Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: A Case Study of Hotel Industry in Vietnam

  •  Nguyen Hue Minh    
  •  Nguyen Thu Ha    
  •  Phan Chi Anh    
  •  Yoshiki Matsui    


The purpose of this study is to empirically examine the relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction in Vietnamese hotels, survey questionnaire was constructed with 23 service quality items covering 5 service quality dimensions based on SERVQUAL model. Data were collected from 432 guests of 33 three-star hotels in Vietnam in 2013. Analysis results indicate that Reliability, Responsiveness, Assurance, and Empathy significantly impact on the customer satisfaction. The study implies that service quality plays an important role as a driver for higher customer satisfaction level in hotel service. Managers would focus on Empathy, Reliability, Responsiveness, and Assurance to achieve high degree of customer satisfaction which leads to customer loyalty and business profit.

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