The Victoria Can Tho Resort is the only luxury four star hotel in the centre of the Mekong Delta and lies on the banks of the Hau River. It’s set in beautiful tropical gardens away from the noise of Can Tho town but a footbridge connects the two.
Located in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it’s known to the locals, the Park Hyatt Saigon makes a great base to explore the city. There are 245 rooms including 23 suites and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Service is of the highest standard, starting with the uniformed staff who open the doors, to the speedy check-in and the porter who carries your luggage.
Hanoi is a real gem of city, not least because of its thirty two lakes and one of the grandest of them, Hoan Kiem, right in Hanoi’s centre and just a stone’s throw from the old quarter, is right on the doorstep of the delightful Silk Path Boutique Hotel.
“Motorbikes with sidecars are my passion” remarks Claude, just as well really as I’m very snugly inside one as we bounce across the muddy tracks that crisscross the Hoi An countryside. This is an experience well and truly off your typical tourist treadmill as we trundle along by the side of rice fields and shrimp farms, negotiating the odd water buffalo and a few errant hens. Claude is the General Manager of the luxury Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa but doubles up as an unusual biker tour guide for hotel guests who want to a peak at daily local life in Vietnam’s central region.
It’s a rare experience for hotel guests to be upstaged by a hotel’s designers but with The Reverie Saigon it almost seems justified to do so. How can a simple guest possibly compete with twenty of Italy’s most revered interior designers given carte blanche (or should that be carta bianca) to create a landscape of such mind boggling opulence it is almost impossible to comprehend. Yet here it is before my very eyes.