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The Alcove Library Hotel

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133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street | Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I stated here for our first couple of days in Vietnam. It was a really lovely hotel and the staff were very helpful. The interior design of the hotel was very good and clearly a lot of time has been spent getting the detail right. The room was very nice and the beds comfy. The only drawback... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night. Arriving late and flying out the next morning mate The Alcove Library a great choice for me. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and breakfast was great. Oh and the staff were lovely. Personally I wouldn't stay in this area for a holiday but it's perfect for business or for ease of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 4th trip to Vietnam. The Alcove is a great choice for the following reasons: First, it's clean, well kept and has a professionally trained staff. The rooms are comfortable. AC works well (a must in Saigon). Breakfast includes both Vietnamese and Western choices - and is excellent. The restaurant is on the top floor with a descent... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear pscline, We are pleased to read that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stays with us, especially for the breakfast. Your review will surely delight my chefs and my other team members, so thank you for taking the time to leave these words here with us. It is great that you enjoyed the coffee shops in the neighborhood. They are... More 

Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Alcove Library Hotel in April 2015 for two nights as the first stop of our Honeymoon in Vietnam. We were delighted to receive a free room upgrade and welcome cake, along with rose petals on the bed and swan-shaped towels. These little touches made us feel very special. There are cool pictures and quotes from authors... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lauren C, Congratulations on your wedding. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us. We have shared your feedback with my team, and we all feel very encouraged to know we have provided you with a memorable stay. Once again, thank you for recommending us to other travelers and we look... More 

Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decide to stay at this hotel because it's offer a good concept, "The Library". It was a small boutique hotel in HCMC with clean room, good breakfast, comfort bed and I like the Library concept where they're really take care in details. I had a good rest when stay here. I will definitely come back here on the next... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sumartok, Warm greetings from The Alcove Library Hotel. We would like to express my appreciation for your recent review. It brings me great pleasure to read that we were able to exceed your expectations and that you were well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience. Warm regards, The Management Team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were there for 2 nights for our 1 week honeymoon in Vietnam. HCM was our last pit stop before heading home. I must say it was a lovely and quiet place for honeymooners. The reception staff, Vivian and bell boy, Jake welcomed us warmly and were very friendly and helpful with our queries around town. The... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rheatoreque, Thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor, regarding your stay at The Alcove Library Hotel. We are so honored to read that you had an enjoyable honeymoon with us. We really appreciate the time and dedication it took you to write this very personalized messaged about our great team members. Recognition is very important to us... More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alcove definitely lived up to reviews we read. It is a fantastic little hotel with plenty of character and charm. The location for us was great as it was slightly out of the city which made it quieter at night compared to similar hotels in the city. Plus a cab from the center is only 60-80 Dong ($3-4). On... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adrian315, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. Your patronage and support is greatly appreciated and so is your feedback which is most welcomed and valued. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and service provided by our staff members. Regarding your comments about our shower, please rest assured that this has been... More 

Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location is a nice retreat after a day out on the town. It's a quaint location tucked down an alleyway. The high ceiling lobby makes me think of Mr. Higgin's lovely, library office out of the movie, My Fair Lady. The staff speak English well and are super helpful. King room was clean and beds are comfortable. Great air... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear D L, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your most recent stay with us. We were delighted to hear of your enjoyable stay with us, and especially enjoy our breakfast which also have been received many great comments from travelers. It was also great to read that you did experience Vietnam in a “local way”... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is what we expected, location away from the main tourist areas of Saigon, the room was a bit crowded with a double bed and a single bed, the bathroom was small but acceptable. The staff were helpful and friendly. The food at the restaurant was good, the terrace was great for breakfast in the morning. The area around... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lorne M, We would like to thank you for your comment on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit at The Alcove Hotel! We are delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your stay in our hotel, from the facilities to the service provided. Thank you for your patronage! We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon at... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at the start of our two and a half weeks in Saigon. This is a lovely boutique hotel, and offers great value. However, there is not a lot of interest in the immediate area for the first-time visitor to HCMC (this was our 4th trip). Taxis are plentiful and cheap in HCMC though, and it's... More 

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HotelAlcove, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Feetonforeignlands, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are very much pleased that you are satisfied with our facility and service. However, I regret that we could not offer you a window room on that day due to high occupancy. However, please rest assured that the... More 

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