Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
For a city without many major attractions, Da Nang has loads of hotels. Most are targeted toward midrange business travellers and domestic tourists, but it's still one of the cheapest cities to base yourself in, with plenty of budget options -- decent, city-centre three-stars come in under $25, although there is a marked decline in quality and options for those on a lower budget. In general, hotel standards are high, and the city's hotel staff are among the friendliest in the country we've found. For location, the best places to look are river-facing Bach Dang or the parallel running Tran Phu Street from where most of the attractions, restaurants and nightlife are within a short walk.
Funtastic!115 Hai Phong, Da Nang
T: (0933) 601 669;
The Funtastic is the first and only international standard hostel in Da Nang. Situated nearer the train and bus stations than the riverfont (it's a good 20-minute power walk away), it makes a ... Read the full review of Funtastic Backpacker Hostel.Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
Rooms are a good deal160 Bach Dang, Da Nang
T: (0511) 356 6555; F: (0511) 356 6557
Built in 2013, the 28-room, nine-floor Happy Days is difficult to find fault with. Staff are fun and friendly and rooms are comfortable, clean and modern, with every home comfort from air-con through ... Read the full review of Happy Day Hotel.
Good quality, fair price142 Bach Dang, Da Nang
T: (0511) 388 6868; F: (0511) 384 3168
The Hoang Linh is a good example of the quality you can expect at this price for a centrally located Da Nang hotel. Built in 2011, this five-floor, 17-room hotel has perfectly appointed, clean ... Read the full review of Hoang Linh.
Just about lives up to its name162 Bach Dang, Da Nang
T: (0511) 322 2999;
Maybe they could have been a bit more creative with the name but Brilliant just about sums up this upscale hotel. Rooms verge on the boutique, with big comfortable linen-dressed beds, polished and ... Read the full review of The Brilliant Hotel.USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
Well located40 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Da Nang
T: 0511 3866777; F: 0511 3866800
Mayana is a relatively new Da Nang hotel and will be a certain hit for those looking for a cheap bolthole in the city but still with plenty of amenities and an occasional flourish — who doesn’t ... Read the full review of Mayana Hotel.
Comfy, midrange rooms with river views68 Bach Dang, Da Nang
T: (0511) 383 2591; F: (0511) 383 2593
The Bamboo Green Riverside was renovated in 2012, and the rooms are well maintained, bright, cheerful and decorated to an international standard with built-in furnishings, tubs in the bathroom and ... Read the full review of Bamboo Green Riverside.
Eccentric lobby, decent rooms56 Phau Chu Trinh, Da Nang
T: (0511) 384 3333; F: (0511) 384 3456
It would be tempting to back away from the Xuan Hung after checking out the lobby, which is dark, cramped and crowded with tacky oversized 'antiques' and a huge aquarium. But give the place a chance ... Read the full review of Xuan Hung Hotel.
East Bank of the Han River
The area across the Han River has been on the up since the 2013 opening of the impressive fire breathing Dragon Bridge, which provides both pedestrian and road access straight into the heart of Da Nang city. The best area to look for accommodation is river/city-facing Tran Hung Dao Street, which offers great views and a decent mix of budget to four-star hotels in a quieter neighbourhood than the late-night Bach Dang Street on the opposite side of the river. The beach is quite a trek from here (you'll need to cross highway 17, which carries all the industrial traffic), but a taxi will only cost a couple of dollars each way.
Environmentally friendly budget winner415 Tran Hung Dao, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3945 333; F: (0511) 3945 336
As the name suggests, the family-owned and -managed Dragon Hotel holds a prime riverside position overlooking the Dragon Bridge and city skyline. The owners here offer incredibly friendly service and ... Read the full review of Dragon Hotel.
Popular choice347-349 Tran Hung Dao St, Da Nang
T: (0511) 394 5658; F: (0511) 394 5656
If you like visiting aquariums then you'll love the lobby at Trendy, where it's wide-screen fish tanks all the way. As for accommodation, this three-star hotel is excellent for the price, with all 55 ... Read the full review of Trendy Hotel.
Dated, but great viewsA30 Tran Hung Dao, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3946 666; F: (0511) 3946 310
Although this hotel was built in 2006, the decor has a distinctively 80s feel, with nicotine-tinged chinzy curtains, silk accessories, boxy dark furnishings and handheld showers over bathtubs. All ... Read the full review of The Da Nang Riverside Hotel .
Ngu Hahn Son District - T20 beach
East side, beach side, Ngu Hanh Son district has quickly transformed into one of the coolest places to stay in Da Nang. Lying a two-dollar taxi ride into the city and just south of My Khe (with a better bit of beach), the area has long attracted the bohemain surf crowd thanks to the longstanding Billabong Bar and Tam's Surf Pub and Shop. Recent hotel additions have been high quality and verging on boutique, with the quirky Chu Hotel 1 and 2 forming a benchmark (a highly copied one by the looks of near neighbour, the Zenta). The whole area has a great vibe with lots of cafes, bars and a soft sandy beach attracting a stream of locals and travellers.
A knockout02-04 An Thuong 1 Street, Ngo Hanh Son District, Da Nang
T: (0511) 395 5123; F: (0511) 395 5124
Completed in 2012, the six-floor, 20-room Chu Hotel is an absolute knockout if you like your hotels a bit more characterful than the standard Vietnamese four-star. Communal areas and rooms are ... Read the full review of Chu Hotel.
