Look past the underwhelming lobby and you’ll find the rooms at solidly built Anh Dao are great, bright and modern.
The clean tiled wetroom-style bathroom is absolutely enormous, with a high window to let in extra light. The electric heated shower is so far away from the door that you wouldn’t need to step onto wet floors to use the sink or mirror. The new drapery and linens are a hodgepodge of colours and while certainly not the most stylish, the room is everything a flashpacker needs really: bedside table with plug, air-con, fan, WiFi, TV and minifridge. Everything looks neat, tidy and well-maintained. Rooms have windows and a few have a balcony. Breakfast is not included though the hotel has a small restaurant at the bottom should you want it. A little English spoken.
Address: 22 Tran Phu St, Con Dao
T: (064) 363 0170; (094) 345 3311;
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º36'25.05" E, 8º41'4.2" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||450,000 dong||450,000 dong|
|Standard double room||550,000 dong||550,000 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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