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“good location, friendly staff, good value for money!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ngoc Linh Hotel
283 / 21 Pham Ngu Lao Street | Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #17 of 360 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“good location, friendly staff, good value for money!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in a triple room. I requested for them to pick us up at the airport since our arrival is past midnight. Once we arrived, the driver is already there waiting for us with my name.

The breakfast is simple but good. French bread, omelette, butter and jam, banana, juice and coffee.

They arranged our trip to cu chi tunnels via Delta Adventure Tours.

The room is very clean as well as the bathroom, it's just that the bath tub is a bit old. Everyday they clean the room, they replace the towels.

No hassle in checking in. You can sleep peacefully at night because it's quiet.

Just one thing, always be careful with your bags and cameras while walking along pham ngu lao or anywhere else, coz thieves are everywhere looking for their future victims.

All in all, Ngoclinh is a good place to stay, worth the money!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in the triple room. We arrived early in thev morning, about 7 am, and still got a room after an hour of waiting. The room with bathroom was very clean, has a/c and a fan. The hotel is located in a relatively silent and small road: no cars, less motobikes. Book here, you will like it.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is a great hotel. It has very attentive service and friendly staff, who will help you book tours or taxis to the airport, among other things. The rooms are clean and we didn't encounter any problems. Fresh towels and made bed every day. The breakfast is the same everyday (small omelette with a crusty Vietnamese bun, pineapple juice, coffee, tea and banana) but it is good. It is a very good value, right in the middle of the backpacker's district, close to everything. I would strongly recommend it!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

the hotel is clean and nice. Helpful and kind receptionist. The hotel is in a narrow road that grants silence during the night, but inside the amusement of pham ngu lao.ask for low floor if You have any problem with stairs. Recommended

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I simply cannot believe this hotel is supposedly ranked in the top 20 hotels in Ho Chi Min City!

Apart from the cold and indifferent staff attitude, the small rooms, the noisy construction during the day and the drunk guests slamming doors all night, the clincher was when we simply tried to request a taxi for the early morning trip to the train station.

The hotel refused to book this for us, as they wanted us to use their driver service for double the cost. Never in any of my stays around the worldhave i encountered such a ridiculous attitude.

In conclusion, for us our stay at this hotel has been utterly regrettable.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

That hotel is recommended for who want to find a clean room and helpful reception when u need something :)
The price for double bed was 18 usd and good 4 what u get! So take it without spend your time in pham ngu lao...

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We got to stay at the Ngoc Linh for 3 nights because the hotel we had originally made the reservation at was fully booked when we arrived. At least they immediately organised for us to stay here.

The location is very good. It's just off one of the main streets in a nice and relatively quiet side alley. At night it gets closed by a gate. The city centre, the bus station and the main city attractions are easily reached on foot from here. There are many eateries and restaurants nearby.

There are 5 floors and no lift, so if you can't or don't want to take many stairs you should make sure you get a room on one of the lower floors. Our room's windows gave way directly onto a wall. We didn't mind as we didn't spend much waking time in
the room anyway.The size is absolutely ok. There isn't much room to shelve or hang your things though if you are travelling with lots of clothes (which we weren't). Bathroom was decent, too. Hot water at all times, with sufficient presure for a nice shower. Everything was very clean. We had aircon as well as a ventilator but they make some noise, of course. I came prepared with good earplugs. It seems there a very few quiet aircons in Vietnam (or quiet things in general) and this was by no means the loudest A/C we had (that was in a 5star). Like in many places, they turn off electricity while you are out. This simply makes sense and the aircon was strong enough to cool the room down quickly once it was turned on again.
There's a fridge with a mini-bar in the room and also a big one with a good choice of beverages in the lobby. We found prices to be very reasonable. Free wifi is available in the rooms and it worked fine. Two computers in the lobby for guests if you need one.

The staff is very friendly and helpful and all those we got to talk to spoke pretty good English.The price for getting laundry done is very reasonable and the clothes actually did get really clean. That wasn't always the case. If you want your things ironed you must say so explicitly. Otherwise it's just washed.

Beakfast was included with fresh omelette, juice and baguette. Again, very much ok for the price.

On our way back we spent another day in Saigon and went back here. This time it was them who were fully booked and took us to another hotel. But then, our flight had been delayed by several hours so it got pretty late in the evening (after 10 p.m.) before we arrived. We had forgotten to call in advance and didn't have any reservation at all.So our own fault and not their's. But even so they took the time to call some hotels nearby to find something for us - very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 283 / 21 Pham Ngu Lao Street | Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 360 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NGOC LINH HOTEL is a new modern building with beautiful architecture, situated conveniently in the heart of Saigon, you are just minutes away from City Centre and just minutes away about anywhere in the City. With the staff is friendly and the rooms have basic amenities like air-conditioning and cable TV, Wifi Internet, mini fridge and private bathroom with cold/ hot water. Our room rate includes a public computer and breakfast each day. NGOC LINH HOTEL is a good choice if between trips to the Mekong Delta and onward travel to the north, as you can make your travel plans easily through the tour operators just outside on De Tham.NGOC LINH HOTEL is an alternative to a guest house or bed and breakfast. Our hotel is family owned and operated as a mini hotel. NGOC LINH HOTEL has many kind of room consisting of Single, Double, Twin and Triple rooms. At NGOCLINH hotel, our warm hospicality and friendly reception will make you feel right at home. ... more   less 
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