Asian styles, a host of modern comforts provides a luxurious home away from home, full of enchanting local inspirations. A distinctive and spacious split level layout comprises an upper bedroom and bathroom, and a lower lounge opening onto a porch with two comfortable day beds, offering ideal spaces for relaxation

Access 30mn drive from Danang airport (35km). Walking distance to Hoi An Old Quarter Accommodation 93 rooms and suites

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The Nam Hai, Vietnam

THE NAM HAI

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Dien Duong Village Dien Ban District Hoi An City Vietnam www.thenamhai.com

The Nam Hai resort on an undisturbed stretch of Ha My Beach is a fusion of true luxury, modernity and Vietnamese spirit. Winner of numerous international travel awards for five years in a row, the resort offers guests a very special five-star holiday in Vietnam. Each occupies its own section of landscaped gardens and boasts views of the east sea and nearby Cham Islands. Inspired by thousands of years of history and tradition, The Nam Hai's villas are a breathtaking sight, spiced up with stunning interior design which plays on two of the Earth's main elements, wind and water. Elegant, subtle, and original, they create a magical, dream-like ambience which you will endlessly enjoy. Resort amenities include gourmet restaurants, multiple infinity swimming pools, gym, tropical spa and extensive recreational facilities to offer guests a haven for every holiday desire. Access 30mn drive from Danang airport. 10mn drive to Hoi An centre Accommodation 100 rooms

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Victoria Hoi An, Vietnam

VICTORIA HOI AN

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Cua Dai Beach Hoi An City Quang Nam Province Vietnam www.victoriahotels.asia

Set on the ivory sands of a paradise beach and conveniently located just a short drive away from Danang International Airport and the UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An, this top resort is ideal for couples seeking romance. Tastefully designed rooms reflect the Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese influence in the town's architecture. The resort replicates a traditional fishing village with intricate streets, small ponds and traditional style village houses with red clay-tiled roofs. The spacious rooms open out onto the gardens and it makes a really relaxing base to explore the city. You can enjoy a superb array of activities including windsurfing, kayaking and scuba diving at this five star hotel. To complete your workout routine whilst on holiday, there are also a superb fully equipped fitness centre and several tennis courts. For those not wanting to be in the heart of the town but close enough to pop in at any time, the Victoria Hoi An makes the perfect choice. Access 30mn drive from Danang airport (30km). 10mn drive to Hoi An historical centre (5km) Accommodation 109 rooms and suites

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Ana Mandara Hue, Vietnam

ANA MANDARA HUE

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An Hai Village Phu Vang District Thuan An Town Vietnam www.anamandarahue-resort.com

Out on a long spit of land graced with a sandy strand forming the barrier behind which lies South East Asia’s largest lagoon you will find one of Vietnam’s best beach resort hotels. The Ana Mandara is located 15km east of the ancient capital of Hue and much of its architecture and interior room design is inspired by the opulence of Imperial’s City’s monuments. Upon mounting a stone staircase from the top of which water bursts forward in fountains of urns you enter a wide open hall fit for an emperor. Ahead of you is a long ornamental infinity pool and beyond that the boundless ocean. All rooms offer great views of either the beach or sea. Fitted out with dark wood finishs and fine textures, the most exclusive pool villas have their own 48sqm, swimming pools.

Access 20mn drive from Hue centre. 45mn drive from Hue airport Accommodation 78 rooms

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La Residence, Vietnam

LA RESIDENCE

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5 Le Loi Street Hue City Vietnam www.la-residence-hue.com

The graceful Art Deco building was once the residence of the French governor of Central Vietnam and has been converted into a stunning hotel in a prime position on the banks of the Perfume River. Ideally located opposite the Imperial Palace, the hotel boasts outstanding views of both the Ancient Citadel and the Forbidden City. The guest rooms have been designed with a combination of Colonial charm, modern earthy shades, and Asian opulence. The hotel’s signature suites in the original mansion building are truly spectacular, each individually designed with four-poster beds, beautiful art deco furniture and spacious terraces. The elegantly-designed 90foot swimming pool is at river height giving the illusion of merging into the Perfume River. Belonging to Mcgallery Collection by Accor group, this stylish heritage hotel is a chic retreat in historic Hue

Access 45mn drive from Hue airport. Centrally located in Hue centre. Walking distance to the Royal Citadel Accommodation 122 rooms and suites

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Pilgrimage Village, Vietnam

PILGRIMAGE VILLAGE

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130 Minh Mang Road Hue City Vietnam www.pilgrimagevillage.com

The charm of this unique Vietnamese property is its tranquility and design, a sense of the past in an updated rustic village setting, with cottages spread around a number of pools and fishing ponds. Surrounded by tranquil gardens, the resort offers a harmonious balance of natural environment and local culture, modern art concept and traditional style. With the authenticity of a traditional Vietnamese village, this resort is known for its tranquility and hospitality, providing a relaxing idyll for young families, or honeymooners. All the generously sized rooms, villas and bungalows have 2 balconies and enjoy picturesque views of the Vietnamese countryside. Each room features hardwood floors, comfortable furnishings with spice-coloured accents, and elegant dĂŠcor. Touches like this, along with bamboo detailing, make for a comfortable but refreshingly exotic experience.

