HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

06 Jun 2022

In April of this year, I was finally able to make my first visit to Hanoi, Vietnam. Previously, I had lived in Ho Chi Minh city in the south and always wanted to visit. I always heard that the culture in the north and south were very different and I was curious to experience it for myself. Upon further research, and conversations with the locals, I quickly learned that the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi was known as the best hotel in the city. Therefore, I was incredibly excited to learn that I would be staying there during my media trip with the Vietnamese auto maker, Vinfast.

For those of you who didn’t know, Vinfast is a car company owned by Vingroup, the largest Vietnamese conglomerate. Vinfast is in the process of releasing their electric cars in North America and I was invited along to learn more about the company. I had a great time with them during the press trip, and have become really excited about their new cars.

Anyways, on with the hotel review of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi!

 

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Historical Importance

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is a historic five-star luxury hotel which first opened in 1901. It’s incredibly famous in the country and one of the most prominent buildings in the French colonial style within Hanoi. It had several notable moments in history including being the first venue in Indo-China to show motion pictures in 1916. Later, in the 1940s, Ho Chi Minh used it as a meeting place After that, in the 1960s the Vietnamese government used it to host loads of important guests. This property has prestige!

Arrival and Lobby

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I’ve been in tons of historical hotels, and therefore, when I entered, I felt a strong sense of familiarity. The interior was luxurious as you would imagine and I was impressed by the attention to detail. Whether it was all of the beautiful woodwork, the chandeliers, or the floor tiling, it was all magnificent. The check-in process was very smooth and I before I knew it, I was in the elevator heading for my room.

Historical Wing Grand Luxury Room

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HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam
My room for the night was a Historical Wing Grand Luxury Room with queen bed. I loved the cohesive design of the room with its wooden floors, beautiful wallpaper, working desk, lounge chair, and all of the useful cabinets. Although it was a hotel room, because of the style, it felt a lot more like a home than a hotel. Little added touches such as the tea pot and cups helped with this!

Welcome Amenity

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HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

The welcome amenity at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi was a mix of fresh and dried fruit presented in miniature baskets. The styling was very quaint and really brought you into Vietnam’s culture. This was because these baskets were just like the ones you see being carried around the streets of Hanoi by venders.

Bathroom

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HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

The bathroom was very modern, spacious, and elegant. It was completely covered in marble except for the red accent tiles on the vanity. There was a combined shower and bathtub unit with Balmain Paris toiletries. All in all, I found it to be a very comfortable and stylish bathroom.

Courtyard with Outdoor Pool

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HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

One of the design features that really made this property shine was it’s glorious center courtyard. Inside the courtyard, I found the magnificent outdoor pool, bar, and restaurants. It had rich greenery and was much more peaceful than the bustling city streets outside the building. Consequently, it was a perfect place to relax, assuming you actually had time to do so.

Food and Beverage

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HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam
During my stay at the hotel, I did get to experience both an extravagant dinner as well as buffet breakfast. To be honest, I was incredibly impressed with the quality of food at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Not only the quality of food, but the variety was truly amazing. The dinner had one of the best buffet spreads that I have ever experienced in recent memory. Everything I bit into was flawlessly executed and I loved the mix between local cuisine and foreign. Looking at the pictures now is making my mouth water! To top off the food, they also had lovely wine available. All of this was accompanied with great staff who were very well trained.

Fitness and Relaxation

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HOTEL REVIEW: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Asia Blog Ha Noi Hotels Vietnam
Just next to the pool was the gym and spa. I had a chance to work out in the gym as well as use the sauna within the changing rooms. All of the equipment in the gym was top-notch and modern. Overall, I loved all of the facilities, they were great!

Conclusion

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In conclusion, it was very easy to see why so many people rave about the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Every part of my visit was a delight and I can’t wait to return. This hotel exudes quality! There were actually no hiccups during my stay, which is something special to take note of. Once again, all in all, I would happily recommend you to stay at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. It definitely lives up to the hype!

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In April of this year, I was finally able to make my first visit to Hanoi, Vietnam. Previously, I had lived in Ho Chi Minh city in the south and always wanted to visit. I always heard that the culture in the north and south were very different and I…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.7
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.2
Convenience - 10
Service - 9.3

9.4

Quality!

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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Phone: +84 24 3826 6919

 

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN

To begin, after years of dreaming, I finally made it to South Africa, specifically Cape Town. While there, I enjoyed three weeks in the country and did lots of exciting activities, such as a safari where I saw loads of magical animals, went to a penguin beach where I enjoyed the lovely little waddlers, dove with sharks and got my adrenaline rush, visited the Cape of Good Hope which was gorgeous, met lots of great people, and so much more! Nevertheless, after some time, I felt that it was time to get back to Asia, which had recently opened after the COVID pandemic lockdowns had eased.

 

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Undoubtedly, one of my favorite Asian countries is South Korea where I had lived previously, years before. After five years away, I felt it was time to return and enjoy this beautiful country, so I booked my ticket! For the journey, I did lots of research on potential flight routes. After analyzing the flight schedules thoroughly, and much deliberation, I decided to fly with Ethiopian Airlines, a Star Alliance Member.

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For one thing, Ethiopian Airlines was actually one that I had never flown with before. Consequently, I was very excited to experience what they had to offer, especially in business class!

Trip Itinerary

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To begin, I flew from Cape Town to Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 846, which lasted six hours and 25 minutes. This was followed by a 30 minute layover in Addis Ababa. Secondly, I then boarded flight ET 672 for the remaining 11 hour and 40 minute flight to Incheon, South Korea. Boy was I excited!

Bidvest Premier Airport Lounge Cape Town

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Upon arrival to the Cape Town airport, I checked in at the Ethiopian Airlines desk smoothly, and then proceeded to the expedited security screening. Certainly I always get excited when I am on my way to a lounge, whether it’s in a luxury hotel or when I’m flying business class. Imagining all of the food and drink is enough to get me all giddy!

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

Next, I stepped inside the lounge to see a fairly modern and well designed space with numerous comfortable seating options. However, my eyes first went to the sizable buffet spread with both hot and cold dishes. For the pandemic protocols, everything was individually packaged and sealed.

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

Equally as important as the food, I noticed that there was a vast variety of beverage options on offer. I honestly was impressed by the variety of alcohol that they had in addition to the soft drinks, tea, and coffee. I filled up my plate with a few tasty looking items and found a seat near the window. The high amount of flavor of each dish was certainly impressive. I didn’t expect such deliciousness! After about an hour of rest and relaxation in the lounge, I continued down to the gate to board.

Ethiopian Airlines Business Class Cabin

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

 

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

Of course, the anticipation and excitement to take-off was building! I was one of the first to board the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787. Once onboard, I enjoyed the color scheme that really did the Ethiopian Airlines branding justice. The seats themselves were red, and the rest of the cabin was grayscale. This contrast was striking and aesthetically pleasing.

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Afterwards, I noticed that they matched the Ethiopian Airlines logo with green and yellow blankets. A nice touch indeed.

