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Review: Selective Asia

Travel Service - Tour Operator/Travel Provider

Brighton, United Kingdom

Vietnam Holiday

  • By SilverTraveller Barbaraclucas

    4 reviews

  • May 2012

136 people found this review helpful

In May 2012 my husband and I decided to book a holiday to Vietnam to celebrate my retirement. We looked at various companies but could find nothing that met our needs. I found Selective Asia website but was unsure about booking with a company I had never heard of. Then I read a review on this site which praised Selective Asia. I went ahead and contacted the company. They tailored a holiday to meet our needs including hotels. The service was excellent and the only hitch was Vietnam Airlines changing flight times the week before our holiday. Our guides were good and knowledgeable on all our visits. They provided us with a list of good restaurants. The Selective Asia website also provided us with information and restaurants lists to download so there was no need to buy a guide book, although they sent us one when we booked. We travelled in February 2013 so we could celebrate Birthdays on Holiday. As we travelled from the North West we flew with Singapore Airlines, which was a good choice, although longer than a direct flight from Gatwick. We were in Vietnam for Tet ( New Year). the advantages were seeing towns decorated with displays and celebrations. The disadvantages were closed restaurants and restaurants which were open having a limited menu. Only a few tailors in Hoi An were working. As one guide told us any tailor, shop or cafe open during Tet charged more, which we agreed with. We had a brilliant cookery lesson at The Red Bridge Cookery School at Hoi An, but we were unable to do the shopping as the market was closed. All hotels were good in different ways but our favourite was the Hanoi Essence Hotel in Hanoi. The staff sang "Happy Birthday" to me and presented me with a birthday cake on my birthday. Both my husband and I can recommend Selective Asia and we are now saving for a return visit to Vietnam.

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  • Kenbob
    over 7 years ago
    I ave to give Selective Asia a go next time. It sounds really nice.