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The Alcove Library Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street | Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Ranked #57 of 354 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Breakdown - We stayed for 4D3N, booked through Agoda. PROS: - Tucked away from the busy streets, so it had a quiet atmosphere as it was amongst other Vietnamese houses in a neighbourhood, away from the noise of traffic and whatnot - Staff were friendly and did all they could to help our stay be that much nicer, including calling... More

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Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you so much for your interesting in The Alcove Library Hotel and also your valued comment. Thorough your list it is our pleasure to understand that you had a great experience with our accommodation and also facilities in The Alcove. We always try our best to create a best hospitality service in order to serve... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Though I only stayed one night for a transfer, I was quite pleased with this hotel. First, the location was quite convenient, it took 10 min from the airport by car and it costs only 3-4 dollars. Also near the hotel, there are some cafes and market, so if you need something, you can go out and buy it. Second,... More

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Dear Hannah, Thank you so much for your staying in The Alcove Library Hotel and also your valued comment. Thorough your list it is our pleasure to understand that you had a great experience with our accommodation and also facilities in The Alcove. We feel very happy to hear that and look forward to welcoming you again. Please let us... More

London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Started my holiday in vietnam with three nights in HCMC and stayed here. Walking into the lobby full of books is instantly calming, Lovely relaxing room, stylishly decorated, very friendly staff, delicious breakfast, nice rooftop bar with good wine - nice to relax with a book while getting over journey. Def try the creme brûlée!! Hotel is about 30 mins... More

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

Dear Sir or Madam, Let me take this opportunity to thank you for choosing the Alcove to please your demand with finest servicing. We are proud to welcome satisfied guest and look forward to seeing you again. If you need any assistance from the Alcove, it will be our pleasure to serve. Best regards, Management Team More

St. John's, NL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Alcove for one night before a flight the next day. It is a clean, comfortable hotel, quite close to the airport. The room isn't large but was nicely appointed. The breakfast, which was included, was very nice as well. Overall, the hotel has a great boutique feel. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. For the... More

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

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for you staying. Nothing more encouraging for The Alcove Library Hotel staff than to be recognized of the effort we spent to make our guest happy and satisfied. We highly appreciate your staying with us and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best... More

San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A great spot with excellent service, this hotel had a tasteful, boutique look. The hotel restaurant serves really excellent food, so we dined on pho every morning, and had a few jetlagged meals brought to our room by the friendly and helpful staff. The hotel is located closer to the airport and a short ways away from the bustle of... More

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Dear Erin, Thank you so much for your staying at the Alcove Library Hotel and also your valued comment for our services, accommodation and facilities. We are so glad to know that you are pleased with your stay and have well noted of your information of our wall paint. We are trying to innovate it as soon as possible. We... More

Nha Trang, Viet Nam
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

don't even consider this hotel unless you are married (or traveling alone). The Vietnamese prohibition against Vietnamese and foreigners "cohabiting" is strictly enforced! True, there is a rule/law in Vietnam about such things, but it is very rare to find a hotel that actually enforces it -- especially with a vigor. Your traveling companion my not even visit to see... More

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

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for your trust and staying at The Alcove Library Hotel. We are very sorry for your inconvenience. However, under Vietnamese law, a man who is not a Vietnamese citizen cannot share a room with a Vietnamese female citizen without proof of marriage to each other. Otherwise, a second room must be booked. Please sympathize... More

Singapre
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This hotel is a gem! I stayed for 3 days and am very pleased with this quintessential hotel. 1. Clean and comfortable 2. Great selection of reads/books 3. Very nice pillows and duvet 4. Prompt and good service 5. Excellent chillax rooftop bar 6. Good cable channels 7. Great wifi 8. Complimentary mini bar 9. Value for money

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

Dear Jessie, Thank you so much for your interesting in The Alcove Library Hotel and also your valued comment. Thorough your list it is our pleasure to understand that you had a great experience with our accommodation and also facilities in The Alcove. We always try our best to create a best hospitality service in order to serve guest perfectly.... More

Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Alcove Library Hotel for one night in February 2014. We stayed in a suite, which had a little kitchenette with a stove and microwave. We only stayed for one night, so did not use it, but for people considering a long stay, this could be a nice feature. The room was spacious and... More

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Dear Madam, Thank you so much for your interesting in The Alcove Library Hotel. According to your valued comments we understand that you and your husband had a great time staying with us although your recommendation is the bathroom needed a little updating and painting. We have well noted of this information and we are trying to innovate our accommodation... More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us during our 3 day stay. We loved the decor throughout the hotel and everything was spotlessly clean. It was very relaxing to have waiter service at breakfast after so many buffet breakfasts in other hotels on our travels through Vietnam and... More

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

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for choosing The Alcove Library Hotel. It's great to know you had a very comfortable end enjoyable stay last time. It is great to have your comments here. We will maintain and keep up our good service standard to serve you better for next stays. We are looking forward to welcome you back in... More

London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Phu Quoc and it was perfect. The service is great, it is in a great location for the Airport and the City, and the beds are so comfortable. The restaurant does it's job, although lacked a wide range of authentic Vietnamese food. I would recommend anyone to stay here if... More

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Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you very much for choosing The Alcove Library Hotel to accommodate yourself on your Phu Quoc trip. And great thanks for your wonderful comments here. We are very happy that you were enjoying to stay with us. The Alcove Library management & team will keep up and improve our services & facilities more and more... More

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Address: 133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street | Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alcove Library Hotel 4*
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#29 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City #38 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City #43 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
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Welcome to The Alcove Library Hotel, an unrivaled boutique hotel experience in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. We opened our doors in July 2012 and are located just off Nguyen van Troi street, the main avenue connecting the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the city centre. This prime location offers great convenience to our guests, as the airport and the city are usually only 10 to 15 minutes away by taxi, depending on traffic conditions. Nestled in a charming and quiet neighbourhood street, The Alcove Library Hotel also offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, and yet represents a perfect base from which to explore the excitement of Saigon.In keeping with our name, The Alcove Library Hotel offers a sanctuary of deluxe accommodations, architectural elegance and timeless style. Our rooms feature supremely comfortable beds and pillows, over 70 channels on flat screen TVs, and a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of discerning and savvy travelers.Our hotel is meant to be enjoyed, experienced and rediscovered with each visit. We have an extensive library that offers a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books for guests to borrow during their stay with us. High-speed wireless Internet connectivity is also available free-of-charge in guestrooms and throughout public areas. Our concierge service can also help tailor a personal itinerary, offering recommendations on places to visit. Our restaurant on our fifth floor, the Roadhouse Saigon, aims to offer the best burgers and contemporary fare in town. Guests can eat in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy the outdoor terrace overlooking neighboring rooftops. At The Alcove, a new level of hospitality in Saigon awaits you, where smiles abound, the service is gracious, your needs are anticipated, and your comfort is our top priority. ... more   less 
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