We first stayed two nights in room 203 which didn't have a window. This was strange at first but it turned out to be a bonus as it meant there was no traffic noise. The room was stylish, luxurious, clean, and the bed was soooooo comfy! Breakfast was varied and tasty and the staff were very helpful and friendly with excellent English. Just what we were looking for.
We enjoyed our stay so much we decided to leave our bag at the hotel and return for another night before we left Vietnam. However, this unfortunately was a mistake because they gave us room 406 which had a few issues. This room had a window which gave a nicer appearance but made it noisier. The room had a strange smell which may have been as a result of a blocked shower drain - which we found out when the water ran all over the bathroom floor! Also this room is directly below the balcony area where breakfast is served so there is a lot of transmitted noise in the morning.
This hotel is well placed for the airport but a bit out of the way for exploring town and a bit hard for taxis to find. Five minutes to airport (about 50,000 VND) and ten to fifteen into town centre.
- 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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