You can't miss The Long Hotel: not only is it opposite the boat station in Tam Coc but it's the biggest building in town, fronted by a large café decked with flags.
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Three standards of room are spread over seven floors -- don't worry, there is a lift -- which stretch back behind reception. Rooms open off wide terraces, equipped with bamboo chairs and tables from which you can enjoy the view -- from the higher floors at least. Even the cheapest, standard, rooms are spacious, with deluxe rooms being similar in layout but apparently with better furnishings and decoration -- though we couldn't really see much difference. The suite on the top floor is a great choice if you like to wake up to a view, and it also comes with a PC and huge bed. Breakfast is included in the hotel restaurant or opposite. Although the website's only in Vietnamese the guy who showed us around spoke good English.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$15, high season US$15. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$25, high season US$25. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: US$35, high season US$35. Notes:
Tam Coc, Bich Dong (opposite the boat station)
T: (030) 361 8077
F: (030) 361 8133
Room rates: US$10 to 20