A serene island floats over the Hau River in Can Tho, playing host to the delightful Azerai Hotel, its tranquil gardens, friendly staff and gorgeous central swimming pool.
If you’re an admirer of Aman Resorts, with their minimalist luxury and insightful sense of place, it’s time to get excited about the Azerai Hotel in Can Tho, dreamt up by the very man behind Aman’s unique hospitality offering.
Azerai Can Tho is a special luxury Vietnam hotel indeed, occupying a little islet found right in the middle of the city yet shrouded in a serene world of its own. The only way to reach the resort is by boat, a ten-minute ride from the hotel’s private ‘arrival pavilion’ in Can Tho, and when you get there you’ll be glad you chose this calm haven of a resort, in an otherwise busy city.
As well as a mirror-like lake, lush gardens and rivers for borders, Azerai soothes its lucky guests still further with a distinct nature-inspired design where all things wood rule supreme. Minimalist it certainly is, but with plenty of character to fortify the hotel’s undoubted charm. This is compounded by smiling staff who do all they can to make your stay exceptional, from the concierge team who help craft tours around Can Tho on your leisure days to the waiters and masseurs too.
What’s more, the Azerai also ensures that there is plenty to both entertain and pamper you with here, for those days where staying marooned on the island is just too good to resist. There’s a vast swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds for starters, though also a fantastic spa with steam room, sauna and ice fountain; Pilates, yoga and meditation studios; tennis courts, a kids’ zone and boutique; plus two restaurants and an irresistible bar to keep palates tantalised throughout your stay. This really is a luxury Vietnam hotel that has it all.
- Gym / Fitness Centre
- Spa / Wellness
- Kids (4-12)
- Teens (13+)
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There are 60 rooms at Azerai, split across 30 bungalows that are arranged around the gardens. They each have a floorplan of 35sq m, a furnished outdoor deck, bathroom with dual vanities and walk-in showers, rounded off with a comfortable seating area. Expect a pared-back palette of light wood, cream and granite, and mod-cons such as Wi-Fi, a TV, minibar, air-conditioning plus tea and coffee making facilities. The only difference between them is the view!
Room with Lake View
Room with Garden View
Room with River View
Pull up a chair in this sleek restaurant with wraparound windows, looking out over the gardens, lake and swimming pool. Start the day with a continental breakfast, then spend lunch and dinner tucking into lovingly prepared local fare or western favourites.
Relish a romantic dinner at the Grill, an al fresco eatery where both Vietnamese and European delicacies are exquisitely made to order. Try the freshly caught seafood or succulent meats, grilled to perfection and beautifully presented.
Lounge and Bar
A versatile drinking den that serves as a café, afternoon tea lounge and evening cocktail bar in one, where you can indulge yourself with anything from Vietnamese coffee to cold beer, smooth liqueurs or zingy juices.
Activities and Entertainment
You’ll have no shortage of things to do when staying at Azerai, as Can Tho and the surrounding region is simply overflowing with cultural activity and natural beauty aplenty. An absolute must-do is witness the city’s floating markets, such as Cai Rang, where you can glide along the water by boat to see local trades people barter over exotic produce and freshly caught fish. There are also temple tours such as visiting the Quang Duc Pagoda, river cruises with delectable meals served onboard, and bicycle rides into the countryside to see the more rural side of Can Tho. All this, and more, is at your fingertips while staying at Azerai.
The Azerai hotel is wonderfully well-appointed with a great mix of facilities, truly offering something for every type of guest. Fitness-wise, there are flood-lit tennis courts suitable for evening games, as well as a gym and studios for Pilates, yoga and meditation. Keep zen levels high with a stint (or few) in the Azerai Spa, where expert masseurs tackle tension with deep-tissue massages, hot stone treatments, scrubs and more. Whenever possible, natural ingredients – sourced locally – are used for the therapies here, such as coffee, rice or almond oil, and the spa is also equipped with saunas, steam rooms, shower rooms and ice fountains; a real treat during humid afternoons.
On top of this, Azerai features a Vietnamese boutique stocked with beautiful souvenirs and kids’ zone where little ones can have fun making handicrafts, playing games and reading books or watching movies. There’s a child-friendly pool too, in addition to the main swimming pool – a huge expanse of glistening water lined with daybeds and loungers; cosmopolitan bliss.
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