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“Great location, okay pricing, pretty all right” 3 of 5 stars
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261 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   |  
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Ranked #261 of 383 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Singapore, Singapore
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location, okay pricing, pretty all right”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Stayed here with my dad for two nights and its really in a very good location, with the travel companies and bus operators just next door so it's easy and convenient to book bus tickets and board the buses.

Reception staff all spoke English, though it may take a few gestures and simplistic explanation to ask about certain things. Very friendly and helpful.

Room wasn't fantastic but clean. Duvet was super dirty with stains and caught two spiders. Bed sheets were clean and changed. Hot and cold shower available.

Wifi was fast despite me being on the sixth floor, so here I am typing this!

Breakfast was just a baguette with omelette and coffee, though there's a variety to choose from. Would be better to have your brekkie viet style outside on the streets with the locals!

Would definitely come back for its great location to all the pubs, eateries, shopping and attractions!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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istanbul
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

I was only two days here, hotel is clean staff very nice. The cheap rooms are small, but ok. Western breakfast very weak.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

I stayed at Orient Hotel for 2 nights in Feb. 2011. I also stayed at this same hotel for a week in Mar. 2005 (6 years ago!), and nothing had changed with management and service -- generally, a positive. The hotel is located in Pham Ngu Lao in an extremely convenient location. The room rate is on the high side for the district, however, you get what you pay for in this case with premium rooms and cleanliness. The breakfast is good, but you can do much better in value steps outside the hotel entrance -- so try to remove breakfast if you can get a reduced room rate. Downside was the WiFi strength was not strong enough in the room (on 3rd floor), but no issues in lobby or restaurant. They need to install some more wireless routers in the building. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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nha trang
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

I felt like I stepped into 1960's Vietnam when I came into this place. For me this was a good thing. It's to experience once in your life and never again. The outside of the hotel is very nice looking, but the room is quite dated. I immediately noticed a mosquito stench which some incense cleared up. As for the mosquitos, be prepared to run the a/c on high constantly to keep from getting bitten. The bathroom wasn't too bad. The upside was that the mattress, a Kymdan clone, was an absolute pleasure to sleep on. The free breakfast is decent but not incredibly tasty. One main thing the hotel lacked were computers as I didn't bring my own. Overall I enjoyed my several day stay at the hotel. It was a much better deal than the An An 2 down the street. Even with no windows it was easier to get a night's sleep and the room didn't feel "creepy" either.

Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

We chose this hotel as in LP's SE Asia on a shoestring guide. They wanted to charge us $20, though we got it down to $17.
We were given key to room, only to find that room was not ready. Sheets dirty and used bottles of water on the side.
We waited for room to be cleaned. I was felling bit rough, so wanted to sleep. Turned out every other room on our floor was being gutted with drills and hammers. It was soooo loud. And dust everywhere.
Breakfast was poor. So checked out as soon as possible.
Staff were friendly enough but they shouldnt be selling rooms if not fit for guests

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

Booked this hotel months before, and reconfirmed 3 times. They did not have the correct rooms when we arrived. the rooms were musty and not nice at all. Having stayed in HCMC before these were very overpriced for what they were

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2010

We had booked a room for four people for 4 nights on the internet at USD 40/ night. We were offered a first floor room with two queen size beds - no soap in the bathroom and no toilet paper either. The room was tiny so we placed one of our bags on top of the closet - there was a huge cloud of dust accompanying it when we took it down a few hours later. Apparently dusting had not been done in our room for a long time. The room was really worn down.
We left our luggage and went out to see the city - when we arrived later in the afternoon we were met by a cockroach in the bathroom which was disgusting - and the drop that made us leave. We took our luggage and went down to the reception where we were offered another room but not the possibility of a refund. The staff was polite but not friendly - there wasn't any smiles on their faces at any time. We just left and decided to forget about the USD 40 we had paid for nothing. We found a brand new three star hotel at USD 60/night for the four of us to replace Orient - only 10 minutes away. We ended up spending 4 super nights there (Blue Diamond).

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 261 Hoang Van Thu Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Ranked #261 of 383 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Number of rooms: 272

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