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Romana Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Km 8, Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #55 of 101 Hotels in Phan Thiet
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I had a few says staying at Romana Resort & Spa with my family during the Lunar New Year 2014. My room has a great view to the beach that I can enjoy the glow of dawn every staying day. The Internet connection of wireless is pretty fast as I could work during my stay. The pool is so clean for swimming. The only thing I'd strongly recommend is the offering of dinner menu. It doesn't have many choices and isn't really good taste to all of us.

If you have chance to go to Mui Ne for your relaxation, Romana Resort & Spa is a good stop. I'll recommend my friends to take experience at Romana Resort & Spa when I have chance.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Romanaresort, Public Relations Manager at Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear ThuanSoldier,
Greetings from Romana Resort & Spa!!!
We are delighted to receive your review of your wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your encouraging feedback and compliments of the resort.
We are happy to note that you had an excellent stay with us. Our endeavor is to ensure each guest is given a seamless experience.
We have made a note of your feedback and shall certainly explore all the possibilities of availing the same in the future.
We trust the Romana Resort & Spa charm will attract you again soon and it will be our pleasure to delight you. Looking forward to your continued patronage and assuring you of the very best in hospitality, always.
Best Regards,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Romana Resort & Spa


If you're a trekker, you will love this resort which has been built on the side of a cliff and has one walking up and down endlessly like in an Escher painting of endless staircases over precarious stone steps laid into lush the beautiful landscape of the Romana Resort & spa. If you are elderly, and your walking is impaired, as I am, this may not be the resort for you.

Set about 3000 meters south of Mui Ne, the resort is in the middle of no-where. Fortunately, they do have 2 free shuttles a day to Mui Ne, which is littered with stores, restaurants, bars and hotels laid out shoulder to shoulder.

One of the best features of this resort was the architectural design of the hotel and cottages, allowing almost every room a view of the sea. The resort’s luxury cottages have their own private pools, though not comparable to the main pools which were centrally located behind the restaurant and the sea. Very nice, although I would have appreciated a bit more shade around them.

The staff was great, friendly, warm, as I have found most of the staff to be throughout Viet Nam. The food was average at best, and relative to other places I have stayed a bit pricey.

Would I return? Probably not. It's inaccessibility to restaurants, stores and its topography made it unpleasant for me, even at the price I paid for the room. Nor did I like the small beach that had rocks leading out. Be careful.

Room Tip: Take the free shuttle to Mui Ne for many restaurants at better prices.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RomanaResortSpa, Public Relations Manager at Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Mr. Micheal E.
Thank you very much for your long review regarding your last stay in our property! It is very important for us to have the feedback of our Guests, in order to have a better view on what is appreciated, and what can be improved.
Regarding your comments in detail:
According to your concern of our location, thank you very much for your recommendation our shuttle bus service and we are now determined to give some services that could be help to entertain Guests, such as Cham band and souvenir shop…
As you mentioned, the beach in the hotel has rocks leading out, as we do not have the advantage of natural beach, we have improved and built a quite safe beach to serve Guest, but there is plenty of space to swim on the sides, and with the large swimming pool, that is not a problem for most of our guests! Honestly, our beach is quite better than others in the same area.
Considering the lack of English skilled staff in the area, we are always trying to improve the overall English level of the staff by ourselves.
For your other comments, allow us to explain that our resort is in the period of infrastructure renovation including functional rooms as billiard room, to bring more comfort and satisfaction when staying with us in near future. Your understanding is highly appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you back in future.
Best regards,
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It is a beautiful big resort with its own small private beach and a nice infinity pool.
We stayed at an ocean sea view room which was great, although it can use some new painting. 60$.
Later we stayed at a beach front private pool villa which is wonderful. The beach is right outside a bushes fence. You don't have direct access to the beach from the room, but it is still very nice.
130$ per night.
There aren't too many launch chairs on the beach.
A big problem is the ants in the room. They are everywhere, even in bed! The hotel gave us some spray which didn't really help.
The toilet and shower in the room are amazing, it is as if you are under the open sky.
Wifi and hot water - come and go...
Take into consideration that the resort is far from the Mui Ne center where all the restaurants and shops are, a taxi will cost about 3$ to get there. Not the best location.
If you are going to take the Mui Ne tour (white/red dunes...) don't take the tour from the hotel. It costs 40$ per person for a public tour whereas you can pay only 15$ per person for a private tour if you book it at one of the agencies on the main street.
The staff was very nice. Some of them don't speak English very well.
Breakfast buffet is nice and reach.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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RomanaResortSpa, Public Relations Manager at Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Ms. AyeletBS,
Thank you very much for your long review regarding your last stay in our property!
We are sorry to read that you had a mixed feeling about our resort, and please be assured that your comments will help us a lot in order to improve our services.
Regarding your comments in detail:
Considering the lack of English skilled staff in the area, we are always trying to improve the overall englishlevel of the staff by ourselves.
There is always improvements that can be done, and be also assured that one of our main objective is to raise constantly the service.
For your other comments, allow us to explain that our resort is in the period of infrastructure renovation to bring more comfort and satisfaction when staying with us in near future. We have noted all your comments and we are determineted to improve accordingly. Your understanding is highly appreciated.
We truly appreciate for your good compliments that will be helpful to other Guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back in future.
Best regards,
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Pirkkala
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

