Vietnam, Central Coast and Highlands
Info : Sun Rise
The Sunrise was among the first resorts in Nha Trang and remains well-respected for its good facilities and classical style architecture. Is is located in Nha Trang town - not directly on the beach but a stone's throw away from both the sand and the nearby shops and restaurants. The design of the hotel mimics many of the old colonial buildings still seen today in Vietnam and so has a grand feel to it.
The hotel has 120 rooms split across two buildings: the Superior and Deluxe rooms are located in the old building and are a good size with balconies. The Deluxe rooms are much larger and have balconies overlooking the pool. The decor in these rooms is modern with some classic touches, in keeping with the hotel's overall theme. Superior rooms are configured with twin or king beds and some Deluxe rooms have a triple with one double and one single bed. All rooms come with mod cons including satellite TV, air conditioning, mini bar and free wifi access.
"Club" rooms (Sunrise Club Suites) are located in the new building and have exclusive access to a roof top club lounge. The hotel also has a number of Suite options too, including the opulent Sunrise Spa Suite which would suit a honeymoon couple - it boasts a sauna in the bathrooms and two jacuzzis; indoor and outdoor.
The hotel's large circular pool sits at the heart of the resort and overlooks the sea; the eye catching design reminiscent of a Roman bath. There is also a children's pool and a spa. A pool bar serving cocktails in the sun while you unwind is just one of a number of eating and drinking options in the hotel and it is walking distance from a number of local restaurants too.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
- Gym / Fitness Centre
- Swimming Pool
- Varied Local Excursions
We feel that we've seen Vietnam and Cambodia in some depth. The real parts, not just the tourist areas. The holiday has provided us with great insight into both countries. David was right when he said it would be better to have our own Guide and driver. It really did make a big difference to the holiday overall!