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Overall, the business class cabin was spacious, modern, and the staff were found to be very friendly (I will discuss them in more detail later.)

Ethiopian Airlines Business Class Seat

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

Along with being stylish, my seat on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 was very comfortable for the long haul flights. The controls were very responsive (unlike some other airlines that I dealt with recently) and I was able to lie completely flat, which is crucial. Therefore, this enabled me to get a great rest throughout the journey. There were multiple places to store my personal belongings, and charging ports just behind my head.

The provided blanket and pillow were incredibly comfortable as well. The blanket was quite thick and it was perfect for the temperature of the cabin. All in all, I felt it was a dream to relax here for the journey!

Lavatories

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea
Indeed, the business class cabin had a lavatory exclusively for business class travelers. The staff did do a great job at making sure it stayed clean throughout the long journey. That being said, on these Ethiopian Airlines flights, there weren’t many differences in-between the lavatories in business class and economy class.

Amenity Kit

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

The first feature that I noticed when I sat down was the Ethiopian Airlines brightly colored amenity kit. The amenity kit had lots of items including a sleeping mask, comb, socks that doubled as slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and more. These items definitely made the journey a lot more comfortable. I wore the sock-slippers the entire trip!

Entertainment

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

I don’t know what I was thinking, but for some reason I deleted all of my music and videos off of my phone a few days before the flight. What a mistake! Lucky for me, Ethiopian Airlines had a wide variety when it came to entertainment. First of all, they included a pair of high-quality over the ear headphones which were very comfortable and provided great sound quality. I wore them nearly the entire trip and I always felt good!

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

They had some of my favorite shows including Big Bang Theory, Friends, Anthony Bourdain, and Deadliest Catch. There was also a wide variety of movies, games, music, and informational content. I liked that they had Jazz and Classical mixed albums that were about an hour in length each. These were perfect for sleeping! All in all, this was enough to keep me entertained for the duration, so not having my phone content wasn’t that big of a deal after all.

Food and Beverage

As you know, I take my food and beverage consumption quite seriously. Consequently, even though I had been to Africa a few times, Ethiopian cuisine is not one that I’m well versed in. Therefore, I was very excited to try more during the flights with Ethiopian Airlines. Lucky for me, there was a chance to try some as well as a few other cuisines during the trip.

Leg 1: Cape Town, South Africa to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Just after I first sat down, things got started with the offering of orange juice and brut. Flying always goes better with a bit of a buzz, so I went for the brut and was very happy with it! I even got a few refills before we took off.

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Not long after takeoff, we were served our first complete 3-course meal. To start, the beverage cart arrived, which was well stocked with all types of optionss including beers that I’ve never seen before. Unfortunately, those beers will have to wait until my next trip because I went with a South African red wine. I actually enjoyed it a lot and drank it throughout the entire trip. I’m quite picky with my wine so this is definitely something worth taking note of!

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

The first course then arrived which included a mixed salad, a chickpea dish, meat, cheese, and a selection of bread. Although everything looked simple, I was impressed with the amount of flavor. Especially the salad, which included gherkins. We were off to a good start!

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

Afterwards, for the main course, I went for the Ethiopian option which had fish, rice, and greens. The sauce that the fish was in was simply to die for. I wasn’t super hungry because I ate so much of the starter, but it was really hard to stop eating. I must note, that the fish itself was good but perhaps a bit too “fishy” for myself. This could just be my personal preference, but I’ll let you decide.

Dessert

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

Ethiopian Airlines truly knows how to create great desserts. Both of the desserts throughout the journey were fantastic. Seriously! On the first leg was a cake which was super moist and rich. In addition, if you’re not feeling a sweet dessert, it’s possible to enjoy a selection of cheeses instead. Or, live the high life and get both!

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Afterwards, the staff came around with digestifs. Consequently, I couldn’t resist getting a Bailey’s with my cup of coffee!

Leg 2: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Incheon, South Korea

The offering of food and beverage on the second leg of the trip was quite similar to that of the first. Of course, the food options did change but the style and format felt just like the first flight and this consistency was well-noted. I equate this to the fact that Ethiopian Airlines must have a fairly solid training program.

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During the second flight, I mixed up my selections a bit to give the various cuisines a full review. Once again the amount of flavor was just right but for this meal, the chicken was slightly dry. Still delightful.

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The second dessert was a custard with fruit topping. Once again, the desserts on both flights had just the right amount of sweetness and I enjoyed them thoroughly.

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In comparison, the main difference between the flights, was that on the second we were offered a sizeable breakfast just before we landed. There were several options to choose from, including French toast, pancakes, and congee.

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

The breakfast was served first with fruit, choice of bread, cereal with milk, yogurt, and your beverages choice. I have to say my tastes tend to lean Asian, so I went for the congee. Although the congee looked basic in appearance, just like the other dishes, it was packed with flavor! It came accompanied with two red bean buns. I loved it all!

Service

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

Moreover, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise that my journey had a stopover. This was because it gave me a chance to review two different Ethiopian Airlines teams of employees during two long-haul flights. In summary, there was a consistent level of service for the duration of each flight, well done Ethiopian Airlines! Obviously, the personality of the individual staff members changed slightly, but overall they were very attentive to my needs. There was never a time where I struggled to get assistance. Which is what I’d expect!

Conclusion

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REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

REVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines Business Class CPT to ICN Africa Asia Blog Cape Town Flights Seoul South Africa South Korea

In conclusion, my first experience with Ethiopian Airlines Business Class was very positive. The staff were incredibly warm and it actually got me excited to visit the country of Ethiopia. There was lots of pleasant banter and warm smiles with both flights, which I greatly appreciated. The comfort of the flight itself was also just great. I had just the right amount of food to not be overwhelmed, and also not to be left hungry. Taking this all into consideration, I would have to say that I would be happy to fly with Ethiopian Airlines again, and also happy to recommend that you to do the same. Safe travels!

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To begin, after years of dreaming, I finally made it to South Africa, specifically Cape Town. While there, I enjoyed three weeks in the country and did lots of exciting activities, such as a safari where I saw loads of magical animals, went to a penguin beach where I enjoyed…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.1
Value - 9.3
Feng Shui - 8.9
Comfort - 9
Service - 8.7

8.8

Comfort!

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Bucket List Review: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing country with so many activities to try! The natural beauty of the country is some of the best I have ever seen in the world, and that certainly includes the amazing wildlife. Above all, I wanted to immerse myself in it, whether that was going on safaris, visiting the African penguins, or in this case, going shark diving!

 

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About halfway through my trip to Cape Town, South Africa, I went on a tour with the lovely ML Sultan Travel & Tours company which you can read more about here. As a result, while on that tour, I was introduced to the idea of shark cage diving. This was another experience that the company offered and I was intrigued. ML Sultan sells the tour but it is operated by White Shark Projects which is located about 2.5 hours outside of Cape Town in Gansbaai. All in all, I knew that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I had to take. I was excited to start!

