Hotel Name: Pavillon Garden Hotel Nha Trang
Address: 16 Ton Dan Street, Loc Tho, Nha Trang, Vietnam
I stayed at the Pavillon Garden Hotel Nha Trang in Nha Trang, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of $9.88 per night, and I booked it for its price and location in Nha Trang.
The Pavillon Garden Hotel is a 3-Star hotel near the main beach, so getting a room for under $10 was an absolute bargain. The booking said that the price included a 69% discount. I was visiting Nha Trang during the 2020 pandemic when there were no international tourists, so the rate reflects discounts that have been on offer to fill rooms with the domestic market.
The hotel is on a small side street just behind the beach road. There are big hotels facing the beach, and then in the smaller side streets are the smaller hotels (often tall and skinny), and there may not be as many windows.
The alley is easy to find and the hotel is clearly marked among the other hotels.
It felt like I was the first guest they had seen in a while, and the reception had to check to see what room was suitable. During my pandemic travels, I have been to hotels that had closed down after I booked, so I was just happy that there was still someone there.
After checking in I went up to my room. I had a double room with a private bathroom. The room was spacious enough, and the bed was comfortable. There is free wifi at the hotel, and I had a good connection in my room.
I made sure that my booking had a room with a window, and my room had windows on two sides. The room had air conditioning, and there was a useful little work desk if you wanted to work at a table.
The bathroom felt new and clean, with a good amount of space around the sink.
The hotel provides drinking water in reusable bottles instead of plastic bottles.
While you wouldn’t stay here if you wanted a sea view, I could actually see the sea from my window. I could also see the Agarwood Tower, which is a monument at the most central point of the beach.
Despite the skinny size of the hotel, the architects managed to fit a pool in the hotel. The pool is midway up the tower, partly covered by the building.
By coincidence, I had a friend who was also visiting Nha Trang, and he was staying in a beachfront hotel in front of the Pavillon Garden Hotel. I visited him, and from there I could see my hotel and how the pool was designed.
There was no breakfast service when I stayed, and I wasn’t expecting one at the price I paid anyway. It looked like there used to be one during normal times as there is a cafe downstairs that was out of service. The reception pointed me to a cafe across the street that does the classic Vietnam breakfast of banh mi op la (bread roll with fried eggs) and Vietnamese coffee.
When I was walking along the beach I could see the hotel. There is a big block of land that is yet to be developed in front of the hotel, so it will eventually be hidden away.
Overall this was a good place to stay in Nha Trang. It was in a central location and the room was nice and comfortable.