Situated in Can Tho along the southern bank of the lush Hau River, Azerai Can Tho is a pillar of luxury amid the stimulating cultural center of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Water pervades all aspects of life here, as the hotel’s unique setting means it is only accessible by boat, with easy transfers from the private pier to the city. Azerai guests may choose from two restaurants and a lounge and bar – offering a choice of cuisines, including Vietnamese, Mediterranean, and Japanese – and have an array of facilities at their disposal, such as an infinity pool, hair salon, yoga and meditation studio, tennis court, and a gymnasium, among others. Rooms are laid out in pairs of airy, open-plan bedrooms, each with a sizeable wooden terrace complete with loungers, setting a new standard in affordable luxury. Azerai is an ideal setting for adventuresome travelers seeking to experience the colorful city of Can Tho, while also catering to the needs of guests ranging from business professionals to vacationing families.
The accommodation is housed in 30 two-room structures, embracing the use of local materials for today’s modern comforts. Interiors are light and neutral in tone. Each room is approximately 35 square metres, offering a range of views to the river, lake or the surrounding gardens and trees.
Rooms at Azerai are designed in pairs of separate bedrooms that may be combined with discreet interconnecting doors. Contemporary elements of design rendered in wood and rattan, among other materials, complement each room’s open-air terrace. All rooms are equipped with standard Wi-Fi, television, mini-bar, and air conditioning, and feature spacious, well-lit washrooms with twin vanities and walk-in showers. Rooms feature either river, lake, or garden views.
Fitness facilities at Azerai in Can Tho include the pool, tennis court, yoga and meditation studio, Pilates studio, gymnasium, and Junior Zone. Additionally, Azerai is equipped with a full-service hair salon, arrival pavilion and lobby pier, lobby, boutique, and a spa. Guests seeking to foster their own physical and mental wellness will find a wide array of options in the facilities at Azerai.
The boutique at Azerai is attached to the lobby area and offers a range of traditional Vietnamese lacquer, ceramic and wood ware, original jewelry, and eclectic designs created by emerging local designers.
The fitness area overlooking the river features treadmills, exercise cycles, elliptical trainers and strength equipment, a weight station, and free weights. The Pilates studio offers the latest in allegro reformer equipment. In addition to the Pilates studio, Azerai also features a yoga and meditation studio, which is a tranquil place to unwind with some yoga or focus on meditation as a small canal winds lazily past outside.
For those with children (or even those who are simply “young at heart”), the indoor-outdoor Junior Zone is set alongside the Junior Swimming Pool and features a range of arts and crafts activities, books, games, and educational films.
The rectangular infinity pool is located between the Café and the lounge and affords an all-day opportunity to relax, sunbathe or unwind a shaded lounger while enjoying a light meal or beverage.
Offering an extensive array of services, the spa at Azerai offers six treatment rooms and two treatment suites, all air-conditioned, with private bathrooms. Skilled therapists bring an in-depth knowledge of ancient Vietnamese techniques to standard menu offerings ranging from deep-tissue and gentle massages to stone therapy, body scrubs, wraps, and facials. “Thermal Zones,” including tropical rain shower rooms, cooling ice therapy fountains, and sauna and steam rooms, may be used before and after treatments. The hair salon offers enriching, traditional Vietnamese scalp treatments in addition to standard haircuts and blow-drying.
The riverside tennis court may be used day or night thanks to floodlights – an ideal scenario for those who may wish to play after sunset when the temperature is cooler.
Between the hotel’s Café, the Grill, and the Lounge and Bar, Azerai at Can Tho offers an unparalleled window into the culinary traditions of Central Vietnam. While the Café is relaxed, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offers an array of options, the Grill is an evening-only affair set beneath a canopy of Banyon Trees. A place to relax and enjoy light refreshments at any time of day or night, the Lounge and Bar rounds out Azerai’s dining options as an all-day place for light refreshment.
Located near the central infinity pool, the Café menu includes continental breakfasts and Vietnamese-inspired dishes. Guests may also enjoy tapas-styled plates in the evening.
Azerai at Can Tho’s chefs regard the Grill as an outlet for culinary exploration, utilizing the finest organic ingredients in their salads, vegetarian dishes, and locally inspired courses. Traditional European and Vietnamese cuisines also adorn a varied menu that even extends out to the Mediterranean realm of the culinary world.
In addition to serving adult beverages, the Lounge and Bar also offers a selection of appetizer-sized sweet and savory options accompanied by tea, coffee, and fresh fruit juices.