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“So Happy We Found This Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Ma Maison Boutique Hotel
656/52 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street | Ward 11, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 0084, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #11 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Brampton, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“So Happy We Found This Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

As everyone has said before me this hotel was fabulous. It had been a home for this French family for 70 years and then they made it into a grand hotel. Huge bouquets of fresh flowers adorned the main floor. The garden was nice for breakfast or you could sit inside. All the furniture was of French design. Mr. Ha and the others couldn't have done enough for us. Everyone always had a smile and genuinely seemed to care. Because the motorbikes are so many the young man helped get to the restaurant. It was our first lesson in crossing a street with hundreds of bikes coming at you. There was lots of food and choices for breakfast. Hair blower, safe, tv, frig in our deluxe room.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed on our arrival from the UK. Rooms were just delightful with lovely little touches such as jars of crackers and sweets, amenities tray in bathroom and free coffee, tea and juices on request.
All the staff were just delightful and it was a lovely introduction to Vietnam.
The only downside was there is no lift and lots of stairs to climb with heavy bags and jet lagged legs!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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14 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Booked directly stayed here 5 nights with another couple for our 25th wedding anniversary.No issue getting a taxi from the airport to here, I showed the driver the map/address I printed off, yes its down an alley and the families living down there are extremely friendly. The property itself is amazing, away from district 1. We all opted for deluxe rooms and happy with did a little bigger.Brekki you have 3 options, we were lucky enough to have home made spring rolls and Pho for dinner amazing. If you require coffee, tea or juice it will be bought to your room.The coffee was the best we had during our 2 week stay in Vietnam. I can not thank John, Natasha and staff enough for there hospitality during our stay, assisting us in getting sim cards, the local bus (highly recommend)and John's maps with things to do see and eat. We were also very spoilt with flowers on our anniversary. If you do have difficulty with stairs ask for a lower floor when you book. Can not recommend this property enough, we will be back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The magic of this hotel stems from the graceful and dignified proprietor, Uncle Ha. It may be a little surprising to be asked on arrival where one is going on departure, but this is part of the warmth and intimacy of the hotel; it is as if one has arrived at the home of a close relation. Guests benefit from local intelligence and are guided, advised and protected - for example, they are accompanied through the neighbouring pedestrian alleyways to waiting taxis. The hotel is spotlessly clean, and rooms are smallish but well-appointed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I booked this hotel through Agoda after reading the positive reviews on Trip Advisor.
Having worked for the hospitality industry for over 15 years, this small charming hotel has got it right on so many fronts that would put the best 5-star chains second.
The owner, Uncle Haa is present each day during breakfast and the entire team seem to embody his temperament, patience, gentle nature and genuine concern and warmth towards their guests.
This lovely haven was a welcome respite from the noise and chaos of the city and I would definitely love to go back to Saigon, only if it were to stay at Ma Maison.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Beside the fact that it is located in a suspect alley, and off a shoddy street - everything was great! The staff there was amazing and very helpful, and the owner is a delight. They might also have some of the best pho for breakfast to boot.

If you don't mind taking a cab everywhere; then this is your place. If you prefer to be walking distance, or just to be able to walk anywhere - stay very far away from this place. Cach Mang Thang Tam is not a walking street at all, and while it is only 4km from district 1 with traffic you are still talking about a 20-40 min cab ride.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We cannot praise this lovely little boutique hotel/B&B highly enough!!

Although located a taxi (or bus) ride out of the centre in District 3 (in an alley just off Cach Mang Thang Tam St.) on the way to the airport, the hotel is quiet, beautifully kept and with all the bits you could possibly have forgotten (and more!) in any of the 12 exceedingly comfortable rooms. The service is second to none! As other reviewers have said - it is like being invited to stay in their home, as a valued friend.

We stayed here for several nights as we toured in and around HCMC. The owner and/or his relatives were always on-hand, warm, friendly and extremely helpful (including writing our destinations down in Vietnamese for us to help with directions etc). We were guided to the local bus-stop on our first excursion, and it was easy to manage after that. Tea/coffee/water/juice was always offered to us on returning (all included, often brought to our room) and the breakfasts are terrific - with local or Western options!

Definitely good value and booking directly with the hotel for the best deals - they can get busy in high season (only 12 rooms!).

We will definitely be going back next time we're in or passing through HCMC!!

Room Tip: Wifi drops off occasionally in higher floor rooms. There are only stairs available (rooms over 4 flo...
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  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 656/52 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street | Ward 11, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 0084, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short alley from the main Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Ma Maison Boutique Hotel caters to demanding clients of long-term expats and French art aficionados. Located in a local labor area where Vietnamese daily real life can be reflected in its most truthful way, this boutique house is brought out to be such an extraordinary in every possible way. Leaving behind the bustling daily routines, first impression would be like straying into a totally different world. Sensation of art, peacefulness and nature-friendliness may balance to fulfill its charming. Ma Maison features Provence style in which bright sunshine and decoration theme have been embraced to create a relaxed look in this guesthouse. Antique design, refinement and sumptuous materials combined with standard services and its harmony in decoration would make your stay a memorable experience. ... more   less 
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