If you are looking for clean, quiet and nice budget accommodations in Hue, Vietnam, this is the place we would recommend for you. A little on the artsy side with a splash of purple here there and everywhere.
Flashback to 2015:
From the moment we walked in the door, we felt special. We were greeted with big smiles right at the door and we were invited to sit down and rest in the lobby. They then brought out some hot fresh ginger tea that was amazing. I wanted to ask for more, but didn’t want to seem greedy.
Thankfully Anya didn’t want hers, so I managed to have an extra anyway. The receptionist had our keys ready to go and the staff was lined up to take our bags to the rooms for us. Oh, it was so nice having someone else carry our bags up the flights of stairs for once. During our entire stay the staff was top-notch and I was amazed at how well they all spoke English too.
We were invited by Grace Hotel to stay with them a couple of nights and write a review about their property. As with any review we provide, we give our own opinion about the property and recommendations. We actually were staying at a different hotel and moved to accommodate this request and I am so glad that we did. It was really a treat to stay here.
Wow, I don’t even know where to start. We loved our room! Actually we had a couple of spacious rooms, as there were 5 of us. We had one double, with balcony and one triple room. Both came with a private bath and complimentary toiletries as well, even a toothbrush! If you enjoy a hot shower, this is the place for you. After traveling for so long in Southeast Asia with less than tepid water in many places, this was a real treat for us.
Each of the beds was a perfect firmness with the memory foam type mattress and the linens were crispy, clean and white. Of course all of it was accented with purple. The extra touches we really appreciated in our rooms were the walls shelves to unpack a few of our things as well as a stocked mini-bar fridge. We love having cold water available.
The attention to detail throughout the property was apparent and you can see that every special touch was thought of. We especially like the availability of electrical outlets and the great wifi access!
On the ground level there is a sitting area as well as a dining area for breakfast. Once breakfast is finished, the tables and chairs may be used to play cards, social gathering spot or bring food back and enjoy in the lobby. They also have a front porch area, that also serves as scooter parking. The stair well is absolutely gorgeous and full of little niches with paintings and colored lights. It is very tranquil and nice to see vines hanging from the ceiling as well.
The Amenities and Activities
Breakfast is served on-site with a very reasonable and delicious menu. All other meals should be planned off-site or you can bring food back and enjoy it in the dining area. There are many local restaurants within walking distance. We enjoyed one dinner at Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant. It was a bit pricey, but good.
They also offer all sorts of local and country-wide tours, ticketing, transportation and they will even help you plan your trip. The staff is always available for you. There is also a computer station in the lobby, which was nice. Wifi was great throughout the hotel and that was such a treat after nearly a month with poor connections. We had a few rainy days during our visit and the staff was quick to offer us an umbrella to use or helped us take off our rain ponchos upon our return.
The Grace Hotel is located in the town center, just a few blocks from the river. It is just around the corner from the main backpacker area, but it is on a nice quiet street. So that means plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from and many with Western Food options and your pick of Vietnamese establishments too, but not all of the noise and traffic that goes with it. We felt very safe walking around both day and night and even stopped in to the Game Center, a few doors down, to enjoy a little Playstation Time.
We had the pleasure of meeting the owners and they are just wonderful. So passionate about their hotel, services and customers. They really love what they do and they love their city. Apparently purple is the color for Hue Vietnam and Grace Hotel shows off its purple passion. I just happen to love purple too, so it was nice to see it all around.
Grace Hotel – Hue, Vietnam Contact info: website
Booking info and rates
Address: 28/42 Nguyen Cong Tru street, Hue city, Vietnam
Phone: + 84 543 935 979
Have you visited Hue? There is plenty to do and see here, and we will tell you all about what we did in coming posts. You may also book with Hue Private Cars, they can take you where you need to go!. You may also book your Tour of Hue, Vietnam, airport transfers, tours outside of Hue, as well as wonderful budget accommodations
Disclosure: Grace Hotel (run by VM Travels) was kind enough to sponsor our stay. All opinions are our own.