Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
East Bank of the Han River
There are only a handful of places across the Han River from central Da Nang. They offer a quieter location than the city centre, and most of the hotels take advantage of the beautiful river views. However, prices along the river are inflated, and the location is pretty inconvenient, as it puts you at a minimum 15-minute walk from any of the restaurants, bars or sights across the bridge. Conversely, it's not much closer to the beach really -- you'll still need to take a taxi or a xe om.
Best on this side of the river20 Tran Hung Dao, Da Nang
T: (0511) 393 1891; F: (0511) 393 1891
Despite being less convenient than hotels in town, the riverside hotels on Tran Hung Dao all seem to have inflated rates. Except for the Hai Vy, that is. The recently opened Hai Vy might be small, ... Read the full review of Hai Vy Hotel.
Cute hotel, good deal12-13 Tran Hung Dao, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3931 901; F: (0511) 3936 004
This is the first place along as you come off the Han River bridge from Da Nang and head north on Tran Hung Dao. It's an easy walk or bike ride into downtown Da Nang from here. Though the bright ... Read the full review of Mimosa Hotel.
Far from the action, but great viewsA30 Tran Hung Dao, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3946 666; F: (0511) 3945 246
Luxury hotels in Da Nang have an odd habit of picking slightly isolated locations. Sure, this one offers stunning views of the river, town, and the distant mountains and beach -- but its location ... Read the full review of The Da Nang Riverside Hotel.
Fine, but better next door21 Tran Hung Dao, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3936 155; F: (0511) 3936 157
The dark, cramped lobby is a prelude to the rooms, which are likewise dimly lit and rather stuffy. Though moderately comfortable, with good tile bathrooms, cable TVs, and fridges, the rooms are not ... Read the full review of Y Van Riverside Hotel.
For a city without many major attractions, Da Nang has loads and loads of hotels. Most are targeted toward midrange business travellers, but a few cheaper options are scattered around town. In general, hotel standards are high, and the city's hotel staff are among the friendliest in the country. The appearance of Minh Travel on Tran Phu means that true budget accommodation is now available in Da Nang's city centre, but book ahead if you want to snap up one of their 20 rooms in high season.
Rooms are a good deal92 Phan Chu Trinh, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3868 999; F: (0511) 3868 555
This nine-storey, three-star place is located on an urban peninsula between Phan Chu Trinh and Hoang Dieu streets, with entrances on both sides. Though decorated in garish strings of neon lights, the ... Read the full review of Pacific Hotel.
Your home away from home112/11 Quang Trung, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3896 386;
Located down a quiet alley, this 'boutique' hotel offers a great alternative for discriminating midrange travellers. Rooms are very spacious, warmly decorated, and a good deal for the price. They ... Read the full review of Le Bambino.
Decent midrange rooms05 Dong Da, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3821 021; F: (0511) 3895 285
Located at the north end of town, the Tourane doesn't offer a prime location but seems designed to provide a secluded refuge for high-end travellers. If you see a hotel as your cocoon from the ... Read the full review of Tourane Hotel.USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
Comfy, midrange rooms with river views68 Bach Dang, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3832 591; F: (0511) 3832 593
The Bamboo Green Riverside seems to be striving for a higher market -- perhaps competing with the more glamorous Riverside across the water. The rooms are plush, and decorated to an international ... Read the full review of Bamboo Green Riverside.
A little worn, but inviting112 Nguyen Chi Thanh St, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3823 254;
The Duy Hoang is a welcoming establishment with friendly staff and a convivial atmosphere. It's located in a central spot in downtown Da Nang, convenient for a number of local cafes and restaurants. ... Read the full review of Duy Hoang Hotel.
One of the best downtown options140 Phan Chu Trinh
T: (0511) 3843126; F: (0511) 3843 127
The Western family who spotted us checking out this hotel as they returned to their room promised us that it was a great place -- and they were right. This modern, spotlessly clean hotel offers the ... Read the full review of Prince 2 Hotel.USD 10 to 20 2 votes Flashpacker
Two hotels in one01-03 Dong Da, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3834 662; F: (0511) 3823 431
The Da Nang offers two hotels in one -- a two-star place closer to the water (though not close enough for any views) and a three-star place next door. Set in a sun-bleached concrete building, rooms ... Read the full review of Da Nang Hotel.
The president's favourite digs50 Bach Dang, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3823 649; F: (0511) 3821 659
This older, government-run, three-star outfit is one of the few places fitting that description that still maintains its standing as a good midrange deal. This huge hotel is right on the Han river, ... Read the full review of Bach Dang Hotel.
A bit dreary80 Tran Phu St, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3825 072; F: (0511) 3837 551
The row of clocks listing international hotels suggest that Vinapha aspires to have a bit of class -- it's just a shame that none of the faces have the correct time. Vinapha has a great central ... Read the full review of Vinapha Hotel.
Bad lobby, decent rooms56 Phau Chu Trinh, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3843 333; F: (0511) 3843 456
It would be tempting to back away from the Xuan Hung after checking out the lobby, which is dark, cramped, and crowded with tacky 'antiques'. But if you're willing to give the place a chance, you'll ... Read the full review of Xuan Hung Hotel.
An authentically Vietnamese choice194 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3825 626; F: (0511) 3825 626
This charming, decorously ageing place in a relatively quiet location struck us as a relic from a bygone era. We asked one of the staff how old it was. Old! she said, 15 years old! Well, we guess any ... Read the full review of Nhat Linh.
Ba Na Mountain
This mountain, about 45 km west of Da Nang, is usually visited as a daytrip, but you can also stay for the night. You won't exactly be spoiled for options -- there are only two hotels -- but the low visitor rate ensures you'll be able to snag a room. It's a great option if you're looking to escape the heat of China Beach -- since temperatures are often 10 degrees cooler than in Da Nang. May through July are the prime months for sunny whether and clear, panoramic views from the 1,478 metre peak. Once the rainy season starts in September the mountain is almost constantly shrouded in cloud, meaning that when you could be sunning on the sand down below, you'll be shivering in the drizzle up here. In November and December, the temperature plummets and there are frequent thunderstorms, and travel is not recommended. Note that if you're staying on Ba Na mountain, you'll need to pay an entrance fee at the base.
An atmospheric retreatBa Na Mountain
T: (0511) 791 504-214, (0983) 120 983;
The Le Nim Resort hasn't been thriving as a travel destination in recent years, but an effort is underway to once again make the mountain a spot for foreign visitors to spend part of their summer. We ... Read the full review of Le Nim Resort.
Unique but drearyBa Na Mountain
T: (0511) 3214 971; F: (0511) 3810 459
Guarded by a herd of concrete deer, this resort next to the giant Buddha offers rooms in a concrete longhouse and a basic bunker. Though the forested setting is rather atmospheric, the rooms are ... Read the full review of Ba Na By Night Resort.
Tien Sa Beach
There's just the one place to stay on Tien Sa Beach, providing a very local, Vietnamese resort experience seldom undertaken by foreigners.
The local's favouriteCang Tien Sa, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3921 502; F: (0511) 3922 481
The site of a Westerner on this beach really turns heads. With accommodation in retro A-frame bungalows, Tien Sa Resort looks a little like a 1950s roadside hotel. The bungalows aren't bad though, ... Read the full review of Tien Sa Beach Resort.
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