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“Does not even meet standards of a 2 star hotel” 1 of 5 stars
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My Khe Beach Hotel
241-233 Nguyen Van Thoai St., Da Nang, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #93 of 122 Hotels in Da Nang
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“Does not even meet standards of a 2 star hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

Some hotels let their age show, and this hotel certainly did. And this hotel did not age gracefully.

The hotel was virtually empty when we arrived. There was no check in because the staff manning the reception could not speak english. We were just given the key, and the porter brought us to the room.

The state of the door to the room gave us a clue as to what we would find inside. The room was spacious enough, with a good view of the beach, but that was also because I paid for one of the better rooms. The room was dilapidated. The floor was sticky, probably due to the saltiness of the enviroment.

The room was infested with bugs. You get ants crawling over you just by lying in bed. One of my backpacks was overrunning with ants after we left some biscuits (still inside its wrapping) in the bag. I killed a cockroach in the bathroom, after which that attracted lots of ants too.

The service at the reception was indifferent and cold. Possibly it was because their spoken English was limited, but even so, that should be no excuse for indifferent service in the hospitality industry. To add insult to injury, they even charge for drinking water. OK. It was just 5000 dong (30 US cents) for a small bottle, but it was also the principle of it. You run a hotel and you do not even provide basic things like drinking water gratis. So much for hospitality.

The only saving grace was the breakfast, which was a decent cooked breakfast which you order from their menu.

In summary, a hotel that does not even live up to its 2 star rating. The location was good, with the beach just across the road, but then, there are several hotels along the same strip, and surely things cannot get any worse in any of them.

  • Liked — The location and view from the room, provided you pay for a sea facing room.
  • Disliked — almost everything else
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

We stayed at My Khe Beach Hotel #1 for 4 nights; September 2008. The hotel is very cheap by Western standards and it is suitable for a cheap beach vacation.

My Khe Beach Hotel is in a great location - we loved the beach and area. The hotel is across the street from the fantastic beach - and there are some small restaurant/bars next door and some large/upmarket restaurants just down the road. *(We found the Korean place to be the best value for the money among the upmarket restaurants, BTW.)

The My Khe Beach Hotel #1 is old and very basic. Our bathroom didn't have a doorknob or even glass in the windowpane. When it rained, the wind and rain blew into our bathroom (because there was no glass) and made all the bedroom's windows shake There was also a hole in the wall in our bathroom connecting it to the maid's storage room. The room was clean, the aircon worked well, and the hot water heater worked as well. The beds are small and firm.

Breakfasts were small and greasy. But they were adequate for the room rate.

The hotel is cheap - so I didn't really mind the age or other 2-star aspects. Afterall, what can you really expect from a 2-star hotel?

My main complaint is when we checked-out. The room rates are listed in English at $24 for a basic room and in Vietnamese for the equivilent of $20 for the same room. We noticed this discrepency when we checked in and asked for the $20/night rate. The hotel (and Danang in general) was empty of tourists, so we hoped to get a fair price for the off-season.

The receptionist agreed to charge $20/night since we were staying for 4 nights. However when we checked out, she wouldn't honor her promise of $20/night - instead asking us for $24/night. Plus she charged us for internet (6,000dong - a small amount but annoying since she had said it was free, and since it is so inconvenient and slow) and one bottle of water (10,000dong) that we drank from the mini-bar (one bottle in 4 days!).

Of course we complained and the only other guests in the hotel (a Vietnamese couple) helped us. In the end the hotel charged us $22/night - plus the extra charges for water and internet.

So, all in all it is still a great location and a cheap price. But changing the rate when we checked out is dishonest. Given how many other hotels and guesthouses are being built in this area, I would recommend trying somewhere else. There are newer and nicer places 4 blocks down the road near Non Ngoc beach and other nicer budget guest houses just behind this one.

  • Liked — location next to My Khe beach
  • Disliked — being lied to at reception & no glass in the window pane
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2008

Very nice resort hotel, Spacious rooms (even by western standards), two room suite, air conditioning, TV, shower with tub, Nice balcony looking over road to South China Sea and a very nice beach. The staff was very accommodating but they do charge a reasonable fee for all extra services (i.e. internet, phone calls, maps, early check-in). Breakfast was included, however. The location is great for use of the beach. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. It is about a 30 minute walk to DaNang (Cham Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum). A car can be arranged to Marble Mountain or Hoi An. Hue is about a 2 hour bus ride. Make sure you get the My Khe I, not the not as nice My Khe II. When we stayed there in February, we were the only ones in the hotel which was a little spooky, but we got great service. Their high season is April to September. Also not their highest end room (deluxe) only has 1 large bed and not 2 twins. It was a very nice place to stay.

