“ Address: Cai Khe Ward / Can Tho City / Vietnam / Tel: +84 71 3 810111 „
The Victoria resort hotel and spa. Can Tho.
The Victoria resort hotel and spa hotel is a four star hotel in Can Tho in the Mekong Delta on the banks of the Hau River. It is set amongst beautifully kept and manicured grounds that contain exotic flowers, trees and shrubs. It has an old colonial feel to the place and was built during the end of the Victorian era. It has 92 rooms eight of which are suites. The views of the river are quite spectacular and you can watch the world go by from the terraces and gardens of the hotel with a nice long cool gin and tonic.
The reception area is massive with a beautifully laid out open plan foyer. It looks very peaceful with over head ceiling fans wafting cool air on those below them. The reception staff were very helpful and were able to tell you how to get to your room in English which was understandable.
There are two restaurants in the hotel. One is called Spice which is quite formal and serves an eclectic range of Asian and European cuisine, breakfast is also served in this restaurant. The waiter service was of a very good standard and food prices were quite reasonable. The second restaurant is beside the pool area and is pleasant too.
There is a large bar just off from the reception area and before you get to Spice restaurant which sells local and international brands of spirits and beers in a convivial atmosphere.
The rooms are fairly standard hotel rooms with twin or double beds highly polished wooden floors except in the tiled bathroom. The windows had shutters on them which were handy to block out the sun during the heat of the day. The air-conditioning was fairly ok once you were in the room and it had been on for a little while. There were two arm chairs a wardrobe and colour television with good reception although we did not watch much on it.
The beds were fairly comfortable although the beds felt damp due to the very high humidity which appeared not to dry out the sheets and they felt damp along with the towels although clean still felt damp. I quipped that incontinent Annie had slept in the bed the night before as they felt really damp.
Some of the corridors were open plan which helped keep the place cool as a cool breeze flowed through them making it feel cooler than it really was.
There is a lovely swimming pool in the grounds and the garden leads down to the private jetty beside the river where they have their own private launch which will take you free to the town centre. The hotel can arrange tours for you if you wish either by road or by boat.
Facilities include a gym and sauna, spa and tennis courts for those mad enough to want to undertake exercise in the staunchly humid heat of the Delta. Massages are available in the spa or in the privacy of your room.
Rooms are available for approximately £88 per night up to over £200 depending on what time of year you are going and the type of room you want to book.
Would I stay at this hotel again?
Yes absolutely because it was calm and an oasis of peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding town. The staff were very efficient and friendly and I had no complaints about the hotel at all apart from the damp sheets which was hardly their fault. The communal areas were very comfortable open plan and large enough not to have to worry too much about others encroaching on your personal space which was very nice.
Their own web site is as follows: