Hidden away spot, mixed value
106/3 and 118/10 Phan Dinh Phung St, Can Tho T: (071) 3812 718, (091) 397 3320
Hidden down the end of a tucked away alley though only a short walk from the riverfront area, Hien Guesthouse now has two properties, Hien Guesthouse and Hien 2 Guesthouse.
The former has rooms with share bathroom only, while the newer has rooms with private bathroom. Overall rooms are very clean and well looked after, but the pricier rooms do not represent great value. A few points clouded our stay here. The proprietor's husband, while a friendly and polite English-speaking man, went into an extremely hard sell on the floating market boat-trips before we had even got our bags to the room. Secondly, if you opt to stay in Hien 2, you need to lock a heavy shuttered door on leaving yourselves, and we were a bit surprised to find upon trying to get out the following morning a second padlock was on the door for which we had no key. While Hien isn't the only guesthouse that locks their guests in, it's a very poor and unsafe practice.
By Vinh Dao
Last updated on 23rd November, 2014.