  • Liked — Great beach
  • Disliked — Location from sites
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2007

My review of My Khe Beach Hotel number 1. [A new My Khe Beach hotel has just been built about a block away– it’s called My Khe Beach Hotel II (2). We stayed at the older, original one -- My Khe Beach Hotel number 1.] This hotel is in a really good location. This is it's biggest advantage. Step out the front door of the hotel, and cross a street, and you find yourself on a nearly deserted beautiful beach, with white sand, and breaking waves. The beach stretches on for miles, and makes for some really nice walking. We enjoyed some really good seafood on the beach just north of the hotel, sitting on beach chairs in the sand under a ‘palapa’. As for the hotel, be sure to confirm your reservations by phone directly with the hotel staff the day before you arrive. A Vietnamese friend made our reservation for us, and then when we arrived at the hotel about 3 days later, they claimed someone had called to cancel our reservation (which was impossible). Luckily they were able to find us a room. Unfortunately the room was not in top shape – a spare mattress propped against the wall, the pipes in the bathroom below the sink leaked out onto your legs and feet when you washed your hands, and the room was not very clean. There were food particles on the rug, that remained for the duration of our two night stay. Even the daily cleaning service didn’t get the rug cleaned up. Our room was one of the larger rooms – a suite with a separate bedroom and living room. Both of these rooms had doors that open onto the shared breezeway, overlooking the ocean. The locks on these two doors were not working very well – I was able to push our door open from the outside on the breezeway. As for the staff, the younger receptionist was not overly helpful, but the older woman was helpful. Both spoke English. Breakfast was included with our room price. The options included a small selection of french style breakfasts (bread, butter, eggs), but no Vietnamese options were available. Perhaps we caught the hotel on a bad weekend, because I think it has potential to be better.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

This was a very simple, but spacious hotel right across the highway from the beach. We arrived and to our bad luck, they had not gotten our reservations from the ‘middle’ man we went through. They also said that they didn’t have any rooms available. After a few calls, the receptionist said that she made arrangements and we would be able to get us some rooms by 4PM.

The rooms are spacious. Ours had a sitting room with large hardwood furniture. The bedroom had a large bed. The drain in the shower would back up a bit, but other than that, I found nothing wrong with the rooms. Our room faced the beach and we could watch the sunrise every morning.

The location is ideal, and many local Vietnamese will agree with you. You can walk across the road every morning and buy local food…or you can elect to eat behind the hotel at the simple restaurant which served western foods. We elected to do both!

In the morning (5-6:30AM), or in the evening (6PM+), the beach becomes very crowded with local Vietnamese. They will come and walk, play badminton, swim, run, have picnics, talk, or whatever pleases them. It is a time of socializing between family and friends. In the day time though, the beach clears out and you can find that solitude on the beach, however hot it is, that you look for.

This might not be the hotel for everyone. There are relatively few if any westerners here in the hotel, or on the beach. The staff does not cater to your every need, and their English is not the best…but our Vietnamese is not the best either and it’s their country<g>. This is a simple, but nice, hotel that is an ideal base location for your visit that will allow you to immerse yourself into the Vietnamese culture. Later we would stay at the Sandy Beach Resort Hotel, and although very nice, we longed to be back at the My Khe Mot hotel. We will pick this hotel when we come back next year.

  • Liked — The price ($35/UDS), the location, the culture
  • Disliked — No internet
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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colchester england
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2007

Hotel was first class, rooms were brilliant, clean, just walk across the road to a beach, not as good say hua hin,phuket, but clean, only deck chairs however and old. Staff had no english, breakfast was adequate.
Lonely Planet said plenty of sea food beach cafes, apart from two posh ones we couldnt find any you would dream of eating in,The beach was completely deserted even at the weekend. However for a quiet time brilliant, plenty of good restaurants in the evening £3 away by the riverside

  • Liked — near the beach
  • Disliked — absolutely no english
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2006

The ONLY reason why we stayed at My Khe Beach Hotel was that we had an early flight out of Danang and it made more sense to get to the airport on time from within Danang compared to rushing from Hoi An.

Located on the fabled My Khe Beach (aka China Beach), the views did not disappoint. Even though it's called a hotel, I think they were more like holiday flats.

We got a spacious unit out front; with a single and double bed in place, there was still plenty of room to move about. No carpeting though, just ceramic tiles that felt a bit... icky. But it's a practical solution, especially with all the fine sand that you can track back after a stroll on the beach. The toilet was spartan but roomy. Strictly functional. Do close the louvres though; anyone standing on a chair can look in if the louvres are open too wide.

Access to the beach was ok although they did block the shortest route for some strange reason. We had dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants (right turn after you step out of the gates) there. Supremely fresh and tasty like what you'd expect Vietnamese food to be. Cheap too!

It was World Cup season and expectedly, the restaurant/bar just below our room was noisy. I'd expect it to be quieter now World Cup's over; traffic noise was negligible. The air condtioning could've been more powerful but we did sleep ok after sampling the local TV channels.

The real highlight of the stay was catching the glorious sunrise the next morning. In addition to watching and photographing the golden orb rising out of the water, it was great to see the local population fit in some early walking/jogging/swimming/exercise in the rising sun before the workday proper began.

Like checking in, the check-out was unremarkable. We had to leave for the airport before their breakfast service started so we didn't get to sample the spread; we made do with beef noodles at a cafe opposite Danang Airport later. No big loss, I suppose.

If you're looking for a functional place to stay, My Khe Beach Hotel would be a reasonable choice. If you're looking for something more deluxe, I guess the Furama or Sandy Beach Resorts further down the beach would be better.

In either case, the beaches at Danang are pristine and the views are unforgettable. Go there quickly before it becomes over-developed.

  • Liked — Great views, decent location, near beach and seafood places
  • Disliked — Sticky floor, unremarkable staff, useless breakfast timing
  • Tips/Secrets — Watch where you sit on the beach; "rental" for the beachchairs are 1000VND
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 241-233 Nguyen Van Thoai St., Da Nang, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Quang Nam Province > Da Nang
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Ranked #93 of 122 Hotels in Da Nang
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Number of rooms: 45
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