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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Alcove is a decent hotel with an enjoyable 'literary' decor. The service is of a good standard and the wifi is free and works well. My room was smallish but comfortable although there was some noise from the street and corridor during the night. The main downside is the location which is in a rather dull area with little... More 

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

Dear houndtang, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Alcove Library Hotel. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and especially our helpful service. Our hotel is located in a very quiet neighborhood, and would be an ideal spot for anyone who wants to stay from the hustle and bustle of HCMC.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Staying here as I type as a one night stop over before flying to Da Nang. Traveling as a Couple from Melbourne, had a large day of travelling 15+ hours, so we were pretty cranky upon landing. Arrived at the airport around 9pm to Peter that greeted us with a smile. Peter was a lovely bloke, very good English and... More 

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

Dear Buckets09, Greetings from The Alcove Libray Hotel. We take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write your generous and terrific comments. Indeed our unique features are comfortable sleep, and personalized service. Our bed is high standard quality, and all our members always strive to make guests stay memorable. It is rewarding to us that our... More 

Dong Hoi, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I stayed here for one night and had quite a good experience. It's got that bow-teek feel with the books and brown-on-white motif, but that's okay. Clean, well-maintained. A Korean venture. Staff was quite pleasant. Restaurant upstairs was perfectly functional, rooms were spacious and relatively quiet. On a side street, so not so intimidating as other places in HCM, but... More 

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

Dear GhostOfDeTham, Greetings from The Alcove Library Hotel! Thank you very much for your kind words about our property! We truly appreciate your feedback and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor community. It is also rewarding to learn that the local map has been useful to our guests. Once again, thank you for recommending us to other... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We missed the vibe in this kind of modern hotel. The rooftop and breakfast were nice. Except from the concierge we didn't find the staff very friendly. The hotel is not exactly in the same condition as in the pictures. Price quality is ok. The location is really not that good. You need a taxi to get around.

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

Dear Chabbele, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share us your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed our rooftop restaurant, and especially the breakfast. However, it is with sincere regret to learn that overall your stay at Alcove Library Hotel did not meet your expectation. At Alcove, we always strive the excellent service and take serious note... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very nice building nested in a quiet street very conveniently located. Great staff, always willing to help. The decoration is very nice and books are everywhere available for fans of reading. The roof bar is very nice but could be better utilized

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

Dear Cyrille D, Thank you very much for your kind words about our property! We truly appreciate your feedback and taking the time to share this with us. It is always rewarding to hear that our valued guests enjoy their stay and especially our unique design. We are pleased that our rooftop bar is recognized and appreciated. We look forward... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I stayed here for 5 days , the room was very clean and the breakfast at the roof top restaurant was delicious. The staff are very friendly and they spread positive vibes in the place. Each night the hotel staff left me a good night letter with a funny short story ! In addition the staff have a good knowledge... More 

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

Dear Soltanov-h, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Alcove Library Hotel and for taking the time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great stay and enjoyed the service you received from our staff. At Alcove, we provide turndown service with bed-time story and we are glad that you... More 

London
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On arrival we were happy to hear that we had been given a free upgrade. The lobby area is really lovely, just like the photos! Our room was large and had a kitchenette. Given that we were only staying the one night we didn't need it but it was a really nice, clean, spacious room. Really clean too with nice... More 

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

Dear LondonGeorgia, Thank you so much for your wonderful review following your recent stay at The Alcove Library Hotel. I am delighted to read that you our facilities and service had met your expectation. We always aim to provide the best possible experience and the pleasure is ours whenever we see our guests happy; we are glad that we have... More 

Kuantan, Malaysia
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very helpful & welcoming staff, cozy & clean environment. The Bookmark cafe at 5th floor can cook very delicious food and this really surprise me as usually affordable hotel like this seldom come with good food except for Alcove. Overall, is very nice!

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

Dear JanetKokST, Thank you for taking the time to post your terrific feedback of your recent stay with us at The Alcove Library Hotel. Your kind remarks regarding our Bookmark restaurant are greatly appreciated and will be passed on to the team. It is with great pleasure to read that you had a most pleasant stay with us and we... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I stayed the alcove hotel overnight between flights. The staff organised airport transfer beforehand and had a very polite staff member waiting at the airport for me to arrive, even when my plane was delayed. On arrival to the hotel all staff members were extremely friendly and made a quick check in so I could get up to my room... More 

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

Dear RosieHi3, Warmest greetings from The Alcove Library Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to post your valuable feedback and recommending us to other travelers. We are delighted to know that you were more than pleased with your recent stay. Your kind comments regarding our gracious staff and our restaurant's excellent food will be shared with our team accordingly.... More 

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