Hotel Name: Tay Ho Hotel
Address: 42 Hai Ba Trung Street, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho, Vietnam.
I stayed at Tay Ho Hotel in Can Tho, Vietnam. I booked online at the rate of 452,325 VND ($19.65 USD) per night, and I booked it for its location in Can Tho. I was in Can Tho last year and I was familiar with the hotel and its location.
The Tay Ho Hotel is in a row of old shophouses along the riverfront of the old area of Can Tho. There is not much left of old Can Tho, so this section stands out among the modern building on Hai Ba Trung Street.
I like guesthouses in old buildings like this, and I was curious to see what was left of it inside. As a budget guesthouse, the interior is spartan so there wasn’t much in the way of heritage architecture. I liked the eclectic tiling of the staircase.
I got a double room with a private bathroom. While the room had a window, you couldn’t see out of it. The room was a classic old-school Southeast Asia guesthouse.
The room was spacious enough, and there was a usable work desk that wasn’t cluttered. There is free wifi, and got a good signal in my room.
The main problem for modern travellers in old rooms like this is the lack of power outlets, and power outlets in inconvenient locations. In this situation having a power strip is useful.
A clean and simple bathroom with a good hot water system.
My room was at the back of the building, so I checked out the rooms at the front. Those rooms have wooden shutters and doors that open out onto the balcony.
From the front rooms, you have a view of the Ho Chi Minh statue and the Can Tho River. This is the “smaller” river that drains into the Hau River – one of the main branches of the Mekong River.
There is no breakfast service here, but there are plenty of street food options nearby. And continuing with the old-time travellers vibes, the hotel two doors away from the Mekong Inn. This feels like a place where people with a Lonely Planet in their backpack would sit with a drink and watch the world go by.
Overall this was a good place to stay in Can Tho if you just want a cheap hotel room. There are cheaper budget hotel options nearby, but I enjoyed the premium of being on the riverfront and staying in a historic piece of Can Tho. In terms of location, this is as good as it gets. If you are going to the Cai Rang floating market tour (which usually departs pre-dawn) you can just roll out of bed and into your tour boat on the riverfront.
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