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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 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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Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed three nights in July for our girlie get-away. The first pleasant surprise was our friendly pick-up at the airport. The second was that the hotel was really close to the airport-15 mins. The third was the ornate gate and quaint black & white decor of the hotel. Staff was very helpful with restaurant reservations and even surprised my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a short one night stay at the Alcove Library Hotel before an early flight out of Saigon, but we loved this cute place so much! The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating, and they even sent a breakfast to go with us at 4 am. The restaurant was also excellent. Cutest hotel and friendliest staff!

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A boutique hotel in a quiet area between the airport and Central Saigon. Stunning Foyer, fabulous breakfast. Rooms clean, bathrooms a bit outdated. Well priced would definitely recommend the hotel, value for money.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful staff, always a nod and a smile. Pillows are top quality, comfortable bed. Nice roof top restaurant. We were craving for instant noodles one morning so we asked the waitress, she asked the chef... and the cooks gave us their lunch :-) If you leave for the airport early in the morning, they will prepare your To Go breakfast

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

Dear AfricaFiChau, 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 you enjoyed our facilities, especially our bed quality, and our great service. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warm regards, The Management Team More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The alcove Library is very close to the airport so transfers are quick. However it is a ten minute plus taxi ride into the centre of HCMC which might not suit everyone. The small top floor restaurant offers reasonable food and a free breakfast. Choice is quite limited. For me the downside was the size of the rooms. They are... More 

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

Dear sdenttasker, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Alcove Library Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed our charming service, and the unique design of the hotel. Regarding the room, we have different room categories with different size, and with choice of city-view window. We can always arrange room based on... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ALH was a bit of a surprise. It is definitely what I would call a boutique hotel in that it has a limited number of rooms and is on a small side street. However, it is very nicely equipped. The rooms are well appointed and have all the amenities. There is also a small but nice bar/restaurant with a... More 

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

Dear davidaS9411FI, Thank you for your lovely words regarding The Alcove Hotel. We’re delighted that our room and service experience left such a positive impression on you. Once again, thank you for recommending us to other travelers on Tripadvisor community. We look forward to welcoming you again the near future. Best regards, The Management Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I loved the theme of the hotel and the books are a great way to waste some time. The staff were very helpful, often helping us organising logistics to and from our tours. My only concern is that the website said they had a shuttle bus from the hotel and I organised a pick through email for... More 

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

Dear Isis375, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Alcove Library Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed our library with its book collection, especially with our helpful service. For the airport service, we indeed offer private airport service. We are sorry that it has caused confusion to you. We hope that... More 

Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is well maintained and very stylish. We enjoyed our stay because of the staff, who were all very helpful and always happy. I am also in the hospitality industry so my standard is quite high - and this hotel exceeds my expectations. The only drawback is the location as it is not central - but taxi is cheap... More 

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

Dear psyche76, We are extremely pleased to read that you had a superb stay with us at the The Alcove Library Hotel, and that the service received from our staff greatly contributed to your wonderful experience. Glad to hear that our hotel has exceeded your expectations. Our location is indeed very convenient to get to other places, and our front... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minimal frills, except a cocktail at the restaurant and the decorations and amenities that bring it a notch above the $30 Vietnanese bare bones hotel. Uber will have a hard time finding this place so use the hotel to call a taxi. Front desk is 1 person, so expect delays when checking in. Breakfast Pho was decent, though I've had... More 

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

Dear Tuxedomack, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Alcove Library Hotel. We are saddened to learn that parts of your stay were not up to your expectation. We have taken notes of your comments, and please rest assured that these will be followed up by our management team.... More 

Province of Rome, Italy
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has its own characters and with the simple bookshelves right up to the ceiling add to its charm. It takes around 10 minutes to go to the center by taxi and it is rather cheap..we stayed in the room where every morning i could hear the birds chirping happily not the noise of the traffic...(i'm a morning person).

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

Dear Hariati S, 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 you enjoyed our unique features, i.e the timeless design, and quietness of the neighborhood. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience. Warm regards, The Management Team More 

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