Transfer

White Shark Projects offers an optional round-trip transfer service to Cape Town for an additional charge of about $30 USD, which is super reasonable, considering the distance. The day before departure, I received a message letting me know that the pickup time was 4am. Wow! I knew it would be early but didn’t realize this early! I calmed down by reminding myself that this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do something truly interesting. Who needs sleep?

The following morning, I was picked up in a comfortable passenger van, which now I have realized are very common in the area. Whether it’s normal people commuting to work, or visitors doing activities like this shark dive, you’ll see these types of vans all over South Africa.

Breakfast and Briefing

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Bucket List Review: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa Africa Blog Cape Town South Africa

Subsequently, after the early morning drive, we arrived at the headquarters of White Shark Projects. The facility was well-designed, modern, and I was impressed. They had a gift shop, complimentary breakfast, showers, lounge, and very friendly and welcoming staff.

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Bucket List Review: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa Africa Blog Cape Town South Africa

The complimentary breakfast was simple, yet tasty, and a good way to get the day started. While eating, I had a chance to mingle with the other attendees. Before long, we were briefed about the diving that was to follow, and then it was off to board the boat.

Sharks!

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Bucket List Review: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa Africa Blog Cape Town South Africa

Bucket List Review: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa Africa Blog Cape Town South Africa

It was time to get the party started! It only took 15 to 20 minutes to reach the opportune shark diving spot. They informed us in the briefing that nature is often unpredictable and thus we weren’t guaranteed to see Great White Sharks, or anything at all for that matter. Lucky for us, the shark gods were on our side and they arrived almost immediately!

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I was sure to get a wetsuit on as quickly as I could to be ready to get in the water. The staff separated us into two groups of seven people. This was because that was how many people could fit in the cage at one time. I worked hard to get in the first group! Once inside, the staff would tell us when to dive to see the sharks.

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Bucket List Review: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa Africa Blog Cape Town South Africa

It was incredible to see these majestic creatures just a foot or two away! Even though they were eating, you could tell they were very relaxed. It didn’t feel dangerous at all, as I expected. To be clear, these were not Great White Sharks but another variety found in the area. That being said, I really didn’t mind as they were really impressive regardless.

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There were a few rounds of diving with the two groups. They made sure that everyone got their fill of the action before departing after a couple hours. The seas were a bit rough that day. If I were you, I’d take some medicine for sea sickness before coming. Unfortunately, nearly every attendee got a little bit seasick during the excursion.

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Luckily for us, when we got back to the headquarters, the staff had vegetable soup waiting for us that soothed my stomach and brought me back to a state of normalcy.

Conclusion

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In the end, this was an incredible experience. I was so delighted that I booked the White Shark Projects experience through ML Sultan Travel & Tours. Everyone involved was a true professional and the whole experience went off without a hitch. If you’re interested in doing something special and exhilarating while in South Africa, definitely check out this experience!

Reserve YOUR spot for the shark cage dive now!
South Africa is an amazing country with so many activities to try! The natural beauty of the country is some of the best I have ever seen in the world, and that certainly includes the amazing wildlife. Above all, I wanted to immerse myself in it, whether that was going…

The Nitty Gritty

Experience - 8.4
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 8.8

9

Sharks!

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Shark Cage Dive by ML Sultan Travel & Tours

Experience

Cape Town, South Africa

Phone: +27833858115

 


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Bucket List Review: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa Africa Blog Cape Town South Africa

PRO GUIDE: What To See in Cape Town, South Africa

In May of 2022, I finally made my first trip to South Africa. The first city I visited in the country was Cape Town. This city is world famous and for good reason. The way the nature mixes with the metro area is something truly magical. Consequently, I’ve noticed that it has interesting similarities to Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, as well as Seoul, which all have mountains basically right in the city center.

As a result, because there are so many features of natural beauty to explore, it can be hard to know where to start! Therefore, I knew I needed a helping hand. After some research, I discovered ML Sultan Travel and Tours on TripAdvisor. They’re tour company that has years of experience with great reviews. Subsequently, after seeing all this rave reviews, I reached out and ended up organizing a tour with the owner Faziela.

 

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Pickup

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We made an appointment for a 9am pickup and she was right on time. How punctual! I was staying in Hout Bay which is a small town that is 20kms south of Cape Town. From there which was already gorgeous, we cruised down the coast that was very scenic and eventually made our way to a lovely café.

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Certainly, the weather that day was just serene and the café had very friendly staff and atmosphere. This was a great way to get to know Faziela who had a lot of interesting life experiences in Cape Town. Also I need to mention that breakfast was quite tasty as well!

Penguins!

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Subsequently, after breakfast we continued on our route south stopping in Simon’s Town, which is a quaint English town which used to be home of the British Royal Navy. What the town is currently famous for is the penguin colony on the beach! This is the second penguin colony I’ve got to visit in six months! The last was on Magdalena Island in Chile. We spent a good 30 to 45 minutes with this cute and comical little creatures before venturing on.

Cape of Good Hope

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Meandering down this chiseled cliff-filled coastline, I couldn’t stop finding more and more amazing views. Therefore, I had to stop several times along the way to capture some of the sights! Soon we were entering the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Almost immediately after we arrived we saw wildlife which I honestly wasn’t expecting. I thought most of these types of animals were in the nature reserves but boy was I wrong. I didn’t know the name of the specific animal but it was very similar to a deer.

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After that, we even saw wild ostriches climbing the cliffs. Once I got to the top of one of the cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, I flew my drone because it was such a picture-perfect place. Unfortunately a miscalculation led me to crashing nearly into the ocean. Lucky for me, the drone just barely escaped the water and crashed onto a rock. I was able to recover my drone and its photos, but the drone itself did incur some damage unfortunately. Nonetheless, the photos and videos turned out splendidly. At least Faziela’s snacks helped to make me feel better 🙂

Dinner

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Initially, we had planned for a half-day tour but as things were going so well we decided to stop at the end for a delicious dinner. This area is famous for it’s fish and chips. The restaurant Faziela took me too had a dining room directly on the water. Therefore, as the sun was getting lower, the mood was set for a very lovely evening.

Conclusion

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Ever since I had arrived in Cape Town, I had wanted to explore several amazing places. Luckily, I was able to see each one of them during this thorough private tour. To clarify, the whole experience was incredible! Having an enthusiastic local to show me around was a huge game-changer. Faziela had a lot of information to share that made the tour more interesting. The whole day was so much fun and very rewarding. I feel super satisfied with the amount that I experienced for my time in the country! In conclusion, when in Cape Town, South Africa, I can definitely recommend to book a tour with ML Sultan Travel & Tours, you won’t regret it!


 

ML Sultan Travel & Tours

Tour Company

Cape Town, South Africa

Phone: +27833858115

 


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How to Cheaply Transfer Money Abroad (Bye PayPal)

18 May 2022

For years, over a decade to be exact, I have worked on the internet. Subsequently, most of my payments, both sent and received, have incurred lots of fees and hassles along the way. The main culprit that has caused me these painful issues has exclusively been the notorious PayPal. It feels like they are just out to squeeze the little guy. Evil I tell you!