Great hotels but no views60 An Thuong 1 St, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
T: (0511) 398 5888;
The Mango family have two hotels on the same street, the cheaper original Mango Hotel and its grander sister, the Grand Mango built in 2012. Both are great hotels with similar room layouts, bright, ... Read the full review of Grand Mango Hotel.
A Chu clone54 An thuong 1 St, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
T: (0511) 096 1468;
About 100 metres down the road from the Chu Hotel, Hotel Zenta have shamelessly copied everything from the business cards to the room layout of its biggest competitor. Sadly they have done it on a ... Read the full review of Zenta.
A decent resort option01-D1.2 Vo Nguyen Giap St, Bac My An Beach, Da Nang
T: (0511) 396 7777; F: (0511) 396 7555
The 14-storey Holiday Beach opened in late 2013 and is positioned on the busy highway that separates it from the beach. We weren't too impressed with the positioning – the pool area is overlooked ... Read the full review of Holiday Beach.
Non Nuoc (China Beach)
Accommodation options are plentiful for those with a deep wallet, though budget travellers will have to look over the other side of the road and beyond to find something suitable. The long-running, ever-popular Hoa's Place has relocated nearer the beach and may or may not be able to offer accommodation -- it's still an excellent place to hang out.
Great value, but off the beachLo 19 B2 Duong Truong Sa, Q. Ngu, Ha Son, Marble Mountain
T: (0511) 3847 609;
Across the road from Non Nuoc beach are several low-key shophouse-style hotels. Of these, we liked Phuoc Loc the best. Located across from the new beach access road down to Hoa's Place, it offers ... Read the full review of Phouc Loc Hotel.Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
A budget institution near the beach215/14 Huyen Tran Cong Chua St, China Beach
T: (0511) 3969 216;
Sandwiched between the Melia Resort to the south and the Furama Resort to the North, Hoa's Place was bulldozed in 2013 to clear the land for future development. Though he was given new land nearer ... Read the full review of Hoa's Place.Under USD 10 10 votes Backpacker
Quiet decadenceTruong Sa St, Da Nang
T: (0511) 395 8888; F: (0511) 395 1898
Manicured gardens being tended by uniformed staff in pith helmets are perhaps the only clue as to what lies behind the facade of the five-star Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort which was previously known ... Read the full review of Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort.
My Khe Beach
My Khe is the local name for the beach directly east of Da Nang, about two kilometres from the Han River. The southern end is popular with domestic tourists who are served by huge, dilapidated government hotels interspersed with building sites. Nothing otherwise seems to be going on here (except a row of expensive beachside restaurants), and prices are high in comparison with the rest of Da Nang. On the northern end of My Khe things get far more interesting – this is where you'll find a line of some of the best local seafood restaurants and A La Carte, which blows the pants off the rest of the beach accommodation in the area. Other than that though, we didn't find another hotel worth including. Scores of very average guesthouses a few roads back offer windowless, drab accommodation to the scores of Vietnamese that flock to the area, but with new zoning in place (and a lot of new builds going up) we expect to see this change very soon.
Great standardsCorner of Vo Nguyen Giap/ Duong Dinh Nghe Sts, Son Tra district, My Khe beach
T: (0511) 3959 555;
Owned by the same people behind flashier Fusion Maia down the coast, it has an ‘a la carte' concept where all of the hotel's five-star services are offered as optional add-ons -- you pay a fixed ... Read the full review of A La Carte.
Son Tra Peninsula
A more exclusive, out of the way location, but still within striking distance of Da Nang proper.
Oh the views!Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang
T: (0511) 3938 888 ;
Boasting prices as high as its peninsula top positioning, the Intercontinental is dripping in luxury, style and views that money apparently can buy, at least for a short visit. Rooms are extravagant ... Read the full review of The Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort.
A nature lover's heavenBai Nam-Bai Con Hoang Sa St, Son Tra Peninsula/Monkey Mountain
T: 05113 924 924; F: 05113 924 934
At first glance the topsy turvy two-storey villas of Son Tra Resort outside Da Nang evoke suggestions of a rather odd gated development. The giant villas just look uncomfortable in their surroundings ... Read the full review of Son Tra Resort and Spa.
Ba Na Mountain
This mountain, about 45 kilometres 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 accommodation options as there are only two hotels, one of which was closed for renovation on our May 2014 trip. Spending the night we feel would let you absorb the incredible views away from the crowds and get more of a sense of the nature that surrounds you. It's also 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 weather 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, so travel is not recommended. Note that if you're staying on Ba Na mountain, you'll need to pay a $25 entrance fee at the base and you'll want to avoid weekends and Vietnamese holidays. Weeknight rates come with big discounts and it's not unsual to have the whole of Ba Na to yourself when that last cable car heads back down to base at 21:15.
Art deco classicBa Na Mountain
T: (0511) 321 4971; F: (0511) 3810 459
Located to the left of the highest cable car station, the 59-room Morin's facade was designed with the quintessential French architecture of the 19th century, although to our untrained eye it looks ... Read the full review of Morin Hotel.USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
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