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The Alcove Library Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street | Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #51 of 360 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Shanghai, China
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“Very satisfied”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The hotel is what you wish for. I has a unique stile and not at all like other hotel branches like Sheraton, Scandic, Clarion etc. It has a personal style and you feel you are at home. I can really recommend it and the breakfast and the restaurant has very good breakfast. I can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear valued guest,
We cannot say thank you enough for all of your lovely comments! We truly appreciate your staying with us and your recommendation to your friends. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back sometime in the very near future.
Yours sincerely,
The Alcove Management Team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This hotel has first of all, a great style. Its really nicely decorated and the rooms are very beautifull. But thats not all. when we were there i couldnt stop talking about the quality of both the matress and the bed sheets. I just never experienced anything like it and was just wishing i could "zap" the whole bed into my own bedroom. The breakfast was great on the rooftop bar or in bed, and the staff was super friendly and professional, though in a relaxed way. I would highly recommend this hotel even if you think the location is a bit out the centre its all worth it i promise

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear Stefanie,
Thank you for talking time to share your impressions. Nothing more encouraging for The Alcove Library Hotel staff than to be recognized of the effort we spent to make our guest happy and satisfied.
We highly appreciate your staying with us and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully, we will have the chance to welcome you, your family and your friend soon.
Yours sincerely,
The Alcove Management Team
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This was such a nice hotel, incredibly helpful bright staff and beautiful modern, classy, well decorated, spotlessly clean rooms. Lovely bathrooms. The rooftop restaurant / bar was great with a great view of the city. We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed here toward the end of our trip and the chic, quiet calmness of this hotel was just what we needed. The only thing I would have changed is they have white material (perspex?) on the windows (maybe it's ugly outside?), and I always like to look outside, no matter what is there, it would have been nice if we had the option to draw that material aside (like a blind). Otherwise thumbs up all the way.

Room Tip: As far as we could tell all the rooms where really nice
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear valued guest,
Many thanks for your sincere feedback and share your impressions. We thank you for alerting us with your concerns and suggestion about windows. We are now step by step to deliver at a high standard of service and guest’s satisfaction. We truly hope to have the chance to welcome you back sometime in the not so distant future.
Yours sincerely,
The Alcove Management Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

It was second time to stay the alcove for my business. I was impressed by staff kindness and wecomimg me well. My working area is dist 1 and around air port. The hotel location is best for me to come there. They upgrade breakfast quality and provide me free pick up service. (So lucky to get seevice) very silent and peaceful hotel. Thank you for your service.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Hosea,
We are glad that you felt happy and shared a memorable experience during your stay at The Alcove Library Hotel. It’s been our aim to serve our guest well with a warm and difference welcome. Our associates are always ready to assist your needs, so do not hesitate to just let us know.
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back at The Alcove Library Hotel.
Yours sincerely,
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The hotel in a rapidly developing Ho Chi Minh City competes with a crop of new places opening in more central and, in short, better locations. This hotel is down a side street and a headache for taxi drivers to find.
In short, with a less than great location it needs to raise its game a bit. The breakfast in particular was pretty poor, with the bread served on the buffet toasted to a crisp. However, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the high point of the place. Despite an impressive bookcase when you enter the lobby giving an artificially grand feel it was not somewhere I could really recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AlcoveHotel, Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Henri and Melissa,
Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience in our hotel. We would like to apologize for your less expectation on our service. As usual, our hotel is easily found by taxi driver because its location is on the way from airport to downtown. But in some cases not many, taxi drivers will take the guest’s time to go around.
The Alcove Library Hotel is continuously improving our level of service, especially our breakfast. Your information you have given will help us to make the hotel even better.
One again, many thanks for your sincere feedback and we truly hope to have the chance to welcome both of you back and let you see our improvement.
Yours sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I've been this hotel two times when my friend come to vietnam. I stay one night over there with my friend from 17th of JAN to 18th. It is small unique and butique hotel in hochimin city near airport. It takes only 10 minutes from hotel to airport and also takes only 10 minutes from hotel to distric1(down town). The hotel location is just middle of city between airport and down town which is i like most. Hotel staffs are really kind and well trained so you can expect high quality servie. When you check in you may see small but beautiful garden and also luxury library in the loby. When you get into your room, you will have welcomming drinking and fruits from hotel manager. If you go to the restaurant at the top of the hotel, you can see beautiful scenery specially at night. Because It is 10 ~ 15 minutes away from down town, at might time the hotel is very calm and peaceful. You may have a romantic time at garden or rooftop restaurant drinking beer. There's many hotel in hochimin which is 5 star hotel with high price but I strongly recomend this hotel as 3 star butique hotel with reanable price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Very convenient location from airport and also from the city center.
This hotel was amazing in every aspect and reasonable price. I especially enjoyed cozy garden at ground floor. Also I really enjoyed hamburger at Roadhouse, the restaurant on the 5th floor.
I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here for my next trip to Vietnam.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street | Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #51 of 360 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alcove Library Hotel 4*
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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