My Khe Resort
What we say:
This three-star place opened in 2005 and it doesn't look like it's caught on yet. The rooms are all new and clean, with a very pleasant atmosphere and great proximity to the beach. There are too many trees for any real views, but the rooms are cosy, with cable TVs, tubs in the bathrooms, and internet access if you bring your own laptop. There's a friendly, English-speaking staff on hand as well. When we arrived, there was absolutely no one staying here. There's a restaurant and massage parlour in a building across the street, but it's a big tour-group operation and you'd do better to head 700 metres to the north and find one of the seafood places along the water. There's another road parallel to the beach, 300 metres inland that offers more local eating options.
Contact details:Km 11 Highway 24B. T: (055) 686 111 F: (055)686 064
Email them at: email@example.com
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||20 USD||20 USD|
|Superior - Double||30 USD||30 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 24th July, 2007
Last visited or updated on: 24th July, 2007
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 2 ratings and 2 reviews
The first problem with this place is its identity crisis. Approaching from Son My you see a sign announcing ''My Khe Resort entrance (cach) 100 metres'' but then have to follow the road to a T intersection, turn left and guess that the hotel on the left (named either My Tra or something like Bong Ngi) is in fact the My Khe Resort. Once we had summonsed up some staff (at 7pm, by bellowing, repeated phone calls having been unanswered) we were shown to a big room with internet access. Unfortunately it was most unclean (mice dirt, cockroach and a filthy bath being the obvious flaws) and we were unable to get any hot water no matter what we tried. Although killing the cockroach did help us find the TV remote control behind the bedhead. The staff were friendly, helpful and had sufficient English for the necessary transactions, and the restaurant served ok food and had friendly staff. All in all it wasn't great value for money, but is in a nice location.
My Khe Resort reviewed by jandibrennan (Total published reviews: 1) on
Or, should I say, a little strange, and rather empty.
It was difficult to find, due to the complete lack of signage. When we first arrived at My Khe we drove right past (I didn't recognize it from the photo on TF, which only shows a very small part of the front). We ended up driving a couple of KM's on down the road, ending up at what proved to be the Pho Bien restaurant (about which I've written elsewhere). Confusion reigned, since their building had ''My Khe Resort'' written on the end of it. Eventually sorted out that they were clueless about the hotel, so we went to an internet joint a few blocks away. I went in, and pulled up the TF website which has the hotel's phone number (bless you, Travelfish!). The guy driving us called them and we were there in a couple of minutes.
The room we had was USD25 (2 dbl. beds). We were also shown a room for USD40 that had 3 dbl. beds. The place was quite clean. The room was large, with a tiled floor and typical wall-mounted aircon unit that worked just fine. Our room had french doors at the rear that opened onto a vestigal balcony (we were on the upper floor). The en suite toilet (with tub) was clean enough. Badly lit, but clean enough.
During our three nights there, there were other guests only on one night. Two couples who arrived together and stayed one night. Staff was eerily not present. A card on the front desk had a telephone number to call if you needed something. Nonetheless, when we did need something (towels, beach chairs, passports), we found someone pretty quickly. A person came in to clean each day.
I think the strange part is the other two buildings nearby that are quite abandoned. You can see that they were built to the same plan as the one we stayed in. However, they are empty shells (with roofs). No doors or windows. One is a few hundred meters to the rear of the completed hotel, and the other 200 meters to the north, along the road. It's clear someone had big plans for the place, which have not come to reality.
The buildings are set among the causarina trees that grow along the coast there. It's quite pretty. The hotel is across the road that parallels and is some 200 meters or so west of the ocean. A little ways down the beach (south) is a one-storey building that probably had the restaurant & masseuse noted in TF, but is now empty. No meals are served at the My Khe Hotel, so you have to go down the beach to eat. Also, no internet access at the hotel. They do have cable TV, though.
About 400 meters north commences a string of almost identical restaurants with scooter parking west of the road and long sheds east, running some ways towards the water. Women come out as you go by, insistently trying to herd you into their particular place. We soon decided to avoid them by walking down by the water. Beyond all this is the Pho Bien Restaurant. One guy who spoke some English. All Vietnamese menu ... great food and cold beer. Wonderful clams, and also Banh Beo Quang Ngai (a local dish). Across a side road from them is another restaurant (name unknown), but we loved the food and atmosphere at Pho Bien and ended up eating all our meals there (save one lunch in Quang Ngai city).
Sadly, the beach has a lot of trash. Wonderful people, though. Western tourists are really a rarity here. It is very quiet, and the countryside is quite pretty. Son My (My Lai) is nearby.
I did not see the other hotel at My Khe mentioned here on TF. The road it is on, though, is very busy and carries a fair amount of truck traffic.
I would stay at the My Khe Hotel again. Alternate accommodations: the Pho Bien Restaurant has two new (as of April '09) rooms. Very large. Spotlessly clean. USD10 per night.
To get there from highway QL1: take highway 24B east (it leaves QL1 just north of the Tra Khuc River). You come into My Khe Town (it will be apparent), and then come to a large fork in the road. Bear right. The road crosses an inlet or lagoon. Just after the bridge over this (rather picturesque) the road makes a 90 degree left turn and you will see the ocean. The My Khe Hotel is the first building on your left after this turn.
My Khe Resort reviewed by Archmichael (Total published reviews: 1) on
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