Victoria Hotels and Resorts is a collection of boutique properties that draw from colonial & cultural heritage at the most unique destinations of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. From the pristine mountains of Sapa to the historic Hoi An Ancient Town, the coastline backed by desert-like sand dunes in Phan Thiet or the exotic floating markets of the Mekong Delta, from the World Heritage Angkor Temples to one of the Asia’s most beautiful & peaceful town of Luang Prabang. Embracing the local culture & surroundings is the key to Victoria Hotels & Resorts philosophy.
These enchanting hotels and resorts are attractively designed to blend with unique cultural & natural landscapes, mixing French colonial style architecture with subtle touches of local culture extracted from rich history and the ever-present Charme de L’Indochine.
Features of the hotels & resorts include unique transportation options – the Victoria Express Train that links Hanoi to Lao Cai, Sapa and a fleet of Victoria Cruises to explore the Mekong River or the vintage Citroen limousines for personalized trips.
The collection includes
GPS coordinates: 22.336937 (Latitude), 103.843822 (Longitude).
In the remote north-west highlands of Vietnam, Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa is a traditional mountain chalet; complete with stone-hearth fireplace and luxurious new spa which is 1,650 metres above sea-level in the Hoang Lien Mountains and close to the Chinese border. Amid spectacular scenery beneath Vietnam's highest peak, the 3,143-metre Mount Fansipan, the cool, pristine region is home to more than 30 colourful hill tribes – with tours to their minority villages and markets the highlights of any visit. The region is also emerging as an exciting new trekking destination. Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa was voted ‘Best Hotel in the North-West Region’ in both 2004 and 2005 and was awarded for its “Harmony with Nature” in 2008 by The Guide, a publication of the Vietnam Economic Times.
Guests arrive aboard the romantic and elegant Victoria Express Train, a unique travel experience starting from Hanoi.
GPS coordinates: 15.896312 (Latitude), 108.368644 (Longitude).
On a pristine white-sand beach on the outskirts of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An in central Vietnam, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa is a warm, restful retreat replicating a traditional fishing village with small streets, water ponds and village houses with clay-tiled roofs.
The historic sea port of Hoi An is uniquely preserved as a 15th century trading post on the ancient silk route, while other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the vicinity include the Cham temple ruins at My Son, the historic capital of Vietnam’s ancient Champa civilization, and the former Imperial capital of Hue. Hoi An is declared the world's top city destination by Wanderlust, the UK's leading travel magazine in its latest Readers' Travel Awards.
GPS coordinates: 10.937716 (Latitude), 108.17604 (Longitude).
200km north of Ho Chi Minh City, Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa is beautifully designed with 57 bungalows including 2 villas built in the style of traditional Vietnamese country houses in exotic gardens. The Guide, a publication of the Vietnam Economic Times, voted it ‘Best Resort’ among the southern provinces.
The resort is close to Phan Thiet, a charming fishing village with archaeological remnants of the Cham Empire, and the beach is backed by desert-like sand dunes that are home to rare flora and fauna.
GPS coordinates: 10.039371 (Latitude), 105.793227 (Longitude).
On the banks of one of the world’s greatest and most mysterious waters in Vietnam’s ‘Deep South’, Victoria Can Tho Resort is considered as the flagship of Victoria Hotels & Resorts in the Mekong Delta -- and first luxury hotel in the region. Amid bustling floating markets, myriad of canals and vibrant green rice paddies, the splendid colonial-style hotel is set in magnificent gardens on the banks of the Hau River. To experience the pulse of delta life, sunrise and sunset cruises to the local floating market aboard the resort’s private traditional wooden rice barge, the Lady Hau, is the highlight.
GPS coordinates: 10.708472 (Latitude), 105.124305 (Longitude)
Deeper in the Mekong Delta, close to the Cambodian border in a region that is famed for the climax of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel is built in colonial style with low-rise French architecture. From this unique location beside the Bassac River at the ‘Three River Crossing’, guests can explore life deep into the delta traveling aboard a fleet of private Victoria Speedboats from the hotel to Phnom Penh in Cambodia and vice versa. The resort was awarded for its “Ingenious use of plants to make a green statement” by The Guide, a publication of Vietnam Economic Times.
GPS coordinates: 10.671489 (Latitude), 105.07738 (Longitude)
Set in the scenic beauty of nature and cultural richness of the Mekong Delta region, built on the hillside of Sam Mountain, Victoria Nui Sam Lodge offers guests insights into the countryside life. A magnificent location with a breathtaking 180o view is ideal to spend quality time and re-connect with nature.
Close to the Cambodian border, it is the perfect en-route stop for discerning travelers looking for more than just a glimpse of the Mekong Delta. Khmer, Cham and Vietnamese communities live side by side in a stunning landscape, including Tra Su otherworldly bird sanctuary.
GPS coordinates: 13.363859 (Latitude), 103.85764 (Longitude).
The newest jewel in the crown of the group, Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa is just 10 minutes from the World Heritage Angkor Wat temple complex, one of the great wonders of the world. Neighboring the King’s Residence in Siem Reap, overlooking the Royal Gardens, the resort styled gracefully in 1930s colonial style is a tranquil haven with the elegant refinement of the French ”art de vivre”. It is within walking distance of the Old Market and river and less than 20 min from the airport.
Victoria Xiengthong Palace
GPS coordinates: 19.899036 (Latitude), 102.142454 (Longitude)
Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, surrounded by the golden spires of the town’s famous Buddhist temples is Victoria Xiengthong Palace, the last residence of the Laos Royal Family. This beautiful boutique property has been lovingly restored to its former glory, and once more sits proudly on the banks of the Mekong River. The 26 elegantly appointed rooms and suites capture the essence of Laos’ unique culture and style, with local materials and fabrics used throughout. Look out upon the majestic Wat Xiengthong – the town’s most famous temple, or simply sit back and soak up the ambience of this UNESCO protected palace, the perfect place to discover the wonder and charm of Luang Prabang – the Jewel of Indochina.
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Song Xanh Sampan
Victoria Hotels & Resorts is also a member of TMG (Thien Minh Group) - one of the largest privately owned travel and hospotality groups. Thien Minh Group invests in three integrated lines of business:
- Tour Operations comprises Buffalo Tours, Cho Lon Tours, Intrepid Indochina and Asia Outdoors
- Hospitality comprises four-star (Victoria Hotels & Resorts), three-star (Mai Chau Lodge, Festival Hue Hotel).
- Online Distribution comprises a hotel booking website www.ivivu.com