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Sherwood Residence
Ranked #42 of 436 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sherwood Splendour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed at the Sherwood Residence Apartments in Ho Chi Minh at the beginning of April. We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children and we had the 3 bedroom apartment which was spotlessly clean and spacious. This accommodation was great for various reasons. Firstly it had a great pool area which was very welcome after a day of sightseeing. The breakfast in the mornings was one of the best we had in our entire trip to Vietnam with large selection of continent and cooked breakfast. The staff at the front desk were very welcoming and helpful with information. But most of all we liked the location. District 3 felt more like we were in Vietnam as oppose to the main tourist area of District 1 which is full of big department stores and hotels and to be honest could be any big city in Asia. Also most of the major sights were within walking distance of the apartments and we really only needed to use the shuttle bus a couple of times. Overall I would highly recommend the Sherwood Residence particularly for families travelling to Ho Chi Minh.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Isabelle F
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TanjaKessel, Rooms Operation Manager at Sherwood Residence, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you most kindly for taking the time to post your praise about your last stay at Sherwood Residence.

The entire Sherwood team was delighted to read your comments calling us
"Sherwood Splendour".

To see that you have enjoyed our caring housekeeping team, dedicated chefs who are eager to provide a balanced breakfast variety to have an excellent start in the day, the hospitable expertise of our receptionists as well as the location fills us with pride and we are glad that we were able to make your stay an unforgettable one.

Best regards from Ho Chi Minh City!

Tanja
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Canberra, Australia
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54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Sherwood residence. Its location (District 3 - but walking distance to District 1) was good. We had a 3 bedroom, ensuite apartment, which was a little dated and worn in places, but clean and spacious. The washing machine and drier were handy to have.

The included buffet breakfast was great - one of the better breakfasts we had on our trip. The menu and food quality for the dinner we had in the restaurant was okay - pretty "standard" fare.

The pool and games rooms were fantastic for the family to have some "down time".

I was stunned at the charging for WiFi - it was the only place we stayed in Vietnam that charged, and at $15 US/day, it was very expensive.

The staff were helpful at all times.

There is a supermarket across the road from the rear entry of the establishment, which was very handy. Initially it appeared that there were few other decent dining options nearby, however a good explore of neighbouring streets soon found us some decent restaurants.

The shuttle bus into the city went regularly. Drop off points were at average restaurants - we were suckered into thinking they must be okay restaurants if they were recommended by Sherwood - not so.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank jomater
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TanjaKessel, Rooms Operation Manager at Sherwood Residence, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for choosing Sherwood Residence for your last stay in Ho Chi Minh City and for taking the time to give us your most valuable feedback about our property, as our guests' satisfaction is our main priority.

Your praise about our team’s helpfulness and breakfast has delighted us and we are glad that we were able to make your special stay one to remember.

The comments you have made on internet fee as well as our group owned restaurants have been noted and discussed with our management team for revision and we do equally appreciate for letting us know about them.

Looking forward to the opportunity of serving you again in the near future we remain with

Best regards from Ho Chi Minh City!

Tanja
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Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

This place is semi centrally located in district 3 and is very comfortable and secure. Wifi was 15usd per day which is ridiculous considering every other place I stayed in Vietnam both cheap and expensive had free wifi. There is a free hourly shuttle to district 1 which takes you to the lacklustre and overpriced western restaurants that are owned by the hotel chain. This would be a great place to stay for business travel or if you had afamily or group as it is serviced apartments rather than a hotel and has kitchen and laundry facilities and a supermarket next door. However if you are a tourist visiting for afew days you would be better off in a hotel in the central district 1. This place is very expensive compared to what you get elsewhere in Vietnam.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Amzstar83
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TanjaKessel, Rooms Operation Manager at Sherwood Residence, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you most kindly for posting your constructive feedback on Trip Advisor following your stay with us at Sherwood Residence.

It was with great pleasure to read that you have enjoyed the comfort and security at our property, though the comments you made on internet price are most welcome and have been discussed with our Management.

