Halong Bay is the perfect place to explore and stay on your tour through Vietnam. Situated in North East Vietnam and approx 180km from Hanoi in 1994 it was listedas a UNESCO world heritage site.
Over 3000 tiny limestone islands topped with lush, green rainforests make up the stunning landscape of this unique area. One of the most photographed areas in Vietnam, you will not fail to be impressed with this stunning location.
Choosing the best place to spend the night any new destination can be daunting task and with so many options you will be spoilt for choice in Halong Bay.
Using your tour operator to assist with booking your accommodation is the best way of ensuring you adhere to your budget and find the best place to rest your head after a busy day exploring the bay and all it has to offer.
To help get you started with have given our recommendations on the best place you can stay when in Halong Bay.
1. Affordable Luxury - Yes the two words can exist together! Vietnam is notoriously cheap and you can stay in a four star hotel for very little. In Halong Bay there are a number of bayside resorts. Halong Paradise Suites Hotel will offer you large, beautiful rooms, luxury furnishings and fantastic food. If you are looking for a room with a view Halong Plaza Hotel will offer you the best views in the bay, friendly staff and fantastic facilities make this hotel a favourite of ours.
2. Four Stars all around - In Vietnam mid range, we are still referring to four star accommodation. The Starcity Halong is a four star hotel that offers fantastic value, rooms are slightly smaller but facilities and service is still exceptional and you will feel welcomed and relaxed. The Royal Lotus Hotel or Novotel is another winner and offers the most spectacular views from its rooftop terrace where you can swing in hammocks and watch the sunset.
3. Budget - Due to the backpacking tourists there are plenty of hostels and budget accommodation available in the Bay. The hostels are often clean, spacious and perfectly friendly. If you are looking for a night or two and have a budget you need to stick they are a great way to spend time in the Bay. Halong Happy Hostel is a favourite with tourists and with large clean rooms and a free breakfast, what more could you want?
4. Stay aboard - If you really want to experience life on the water, why not stay onboard a traditional junk boat. You can stay one night to three nights or more. Most packages will include drinks, breakfast, lunch and spectacular traditional evening meals. Due to the number of tours available it is best to decide your budget and let your tour operator take care of the booking for you!
However you choose to stay in Halong Bay, we can guarantee you will find accommodation to suit your budget and needs. From four star luxury to hostels Halong Bay has something for everyone.