Second time I've stay here as a solo, female traveler. The hotel feels very safe and staff are friendly (though English is limited). Each morning you get to eat breakfast on a beautiful patio by the water--highlight.
Con: Internet cuts in and out. I usually go to GONY cafe one block over to work.
Tip: I'd recommend paying about $5 more a night for a nicer room. The minimum room is a bit claustrophobic and run down, though clean.
Booked this hotel based on the reviews on trip adviser, what a dissapointment. Yes granted it is right on the river and close to the food market but that is about it. We checked in without inspecting the rooms (first mistake). The lady at the reception must have been having a bad day and was less than happy to see us. We took our luggage up to the room, the elivator door opened and our faces dropped, the carpet was filthy and full of holes and this was outside our room. The door to the room was perspects covered in contact, no security at all.The room was large, but smelt, I then went to look at the bathroom ,it looked like the people before us had just left and nothing was clean, there was a strong smell of urine. We were very dissapointed with this hotel as we had spent the last 4 weeks travelling through Cambodia and Vietnam staying in fantastic and spotlessly clean hotels for a lot less than this one was charging. My advise is to do what we did, check out and find something else.
This hotel is right on the river and next to the market, at the south end of the central part of town. It was fascinating to watch the boat traffic from the room (I think all the rooms have common balconies). On the other hand, it's like sleeping next to a busy highway -- and none of those boats have mufflers! The restaurant is right on the water but quite pricey (seafood) and nothing special. We were there on a Sunday night and it was hosting a lot of parties. Breakfast was OK but minimal. Ms Ut (who seems to be affiliated with the hotel) was quite aggressive in selling her boat tour, which was only slightly more expensive than those we were offered in the park. Our guide wasn't particularly informative (though a nice young man) and the boat was the slowest EVER -- we kept getting passed by other boats of the same size. OK, back to the hotel: large room, decent water pressure, fridge, AC, for US$28. It seemed like a quite standard Vietnamese hotel, kind of blocky and nothing fancy -- but not sure what else Can Tho has to offer if you aren't at the Victoria level.
A great position - right on the river, between the quays and market - most rooms have a balcony too. The rooms are spacious, as is the bathroom, if a little dated.
The restaurant is excellent: with good quality local dishes and generous helpings - select your fish/eel/snake etc from the glass tanks. It's a little daunting at first as it looks like a banqueting suite - which it is - but the riverside terrace is a perfect place to have a leisurely meal, with lots of locals, watching the busy river life pass by.
We stayed here for four nights towards the end of january 09. We hadn't booked in advance and just turned up in the evening after getting the bus from Saigon. The Nha Khach So 02 used to be owned by the Vietamese government, so it has a slightly cold institutional feel.
We paid $28 for a double room and it had two double beds in it. The rooms themselves are large and the bathroom is a reasonable size and clean. We had aircon, tv, breakfast and a balcony overlooking the river, which was great to watch the sunrise.
On the downside, the breakfast was pretty greasy so we didn't eat there very often. Try the Mekong restaurant down the road it's much better. The reception staff seemed a little off hand but i think that's because their english wasn't very good. Lastly, the noise from the boats was deafening at times. If you're a heavy sleeper then you'll be ok, but if not, the boats start chugging away at about 5am and don't really stop til about midnight.