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Wild Beach Resort and Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ninh Phuoc
Reviewed March 11, 2012

This resort has everything we need: Nice and clean room, delicious local food cooked by the local cook, fresh environment with nature all around, full facilities and services like swimming pool, beach games and massage service. However something is really running down right here but the shiny point that makes us vote for this resort are the smiles of the staffs here. Thank you!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We booked 3 days and 2 nights at Wild Beach. The resort owns a wonderful location with mountain back and seafront. Our room has a doubled bed, a 1HP air conditioner, a small fridge, a cable CRT TV with a tea desk. The place is not nice and clean but can’t blame them for this wilderness style. However the pathways and other things “out of the garden” is neat. We have tried the Seafood Sauna here, such a masterpiece of showmanship.

There are a lot of dogs at the security booth when we’re in our car into the resort. A black French bulldog with a twisted neck greeted us at the reception and a small jack russel “always there for you” just a couple of stairs to the restaurant. We love dogs so there’s no problem with that but it might be annoying for tourists who don’t like this pet.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sherry_Cicus
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Firstly we want to note that this resort is not in Nha Trang. It takes 1 hour driving from Nha Trang actually. Upon arrival to Nha Trang city by Phuong Trang bus we got picked up by the resort at Yasaka hotel not very far from the station. The resort car is new but the seats are a bit too close together and it caused some leg strained when sitting an hour. The resort is nature-gifted with a wonderful location, private, quiet and unspoiled.

Our room has a private balcony seperated from the nearbys with wooden bars. The room is fully furnitured with a large double bed, a writing desk, coffee desk by the window, wardrobe, airconditioner and a private safe that we never used. The bathroom has a bathtub with curtain, a sink and lots of towels which are replaced everyday. The unconvenience here is that the walls are not thick enough so we could hear other guests’ voices and noise, especially when taking a bath. Apart from that, everything else is all right.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Mary_Wite
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Our family stayed at this resort from Monday last week to Tuesday this week. The rooms are ok and look rough with the “wild” design. We can see that they try to make it look like a fishing village in the wilderness with wild plants, and a small vegetable farm along the rooms though providing some necessary facilities like air conditioners, cable TV, hot water and even a small safe. We are curious about the place named Doc Let where they sell seafood and other things related but it turned out to be horrible place to cut travelers’ throats with the old stuffs or leftovers in their fishing nets, the freshest ones are sold to the wholesalers for city markets, etc.

We came back and told the story to the receptionist and he told us that we could ask the restaurant first and they will go buy seafood in area around nearere than Doc Let. The result is over expectations, lots of seafood, crabs, schrimps and shells. It took us only $30 for the whole stuffs which could be cost more at Doc Let. The resort restaurant helped us cook the food with the service charge of $7.5, quite cheap though.

About the living experience here, this is not a place for those who love entertainment or a busy city with bars or cafes. It’s just a place to relax, only us, the nature and the beach. We can’t deny the high resting value they offer here, especially when concerning about the prices.

Travel tip: If you ever go to Nha Trang, just don’t waste your time visiting Doc Let, if you go to Wild Beach resort like us they can do a better service with a far more better price.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Francesgoment
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

My group of 7 people went to the resort for holiday last week. The resort is exactly what it says “hideaway, tranquil and far away from the bustling city life”. The resort is small with just around 2 dozens of rooms and 2 bungalows isolated in the farthest part of the beach. We booked 3 doubled bed seaview rooms and one for the lonely Jack, the single guy. There were just about 1-2 more rooms when we came so the place was almost ours. Here they have kayaks and the diving goggles for free though they are not very useful during this rainy season of year.

Mentioning about the emotion “Yay”, nothing could be better than standing in front of the sea and we carried out a small competition to see who can shout the loudest. It was very very relaxing. They organised the meals quite professional, they asked us if we want to eat by couple at each table or group. Of course we chose group for Jack! The dinnner is hearty with the seafood and Vietnamese dishes all the week long. We’ve read about the seafood sauna on Trip Advisor and tried it right at the first dinner. The dish is simple but very very tasteful and delicious for only $10 per portion. The Vietnamese dishes are a little bit salty sometimes but still to good to be true. After those busy days running around the city for schooling and part time jobs, this is just the holiday we’re looking for. Great thanks for everything!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Discou A
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Wild Beach is a good resort but think the owner should take care more of the place. There are some signs of age on the facilities here. We stayed in the seaview room number 206, the view is spectacular in the morning and it was like a good refresh every morning with no sign of modern or city life at all, there were just me and my Susanne. The staff are extremely friendly though they cannot speak much to us and they look a bit shy but we can feel the welcomeness in their eyes and smiles. Love the seafood sauna for a rainy night. The tip here is keep your door shut from the evening til the next morning because it’s rainy season. Mosquito is one thing and there are some other wild wild insects may pay a visit at night, and their sizes are extremely the largest because they come from the back mountain. This is a good place and a little bit effort will help to keep it as beautiful as it is.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank vidiccarpo
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Good points: I have to say that the location of the resort is great and we loved the cobbled paths, the way things were built among the boulders without moving them, etc. And, the food was very good. Glad I didn't read some of the other reviews before I ate there though. Breakfast was a bit light on "western" food (only cereal was choco rice krispies?) but the Vietnamese food was quite good, though expensive. That's it for the pros.

