The Pilgrim Village resort was chosen for us by our Exotissimo travel agent. A retrspective glance at TripAdvisor suggested that it should be OK. It is located on the outskirts of the city, so you are dependent on taxis to go anywhere . As with most resort hotels, there is a free shuttle bus to get you to the centre of town. It is 20-25 minutes away from the town centre by minibus and the same distance away from the airport.
Hue is not a massive tourist destination when compared to Hanoi or Hoi An. This means that the price for accommodation is set a little lower. My brother-in-law joined us independently and booked separately. He was given a free spa treatment as part of his deal. My wife paid for a combi 90 minute treatment that was priced reasonably.The standard of the accommodation and facilities is at a mid point 4*. The layout of the complex resembles huts in a jungle undergrowth. It is nicely spread out, so that the guests don't feel on top of each other. However, this does mean that there is a bit of walking, which made it less than ideal for my parents. Obviously there is air conditioning and wifi throughout the complex.We had room 129, which is a 3 minute walk from the reception area and a couple of minutes from the main pool and spa. The rooms are huge. The bathroom is the size of most 3* hotel rooms. We were provided with gowns, slipper, fruit, a safe and a decent range of TV channels. There is a separate games room and "cinema" nearly. The pool, in late May, maintained a bath-like temperature throughout but was of a reasonable size and depth, so allowed more than just paddling. Spa treatments were of high quality and excellent value. The service, as with the rest of Vietnam so far, has been fantastic.
We arrived late and stayed only two nights. The staff even kept the restaurant open, beyond their usual last orders, to serve us dinner. The food here was reasonable and priced with the usual hotel supplement. Breakfast is served in another location, near the pool and on top of the main bar. It has a mixture of local and international dishes presented as a buffet plus a freshly prepared egg station. This appears to be ubiquitous when travelling 4* in Vietnam. We had late night drinks in the empty main bar, with our own private piano recital.
Ideally we would have stayed a third night to maximise our time here. It compared extremely favourably to the other places that we have stayed in over the past week in both price and service. The resort is a relaxing retreat, away from the bustle of Hue city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pilgrimage Village is a traditional Vietnamese boutique resort blending harmoniously in the local environment. Set amidst lush green gardens and lily ponds, Pilgrimage Village is a haven, where the pace of life slows down… looking for lost time? Immerse yourself in a myriad of experiences from the luxurious naturally inspired spa treatments to Tai Chi, yoga or perhaps some chakra cleansing. A sanctuary for the mind, body and spirit. Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pilgrimage Village Hotel Hue
- Pilgrimage Village Hue