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The 12 Most Unforgettable Ha Long Bay Hotels from $35

Ha Long Bay should be on the world’s most-wanted list for taking all the shades of green in the universe. It’s true, this Heritage-listed bay is a tapestry of emerald water interspersed with monumental limestone islands draped in lush rainforest blankets. We won’t blame you for not wanting to leave the lookouts, but if you do, you’ll discover enthralling cruises, untouched islands and inviting waterside dining in Ha Long Bay.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve cruised around this criminally beautiful bay finding the top Ha Long Bay hotels. Along with A-list resorts and family-run hotels, this list even includes a few boat hotels that let you explore the bay without ever leaving the comfort of your accommodation.

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha long

Nestled on a private island with white-sand beaches, Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long was the first 5-star resort in North Vietnam. Since opening, it has amazed guests with its exclusivity and opulent facilities, including two swimming pools, traditional therapies at VinCharm Spa, free weights and machines in the gym and games and a playground in the Kids’ Club.

Choose from a variety of dining options, including Vietnamese and Japanese fusion cuisine at Akoya Restaurant and an international buffet with Ha Long Bay views at Bayview Restaurant. Most of the rooms and suites boast ocean views, along with mini bars and bathrobes. You can upgrade to a room with a balcony or splurge on an Executive Suite for a separate living room.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Has an all-seasons swimming pool with Ha Long Bay vistas.
  • Vietnamese barbecue parties at Pavilion Restaurant in summer.
  • Tapas, cocktails, pastries and beer served at Pearl Lounge.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 126 – USD 278
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Reu Island Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long, Vietnam

Wyndham Legend Halong

Wyndham Legend Halong

It’s no surprise that the luxurious Wyndham Legend Halong has impressed HotelsCombined visitors with its views. The renowned hotel overlooks Ha Long Bay, the Sun Wheel, downtown Ha Long and Bai Chay Bridge, painting a living tapestry onto your room’s windows. Speaking of, the rooms and suites also have king-size beds, work desks rain showers. Certain suites also have private balconies and separate living rooms.

Soak up views of Ha Long Bay from the outdoor pool and pool bar or gaze out at this natural wonder while working out in the gym. You can indulge in high-end Chinese cuisine at Bao Lu Chinese Restaurant, discover the tastes of Vietnam at Blue Bay Restaurant or delve into typical Japanese dining at Sakura Japanese Restaurant. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Multiple restaurants serving a variety of Asian cuisine.
  • Convenient on-site services, including a limousine, tour desk and business centre.
  • The neoclassical living room, freestanding bath and floor-to-ceiling windows in the Grand Suite King Bed.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 69 – USD 205
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: No 12 Halong Road Bai Chay ward Ha Long City Ha Long Vietnam, Bai Chay, Ha Long, Vietnam

Paradise Elegance Cruise

Paradise Elegance Cruise

Want to discover Ha Long Bay on the water? Paradise Elegance Cruise is one of the most luxurious cruise hotels available. This holiday haven features a sprawling sun deck with an open bar, cigars and liquor in its piano bar, a variety of butler services and a number of decks with loungers for admiring the bay and islands. Onboard dining includes Western and local dishes cooked to perfection.

Every cabin or suite has its own balcony or terrace, including the entry-level Deluxe Balcony Cabin with a queen-size bed and walk-in wardrobe. The Elegance Balcony Suite offers elevated views on the upper deck, along with extra space and a work desk. Alternatively, book the Captain’s View Terrace Suite for a wrap-around terrace with lounge seating. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Unique Ha Long Bay cruise accommodation for luxury, comfort and exploration.
  • A variety of activities during the cruise, including kayaking, cooking classes and Tai Chi.
  • Luxurious facial, body and foot treatments at Le Parfum Spa.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 312 – USD 765
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Tuan Chau Island Ha Long City Quang Ninh Province Vietnam, Tuan Chau, Vietnam

Halong Plaza Hotel – managed by H&K Hospitality

Halong Plaza Hotel - managed by H&K Hospitality

All the accommodations at Halong Plaza Hotel have been specially designed for capturing views of Ha Long Bay and Bai Chay Bridge. You can also expect plush king-size beds and complimentary mineral water and tea and coffee. Families can book interconnecting rooms, while those looking to splurge should book a Suite for a living room, two LCD TVs and a work desk.

