We stayed for three nights whilst exploring HCMC, made all the easier by the great central location, basically within walking distance of many sights and eateries.
Our room was very clean, not all that big but adequate, with a balcony looking out over the front of the hotel with a decent view of parts of the skyline. Our balcony (and most of the others) also have the air-con outside units on, so a bit of noise comes in from those overnight, though not too loud.
The breakfast at the hotel was lovely, served on the ground floor partly outside in a space that later in the day seems to be used for storing bikes. Nonetheless, the breakfast is tasty with a good choice available.
The hotel is down an alley which is a real slice of HCMC life - containing some shops, a couple of cafes, street stalls, motorbike shops, etc. One downside to this is that most days the cafe immediately opposite the hotel starts music playing out pretty loud from 6am-ish. One morning we had techno music, another morning cheesy 80's euro-pop. Still, it's all authentic I suppose!
The staff at the hotel were all friendly and helpful.
One thing that did seem expensive was the pre-paid airport transfer - basically you have the choice of pre-paying or not. Even if you pre-pay, the hotel porter walks outside with you and flags down a passing Mai Linh taxi and puts the journey on the hotel account. Our taxi driver left the meter running by chance and a quick calculation shows the pre-paid rate is quite a lot more than just taking the price on the meter.
PS. I can highly recommend the bakery a few doors down on Le Loi
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