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3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   36 - 38 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ranked #98 of 679 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Functional hotel with comfortable beds and good hot showers....good location for exploring the city. Very helpful staff and clean presentable rooms. Buffet breakfast was ok though not substantial. Sadly no view to speak of with one very small window.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This hotel was ok. It was clean enough and was fine to spend a few nights, but probably wouldn't go back. When we checked out they tried to charge us for washing and water that we hadn't used however we just told them that we didn't use either of the services and they quickly figured out we didn't so was... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We expected a high standard after experiencing another good hotel in HCMC earlier in our trip but considering what we paid this was a disappointing hotel. The room was very small and the both the room and bathroom need updating. The worst thing was that there was only a tiny window which you couldn't see out of or even raise... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great value for money. 3 of us stayed in a Family Room. Comfortable and clean. Everything a good hotel is. Yes, it is in a great location - District 1. Within walking distance to Parkson and Vincom Centre (for Mango Zara fans). And to Cho Ben Thanh market it is a comfortable 10-20min straight walk. We enjoyed out stay very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We stayed here four days in a row and were very happy. The breakfast buffet we did not get once as we ate outside and I am not a big fan of these types of breakfasts. The location is right next to some good eateries such as Pho 2000 (great cheap Beef pho 55dongs), Pizza Hut (much better than the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Sophia hotel has been a pleasure to stay here. The staff are very professional and so helpful. The young man who I think is the manager (if he isn't he should be) has made our stay so easy. The location is central to everything in district 1 and has nice restaurants close by also an Aussie rules pub (... More

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22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Spacious rooms and very clean. Breakfast simple but nice. Great location...within walking distance to most attractions

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Gatineau, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We stayed here for three nights when returning back to Sai gon from Mui ne. The hotel was very clean and simple. Breakfast was not so good. The location was OK took taxis to most everything we wanted to see as walking in the 45 degree temps and sunshine was too much for us to do often. We had to... More

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Aylmer, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

i was suppose to be in another hotel but i was relocated there without too much explanation, it happens often in Viet Nam as they overbook their hotels. This hotel is well situated in the district one where the main action is and easy to walking distance. the staff are polite no more,their english is somewhat limited. The hotel doorman... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Sophia Hotel is a very good value hotel, located centrally in Saigon. Decor is a mix of the orient and eastern Europe, just as Vietnam itself is, some travellers may find this offputting, but for me it added to the experience. It is very clean and efficient. The wifi works very well and is remarkably fast. Staff are very friendly... More

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Address: 36 - 38 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sophia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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