Since opening its doors in January, The Anam Mui Ne has positioned itself as the latest luxury hotel in the South Vietnamese coastal town of Mui Ne
The Anam Mui Ne is perched on Nguyen Dinh Chieu beach’s white sands overlooking the East Sea in south Vietnam’s Mui Ne. It’s a four-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, but with the expressway set to open soon, the transport time will be cut to two hours.
The resort’s 127 keys span six categories, from the 40m² Deluxe Room to the 122m² Presidential Suite. I stayed in the exquisite 142m² Private Pool Suite. In line with the property’s décor, it exudes the crisp elegance of Vietnam’s Indochine era. Evoking the feel of a grand French villa, customised mosaic tiles compliment wooden floors and clay pots and statues made by neighbouring Cham artisans dot the vast space.
While the room is open-plan, the living and sleeping areas are separated by a hand-carved wooden panel. The living area comprises ample seating, work desk and mini bar, while the sleeping area is home to a cloud-like king bed and large flat screen TV. It opens up onto a spacious bathroom, where the centrepiece is a deliciously deep clawfoot bathtub.
Both the living and sleeping areas have patio doors that open onto a terrace with two sun loungers and a 22m² pool – perfect to devour the complimentary High Tea delivered to my room.
I enjoyed a lazy buffet breakfast that took me across continents at all-day dining restaurant The Indochine, as well as lunch of Vietnamese-influenced Caesar salad and pan-fried fish with locally-sourced vegetables. In the evening, we headed to beachfront Lang Viet to embark on a culinary journey to all corners of Vietnam. The spacious lobby also houses the sophisticated Saigon Bar.
Spread across 1.2 hectares, The Anam is home to a host of amenities. In addition to large fresh and saltwater pools, The Anam Spa houses five treatment rooms, two steam rooms, saunas, indoor jacuzzis and a beauty salon. A complimentary signature massage was included with my room and was perfect to knead out the knots of a day’s sightseeing.
Located on a breezy part of the beach, the water sports centre is a hit for kitesurfing, jet skiing, kayaking and surfing. Elsewhere, a gym boasts state-of-the-art equipment, with a yoga room also available. A kids’ club caters to the little ones and there are meeting facilities.
The staff were superb and greeted me each time on a first name basis. They were also mindful of ensuring all my needs were met, from the type of pillows in my room to diet requirements and everything else in between – all served with a smile.
The Anam Mui Ne has perfectly managed to capture old world charm and bring it into the modern world with a sense of sophisticated yet simplistic charm. It packages unpretentious luxury into the perfect beach holiday with all the onsite amenities needed.
Tel: +84 252 6284 868