Accommodation is spread out, so the trick to staying in Quang Ngai is to decide where to base yourself based on how you're arriving or leaving. You can stay near the train station, bus station or Highway 1A, for instance, or on the northern edge of town which brings you closer to the Son My museum, My Khe beach and Sa Ky port/Ly Son island. Wherever you stay, don't feel like you're missing out by not “exploring the town”. There's nothing much to see and the accommodation, ranging from mediocre to dismal, makes a case for not lingering.
In a non-touristic city full of dated, poor accommodation, My Tra Riverside Hotel is the best of the bunch and not bad considering the price. It’s still one of those large faded dinosaurs that sit empty most of the time and seem to have no staff, but for the walk-in price of 300,000 dong, you get a dated hotel room with all the hotel accruements at a backpacker price. Just have the right... Read our full review of My Tra Riverside Hotel.
With it’s position right on Highway 1A, the honking never stops but frugal travellers may be willing to plug up those ears for the location. The Ngoc Huong is one kilometre north of Quang Ngai bus station, and there’s a bus stop around the corner for the cheap regional bus that goes to Son My Museum (site of the My Lai massacre), My Khe beach and Sa Ky port, gateway to Ly Son island.?... Read our full review of Ngoc Huong Hotel.
This is not the kind of hotel we’d normally feature but Quang Ngai’s shortage of decent accommodation had us seriously looking at Thien An Riverside Hotel’s few positives. Several large hotels line the riverbanks near the bridge and this is the best of the bunch, offering modern rooms for travellers who’d like more comfort. Rooms are beige in colour and excitement level: white walls,... Read our full review of Thien An Riverside.
The obstacle to spending more time at My Khe Beach is the lack of decent accommodation. The area is on the decline and some of the hotels are truly awful. My Khe Hotel is the best option because it’s the only decent option. We also inspected Hoang Sa Hotel and Pho Bien–both are way past their due date, grotty and in dismal shape. Avoid.
The outside of this dated and empty restaurant/hotel doesn’t look promising—the facade is ugly and the restaurant is devoid of life except for a few staff milling around. Maybe that helped lower our expectations so that when we saw the rooms , we were surprised at how okay they were. It’s a hotel that was opened and since then has been left to its own devices, but the rooms were well... Read our full review of My Khe Hotel.
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