I love hotels, especially the ‘old dames’ of Asia which made travel more comfortable for the first cultural explorers who made the long journey East from Europe. La Résidence Hue, built in 1930, is one such legend and of my most favorite historic hotels.
Originally built as the French Governor’s official residence, the building then became a government-run hotel before being lovingly restored in 2005 to become the luxurious boutique hotel with high ceilings and an art deco style we see today.
The former capital city of Vietnam, Hue (roughly pronounced 'hu-aye' or 'hway') is a destination packed with great history and merely stepping foot inside this well-preserved sanctuary provokes the feeling that the last 80 years never took place.
Now mixing modern day comforts and technology with charming history and class, the four-star, three-storey hotel set on the banks of the Perfume River is a building that softly whispers its history and character into the ears of all who visit.