Vung Tau is an underrated little beach town.
Great beaches, good food and affordable prices.
Yet not many foreigners end up here. Beside the small expat community you hardly see any westerners on the streets.
But Vung Tau is very popular with the locals. They come here on day trips from Ho Chi Minh City and usually never stay overnight. Consequently the city doesn’t have that many high end hotels and resorts.
But there are a few four and five star establishments. In my opinion one of the best is Lan Rung Resort & Spa, a four star resort located right on the beach. And this is where I stayed on my last Vung Tau trip.
If you look online you won’t be able to find a lot of honest information about this Vung Tau resort. The majority is the usual marketing and sales materials. Hence I decided to sit down and write an honest review which this resort deserves.
Welcome to my Lan Rung Resort review!
Lan Rung Resort & Spa is a four star resort located in Vung Tau, a two hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. As the only Vung Tau resort located on the beach, it boasts magnificent sunsets, swaying palm trees and sweeping sea views.
In addition, the resort is close to all the main attractions in Vung Tau such as the Jesus Statue, the lighthouse and the Whale Temple. This fact makes Lan Rung Resort & Spa an excellent base for exploring the city and it’s sights.
Lan Rung Resort & Spa has 80 smoke-free guestrooms which are divided into two types of rooms:
- Deluxe Rooms have a floor area of up to 40 square meters and have sea or garden views. The rooms are equipped with one queen size bed (Double) or with two queen size beds (Twin). Additional features includes 32 inch LCD television, mini bar, in-room safe and hairdryer.
- Executive Deluxe Rooms have a floor area of up to 45 square meters and have sea or garden views. It has all the features included in the Deluxe Rooms but is more spacious and luxurious.
In addition Lan Rung Resort & Spa has several luxury suites.
On hotels.com I was able to find an excellent rate on a Deluxe Room. My room was spacious, clean, modern and had good air conditioning.
Interestingly, my room was located on the hillside across the road from the main resort. However this never caused me any issues. It’s just a short walk to the main area. In addition the hillside building has their own reception which makes the check-in and check-out painless.
- Room Amenities: The Wifi coverage and speed was excellent. The 32 inch LCD TV had many English speaking channels like CNN, MTV etc. A special mention for the bed. It was one of the most comfortable I ever slept in!
- Room Service: The maid refilled the soap and shampoo daily. I also received two bottles of water daily and complimentary coffee. One evening I tried the room service. It was quick and the food was excellent!
Lan Rung Resort & Spa has all the services you can expect from a four star resort: 24-hour front desk, restaurant, bar/lounge, complimentary buffet breakfast, free wifi throughout and free parking.
In addition, this Vung Tau resort has many services tailored for business travelers or people requiring that extra touch of luxury and comfort. Those services includes business center, meeting rooms, full-service spa, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and artist live performances.
Of course the centerpiece is the private beach and pool area. In my opinion one of the best in all of Vietnam. Especially the pool area, designed to look like a Greek or Roman spa, has to be experienced.
Another highlight is the restaurant. Both the breakfast buffet and dinners were excellent and you’ll be able to dine with some magnificent ocean views.
Sadly the gym area was a bit disappointing and had only the very basic equipment. An establishment like this should be able to invest in some more high quality equipment.
Finally a special mention to the excellent staff. They went above and beyond to make sure I had a pleasant stay. All my questions and requests were quickly addressed.
As long as hotels.com has those outstanding room rates, Lan Rung Resort & Spa will be excellent value. If you also take into consideration the beach location, the excellent pool area and the rest of the luxury amenities, in my opinion Lan Rung Resort & Spa is the best Vung Tau resort 2017!
I would definitely stay here again on my next Vung Tau trip. If you also would like to stay at Lan Rung Resort & Spa I recommend to use a reputable web site like hotels.com.
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