While there is accommodation out near and atop Sam Mountain, the bulk of guesthouses and hotels are in Chau Doc proper and unless you have a Sam Mountain obsession, town is the better area to stay.
Better than clean, the new Trung Nguyen Hotel is a sparkling addition to Chau Doc, with friendly staff that liven up an otherwise soulless lobby that doubles as a Western Union office. The rooms have good views of the market and the balconies are ideal for people watching. The rooms, while a little on the small side, are tastefully presented with faux-Ikea furniture and Vietnamese art on the... Read our full review of Trung Nguyen Hotel.
This newest addition to Chau Doc's accommodation offerings has been painted an incredibly bright blue throughout: floors, walls and ceilings have all been daubed. Watch your head as you climb the narrow and tight staircase that winds up through Number 6's many floors. The rooms are standard fare, with fan and air-con rooms the same with an additional charge if you decide to flick the switch on... Read our full review of Guesthouse Number 6.
If you're arriving on the speedboat from Phnom Penh, chances are you'll be dropped at the waterfront restaurant of this hotel. Being the only riverfront hotel in town aside from the Victoria, if you want to watch the river scene from your room on a budget, this is your only real option. The air-con rooms are medium-sized with clean, hot-water bathrooms, but the fan rooms are rather stuffy, run... Read our full review of Thuan Loi Hotel.
This popular traveller guesthouse has affordable rooms, but newer options are now in town. The room we were shown was stale and stuffy, though the ashtray with six million butts in it may have contributed to the atmosphere. The mattresses are super-soft and the warm-water bathrooms aged but fairly clean. Downstairs is a popular spot for breakfast for travellers who prefer western meals, and there... Read our full review of Hang Chau 2 Hotel.
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