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Empress Hotel IMS Ho Chi Minh

2.5 of 5 136 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It always annoys me when hotels give you no warning about major renovations that are under way At present the hotel looks nothing like the website photos. The "lobby" is a small table wedged near the stairs. There is no lift on the ground floor which means carrying bags up several flights of stairs to get the one lift that... More 

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Makati, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Maria Luisa and myself checked in at Empress Hotel last Sept. 20-22, from Bangkok,Thailand. Vietnam was our last destination before coming back to Manila, Philippines. The room was spacious, very clean, with a complimentary bottle of water....the complimentary breakfast was good, too. we opted the Saigon breakfast and Ms. Helen Nguyen was very warm with us..she was very energetic serving... More 

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Ainslie ACT
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I used this hotel a few years ago and then it was just showing its age being decorated in a dark wood paneling style. The rooms were adequate and clean, had all the basic requirements for a great place to sleep and rest between shopping and touring. The rate AUD$35 included a basic breakfast of pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon, noodles,... More 

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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Hotel is nice and most of the staff is very friendly. But not everything in the hotel describtion was promised. We had only bad wifi nor no wifi. The Air Condition was so noisy and at 7 in the morning building operations started. We talked to the manager and he said the workers will start at 9 next morning....but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have to clarify but this is a very personal review. My situation is a bit complicated. I hold two passports, one of which is Vietnamese but I don't live there, therefore I do not have a local IC. Booked the room for my boyfriend via Agoda under my name with the indication that he would be staying. Occupancy was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel is good for solo traveller who spends most of the time out of hotel. Nice room but not spacious enough. There is no view. Staff is very friendly and helpful. If they offer you a breakfast as a part of your room charge, dont depend on this breakfast a lot. They only have 2 juice, white bread and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night here,expecting a bit of luxury to what we have been staying in around Vietnam.Unfortunately our stay was very disappointing and feel slightly cheated. I purposely booked this hotel as it advertises that it has a fitness centre.When we came to check in, it turns out there is not one,very very annoying. Our room was small and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed 3 nights 4 days in Empress hotel. Hotel location is good. Walking distance to the main market and super market. Rooms are very clean. Local breakfast was good. The staff was very helpful and friendly . Would recommend if your looking for budget hotel ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very clean freshly renovated rooms.Hotel still undergoing some renovations with minimal disruptions to guests.Location perfectly suited with supermarket nearby,great coffee shop right next to it and not that far from central district 1 and all the major attractions.Staff are very friendly and helpful always smiling.Would choose this hotel again and highly recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This property is freshly renovated (some minor renos still going on). The room wasn't very big but it was fresh and classy. The only thing we didn't like is that the window could not be opened to air the room out. The Saigon breakfast was tasty, better than the western. The staff was friendly and always smiling. Good location as... More 

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Address: 136 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Empress Hotel IMS Ho Chi Minh 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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