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“Over priced and under whelmed!” 3 of 5 stars
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Golden Central Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   140 Ly Tu Trong Street | Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #115 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“Over priced and under whelmed!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The location near the market and the city views from the dining room on the 17 th floor are the best features of this hotel. The rooms are very small and musty. No opening windows and the air con wasn't doing a good job. The dining room had the great view, but the buffet breakfast was just awful on choice and taste! The pool will inevitably cool you down on a hot humid Ho Chi Minh day and this might just be enough reason to choose this hotel??

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lund, Sweden
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16 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at the Golden Central Hotel. The location is great, although it's not exactly located in the center of Saigon. The staff were really polite and helpful, although their English skills were not the best.

The pool is located on the top floor of the building and offers a great view over the city.

Breakfast is great and served on the top floor so you get a lovely start to your day.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel was in a great location 2 minutes from the markets and within a walk of all the city sites and shops etc. The staff were all friendly and helpful even at night as our two children were sick and we required extra bathroom supplies in the middle of the night which the reception sent up straight away. The concierge recommended the best directions when asked and gave us valuable information. The breakfast whilst not being the best we have had was plentiful and adequate and again the pool is not the best but quite adequate for cooling off. Meals in the restaurant were good all in all this is a good value city hotel.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the deluxe rooms as the standard are a bit small
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This hotel is situated perfectly, and the staff is very friendly. If I have to say something that could be better, the room was rather small, although we were there only sleeping instead of spending a lot of time. I recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights over Christmas. The location is perfect, you can walk to all the major sights in district 1 from here. Our room was fine, very clean but the biggest surprise was the bathroom- kitted out with the latest modern shower and bath which had lights, jacuzzi, 2 shower heads, steam and even a radio. The pool is very small, and strangely very cold! However, it's still good to have a quick dip at the end of a hot days sightseeing. The view from the rooftop pool is outstanding and lovely to watch the sunset from. The breakfast however was the biggest downside, the buffet was all cold with strange options such as spaghetti bolognese obviously left over from the night before. This didn't matter much though as we just ate at the market for next to nothing. It was very quiet and we slept very well so I think this hotel is good value for money in HCMC.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset UK
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A great location for the Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Good rooms, if a little cramped, and a nice rooftop pool and bar, with stunning views over the city.
A good breakfast buffet from the rooftop restaurant.
Very helpful staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This hotel is in a very good location and is 16 storeys high. The pool and breakfast area is on the 16th floor with panoramic views of the city. The rooms were a little on the small size, but had good views. The breakfast was very good with a vast choice. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Our shower was blocked and this was a real pain. Walking distance to the Market, Pizza and Ganesh Indian restaurant-fantastic.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 140 Ly Tu Trong Street | Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #115 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Central Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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