Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Vung Tau - back beach
Back beach is the eastern facing side of the Vung Tau peninsula and is the home of the vast majority of semi-budget guesthouses and mid-range resorts, with the latter tending to be spread out along the front. If it's a budget hotel in the 200,000-300,000 dong range you're looking for, then hunt around the southern end of the beach. Mini hotels line the streets, and most range from grubby to passable. Two of the better ones are mentioned below, Son Thinh and Thu Trang. Back Beach is only a five minute drive or a fifteen minute walk from the city centre. Thuy Van St runs the length of the beach, lined on both sides by resorts and restaurants. The southern end is a little more lively and public than the northern end, where resorts tend to take a chunk of the beach for themselves.
Four stars for the price of three169B Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 585 537; F: (064) 585 542
Dic Star is a four-star hotel with a dazzling array of facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, health club, nightclub, a rooftop bar, tennis court and a casino. If you ever need to leave, the ... Read the full review of Dic Star Hotel.USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
Unusual1A Tran Phu, Vung Tau
T: (09) 3301 0654;
The coastal city of Vung Tau, 90 minutes from Saigon by way of hydrofoil, is a popular destination for those looking to escape the big city. Although it’s a beach town, getting off the beach can ... Read the full review of Binh Minh Cable Car Resort.
Perhaps best of the budget options19 Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 859 288; F: (064) 524 159
Son Thinh II is one of the best of the numerous budget guesthouses that line the seafront. For a start, it's cheaper than most. Secondly, it makes a lot more effort with its rooms. Although not too ... Read the full review of Son Thinh Hotel II.USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
Good rooms, good resort1A Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 585 881; F: (064) 585 327
Spread over two hectares, this resort boasts a range of choices. Detached luxury bungalows fill the garden area of one part of the resort, but they're a bit close to the road. The swimming pool is ... Read the full review of VungTau Intourco Resort.
Interesting place in quiet location165C Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 523 460; F: (064) 524 169
This resort consists of nine buildings, each housing four bungalows, actually more like small furnished apartments in one big bungalow. Included in the fee is breakfast, swimming pool and the tennis ... Read the full review of Son Thuy Resort.
Not really paradise, but not bad1 Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 811 559; F: (064) 585 894
Paradise is one of a few bungalow-style resorts at the northern end of Back Beach. Indeed, Paradise is someway from the main beach road and even further from the town centre, so some kind of ... Read the full review of Paradise Resort.
A run of the mill cheapie67 Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 859 781; F: (064) 523 184
Thu Trang is a typical Vung Tau seaside hotel. Situated on the beach road, the location is ideal for those keen to be near the beach. The hotel's rooms are basic with little furniture, but they are ... Read the full review of Thu Trang.USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
Good location but plain and dated157 Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 854 755; F: (064) 854 762
Sammy is a big old seafront hotel which would look just as comfortable on a windswept English promenade; however the clientele would put paid to any illusions of tea and scones. The hotel is popular ... Read the full review of Sammy Hotel.
Popular with Vietnamese tour groups115 Thuy Van St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 521 002; F: (064) 521 006
Thuy Van is a popular hotel for Vietnamese tour groups. Despite its looming presence and distinctive shape, it's only rated as a two star. Inside the rooms are basic but passable -- for a few dollars ... Read the full review of Thuy Van.
Vung Tau - front beach
Vung Tau's town centre is housed around Front Beach, which is more of a harbour than a beach. During the evening, the locals stream up and down the seafront dropping into the coffee shops or stopping to hangout on the quay wall. All western style entertainment is housed on this side of the peninsular, but options are a little more spartan.
The business card says it all2 Nguyen Du St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 856 888; F: (064) 856 088
The business card says Just what you will expect, presumably it means what you'd expect from a four-star hotel -- if that's the case then they're right. The hotel is certainly grand, with a huge ... Read the full review of Grand Hotel.USD 50 to 100 1 vote Toprange
Almost charming1 Le Quy Don St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 852 135; F: (064) 859 862
The Rex is one of the most characteristic hotels in town. The old colonial building has a large atrium alongwhich the rooms are lined. The paint is faded and in some places peeling, but somehow it ... Read the full review of Rex Hotel.
If it wasn't for that lingering aroma36 Quang Trung St, Vung Tau
T: (064) 859 852; F: (064) 859 851
Royal is an old and frumpy place, painted in a garish cream, however somehow it manages to retain some appeal. While there's no elevator, rooms are actually very good, all with ADSL, TV, a safe, mini ... Read the full review of Royal Hotel.
Some 30km northeast of Vung Tau, Long Hai is home to some high-end resorts suitable for a genuine dose of relaxation.
Paradise on a hillsideKy Van, Long Hai
T: (064) 868 227; F: (064) 868 229
Anoasis is a luxury resort built on a Long Hai hillside, an all in one paradise -- the kind of place you could never leave. The French ownership has obviously contributed to the charm of the resort ... Read the full review of Anoasis Beach Resort.USD 100+ 1 vote Luxury
Has a Chinese character to itProvincial Road 44, Long Hai
T: (064) 661 355; F: (064) 661 356
Long Hai Beach Resort has a Chinese character, rather than its European style neighbour along the road at Anoasis. Bungalows are set in a tropical garden, with narrow, manicured pathways winding ... Read the full review of Long Hai Beach Resort.USD 100+ 1 vote Luxury
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