My hotel picks for Asia


I thought I would give you an insight in which hotels we are planning to stay at whilst traveling in Asia. We have not yet booked anything and I am not quite sure if we are going to book anything in advance, or just wing it once we have arrived. I guess it will be a sort of to be determined kind of thing. Anyway, if you have any recommendations I would really appreciate it!

There are so many fantastic properties to choose from, and these are the ones that we have picked out in each place so far;


Ho Chi Minh City: Benh Thanh Boutique Hotel

This hotel is located in a quiet alley about 5 minutes away from the Ben Thanh Market and Museum of Art. It has 22 beautiful rooms designed with Occidental Art and Baroque French style. Surrounded by a gallery of paintings and pictures that reflects the Vietnamese daily life it is bound to be a great place to start our journey!

Price: USD 50 per night.


Nha Trang: Aaron Hotel

This hotel is a 4-star property with approximately 70 rooms, offering modern facilities, large balconies and city or ocean view. The property also has a great restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool as well as a fitness center that is open 24 hours (Thomas will love this one).

Price: USD 40 per night.

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Hoi An: Hidden Beach Bungalow Sea View

This property is located in the Cam An district and is in short distance to My An Beach, the Historic Museum and Assembly Hall of Chinese Congregation. It features a treatment room(!) – yes, we are going – as well as beauty therapy, waxing and pedicures. Yay!

It also has a 24-hour reception, which is something I find really important when I travel in case of emergency.

Price: USD 50 per night.



Hanoi: La Storia Hotel

This 3-star property is located in one of the few quiet and tranquil streets left in the heart of the old town in Hanoi, and it looks super cozy with a great atmosphere! It is super close to the Hanoi Night Market (which I for one, am planning to enjoy), and offer great amenities for their guests.

Price: USD 50 per night.

Halong Bay: Vietnam Open Tours

We finally decided to do the 3-day cruise instead of the 2-day cruise to Halong Bay. We have heard so many fantastic things about this beautiful place, and we want to enjoy it to its fullest! I think we have decided to go for the cruise arranged by Vietnam Open Tours – does anyone have any experience with this company? 🙂

What really made us decide on this tour was the variety of it – we will not only be staying on board the boat, but we will have an overnight at Catba Islands and Catba Sandy Beach Resort! In a bungalow! Over the water! WOW!

And there are so many fun activities included, which is absolutely perfect for us and exactly what we are looking for!




Luang Prabang: Ock Pop Tok Mekong Villa

“In the early days, many students would come to the Living Crafts Centre to take classes, and once the classes were over, they did not want to leave and would ask if they could stay overnight,” explains Ock Pop Tok co-founder Jo.

This was the start of this wonderful property and I just love it! It is located in this beautiful and peaceful setting right outside the town of Luang Prabang. Away from the bustling tourist centre and with only 4 beautiful decorated rooms – it is perfect for us! 🙂

The villa is overlooking the Mekong River by the way, and offers stunning views of both the river and the surrounding mountains.

Price: USD 55 per night.



Vang Vieng: Vieng Tara Villa

Okey, so this is one of the properties I am most excited about! It offers traditional villas among rice field! Can you believe what a beautiful and peaceful setting that must be? Neither can I, but I want to stay there so badly!

All the villas are beautifully furnished and fully equipped with facilities. The property also features a restaurant serving Asian dishes – yum!

Price: USD 60 per night.


Vientiane: S-Park Design Hotel

I am actually having a hard time finding a hotel we really want to stay at whilst in Vientiane. It is important for us that it matches our criteria, has a personal and unique atmosphere as well as being affordable.  Any tips are greatly appreciated here!

We have chosen S-Park Design Hotel, which is a new hotel built in 2015. It is located 1km outside the city centre of Vientiane, and offers modern rooms with the newest facilities. It is not the type of hotel that I would normally go for whilst traveling, but seeing it has a great standard compared to a lot of the other hotels, I felt it could be the right choice 🙂

Price: 70 USD per night.



Siem Reap: Fancy Boutique Villa

This pearl of a hotel is located in the heart of the busy Siem Resp and is only 700 meters way from the pub street! I thought it would be a cool place to round up our trip, after spending a lot of nights in more secluded areas.

This property is nestled within private gardens, and boasts a spa centre and a fitness centre! AND a mini golf course! I don´t play golf, but I surely will after this stay.

All rooms are either fitted with a patio, a terrace or a private balcony, and I can not wait to spend our last days of our Asia adventure here!

Price: USD 60 per night.



And that was it for our hotel choices during our Asia trip this fall! We have not yet booked anything as I said, so not sure if this will be the final result before we get flying. At least it gives you an idea of what we are planning 🙂

If anyone has any tips of where we should stay, please let me know 🙂


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Great list and what beautiful photos in the Benh Thanh Boutique Hotel.

    Loved Vietnam for the people, food, and service – great value-for-money. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I am so excited to go there – have heard too many great things 🙂

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      1. You haven’t been yet? You’re in for a huge treat.

        I have some posts here that may help with tips: also my photography site:

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      2. No, we are going in November! First time, so super excited 🙂 And thank you so much – I am definitely reading your posts! This is so kind of you and highly appreciated!! 🙂

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      3. Squeeze me in your suitcase? 😉
        Have a wonderful time!


      4. Haha absolutely! Thank you so much 🙂 🙂


  2. Dee says:

    These are all such unique and beautiful properties, and I love that boutique hotel!


    1. Thank you so much Dee – I am very excited and hopefully I have chosen a couple of great properties for us to stay at 🙂

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  3. Dan says:

    That is a great location in HCMC, you will love it there! So jealous, can’t wait to get back loved our last two trips.

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    1. Thank you so much! Its my first time, so I am super excited 🙂


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