As if the historic city of Hue, Vietnam wasn’t tranquil enough. For our final night in the imperial city we decided to find an even quieter sanctuary for some much-needed relaxation after spending a week running through central Vietnam…
The Hue Ecolodge seemed to fit the bill. Lured by images of their giant swimming pool and green jungle, the lodge sits in a peaceful area some 7km away from Hue’s city centre.
Upon entering the estate, we were greeted with fields of pomelo trees…the low hanging fruit dangling temptingly on the branches. I asked if they were allowed to be picked. To which the bellboy replied that we would have to pay for them, and they were not fully ripe as of yet…fair enough.
The bungalow’s exterior was built using locally sourced bamboo, straw and rattan. Gazing inside, our room was quite spacious, with all the amenities you’d expect. The comfortable king-size bed was well-kept and clean. The exposed brick and the wooden bathtub were a nice touch in adding to the room’s overall rustic aesthetic.
There was also a “semi-private” shower located in the room’s back porch. A full tour of the room can be seen in the video below…
The lodge restaurant, which were just a few steps away from our bungalow had a decent range of local cuisine as well as some Western options.
Unfortunately, the food was a little on the pricey side and the portions were quite small when compared to what can be found from local street-food vendors. I would need at least four bowls of their Bun Bo Hue to feel anything remotely full.
If you’re feeling peckish later on, there is a shuttle bus which will take you into the city centre every day at 6:00pm and will return you back to the lodge at 9:30pm.
Overall, the Ecolodge was a welcomed, and much needed ending to our whirlwind adventure through the heart of Vietnam. If you are looking for something even more serene than the usual offerings found in Hue, the Hue Ecolodge might just be for you.
The Hue Ecolodge can be found at…
Address: 2 Luong Quan, Thuy Bieu Village, Hue, Vietnam
Phone: (+84) 234 3935 818