Da Nang International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Fly direct to Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo and then catch a connection to Da Nang. Call our Smith24 team to find your best route and book your flights.
Da Nang train station is less than a 15-minute drive away; the ancient city of Hue is a two-and-a-half-hour ride away, but if you’re in for the long haul, you can reach the white sandy shores of Nha Thang in 10 hours, and the bustling cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in 17.
Leave the stress of driving through the city to the locals, there’s no need for a car in Da Nang.
Worth getting out of bed for
Discover the ancient civilisations that founded Da Nang at the Museum of Cham Sculpture, then get to grips with the contemporary city at Con Market, which houses more than 2,000 stalls selling fruits and vegetables, silks, and coffee beans; upstairs you’ll find tailors who will craft you a personalised áo dài (traditional Vietnamese dress) in a matter of hours. For first-class souvenir shopping head out to Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village on the Tho Quang peninsula; here you’ll find handmade jewellery and many marble momentoes of smiling buddhas and fire-breathing dragons to take home. While out of the city centre, the peak of Son Tra mountain, popularly known as monkey mountain for the resident macaques, offers breathtaking views over the city and bay. Before hiking the 693-metre high mountain, warm up with a climb to the top of the 17-storey Goddess of Mercy statue in the beautiful Linh Ung Pagoda; the pristine, white sculpture is hailed as the tallest statue of the deity in south-east Asia. Should you want a few easy days by the sea in between seeing the city sights, the hotel is just a few blocks from Pham Van Dong beach and further down the coast are the white sandy shores of Non Nuoc beach.
Don your glad rags for a night of fine dining at La Maison 1888 in another of Mr & Mrs Smith’s boutique hotels, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. This elegant cliffside restaurant fuses Vietnamese style with French tastes in both its decor and dishes; headed by chef Pierre Gagnaire, this is the place for Gallic gastronomy in Da Nang. From haute cuisine to hot barbecue: Quan Com Hue Ngon is a popular local eatery near Da Nang Cathedral. There’s no need for airs and graces here, take a seat at one of the simple wooden tables and grill your own pork ribs, octopus and squid on a small stove next to your table. For a romantic Vietnamese meal, head to the secluded, flower-filled courtyard of Lam Vien Restaurant. Dine on traditional Vietnamese and pan-Asian delicacies such as spring rolls, abalone and crab soup, stir-fried bok choy with oyster sauce, and fried beef lúc lắc (popularly known as ‘shaking beef’) by lantern light in the courtyard, or remove your shoes and head up to the wood-panelled, second-floor dining room for an authentic experience.
Spend most your mornings drinking in a hipster's’ paradise at cool city café, Cong Ca Phe. The dishevelled-chic interiors feature industrial-style lights, exposed brick walls and mix-matched chairs topped with vibrantly coloured pillows. Kickstart your evening with strong coffees, Vietnamese teas, fresh smoothies, or a cocktail. Over a small bridge and past an Instagram-ready swing seat, the peaceful Rafew Café is set around a small courtyard with a central water feature. After a busy day of sightseeing, slump into one of the private pavilions and cool down with an iced-coffee or a refreshing fruit smoothie. Feel like you’ve escaped the hustle and bustle of the city without having to walk more than five-minutes from the hotel, at Cloud Garden Coffee. Depending on the weather, either order a tall glass of fruit juice and soak in the sun around the lilypad pond, or get a steaming cup of coffee and enjoy the picturesque garden from the warmth and comfort of one of the glass pavilions.
Set on the 17th floor of the Brilliant Hotel, Brilliant Top Bar is one of the best places to see the colourful skyline light up at night. Enjoy the views while sipping on a few of their signature cocktails. For a different rooftop vista, head to Sky 21 where you can view the city and the sea all at once. Their tropical cocktails are a great way to start or end a night; they also offer special birthday celebration packages with drinks and a cake included – bring in the big day on a high.