Access 20mn drive from Hue airport (15km). 10mn drive from Hue centre (3km) Accommodation 99 rooms

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Saigon Morin, Vietnam

SAIGON MORIN

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30 Le Loi Street Hue City Vietnam www.morinhotel.com.vn

Originally built in 1901, the hotel was the first of its kind in Central Vietnam and it still retains its French Colonial charm. With over a 100 years of history the Morin has played an active part in Vietnamese historical events, many of which are reflected in the fascinating black and white photographs displayed around the hotel. The property was the first choice of celebrities, intrepid adventurers and discerning travellers in the colonial era. After a significant renovation in 1997, the hotel has been restored to its former glory and now has a swimming pool and spacious rooms with high ceilings, dark wooden floors and period furniture. All of the rooms and suites are full of light, many with views over the Perfume River. Immediately opposite the Perfume River and Trang Tien Bridge, the Saigon Morin provides a real taste of French-colonial charm in an excellent location.

Access 45mn drive from Hue airport. Centrally located in Hue centre. Walking distance to the Royal Citadel Accommodation 184 rooms and suites

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Anantara Mui Ne, Vietnam

ANANTARA MUI NE

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Mui Ne Beach, KM10 Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City Vietnam www.mui-ne.anantara.com

16km long, Mui Ne is one of the most unspoiled beaches in all of South East Asia. Relax away from the urban buzz of Vietnam’s cosmopolitan hubs, basking in seaside serenity and luxurious moments defined by the legendary Anantara. Breathe deeply and allow the knots in your neck to flow into the masseuse’s hands as any remaining tension from your travels throughout Vietnam’s busy streets – or simply the journey here – is soothed away. A beachfront infinity pool is the perfect place to spend lazy days, while rooms are airy and spacious, decorated with clean, deep-coloured woods and bright vibrant textiles. Lean your head back and gaze out at an expanse of inspirational sea, explore the nearby sand dunes, or stay closer to your accommodations and simply explore all that this property has to offer: a perfect pool, Anantara Spa, L’Anmien Restaurant, the Wine Room… and so much more.

Access 4h drive from Ho Chi Minh airport Accommodation 89 rooms and suites

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Cham Villas, Vietnam

CHAM VILLAS

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32 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street Ham Tien Ward Phan Thiet City Vietnam www.chamvillas.com

Cham Villas was created by a German-Vietnamese couple and opened in 2004. Set in one hectare of lush tropical gardens, Cham Villas is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle, to chill out and be pampered. By integrating artefacts representing Vietnam’s historic Cham era into the design of the garden and villas, the resort creates a unique atmosphere of total detachment and relaxation. Cham Villas occupies a prime beachfront location in the sleepy resort town of Mui Ne, close to Phan Thiet. Immaculately kept and preserved, this tropical beach resort is worthy of particular mention for its overall service and location, providing a laid back alternative to some of the larger resorts. Spacious and comfortable, the thatched villas have tiled floors, elaborate bathrooms and private balconies. The property has a fabulous long swimming pool. Surrounded by tropical plants and shaded sun loungers, the green tiles give the water an alluring and inviting feel Access 4h drive from Ho Chi Minh City. 10km from Phan Thiet city Accommodation 18 rooms

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Victoria Phan Thiet, Vietnam

VICTORIA PHAN THIET

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Km 9 Phu Hai Ward Phan Thiet City Vietnam www.victoriahotels.asia

Touching the shores of South China Sea on one of Vietnam's most breathtaking beaches, Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to a truly special holiday experience. The palm tree-surrounded white sandy beach also boasts sand dunes, where rare exotic flora and fauna flourish. Stay in one of the spacious and cosy Vietnamese country house-style bungalows decorated with Vietnamese teak furniture, silk cushions and other hand-made decor details. Each bungalow features an al fresco shower in your own private garden. There is also a hammock in the seafacing patio, from which you can watch those romantic sunsets accompanied by the calming sound of the waves. The resort is one of the area’s leading resorts in terms of service and accommodation. If there is any criticism it would be that it is a little isolated and eating out at night will require a short taxi ride to the many restaurants and bars, but that said its isolation is one of its main draw points as it’s a perfect place for relaxing after visiting the often hectic cities of Hanoi and Saigon. Access 4h drive from Ho Chi Minh City (200km). Accommodation 57 rooms

