Saturday, 25 April 2015

Saturday Snapshot - Vietnam part 2 - The Accommodation

One of the advantages of getting older is when we travel now, we no longer need to stay in backpacker accommodation. In Ho Chi Minh City we enjoyed the French colonial charms of the Majestic Hotel. Our room overlooked the pool courtyard which meant we were away from the street noise. The hotel was situated perfectly on the corner of Dong Khoi and the road that ran alongside the Saigon River.
The grand foyer of the Majestic Hotel
Our view of the pool
Breakfast with a view of the Saigon River

In Hoi An we splashed out and stayed at the Sunrise Resort - complete with two glorious pools!

Pool One
Pool Two with infinity edge!
It was a hard way to spend three days, but we managed somehow!
I loved the high ceilings in the Sunrise foyer.
In Hanoi we stayed at the Silk Path Hotel right in the city on the edge of the Old Quarter.
It was a great spot - easy walking into, through and around the Old Quarter as well as within walking distance of the lake.
The foyer was full of gorgeous lacquer paintings...
...and huge vases of flowers that changed every day.

We loved the view of Hanoi from the 9th floor. The busy streets were endlessly fascinating to us.
We also enjoyed a two night cruise around Halong Bay on board the L'Azalée.
It was magic.
View from our dinner table.
Cruising around Halong Bay.
Cruising on the top deck.
The fleet were being renovated & upgraded boat by boat.
Our day boat was brand new & the height of comfort & relaxation.
This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.

1 comment:

  1. It all looks fabulous Brona. I've never stayed anywhere like that resort. One of these days I really need to do that. And yes it is nice to leave the hostel world behind.


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