Hotel Name: Chi Hieu Hotel
Address: Tran Van Tat, Ward 1, Bac Lieu, Vietnam.
I stayed at the Chi Hieu Hotel in Bac Lieu, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of 250,000 VND ($10.80 USD) per night, and I booked it for its price and location in Bac Lieu.
Bac Lieu is the capital of Bac Lieu Province in the Mekong Delta Region. It’s not exactly on the tourist trail, so I looked on Google Maps for some landmarks to help choose a hotel location. It appeared that Hung Vuong Square was the centre of the city, and the Chi Hieu Hotel is listed as a 12-minute walk away from the square.
The Chi Hieu Hotel is a budget hotel in a quiet residential street. I walked there from the main bus station, which took about 15 minutes.
After checking in I was shown to my room. I liked the open-plan design of the hotel, with the ends of the hallways allowing air to circulate.
I got a Standard Double Room, which has an attached bathroom. I don’t remember if I booked with a window or not. The room had a small window above the door, so technically there was a window even if it’s not really.
The bed was firm but comfortable enough, and the room had the choice of fan or air conditioner.
The room had a little desk in the corner and that’s about it. It’s a spartan room, but I couldn’t complain at this price point. There was one inconvenient power outlet, so I had to rotate charging my gear.
The bathroom was ok, but the shower head was leaky and the hot water wasn’t immediate, if at all. Cold showers aren’t a big drama in the heat of the Mekong Delta.
There is no breakfast service here, but in the morning there are plenty of pop-up banh mi carts on the main street.
Overall this was an ok place to stay for a night for what it was – a cheapo budget hotel deep in the Mekong Delta. It was a small room, but it was all I needed. In hindsight now that I know a bit about Bac Lieu, I would have chosen a place between Hung Vuong Square and the river.