Bad points: Most everything else.

The worst is the fact that the place is now rat infested. Once a place is infested, it can be difficult to get rid of the rats and even more difficult to clean up after the infestation. Our family stayed in the beach bungalow (wow, how did we let their website stick us with $US195 per night for a rat infested suite?) and found the bedroom off the kitchenette was totally unlivable due to the smell. We arrived at night and when we first opened the door I thought, "It smells a little musty - we need to air it out." But airing it did no good and we decided right off that there were rodents living somewhere due to the little rodent feces about in the kitchenette, on the bedspread, and in the tub. We turned on the AC, stashed all our snacks in a small ice chest and the refrigerator, and hoped for the best as we went to bed that first night. Our son woke up with a headache and feeling ill from breathing the rodent poop dust air all night. And, of course, the smell was still there. We found that something had knocked a big container of crackers into the kitchen sink and had chewed on the label.

We told them at the front desk that 1st morning and they did set up a live rat trap. We caught our first rat before it was even sundown. A huge guy! Since our son could not sleep in the bedroom with the worst smell, we dragged his mattress into our bedroom and he slept on the floor of our room. We caught another large rat during the night, which we disposed of at 3 AM, and reset the trap again. We saw a third rat on the counter and also saw a mouse scurrying across the floor when we turned on the lights! Despite all of this, the staff seemed to think this wasn't a big problem! Sorry, but I think a rat infestation makes the hotel unlivable and we should have gotten at least half of our money back!

The suite itself had lots of little problems as well. No soap, believe it or not. Why no soap, I wonder? They did have a bottle of dishsoap in the kitchen. Anyway, we put out our own barsoap that we had brought along. But get this, THE STAFF USED OUR PERSONAL SOAP TO BAIT THE RAT TRAP!

Other problems: Old RUSTY DVD player that did not work. TV got virtually no channels except 2 local Vietnamese ones by antenna. Shower in master bathroom did not work (although water in tub did.) No hot water. No chlorine in the "private" little pool. Jets and light in the pool did not work. Outside light switch was not grounded correctly and zapped me when I tried to turn the light off. Cobwebs on the sconces over the desk (not just a few little ones but a GIANT one on one side.)

We also felt the staff was untrained and poor at their jobs. The staff all seemed to be quite young and have no clue as to what "service" means other than to try to smile and "be happy.." Food would be served hot but then no plates nor utensils brought to us until it was almost cold; numerous people around but several playing on computers. Wait staff would bring a glass but then no ice and would act harried when going back to get ice, then a straw, then utensils, then napkins, etc. I don't understand why they didn't just set up the tables in advance or bring the dishes out before the food. And the front desk staff. We had to draw pictures and my husband used his very rudimentary Vietnamese to tell them about the problems and they still made no list of these items needing fixing and repair.

The whole place is sort of run down and in need of a face lift. It certainly is not worth anywhere near the $195 a night we paid for our 2 night stay. I think $50 per night would still have been overpaying.

We saw 3 other couples while staying there. One left during our first day. We didn't really talk to any of them much, so don't know what they were thinking. All seemed to be honeymooning or something so we didn't intrude.

They say they have a eco-ethic as well. But, in reality, their ecologically minded place just means they recycle cans like everyone else in Vietnam. They don't even have signs to choose whether or not to reuse towels and sheets.

It's a shame, really. The location is great and the facilities look like they were planned with some thought. The staff does try off and on and were friendly. They are probably paid peanuts. Someone is probably just milking every last Vietnamese dong out of the place and giving the staff nothing to work on maintenance nor updating. They are not looking to the future and haven't trained up the staff either.

So, great location with facilities that are a solid foundation but rundown and in need of maintenance. Rat infested so there's health and life quality issues. Staff needs training.

Room Tip: Ask them how the rat infestation is going. Don't accept a room that smells at all. Don't p...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Ninh Phuoc Village, Ninh Phuoc, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Khanh Hoa Province > Ninh Phuoc
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ninh Phuoc
Price Range: $44 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wild Beach Resort and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wild Beach Resort & Spa is located on the beach of Ninh Phuoc Village - Ninh Hoa District - Khanh Hoa Province, just fifty minute drive from Nha Trang City. It is set on over 70 acres of naturally landscaped area, bordered by lush tropical forest and a kilometer white sand beach facing the mouth of Van Phong gulf. Capturing beauty of the wild life, Wild Beach Resort & Spa was built not to change the village into a tourism city but to live in harmony with its unspoiled nature. ... more   less 
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