A friend living in HCM recommended this newly opened hotel. An extremely nice boutique hotel with an impressive courtyard and entrance. We had a complimentary pick up from the airport by the hotel car which definitely took out the stress of having to try and make your own way there. The hotel was only 10mins away from the airport. Location was great. Just off the main road from the airport to the city centre, the hotel is situated on a nice quaint street. It took us 10mins to get to the city centre as well. We had no issues getting taxis to the hotel and the taxi fare only costs a mere vnd60,000 (under 3usd). Breakfast was complimentary and there was a choice of local or western. The rooms were very comfortable and were comparable to some 5star rooms I have stayed in before. The restaurant had only just opened and the food was good. Staff were eager to please. There is no pool but we were out visiting the sights during the day so that did not mattered. This hotel is great for business travellers as well as those travellers who are looking for a unique place to stay. Great value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Alcove Library Hotel, an unrivaled boutique hotel experience in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. We opened our doors in July 2012 and are located just off Nguyen van Troi street, the main avenue connecting the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the city centre. This prime location offers great convenience to our guests, as the airport and the city are usually only 10 to 15 minutes away by taxi, depending on traffic conditions. Nestled in a charming and quiet neighbourhood street, The Alcove Library Hotel also offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, and yet represents a perfect base from which to explore the excitement of Saigon.In keeping with our name, The Alcove Library Hotel offers a sanctuary of deluxe accommodations, architectural elegance and timeless style. Our rooms feature supremely comfortable beds and pillows, over 70 channels on flat screen TVs, and a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of discerning and savvy travelers.Our hotel is meant to be enjoyed, experienced and rediscovered with each visit. We have an extensive library that offers a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books for guests to borrow during their stay with us. High-speed wireless Internet connectivity is also available free-of-charge in guestrooms and throughout public areas. Our concierge service can also help tailor a personal itinerary, offering recommendations on places to visit. Our restaurant on our fifth floor, the Roadhouse Saigon, aims to offer the best burgers and contemporary fare in town. Guests can eat in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy the outdoor terrace overlooking neighboring rooftops. At The Alcove, a new level of hospitality in Saigon awaits you, where smiles abound, the service is gracious, your needs are anticipated, and your comfort is our top priority. ... more less
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