Truc An Hotel

Truc An Hotel

Will do at a pinch

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Still a decent walk to the bus station, the Truc An offers simple and clean rooms at the same rate as the Thanh Binh.

Travelfish says:

The main selling point here versus the Thanh Binh is the slightly better location. Though the hotel is still a good kilometre north of the bus station. If location is your concern, the Duc Truong is closer, though the rooms there are ordinary.

Simple fare. : Stuart McDonald.
Simple fare. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Rooms (from 250,000 dong) are sparse, but typical. Rock hard beds, flat screen TV and a small desk, hot water bathrooms, and plenty of light spilling in. A standing fan will keep the air circulating. In the foyer, look for a photo of the hotel surrounded by snow—it isn’t a Photoshop job, rather from a 2016 cold snap.

Given the rates are the same as the Thanh Binh, and there you get a swimming pool (and a larger room) this is a hard sell. There is a restaurant on site, look for the sign announcing “The restaurant is safe”.

If you just want a bed by the bus station, consider the Duc Truong. It is grubbier and the rooms less comfortable than here, but they’re a bit cheaper (200,000 dong).

Contact details for Truc An Hotel

Address: South side of reservoir, Muong Lay
T: (0230) 385 2086;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º9'40.19" E, 22º2'14.45" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 250,000 dong 250,000 dong

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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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