Tucked behind their restaurant, Minh Kha has fantastic budget rooms that make a good case for spending a few dollars more than a dorm for a private room.
The best are in a new three-storey building way at the back, removed from the road traffic and the noise. And the best of the best are the rooms on the top floor – a sliding wooden door makes the front terrace private and while there’s no view of anything particular, it is a relaxing quiet spot away from it all.
Tall folk will appreciate the room’s soaring ceilings. Rooms are well appointed with solid wood furniture including bedside table, wardrobe and desk, and also come with a medium-sized fridge, flatscreen TV, air-con and WiFi. The large bathrooms are great, with the shower at the far end so you don’t get wet feet using the sink or toilet. Countertop, hooks and a ventilation window complete the deal.
The six rooms in the older motel style building are not as flashy but are still decent for the price, clean and tidy. It’s just a little dated and gets less natural light. A friendly family own this hotel and it has a good central location close to Coco Beach Resort.
Address: 109A Nguyen Dinh Chieu St, Ham Tien
T: (062) 374 1255;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º12'26.25" E, 10º56'59.44" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 20
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$10||US$15|
|Superior double room|
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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