Named for the Sao tree that provides wood for Mekong Delta boat builders and the yellow blossomed Mai flower that brightens the Lunar New Year season, Hotel Sao Mai Cai Be is a simple but comfortable newly built family owned and reasonably priced 10 room 1 star hotel situated in the Dong Hoa Hiep community of Cai Be (Tien Giang).
Hotel Sao Mai Cai Be is located only a few short steps from the edge of one of the many small rivers that form the backbone of commercial and family life in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. Neighboring fruit orchards, a steady flow of bicycles and foot traffic and a dawn-to-dusk panoply of passing boats of all shapes, sizes and purposes brings the atmosphere of daily rural river life and the spirit of Delta people right to Hotel Sao Mai Cai Be's doorstep.
Our guests enjoy a natural unstructured interaction with real neighborhood life along, and on, the river and experience up close the array of unique river vessels that are the commercial work horses, shops, homes and children's playgrounds of the Mekong Delta and, more importantly, the people who work, live and play on the river.
Cai Be is a river city located on the Cai Be river 110 KM southwest of Ho Chi Minh City along national Highway 1A and serves as a commercial gateway to the Mekong Delta.
Cai Be may be reached from Ho Chi Minh City in about 1.5 hours either by hire car or or by bus. Buses leave the main Ho Chi Minh City bus terminal every hour.
Hotel Sao Mai Cai Be is locted in the Dong Hiep community of Cai Be a 10 minute scooter ride or a bit more leisurely boat ride from the main docking point for tourist boats in Cai Be.
While staying at Hotel Sao Mai Cai Be, guests can enjoy walks, jogs or bike rides through the community or private boat tours on the river. Guests may also join one or more of the many Mekong Delta tours offered by our tour guide partners.
Each of Hotel Sao Mai Cai Be’s 10 air-conditioned rooms measures 28 sq meters and is accessible from an open air walkway that brings a cool river breeze right to the door of each room. Each of the five second floor rooms has a single queen sized bed and each of the five first floor rooms has two double beds. All rooms feature large showers, wireless internet access, refrigerators, live international television (including CNN, Star Sports, Star Movies, AXN and HBO) and a large writing desk.
We speak Mandarin, Vietnamese and English. We could arrange river tours, boat rides, and spamna rides. Just let us know and we can arrange it for you.
The hotel charge includes breakfast and dinner for each guest.
Queen Sized Bed Room:
US$45 per room (two persons)
(discount available for one person)
Two Double Bed Room:
US$50 per room (two persons)
(US$20 per person for additional guests)
Please contact us for current group and promotional rates.
Rooms are not smoking; please smoke outside in the balcony, thank you.
Each room has its own private bathroom. There is a community kitchen and dining tables.
There is a washing machine and dryer for guests' use (free of charge).
In our open air dining area, we serve a daily breakfast of pho (a traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup), eggs or fruit with Vietnamese or western style coffee or tea to all guests without extra charge. Family style diners are also provided by pre-arrangement.
Our open view kitchen allows guests to watch as food is prepared.
We also offer for a reasonable charge "on request" light meals of noodles and pork or Vietnamese style grilled meat submarine sandwiches on locally baked French bread throughout the day and a 24 hour beverage service.