On-site dining is highlighted by Four Seasons Restaurant, known for its fresh Ha Long Bay seafood, as well as Bay View Restaurant, which combines Ha Long Bay views with European, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. Indulge in French bread and pastries at French Bakery or work out in the fitness centre. You can also book a massage, lounge by the pool or join one of the Syrena Cruises around the bay. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Traditional Vietnamese music, cold beer and delicious cocktails at La Plaza Bar & Lounge.
  • About 20 minutes’ walk from Typhoon Water Park.
  • Relaxed poolside dining.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: USD 47 – USD 260
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 8 Ha Long Road Bai Chay Ward, Bai Chay, Ha Long, Vietnam

Novotel Ha Long Bay Hotel

Novotel Ha Long Bay

You can find excellent value for your money at Novotel Ha Long Bay Hotel, which has direct access to Bai Chay Beach and is five minutes’ drive from popular attractions, such as the Sun World Halong Complex theme park. Choose from eight modern room types, including Standard and Superior rooms with balconies, mountain or bay vistas and king-size or twin beds. The Executive Room and Junior Suite have the added luxury of separate living areas.

Satisfy your cravings for traditional Vietnamese fare at The Square, which also has an open grill. After dinner, check out The Lobby Lounge Bar for live music, cocktails and views across Ha Long Bay. The hotel also offers massages, water sports and beach games, tennis courts, billiards, a fitness centre and business centre. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Late check-out, complimentary Wi-Fi and a knowledgeable concierge.
  • The sumptuous buffet breakfast and 24-hour room service.
  • Has a swim-up pool bar.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 73 – USD 208
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Ha Long Road, Bai Chay Ward, Bai Chay, Ha Long, Vietnam

Ha Long Glory Legend Cruise

Ha Long Glory Legend Cruise

Ha Long Glory Legend Cruise takes you around the magical limestone islands of Ha Long Bay for two and three-day packages that include kayaking excursions, cooking demonstrations and Tai Chi demonstrations. You’ll have ample opportunities to swim in the emerald water, relax on the sundeck or explore pristine beaches nearby.

The intimate cruise hotel has only 17 rooms on board, all of which have modern ensuites, plush bedding and wide windows. The Suite Room offers the most space with its work desk, while all rooms have air conditioning, mini bars and complimentary bottled water. Certain rooms and suites also have private balconies. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Discover the various floating villages, islands, beaches and swimming spots around Ha Long Bay.
  • Unique cultural experiences, including Tai Chi and cooking classes.
  • Various sun decks with lounge seating.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 203 – USD 603
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: Tuan Chau Wharf Halong Vietnam, Tuan Chau, Vietnam

Paradise Suites Hotel Tuan Chau

Paradise Suites Hotel Tuan Chau

Connected to the Paradise Cruise ships, Paradise Suites Hotel Tuan Chau lets you stay on an island while accessing day and multi-night cruises around Ha Long Bay. This elegant hotel features all-suite accommodation with natural furnishings, including king-size beds and lounge seating. The suites also have modern conveniences, such as mini bars and satellite TVs.

Don’t miss dining on fresh Ha Long Bay cuisine at Whisky Gallery, which also pairs top-shelf whisky with live jazz music. Paradise Lounge, meanwhile, is ideal for grabbing drinks and snacks before exploring the area. The hotel’s focus on wellness and relaxation extends to its state-of-the-art Le Parfum Spa and sun-drenched infinity pool. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Direct access to Paradise Cruise boats for explorations around Ha Long Bay.
  • A short walk from late-night fun at Karaoke Q7.
  • Scrubs, facials and Asian soul rituals at Le Parfum Spa.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 35 – USD 158
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Tuan Chau, Tuan Chau, Vietnam

Paradise Luxury Cruise

Paradise Luxury Cruise

Prefer to stay on the water? You can enjoy one of the most opulent cruise experiences in Ha Long Bay with Paradise Luxury Cruise. The traditional wooden junk boat reveals a wealth of contemporary extravagance, from the spacious sundeck with loungers to innovative onboard dining and dedicated room service. You can also book massages and treatments at Le Parfum Spa or partake in kayaking, Tai Chi demos and cooking classes.

All the cabins and suites have windows for capturing bay vistas, including the Deluxe Cabin and the slightly large Deluxe Balcony Cabin. Upgrade to the Paradise Suite for a mini bar and LCD TV or splurge on the Terrace Suite for a marble bathroom and a private forward-facing terrace with lounge furnishings. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Multi-night excursions to nearby caves, islands, pearl farms and floating villages around Ha Long Bay.
  • Delectable onboard dining with Western and local dishes.
  • A chance to interact with Ha Long Bay locals in the villages.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 269 – USD 588
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: Tuan Chau Ward, Halong, Ha Long, Vietnam

Ha Long DC Hotel

Ha Long DC Hotel

It’s rare to find a 4-star hotel with such budget-friendly rates, but Ha Long DC Hotel is that diamond in the rough. The only 4-star hotel in the town of Hon Gai, this beauty is surrounded by numerous attractions, including the Sun Wheel, Ha Long Market and Poem Mountain lookout. Discover the region’s culinary spoils at Catherine Restaurant or sip cocktails and wine at Dupin Lounge & Bar.