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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

SIX SENSES NINH VAN BAY

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Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hoa Ward Nha Trang City Vietnam

www.sixsenses.com

At Six Senses Ninh Van Bay you'll experience the legendary beauty of Vietnam's most pristine beaches at your own private pool villa overlooking the East Sea. The property is a real ‘off the beaten track’ luxury hotel, designed to provide its guests with the ultimate in decadence and relaxation. The rustic-chic villas provide generous personal space and present an uncompromised standard of luxury, each having a private plunge pool and butler.All of the villas feature traditional Vietnamese architecture (think gleaming teak wood) and are built on a lush jungle-covered hill overlooking the white-sand beaches of the resort's own secluded bay, which can only be accessed by boat. Some feature their own private beach access while others are nestled amid unique rock formations just above the bay's gorgeous coral reef, the perfect launch pad for snorkeling enthusiasts.

Access 45mn flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang City. From the airport, 1h drive to Nha Trang centre (35km) and from here 20mn boat to the resort (17km) Accommodation 58 rooms

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An Lam, Vietnam

AN LAM

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Ninh Van Bay Nha Trang City Vietnam www. anlam.com

An Lam Ninh Van Bay is the most recent ultimate luxury resort to come to Vietnam and opened in 2011. Set amongst tropical forests, mountains, studded with huge granite boulders, and of course a stunning white sandy beach, it easy to not want to leave this resort. The resort philosophy is all about privacy, flawless service, top notch food and going out of their way to make your stay extra special, be that, butler service in your villa, a gourmet hamper for beach time, or guided nature trail walk. If you aren't just looking to relax, then you'll find a fully equipped gym, library, all kinds of watersports, mountain biking and scuba diving, so especially great for children as well. For those who wish to relax, the resort has a spa which can offer a variety of indulgent treatments.

Access 45mn flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang City. From the airport, 1h drive to Nha Trang centre (35km). from here 15mn by speed boat to the resort (16km) Accommodation 35 rooms

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La Veranda, Vietnam

LA VERANDA

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Tran Hung Dao Street Duong Dong Beach Phu Quoc Island Vietnam www.mgallery.com

Visit Le Veranda and discover a historic French mansion set against a backdrop of idyllic island scenery and unspoiled white sandy beaches. Situated on the south coast of the beautiful island of Phu Quoc, Le Veranda offers its guests panoramic ocean views from their luxury accommodation. The perfect resort for an unforgettable Vietnam holiday, Le Veranda boasts its own private island just a short boat ride from the premises. Recalling the elegance and ease of a French colonial seaside mansion, rooms and suites are surrounded by tropical gardens at La Veranda Resort. Dark woods, cream linens, mosaic tiles, and large terraces with sweeping views are just some of the details one can expect from accommodations here.

Access 50mn flight from Ho Chi Minh City. 10mn drive from Phu Quoc airport (4km) Accommodation 43 rooms and suites

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Chen Sea Resort, Vietnam

CHEN SEA RESORT

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32 Le Loi Chau Doc Town An Giang Province Vietnam www.victoriahotels.asia

The Victoria Chau Doc hotel sits on the banks of the Bassac River in a region famed for its unique floating markets, villages and fish farms. Deep in the Mekong Delta, the elegant Victoria has 92 rooms and four junior suites with views of the fascinating river life. Dining at the hotel is a treat as the property's restaurants are overseen by talented Vietnamese Chef Pham Van Quang, an expert in the exceptional cuisines of Vietnam's diverse regions. The hotel's Bassac Restaurant has magnificent river views (particularly at sunrise) and offers a range of European and Vietnamese cuisine as well as barbecues on its riverbank terrace. Experience a gastronomical journey through Vietnam with a visit to a traditional cooking class in a Cham village or on Le Jarai, a traditional rice barge which will take you on a cruise between Long Xuyen to Chau Doc.

Access 7 hours driving from Ho Chi Minh International Airport Accommodation 92 rooms and suites

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Victoria Sapa, Vietnam

VICTORIA SAPA

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Xuan Vien Street Sapa Town Lao Cai Province Vietnam www.victoriahotels.asia

The Victoria Sapa Resort is the only luxury resort in Northern Vietnam. Perched majestically above the picturesque town of Sapa, and set amidst mountainous highlands and rolling valleys, the sumptuous accommodation and facilities add a special edge to a visit to this spectacular part of the country. The property was built in the style of a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden dĂŠcor and a stone hearth fireplace. The hotel has excellent views across Sapa town and the surrounding countryside. With 77 elegantly designed and sumptuously fitted guest rooms, the Victoria Sapa is small enough to feel intimate yet large enough to be grand. All feature heaters for the cold months, private balconies and creature comforts.

