Sai Gon Bac Lieu Hotel
"This hotel uses a security card key. Once the card is removed from its slot from the inside to conserve energy, it shuts all power off to the room. Lights, TV, air conditioning, and refrigerator all gets shut off. If you leave your room in the morning, you will be returning to a hot room. There will be no cold water to drink. And if you have food in the refrigerator, it will get spoiled. Vietnam overall is a very hot and humid country.
Traveling with another person can be a hassle. If one of you decide to go out, make sure you stay out for a very long time. If one of you decide to stay behind to sleep the card key has to stay behind to power the air conditioner and lights. You won't have a key to open the door if you come back early or you will have to wake up the other person to open the door for you.
The air conditioning in the lobby gets shut off at 10:00 pm. If you decide to hang out in the lobby after 10:00 pm, bring an extra t-shirt or two as you will be sweating a lot.
The staff from the door man, security, front desk people, and taxi are very friendly and helpful. Management on the other hand desperately needs to be replaced. Vietnam is a hot and humid country, you cannot be cheap with air conditioning and refrigeration. A hotel room is supposed to be home away from home. If guests are comfortable, they will return.
Bac Lieu Hotel was once the biggest and most well knowned in Bac Lieu for many years. Management had ruined that reputation. It is currently under renovation with a new name of Saigon Bac Lieu Hotel. Hopefully, there will be new management. If you make your guests feel uncomfortable and troublesome by being cheap, it does not matter how much renovation you do your hotel will still be empty."Show more