The Sad Story

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Throughout the years, there have been numerous times where they’ve completely screwed me in the past creating many debacles in my life. For instance, they’ve sided with scammers during disputes, charged exorbitant transfer fees, and also, to add insult to injury, always offer only insanely inflated exchange rates that side with them.

Therefore, because of these struggles, I’ve always wanted to find a new, and more convenient way to transfer money. There must be a way! However, up until now, I couldn’t find this illusive alternative (I realize how much this sounds like an ad but I promise it’s not.) Where are you my magical Robinhood savior?

Boom! I found you!

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Luckily, I finally found someone who could help. To clarify, the name of this service is known as Wise (formerly Transferwise, to be exact.) As a result, I’ve found that overall it offers a much better service in many regards. Firstly, the transfer fees tend to be about half of what PayPal charges. Secondly, the exchange rates used by Wise are the actual exchange rates, instead of the artificially inflated versions of PayPal.

At this stage, I have not yet dealt with them when there has been a problem, such as a dispute. Consequently, I’m not quite sure how their customer service will be. However, as of using them for about a year, the whole experience is so far so good. Most importantly, I’ve finally found an alternative from my arch nemesis. Oh, how good it feels!

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you’re sick and tired of being screwed over by the horrible money transfer services such as by PayPal, give Wise a try! Honestly, I don’t see where much could go wrong when you really dive into their fee structure. You can thank me later!

BONUS: If you use this link you won’t have to pay any transfer fee!

Radisson Blu Waterfront: Cape Town Hotel Review

Finally the day had come, it was my time to visit South Africa for the first time ever! The first stop on my trip was the famous city of Cape Town. Over the last 10 years of travel, I’ve always wanted to visit this glorious country, but it always seemed a bit out of the way for my travel plans. It wasn’t until May of 2022 when I was offered a free one-way air ticket anywhere in the world by a client of mine that it finally gave me the push I needed to make the dream come true!

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While staying in Cape Town, I tried various types of accommodation including Airbnbs and hotels. My first luxury hotel of the visit was the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town.

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The property is located near to The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront which includes a large complex with shops and restaurants. The hotel actually offered a complimentary shuttle service every hour which was very convenient. The first day, I arrived in the morning and my room wasn’t quite ready so I spent some time exploring around the lobby and getting some work finished.

The interior of the hotel felt a lot like a cruise ship, which honestly was quite suitable for the location right on the ocean. A large open air space with a comfortable seating area in the center. After about an hour and a half, my room was ready, so it was up to the second floor to have a look. Let’s get this hotel review started!

 

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Premium Room with Balcony – Sea View

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For my Cape Town stay, I secured room 208 which was a Premium Room with Balcony – Sea View. The room was incredibly spacious at 55 square meters. The room featured a king-size bed which could be closed off from the rest of the room with a sliding door, a large sofa, lounge chair, desk with chair, coffee table, sizable closet with iron, safe, minibar, multiple USB wall ports, capsule coffee machine, tea, and balcony with a gorgeous sea view! Seriously, stop and look at this balcony 🙂

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A large glass bottle of filtered water was supplied daily. I did research and it’s perfectly safe to drink tap water in Cape Town but the filtered water tastes much better. The bed and bedding were super comfortable and I slept great.

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This luxury hotel bathroom was quite grand as well and featured a dual sink vanity, bathtub, shower stall, and toiletries made by Radisson Blu. I love the fact that the towels were very thick and fluffy! So comfortable.

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I want to thank the Radisson Blu Waterfront for the lovely welcome amenity. I gobbled everything up like I was ravenous 🙂

Service

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After spending the last few months in Asia, I was having a bit of reverse culture shock being back in a Western country. Everyone was direct with their communication and I must say it was refreshing. Throughout my stay the room was serviced twice a day. I noticed during the normal housekeeping service that the staff really did a thorough job cleaning and evened mopped the floors every single day. In the evening, the turndown service was also lovely and each night brought me a tasty sweet treat. I loved the toffee!

Tobago Restaurant

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The Radisson Blu’s main restaurant is known as Tobago and is located next to the sea on the ground floor. The ambience of the space is glorious, mostly due to the fact that it is right next to the water. It has high ceilings in the center, a large outdoor seating area, and loads of friendly staff. During my stay, I ate the hotel breakfast there and had the chance to have a dinner as well.

Breakfast

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Each and every morning breakfast was in Tobago in a buffet format. It’s been a while since I stayed at a Radisson Blu, but once I saw this impressive variety of food in the morning, I started to have flashbacks of other Radisson Blu Hotels I’ve enjoyed around the globe. If I’m being honest, this brand really knows how to do food correctly. They even had sparkling wine and oysters. I am now definitely a fan of breakfast oysters!

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Radisson Blu Waterfront: Cape Town Hotel Review Africa Blog Cape Town Hotels South Africa

All items were very fresh and of the highest quality. When I dream of the perfect breakfast buffet, this is the type of spread I imagine. Eating tasty food and enjoying the ocean was simply magnificent. Overall, the service at breakfast was great, although there was one forgotten coffee during my visit. In the end, they corrected the mistake and the remaining days had zero hiccups. Breakfast was a success!

Dinner

As the food was great in the morning I was looking forward to what the dinner experience would be like. When the weather is good, sitting on the patio at Tobago is absolutely stunning. That being said, for the evening of my dinner, we were forced to sit inside because we didn’t want to freeze outdoor.

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For the dinner I had a chance to try several dishes so I could write a thorough restaurant review for you, my valuable readers. Before the food came however, I did have the opportunity to order a Long Island Ice Tea. It was a great start to the meal and showed me right away that we were in good hands because this and the mojito were well balanced cocktails.

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My food premonition turned out to be right because nearly everything we ate was fairly tasty. The flavors were great and the portion size of the seafood platter for one turned out to be massive! This could easily have been for two people. I heard that the two person version was twice as large. If my calculations are right, the larger one could easily serve four people!

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We finished the evening off with a pair of gluten free desserts. These were fairly decent but nothing that shocked me to my core. All in all, it was a very pleasant and enjoyable evening at Tobago. The staff were super friendly and attentive, the food was enjoyable, and even though we had to sit inside, the atmosphere was delightful.

Amani Spa and Wellness

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Looking for a place to relax or get fit? Check out the Amani spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. The spa had all the treatments you would hope for as well as an indoor relaxation pool and gym.

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The fitness center was accessible 24/7 simply by using a room key. I love working out in this sizable gym because it was filled to the brim with quality equipment. Not only was it one of my favorite brands Technogym, but everything was also incredibly new. They had all the equipment and then some that anyone could possibly need for a great workout. Not to mention the gym looked out over the marina. What a fantastic place!

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During my stay, I also had a chance to enjoy a Rasul Treatment at the spa. For those of you that know me, you know that I love a good steam or sauna. My self-treatment combined this with a scrub, mask, and balm. Basically, it starts off like any other spa treatment, enjoy a tea and relax, and then you are escorted to a treatment room to execute your self-treatment.

