If you are planning to go in Can Tho and are looking for a real cut from Saigon busy city, stress from work, and want to escape and retreat in a peaceful place surrounding by greenery, Can Tho Ecolodge is the place to go.
HOW TO GET THERE:
You have different ways to get to Can Tho city, either by bus, minivan (also called limousine), or private driver. To get your bus ticket, you can go to any travel offices in Bui Vien, or search on internet to book your ticket online, it should cost you around 130,000 VND for one way/one person. What we recommend, it is to take a minivan/limousine. It is way more comfy, prices are similar to bus, slightly higher, and staffs are nicer and more friendly. You can check this website to book online, it is very easy and in both Vietnamese and English languages. Of course, you can also rent a private driver with car, which cost around 2,300,000 VND for one way.
HOW TO BOOK:
You can book on popular hotel booking websites such as booking.com or their website, the deluxe room costs roughly 3,300,000 VND. They currently have a promotion at 45% OFF with no cancellation, so it costs you 1,835,000 VND per night on weekend. It is really worth it!
All room are really huge, there are 4 rooms in each house. It is rare to get a room that big in Mekong Delta. Each room has a very large bed, a minibar with glass bottles filled up of water, therefore no plastic. The bathroom is huge too, you can choose to use the shower or to relax in the wooden bathtub. Each room has a balcony or small terrace, with two rocking chairs and a table. No TV is available in room to ensure your stay will be a complete retreat, and for you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The restaurant is located above the reception overlooking the large swimming pool and greenery around. It is a peaceful place to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, the restaurant is serving a buffet with hot and cold dishes, all kind of bread, fruits, and pastries. Serving only Vietnamese coffee, it matches pretty well with the location lost in Mekong Delta. For lunch and dinner, delicious local dishes are served by a very nice and friendly staff.
The staff is very lovely, as soon as you get a foot in, it is a warm welcome that is waiting for you. The staff drives you around the hotel in an electric buggy, they are very helpful, especially if you want to go around. They are also very well trained, efficient, smily, it is so nice to be welcome by lovely people like them.
The hotel features a very large swimming pool where you can easily do laps. Several deck chairs with umbrellas are at disposal to relax and enjoy a sunbath.
The hotel puts at disposal a very large number of brand new bicycles with infant seat at the back, for you to go around the hotel and explore easily the surroundings with your family.
If you would like to go around by bicycle, you can ride alongside the small river, it is roughly 1 km until you get to the main road. At the end of the road, turn right until you pass the small bridge, then turn left and pass under the bridge to continue to ride into the small road where you can meet local people. It is very quiet and it is also alongside the Mekong delta river. After 15 minutes ride, you will pass in front of a candy factory and shop, where you can see how they make it, and buy it, it is 25,000 VND per pack. Also alongside the river, you will see many herbs plantation, it is nice to see how they work. If you go on, you will easily get back to the hotel.