Tuy Hoa isn’t on the tourist radar and very few hotels cater to foreign travellers. The main areas to stay are close to the beach, which means being in a quieter part of the city, or in the city’s commercial centre, found in the southern part of town near the river. Either way, we think it’s worth venturing into the city for accommodation, but if you’re not interested in leaving Highway 1A or the train station, there are plenty of basic, grotty local motels near both.
We’ve seen our fair share of big, glossy Vietnamese hotels that once opened, rapidly disintegrate due to cheap building and lack of maintenance—Cendeluxe is a welcome surprise. Opened in 2010, when we anonymously inspected in late 2016 the hotel still appeared well put together and functioning, the hallways and common areas still looking slick. Promising as this sign is, it remains a... Read our full review of Cendeluxe Hotel.
Hong Hai is a solid pick for flashpackers, but it’s well worth inspecting a few rooms before settling on one as they vary in quality and wear and tear. The rooms are unbeatably cheap but the cheap rooms are windowless boxes with fluorescent lighting, air-con, WiFi and a wet-room bathroom. It feels rather dark inside but at least the high ceilings do make it less claustrophobic. The first... Read our full review of Hong Hai.
Hong Ngoc Hotel occupies a corner on main street Hung Vuong, a strip packed with mediocre hotels close to Tuy Hoa’s commercial centre. It also occupies the niche attracting travellers willing to pay more for something that’s a step above the basic local joint. Rooms try to live up to the two-star rating and we were shown the corner room, an oddly shaped space loaded with extras amenities... Read our full review of Hong Ngoc Hotel.
There’s plenty of accommodation along this strip of Hung Vuong Street, but there are few that you’d want to stay in. Mid-sized Si Kim Hotel is one of the better ones and represents relatively good value. The lobby is cavernous and the air-con, WiFi connected rooms, are nothing to write home about. Bright and decently clean, the rooms are padded with some extras like TV, minifridge and a... Read our full review of Si Kim Hotel .
Thanh Tan is a pleasant, small family-run hotel tucked down a lane. Travellers may be willing to overlook its location in the middle of nothing particular for the clean, bright, modern rooms. The hotel was clearly new when we visited in late 2016 as everything was shiny and fresh. The modestly sized rooms are tidy and well appointed with new wooden wardrobe, table and chairs. Shiny extras... Read our full review of Thanh Tan Hotel.
As travellers buzz up and down Vietnam by motorbike, word of mouth has spread about The Reef, and it’s become the go-to place for a Tuy Hoa pit stop. Located just a couple blocks from the beach, it’s the only backpacker accommodation in town. It’s also the cheapest, with a bunk in the air-con dorm going for 120,000 dong including breakfast and towel. Opened in 2016, the dorms are... Read our full review of The Reef Hostel.
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