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Papaya Saigon Central Hotel

157 Le Thanh Ton Street Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
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#30 of 1,472 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Papaya Saigon Central Hotel is located in the heart of the modern city. It sits in an extremely characteristic and lively area within a short walking distance to all historical or tourism sites. Additionally, the hotel is 150 meters away from the significant Ben Thanh market, allowing you to avoid the noisiness but still able to enjoy the market’s flow during both of its day and night time.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
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aljax83 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom203 contributions35 helpful votes
The staff were all friendly and helpful. Great location, central to everything. Walking distance to bars and restaurants. The room and comfy and clean and had a great shower. The breakfast included was ok. Lots of different local choices, or it was eggs with toast. The coffee was really good. Would probably stay again if we return to Ho Chi Min City. It’s not far from the Airport either.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
cindynguyen29 wrote a review Dec 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam31 contributions11 helpful votes
Despite agreeing with some of the negative reviews, we had a comfortable stay at this hotel. My favorite quality about this hotel is the location, it is right in the heart of District 1 so we could visit shopping malls and important sights within a walking distance. I was also very impressed with the room as it was spacious and clean, definitely worth the price. Breakfast was made to order with limited choices but the small cafe/restaurant was lovely with friendly staff. A downside to staying here which should be noted is the noise- at night you could hear music from nearby bars which goes on until 2-3am as well as construction noises in the morning which goes on until evening. The bar music is not too overwhelming for easy sleepers but if you are sensitive to noise then I would not recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Mynameisjadem wrote a review Dec 2019
126 contributions109 helpful votes
I booked this hotel after seeing great reviews - but after seeing a small spate of very bad reviews before I came, I was very wary and nervous. I needn’t have worried and literally cannot reconcile the negative reviews with my superb experience. The hotel has the most perfect local, right in the heart of district one. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. Our room was very spacious, immaculately clean, with a well stocked mini fridge and high end toiletries. I had read lots of reviews about the noise from a nearby bar- very light sleepers may struggle but for normal to heavy sleepers this absolutely won’t be an issue. There was building work going on right next to the hotel (our room was also at the front) and this was louder - but started after breakfast and ended before dinner so we missed it all as we were out all days. The breakfast was another worry - again, I didn’t have bothered! It was a great breakfast in the hotels lovely little coffee shop. The coffee itself was great, as was the food. Granted, there were a lot of local options but you could also choose eggs made to order (scrambled, fried or omelette) which was served with bacon, toast and butter. The lovely staff also brought fresh fruit over every morning. For the price, the location and quality of the room is fantastic. I would absolutely stay here again whilst in HCMC!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Mats S wrote a review Dec 2019
Moscow, Russia56 contributions26 helpful votes
We picked this hotel partly because of good reviews (just wonder if you guys giving good score for this place ever stayed in a normal hotel in HCM?). Rooms look quite ok from the first visual impressions. Don’t get fooled! After a few minutes in room 303, my daughter asked me: “Daddy, what kind of sound was that?”. I answered as if I did not hear it, but another 10 seconds later, the sound came back. Running animals on the suspended gypsum ceiling.... and I tell you, they were not small innocent mice! The receptionist was contacted and he suggested: “It must be the neighbors cat”.... We returned and my daughter noticed the long fat tail of a rat, through the air conditioning grille. Enough was enough, and we decided to leave this rathole “hotel”. Reception tried to persuade as to change room, but with rats running above the suspended ceiling on third floor, be sure this is not the only place. Reception Manager (Chassy) PROMISED our rooms would be fully refunded, but we need to claim to hotels.com Of course she lied, and hotels.com explained that hotel did not agree on any refund. So, instead of solving this embarrassing situation by goodwill, Papaya Saigon did not keep their promise. This means I will not be diplomatic and refrain from the worst hotel review I ever did. Beware people, don’t get tricked by some good reviews of this place. Be sure to carefully read my review and others. Yes, we did find excellent rooms in another HCM hotel (Rex) but we could really have avoided this adventure!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
3 Helpful votes
Emily1224 wrote a review Nov 2019
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent 4 nights in this hotel and did not sleep a wink. Room was shaking with all the maintenance & drilling that started at 7am every morning. Reception did not care and were very rude and told us it was just for ‘one day’ but of course this happened every single morning! Really rude receptionists and would definitely not recommend to stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
$38 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papaya Saigon Central Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Papaya Saigon Central Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Thuy Design House (0.3 miles), ManGii Custom - Suit and Shoes (0.2 miles), and Tuyen Tailor (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Papaya Saigon Central Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Papaya Saigon Central Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Papaya Saigon Central Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Papaya Saigon Central Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poke Saigon Ly Tu Trong, The Other Place, and Lai - Cantonese Restaurant.
Does Papaya Saigon Central Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Papaya Saigon Central Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Papaya Saigon Central Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Papaya Saigon Central Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting People's Committee Building (0.2 miles), The Independence Palace (0.3 miles), and Former U.S. Embassy (0.6 miles).
Is Papaya Saigon Central Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.