Guesthouse Name: Hong Hai Hotel
Address: 351 Le Duan Street, Tuy Hoa Beach, Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province, Vietnam.
I stayed at the Hong Hai Hotel in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. I booked it online at the rate of 320,000 VND ($13.80 USD) per night. I picked it for its price and location near the beach. I wasn’t familiar with Tuy Hoa so I didn’t know if I should stay near the beach or closer to the city centre. In the end I picked this beachside location.
Tuy Hoa is the capital of Phu Yen Province. Tuy Hoa has a riverfront in the city area, and it also has a municipal beachfront. The city hasn’t developed in the same manner as Da Nang, Nha Trang, or even Quy Nhon, and for some visitors that is the appeal.
It’s mostly low-rise buildings on the beach front, but there are many empty blocks which looked like they could be developed soon. Here is my report on future Tuy Hoa hotel developments. The streets are very quiet in this part of town and the beach doesn’t have the same amount of tourist facilities as the aforementioned cities.
Tuy Hoa isn’t on the international travel circuit, so English is not widely spoken here. I had to show my reservation on my phone to show that I prepaid.
The hotel has a lift, which not all 4-floor hotels like this have.
I booked a double room with a private bathroom. I got a twin double room (or is that a double twin room?). Either way the room was very spacious, and the big windows ensured plenty of light. There is free wifi here and I had a good reception in my room.
The beds were firm with not much give, but not uncomfortable.
The bathroom was also spacious, and it had a good hot water system.
My room had a balcony facing the sea. The hotel is one block from the beachfront so it’s not really a sea view. Having the balcony though keeps the room a bit cooler by having some shade on the windows. The room had air conditioning and a fan, and the fan was sufficient in the evening.
There is no breakfast service here, so I went out looking for local eats. You can rent motorbikes here if you want to explore the area. It’s about 30 minutes to walk to the city centre if you want to see more than the beach area. For more information about the city, here is my report on things to see and do in Tuy Hoa. It’s a small provincial city and most people arrive in Tuy Hoa to visit the beaches of Phu Yen province. If you have time though it’s worth stopping off in Tuy Hoa to see what life in a provincial Vietnamese city is like.
Overall this was a satisfactory place to stay in Tuy Hoa if you are just looking for a budget room.