We arrived in Rach Gia by bus from the Ha Tien border on a rainy Sunday afternoon in early August 2010 with the intention of booking into the Kim Co Hotel. The Kim Co was booked out for that night (only) and they kindly directed us to the Gia Thao Hotel, only a short walk away. We had a front room with small balcony and traffic noise was a factor, but not a big one. For those wishing to avoid the possibility of being disturbed by traffic noise, the hotel also has several rooms that are not at the front of the building,.
The room was large, with high ceilings, polished tile floors, a king sized double and a single bed. The bathroom was large and the hot water pressure to the shower was great. The room was airconditioned and equipped with refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities.
The property does not have an elevator (lift) so guests need to be able to negotiate stairs. Some staff spoke passable English, but most did not. Nonetheless, they were all very helpful and friendly.
The location is excellent for accessing shops, restaurants and currency exchanges etc. Our favourite restaurant 'Valentine' was only a one-minute walk away, down Nguyen Hung Son St.
We enjoyed Rach Gia and this hotel so much that we extended our stay to three nights.