Accommodation: Can Tho

Tay Ho Hotel

This hotel is located at the river front in Can Tho on Hai Ba Trung – opposite the Ho Chi Minh Statue and next to a Chinese Temple. It is in the middle of probably the most popular area for tourists.

It is inside of an old colonial building with only ground and first floor. It is a beautiful building and it one of these more special buildings in this area.

They offer rooms without windows, views to the back and three rooms with river view. The room with river view are 500.000 VND.

The rooms itself are standard rooms with comfortable beds, wardrobe, A/C, fridge and the standard Vietnamese en-suite bathroom. But thanks to the old windows and wooden doors adds flair to the otherwise standard room.

The highlight for me is the balcony to the front. The door from my room to the balcony was unfortunately blocked by the wardrobe, but it was still easily accessible via the main door. There are chairs and tables on the balcony to sit down and enjoying the lovely view. Great place for a late night beer.

The location is perfect. There are several restaurants and bars in the area, and you can watch the locals and tourists spending time in front of the statue. Even though the hotel was next to the main road along the river, the noise level was overall ok, I could sleep well (except when there was a king of a ceremony taking place early morning.

The hotel can organise trips. We booked a tour to the floating markets. The private boat was 1.000.000 VND for two – and the tour was over 6 hours. So would recommend booking the tour via the hotel.

This hotel might be a bit more expensive and you can get more luxurious rooms. But having a chance staying in such old building with such view is worth the price. Highly recommended for that alone.

Rating: 8/10
(Stayed here November 2018)

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