Central and comfortable
If Hotel Trung Nguyen is a bit too back to basics (though we wouldn’t describe it as such), then the towering Hung Cuong Hotel may fit the bill.
Owned by the same–named bus company, the hotel is poised over the central square of downtown Chau Doc, and, with their buses stopping out front, you can get a bus onwards from here without needing to head out to the bus station (obviously you don’t need to be a guests to use the buses).
Inside, the rooms are smart and clean, of a decent size, and come with the typical fittings such as air–con, LCD TV, coffee and tea and a kettle, Thai prawn crackers (yes, we ate both packs) and a comfortable bed. One point worth noting is there is a temple right beside the hotel, and it can be a bit noisy with chanting and bells.
Staff speak some English and we found them to be helpful. If you’d like to spend a little more, the brand spanking new Hanh Phat Hotel is diagonally across the park from here. We felt the rooms were not such good value—they do have a high floor bar though (8th floor if we remember correctly) which has outstanding views over downtown Chau Doc—drink prices are a bit higher than what you pay at ground level though.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||390,000 dong||390,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room||490,000 dong||490,000 dong|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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