Victoria Can Tho Resort Hotel
Grade: First Class
What a setting, right in the heart of the Mekong Delta you’ll be staying in a luxury colonial style hotel that wraps itself around a beautiful swimming pool and gazes out from its privileged position over the mighty Bassac River.
Offering taste, quality and character don’t stay anywhere else!
The Bassac Restaurant offers a selection of European and Vietnamese cuisine.
At breakfast dine on the terrace and listen to river life as it passes you by, whilst in the evening enjoy a drink as the sun sets over the Mekong Delta and then be serenaded by a frogs chorus as you enjoy dinner. If it’s too hot, the restaurant is air conditioned inside.
Other facilities include a large swimming pool, fitness centre and the Victoria Spa, located on the rooftop terrace and offering a superb range of massages and therapies whilst enjoying panoramic views over the river.
All room types have wooden floors throughout and balconies offering superb views of the river, pool, or garden. Each has air conditioning, satellite tv, mini-bar and safe.
Nui Sam Lodge
Grade: Medium Class
As the number of tourists visiting the Mekong Delta rises, so some visitors start to look for places slightly off the main tourist trail. Chau Doc and more particularly the Nui Sam Lodge fits the bill, as you can enjoy a day touring through the delta by road and boat, along less travelled waterways to Chau Doc on the Cambodia border.
Just outside town the Nui Sam sits atop Sam Mountain looking down over the Mekong River valley with sweeping views of a carpet of rice paddies and rural villages. A perfect choice if you’re looking for a more natural side to the country, with room to breathe and explore. Perhaps from here travel by boat the Phnom Penh in Cambodia or head down to the coast and over to Phu Quoc Island for time on the beach.
La Giang Restaurant & Bar offers great views of the valley with floor to ceiling windows and serving Vietnamese and international cuisine. Cakes, sandwiches and lunches can be enjoyed at the cosy Baguette cafe. Other facilities include a large outdoor infinity pool and a scenic walking trail through the extensive gardens filled with aromatic herbs, spices, flowers and vegetables. Bicycles are available for hire to explore the surrounding countryside and it’s a great place to mountain bike.
A small hotel of just 36 stone-built bungalows and villas, each of which has large French windows that open up to a private terrace with views across the mountainside and down to the valley below. Cool tile floors meet sleek wood furnishings all in a palette of sage and cinnamon. They are equipped with cable TV, mini-bar and coffee/tea making amenities. The en suite bathroom comes with shower facilities, toiletries and a hair-dryer.