Victoria Nui Sam, Chau Doc - review by Rusty Compass
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Victoria Nui Sam, Chau Doc

| 15 Apr 2014
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Victoria Nui Sam, Chau Doc
Sam Mountain, Vinh Dong 1, Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc
+84 (76) 3575 888


Price guide: From around $60USD

Our rating
15 Apr 2014

Set on Sam Mountain around 6kms from Chau Doc, Victoria Nui Sam Lodge has reopened after being mothballed for more than a decade. It offers travellers a unique experience of the Mekong Delta with breathtaking views - especially in the wet season.

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The Sam Mountain setting is spectacular in the late afternoon and gives the lodge a rare serenity - but it's a hike from Chau Doc town (6kms). Makes sense for a stay of a few nights rather than 1 night.


Victoria Nui Sam Lodge was created alongside sister hotel the Victoria Chau Doc, in the late 90s as part of an ambitious opening of the area to tourism. The tourism rush never quite eventuated and the Victoria Nui Sam was mothballed for more than a decade. It re-opened in late 2013.

Newly reopened, The Victoria Nui Sam has positioned itself as a 3 star alternative to the downtown Victoria Chau Doc. It's a very different experience too.

I'd recommend it for those planning a minimum of two nights in Chau Doc since the benefit of the location will only be enjoyed if you have some real time around the grounds.

The mountainside location evokes a sense of remoteness - though crowds flock to nearby temples each day. During the wet season, guests enjoy amazing sunset views across rain drenched rice paddies.

The hotel operates as a training academy for young hospitality students. Service standards and English language skills can be a tad rusty. Bring your patience.

Rooms, grounds, views and sharp pricing make it a good option for those seeking out something unique.

There are 3 room categories all with balconies and views from the mountain - junior suite, deluxe and superior. Decor is similar across all categories.

The suites are 42sqm and are slightly awkwardly configured. Deluxe rooms are nicely done and at 38sqm are still a good size. The 28sqm superior are a good option as well.

There's a pool with great views too though it was being worked on during my visit and was a tad milky. 

Wifi, breakfast, skydeck for sunset, pool

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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