We stayed five days in HCMC and had an excellent stay in this hotel.
First, we were given free airport pickup.We asked if they would give us this service for free even if we failed to book through their website and they granted it. I informed them that I was with a person with disability and would appreciate any assistance. And they gave it.
Second, the moment we checked-in, there was non-stop assistance from the staff. They helped us get tickets for shows-like the Soul of Vietnam and the Water Puppet. The tour staff even gave us pointers on how far the places we wanted to go to and how much the taxi would cost to reach the venue. Too bad for us, we failed to heed their advice and got into a wrong taxi who charged us triple or even quadruple the normal amount. Lesson: take Vinasun taxis and stay away from the others-especially those "waiting" outside tourist attractions.
Third, the staff-especially the bell boys---highly appreciate the services of these gallant gentlemen - who helped my PWD friend from getting down the stairs to pushing the wheelchair, to getting her into the taxis and hotel elevator. It was like automatic - when they saw us, they would immediately approach us and take over the wheelchair from me.
Four, the room was lovely. We did not really have any high expectations-being a 3 star hotel. but this definitely exceeded any expectations we had. We booked a junior suite even if we were just two so we would have enough room for the wheelchair. The room could actually fit 5 adults - as long as you dont mind fighting over who gets to use the bathroom. The jacuzzi in the bathroom was a hit for us-once we got to learn how to use it. We just had to laugh when it got turned on and suddenly a barrage of water suddenly "sprouted" out of nowhere hitting the walls of the bathroom.
Five, the breakfast was awesome. We would usually have late breakfast - around 830am. We would end when they started cleaning up for lunch. The food we ate would last us until dinner. they had so much variety. Of course, we focused on the Vietnamese food. =)
Six, love that they provided free wifi. Bigger hotels charge you but they did not.
Seven, location-location and location. Saigon square, ben than market, night market, park, restaurants, street food, money exchange etc-were super near. A few steps and your there. And for someone who is PWD, going to these places without the wheelchair and just using crutches, was definitely welcome.
Until we left, the staff were all smiles and kept our luggage until we left for the airport. They might not have given us free service to the airport-at least they gave us a discount on it.
Will definitely recommend this hotel. and given a chance to return to HCM-will book here again.
the only drawback was that I could not find the list of channels for their cable tv. I wanted to watch the NBA finals-did not know if they carried it or i just could not find the channel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Three Star Tan Hai Long Hotel & Spa. Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city, next to Ben Thanh market,closed Shopping and entertainment centers . ..8km from Tan Son Nhat International AirportTan Hai Long Hotel & Spa comprise 106 rooms and suites, Non-smoking floors and specially wooden floor for rooms and suites.All rooms and suites boast breathtaking nice view of city and Ben Thanh Market view. KL Spa is décor’s Asian contemporary with the quiet spaces and reach a highest of relaxed, with high - grade of therapy – PEVONIA product, professional and skillful staff. Emphasizing blend between nature and lives beside the color harmony of space, gives a feeling really peaceful of relaxation…Whether you are on business trip or on vacation in Ho Chi Minh city. The Tan Hai Long Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for you. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, Tingo, Despegar.com, HotelTravel.com, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Silverland Central - Tan Hai Long Hotel and Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Tan Hai Long Hotel Ho Chi Minh City