We picked Ruby River Hotel because of its location in Saigon, and were not disappointed on that front. The staff were all very helpful with directions to various places of interest and spoke very good English. The room was very well equipped and had excellent soundproofing glazing, a bonus in a busy, noisy city like Saigon. There is a shortage of restaurants in the immediate vicinity but there are plenty of higher end restaurants within a 15 min. walk. In the opposite direction, about 15-20 min. walk, there are plenty of very good Eastern And Western eateries in the so called "backpackers" area which offer a very good choice of food at very good prices.
The main negative for us with the Ruby River Hotel was the breakfast which was very much geared to the Eastern palate, for example, Rice gruel and Pigs tail with red beans. The western options were there but very limited.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether in Ho Chi Minh City for business or leisure, Ruby River Hotel in downtown Saigon is your home away from home. Located within walking distance of District 1's main attractions, this boutique hotel features spacious rooms, and elegant restaurant, friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. Conveniently located in central Saigon's Ben Thanh and Dong Khoi areas, Ruby River Hotel provides graceful, air conditioned rooms with en suite bathroom and free WiFi. The hotel features a restaurant and a tour desk. Popular HCMC attractions are located nearby. Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Opera House, and the War Remnants Museum are all a quick five minute drive away. Tan San Nhat International Airport is just 30 minutes by taxi. ... more less
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