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The treatment room in this case, was a large steam room. The staff then supplied the products to exfoliate and moisturize my skin as well as give a brief explanation of how to use them. The whole Rasul Treatment lasted about 45 minutes and to be honest, I felt great afterward with my soft skin. When complete, I then went back to the relaxation pool and enjoyed some snacks and took photos. All in all, I enjoyed this way more than I expected. It was very simple but very therapeutic and relaxing!

Outdoor Pool

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In addition to the gorgeous indoor pool located inside the spa of this hotel, they also have an impressive outdoor pool just near the sea. Although it looked great, I did not swim because it was quite cold during my stay. Burrrrrr!

Conclusion

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There you have it, my luxury hotel review of my first stay in Cape Town! Overall, my time at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel was splendid. What struck me most about this property the most was the fantastic service level. It seemed like there were always numerous staff floating around attending to all of my needs. Not only were they attentive, but they were friendly, and this was very admirable.

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Everything at the property it was of high quality and this accompanied with the great service was a recipe for success. This is definitely one of the top hotels in the city and gets my stamp of approval!

Reserve YOUR room at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town now!
Finally the day had come, it was my time to visit South Africa for the first time ever! The first stop on my trip was the famous city of Cape Town. Over the last 10 years of travel, I've always wanted to visit this glorious country, but it always seemed…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.5
Value - 8.9
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 8.4
Service - 9.1

8.9

Lovely!

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Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

Hotel

100 Beach Rd, Granger Bay, Cape Town, 8001

Phone: +27 21 441 3000

 


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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang

14 May 2022

During my recent trip to Vietnam, I got to experience hotels all over this magnificent country. While I was in the city of Nha Trang, I stayed at the Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront. The hotel is located right along the main Bai Tranh Beach. It was incredibly convenient as you could walk to almost anywhere in the city very easily.

The city of Nha Trang surprised me a lot with its beauty and by the warmth of its people. Not to say that the people in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi aren’t lovely, but when you step into some of these smaller cities, the atmosphere definitely changes and there was a lot more local charm. Without further ado, please enjoy this luxury hotel review!

 

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Lobby and Arrival

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

Like with several of the other Vinpearl luxury hotels I’ve visited recently, the Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront’s lobby was grand and luxurious. The tile work was simply gorgeous, the ceilings were incredibly tall, and everything just felt like it was made of high-quality materials. To top off this beauty was the warm and friendly service of the staff.

The staff were already expecting me so my check-in process was very smooth. My plan was to stay at the hotel for three nights before eventually departing to Ho Chi Minh. The reception informed me that I had secured a very special room and I was excited to check it out!

Grand Studio Facing the Sea

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

As the name would suggest, the rooms of this condotel are more than simply standard hotel rooms. These felt more like luxury apartments and were equipped with kitchenettes which were perfect for an extended stay in the city. What made my Grand Studio Facing the Sea room so incredibly special, was because there was only a handful throughout the whole building that had a grand balcony like my room. The luxurious room included a comfortable lounge seating area, dining room table with chairs, massive king size bed with comfortable bedding, and of course the glorious balcony! When I say comfortable bedding I really mean it, I slept great each night.

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

This luxury hotel bathroom was also lovely with a single shower stall and single sink vanity. Lots of beautiful white marble was used in the bathroom. The shower had a lot of pressure and the toiletries smelled great.

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

The Vinpearl includes quality slippers and robes at all of their properties, and here at Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront it was no different. Also something special at the property was the complementary minibar items including soda and nuts. In the kitchen there was also a kettle, instant coffee, and Dilmah tea.

Breakfast

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam
For the Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront hotel breakfast there was a massive buffet. When I was staying at the property, I didn’t realize how many guests were actually there until I went to breakfast in the morning to see a packed dining hall. This massive buffet breakfast was equipped with all kinds of food, both local and international.

As with most of the Vinpearl hotels, the food that shines the most was the local Vietnamese cuisine. It’s possible to get several items made to order. Not only was the food good at this hotel, but there was a beautiful beach view to enjoy while dining.

Facilities

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

The most notable feature at this Nha Trang luxury hotel was the rooftop pool. Just above the breakfast was the massive rooftop pool with both covered and uncovered sections. Just next to the pool was the bar and restaurant as well. This floor also looked out over the beautiful beach below, and was just a great place to spend time relaxing.

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

I was quite impressed with the quality of the food that was available from the poolside restaurant. Everything I ate was tasty and bursting with flavor. With this relaxing atmosphere, it would be a hard place to beat.

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront: Hotel Review in Nha Trang Asia Blog Hotels Nha Trang Vietnam

During my stay, I used their fitness facilities as well as their spa. The fitness center had a great variety of workout equipment that definitely got the job done. During my stay, I enjoyed a massage which also was a great value and a lovely overall treatment. In the changing rooms of the spa it was possible to use the relaxation facilities such as steam room, sauna, and whirlpool tub which were complementary.

Conclusion

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I hope you enjoyed this hotel review of another incredible property! In the end, my stay at the Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront Nha Trang, Vietnam was incredibly smooth. I was assisted by the lovely staff from beginning to the end with the utmost of care. I loved the fact that this property was so modern and conveniently located right in the center of the city.

It was the perfect place to come back to after a day of exploring the beautiful city and surrounding areas. The facilities and service were also top-notch, making this a very complete offering. In conclusion, I can easily recommend the Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront for your next stay in Nha Trang!

Reserve YOUR room at the Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront now!
During my recent trip to Vietnam, I got to experience hotels all over this magnificent country. While I was in the city of Nha Trang, I stayed at the Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront. The hotel is located right along the main Bai Tranh Beach. It was incredibly convenient as you could…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.8
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.2
Convenience - 9.7
Service - 8.6

9.1

Quality!

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Vinpearl Condotel Beachfront

Hotel

78-80 Trần Phú, Lộc Thọ, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa 650000, Vietnam

Phone: +84 258 3599 099

 


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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort

11 May 2022

My 30 days in Vietnam was finally coming to an end and I finished it off with a stay at the Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An. Hoi An, Vietnam was actually a place that I had been wanting to visit for some time. Foreigners and locals alike told me that it was a magical place known for its Ancient Town that couldn’t be missed. Upon further research I had discovered that the city dates all the way back to the days of the Cham Empire, as early as the seventh century. Hundreds of years later, it came under the control of the Vietnamese. The city went in and out of importance as a major trading hub for spices throughout the years. I found all of this very interesting and was excited to explore!

 

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The Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An is an incredibly modern luxury resort equipped with a golf course and amusement park. “Nam” in Vietnamese means “south”, so as you would imagine, the resort is about 17 km south of the ancient town of Hoi An. This equates to a 20-30 minute car ride if you want to explore the ancient town during your stay at the Vinpearl.