Access Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (10h) . Then 1h drive from Lao Cai to Sapa (32km). Hotel is centrally located in Sapa town Accommodation 77 rooms and suites

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Topas Ecolodge, Vietnam

TOPAS ECOLODGE

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24 Muong Hoa road Ban Den village Lao Cai Province Vietnam www.topasecolodge.com

In a stunning rural location in the northern highlands of Vietnam lies the impressive Topas Eco Lodge; a property with sound principles concerning sustainable tourism. A bold and charming development, it brings a new face to accommodation and activity options around the picturesque and popular north-western town of Sapa. Surrounded by lush paddy fields, the lodge sits on the top of two conical hills deep inside the Sapa Valley. The villas spread in a circular fashion around the hill and afford contrasting views of the valleys and villages below. Each is comfortably and creatively designed and lets in plentiful natural light. The stone-walled villas are furnished in a minimal style, with private balconies, tiled bathrooms with hot water and interior seating. Solar panels heat the water and provide electricity for the lights. The lodge is a great place to really get away from it all. Life around the lodge is colourful and intriguing with the minority tribal communities of Black Hmong, Tay and Red Dao going about their daily lives.

Access Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (10h). Then 1h45mn drive from Lao Cai (53km) Accommodation 25 rooms

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Knai Bang Chatt, Cambodia

KNAI BANG CHATT

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Phum Thmey Sangkat Prey Thom Khan Kep Kep City Kingdom of Cambodia www.knaibangchatt.com

This highly secluded resort sits on the seafront within well groomed gardens just a ten minute stroll from the small fishing village of Kep. In years past, Kep was the beach destination of choice for French colonials and Cambodian high society and the spirit of a bygone era has been elegantly recaptured. Knai Bang Chatt seamlessly combines striking art-deco design with traditional Cambodian artifacts and antiques. The individually decorated rooms, housed in three separate villas, are linked with open walkways and staircases which creates a wonderfully airy feel. The villas are designed with large terraces open to breathtaking views of the sea and islands. Designed as an exclusive getaway, there are no televisions, phones or minibars in the room so that guests can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. With only a limited number of rooms, guests are very well looked after with an attentive team of staff and butler service. Access 2h30 drive from Phnom Penh (175km) Accommodation 18 rooms

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Veranda Resort, Cambodia

VERANDA RESORT

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Thmey Village Prey Thom Commune Kep City Kingdom of Cambodia www.veranda-resort.com

Veranda Natural Resort represents a light and unobtrusive feeling. A high-end nature retreat on a quiet hillside of Kep National Park, mere minutes from the beach, the resort presents a unique concept with raised wooden walkways, stonewalls surrounding by stunning natural beauty. This resort could be a little too basic some but if you like rustic, charming retreats full of character and charm The Veranda is a great choice for a few days rest and relaxation after a tour . The resort is unlike any other found in this region and provides a completely different environment to other hotels on the south coast. It is more about personalized comfort and design combining with natural inside dÊcor from the surrounding nature. The accommodation itself is simple, but tastefully decorated and private, with some rooms offering good views of the area and coastline. Most of the entrance is with private entrance doors before enter to your rooms/bungalows. The floors and walls are made with different natural texture, from stones, shells, woods, bamboos‌ Access 2h30 drive from Phnom Penh Accommodation 19 rooms

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Cambodia

RAFFLES LE ROYAL

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92 Rukha Vithei Daun Penh Sangkat Wat Phnom Phnom Penh City Kingdom of Cambodia www.raffles.com

Located in the heart of the city Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal evokes images of a bygone era. Raffles Hotel Le Royal is one of Phnom Penh's premier historic properties. First established in 1929, the hotel hosted an international clientele comprising globetrotters and adventurers, writers and journalists, royalty and dignitaries. Reopened in 1997 after a careful restoration, the grand historic hotel fulfils all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel with its facilities and amenities, but imparts an old-world charm through its style and decor. The hotel has 170 rooms and suites, each tastefully appointed with art deco country style furnishings and Cambodian objet d’art, reflecting the period architectural theme. The Main Building, carefully restored and refurbished to original architectural style, is complemented by new wings of the same architectural inspiration.

Access 20mn drive from airport. Centrally located in Phnom Penh centre Accommodation 170 rooms and suites

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Sofitel Phokeethra, Cambodia

SOFITEL PHOKEETHRA

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26 Sothearos Boulevard Sangkat Tonle Bassac Phnom Penh City Kingdom of Cambodia www.sofitel.com

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra is set riverside amongst landscaped gardens in the old quarter of the city. This stunning well located 12 storey colonial style hotel is close to key attractions, embassies and the central business district. The hotel is designed by Choochart Polakit with a French colonial flair mixed with Cambodian architecture and provides many facilities to exceed guests’ satisfaction. Hardwood floors and a colonial-influenced aesthetic evoke a timeless refinement in each luxury hotel room and suite. Guests enjoy a riverside setting minutes from landmarks and attractions like the Royal Palace, National Museum and Sisowath Quay.

