- Deluxe hotel in prime location, lovely gardens
- Great pool, spa, gym, gourmet restaurant
- Tennis, basketball, table tennis, billiards
- Boules, complimentary bike hire
La Residence is an elegant, colonial-style property located in the former royal capital city of Hue, in central Vietnam. This exclusive hotel offers 122 stylish rooms and suites, plus a wonderful saltwater swimming pool, a spa, a gym, tennis and basketball courts, an art gallery, and a boutique, all within beautiful landscaped gardens on the banks of the Perfume River overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hue’s Imperial Citadel. La Residence will appeal to travellers with a higher budget seeking a deluxe stay and select service in a prime central location.
Recently listed in Conde Nast’s Top 20 best hotels in Southern Asia, this landmark property was constructed in 1930 as a residence for the former Governor of Vietnam, and art deco architecture and fittings and colonial design influences resonate throughout. The hotel restaurant, Le Parfum, offers both indoor and alfresco dining, with a gourmet menu spanning French and Vietnamese cuisine. In-room private dining can also be arranged. Le Gouverneur bar offers light meals and refreshments, and its alfresco terrace is a great spot for a sundowner or a nightcap. Further communal areas include a library, a chic boutique, an art gallery, and a fully equipped gym. Beauty treatments and massages are available at the hotel spa, which features a Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. Outside, the verdant gardens house a glorious saltwater pool, with light meals and refreshments available throughout the day at the adjacent pool bar. Additional facilities include tennis and basketball courts, table tennis, billiards, boules, and complimentary bicycle hire.
Accommodation comprises 122 guest rooms and suites, all tastefully appointed with art deco style fittings. Each room has a double or twin beds and a spacious ensuite bathroom, along with satellite TV, hot drink facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and 24 hour room service. Many of the rooms boast a private balcony or terrace, with either city or river views. Room sizes range from Superior to the slightly more spacious Deluxe rooms, which include a comfortable lounge area. Seven suites are also available with significantly increased living space including study and lounge areas, and a generous balcony or terrace. Largest of all, the penthouse Resident Suite boasts an extensive veranda with panoramic views and comes with a separate lounge and bedroom, and a generous bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and separate shower.
Children are extremely welcome at La Residence. Guests under 12 years of age stay free of charge when sharing a bed with parents, with complimentary cots provided upon request. Extra beds are available, subject to additional charge. The hotel offers a number of connecting rooms, which are ideal for families and larger groups. A Kids Club is available for younger guests, and a babysitting service can be arranged.
- Stylish hotel in great location
- Restaurant, lounge, and top floor bar
- Large pool, gym, spa and gift shop
- Shops, markets, palaces & temples nearby
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023