This is an excellent budget hotel for those who are more interested in experiencing Vietnamese culture than staying in their hotel room...
Me and my husband stayed in Hotel Xoai a few nights in the budget room. The room was small, with no TV or a fridge but with a very good a/c and a strong shower.
We wanted to experience a real Vietnamese life in the farms and so we booked a boat trip to Mekong delta and a rice noodle factory. We were a bit afraid that an English speaking guide will have a poor English, as it happened to us before, however we were positively surprised. The girl who was our guide was speaking excellent English. We found out many interesting things about Vietnamese people and their life. The trip was a really good value for money.
We also went with a guy working in the reception to a couple of restaurants and a coffee place in Can Tho. We tried a few dishes typical for that part of Vietnam. The food was very very cheap - you wouldn't eat so cheaply in Can Tho if you would go on your own....Except for us there were two other people staying in the hotel, so it was great to meet other travellers. It was a great evening.
There are not many things to do in Can Tho in the evening so the initiative presented by a staff in the hotel was highly appreciated.
To summarise, this place is a great value for money. Be advised that it is a 20m walk to a city centre, but you have a supermarket on your way and a few nice and cheap places to eat in and have a drink.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mini-hotel 'Xoai' Can Tho is geared towards International travelers. Opened since 2012, the hotel is located in the centre of Cantho in the Xuan Khanh quarter close to Can Tho University, the Tham Tuong church and the Quang Duc Pagoda. The 23 rooms have double or single beds, a private bathroom with shower and toilet, fan, air condition and telephone. All rooms have windows with direct views of the Quang Duc Pagoda or Cantho University. The small and basic option for travelers - Budget Single and Budget Double rooms - offer a convenient set up many international travelers are looking for. Twin rooms offer two single beds. Standard Double as well as Deluxe Double rooms offer more space and a bigger bed, a desk, chair and closet or shelf and a large window and a PC. Computers with Internet access are in the lobby and free wifi throughout the hotel. An elevator brings you up to the roof terrace, where you can relax in a hammock. It is a perfect spot to escape from the crowded street, to catch up with other travelers and locals. The name 'Xoai' means mango. The owners love mangos. Behind the house is a small mango tree and the hotel itself is painted mango-colored. The English speaking staff of the 'Xoai' supports travelers in any possible way. The hotel offers free maps, free student tours, a free media library with over 100 movies and documentaries, moderate prices for floating market tours and no additional charge on bus bookings. The ‘Xoai’ promotes eco tourism. The house uses exclusively energy-saving lamps. The hot water supply is carried completely by solar collectors. ... more less
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