Duc Vuong Hotel

Duc Vuong Hotel

Good value, great rooftop view

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Located on the quieter end of Bui Vien (relatively speaking), Duc Vuong fills in the mid-range niche for Pham Ngu Lao.

Travelfish says:

Rooms at Duc Vuong represent good value and travellers can enjoy hotel-type amenities and furnishings for under US$50—an upgrade from the usual budget hotel construction that have tile floors and mismatched furniture. Rooms are on the compact side but they are exceptionally tidy and come with laminate flooring, large wall mounted flatscreen TV, kettle, minibar, desk/vanity, WiFi, air-con and requisite swan towel art.

Street frontage. : Cindy Fan.
Street frontage. Photo: Cindy Fan

A bedside table, plug and lamp are small, welcome conveniences. The bathrooms are functional and fair for the price. Some are wetroom style (no separate shower stall), another we saw had a bathtub/shower.

One of the hotel’s best features is the rooftop terrace/bar which is spread over several floors and has wide open views. Of course, you need not be a hotel guest to enjoy it but it is conveniently there nonetheless.

Straying into decorative towel art territory. : Cindy Fan.
Straying into decorative towel art territory. Photo: Cindy Fan

Want something more modern and have a flexible budget? C-Central De Tham is new and their rooms are comparably priced to Duc Vuong’s Deluxe rooms.

Contact details for Duc Vuong Hotel

Address: 195 Bui Vien St, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
T: (28) 3920 6991; (28) 3920 6992;  
Email: ducvuonghotel@gmail.com
Web: http://www.ducvuonghotel.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º41'27.61" E, 10º45'57.21" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard single room
No window
655,000 dong 655,000 dong
Standard double room 100,000,000 dong 843,200 dong
Superior single room 875,000 dong 875,000 dong
Superior double room 910,000 dong 910,000 dong
Deluxe double room 1,150,000 dong 1,150,000 dong
Family room
2 connected rooms
1,238,000 dong 1,238,000 dong

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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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