Hotel Name: Phuong Hue Hotel
Address: 89 Le Loi, Phuong 6, Soc Trang, Vietnam.
I stayed at the Phuong Hue Hotel in Soc Trang, Vietnam. I booked it online at the rate of 280,000 VND ($12.18 USD) per night, and I booked it for its price and location in Soc Trang.
The city of Soc Trang is not known for tourism and there isn’t much written about it, so I had to deduce what would be the best area to stay. The Phuong Hue Hotel is close to the river in the central part of the city, so that was enough to decide the location. You might find yourself in Soc Trang if you are touring around the Mekong Delta by motorbike. In my case, I was getting the ferry from Soc Trang to Con Dao.
The Phuong Hue Hotel is on the corner of a busy road so it’s easy to find. Like my previous nights stays in Ca Mau and Bac Lieu, I think I was the first foreigner to stay here in a while and they were expecting me. After checking in I was shown to my room.
I booked a Budget Double Room, which has a private bathroom. The room has windows, though the windows are covered by a second layer of coloured glass. I didn’t have a clear view of the outside world, but I didn’t have any traffic noise either. The bed was firm but comfortable enough, and the room had air conditioning. There were enough power outlets in the room, which is not often the case in older hotel rooms.
The room was spacious with basic furnishings (and matching furniture at that). There is free wifi at the hotel, and I had a good reception in my room.
The bathroom was passable, but the shower head was leaking and the hot water was intermittent.
There is no breakfast service here, so I went up the road for a banh mi at the Bong Sen Market. The location turned out to be ideal as I was able to walk with ease to the most interesting points of the city. I walked here from the main bus station, which took about 20 minutes. When I departed I got a taxi to the Superdong Ferry office for 40,000 VND.