Victoria Chau Doc Hotel: Colonial luxury in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
THE Victoria Chau Doc is a charming hotel built to evoke a French colonial style. It is the finest hotel in the Mekong Delta town of Chau Doc, at the confluence of several rivers and a major starting point for a boat journey to Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. It is a wonderful place to retreat to after extensive road or boat journeys around the lush Mekong Delta region, and offers the perfect setting to relax and rejuvenate.
What makes it special?
The setting of Victoria Chau Doc is what makes it such a memorable place to stay. From the hotel you have a perfect vantage point to watch fascinating and colourful local river life. The French colonial style of the hotel is another plus, with its ambience of tropical luxury and refinement. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed, and the public areas of the hotel are stylish and comfortable. There is a range of activities to keep you busy, from massages in the beautiful rooftop spa to day trips to fishing villages and floating markets. The hotel’s private speedboat service connects to Phnom Penh making a stay at Victoria Chau Doc a seamless way to experience the beauty of the region’s river life.
What to expect?
The Victoria Chau Doc is an outpost of colonial era style in a thriving Mekong Delta town. It provides many comforts, activities and amenities, and offers beautiful, sweeping views of the stunning Bassac River. The rooms are comfortable and refined, and come complete with writing desks. Some rooms offer private terraces overlooking the river. You can expect excellent service, delicious Vietnamese cuisine, a wonderful swimming pool and a relaxing day spa.
What is there to do?
A stay at the Victoria Chau Doc is all about the river. You can spend time simply watching boats drift by and all the colour of local life, or partake in one of the hotel’s organised tours to a fishing village or floating market. There is a private speedboat service operated by the hotel connecting it to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, a scenic five-hour journey. There is also a fitness centre and many activities and games on offer, like billiards and backgammon. The hotel can arrange a cooking or tai chi class, and there’s a wonderful spa offering relaxing massages plus stunning river views from its rooftop location.
What’s the damage?
Nightly rates at Victoria Chau Doc Hotel start at about US$125 for a Superior Room to US$180 per night for the Victoria Suite.