Nha Trang

Intercontinental Nha Trang — Seas the Day on a Luxury Getaway

The Intercontinental Nha Trang is an IHG hotel — an international chain of luxury 5-star hotels. The hotel is on Tran Phu Street which runs along Nha Trang’s downtown foreshore. The neighborhood, with its bustling restaurants and nightlife, is teaming from dawn to dusk.

This beachfront hotel is 40-min from Cam Ranh International airport and a great base for island hopping or local attractions. It has luxurious guest rooms, authentic dining experiences, and an award-winning spa. They also offer an ‘in the know’ service giving accurate local insight. Furthermore, its spacious meeting venues are perfect to plan a dream wedding.

About Intercontinental Nha Trang

About Intercontinental Nha Trang
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This 19-story high rise has a contemporary design with a Vietnamese finesse. The hotel design is inspired by the fishing culture of Nha Trang. While the reception desk is shaped like a sailing boat, the backdrop is a fishnet motif. Even the artwork on display adds drama and interest with a local flavor.

The Intercontinental also has a Feng Shui-compatible design. The idea is to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. The generous use of metal, glass, yellow lighting, and earthy tones seem to fit the five elements.

The hotel never appears crowded, and that’s not always the case in bustling Nha Trang. For this reason, it’s good for couples on a beach getaway or business travelers looking for extensive event facilities. Families also love this hotel for its facilities such as the kids’ club.

Intercontinental Nha Trang follows a no-pet policy unless they are guide dogs for the differently-abled. In this case prior notification and arrangement is required. As an IHG group member, the hotel is IHG Clean Promise certified and strictly follows pandemic prevention protocols.

About The Destination

About The Destination
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The Intercontinental in Nha Trang sits close to both pristine beaches and the city center. In tune with its popular worldwide acclaim, Nha Trang has also been voted as the 29th most beautiful bay in the world.

Nha Trang City is a lively metropolis with a tropical climate. It’s surrounded by islands, mountains, white sandy beaches, and is also the best diving spot in Vietnam.

With a long heritage, the city’s roots date back to the Cham Empire. Once a fishing village, Nha Trang has changed over the years. It is now a stopover for annual yacht races all the way from Hong Kong.

An Award-Winning Hotel

Awarded of Intercontinental Nha Trang
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The Intercontinental Hotel Nha Trang is a highly awarded hotel. Since its launch, it has won many prestigious luxury titles.

  • Luxury Coastal Hotel, South East Asia (2018,2019 and 2020) — World Luxury Hotel Awards.
  • Luxury Hotel Spa 2020 — World Luxury Hotel Awards.
  • Vietnam’s Top ten 5-star hotels (2018 and 2019) — Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
  • Traveler’s Choice Award for the Top 25 Luxury hotels in Vietnam — TripAdvisor (2015 and 2016).
  • Asia’s leading hotel (2015) — World Travel Awards.
  • The Guide Awards (2014 – 2015 ) — Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and Vietnam Economic Association for the best hospitality product.

Accommodation at Intercontinental Nha Trang

Junior Suite of Intercontinental Nha Trang
Junior Suite

Live it up in the luxury of the Intercontinental Nha Trang. Spread over 19-floors, it has 279 rooms, including club rooms and suites. The guest rooms are a modern design with earthy tones and a pop of color.

All rooms have balconies, some with beautiful views of the ocean. Suites are extra luxurious, and Premium Rooms include a lounge. Family Suites are also available with an additional room with bunk beds.

Rooms include Posturepedic pillow-top beds and standard 5-star amenities. Sleek marble bathrooms come with separate rainfall showers, bathtubs, and upscale toiletries. Robes and slippers are also provided.

Our recommendation would be to choose rooms on the higher floors. Since the hotel is by a busy street, it sometimes gets quite noisy.

Club Rooms

Club Rooms of Intercontinental Nha Trang
Club room with a bay view

Club rooms are on the higher floors with exclusive lounge access and stunning bay views. Guests also get complimentary high-tea, breakfast, welcome drinks, and a free-of-charge minibar. Two-way transfers and private check-ins are other benefits.

For club rooms, two children under 12 can stay at a surcharge for breakfast and an extra bed. The Club Intercontinental lounge is currently closed owing to the pandemic. It should, however, resume operations soon.

Dining Experience at Intercontinental Nha Trang

Dining at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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The Intercontinental hotel offers both Vietnamese and international cuisine. Dining options include a signature restaurant along with a bar and lounge.

Cookbook Café is all-day dining with interactive cooking stations for seafood, chargrilled meats, and authentic Vietnamese specialties. Located on the first floor, it has a breakfast buffet along with an a-la-carte menu.

The restaurant has a chic design with large photographs on the walls and huge windows with excellent views. Guests can dine inside or out on the terrace overlooking the sea. The Cookbook Café had an extensive seafood buffet, but it may be periodically unavailable due to pandemic measures.

It’s refreshing to see healthy choices with calorie counts, low GI indicators, and gluten-free options. Furthermore, kids will love the specially shaped pancakes at breakfast.

Aqualine is the poolside bar with great views of the bay. With a nice selection of cocktails, it also has a light refreshment menu. The poolside bar has comfy loungers and sun umbrellas. However, it’s open from midday only until 6pm.

