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“Convenient & Comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
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Somerset Chancellor Court
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 - 23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #87 of 371 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“Convenient & Comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited Saigon from 17-21 February 2013, we had a great stay a Somerset Chancellor Court. The location was perfect as it was close to all the places of interest. Will recommend to others who visit Saigon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Myself, wife and 2 teenage daughters stayed in a 2 bedroom appartment for 5 days over New Year 2012. The location was excellent with most attractions being a short taxi ride from the hotel.
The hotel suite was spacious with the most comfortable beds we had in our entire holiday of 16 days in Vietnam. With 2 teenage daughters we appreciated the 2 bathrooms, full kitchen and spacious Lounge area. Furniture was modern with decor being pleasant. We also appreciated the convenience store on the Ground floor to by provisions including French wine at reasonable prices. The breakfast at the attached coffee shop was just OK and more variety would have been appreciated but the staff were friendly and hepful and we discovered a local restaurant a few doors to the Left as you exit the Hotel that serve a delicious Pho in the mornings.
The pool area behind the hotel was great to sunbathe and the girls used the Gym which they also enjoyed. WiFi reception was consistantly good.
We would definately stay here again when we visit Ho Chi Minh City.

Room Tip: Whilst we were on the 4th Floor and there was a bit of road noise it wasn't a problem for us. If...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

1st time in HCMC. Relieved to find a peaceful place to rest. Close to many food outlets across the road. 10-15 minutes walk to shopping malls & Opera House area. Breakfast at Highland Coffee was of limited choice. Very helpful staffs who provided directions & made tour bookings etc.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the road may be noisy as motorists like to honk while driving.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dongara, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights with 2 of our teenage children. Good location. Close to great restaurants and attractions. Lovely staff, very helpful. Great to have room to spread out. Only down side was breakfast- only ok. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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london
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32 hotel reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of the year for a city break.
Positives:
good location, 15 minute stroll in to the centre near Opera/Post Office or 3 minute cab ride; walking distance from both museums; easy to get to from the airport (around US$10-12). We were in a 2 bedroom appartment overlooking the front and side of the building with 2 large balconies. Noise was not a problem with the windows closed. The accomodation was spacious, beds were comfortable. Bathrooms were a bit outdated but clean and functional. Service was friendly and efficient. Convenient supermarket downstairs.
Negatives: 2nd bedroom poorly furnished - no mirror, waste paper basket, dressing table or chest of drawers. No teatowels or cloths in the kitchen to dry dishes/clean spills.
Beware - if you are planning to pay cash for your stay, they will take your credit card details for a guarantee (which is acceptable and expected) but then will charge your card for the full amount without necessarily telling you unless you specifically ask them, It then takes them up to 2 full weeks to refund your card. This was a bit of a dampner on the stay which otherwise was pleasant enough and good value for money.

Room Tip: do book on their website rather than via price comparison sites - more likely to get a better rate.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bend Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our family of 3 adult women, my husband and myself recently stayed in a 2-bedroom apartment at the Chancellor Somerset in Saigon. The apartment was about 1,300 sq. ft. and easily accomodated a rollaway in the living room. There were 1 and 1/2 baths and a washer/dryer. Breakfast of fruit, cereal, and made-to-order eggs was served in the cafe downstairs. The fitness facility was amazing as was the large swimming pool. It was hot in Saigon, so the pool was a welcome respite in the afternoon. Although it's located in District 1, it is a bit far out, but taxis are cheap and we walked several times.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

The 2 bedroom unit (# 601) was clean, utilitarian and spacious. Almost everything works. Except for (1) the JVC mini hifi set; and (2) an exposed plastic pipe in the micro mini 2nd toilet. The CD player skipped. Not slipping on a simple plastic box to conceal a pipe shows lack of attention to details.

This disinterest in details (at several group properties) seems telling about declining standards within Ascott.

The Front Desk receptionists were ultra efficient.

Although Somerset is branded a notch below, this beats the Makati Ascott in term of cleanliness.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dieu Dong L, Manager at Somerset Chancellor Court, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Gtan,

Thanks a lot for the feedback.

We are very sorry for the CD working not properly. We have addressed and checked and verified the issue. It is rectified.

Thanks for your positive feedback on the service effecient from our staff, we will share your feedback to our staff. Many thanks.


Best Regards,


Luong Dieu Dong

Asst, Residence Manager.
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Address: 21 - 23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#39 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Somerset Chancellor Court 4*
Number of rooms: 172
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These spacious and elegant Ho Chi Minh City serviced apartments offer you the opportunity to experience Ho Chi Minh City while indulging in the pleasures of personalised services and facilities. Enjoy the bustling Asian city lifestyle or stroll at your leisure to the beautiful botanic gardens just moments from the residence. Ideal corporate housing for the executive on project assignment or relocation, the newly renovated residence is in the heart of the business district (District 1). Whether travelling for business, leisure or relocation, the Somerset Chancellor Court provides an elegant city retreat designed for executives and international families. ... more   less 
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