If you’re holidaying in Hue, Vietnam’s historic capital, check out Alba Spa Hotel – a newly-opened eight-storey, 58-room boutique space. It’s all very earthy and nature-loving. Elements of bamboo, granite and tile are interwoven into the lobby and restaurant, with vibrant plates resembling water bubbles featured in every room’s main wall. You can also look forward to spa treatments created in collaboration with Florence Jaffre, the founder of the famous Ytsara in Thailand. Relax in the 16.5 sq m Jacuzzi (separated into hot and cold water sections) while surrounded by lush greenery, and soak in the natural mineral water that comes from a natural cradles a few kilometers north of the city. It’s luxury on a budget.
29 Tran Quang Khai St, Hue City (+84 543 828 444, www.albaboutiquehotels.com). Rates start from $112 per night.