Private Car Transfer and Arrival

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

To come to the resort, I took a private transfer from their sister property the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang resort. From the Da Nang airport to the hotel takes about an hour and from the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang takes about 40 minutes. This scenic ride down the coast was incredibly enjoyable. I really didn’t mind the time in the car because it was almost like a sightseeing tour. Once arriving at the resort, I was impressed by the grand lobby with lots going on.

Villa 3-Bedroom

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

For my stay, I secured a three bedroom, four bathroom, private pool villa just next to the beach! The design was chic and modern, making for excellent photos during my stay. Both exterior and interior were very pleasing on the eyes. On nearly every corner of the building there were massive floor-to-ceiling windows, which offered beautiful views of the grounds. Outside there was a lagoon just beyond the private pool, and then the beach just after that. Seriously a holiday paradise!

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

On the ground floor of the villa was the living room, dining room, bar, kitchen, and one of the bedrooms. I want to thank the Vinpearl staff for a lovely welcome amenity which included sweets, fruit, and a bottle of wine. Thank you so much it made for such pleasant hospitality during my stay!

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

Stepping up the magnificent architectural staircase and you can find the two remaining bedrooms. Two of the three bedrooms of the villa were fairly similar but the master bedroom was definitely upgraded! Not to say that the others weren’t nice but the master bedroom felt a lot more luxurious. There were more extravagant decorations and it was the only bedroom which featured a balcony. The master bedroom also had interior windows to see the living room which I thought was an interesting touch. They made the room feel like a birds nest on the top of the villa. Truly fit for a king and queen!

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

The bathroom featured a dual sink vanity, large bathtub, large shower stall, and some very fragrant toiletries. These toiletries have been one of my favorites since I first experienced them back in the Philippines a few years ago.

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All of the bedrooms featured large closets with lovely bathrobes, slippers, and sandals for the beach.

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

In the kitchen there was a very large refrigerator, stove, kettle, and instant coffee and tea.

Resort Facilities

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

The Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An has lot of notable features. The one that stood out the most to me was their large pool in the middle of their two large blocks of hotel rooms. Everyday, this is where I saw lots of guests spending time. It looked like a great place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere with friends and family.

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The fitness center and Spa are located on the eighth floor of Building B. The gym is on the smaller side, but as I would expect, most guests probably don’t come to a resort like this to workout indoors when there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy. That being said, the gym still had everything I needed during my stay. There were multiple cardio machines, lots of free weights, and a few weight machines as well.

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

One of my favorite parts of the resort were the relaxation facilities inside of the locker rooms. There was a sauna, jacuzzi, and steam room. These facilities were great, just be sure to call ahead and make sure they turn everything on before you arrive unless you want to wait for things to heat up.

Food and Beverage

Out of all of the Vinpearl resorts and hotels I have visited during the 30 day trip in Vietnam, this one by far had the best food and beverage!

Latitude Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

From very early on, I realized that their Latitude Rooftop Bar and Restaurant offered something truly special. During my stay I got to have several meals there including lunches and dinners where I had the opportunity to sample a wide variety of their local Vietnamese dishes. Not only was the food and view fantastic at this outlet, but the service was top-notch as well.

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

I’ve eaten lots of great Vietnamese food over the years so it was easy for me to identify how tasty things were at Latitude. The chefs did a great job at balancing dishes with the exact amount of contrasting flavors. Well done! Also, as I mentioned, the food and beverage team brought their A-game and always provided a fantastic level of service to the meals.

Breakfast

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam
The breakfast occurs on the ground floor in either Cocoon or Lantern restaurants. I experienced breakfast in both restaurants and they’re both setup the same as buffets. There was a wide variety of both Western and Vietnamese dishes. Some can be made to order as well, such as noodles or eggs. The first morning breakfast was absolutely jammed with people but the second day the other restaurant was quiet so I suppose it just depends on timing. If one dining room is too busy, it’s easy to find a quieter place to eat if you choose. During breakfast, I was also impressed with the friendly and attentive service.

Private Barbecue Dinner

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

As I had already experienced several exceptional meals at the resort, I was excited when they offered a private barbecue at my villa! During the mid-afternoon, they started setting up beautiful lighting and a table for just me. I felt like a king! It was a seafood BBQ and it could not have tasted any better. I still remember the delicious oysters that I had. Everything was amazingly good and the service was perfect and attentive as well. This was a picture-perfect and to a fantastic meal! Thank you so much Vinpearl team, you did a lovely job.

VinWonders Nam Hoi An

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

The resort boasts lots of amenities and features for families. If you’re unfamiliar, VinWonders is the Vingroup’s chain of amusement parks. It’s basically Disneyland in Vietnam! During one of my days at the resort I had the chance to visit VinWonders Nam Hội An. While there I explored the park and saw what it had to offer. They have a whole exhibit dedicated to Vietnamese history and culture. There I experienced several varieties of classic Vietnamese homes and crafts. Each style of house and set of crafts came from a particular region in the country which included the north, center, and south.

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

It was very interesting to learn about the intricacies of Vietnamese culture through the various regions. To be honest, they did a great job at making it feel very authentic and there were times where I forgot that I was inside of an amusement park altogether. Everyone inside had a smile on their faces and was very pleasant. To be honest, this exceeded my expectations!

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

VinWonders Nam Hội An also offers a zoo, adventure rides, and a waterpark. The zoo has a River Safari which was the first I’ve ever experienced. It took about 30 minutes to complete and I got to see about variety of animals while enjoying a boat ride.

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To finish off my whole visit to VinWonders was at impressive theatrical performance in the center of the park. This was a classic dance and drum show. This was also better than I ever would’ve imagined and really well choreographed!

Hoi An Ancient Town Tour

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam
I was so thankful that the resort helped me to organize a bit of a tour to the ancient town of Hoi An that I spoke about in the introduction. It really is a beautiful place and I was able to enjoy it very much. I’d love to return to see more of it in the future.

Conclusion

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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

If you’re looking for an impressive and modern resort in Vietnam, take a look at Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An. Whether you’re single, a couple, or a family, this resort has something for you. I was greatly impressed with all aspects of this gorgeous property. I’ve had good hospitality throughout the country but I think the extra friendliness and quality of service here made this one the best experiences of my recent trip. I would not hesitate to return and actually would love to! That is why I can easily recommend the Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An!

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My 30 days in Vietnam was finally coming to an end and I finished it off with a stay at the Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An. Hoi An, Vietnam was actually a place that I had been wanting to visit for some time. Foreigners and locals alike told…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.8
Value - 9.4
Feng Shui - 9.1
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 9

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Impressive!

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Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hội An

Hotel

Vo Chi Cong Street, Binh Minh Commune, Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Phone: +84 235 367 6888

 


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REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

REVIEW: Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An Hotel and Resort Asia Blog Hoi An Hotels Vietnam

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang

10 May 2022

Thanks to my most recent trip to Vietnam in April of 2022, I have now seen a majority of the country. I had been meaning to do this ever since 2018 when I spent time living in Ho Chi Minh. One of the famous cities I had a chance to visit during this recent trip was Da Nang. Before arriving, lots of people told me that it’s an amazing place, so I had fairly high expectations. I heard that Da Nang was a modern city with a beautiful beach, a warm culture, and a relaxed atmosphere. For my first accommodation, I stayed at the gorgeous Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang resort.

