Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

We stayed in Victoria during our short trip to Hoi An, Vietnam. This is a four star hotel located around ten minutes by drive to the Hoi An ...

We stayed in Victoria during our short trip to Hoi An, Vietnam. This is a four star hotel located around ten minutes by drive to the Hoi An old town, a UNESCO site. Victoria is a known name in Vietnam as it also owns several hotels all over the country including the one in Sapa, located north Vietnam and where they also operate an overnight train.

When you visit Central Vietnam, a recommended hotel will be the one near the Old Town and at the same time located in front of the sea. Victoria has both qualities, however although located in the coastal area, it does not have any beach (it only has a tiny portion, but it really does not count). It used to have a beach, but after the flooding from the recent years, water just comes up and unless it's low tide, you won't usually see a beach. The Da Nang area is a much better location for beach resorts and is located around 20 - 30 minutes from the old town.

What I like about Victoria is that although I do agree that it needs refurbishment, it has its own charm, the local Vietnam taste. It is also affordable and the staff are very hospitable, always greeting you with a smile. They do have a nice pool overlooking the sea which is very relaxing.

There are plenty of choices for breakfast and it definitely does not disappoint. Pancakes, bread, eggs, pho, congee, fruits, Vietnamese coffee, you name it! I also had the opportunity to try a special seafood dinner evening with Vietnamese dancers and a Filipino singer. It was great!

We have been upgraded from standard to a Sea View Deluxe room which comes with a balcony. When you entered the glass door, a king bed awaits you, there's a sitting area, a bath tub and an outdoor shower. The room was clean, although there was a sign that geckos roamed the area, which is unavoidable, still acceptable. There were a lot of flies in the evening so we needed to keep the door shut. The air-condition was a bit weak but we didn't bother (or rather we keep on forgetting) to inform the staff.

The spa was good. There was a 10% discount so we tried the 60 mins. massage. Relaxing!

I love the ambiance of the hotel. It's not very luxurious, but you can definitely feel the genuine hospitality in all other ways.

I am rating the hotel a 4 star out of 5. There are a lot to improve, but the foundation and the most important things are already present at this resort. The hotel offers free shuttle to and from the old town which I found very helpful (a lot of resort do this). It's good value for money and I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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