New, fresh and central
We could still smell the fresh paint when we visited brand spanking new My Hotel in October 2015.
If that isn’t enough to entice you, it also has a dead central location to boot. Flashpackers can look forward to big rooms with tall ceilings, fresh white walls, clean glossy floors and white linens, though like so many Kon Tum hotels, no top sheet is provided. We only hope the new allure lasts – it’s a promising sign that the family seem keen to keep things tidy. There’s WiFi, air-con, fan, fridge, solid wood furniture and some rooms have a wall mounted flat screen TV and a balcony. Rooms are huge but the tiled wet room-style hot water bathrooms are on the small side.
My Hotel is excellent value for those travelling solo as there are single rooms on the top floor building that are cheaper. You can save a few dollars if you’re willing to make the hike up stairs to the third floor (there’s no lift).
My Hotel is located on Hoang Van Thu St, in between Le Loi and Tran Hung Dao St / the Vinatex shopping centre. Overall, a great pick for flashpackers and only a few dollars more than some grotty, depressing places we saw.
Address: 48 Hoang Van Thu, Kon Tum
T: (060) 3862 779, (0907) 721 271;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º0'12.81" E, 14º21'0.53" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room|
Third floor. Otherwise 250,000 dong.
|200,000 dong||200,000 dong|
|Standard double room||300,000 dong||300,000 dong|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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