AZERAI - La Residence Hue

Hue, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam

At a Glance

  • Central location by the Perfume River and overlooking the Citadel

  • 122 chic rooms and suites

  • 1930s art deco style building that was originally a private residence and then an embassy

  • Wonderful big saltwater pool

  • Elegant boutique hotel that is our favourite in Hue

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The central region of Vietnam has a tropical climate, particularly around Hué and is divided into two distinguished seasons. The dry season (from March to August) has a maximum temperature of 40°C and the colder, rainy season (August to January) has temperatures that can go down to 19°C.

From March to August will be the best time to visit Hue, especially between March and April when the temperature is more pleasant, though rainfalls are still likely. Hue sees fog and rain quite frequently, even when the weather across the Hai Van Pass in nearby Danang is sunny. During the rainy season, between September and January, rain is more frequent and can be heavy.

There are several festivals in Hue and worth taking note in planning your travel. Each year, during the seventh month of the lunar year, Hue celebrates the Duong No ceremony, Vietnamese all souls’ days, and Hon Chen Temple Festival. In addition, every two years, there is a special Hue Festival which lasts for two weeks in June.

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Insider's View

Enjoying tea on your balcony in this old French Governor's residence, overlooking the Perfume River of Hue is a magical experience.

Treat yourself to their signature "cupping" treatment in the amazing spa. A perfect way to relax after a busy day seeing the sights!

Close enough to the centre to experience the local restaurants but also far enough to enjoy the peace.

The suites are stunning and worth the extra cost for those wanting to spoil themselves.

If time allows, enjoy two nights here - one day to explore the city another to enjoy the hotel

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to AZERAI - La Residence Hue or take a look at our itineraries to Vietnam


AZERAI - La Residence Hue is a stunning art deco style boutique hotel located on the banks of the fabled Perfume River with fantastic views overlooking Hue's former Imperial Citadel, which is well known as a UNESCO world Heritage site.

Hue is a wonderful town to explore by cyclo visiting the ancient citadel or one of the many colourful markets or take a colourful dragon boat along the river to visit the Summer Palace and Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc who died with an incredible 104 wives.

This original Art Deco style hotel is new concept for Hue and is in a stunning location on the banks of the Perfume River that is alive with activity throughout the day. AZERAI - La Residence Hue was formerly a governor's villa set on 2 hectares of land and has been meticulously restored to house 122 rooms and suites, all beautifully light and airy, and most with views across the Perfume River.

The freshest market ingredients are used by the hotel's chefs to create delicious local, regional and international dishes in Restaurant Le Parfum, where cooking classes can also take you on a culinary journey from the market to a hands of lesson in the art of Vietnamese cuisine. Meals can also be enjoyed while cruising on the Perfume River, in the gardens or by candlelight on one of the balconies.

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There are 122 rooms and suites at La Residence, most with river views. The Signature Suites have four poster beds, art deco furniture and large terraces. The Colonial Suites are themed individually with decor relating to subjects such as Ancient Egypt or China.


Children and their families are made welcome at The Residence but there are no specific facilities for children except for babysitting.


Restaurant Le Parfum offers delicious local, regional and International cuisine both in the restaurant and at private romantic locations around the hotel. The bar is a destination in itself with an amazing art deco fresco on the wall. There is an opulent spa, amazing saltwater swimming pool, tennis court and fully equipped gym.



Clare Barratt (Staff)

Easily one of the best places to stay at in Hue. A former residence of the French Colonial Governor La Residence Hue is now the most reputable hotel to stay at in the city. It is very colonial and still feels quite French despite a significant refurbishment. It is located on the riverside, although the riverside rooms dont have a very clear view of the river. The city centre where youll find most of the restaurants and bars is about a 30-minute walk away, so you may need to take a taxi if you go out in the evenings. However, the citadel is much closer and a visit to here is highly recommended. The pool here is wonderful as it is so big with lots of comfy sun loungers and helpful pool attendants. Rooms are pretty good, the lead in rooms are absolutely fine, but upgrade to a Deluxe Room or Suite if you want some more space the Junior Suites are a treat!


Sarah Baxter (Staff)

This unique art deco style hotel provides a fantastic place to stay in the old Vietnamese capital of Hue. It is a great hotel to wonder round, with art work in abundance, a French influenced design, and a splendid bar in the original part of the hotel. It is brilliantly located just south of the river, with rooms in one of the two wings offering river views. Its situation provides very easy access to The Citadel and Imperial City, which are great places to explore. After some time spent sight-seeing, the salt water swimming pool and spa offer a haven to relax and indulge.


