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“Great room terrible breakfast”
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Grand Hotel
Ranked #9 of 71 Hotels in Vung Tau
Forster, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great room terrible breakfast”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I was put up in the grand hotel for three days in a delux balcony room which was very nice and included a complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant . It was the worst breakfast I have had in any hotel they couldnt even get plain rice right. service was ok areas of the hotel are run down and grubby and aircon is not in the hall ways so you have worked up a sweat by the time you reach you room. The rates were probably over the top but the location is great. Palace hotel is a far better option. And if you want value stay in one of the various mini-hotels .

Room Tip: upstairs balcony rooms are good looking out to the sea
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We did not get the rooms that we booked. Instead they gave us 2 room apartment to share.
The hotel is a walking distance from the ferry terminal and near the beach front. However it is far away from the main shopping centre. Room is rather old but clean with all amenities and not sound proof with loud music from the discotheque can be heard throughout the night. Many restaurants, bars and message parlours to winddown.

Room Tip: Choose room away from the discotheque.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Perth
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We spent 5 nights over christmas at the Grand as we were there for a wedding.
Firstly let me say that we found the staff to be friendly, courtiess and obliging. Breakfast was very good as were other meals we had at the hotel restaurants.
The problem with the Grand is it badly run down and the cleanliness of some rooms is terrible with a lot of mould in some bathrooms, This is a small, well located hotel but no money has been put into the place for a long time and there are far better options in the general vicinity.
To make matters worse they shut the pool for the entire time we were staying at the hotel.
Don't blame the staff it is the owners who need to urgently spend the money to bring this place back up to a 3 or 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle Australia
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I found out that during the Vietnam War the Grand Hotel was the Australian Army Officer's Mess. They certainly did it in style! Large, comfortable and clean rooms, delicious breakfast buffet, nice pool and top location on the beach and central to all the nightlife. The day spa also takes some beating.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I almost stayed at the grand but changed my mind after looking at the imperial on trip advisor and I am glad I did. The imperial was fantastic, ESP the staff. We went for a drink one night at the grand hotel bar and left after one drink. Apart from having a depressing feel, it was run as if by the government, no one smiled, service was slow and per functionary and there was zero atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a ground floor room which had a garden in front of it and over looked the South China Sea. Wonderful relaxed three day stay. The hotel was very clean and spacious. Our room was large. The staff were very friendly and attentive.

Room Tip: We didn't use the pool or spare but it looked good.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed at this hotel 5 years ago with our children, and loved this hotel for its happy and cheerful staff. It was recommended that we stay elsewhere but we didn't listen. We wanted to stay here again. We were greeted with a lovely cool drink and refreshing towel on arrival - definitely welcome after a long but beautiful car trip from MuiNe to Vung Tau. The staff did apologize for noise from renovation work [in the hallway] before we were taken to our room. The doormen were so happy and friendly and our bags were taken up to our room, and of course given the 'tour' of our room. The girls at housekeeping do a wonderful job with what they have. The room is clean and tidy and all the linen is clean and in good order. Our room was seaside on Quang Trung. Our last rooms were in the wing closest to Nguyen Du. Our room this time was in poor condition. Mould in the wall of the bathroom, torn curtains, doors that didn't open/close properly and light switches that didn't work. This is NOT the fault of the staff but management. We know that this is an older historical hotel but we felt that money was not being spent to keep this hotel in great condition like some of the other Vietnamese heritage hotels we stayed in. We don't know if the rooms in the other wing were in better condition.
The staff on the other hand are terrific. They try so hard to help you. This is not a tourist hotel in a tourist area and English is not their first language but the staff really try hard to understand you and help you out. It does help if you also know a little basic Vietnamese. The staff always gave us beautiful smiles when we tried to communicate in our basic Vietnamese. The hotel is close to the beach and we walked almost everywhere. But because we had been to Vung Tau before, the only touristy thing that we did was go to the theme park via the cable car and walked to the market.
Loved Breakfast! The staff and chefs were always wanting to help you with whatever you wanted. Pity a guest was taking all the beautiful pastries, wrapping them in napkins and then taking them up to her room - and then come back for breakfast. Obviously only so many pastries are made each day and when they're gone, they're gone.
Cam on nhieu to the wonderful staff at Grand Hotel Vung Tau and we hope that the owners of the Grand will do the right thing by their hard working staff and fix what needs to be fixed.

Room Tip: Rooms on the seaside closest to the university may be in better condition
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Hotel
Address: 2 Nguyen Du St., Vung Tau, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province > Vung Tau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 71 Hotels in Vung Tau
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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