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  • First Time to Da Nang: Where Should I Stay?

    Where Should I Book My Hotel in Da Nang?

    If you’re a first-time visitor to Da Nang, it’s important to know where to stay and which hotel that best suits your budget and preference.

    If this is your first time to Da Nang, knowing exactly which area and hotel to book is essential for a hassle-free holiday. As Vietnam’s fourth largest city, Da Nang offers a good mix of cultural and sightseeing opportunities, including centuries-old pagodas, French colonial buildings, as well as tranquil beaches with clear blue waters, and verdant national parks.

    If you’re looking to soak up the sun while on vacation, Da Nang’s pristine beaches such as My Khe Beach, Lang Co Beach are ideal for surfing, snorkelling, and jet-skiing especially between the months of May and September. Meanwhile, World Heritage Sites Hoi An and My Son are accessible within a 20-minute drive from the city centre. As Da Nang is divided into several areas, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on each locale’s pros and cons to help you decide where to book your hotel in Da Nang.

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    1. Furama Resort Danang 4.4/ 5
    2. A La Carte Da Nang Beach 4.2/ 5
    3. Sanouva Danang Hotel 4.3/ 5
    4. Brilliant Hotel 4.4/ 5
    5. Meliá Danang 3.6/ 5
    6. Diamond Sea Hotel 4.1/ 5

Da Nang City Centre : How to decide

Da Nang City Centre puts travellers in between Da Nang International Airport and prominent beaches My Khe and Non Nuoc, offering a wide range of accommodation and dining options as well as expansive shopping complexes. Meanwhile, its nightlife scene comprises rooftop bars and riverfront lounges with extensive alcoholic offerings and stunning views of Han River and Dragon Bridge. Despite its modern setting, travellers can still find plenty of historical sites such as Da Nang Cathedral, Phap Lam Pagoda, and Cham Museum.

Who is it For:

  • People looking for a convenient stay close to Da Nang International Airport
  • People looking for busy nightlife

What's Good:

  • Plenty of dining choices at various price points
  • Hotels cater to a wide range of budgets and preferences
  • Rooftop bars offer expansive views of Han River and Dragon Bridge

What's Not So Good:

  • Traffic can get rather congested during peak hours

My Khe Beach : How to decide

My Khe Beach is a good choice if you’re looking to stay close to the city centre, but still want to enjoy the beach during your holiday in Da Nang. Once a popular spot for American soldiers during the Vietnam-US War, My Khe is usually packed with locals during the weekends and holidays. The beach is also within a 10-minute drive from Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain, a breath-taking national park that houses Linh Ung Pagoda and the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy. Meanwhile, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Imperial City, and Phing Nga Caves are easily accessible via bus or taxi.

Who is it For:

  • People looking to stay close to the beach
  • Travellers looking to visit UNESCO-listed sites in Da Nang

What's Good:

  • Closest beach from Da Nang City Centre
  • Plenty of seafood restaurants at various price points
  • Ideal for surfing, snorkelling, and jet-skiing

What's Not So Good:

  • Packed with locals during weekends and holidays

Non Nuoc Beach

Non Nuoc Beach is a good retreat for travellers looking to soak up the sun and escape the busy streets of Da Nang City. A 10-minute drive from Da Nang City or Hoi An, this expansive beach hosts numerous luxurious five-star beach resorts and two international golf courses, where you can wine and dine at restaurants visited by Michelin-starred chefs as well as indulge in a myriad of spa treatments. Just a 10-minute walk from the main beach site are the iconic Marble Mountains and Co Co River (Stork Neck River), with the former housing 17th-century Buddhist sanctuaries and pagoda temples, sacred limestone caves, and local handicraft villages.

Who is it For:

  • Moderately wealthy travellers
  • People looking to stay close to the beach

What's Good:

  • Marble Mountains offer plenty of sightseeing opportunities
  • Plenty of local handicrafts and souvenir shops
  • Luxury resorts with high-end restaurants and direct beach access

What's Not So Good:

  • Quite far from Da Nang City Centre
  • Quiet nightlife scene
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