Sophie Jones (Staff)

This low key, well established hotel is the perfect place to stay for a couple of nights to visit the interesting sights of Hue. La Residence is extremely well kept and has all the facilities you would need out of your stay in this delightful town. After a delicious breakfast with so much to chose from, a half day of sightseeing in Hue can't be missed. With the fort to wonder round, the pagoda to visit and the area of insence making to stop at, its a never ending cultural experience. At the end of our tour we hopped in the cyclo to get us back to the hotel which allowed us to see more of the town and how the locals live day to day. I was lucky enough to enjoy a Swedish massage in the relaxing spa after our journey through Hue, very much needed!


Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)

La Residence is undoubtedly the best hotel in Hue and the location is stunning, right on the banks of the Perfume River. One of my favourite things about the hotel was that just 100m away from the hotel, is a pier from where you can take one of the vibrantly coloured dragon boats across the river to explore the lavish tombs of the past rulers of Vietnam. Hue used to be the capital of Vietnam and is bursting with history, both ancient and recent and is now a Unesco World Heritage Site.


  • Bamboo craft with local expert in Hoi An

    A fun and interactive experience learning all about bamboo craft, an ancient art form used for baskets and household goods. Meet with the younger generation, taking the craft to new levels, before trying it yourself. An excellent option for families.

  • Cooking Class with Mr Duc Tran in Hoi An

    Spend the morning touring a local market before enjoying a modern Vietnamese cooking class with Mr Duc Tran.

  • Hoi An by Kayak

    This exhilarating and adventurous experience gets you exploring the Thu Bon River, home to fishermen, exuberant dockyards, vegetable gardens and peaceful scenery. It's a fantastic way to see authentic Vietnam and is ideal for active families and couples.

  • Hoi An Cultural Walking Tour

    A fantastic way to see and experience this beguiling and enchanting destination. With an emphasis on culture you'll explore the backstreets and colourful markets, learning about the city's history.

  • Hoi An Evening Foodie Walking Tour

    A fantastic way to see and experience this beguiling and enchanting destination. With an emphasis on food you'll explore the backstreets and markets, learning about the city's history and famous cuisine. End with a tantalising authentic meal.

  • Hoi An Silk Making

    For those who are interested in Asian textiles or for families looking for an educational experience, this morning or afternoon visit brilliantly explains how silk is created from start to finish.

  • Hue Culinary Experience

    Not only famous for its exquisite history, Hue is also famed for its culinary delicacies and fragrant cuisine. This tour teaches you all about dishes such as Banh Beo and Banh Nam.

  • Live like a local in rural Vietnam

    A great way to learn about rice farming in Vietnam by heading out to local villages around Hue. Meet local farmers, learn how to fish with a local, make sticky rice cakes and cycle through the paddy fields. A great option for families and couples.

  • My Son Tour

    My Son is one of the foremost Hindu temple sites in Southeast Asia. A 1.5-hour drive from Hoi An will bring you to My Son UNESCO site, where there are 20 monuments still standing today. The temples are set in a verdant valley surrounded by hills.

  • Red Bridge Cooking School

    Red Bridge cooking school is one of the highlights of the culinary scene in Hoi An. You will meet with your chef at Hai Café for an introduction and welcome drink. You will then meander through Hoi An's central market before a hands-on cooking lesson.

  • Rural Art Tour from Hue

    This is a wonderful and interactive way to explore rural Vietnam from the charming city of Hue. Travel by dragon boat, try your hand at folk painting and meet local artisans on this wonderfully varied excursion. You'll even get to cycle some of the way.

  • Tour of Hue

    A wonderful introductory tour into one of Vietnam's most engaging cities. Start your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. You will also visit Thien Mu pagoda on the riverbank, before visiting Khai Dinh Royal Tomb.

  • Vespa Street Food Tour in Hoi An

    An exhilarating food based tour exploring the city's best eateries and local bites from the back of a Vespa scooter. A great way to get you out of your comfort zone and see the city at night.

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    • Explore the famed rural landscapes of Northern Vietnam from verdant hills dotted with villages to rolling rice paddies and ancient caves
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Location & directions

Hue, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam

La Residence Hotel & Spa is located on Le Loi Street on the river banks of the Perfume River in Hue City centre. Hue Imperial City is located in central Vietnam, 660km from Hanoi and 1095 km from Ho Chi Minh City.

How to get there

From Europe, you'll probably fly into Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Flights to Hue Phu Bai Airport from capital Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi take around 90-minutes. La Residence is 15-minutes from the airport.

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