Access 20mn drive from airport (7km). Centrally located in city centre Accommodation 201 rooms and suites

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Amanjaya, Cambodia

AMANJAYA

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1 Sisowath quay, corner street 154 Phnom Penh City Kingdom of Cambodia www.amanjaya-pancam-hotel.com

Amanjaya boasts one of the best locations in all of Phnom Penh with views from private balconies overlooking the Tonle River and Wat Ounalom. Step outside and you are in the heart of the bustling riverfront restaurant and bar region of the city that truly comes alive at night. The hotel features some of the largest rooms in all of Phnom Penh, all of which are decorated in traditional Khmer style with Cambodian artifacts, antiques, silk and teak furnishings. The hotel offers spacious king-bedded suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and separate wood partitioned shower rooms. Junior Suites, floored and furnished in Cambodian rosewood, have stunning views of the Tonle Sap River from their private balconies. Panoramic Suites feature large private balconies overlooking the vast confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap Rivers. The exquisitely furnished Suites have views of the Wat Ounalom and offer abundance of living space. Access 20mn drive from airport (12km). Centrally located in city centre Accommodation 21 suites

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The Pavillion, Cambodia

THE PAVILLION

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227, Street 19 Phnom Penh City Kingdom of Cambodia www.thepavilion.asia

The versatile mixture of international elements and Cambodian insertions, together with a good planning and general organization make The Pavilion one of the most popular accommodation solutions in Phnom Penh. The room offer is extensive and the general feeling is that you stay in a colonial house, yet benefiting from contemporary amenities. Queen Kossamak, King Sihanouk's mother, reportedly built the main villa in the midtwenties. Living here brought her closer to the Royal Pagoda, where she often liked to pray. Her villa has now been turned into an intimate 20 room hotel, where guests can feel the true essence of Khmer hospitality At The Pavilion, they’re very careful with the details. Nothing is left behind, from special services, accessories, basic and extended comfort, color schemes (personalized to some extent), and even the integration of nature in the life of the hotel. Access 20mn drive from airport (12km). Centrally located in city centre Accommodation 20 rooms

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Amansara, Cambodia

AMANSARA

*****

Road to Angkor Siem Reap City Kingdom of Cambodia www.amanresorts.com

This former royal retreat was built by French architect, Laurent Mondet, in 1962 for King Sihanouk to accommodate visitors unable to stay at the royal residence nearby. Dignitaries like former French President Charles de Gaulle, Jacqueline Kennedy, former Yugoslavian President Josep Broz Tito and actor Peter O’Toole graced this architectural gem in its heyday. When Aman Resorts took over the former guest house of King Sihanouk, they raised the bar for hotels in Siem Reap to extraordinary levels. Quintessentially ’60s in character, it featured cool, low-slung chalets spaced around an irregular-shaped swimming pool and a shady lawn. All 24 suites are spacious and open planned with a free standing bath and a sunbathed private courtyard - the ones with pools are particularly beautiful. Each suite has unlimited access to its exclusive driver and remork - or motorcycle carriage - to explore the town and ruins. Clean, modern lines and muted tones in the guest rooms reinforce the peaceful atmosphere. There really is no better place to stay in Siem Reap. Access 15mn from Siem Reap airport. 10 minutes from the gateway to the great temples of Angkor Accommodation 24 suites

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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Cambodia

RAFFLES GRAND HOTEL D’ANGKOR

*****

1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle Khum Svay Dang Kum Siem Reap City Kingdom of Cambodia www.raffles.com

Since the early 1930s, a visit to the ancient temples of Angkor has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Now sensitively restored, the hotel's renewed style and modernity complement the mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never before. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, guests will appreciate the old-world Cambodian grandeur infused with the best of modern comforts. Set within 15 acres of beautifully landscaped French gardens and offering a fine array of bars and restaurants and an award-winning spa. The hotel has just 119 guest rooms and suites, each elegantly appointed with artdeco style furnishings and Cambodian objets d'art, reflecting the period architectural theme. The Main Building, carefully restored and refurbished to its original architectural style, is complemented by new wings of the same architectural inspiration.