 

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Airport Transfer

The Vinpearl staff were waiting for my arrival at the Da Nang Airport with a sign that had my name on it. After quick introductions, we hopped in a shiny Vinfast car and made our way to the hotel, which only took about 20 minutes. From my first encounter with the staff, I knew I was in good hands as they were very friendly and welcoming. Just like what I heard!

Arrival and Lobby

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Like many other of the Vinpearl Resorts I’ve visited, the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang had a luxurious entrance and lobby. The driveway was sizable, lined with perfectly manicured trees, and included a small hill to get up to front door. The staff opened my car’s door and ushered me inside while they handled my luggage. Once inside the lobby, I observed high ceilings, large columns, and gold accents which left me with an overall feeling of luxury. Checking- in was smooth and I was informed of the location of my accommodation (more on this soon!) The resort was massive, made up of standard hotel rooms as well as private villas. To get from point A to B, the resort offers a complimentary buggy service. One of these buggies picked me up after checking in and brought me to my own private villa.

Resort Grounds

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Before we get to my accommodation, let’s introduce the layout of the Vinpearl Da Nang. In the center of the property lies the main blocks of hotel rooms in a u-shape. In the center is the main hotel pool, which is beyond gorgeous. All of this opens up to a very soft and sandy beach. They keep the grounds immaculate, the staff were always working making sure everything looked picture-perfect. Well done!

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

On the northern side of the property is where there lies several rows of private villas that surround two large lagoons. Some of these have great views of both a lagoon as well as the ocean (like mine!)

Villa 3-Bedroom Ocean View

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Before arriving, I actually didn’t know which accommodation type I would receive. I was THRILLED to learn that I was provided an incredibly impressive Villa 3-Bedroom Ocean View equipped with a private pool. From the deck of the villa, it only took about 30 seconds to walk to the beach. Incredible! With the private pool, lagoon, and ocean, everywhere I looked there was water.

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

The villa was absolutely enormous at 575 square meters. It might possibly be the largest accommodation I’ve ever written about! This place could easily hold an immediate and extended family. Keeping with the luxury feeling, everything was very well constructed. It was modern, stylish, an laid out in a convenient way. The villa had lots to take note of and featured high ceilings, comfortable furniture, and a full kitchen equipped for an extended stay. As mentioned, there were three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large living room with dining table, an outdoor shower, outdoor dining table, private pool, and more! Thank you so much Vinpearl team for the complimentary mini-bar items. That being said, all guests will get some complimentary items in the refrigerator as well.

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Also, thank you to the Vinpearl team for the gorgeous welcome amenity. I loved all of the snacks, fruit, sweets, and bottle of wine. I really felt the love!

Service

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Overall, the entire staff did a fantastic job throughout my stay! I believe some of it had to do with the fact that most had years of experience. The housekeeping would visit two times a day, first in the morning to do a thorough deep-clean, and then in the evening for the turndown service. The turn-down service was my favorite because they would deliver incredibly tasty chocolates and small notecards wishing a good night’s sleep. These are the small touches that go the extra mile! Take note on these notecards.

Food and Beverage

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Throughout my stay at the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang, I had tons of opportunities to experience the food and beverage. I was able to experience the buffet breakfast, room service, eating by my private pool, a private villa BBQ, and also try their new afternoon tea.

Breakfast

 

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Breakfast occurs in a buffet format on the ground floor of the property. I enjoyed how the dining room looked out over the resort’s beautiful grounds, specifically its pool. There was a wide variety of international and local items to choose from. To be honest, everything I ate was fairly good and the service was friendly as well. Unlike other resorts I’ve been to recently, this breakfast was calm and felt classy. Pierre likes!

Room Service

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

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Most of the meals I ate during my stay at Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang occurred in my villa. At first I found the food to be a bit on the bland side, but once I told staff that I wanted everything prepared like it was meant for a local, everything changed for the better! From that point forward, nearly everything I ate was bursting with flavor. Although the service was very professional and the food was overall good, there were a few hiccups along the service route.

Private Villa BBQ Feast

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One of the evenings the staff prepared a very extravagant private surf and turf barbecue. The staff set up a glorious outdoor dining room right on the lawn. They came early in the afternoon to get the preparations started. They hung gorgeous lights around the yard which really made me feel special and created an absolutely phenomenal, and romantic ambience. To really go the extra mile, they even arranged a private bar and bartender for the evening. This type of arrangement would be great for all occasions from small to large. It was easily romantic enough for a wedding proposal, or could accommodate a larger group for a big dinner feast.

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This turned out to be one of the best meals of my stay at the property. The chef grilled each item to perfection. It’s really hard to go wrong with perfectly cooked seafood or steak and a nice glass of wine.

Afternoon Tea

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

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A newer offering at the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang is a proper afternoon tea which I enjoyed next to the pool. As it was new, I had relatively low expectations because they were still working out some of the kinks. However, to my surprise, I was actually very impressed with a majority of the items. Sure, there were a few that could be improved, but in the end, items were overall very tasty! I’m certain that if you enjoy afternoon tea you will like the one here.

Fitness

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The property has fantastic fitness facilities. During my stay I used the gym and also played tennis. All of these facilities had fantastic equipment and quality staff taking care of them. They even helped me to find a tennis coach to help improve my game. Thank you so much for going the extra mile for me!

Conclusion

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Vinpearl Luxury Hotel Review: Have it All in Da Nang Asia Blog Da Nang Hotels Vietnam

In conclusion, although things weren’t always perfect, I absolutely loved my stay at the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang. What really makes this hotel is the warm and friendly Vietnamese people. Even when things didn’t go according to plan I could feel that they were trying their best. I believe with a little bit more tweaking and experience, this property will reach a top level of luxury. Overall, the staff went above and beyond my expectations and treated me like a king. I still have a warm and fuzzy feeling when I think about my time at the property and would be more than happy to return and stay again. Therefore, without a doubt, I can recommend the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang for your next resort stay in Vietnam!

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Thanks to my most recent trip to Vietnam in April of 2022, I have now seen a majority of the country. I had been meaning to do this ever since 2018 when I spent time living in Ho Chi Minh. One of the famous cities I had a chance to…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.4
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.2
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 9

8.8

Gorgeous!

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Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang

Hotel

No. 7 Truong Sa, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang, Vietnam

Phone: +842363938220

 


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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon

03 May 2022

One day in March of 2022 I opened my email to find an invitation to join a press tour around Vietnam with Vinfast which is a Vietnamese car company planning to release electric vehicles in North America. I must say that this was quite a delightful email to receive, an all expenses paid luxury trip to Vietnam! Vinfast belongs to Vingroup, which is the largest conglomerate in all of Vietnam. I got to tour around to parts of the country I’ve never been before and also was introduced to their hotel company Vinpearl. After the press trip finished, I was offered to stay for the rest of the month in their other properties. In total, I was able to visit six of their properties across the country. While in Ho Chi Minh City, I had an extended stay at their most famous property Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel. The Landmark 81 building is actually the tallest building in the country and at the time of writing this article, the 17th tallest in the world.

