Can Tho is effectively the capital of the Mekong Delta region - the whole area is defined by the river and its tributaries and the water's value to the local villagers is priceless. The area is beautiful and dominated not only by the water but by bountiful lush agricultural land which surrounds it.
Situated on the banks of the Hau River, one of the nine estuaries of the Mekong Delta, the Victoria Can Tho is a welcoming colonial hotel with modern comforts. The hotel is perfectly placed for guests to soak up the surrounds and admire the diversity of the region and its people.
The rooms at the Victoria Can Tho are simple but stylish with dark wooden floors, crisp white linen and panoramic views of the river. The Spices Restaurant overlooks the Hau River and delicious Vietnamese and Western influenced meals can be enjoyed al fresco in this incredibly picturesque setting. Other surprises found here include a tennis court, swimming pool, fitness centre and the wonderful spa set in the magnificent gardens where reflexology, facials and indulgent massages take place in individual treatment huts.
The hotel has 84 Superior and Deluxe Rooms and 8 Suites. Each room combines the elegance of traditional Vietnamese style with International standards of comfort. All have wooden floors and the Deluxe Rooms and the larger Suites have balconies from which to enjoy the peaceful surrounds of this unspoilt area.
Children are welcome at The Victoria Can Tho but there are no facilities except for a Kids Corner with toys and games (parental supervision required as it is not staffed) and babysitting is also available.
Spices Restaurant has an outdoor terrace overlooking the Hau River and trips aboard the converted rice barge, The Lady Hau can be taken whilst enjoying a buffet breakfast, lunch, cocktails or dinner. There is also a bar with pool table, floodlit tennis court, fitness centre, table tennis, Kids Corner (an unsupervised area with toys and games), an outdoor swimming pool and a riverside spa.
There is a free shuttle bus and shuttle boat service to town and excursions can be taken into the Mekong Delta by boat, road and mountain bike (it is very flat!). The hotel also offer cooking classes which include a visit to the local market.
There is a free shutlle bus and shuttle boat service to town.
When to travel
Tropical climate. Hot and humid year round, with an average annual temperature of 27C. Best time to visit is December to April as is the dry season with occasional rain. May to November is the wet season with showers almost every day and flooding in the Mekong Delta can occur.
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Location and directions
Can Tho, Vietnam
Close to Can Tho town, but a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, the resort lies on the banks of the Hau River, set amidst gardens with a plethora of exotic plants.
How to get there
15-hour international flight (one change) to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City followed by a 4-hour drive to Can Tho.