we selected this resort simply by listings and previous reviews which were not all so good.
Me and my daughter bought this Christmas vacation quite early in fall. This was first time in Vietnam for us so didn't know anything really. expected more "primitive" but were happily surprised how modern and functioning everything was after all. Personell was very friendly and willing to help eventhough we had somewhat communication problems. we learned to understand their way of speaking english after few days. Resort it self was in a beautiful spot. Great view and wonderful pool area. Food was exellent. The Christmas pool gala bbq party was just great. Breakfast buffet was good every morning. we stayed there 11 nights. would go again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RomanaResortSpa, Public Relations Manager at Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Du Nguyen,
On behalf of all our team, we would like to thank you for rating our property with the best valuable comment regarding your last stay at Romana Resort & Spa!
We are glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us, I will pass your compliments to our team, who are always very happy to perform good services within the resort...
It would be our pleasure to have the chance of welcoming you back one day in our property!
Thank you again, and best regards!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We spent 3 nights in a fantastic villa with a private swimming pool. Our villa is in the first line of villas that near the private beach and sea. The view is really spectacular and the breakfast buffet is delicious. We enjoyed the spa too, which had 50% discount, though still a little expensive than those on the street of Phan Thiet. What impressed me most was a tour guide and staff of the resort called Hoa Thien Y (Ann). She took us to a tour of Phan Thiet and gave us a surprising gift of an animation clip composed of the photos she took for us along the way with nice music. In spite of all the good things just mentioned, we think there is room for improvement for the resort. The English level of most servants and staff there is not that good, which made it hard for them to communicate with tourists. The efficiency of service is low. We called the resort receptionist to send someone to fix the safe and it took almost three hours for someone to come. So was the case when we called for room cleaning. If the service of the resort could improve in the future, it would be a perfect place for vacation.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RomanaResortSpa, Public Relations Manager at Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Venus_Venus1017
Thank you so much for your excellent review regarding your last stay in our property!
I will pass your compliments to our Guest Service Officer (Ms. An), who is always very happy to perform amazing tour guide and GSO to take care your stay at our resort..
Indeed, we try to pay a lot of attention to details, and we are pleased to read that you have helped to build our resort better. We are determined to improve our Staff language skill as an important task to increase the efficiency of communication.
We would love to welcome you back with us one day, if you have the chance of coming back to Phan thiet in the future,

Thank you again for your time wrting this review,
Sincerely,
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We spent 3 nights in an ocean view bungalow and could not have wished for anything more.
The room was excellent, the private pool outside our door was amazing, the view was spectacular and the food delicious. You could not wish for anything more from a resort if you want to get away and enjoy beautiful surroundings, food and people.
We did a treatment package in the spa, which was half price and again could not fault the service or value for money. Everything was perfect.
Probably the highlight of our stay was a tour we organised with the tour guide from the resort, Hoa Thien Y (An). She took us to the Fairy Stream, which was better than we expected, the white sand dunes where we rode ATV's, a fishing village and then then red sand dunes. She took loads of pics of us all and before we left she presented us with a lovely clip of us all set to music which she posted to my facebook wall so I could share.
An made what was an already amazing stay perfect in every way and we are eternally thankful to her.
X X X

Room Tip: Choose the beach front bungalow, you wont be disappointed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RomanaResortSpa, Public Relations Manager at Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear Guest,
First of all, please allow us to revert your message in English.
On behalf of all our team, we would like to thank you for rating our property with the best valuable comment regarding your last stay at Romana Resort & Spa!
We are glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us, I will pass your compliments to our team, who are always very happy to perform good services within the resort
For the noise of the music, please be assured that we will take experience and pay extra attention in order to avoid this kind of disapointment in the future.
It would be our pleasure to have the chance of welcoming you back one day in our property!
Thank you again, and best regards!
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HCM
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My group 3 couples have a wonderful stay at this resort. Our room is Deluxe. From my room we can see a good view of sea and the pool as well. The breakfast buffet is fantastic. One bad thing is a group from the HV Beer, they drunk and make noise all night until 2 am. Terrible. Over all the resort is excellent and we will come back also recommend my friend

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RomanaResortSpa, Public Relations Manager at Romana Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Du Nguyen,
On behalf of all our team, we would like to thank you for rating our property with the best valuable comment regarding your last stay at Romana Resort & Spa!
We are glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us, I will pass your compliments to our team, who are always very happy to perform good services within the resort.. For the noise on that night, please be assured that we will take experience and pay extra attention in order to avoid this kind of disapointment in the future.
It would be our pleasure to have the chance of welcoming you back one day in our property!
Thank you again, and best regards!
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Address: Km 8, Mui Ne Ward, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Binh Thuan Province > Phan Thiet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Phan Thiet
#26 Luxury Hotel in Phan Thiet
#35 Spa Hotel in Phan Thiet
#46 On the Beach Hotel in Phan Thiet
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Hotel Class:4 star — Romana Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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