Access 15mn drive from airport. 10mn drive to Angkor temples (8km). 15mn walking to Siem Reap night market Accommodation 119 rooms and suites

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La Residence d’Angkor, Cambodia

LA RESIDENCE D’ANGKOR

*****

River Road Siem Reap City Kingdom of Cambodia

www.residencedangkor.com

A riverside haven of lush walled gardens and quiet luxury, just minutes from Angkor Wat, one of the world's greatest architectural wonders: This is La Résidence d'Angkor. Run by the Orient Express Hotels group and set amidst a landscape of lush gardens, Khmer-style La Residence d'Angkor's 63 spacious rooms and suites are decorated in cotton, bamboo, wood, and jewel-toned silk. They all boast floor-toceiling windows, large baths. All rooms have a terrace overlooking the pool, the river or tropical gardens. This fantastic resort offers a wide range of superb amenities including a large seawater swimming pool decorated with a handcrafted mosaic and embraced by exuberant tropical greenery, presented as an homage to the nearby Baray pools.

Access 20mn drive from airport. 15mn drive to Angkor temples. 10mn walking to Siem Reap night market Accommodation 63 rooms and suites

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Victoria Angkor, Cambodia

VICTORIA ANGKOR

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Central Park Siem Reap City Kingdom of Cambodia www.victoriahotels.asia

This enchanting hotel has been designed to be in total harmony with its natural surroundings in the heart of Siem Reap, opposite the Royal Park. The hotel has a history dating back to the 1930's and there are many touches to remind you of bygone days around the place. All rooms and suites all have distinctive touches synonymous with the specialist Indochina Victoria Hotel chain. Each room has beautiful wooden floors, stylish furniture, exclusive fabrics and original decorative artefacts that give an incomparable feeling of relaxation. Each room has a balcony facing either swimming pool or the lush tropical gardens. There are pretty gardens for relaxing in and the hotel has some vintage cars which can be booking for tours and transport. With a choice of two restaurants the dining options include fine French cuisine and local Khmer specialities, and the spacious and breezy bar is a relaxing place to wind down at the end of the evening. Facilities at the hotel include a contemporary style Spa and a large saltwater swimming pool. Access 15mn drive from airport. 10mn drive to Angkor temples. 15mn walking to Siem Riep night market Accommodation 129 rooms and suites

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Tara Angkor, Cambodia

TARA ANGKOR

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Vithei Charles de Gaulle Siem Reap City Kingdom of Cambodia www.taraangkorhotel.com

The Tara Angkor is a modern hotel with a traditional Cambodian twist. Opened in late 2007, the modern Tara Angkor is ideally located for exploring the temples of the ancient kingdom of Angkor. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Angkor en-route to the temple complex entrance, a short tuk-tuk ride from the centre of town. The property is functional, comfortable and excellent value for money. Rooms are divided into two main categories - Deluxe and Superior whilst there are also a variety of suites. All the rooms and suites are decorated in a sharp, modern Khmer style with all the usual amenities you would expect from a hotel of this size and quality. The hotel has a good range of facilities. A swimming pool is particularly important in Siem Reap and the Tara Angkor's 115 square metre pool & jacuzzi is great to cool off in after a day marvelling at the temples.

Access 15mn drive from airport. 10mn drive to Angkor temples. 3mn tuk tuk drive to Siem Reap night market Accommodation 206 rooms and suites

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Song Saa Island, Cambodia

SONG SAA ISLAND

*****

Song Saa Island Sihanouville region Kingdom of Cambodia www.songsaa.com

Song-Saa Private Island is a super exclusive resort built in the pristine Koh Rong archipelago covering two islands connected by a footbridge and surrounded by a marine reserve. The name ‘Song Saa’ itself means ‘Sweethearts’ in Khmer, and the resort is thus perfectly set up as one of Cambodia’s best luxury destinations for honeymooners and couples alike Song Saa Private Island is a secluded, romantic and lavish resort hidden within lush and stunning scenery that will take your breath away. Spanning across two islands – Koh Ouen and Koh Bong – this unique and spectacular resort is connected by a footbridge that crosses a marine reserve teeming with rare underwater life. There are 27 eco-friendly villas to choose from, some over the water, some hidden within the gorgeous tropical hillsides that overlook the ocean. This is heavenly, uninterrupted bliss.

Access 3h drive from Phnom Penh airport to Sihanoukville Port. Then 30mn by boat from Sihanoukville port Accommodation 27 villas

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Amantaka, Laos

AMANTAKA

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Ban Thongchaleun 55/53 Kingkitsarath Rd Luang Prabang Laos www.amanresorts.com

Aman's eagerly anticipated resort opened its doors in the late summer of 2009. The graceful French-colonial buildings that house Amantaka are steeped in history, previously the site was the old provincial hospital before Aman acquired the 32 buildings in 2005, ten of which are protected by UNESCO world heritage status. The design of the mansions has been masterminded by the renowned architect Pascal Trahan. He has stayed loyal to the traditional style of Lao architecture, but thrown in some colonial touches too. Now fully restored in line with UNESCO requirements, Amantaka is home to 24 sumptuous and well equipped suites clustered around a central, leafy courtyard. Each of the suites has access to private outside veranda space and some boast Luang Prabang's only private pools.