 

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Arrival and Location

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

My stay included an airport transfer provided by the hotel. I was promptly picked up at the arrival door of the airport by friendly Vinpearl staff. If I remember correctly, it only took about 20 minutes to get to the hotel lobby from the airport. I actually got to enjoy a ride in one of their Vinfast SUVs which happened to be very stylish and comfortable. The Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 hotel sits in the Bình Thạnh district of Ho Chi Minh city. The hotel is part of a complex which includes a shopping mall. Nearby there is a large park and also the international Vinmec hospital just a stone’s throw away. From the property, it’s fairly convenient to get to district 1 in about 15 minutes by motorbike.

The Lobby

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam
The lobby of the Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel is actually located on the 48th floor of the building. It felt like I was entering a hotel in Abu Dhabi or Dubai as it was extremely grand and luxurious. All of the marble floors, gold decorations, and expansive views were a great welcome for what was to come throughout the hotel. The check-in process was rather smooth as they actually did most of it during the airport transfer. Very smart indeed! I was served a welcome drink and cold towel which was refreshing.

Club King

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

For my extended stay I secured a Club King Room on the 61st floor of the property. The club rooms come with pretty solid benefits including afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapes, and a 30% discount on the menu at the Oriental Pearl restaurant. More on the benefits later, but first let’s talk about this shiny new room. I must confess that I was immediately impressed with the opulent style of the room. I actually noticed rather quickly that it had a very similar aesthetic to another luxury hotel brand, but I won’t name names. I’ll let you guess who I’m talking about! The layout and decoration of the room was smooth and lavish. There was a king size bed which was overall extremely comfortable (bedding included), a lounge chair with ottoman, desk, large floor-to-ceiling windows, USB port bedside, and a control station for the air conditioning and lighting also bedside. Halfway through my stay, I asked to change sides of the building to a room with a view of district 1. I must recommend you do the same!

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

There was also a well-equipped minibar which was chargeable. Complementary items included four bottles of water daily, 2 daily coffee capsules, capsule coffee machine, kettle, instant coffee, and Dilmah Tea. Upon arrival in my club room I also had a lovely welcome amenity which consisted of fresh fruit and sweets. Thank you Vinpearl!

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

I love how the dark master bathroom contrasted with the bright design of the bedroom which felt clean and modern. Inside the master bathroom there was a single sink vanity, scale, massive bathtub, and shower stall. This Vinpearl Luxury property used higher-quality toiletries made by Thann. Also noteworthy were the fluffy towels, better than average I must say!

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

I liked that the staff provided turn-down service almost every night (they did miss a few) and delivered a tasty snack along with a cute note card.

Pool, Spa, Fitness Center

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

On the 47th floor of the Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel sits the pool, spa, and fitness center. First, let’s discuss the epic rooftop pool! It protrudes out from the building and has epic views on three sides of Ho Chi Minh City. It’s easy to spend lots of time there because there is a bar just behind. What a way to relax in style!

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

As mentioned, I’ve now visited several Vinpearl properties around the country and can very delightfully report that they all have Life Fitness equipment, which really makes me happy as it’s such good quality! There’s nothing like working out with the best quality equipment, and the gym at the Landmark 81 was packed full of it. The gym was well equipped with cardio machines, free weights, as well as weight machines. Plus, like everywhere else in this hotel, had gorgeous views of the city below.

Last but certainly not least was the spa and relaxation facilities. The spa offers a wide variety of treatments. What I did use quite often were the steam room, sauna, and cold pool inside of the locker rooms. I love rotating in between hot and cold, from the sauna to the cold tub. It’s really good for your health to expose your body to different temperatures and I have actually recently read a study showing that people who do tend to live longer.

Food and Beverage

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

During my stay at the Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel, I got to experience several meals at their Oriental Pearl restaurant located on the 66th floor. This restaurant is actually comprised of two expansive dining rooms and one bar. From any seat in the restaurant, glorious views of Ho Chi Minh can be observed through the very tall floor to ceiling windows. Whether it’s morning, noon, or night, the dining room is fashionable and a great place to spend time. The restaurant was in the process of updating their menu during my stay so I got to see the improvements in the food firsthand which was lovely.

Breakfast

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam
The international buffet spread was fairly well stocked with items that can keep everyone’s mouth happy. Along with the buffet there were 3-4 stations that offered food prepared on the spot such as eggs and local Vietnamese cuisine such as pho. Over my multiple day stay, I found that as a rule of thumb, the Asian food tended to be a lot tastier than the Western items.

Seafood Buffet

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

One of the evenings I stumbled into a large seafood buffet that the hotel was having on the weekend. This turned out to be my favorite meal of the entire stay. The same amount of service area that breakfast covers was now covered with a massive amount of fresh seafood. The salmon sashimi took the prize for the top item of the evening. This wasn’t just my opinion as it disappeared almost as soon as it was replenished.

Cocktails

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I also noted that the Oriental Pearl did a fairly good job with their cocktails. My favorite was the Negroni which was made with Vietnam’s Song Cai gin. This gin turned out to be the best that I’ve ever had, and I’ve tried quite a few. It has a lot more depth than the competition and this made for a much better Negroni!

Room Service

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

The menu for the room service was actually the same as the menu for the Oriental Pearl. I was able to enjoy meals in my room several times throughout the stay and was happy that they kept their word when they said 30-45 minutes. Well done!

Conclusion

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

If you are looking for an absolutely beautiful newer luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, you found it at Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81. From a design standpoint this property is simply drop-dead gorgeous. Every space inside was enjoyable and paired with the view was really great. That being said, as it is so new, I saw a few occurrences where the service could be improved and it mostly happened while at the Oriental Pearl restaurant. Luckily, I was able to get to know the new restaurant manager and learn that most of the staff was very new and currently undergoing rigorous training to bring them up to speed. I’m sure that in the near future things will only get better. The rest of the staff in the hotel did an overall good job with a touch of warm Vietnamese hospitality. At the end of the day, I definitely enjoyed my stay thoroughly at the property and would return if I had the opportunity.

Reserve YOUR room at the Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel now!
One day in March of 2022 I opened my email to find an invitation to join a press tour around Vietnam with Vinfast which is a Vietnamese car company planning to release electric vehicles in North America. I must say that this was quite a delightful email to receive, an…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.7
Value - 7.7
Feng Shui - 9.3
Convenience - 9.1
Service - 7.5

8.3

High Luxury!

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Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Hotel

Hotel

720A Dien Bien Phu, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Phone: +84 283 971 8888

 


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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

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HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam

HOTEL REVIEW: Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 Saigon Asia Blog Ho Chi Minh Hotels Vietnam