Lapochine is a sprawling hotel complex located directly on Thuan An Beach in Hue. Unfortunately the weather was a bit subpar during my one night stay, but I still enjoyed it. English speaking staff, pristine grounds manicuring, gym, delicious (set menu) breakfast, comfy beds with lush bedding, and maybe most importantly...a little peace and quiet. I would gladly stay here again in the future.
My kids love this place and so am I. Nice beach, green trees, and great pool. The resort's located by Thuan An beach, just 15km from Hue city. Guests can play water games, go out to enjoy seafood in local restaurant nearby. Greattt!
From the moment we checked in we were taken care of. They knew it was our anniversary and they decorated the room and prepared a nice bouquet of flowers for us. When there was a big group of customers coming, the hotel upgraded us to beach villa with ocean view where it is more private and quiet. The staff was wonderful. You see smiles everywhere at the hotel. The restaurant even called to our room before closing breakfast when they didn't see us at the restaurant. Nice beach, clean room and if you get up early you can see the fishermen around with their boats. It was truly relaxing holiday for us. We would definitely return to the hotel and recommend friends to go there.
I live in HCMC and had a few days off for the recent national holiday. I wanted to go to Hue to see the famous sites and because of the lack of foreign tourists, this timeframe seemed ideal. In terms of where to stay, it was a choice between a river resort, a place in town or a beach resort. I finally decided on a beach resort because of the fact that if there was nothing else to do, spending all day by the ocean is always more compelling than walking around a town to see if there's anything interesting. In choosing Ana Mandara, I chose wisely. To begin with, with all due respect to Hue, beyond the recognized sites to visit, there isn't much to do and quite honestly, the town isn't remarkable as a tourist destination. I was in Hoi An over Tet and the Old Town is beautiful and just walking around, taking in the optics is interesting. Once it became evident that the town wasn't exactly "hopping" with entertainment, spending time working on my tan and walking around the area of the hotel was the better option of just walking around Hue, itself. I checked into the hotel on April 30 for three nights. I stayed in the "double room" which in this case was in the main building on the second floor- Room 111. If you're going to stay in a room in the main building, definitely go for one on the second floor if for no other reason than the amazing balcony/terrace. The rooms on the first have their terraces open to anyone walking by. The second floor is more private. The balconies are the best I've seen in a long time! They are huge! Mine had a very comfortable couch and I found myself spending a fair amount of time lounging out there. The room is large as is the bathroom. The A/C worked well and the fridge kept drinks cold! The bed has an amazing "pillow top" that you sank into. It was fabulous unless you like beds that feel like boards. The overall feel of the property is very tropical. The grounds are very lush and laying on the sofa on my terrace, the view suggested I was staying in a jungle. The property is expansive and well maintained with no trash around. The spa is in a separate building and is quite nice. I had the exercise room to myself. It has the basics including a nice, modern exercise-cycle. The pool is also very nice. Plenty of lounge chairs and the water is on the warmer side. During the day, I had the entire pool to myself but around 1600, the kiddies started to take over. The restaurant faces the ocean with a lovely terrace with tables to eat at. In the area of the front entrance are a pool and ping-pong table and a Foosball game. The morning buffet was ok. Nothing remarkable but enough options if you favor western style breakfasts. I ate dinner there twice. I had the chicken hotpot which was good and is a healthy choice. The other dinner was a pasta bolognese and it was the best pasta dish I've had in my four years in Asia! I would kill to make it that good! Just across the restaurant is the bar (and pool) with a two for one happy hour as well as a "recovery hour" starting at 1400 with 20% off drinks. There is a hotel bus to town and you need to reserve a space. It drops you off in the downtown area along the Perfume River and there's a walking promenade there but it doesn't go very far. The Hotel Saigon Morin is a block away to give you a reference point. It's only about a 20-minute ride to and from downtown. The beach itself if quite nice but be prepared to see a lot of detritus when walking along. If you walk south, you'll find a handful of restaurants along the way, just off the beach. If you walk north, you'll come across the neighborhood the hotel is in and yes, you may stumble (as I did) into the town Cemetary which is somewhat interesting. The town itself has a very Caribbean feel to it. Unexpectedly, all of the full day tours to the tourist sites were booked. I arranged through the hotel for a private tour and driver to see the major sites. It cost 1.8m VND which was actually cheaper than some of the tours I saw on TA. My tour guide was a lovely lady named "Phee" (probably spelling it wrong but you can't go wrong by hiring her!) Also, all the TA tours start in town. I was driven from the hotel which made it very convenient. I hadn't realized that the sites were opened to the public just three days before and on top of that, there were no admission charges. Not only that, there were almost no tourists, so that was a bonus I was hoping for! The staff at the hotel was very friendly and helpful! During my last night, the A/C wasn't working properly and a couple of maintenance people were dispatched and the problem fixed quickly. The only thing I felt was missing was a little convenience store to buy snacks or other useful items. Tip: a half a block from the entrance are a couple of stores so if you don't want to pay hotel prices for beer, for example, you can walk for 1-2 minutes and get all the beer you can drink at standard, store prices. All in all, I can't say enough about this hotel! It was exactly the type of vacation I like. A combination of beach, tropical, and cultural vacation.…
Lovely hotel with private beach. The staff were amazing and couldn’t have been more helpful. The room was huge and very comfortable and we also made use of the spa facilities which were great. The hotel offers a free shuttle into the city which is really useful and allowed us to enjoy the city as well as enjoying being by the beach. The seafood BBQ on the Friday night was really good and great value. Having stayed at Ana Mandara, we wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else next time we come to Hue!