Access 10mn drive from airport. Walking distance to Luang Prabang centre Accommodation 24 suites

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Residence Phouvao, Laos

RESIDENCE PHOUVAO

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3 PO Box 50 Luang Prabang Laos

www.residencephouvao.com

Stunning views and tranquil moments are in store at the incomparable La Residence Phou Vao, an intimate hotel nestled on over seven acres of sloping landscape overlooking Mount Phou Si. This is the only hotel in Luang Prabang built on Phou Vao Hill, which means the hill of the kites. Only the Phousi temple on the opposite hill is higher. As befits the name, up here you are brushed by gentle cooling breezes and you also get wide verandahs, elegant interiors and panoramic views over the surrounding lush countryside and the sacred mountains on which pagodas and shrines are glimmers of gold among the green. Offering a unique and peaceful atmosphere, La Residence Phou Vao is the embodiment of luxury. Graciously-appointed rooms are styled using local materials – the shimmering rosewood of the furniture contrasts brilliantly with the rich, natural cotton fabrics. Your spacious accommodations include a magnificent free-form marble bathtub. Your private terrace or balcony provides spectacular views of the forest canopy and distant mountains or the vast gardens and pool on the grounds. Access 10mn drive from airport (4km). 2km to Luang Prabang centre Accommodation 34 rooms and suites

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Maison Souvannaphoum, Laos

MAISON SOUVANNAPHOUM

*****

Chao Fa Ngum Street Banthatluang Luang Prabang Laos www.angsana.com

Once home to Laotian royalty this boutique property, which is part of the Angsana group, offers a colonial style experience with a touch of the contemporary. Set in beautiful gardens yet just a short walk from the night market, temples and bars and restaurants of the town this hotel is perfect for those who love to explore. Most of the hotel's 25 rooms are located in the Garden Wing, which was completely renovated in 2012. All rooms have been updated with a touch of the contemporary and bathrooms are now neutral and stylish. For a more historic feel, opt for one of the luxurious suites located in the original 'La Residence' building, all of which were formerly resided in by the Queen, the Prince and Princess. A menu of another sort, dedicated to the health, is offered in the Angsana Spa. Nestled amidst a picturesque garden, the spa offers an award-winning blend of Asian-inspired treatments. The Maison focuses on the power of aromatherapy and touch to relax, rejuvenate and heal both bodies and minds. Access 15mn drive from airport. 5mn walking to Luang Prabang historical centre Accommodation 25 rooms

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Villa Maly, Laos

VILLA MALY

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Thatluang Road Luang Prabang Laos www.villa-maly.com

The garden neighbourhood in Luang Prabang is where the boutique hotels blossom. One of the newest is Villa Maly, built round the 1938 residence of Prince Khamtam. The historic home Plumeria, which means 'frangipani' in Lao, has been painstakingly restored to retain its original colonial charm. The 33 guest rooms and suites are scattered across other low rise colonial buildings. You'll find all the classic colonial features here: wooden floors, four-poster beds, mahogany armoires and swirling ceiling fans. But there is also a large dose of Deco, in homage to the original mansion's heyday. All rooms come equipped with modern amenities, as well as small en-suite bathrooms with rain showers.

Villa Maly is situated in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the main Access historical attractions and places of interest. Set amidst tranquil gardens the boutique hoteldrive is anfrom idyllicairport. havenCentrally anchoredlocated by thein1938-built residence of Princess 5mn Luang Prabang historical centreKhampieng and Prince Khamtan. The hotel is set around the historic home, now known as Plumeria (frangipani) with seven additional buildings – each as intimate and Accommodation comfortable as the annexes of a family compound. The ambiance is residential, as if 33 onerooms were staying in a private villa. The pool of black and white mosaic tile is framed by an exquisite deck of tropical hardwood.

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Satri House, Laos

SATRI HOUSE

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057 Photisarath Road Ban That Luang Luang Prabang Laos www.satrihouse.com

This charming boutique hotel dates back to the turn of the 20th century when it was the royal residence of Prince Souphanouvong. Satri means 'House of Women' and it is a woman, Lamphoune Voravongsa who has put it all together. Returning from exile in France she set up a successful jewellery and silk business in Vientiane. When she spotted this colonial mansion in a state of disrepair the word 'boutique' got a new meaning for her - as in 'boutique retreat'. This traditional Lao house has been furnished with antiques, carving and curios. Satri House is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, designed with a style inspired by Lao culture and set in a truly relaxing environment. Here you can enjoy private moments to yourself and really unwind or sit and watch the everyday life of local people from your balcony

Access 10mn drive from airport. 15mn walking to Luang Prabang historical centre Accommodation 31 rooms and suites

