This was our second visit to Chau Doc and one of the main reasons for coming back was the Thuan Loi Hotel.
When I read some of the negative reviews on here I can't believe they stayed at the same Hotel.
First of all we had a disappointment - not the Hotel's fault! We were coming by boat from Phnom Penh and were expecting to get off the boat at the Thuan Loi, but the boat doesn't stop there anymore. It dropped us off a few kms away where there were no taxis. So if you are coming by boat be aware you will need to arrange transport.
When we arrived at the Hotel the girl on reception was charming and friendly.
The room was an ok size, but had two large beds which took up space. Very clean and freshly painted, with a nice big bathroom. Best of all we had a window looking over the river where we could see the boats chugging up and down! Oh yes and the room is air conditioned. Not bad for $14 a night!
Only problem was the beds are very hard, but that is common in Vietnam.
We had both our dinners on the Hotel's floating dock Restaurant - service and food were both excellent. The fried spring rolls were so good we ordered two serves! We had a thunderstorm when we were there one night, and it was great sitting there watching the boats chug through the dark rainy night. Just a perfect setting.
The Hotel is right near the street market as well, which is a good place to go for breakfast and lunch.
When we left we tried to tip one of the workers, but he wouldn't have anything of it!
We will definitely be back to visit the Thuan Loi!