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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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I've been many places and many hotels. But this is first hotel to put a review I write on. This is two tumbs up hotel. The location is only 10-15 mins from both airport and downtown of HCMC. Staffs are very kind to gave me a warm welcome. They have shuttle service upon the prior request. Minimal selection of menu... More 

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

Dear Joshua H, Thank you for your great review. It was fascinating to learn that Alcove Hotel is the first one that you wrote a review. We have shared with our team members and truly felt motivated with your wonderful comments. It was good to learn that you also found your stay comfortable, and enjoyed the free breakfast in the... More 

Greece
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Perfect location smart well priced boutique hotel . Smart friendly staff great service and very clean. Want a point of difference sick of big chain hotels give it a try you will enjoy it . It's location is perfect for both Saigon and the airport . 😊

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

Dear AHHAEGINA, Thank you so much for the lovely comment on Tripadvisor. It is our pleasure to have you stayed with The Alcove. We are indeed a small boutique hotel – a very new hotel concept in Vietnam, and your comment is really an encouragement to us. It provides with all the comfort you need while travelling, great service and... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

After my flight in from NY, I craved a hot shower and a bed upon landing at HCMC. I selected because of its proximity to the airport and its complimentary transfer service to the airport. Upon arrival, there was on,y very cold water. I tried to sleep. Next morning, I complained and was promised hit water by the conclusion of... More 

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

Dear Keyflash77, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are deeply concerned by your recent stay experience and sincerely apologise for not meeting your expectations. We have recently changed our hot water system to the indirect one. However, some of our rooms are currently running the direct hot water system which is still with hot water, only that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Always enjoy staying here. This my second or third visit. It is an unusual place - quite quirky in its features. The staff are always very welcoming and helpful. Love the breakfast room at the top of the hotel - nice outlook. My room was a bit tired, but was very good value for money, so no real complaints. Would... More 

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

Dear Misterblobby15, Your review is really a huge encouragement for us to keep improving and providing our guests with extraordinary service. Thank you very much for being a loyal guest at The Alcove. It is our pleasure to have you stay at the hotel and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back in the near future. Yours... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Alcove has nice big rooms with a good bathroom attached. The bed was comfy, tv big and worked, the shower was cracking (although we did have hot water issues, ran hot then cold then hot...not major). The rooftop restaurant is very nicely done, breakfast is not your buffet style but more than adequate and most of it tasty. Word... More 

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

Dear llginger, Thank you choosing The Alcove Hotel as your accommodation during your stay in HCMC. We are glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. However, we are sorry to learn that you the shower was not working properly and the pancake was not good to your tastes. We appreciate your feedback and it has been passed to... More 

Darwin, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Beautiful hotel close to the airport. Friendly staff and a good restaurant. Hotel is small but lovely, rooms are the right size and the beds and pillows were the best we experienced in Vietnam. Would definitely stay again.

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

Dear Nadya K Thank you very much for staying with us and write such a lovely feedback. We are delighted that our dedication to providing excellent service and breakfast for a great start of the day has satisfied you. We hope you would choose us again on your next visit to Saigon. Kind regards, The Management Team More 

Astana, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The very cozy and silent and clean hotel. I liked of an unusual design of this hotel . Very helpful and friendly hotel staff. A delicious breakfast. Very close to airport. We were satisfied of everything . Recommend!

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

Dear Nadya K, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at The Alcove Hotel. We could not be more proud to hear such lovely feedback from you. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest regards, The Management Team More 

LONDON
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were really impressed with the staff and serenity of this hotel. It's very beautiful, very clean and has the absolute best breakfast of our holiday. We slept really well here as the beds were a dream! The inky downside is the location. It's around £2 taxi into town and closer to the AirPort than the city which was fine... More 

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

Dear fnatalie, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent experience at The Alcove Library Hotel. It is our pleasure that you had a great stay with us. Our hotel location is not in the center but close to the airport, so it is a perfect place for travelers who want to stay away from the busy... More 

New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The Alcove hotel is a great value if you are overnighting between flights, only 10mn from airport. A bit far from center otherwise, but overall a nice cheap stay. The rooms are a bit small but efficient. Service and food are good.

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

Dear ladyP1591, Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us as well as other travelers. Our hotel is indeed very close to the airport, and also very easy to get to other tourist attractions in the city center. Also we are glad that you enjoyed our facility and service. We hope to have the chance to welcome you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My friend and I stayed here for 5 nights in mid January. This was our third hotel stay in Vietnam and we were looking forward to what seemed to be a charming and stylish boutique hotel. Whilst some of these high expectations were met, there are definitely some things we would have changed. But I'll start with the positives. The... More 

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

Dear janecmelbourne, We really appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Alcove Hotel. First of all, thank you for your complimentary about our hotel design and the room feature. Our hotel is known for its unique design and especially the bed that many travelers had found it very comfortable. Most importantly, we are happy that you are satisfied... More 

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