The town of Chau Doc, deep in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, makes for a fascinating stop for travellers visiting nearby Cambodia from Vietnam. A compelling waterfront, culturally diverse with significant Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities, it is a truly beautiful town. Luxury travellers visiting should check into the Victoria Chau Doc hotel which enjoys a stunning location on the Mekong River
Victoria Chau Doc commands a striking position on the banks of the Mekong River where the Bassac and Chau Doc Rivers meet. It’s on the Vietnam and Cambodian border, approximately 6 hours’ drive from Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City, and 5 hours speedboat ride from Phnom Penh Cambodia. There is much to take in when visiting Chau Doc. Take a bike ride in the countryside, meander down the river on a boat, visit one of the many beautiful pagodas or take a trip to the local fish farms and stilt house villages. Chau Doc is also home to one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Vietnam: The Lady Xu temple, which attracts more than 5 million pilgrims each year. Another must see in the area is the bird sanctuary of Tra Su Forest: a cajuput tree forest, similar to a mangrove, where you will be able to admire the migrating birds.
Style & Character
Reflective of the town in which it resides, the hotel blends beautifully with the Vietnamese, Khmer and Cham cultures. It has an old-world romance about the place, the décor is sophisticated and shows off the elegance of traditional Vietnamese handicrafts.
Service & Facilities
Your surroundings and views are a big part of staying at Victoria Chau Doc. As well as the river itself, you can see the famous floating markets and floating fish farming villages, as well as Cham villages from the hotel. The outdoor swimming pool lies on the riverfront so you can watch the ever-changing scenery on the river as you bathe. If your muscles need soothing after exploring Chau Doc, enjoy a massage at the cosy Victoria Spa which offers excellent rooftop views over the Mekong.
The charming staff are attired in the Vietnamese national dress and serve you with a professionalism and style to match.
There are 92 rooms, including 4 suites; all have beautiful wooden floors and most feature spectacular river views – so make sure yours does! Discerning guests will be very tempted by the spacious Suites which include king sized beds and an over-sized balcony which looks out over the river. As well as the expected luxury travel amenities, the Suites include a complimentary daily refillable minibar and complimentary laundry services.
Food & Drink
Continuing the theme of those sweeping river views, both the Bassac Restaurant and the stylish Tan Chau Salon Bar have indoor and outdoor terrace seating positioned just so to soak up the panoramas. The restaurant serves a mixture of delicious Vietnamese and European dishes. Sunset over the river accompanied by a glass of something chilled has got to be the perfect way to end the day on the Mekong River.
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