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Can Tho

Can Tho has a good range of accommodation, most of which is clustered along the river and the southern part of town. The area of town of interest to travellers is small and everything lies within walking distance. Be aware that every hotel and guesthouse will ask if you want a tour. Some will ask repeatedly.

Golf Hotel
Luxury - over US$100
2 Hai Ba Trung St, Can Tho
T: (071) 3812 210

The Golf Hotel sits at the northern end of the riverside boardwalk and while on the expensive side by Can Tho standards, the views and very clean, well-maintained rooms make it worthwhile. While the deluxe rooms are considerably bigger than the superiors, the former have no bathtubs while the latter do, so if the tub is more valuable to you than the space, go for a superior. The hotel also has a... Read our full review of Golf Hotel.

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Kim Tho Hotel
Toprange - US$50 to 100
14 Ngo Gia Tu St, Can Tho
T: (071) 3817 517

Given its location and modern amenities, Kim Tho offers more value than the Golf Hotel. Rooms come with a comfy bed, LCD TV, complimentary water, coffee and tea along with a desk for those looking to do a bit of business. The hotel also has a very swish spa on the fifth floor with a jacuzzi that overlooks Can Tho's downtown area. The sixth floor cafe has a view of Can Tho only rivalled by the bar... Read our full review of Kim Tho Hotel.

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Tay Ho Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
42 Hai Ba Trung St, Can Tho
T: (071) 3823 392

Tay Ho has the top floor of four shopfronts running along the waterfront. Though it has spic and span rooms with great views (if you get a front one), the pricing is back-to-basics. You'll get no fancy decor, but a spotless bathroom and a well-sized room with a simple bed, air-con, mini-fridge and TV. The big hit here is the long terrace with tables and chairs overlooking Hai Ba Trung Street and... Read our full review of Tay Ho Hotel.

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Saigon Cantho Hotel
Midrange - US$20 to 50
55 Phan Dinh Phung St, Can Tho
T: (071) 3825 831

This very popular, well-situated hotel targets business travellers, has clean rooms and is a short walk from the riverfront. While the hallways can be dark and the pond on the 1st floor is a bit murky, the rooms are well-kept, comfortable and kitted out with all the amenities a business traveller might need -- air-con, cable TV, fridge and safe. An ADSL-equipped business centre is on the... Read our full review of Saigon Cantho Hotel.

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Thanh Ha Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$10
118,14 Phan Dinh Phung St, Can Tho
T: (091) 8183 522

Located just a couple of doors down from Hien Guesthouse, Thanh Ha Guesthouse is just a bit more expensive than Hien with a few additional amenities. Their rooms are sparse with no decorations and just a bed, LCD TV bolted to the wall and a bath mat. However, the room we saw was clean and well maintained. Another plus is that all rooms come with a small balcony. The view isn't the best in town,... Read our full review of Thanh Ha Guesthouse.

Thanh Thuy
Flashpacker - US$10 to 20
66-68 Hai Ba Trung, Can Tho
T: (071) 0246 4464

The centrally located Thanh Thuy takes up two storefronts on the riverside. While the extra space is nice, the rooms are still skinny and long. Rooms come with your typical amenities for the price – double bed, LCD TV, dresser and air-con. The rooms also come with a small vanity which fits a lamp and not much else. A worrying note is the price list of every item that can be broken in the room... Read our full review of Thanh Thuy.

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Hau Giang
Midrange - US$20 to 50
34 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St, Can Tho
T: (071) 3821 851

Located a couple blocks from the riverside, Hau Giang is a reasonably priced mid-range option. The staff are friendly and welcomes you with a cold fruit juice, even if you are just checking out rooms. The rooms are pretty spic and span and offer your typical amenities at this price point – double bed, air-con, LCD TV, complimentary water, tea and coffee. Included breakfast is served in their... Read our full review of Hau Giang.

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Hien Guest House
Backpacker - Under US$10
106/3 and 118/10 Phan Dinh Phung St, Can Tho
T: (071) 3812 718

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... Read our full review of Hien Guest House.

Hotel 31
Backpacker - Under US$10
31 Ngo Duc Ke St, Can Tho
T: (071) 3825 287

As with the Huy Hoang next door, Hotel 31 (so-named due to its street address) is a popular stop with the Saigon tour-group mob scene, with its two-level restaurant filling up to bursting with tourists at lunch time. Rooms are very basic with bed, wardrobe, and if you are in the front area, a couple of sitting chairs. These temporary crowds aside, this is a very good value hotel with the... Read our full review of Hotel 31.

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