Sun Spa Resort Dong Hoi
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Sun Spa Resort Dong Hoi Reviews
Cozy beach hotel with nice pool but poor breakfast Jul 09, 2013
The Sun Spa Resort is a luxury (allegedly five star)resort, right at the beach, a few kilometers out of Dong Hoi.
The entrance annex lobby looks very spacious and impressive and we were welcomed with a cold hand towel and a glass of juice. There is plenty of staff and a lady in traditional dress accompanied us to our room.
The rooms are spread over various bungalow style buildings, not higher than three floors. There are no elevators in the building, so luckily our luggage was brought upstairs.
Our room on the third floor was very spacious and contained twin beds (with an extremely hard mattress!), a desk with flat screen TV, a minibar and a safe. Though we never got the safe to work. By the minibar, there were two complimentary bottles of water and there is a kettle with coffee and tea.
In the wardrobe there were silk (or nylon?) bathrobes and two pairs of plastic thongs.
The bathroom was small compared to the size of the room but well equipped. There was a bathtub doubling as shower with well working shower head. The water pressure was more than plenty.
In the bathroom there was a large selection of amenities and toiletry items as well as a hair dryer. Our room had all necessary comfort but in my opinion looked a bit too simple to be five star.
There's WiFi in the room, but the signal is rather poor. Downloading mail or checking a site takes forever. In order to use skype, I had to go sit in the lobby and even there the signal wasn't too strong.
On the premises there are several restaurants, including a seafood buffet, a beach cafe and a restaurant with western dishes. Breakfast is served in both restaurants. We had it at the Sun Cafe, but the selection of western breakfast items was poor compared to other hotels we stayed at during this trip. Among the hot food there was even spaghetti Bolognese and French fries, which the Asian children at the buffet seemed to down really well, but it is not something I can eat in the morning.
We also ate à la carte at the same restaurant for dinner. Here the selection was large enough and the food delicious. We had pumpkin soup as a starter and it came as a nice big plate and was served with rolls, butter and garlic bread. The pizza Hawaii we had as a main contained real pineapple and was very tasty too. I had a pumpkin cake for dessert. It was nicely presented but a bit hard. For sure it wasn't fresh anymore. Prices were a bit more expensive than usual, but still okay for this kind of resort.
There are two swimming pools with loungers. At the larger infinity pool, there's a guard from whom you can also get beach towels. Also on the beach there are guards and towels. While we were there, the resort was very full and it was not easy to score a vacant sun lounger.
On the premises there are tennis courts and according to some signs, activities such as aqua gym etc... are organized at set time, but we never saw any action.
There's also a spa, which other group members checked out, but it is also more expensive than elsewhere.
All in all it's an okay beach resort that is a okay for a few days of relaxation. My largest complaint is that the mattress on the bed is rock hard. After one night you'd need to visit the spa for a neck massage! The food is reasonable and the facilities acceptable. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this hotel, but I would not rate it five star!
Part of the Visions of Vietnam July 2013 travel blog
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Sun Spa Resort Dong Hoi Overview
The Sun Spa Resort is located in Dong Hoi making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. Each guestroom has television, television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – LAN, air conditioning. Guests staying at this Dong Hoi accommodation can enjoy a wide range of hotel facilities such as salon, safety deposit boxes, nightclub, bar/pub. In addition, the hotel's guests can enjoy the leisure and sports facilities provided on the premises: sauna, massage, gym, pool (kids).Modern comfort and convenience are seamlessly combined to ensure the guests' satisfaction. To proceed with your reservation at the Sun Spa Resort via our secure online booking form, please enter your period of stay.
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