Pet Friendly Beach Hotel Near Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam is a modern city full of everything you could imagine – delicious food, flavorful coffee, malls, movie theaters, karaoke spots, shopping, and so much more. It’s been quite an adventure exploring the city but after killing ourselves with work these past few weeks, it was time to leave the chaotic city for the weekend to refresh. If you’re in Hanoi and looking for a nice beachside spot where you can also bring your pets, look no further than Van Chai Resort in Sam Son, Vietnam.

You’ll be greeted by a large smiling buddha, lush gardens, a wall waterfall, coy fish, and a cup of tea at the entrance. Step through the lobby which will connect you to beautiful architecture and colorful blooming gardens. The best part about this place (to me) is that they’re pet friendly, which is nearly impossible to find outside of the big cities in Vietnam. Located just over 3 hours from Hanoi, this is the perfect place to rejuvenate with sounds of nature and the ocean waves crashing. And the best part…did I mention THIS HOTEL IS PET FRIENDLY! 🙂 Riley was welcomed too!

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As you can see lots of color and flowers, even an outdoor shower surrounded by plants. I didn’t enjoy the food at this hotel and the whole beach town is under construction right now during off season, but the peace and the plants are what really made it enjoyable. Spending time in nature is healing energy. It also is great to have Riley, our pup along with us!

Do you have any recommendations for beach spots outside of Hanoi?






  1. Sarah March 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this place. Wish I was there right now. And your hat too– super cute!

  2. Naomi March 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Those images are gorgeous, but what makes the place pet friendly? Did you travel with your pet? How did he/she like the room?

    • Brianne March 31, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

      Yep, as mentioned in the article (and the pics) my dog came with us 🙂

  3. Jacqueline March 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Damn! I’ve stayed in a number of hotels in Vietnam and I don’t recall most of them looking like that. I must’ve been doing something wrong — especially the time my room was covered in spiders. Yikes. Beautiful photos — I would stay there in a heartbeat.

  4. Rebecca March 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Sorry you didn’t enjoy the food, but the grounds look beautiful. Looks very relaxing. And I’m sure being pet friendly more than made up for it. Your Riley is co sute. I’ve seen her in other posts. 🙂

    • Rebecca March 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Yeah, she’s so cute, too. Oy, where’s spellcheck?

  5. Eniko Krix March 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    WoW, This place looks awesome! Thanks for the pictures! I need to go here! 🙂

  6. Rosemary March 31, 2016 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. This looks like a true paradise. Out of curiosity, what pets were allowed? Did it feel like a zoo with so many different kinds? Too bad you din’t enjoy the food. What was it that you did not enjoy? I will be visiting Hanoi later this year and I’m curious to know what you din’t like.

    • Brianne March 31, 2016 at 6:49 am - Reply

      I guess I’m just spoiled with the really great food in Hanoi so being in a small town at a small hotel the standard wasn’t the same. LOL to your zoo question. I think my pup was the only one there 🙂 They did have chickens though but they were in their own special (cage like) area.

  7. Katie March 31, 2016 at 6:42 am - Reply

    The hotel is so pretty – it looks like a perfect oasis from stress!

  8. Alexis March 31, 2016 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful! If the food was better, i couldn’t imagine leaving. Were there other guests/dogs?

    • Brianne April 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      It’s slow season so the hotel was pretty quiet 🙂 There were guests but I don’t see any other dogs. They did have chickens on the property though, lol!

  9. Melissa Douglas April 1, 2016 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Your dog – omg so cute and fluffy, I want him!
    What a beautiful hotel though! Really great photos.

  10. Katie @ The Budget Backpack April 1, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    When I was in Vietnam, I stayed in downtown Hanoi- I had no idea places like that existed near the city~ that place looks awesome! I don’t have a pet to travel with, but I feel like I need to book myself into a place that IS pet-friendly so I can hang with the pups!

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