For those who have to venture to the far South of Vietnam (or miền Tây) as the locals call it, Ho Nam is perfectly ok place to stay. It is functional, clean and the room is spacious. While I would not stay here for an extended stay, for a couple of nights, it is fine. The location is a bit out of the way but the upside is that it is quiet.
There are two downsides that overseas travellers need to be aware of. The first one is that the food here is not great, perfectly ok but not great food. Secondly, during the rainy season, the mosquitoes are in abundance. Certainly, one will need DEET (40%) insect repellant and if you don't want to catch Dengue fever and don't use any of the natural repellant!
And it is good value for money.
Surprisingly big resort, considering the smallish number of rooms, especially the restaurant, which seemed to be popular with locals too. Villa room was large and comfortable - two bedrooms, each with shower/bathroom, a spacious living room, and outdoor terrace. Aircon worked and hot water was fine. Room was excellent value for money. Pool was clean and golf range was fun. Food at the restaurant was generally good, loved the spring rolls, and enjoyed coffee by the lake at breakfast (wouldn't recommend any noodle dishes, though, as they all just seemed to be cooked with instant noodles). Service just ok, rather basic, bit of a language barrier in the restaurant, front desk staff able to communicate a bit better than others. The setting on the lake is nice, even although the lake itself doesn't seem all that clean. If you are looking for a real massage, do not try it here - the spa is a front for seedier services - our massage session was cut short and we were pestered for tips when we turned down the offers for 'special services'.
by vietnam standards not bad. sadly the resort does not meet its potential.
looking a bit tired and run down. needs repainting and a good clean up especially remove rubbish in lake which would be so easy to do daily and make a difference around reception area.make the pond look cleaner..first impressions are important. restaurant staff are young people who need a professional supervision to do a better job and get off their mobile phones and being social with each other while at work.
overall a pleasant stay room spacious bed linen average.hot water good.air conditioner good. would stay again if in the area. I hope management spend more attention to tidy up and better
maintainance of facility. its the small things that make a big difference.
Good service. Nice view. Spacious room.
Peaceful & fresh environment because it has a lot of tree.
Simple breakfast but it is good quality. Ice-milk coffee and sugar tea are really delicious.
Cleanness is so so (some hair is still on the bed).
Hot water is not always available because the hotel uses solar energy (we stayed there in a rainy day, we didn't have enough hot water ).
It has a lot of mosquito (the mosquito net & pesticide are available in the room).
I came to Bac Lieu for a wedding and this hotel was suggested for all wedding attendants. I was expecting to be in a hovel, but after check in I was shown to a lovely, comfortable, and quite good sized room! The room had a lovely terrace overlooking the fantastic little lake - very quiet, just the sound of nature. A real break with life in HCMC! The room had everything that you'd expect, except a fridge but that's fine. I happily note that the beds were MOST comfortable, not the super hard ones that are often found in hotels in Asia. The breakfast was a la carte, local fare, but the beefsteak was tasty and the coffee strong. My only qualms - water pressure a bit low, and the mosquitos on the lake were a big annoying. But worth it for the view! I didn't manage to find time for a swim, but the pool looks really nice, we'll maintained.