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3 Nagas, Laos

3 NAGAS

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Ban Vatnong Sakkaline Road Luang Prabang Laos www.3-nagas.com

Few hotels possess a better historic pedigree than the 3 Nagas Hotel in Luang Prabang’s Old Quarter. Restored in 2003, the 3 Nagas is an elegant boutique hotel located in the heart of the city. It is set in 3 UNESCO World Heritage buildings and blends contemporary Asian decor with the buildings of original architecture. Each of the 15 spacious rooms and suites is individually styled with wood, silk and traditional weavings creating a warm ambiance. All rooms and suites open onto spacious private terraces or verandahs overlooking the gardens or street, an ideal place to watch Luang Prabang life unfold while enjoying breakfast or afternoon tea. There are no televisions in any of the rooms but they do have all the other mod cons such as refrigerator, air –con, telephones and even in room internet access for those with their own laptop. There are two buildings on either side of the street and there are benefits to staying in either, the lobby and boutique are on one side but the rooms on the other side have access to the bigger of the gardens which overlooks the Nam Khan River. Access 10mn drive from airport. Centrally located in Luang Prabang historical centre Accommodation 15 rooms

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Settha Palace, Laos

SETTHA PALACE

*****

6 Pang Kham Street Vientiane Laos www.setthapalace.com

Providing an inviting alternative to the mass-produced chain hotel, the Settha Palace Hotel in central Vientiane welcomes guests into the beautifully restored elegance of the nineteen-thirties to enjoy today the craftsmanship, comfort and ambience of a luxury residence as it was at the height of French colonialism. This is one of those legendary hotels where its story is as enticing as its rooms. Built in 1932, it was once at the centre of French Colonial life in Vientiane; imagine elegant evenings and grand dances. The hotel has been refurbished at great personal expense to bring you the opulent Vientiane bolthole it is today - by far the most luxurious hotel in the city. Bedrooms feature high ceilings and rosewood four-poster beds covered with crisp white linen that sit on polished wooden floorboards. This is one of the few hotels in the city to boast a private pool, a wonderful place to unwind after a days sight seeing. The pool is nestled in a tropical garden amidst frangipani trees, and doormen usher arrivals into the cool serene lobby, with chandeliers hanging overhead.

Access 10mn drive from airport. Walking distance from Vientiane historical centre Accommodation 29 rooms and suites

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Green Park, Laos

GREEN PARK

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12 Khouvieng Road Vientiane Laos www.greenparkvientiane.com

Green Park Hotel is a new luxurious boutique hotel. This pretty resort draws on traditional local architecture with teak buildings and a framed roofs. Made from a collection of low rise polished wooden structures and peacefully tinkling water features, it is the perfect place to enjoy the laid back city. The separate 2 storey blocks are built around rectangular gardens, a swimming pool and a reflection pool. The Asian decor blends historic and traditional touches with a chic modern style, and amenities ensure a comfortable stay The hotel is a little out of the city centre which means it is especially quiet, although Vientiane isn't exactly a mad metropolis. All the main sites are just a short drive away.

Access 15mn drive from airport. 10mn walking from Talat Sao, the central market. Accommodation 34 rooms

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Ansara, Laos

ANSARA

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Quai Fa Ngum, Ban Vat Chan Tha Muang Chanthabury Vientiane Lao PDR www.ansarahotel.com

The hotel is based in a charming building and has the feel of a private home. It’s in a great locatioan tucked away down a small street yet in the heart of the city. The Ansara features just twelve rooms and two suites which are split into 3 quirkily named categories, the Savvy Rooms, Suite Affair & Suite Escape. Room design is a combination of traditional Laos and contemporary Asian style so the furniture is dark wood and the soft furnishings use woven silk with design features such as black and white photographs of Laos on the walls. Ansara is a great choice in Vientiane with welcoming staff, stylish rooms and a great location.

Access 10mn drive from airport. Centrally located in Vientiane historical centre Accommodation 14 rooms and suites

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Mandala Hotel, Laos

MANDALA HOTEL

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33 Unit 10, Ban Phiawat Sisattanak District Vientiane Laos www.mandalahotel.asia

The Mandala Boutique Hotel is located in a small side road away from the busy streets of Vientiane, but within walking distance to the city centre. As Vientiane changes, so does the property. Originally built as a private residence for a French family in the 1960s, the site became a school with up to 500 children in 1992 before it was turned into a hotel at the beginning of this century. Despite the changes, guests still can feel the privacy and comforts of home in each corner of the hotel. The four original buildings host 23 newly designed rooms and are surrounded by a green and cozy garden with seats under large shady trees.

Access 15mn drive from airport. 10mn drive from Vientiane historical centre Accommodation 23 rooms and suites

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