Typical big Vietnamese hotel on the water
So far Qui Nhon has smartly limited the number of hotels directly on the beach and Seagull is one of the few.
The hotel has a prime location right on the waterfront and it has its own section of beach. It’s comprised of two hotels actually, the old and the new. The old one is a five-story place that is long in the tooth and the first thing you notice is the grungy carpet, a common tell of the building’s age. Don’t even bother with these rooms, which are more like guesthouse standard for a hotel price.
The good news is the rooms in the newer building are decidedly better, and those with a sea view have a lovely vantage, the angle of the hotel ensuring that everyone gets a decent outlook of the water and beach. While no longer brand new, rooms have the standard 3-star hotel amenities: desk, vanity, TV, air-con and WiFi. Bathrooms are modern, coming with a countertop and bathtub/shower combo. Don’t expect four or five star luxury.
It is a large hotel and busy. On the plus side, some guest relations staff speak English and there is life to the place—it’s not like one of those ostentatious yet eerily deserted hotels you tend to see around the country. Seagull does brisk business with conferences, banquets and will be bursting with Vietnamese on holiday in the summer. So if you’re looking for something quiet, intimate and personal, this isn’t for you. This remains Qui Nhon city’s best on-beach option.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 26th February, 2017.
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