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Accommodation

Ben Tre

The bulk of the guesthouses and hotels in Ben Tre sit on the north bank of Truc Giang lake -- a small, artificial lake a five minute walk from the riverfront. A short walk from the centre of town, this is a best option for backpackers, while those after more creature comforts should head straight to the Hung Vuong Hotel on the riverbank. Ben Tre Oasis is the most foreigner-friendly spot in town.


Ben Tre Oasis Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
151 My Thanh An Village
T: (075) 383 8800

Ben Tre Oasis is a Kiwi-run hotel on the southern bank of the Ben Tre River that delivers quality rooms and services at a quality price. Their nine rooms are immaculate, with clean bathrooms, air-con and WiFi throughout. Downstairs there is a hammock-strewn cafe and a small salt-water swimming pool to assist in the escaping the heat department. Kiwi Ken is a friendly guy and a fountain of trivia... Read our full review of Ben Tre Oasis Hotel.

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Viet Uc Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
144 Hung Vuong Street
T: (075) 351 1888

Easily the flashest digs in town, the eight floor Viet Uc (Vietnam Australia) Hotel is the towering edifice on the river a little to the west of the market. Rooms are immaculate, and we mean immaculate and the views over the river and the surrounds are easily the best in town. Along with the great views, air-con, LCD TV, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer and free WiFi are standard throughout. The... Read our full review of Viet Uc Hotel.

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Hung Vuong Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
148-166 Hung Vung St, Ben Tre
T: (075) 382 2408

Set over three floors, the Hung Vuong Hotel has reasonable mid-range rooms with clean bathrooms (with bathtubs), comfortable beds and pretty good views over the river. The staff though can be a bit odd, when we asked after the price of a room, we were asked why did we want to know! The rooms are basic but functional but be warned, the beds are rock solid. The location is good, right on the river... Read our full review of Hung Vuong Hotel.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ben Tre? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.


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