Comfy rooms, great service
We endeavoured to find a few decent oceanfront properties with a swimming pool for under US$50 and this is one of them.
Rang Garden is located on the quieter end of Mui Ne’s tourist drag and this family-run accommodation has comfy rooms, some of them with a balcony overlooking the sea or pool.
The exterior cob (mud) walls are rather ugly but if you can look past that, the rooms inside are respectable with blank white walls and modern generic Vietnamese hotel furnishings. Rooms are equipped with a flatscreen TV, minifridge, end of bed bench, vanity, air-con, WiFi and functional bathroom – the one we saw had a bathtub/shower combo and sink with countertop. Every one has a terrace with a patio set and the view from the beachfront and oceanfront rooms are the best for obvious reasons.
The hotel is on the eastern end of Ham Tien, away from the main drag. Therefore you’ll need to cycle or motorbike if you want more bar and restaurant options. This isn’t the best value property – Sunrise Resort has the same selling points, a little more charm and is cheaper. You are paying for the easy ocean access – it will satisfy those who want both beach or pool.
Address: 128A Nguyen Dinh Chieu St, Ham Tien
T: (062) 374 3787;
Coordinates (for GPS): 108º13'50.45" E, 10º57'18.95" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Street view. Pool view: 1,000,000 dong.
|964,000 dong||964,000 dong|
|Superior double room|
Pool room. With partial ocean view: 1,400,000 dong.
|1,300,000 dong||1,300,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room|
|1,615,680 dong||1,615,680 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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