All of the spacious and modern rooms have Ha Long Bay views, including the Superior option with a king-size bed. The Family Suite caters to groups with its two bedrooms, living room and fridge, while the 50-square-metre Halong DC Room has lounge seating, a king-size bed and tall windows overlooking Baichay Bridge. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Budget-friendly rooms in a 4-star hotel.
  • About 500 metres from Rock House Pizza.
  • A few minutes’ walk from sightseeing cruises at Hongai Port.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 41 – USD 103
Guest Rating: 8
Address: No 08, Road 25/4, Hong Gai, Ha Long, Vietnam

Halong Palace Hotel

Halong Palace Hotel

You can embrace the cosmopolitan vibes at Halong Palace Hotel, which offers contemporary rooms and suites surrounded by restaurants. All of the accommodations overlook Ha Long Bay and include writing desks and flat-screen TVs. The Palace Suite is particularly inviting with its separate living room, while the Deluxe room has two double beds.

Located on the first floor, Diamond Restaurant starts every day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast, before serving traditional Vietnam cuisine alongside European specialties. Ha Long Fishing Village Restaurant, meanwhile, is known for its outdoor seating and music and dance performances. Along with a swimming pool and gym, Halong Palace Hotel boasts two bars and a karaoke lounge. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Late-night entertainment at Crystal Bar, Idol Karaoke and Halong Blue Lounge & Bar.
  • Has a fifth-floor swimming pool with Ha Long Bay views and a bar.
  • A variety of room options for families and couples.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 62 – USD 270
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 01, block 20, Hung Thang East Urban, Bai Chay Ward, Bai Chay, Ha Long, Vietnam

Royal Lotus Halong Resort & Villas

Royal Lotus Halong Resort & Villas

Effortlessly blending natural beauty with modern elegance, Royal Lotus Halong Resort & Villas is the perfect holiday home with a variety of leisure facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools and rejuvenating treatments at Royal Spa. The Pool Bar boasts signature cocktails and smoothies, while Garden Bay Restaurant serves Western fare with a Vietnamese influence.

The luxurious Villas are a big reason why people stay here, thanks to their multiple bedrooms, spacious living rooms and views of either the gardens, a lake or the ocean. However, you can also book one of the more affordable rooms, which have writing desks, comfortable furnishings, cable TV and snack bars. These rooms also offer the option of garden, lake or sea views. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Children’s playgrounds and cushioned sun loungers at the outdoor pool.
  • The double bedroom and balcony in the Sea View Villa.
  • A few minutes from Little Vietnam and the Tuan Chau recreation complex.

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 59 – USD 517
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: Peninsula 2, Hung Thang, Ha Long, Vietnam

La Paz Resort Tuan Chau Ha Long

La Paz Resort Tuan Chau Ha Long

We won’t blame you for falling in love with the old-world French architecture, immaculate gardens and traditional Vietnamese practices at La Paz Resort Tuan Chau Ha Long. The boutique resort is revered for its character-filled villas, including the Pine Hill Villa with a balcony and the Beachfront Villa with direct access to the resort’s private beach.

Don’t be surprised if you forget Ha Long Bay for a moment while you’re lounging around the sun-drenched pool or sipping cocktails at the adjoining bar. There’s also a restaurant serving true Ha Long specialties and dignified Western dishes. Take advantage of the electric car to explore beyond the resort.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Stylish resort with cosy villas steps away from a private beach.
  • Multiple venues for special occasions, including the beach, poolside deck and banquet hall.
  • Surrounded by numerous cruise companies, including Oasis Bay Classic Cruise and Emeraude Classic Cruises.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 52 – USD 77
Guest Rating: 6.5
Address: Tuan Chau Island, Tuan Chau, Vietnam

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Discover the Natural Wonders of Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is becoming more popular every year, so now is the time to visit this natural haven before the crowds become too overwhelming. These popular hotels allow you to experience Ha Long Bay on a budget or by splurging on 5-star resorts with regal suites and private beaches. No matter how you choose to explore the bay, even if it’s a cruise, you’ll walk away knowing exactly why Vietnam’s most beloved natural wonder leaves travellers breathless.

Where do you want to stay at Ha Long Bay? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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