I knew I had to revisit this place again when I was here around 7 years ago. Vung Tau is a beach weekend getaway for most of the Vietnamese here living in Ho Chi Minh City. The 2-hour drive would bring them to this heaven with enticing beaches and beautiful coastlines. It’s a port city which is located at the Southern tip of Vietnam.
We took a hydrofoil to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh City and the journey took us about 90 minutes long. And once we got there, we couldn’t believe that this port city is actually part of Vietnam because it just looked like those port cities in Europe. The waters are clear blue and the sun was strong.
We spend 3 days 2 night over here in Vung Tau and we stayed at Hotel Pullman Vung Tau, which is under AccorHotels group. Pullman hotels from all the world have also implemented some of the green initiatives under Planet 21 programme. It’s another green hotel for the eco-conscious travellers.
It’s my first time staying at one of Pullman Hotels and I have to say that this hotel is made just for those who prefer staying at upscale, modern and chic hotels. This hotel was designed for both business and leisure. I would presume so as Vung Tau convention centre is just right next to the hotel.
This 5-star international hotel offers 356 rooms and suites featuring spectacular views of the beaches and Vung Tau City. The hotel offers an All-Day Dining restaurant, a bakery and four bars. It has a 2 storey conference centre, fitness lounge, an outdoor swimming pool and an executive club lounge.
The whole hotel was permeated with a subtle masculine scent that spells of sexy, chic and sophisticated. And the scent makes this place smells ‘expensive’. The hotel lobby was so spacious and there were several elements of modern art. If you take a closer look, you will also discover some Vietnamese cultural influences in a couple of the art installations within the hotel.
Similar to Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel, we did our check-in at the Executive Club Lounge since our room package includes this special access to the lounge.
They served us some refreshing welcome drink before heading up to do the check-in procedure.
The natural lighting floods through the transparent glass ceiling windows and lights up the whole hotel lobby, giving it that lofty feel. It’s not only energy-saving but there are also studies that proved that it increases our well-being.
You can check-in the hotel from 3 pm onwards. The check-out time is before 11 am.
On some special evenings, their pianist would take the stage and play some soulful tune on the piano.
Deluxe Executive Twin Room (with Lounge access)
Our room is located on the tenth floor. When we saw a bottle of wine, fruits and macarons placed on the table, we felt so welcome. It’s as if our presence in this hotel calls for a celebration at Pullman Vung Tau. This is how you make a guest feel special.
The room was quite spacious and there’s a study desk by the window where you can get some work done.
The bathroom is separated from the rest of the room by a wooden sliding door. It makes it so much easier for me to get to the toilet if I have to make a trip to the toilet at night. I practically just need to roll off my bed to get there.
There’s the beautiful Vung Tau city view as our backdrop!
– iPod Docking Station
– Ironing facilities
– Flat-screen TV (with Satelite and Cable channels)
– Coffee-making machine
– In-room safe box
– Bathroom with rain shower and bathtub
Over here at Pullman Vung Tau, they used Bigelow, an American Pharmacy brand that offers body, makeup, hair, skincare products and even fragrances. I actually love their shampoos and body wash. Their products are also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
Complimentary toiletries: Nail file, cotton pads, toothbrush set, sewing kit and shower cap
At Pullman Vung Tau, they also encourage their guests to reuse their towels so that the money saved from washing these towels could be channel to their reforestation programme.
Before the sun sets, they would help us prepare our bed and room to get ready for the night. They would also bring in some cookies for us.
Need a workout to free your mind off things? Get your workout done at this 24-hour gym. You can run on the treadmill or lift some weights. There are also some exercise mats as well.
As of now, their spa is not available yet. But there’s the steam room and sauna (near the swimming pool) which are both available for hotel guests to use.
Check out this mini jacuzzi at the side!
There are some lockers at the pool area where you can store your valuables or clothes.
Executive Club Lounge
The club lounge provides breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and canapé. Their breakfast spread is pretty similar to the buffet breakfast at the Riviera restaurant. So we would rather have breakfast at Riviera since there’s more variety of breakfast items to choose from.
We enjoyed their evening cocktails as they offer quite a variety of food from salads, hot soups to sandwiches and desserts. They serve wine and juices too.
There’s also a room for guests to use the computer inside the lounge.
This is where daily breakfast is served and the quality of food served was good. We were very happy with the variety because there’s not only a Vietnamese Coffee booth but also a Vietnamese noodle station that serves Vietnamese-style noodle soup.
We were told that the hotel is quieter on weekdays and busier on weekends. We were there on a weekday so we pretty much have the whole restaurant to ourselves.
Vietnamese Noodle, anyone?
Fresh fruit juices
We love their fresh yoghurt, croissant and Vietnamese noodle soup. I couldn’t remember what the noodles were called but the broth was super delicious!
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Pullman Vung Tau and I really hope to visit other AccorHotels at other parts of the world to learn more about Planet 21.
Special thanks to Pullman Vung Tau and AccorHotels!
I’ve also made a video featuring Pullman Vung Tau. You can watch it right here.
15 Thi Sach Street
Thang Tam Ward
Vung Tau, Vietnam