Minh Hoang Hotel
This larger hotel is located next to the river on Pho Thau Road, around 5 minutes walk from the bridge to the bus station. It seems to be one of the slighty bigger hotels in that area, aiming mainly for Vietnamese tourists ( as every hotel does in Cao Bang). My room was spacious and contained two beds, A/C. TV and even a mini fridge. It had a en-suite bathroom, however whe window in the bathroom is open, so best option is to keep the bathroom door closed to keep mosquitos out of your bed room. The bed was ok comfrotable wise.
The location is nice, with several palces to sit down for a beer ir ca fe sua overlooking the river. Around the corner on the main road you find more food palces and little cafes. So everything is in walking distance. The staff is average, I didn’t find them special or very helpful. One staff at the reception spoke a littke English. The inability to get a bike without leaving a passport is definetely a big negative for the hotel. It is an ok place to stay for 250.000 Dong, but there are better options in town.