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Cat Huy Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   353 / 28 Pham Ngu Lao | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #21 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“A good choice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed in the hotel for three days two nights before the start of a bike trip. We found the room clean and well maintained, with good bedding and AC, and a well stocked minibar. The hotel is down an alley which makes it a little tricky to find but the location is great. We walked around the city to various attractions and places to eat (though our favorite was an alley 'restaurant' with locals and no English). My only caution would be about the stairs. Our room was on the 4th floor, no elevator. Not a deterrent for us at all.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Yes this hotel is down an ally, but it should be noted that this ally also provides access to many shops and homes and also is transformed into a market place in the morning. As such, the ally access to the hotel is safe and has the added bonus of lessening the traffic noise, meaning peaceful sleeps. The rooms were large and the breakfasts were great. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We have been travelling through Asia for 4 weeks and this was one of the best places we have stayed at.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I spent most of my time in this room while in Ho Chi Minh City. Suffering from a parasite I wanted no more than to lay in a big clean bed, air conditioned room, watch television and have access to a clean and modern bathroom. Cat Huy provided all of that. The location is easy to navigate to from the bus station, I can't say much about the location to other places of interest since I rarely left hotel.

The staff is helpful and friendly and the included breakfast was good and the iced coffee was great.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The receptionist speaks English fluently, and dealt with the emergency really well.
Pho bo(rice noodle with beef) as breakfast was the best among those I had in Vietnam.
The room was clean and hair dryer in there was really useful.
The road to Cat Huy is little bit narrow, but you will love it when it turns out to be a traditional local market in the morning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Nice stay in Ho Chi Minh, good choice. Hotel staffs were very polite and helpful at recommending day activities, restaurants, arrange tour. Our room was not very large but nice, clean. Location was another good point, in walking distance of many attraction, just a few steps you can find local shop selling souvenir, handmade stuffs. Really value for money, highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Don't be put off by the lane way this hotel is located in. In the morning it is transformed into a local market that offers a glimspe into vietnamese city life aswell as providing you with some good photo ops'.
The fact that there isn't a lift wasn't such a big deal for us because we were only on the 4th floor and the staff carried our luggage up and down for us. We found them to be very helpful, especially the young man who slept in reception on new years eve as he had locked the front doors for security reasons and waited up for guests ariving back a the hotel throughout the night. The only small let down was that the breakfast wasn't as god as we have had in other hotels during our time in vietnam.
I would recommend this hotel for budget travellers wanting a little bit of luxury.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed her for 3 nights after reading the positive views on TA but were quite disappointed overall!

PROS:
Our room was relatively large and clean. There was a/c and TV and free Internet
It is close to the backpacker haven of Pham Ngu Lao so there was food and drinks nearby. That's about it.

CONS:
There is no safe in the room.
The remote it our a/c did not work (we had to get them to replace the batteries); the lit in the bathroom was broken (we had to ask them twice to come and fix it).
The two sets of towels we were given in the room were thin and threadbare, and extremely small! They were more like hand towels than bath towels. Reception refused to replace them or give us new ones. Every day, the towels had strange marks and stains on them. Quite disgusting.
We only had two small bottles of water for our entire stay (not replaced each day). A nuisance after walking around in sweltering heat all day, climbing six flights of stairs and having nothing to drink!
We ran out of soap and shampoo, and has to remind them twice to replace it (they didn't replace them during housekeeping).
We had to lug our own suitcases and our weary bodies up SIX flights of stairs every day as there was no lift. Our request to be moved to a lower floor was met with an unconvincing "sorry, fully booked" (highly unlikely as we did not meet a single other guest throughout out stay there!)
We went for breakfast at around 9.30am and 9.50am on two days (it ends at 10am) and both times we were told that they had stopped serving food. Don't bother paying for breakfast here, you are better off going to one of the stalls on the street.
Tour buses will refuse to pick you up from the hotel as it is located down a dark and dingy alleyway past a row of homes and they have no way of getting to it. Walking down this alley at night isn't a very good feeling; definitely not recommended for solo female travelers.

In other words, it's cheap, but you get what you're paying for.

Stayed December 2012
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Address: 353 / 28 Pham Ngu Lao | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cat Huy Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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