Phu Ninh Lake Resort
"The Phu Ninh Lake Resort is perched, improbably, on the shores of a huge pristine reservoir close to the city of Tam Ky.
The resort includes a series of wooden cabins, a large indoor/outdoor dining area, bar, and facilities for swimming, boating, cycling,.
The property is still being actively developed, with a substantial staff of gardeners maintaining the extensive plantings.
The accommodation cabins are two storied. The lower level units are smaller, with an enclosed bathroom. The 'suites' on the second level of each cabin include a small outdoor deck with table and chairs. The design of the suites is a little eccentric. The large airy bathrooms are separated from the body of the cabin by curtains - not too much privacy here - and include a double-ended bathtub/shower in front of a picture window with sweeping views of the lake. The beds have comfortable western style mattresses. Each unit has a large flat-screen tv, split system AC, and a wifi router for the free wifi service.
The restaurant serves a variety of mostly Vietnamese dishes - well-prepared, large servings, and tasty.
The bar, a short walk from the residential cabins, serves a variety of cocktails. The 'blue margarita', in particular, is highly recommended.
*On the downside, the mattresses in the cabins are still sealed in their original plastic covering – more appropriate mattress covers are needed.
*Although most of the structures of the resort are clean and well-appointed, the public bathrooms in the dining area were grimy and poorly maintained.
*The breakfast menu includes Vietnamese noodle dishes, and fried eggs. To attract a western clientele, a more adventurous western choice should be offered - at least an omelet.
*The snack menu offered between meals is also pretty slim pickings. A choice of Vietnamese snacks and a sandwich or two would be welcome additions.
Despite these few deficiencies, the tranquil Phu Ninh Lake Resort is well worth a visit."Show more