Modestly sized city hotel
Located a couple blocks from the riverside, Hau Giang (not to be confused with Hau Giang 2) is a reasonably priced mid-range option in Can Tho.
The staff are friendly and eager, and we were welcomed with a glass of cold fruit juice, even though we were not a guest and simply dropped in anonymously to check out the room. The 52 rooms are bland, functional city hotel-type rooms that are used for group tours but they are still a decent option for independent travellers seeking a touch of comfort at a rate that won’t break the bank.
Unlike the skinny local hotels, the lobby is on the ground floor (there’s no stairs up required) and there’s a lift, both positive features to consider if accessibility is a concern. Another feature is that the building occupies a corner and is not squished between buildings meaning there’s more rooms with windows (and depending on your outlook, potential for street noise).
The rooms are functional, spic and span, albeit beige, brown and boring. There’s a handy luggage rack, air-con, a large LCD TV, complimentary water, tea/coffee, minibar, desk/vanity, and bedside table, lamp and plug. The tile bathroom has a shower with shower curtain, sink with countertop and basic toiletries. Seven standard rooms do not have windows while 15 superior rooms have windows with no view. If natural light is important, you’ll have to opt for the deluxe rooms.
Rounding out the package, Hau Giang Hotel is conveniently located just 350m west of the river, tourist night market, tourist pier and main market. If this sounds like it would be a stretch of the budget, you may want to check out slightly cheaper Ruby Can Tho.
Address: 34 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St, Can Tho
T: (0292) 3821 851; (0292) 3821 139;
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º47'5.77" E, 10º1'55.18" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|580,000 dong||580,000 dong|
|Superior double room|
|680,000 dong||680,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room||780,000 dong||780,000 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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