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Blue Diamond Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   48 - 50 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #92 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“A Freindly Blue Diamond Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

It is just 3 minutes walk to Benh Than market. The hotel is clean and the staffs are very helpful and polite. It has 9 floors but consider a small hotel which is a general size in HCMC.
There is not much choices for breakfast and the restaurant is small but good enough to serve it's guest.
The wifi is great in room and it's FOC.
The only lack of this hotel is it's spa & foot massage has not ready due to it was a new hotel.
I will stay in this hotel again next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

Blue Diamond is a newly opened hotel. It has an all white facade with a very clean and european lobby. The receptionists speak very good english. The staff are very efficient and charming. Our room was always clean, everything was working. The breakfast was very good. Its located a few meters from the famed Ben Than Market in District 1. All in all, I will stay here again when I visit Vietnam next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

It's our second visit in HCM and first time to stay here in Blue Diamond Hotel. Spacious and clean rooms and wide selection of breakfast. Friendly hotel staff. Location is at the center of HCM. Very near Ben Thanh and Night Market.
We just didnt like that we were forced to hand over our passports during our stay. It was mandatory according to the hotel staff. Maybe because they don't require credit card guaranty.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

Sandwiched between the Kingston and Lan Lan 2 and adjoining the Kelly, with the A & Em, Hong Vey, Ava, M2M and Lan Lan on the opposite side of the Street is the Blue Diamond, a near new and very clean Hotel. Even though our room was as the front of the Hotel, there was no noticeable noise from the street, and you could even open the windows if you so wished. The hotel is within easy walking distance (200-400m) of attractions such as the Ben Thanh Markets, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon Centre and the Saigon River. Staff is generally English speaking or very understanding of what you require, providing directions to local landmarks and booking tours (Mekong Delta) and local shows (Water Puppets) with minimal mark-up. The Vietnamese buffet breakfast may not be to everybody's taste but is plentiful. They also make reasonable efforts at western breakfasts on request. Vietnamese coffee though is an acquired taste; ask for expresso or Lipton’s Tea instead. Did not appear to have a large western clientele but this may be because it is rather new to the market. We were so impressed by the Blue Diamond we even tried to book back in there three weeks later when we returned to Saigon but no room was available.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

We literally stumbled across the brand new Blue Diamond Hotel and had a lovely clean room for 4 nights for our family of 4. We truly enjoyed the days in the cool hotel at a price only marginally higher than what we had offered for a dirty worn down room in the back packer quarter a mile away.
The room was cleaned on most days (we stayed during TET) and the staff was friendly and very helpful and did their best to serve us. The breakfast was primarily Asian oriented but the small cafe at the opposite side of the road on the corner served the most delicious mango smoothies - so never mind the noodles for breakfast. We will definitely recommend the Blue Diamond Hotel - also for its central yet quiet location.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

A new and clean boutique hotel located near the ben thanh market. There isn't wide breakfast buffet spread, but it was sufficient. The service provided at the cafe is prompt and the servers replenishes the food quickly. Employees at the front desk were generally polite and could speak simple english. The service provided by the bellboys was good. For example, one of them took the initiative to show us the direction. For females who are looking out for cheap manicure and pedicure, a hair salon located just two doors away from the hotel provides such service.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

we stayed at blue diamond for 3 nights after flying in from the UK to start our 3 week trip in Vietnam and booked in advance to get a good rate ( ~$55/night deluxe room) through hotels combined. The staff at the front desk were lovely and check in was smooth. The doormen were very helpful and polite and helped us with our bags. The room was spotlessly clean, with a nice amount of space. Glad we took a deluxe room as i saw into the superior rooms while they were being cleaned and though they also looked nice, there was only a foot or so space at the end of the bed and we enjoyed spreading out in our deluxe room. Room was very quiet and the bed very comfy so perfect for sleeping well after a long flight. The aircon worked great. The bathroom was also nice though the bath was missing a shower curtain and my boyfriend had to stoop slightly to fit under the shower head (he's 5' 10). Also, the towels were quite small, more like the British 'bath towel' size rather than 'bath sheet' size that you'd expect in swanky western hotels. I think we were the only westerners staying at the hotel and the breakfast (as well as the bathroom) was quite Asian oriented with pork pho or stir fried noodle dishes available. The continental style items available were baguette style bread with butter, soft cheese triangles, peanut butter, or pineapple jam. There were also hard boiled eggs and unappetizing looking sausages. No cereals but there was fresh watermelon or papaya available. As is the norm here, the orange juice was more like sweet orange squash/cordial than fresh orange juice and the coffee was pretty grim. There's also two computers with free internet in the breakfast room which we only noticed on the second day.

A few problems during our stay. The toilet blocked, but we told staff as we left for dinner and it was fixed when we returned. One evening there was no hot water and we assumed that it maybe had run out, but there was also none the next morning when we'd got up early for a mekong tour so two cold showers in a row was quite frustrating. However, as soon as we reported this to the front desk they sent a doorman up with a spanner and he seemed to magically fix the problem! We did report that the hairdryer in the room didn't work on the first night and that was never fixed, though in fairness we never mentioned it again as we had brought our own. Also there were no prices for minibar items and we had to ask reception for these. Our room wasn't provided with a 'do not disturb' sign so we were woken by a cleaner knocking on the door on one morning. we later noticed that other rooms did have do not disturb signs.

Though were weren't too enthusiastic about the breakfast and had a few problems with the room, none of these were major and were generally sorted out quickly when we told the staff. We did enjoy our stay here, it's a great central location just round the corner from the reunification palace and a stone's throw from Ben than market, and the girls at reception were very nice and helpful, booking taxis, tables for us at restaurants and so on.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 48 - 50 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Diamond Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover all that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer with Blue Diamond Hotel as a base. This 3-star property offers 84 well-furnished rooms and attentive service. Each guestroom is tastefully appointed with air conditioning, bathrobes, desk, hair dryer, in room safe, television. This Ho Chi Minh City accommodation features on-site facilities such as room service 24hr, elevator, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities, restaurant, safety deposit boxes. Hotel's guests can experience on-site latest leisure and sports facilities such as massage. With elegant facilities and hospitality, guests at this hotel will surely have an impressive stay. Make your reservation at the Blue Diamond Hotel Ho Chi Minh City now by selecting your chosen dates of stay and submitting our secure online booking form. ... more   less 
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