Our hotel in Hanoi (Madam Moon's Guesthouse) recommended the Beautiful Saigon Hotel. We stayed here five nights (room #301). Small, boutique hotel in District 1. Easy walk to many sights and great restaurants. Breakfast was included and served in the lobby each morning. (Their sister hotel, Beautiful Saigon II, has a restaurant which serves very good food.) Our room was $40/night. Comfy bed (the best bed in Vietnam -- most beds were like rocks!). Had a computer w/internet in our room. Miss Hanh was an excellent concierge -- she help book train tickets between Saigon-Danang and tours of the Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels. The front desk staff was equally helpful -- friendly and full of smiles.
The hotel arranged for us to have use of room #303 on the day we checked out because we were taking the midnight train to Danang. It was lovely to have a place to shower, pack, and nap before a 15-hour train ride. #303 was much smaller than our original room, and didn't have a computer, but is was clean and comfortable. This would be an excellent room for a solo traveller.
You could here some street noise in both room, but hey -- this is Ho Chi Minh City. If you want peace and quiet, head to the coast or to the mountains. HCMC is a bustling metropolis!
We would definitely stay here again should we ever find ourselves in HCMC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Saigon hotel is centrally located at the heart of the city approximately 20 minutes from the Tan San Nhat international airport. The hotel is within a walking distance from the Ben Thanh market, the Saigon River, as well as many other tourist attractions such as the War Museum, the Notre Dam Church, and the Reunification Palace. The location of the hotel provides you with an easy access to the public transportations, tour operators, restaurants, bars, and shopping centers. 24-hour front desk. ... more less
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