Bang Giang Hotel
1 Kim Dong, Cao Bang. Tel: 026 385 3431
A large, government-run hotel popular with tour groups. Rooms are super-sized, with big windows and some even have views. They also take credit cards, which might not be expected here. Room rates are around VND400,000.
Hoang Nguyen Hotel
84 Pho Tran Dang Ninh, Lang Son, Tel: 025 387 0349
This place offers basic accommodation at a good price. Don’t expect too much, but as an en route stop-over, Hoang Nguyen will definitely do.
Hoang Son Hai
57D Thanh Tam, Lang Son. Tel: 025 371 0479
Although it may be a bit hard to communicate with the staff if you’re Vietnamese isn’t up to snuff, they are eager to help. The rooms are exceptionally nice for the area.
Huy Hoan Hotel
14 Nguyen Trai, Ha Giang, Tel: 0219 386 1288
The large, comfortable sleeping quarters here may come as a surprise in these parts. But these are the things that have made Huy Hoan so popular. Several tour groups use the place as a stopover, and the staff is adept at fulfilling their needs.
Sao Mai Hotel
Nguyen Trai, Ha Giang. Tel: 0219 386 3019
One of the first guesthouses you see as you arrive in town, location has made this guesthouse a popular stop off point. The sleeping accommodations are clean and comfortable, enough to enjoy a good night’s sleep and shower.
Thanh Loan Hotel
V159 Vuon Cam, Cao Bang, Tel: 026 385 7026
Thanh Loan is a smaller hotel with more attention paid to the details. Still, expect basic accommodation, but, all said, a good bargain.
Thai Nguyen Hotel
2 Hoang Van Thu, Thai Nguyen, Tel: 0280 385 2803
Your standard two-star establishment, Thai Nguyen is one of the best (and one of the only) choices in the vicinity. It’s quite a large hotel considering its location, so booking shouldn’t be a problem.