Photo: Wandering Chau Doc.

Where to stay in Chau Doc

Chau Doc

For a moderately–sized town, Chau Doc boasts a solid selection of accommodation options, with plenty of mini–hotels popping up around the downtown area and some more tempting options a little further out of town. If all you want is a clean room and functioning facilities, just browse the online agencies for the newest downtown mini–hotel—they are generally find for the first two years before they start falling apart.


11-15 Truong Dinh, Chau Doc
US$20 to 50

Murray Guesthouse

11-15 Truong Dinh, Chau Doc T: (076) 356 2108 thithanhcan@gmail.com http://www.themurrayguesthouse.com/

Our favourite in Chau Doc is easily the Western–Vietnamese run and flashpacker focussed Murray Guesthouse.

Set a kilometre or so to the east of town (walkable, but you’ll definitely appreciate their free bicycles if you are wandering into town frequently), Murray offers smart and very comfortable rooms, which are well decorated with Maori artefacts and carvings (not something you see much of in Vietnam!) and full facilities including air-con, minibar and LCD TV and immaculate hot water bathrooms (though being solar, it can take a while for them to get steaming!).

Smart digs.

Smart digs. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Upstairs delivers a pool table and self-service fully kitted out bar and a front facing veranda to enjoy a cold drink on—this is also where the included breakfast is served. The Western half of the business has been in the region for decades and is a mad–keen cyclist, he’s also an excellent source of information on what to do and where to cycle—rooms also come with a booklet outlining many of the options worth exploring in and around Chau Doc.

If the pricepoint fits with your budget, look no further—the only possible disadvantage is the distance from downtown, but that certainly isn’t a deal breaker, especially with the bicycles thrown in. Recommended.

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Walk–in rates: 36US$—36US$
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GPS: 105º7'45.71" E, 10º42'19.1" N

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86 Bach Dang St, Chau Doc
US$10 to 20

Hotel Trung Nguyen

86 Bach Dang St, Chau Doc T: (076) 356 1561 trunghotel@yahoo.com http://www.trungnguyenhotel.com.vn

If you’d prefer to stay in the centre of things, at the more affordable end of the stick, the long–running Hotel Trung Nguyen is uber centrally located, spitting distance to Chau Doc’s central market and loads of eateries. We found the staff here to be particularly helpful and chatty and other reports note tham as being very helpful for arranging tours and so on.

A great downtown location.

A great downtown location. Photo: Stuart McDonald

While the rooms are nothing special (think bland, white and functional), the room we were shown was very clean and well kept, with a decent bathroom and a small veranda. Certainly smaller than the Murray, but also a bit more affordable. The ground floor has a cafe area, as bright and clean as the rooms above. Shop online for a discounted rate.

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Walk–in rates: 345,000 dong—391,000 dong
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GPS: 105º7'5.4" E, 10º42'38.94" N

96 Dong Da, Chau Doc
US$10 to 20

Hung Cuong Hotel

96 Dong Da, Chau Doc T: (0296) 356 8111

If Hotel Trung Nguyen is a bit too back to basics (though we wouldn’t describe it as such), then the towering Hung Cuong Hotel may fit the bill.

Owned by the same–named bus company, the hotel is poised over the central square of downtown Chau Doc, and, with their buses stopping out front, you can get a bus onwards from here without needing to head out to the bus station (obviously you don’t need to be a guests to use the buses).

Rooms are solid value and very clean.

Rooms are solid value and very clean. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Inside, the rooms are smart and clean, of a decent size, and come with the typical fittings such as air–con, LCD TV, coffee and tea and a kettle, Thai prawn crackers (yes, we ate both packs) and a comfortable bed. One point worth noting is there is a temple right beside the hotel, and it can be a bit noisy with chanting and bells.

Staff speak some English and we found them to be helpful. If you’d like to spend a little more, the brand spanking new Hanh Phat Hotel is diagonally across the park from here. We felt the rooms were not such good value—they do have a high floor bar though (8th floor if we remember correctly) which has outstanding views over downtown Chau Doc—drink prices are a bit higher than what you pay at ground level though.

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Walk–in rates: 390,000 dong—490,000 dong
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GPS: 105º7'1.26" E, 10º42'38.11" N

1 Le Loi Street, Chau Doc
US$50 to 100

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

1 Le Loi Street, Chau Doc T: (0296) 386 5010 http://www.victoriahotels.asia

Set close to the speedboat pier, the Victoria delivers what are easily the best—and most expensive—rooms in downtown Chau Doc.

That said, unless you’re really hankering after a swimming pool or just need those smooth polished wooden floors under foot, it seems a bit of a hard–to–justify extravagance. Yes the rooms are over–sized and enjoy great views over the river (if you are set on staying here, definitely request an upper floor room on booking), but, we much preferred the homely ambience (and far lower rates) at Murray.

Now that is a cafe view.

Now that is a cafe view. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Popular with tour groups, the hotel has a great cafe and bar area (do swing by for a sundowner of the evening, even if the sun doesn’t sink out front) which overlooks the medium–sized swimming pool. Staff are professional and courteous and very competitive rates ca be found online in low season—when we asked the staffer showing us around if the hotel was busy (in August 2018), she laughed.

So, if you would prefer fancy resort–style digs overlooking the river regardless of cost, then this is certainly the best in town. They have a second property on Sam Mountain, for those looking for something more hidden away, though we did not take a look at it.

More information

Walk–in rates: 2,227,000 dong—3,062,400 dong
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GPS: 105º7'27.25" E, 10º42'29.53" N

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