Harks back to days gone by
La Residence, as the name implies, is a high-class outfit.
It's located right on the Perfume River with views of the water available in the better rooms. It's done in an art deco meets French colonial style. The lobby is all earth tones and minimalist lines, but the rooms feature old world touches like antique fittings in the bathrooms and parquet floors.The Saigon-Morin up the road comes by its charm more honestly, but La Residence does a pretty good job of harkening back to days gone by, especially if you manage to bag one of the deluxe colonial rooms in the former French governor's residence overlooking the river. The salt water pool here is a lot bigger, too.
By Caroline Mills
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.