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Cap Saint Jacques
Ranked #26 of 78 Hotels in Vung Tau
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Tho called us the first night and asked if we were the"Americans" he explained that there were a lot of people their on a bus tour and that if we didn't see what we would like for breakfast to order from the kitchen.
The buffet breakfast wasn't as sophisticated as a Phukett resort. Vung Tau is a developing beach town with years to catch up with Bali and others. The hotel is a half mile north of the dense part of front beach, therefore your not as compacted if the beach is your thing. The hotel is probably a little dated but quite comfortable - wifi works great, beautiful ocean sunrises, quiet rooms

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Pros:

Cap Saint Jacques is opposite a beautiful beach & our 'ocean view room' had a great view.

Rooms are MASSIVE (but terribly outdated). We had a suite & the space was more then we needed.

Taxis are waiting right out front to take you to the main strip. But you need to be firm with them before you get in because they will rip you off whenever they can.

Cons:

Beware if you are a Vang Tua international tourist. It is a weekend getaway for the city dwellers. It is BOOMING from Friday to Sunday & exceptionally quiet throughout the week. We booked in on a Saturday (busiest night in Vang Tau). As the staff were booking us in, if a Vietnamese started speaking to them they would ignore us to book them in &/or help them with their enquiries. So needless to say it took a looooong time to book in & it was exceptionally rude. However during the week the reception staff would bend over backwards to us, as it was the few overseas visitors that kept the hotel running during the week.

The buffet is only on the weekend when they have the majority of their business. Food is culturally based -stir frys, rice, fried vegetables etc. During the week you have to order off a set menu - which is either fried or scrambled egg with bacon/sausage.

The 'Adventure Desk' is no good. The young man who stood behind it most days would rudely wave us off with his hand & say 'No English! No English!' as he read an english language newspaper....

Pool access is locked during the week & you have to walk around the empty hotel (during the week) to find a staff member to unlock the door.

We found during the week when we realised it was only us & one other German family that the reception & room keeping staff went out of their way to help us. You are ignored over the weekend when the city dwellers dominate the hotel.

Location is not as ideal as others. A taxi ride to the main strip cost about $10 (aud) return. But watch out for some drivers - they WILL rip you off if you let them!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The hotel is not located centrally, the amenities are very poor. The rooms are, at best, ok but the bathroom is of extremely poor quality. The swimming pool was green - don't believe the pictures! Just don't stay here, it's over priced and pretty bad.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

I went up to the fourth floor to discover that our room was not located there, but in an adjacent building. The doors were warped and a pain to close, and unfortunately whirring and chimes from the elevator were very loud in the bathroom.

The bed was fine, the TV didn't have a clear picture, but we were there to hang out on the beach and in the pool. We did enjoy a good night's sleep in the end.

The breakfast buffet was horrendous, with bland food and possibly the worse coffee I've ever had. I stuck to toast and freshly-fried eggs.

The larger swimming pool is located across the road (near the beach), and it looked like it was due for an intensive cleaning/filtration (lots of little things floating around, but at least the water was clear).

Overall, an extremely average experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

I would give a 3-stars at the most for everything at this hotel. Not sure when this hotel was built but it need a major renovation of the carpet, furnitures, bathroom. The room including bath has a smell of the run down hotel. Everything inside this hotel is dated. It really need an overhaul to be a 4-stars again. However, the restaurant is still very good with many food selections and tasty. I would stay at Cap Saint Jacques Hotel again if I can get a discount.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank Gauxtiger
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

I was fortunate enough to stay for three weeks at the Cap Saint Jacques. I will address that the staff was literally responsible for changing my life. The customer relations officer was outstanding. She provided me with addresses to apartments to rent, knowledge of living costs, and a smile worth millions. Mr. Ahn, manager, took the time to talk to me about different employment opportunities, introduced me to Alex, and was kind to a stranger. Thank you both. I plan to retire to your community.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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2  Thank Rolland1
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

Nice view, good staff, good foods easy to go to beach....good seafood.....nice room with bancon view...
We love the swimming fool...in the big one in Vungtau city

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank hoangjonhvu
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Additional Information about Cap Saint Jacques

Address: 169 Thuy Van, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province > Vung Tau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Vung Tau
Price Range: $38 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cap Saint Jacques 3*
Number of rooms: 133
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