Bar at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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Don’t forget to try signature drinks by the hotel’s resident mixologist at the Lobby Bar. The bar has indoor and outdoor seating. Also, the generous use of marble and wood accents lends a stylish touch.

It has a special promotion every day from 6:30 am to 10:30 am. The promotion offers coffee from four regions in Vietnam, accompanied by a handmade pastry or a wide range of soups and light bites.

Beach Club at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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Guests also have access to a co-shared Beach Club. It’s a semi-private beach experience ideal for sun-bathing. You have to cross the busy double roads to get there. Although loungers and towels are available, it gets pretty busy, so arrive early for a cozy spot. The Beach Club has a limited beverage menu and is open only till 5 pm.

Relaxation and Recreation at Intercontinental Nha Trang

Spa at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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The Intercontinental Nha Trang offers true luxury when it comes to its facilities. It has outdoor pools, a full-service spa, a fitness center, along with a Kids Club.

The Swimming Pools

Outdoor Pools at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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The hotel has no less than three outdoor pools with landscaped gardens and bay views. There are deck chairs and canopied loungers, and the Aqualine bar services the poolside. In addition to two adult pools, there’s a splash pool for kids.

The highlight of the pools is the Jacuzzi beds with powerful whirlpool action. However, the pools are not heated, and if the weather gets chilly, a dip may be adventurous.

Spa and Fitness Center

Fitness Center at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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Intercontinental Nha Trang has an award-winning spa. Holistic treatments on offer blend traditional Vietnamese healing techniques with Japanese hospitality. For the face and body reflexology treatments, it uses unique skincare cosmetics made of ‘kinpaku’ (gold leaf).

The spa has a luxurious couple’s suite in addition to a sauna and jacuzzi. The therapists are well-trained and relaxation is guaranteed. Because of its popularity, it gets quite busy. Pre-booking is highly recommended.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has led to temporary suspensions of a couple of hotel facilities, including the spa.

Guests have complimentary access to a fully-equipped fitness center. Along with several cardio and weight-training machines, it has free weights and exercise balls. The gym is state-of-the-art, airy, and spacious.

Kids Club at Intercontinental Nha Trang

Kids Club at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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Families will appreciate the Planet Trekkers kids club. The staff supervises all indoor and outdoor activities at the kids’ club. With a colorful décor, it is fully equipped with toys, books, crafts, and games.

It has a daily schedule to keep kids busy the whole day (10 am to 8 pm). Toddlers, however, need to be accompanied by their parents. The hotel also provides babysitting services at an additional cost.

Events and Meeting Spaces at Intercontinental Nha Trang

Events at Intercontinental Nha Trang
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The Intercontinental Nha Trang is a popular choice for events. With the largest pillarless ballroom in Nha Trang, it can accommodate up to 550 people. It also has five meeting rooms perfect for corporate events and meetings. In addition, the meeting spaces have seamless audio-visual technology.

Special menus can be created for all kinds of events, keeping dietary restrictions or specific needs in mind. From seasonal specialties to local flavors or classic international favorites, the skilled chefs create customized menus.

Its idyllic location also makes it popular for weddings. There’s a special team who plan every detail from décor and set-up to menus. The end-to-end solution makes the whole experience stress-free.

Hospitality and Sustainability

A unique factor that needs a mention is the hotel’s commitment to the environment. As an IHG Green Engage hotel, it keeps track of its impact on the environment. One sees many initiatives from reduced plastic to managing waste or measures to reduce energy and water use.

So, don’t be surprised if your ‘flour’ straw disappears into your beverage if you drink too slowly. Or, you may find bedside cards asking if you need your towels and sheets changed every day.

Sightseeing around Intercontinental Nha Trang

Getting Around Intercontinental Nha Trang
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Having a well-informed concierge is a valuable addition to any hotel. The Intercontinental has a special ‘In the Know’ service to simply relax or explore Nha Trang. In addition, the concierge gives excellent advice on discovering hidden gems in the city.

The hotel has excursion packages that include shopping trips along Tran Phu Boulevard, the Night market, or cycling and walking tours. You can even take a trip to a fishing port or a craft village. However, for some exclusive souvenirs from Nha Trang, a visit to Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest on 248 Thong Nhat Street is a must.

For a unique way to relax, ask about the best mud baths and spas. Attractions closer to the hotel include visiting the semi-private beach or a local restaurant in a 300-year-old house. The Long Son Pagoda and the Po Nagar Towers are about 10-minutes by car. The Institute of Oceanography is just a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

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Why Choose the Intercontinental Nha Trang?

Why Choose the Intercontinental Nha Trang?
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With an unparalleled view and strategic location, the Intercontinental is a top-end 5-star in Nha Trang City. If you’re looking for a luxury stay, this hotel is an excellent product with intuitive service.

Many of the hotel’s popular facilities (spa, kids club, club lounge) were closed when writing this article. This is a pandemic prevention measure due to the current Covid -19 restrictions. Though it’s temporary, it’s recommended you check before booking.

 The Hits: 

  • Central location
  • Scenic ocean view
  • Semi-private beach access
  • Family suites with bunk beds
  • Multiple pools 
  • Kids club
  • Modern fitness center
  • Impressive events space
  • Well-informed concierge 

The Misses: 

  • A busy road between the hotel and the beach
  • Breakfast is not included in most rates
  • Not much on-site recreation
  • Limited dining choices
  • Shuttle on charge

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