My sister and I booked the Victoria through a summer promotion offer which was for around $120 US per night. this was a lot cheaper than the typical price. I emailed the hotel and advised we would be arriving early (8am) and asked if we could check in early and also have breakfast on our arrival day, as on the day we departed we would be leaving at 5am - too early for breakfast. when we arrived at the hotel our requests had been accepted and we were shown to room 103 - the best room in the hotel as far as we were concerned!!! we had both an ocean and pool view, our room had a huge balcony with lounge chairs and beautiful flowers growing on the railing.
We went down to breakfast and there was so much choice we were delighted. my sister drinks lots of English Tea, and after asking for an extra tea bag on the first morning, she was automatically given a pot of tea each day which was strong!! we also got milk delivered to our room each evening at 6pm so that she could have a cup of tea after a day on the beach!! perfect!!
The hotel itself is beautiful, the gardens are surounded by lots of little streams where coy carp swim all day, if you are lucky enough to be sat on the breakfast terrace in the morning during feeding time you will see about 200 coy carp fish being fed!
The beach is beautiful and the water is lovely and warm. we swam in the sea every day and also took advantage of the free body boards and kayakes that the hotel have on the beach. We were given lovely sun loungers every day with fresh towels. we also had a bar service on the beach where you wave a little flag and someone will come running to take your order - the only problem with this is that the drinks at the hotel are expensive. a bottle of water was 10 times the price that you would pay in any shop outside of the hotel. food was fabulous but again expensive - the same as you would pay for a meal in the UK. A burger was $12. The pool area is great, the pool is lovely and clean and the surounding area is very nice with plenty of space between the beds, although the beach was so lovely and quiet, we didnt spend much time at the pool.
Our room was amazing - we had a huge bathroom, seperate toilet, a lovely corner bath which we used every day, a power shower etc. we also got lots of lovely little freebies such as bath salts, a good quality shower gel and lovely moisturiser. there was a lovely tea set in our room which was used every day and the TV had a great choice of channels with lots of English options.
the hotel offered a free shuttle into town each day and we used this each evening to go out for dinner and also to do some shopping. food was cheap and excellent - we didnt get sick once!! We also found the 'secret garden' restaurant which was amazing!!! you'll need the map off their website but its worth the search!! cheap too!!
We also went on the dive trip which the hotel recommends - it is $40 for snorkelling. we were not very impressed with this trip to be honest. the water was cloudy, the lunch was terrible and the boat was old and uncomfortable. the trip was probably worth about $20 for snorkelling - although the scuba divers loved it!!!
All in all we loved this hotel and will compare all future accomodation to the victoria!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Hoi An, splendor of the past Annam, a most charming town listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Explore the vestiges of a glorious Cham past. Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa replicates a traditional fishing village with small streets, water ponds and village houses with clay-tiled roofs, providing a warm and restful environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort And Spa
- Victoria Hoi An Beach Hotel Hoi An