As for our 4 group owned restaurants: Japanese Kissho Restaurant, German Gartenstadt Restaurant, Amigo Grill Restaurant and Cafe Central we do very much regret that we have not met your taste.

Indeed you are right, we are a serviced apartment residence rather than a hotel, as our spacious and fully equipped apartments (82m²- 143m²) allow long term guests as well as families or business traveler on an extended stay to feel "home away from home" though we are operating with all hotel facilities needed.

Once more, thank you very much for your comments and we do hope that you had a safe trip back home.

Best regards from Ho Chi Minh City!

Tanja
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Oslo
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

This was our first stop on a very long flight from Europe. We booked on the recommendations from this site and were more than pleased with not only the legendary upgrade but the service , friendliness and facilities of the Sherwood Residence. The pool and games room were well patronised by our 2 children aged 10 and 6. The location is actually better than we had been led to believe. You don't necessarily need to take a taxi to get to the centre but it is a good idea if you are not used to the heat. We mainly did our touristy things in the morning after the huge buffet breakfast and then retreated back to the pool in the afternoon just to get a break from the heat. Someone did some thinking when they designed the pool area too because they have taken into account that not everyone wants to have the sunlight on them despite wanting to swim. Half the the pool is under the shade of the hotel. We were extra lucky to be there during weekends when they serve free ice cream and popcorn, Bonus !! The apartments themselves are great. Beds on the firm side, bathrooms are spacious and have everything you need. We managed to use the washer and dryer at least twice and the swim wear automatically went straight in after the pool sessions. We didn't have much call for the fully equipped kitchen but if you need it, it should suit your purposes. I should also mention that we ended up staying here twice. After going up north and doing Hoi san, Da Nang, Hue and Hanoi we just had to go back to the Sherwood for another couple of days. The kids basically demanded it and we could not say no. The second stay was just as good as the first but this time we concentrated on the attractions and facilities in the immediate vicinity. We revisited the "Pho Co" restaurant just around the corner in 211 Ter, Dien Bien Phu street. Best Vietnamese food we had during our entire trip. Just parallel on Pham Noc Thach there are a few Spas to choose from. We settled on Rosies Garden where my wife got a great body and face package and the kids got spoilt with massages.

I can't really identify any cons about the Sherwood. One thing I can give advice on is that you don't actually need to use the Airport shuttle service. Even though it was great to have someone standing there with my name and a huge smile when I arrived it is actually cheaper if you can just grab a cab. Look for Vinasun or MaiLinh like everyone recommends. They will drive you straight to the door for 150 000 instead of the 700 000 for the shuttle. I booked it because I wanted something safe and predictable in case I was in a zombie like state after the flight over.

So back to the postives , like the title says our whole time staying at the Sherwood was just an exercise in how spoilt we could get. As you can guess I not only recommend this place, it is perfect for the start and/or finish of your Vietnam experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank RobFog
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TanjaKessel, Rooms Operation Manager at Sherwood Residence, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you very much for posting your most positive and complimentary feedback following your stay with us at Sherwood Residence.

We at 'Sherwood Residence' strive to make every guest satisfied and leave us with excellent memories of their stay. Guests' satisfaction is our main priority and that you have been satisfied with our facilities, services and friendliness is our very big reward!

Your comments have been shared with all our associates and they were very pleased that their efforts have been duly appreciated and recognized. That your kids have “demanded" to come back to our property has made us very proud.

It has been a great pleasure serving your needs and we are extremely pleased that we were able to make your special stay one to remember!


Best regards from Ho Chi Minh City!

Tanja
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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Perfect for a family. Just feel bad, I wasn't able to get the name of the girl in the Front Desk who was simply the most helpful personnel I ever saw in all the hotels I have been to. While waiting for our Tour Guide, she approached me and asked for the Tour Guide's number and called him to let him know we're waiting already. That's how nice she is. Completely recommending Sherwood Residence. Plus their Shuttle Service by the hour is truly very helpful. The only downside is their breakfast, nothing special. Another plus point is the washer and dryer.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank forever0831
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TanjaKessel, Rooms Operation Manager at Sherwood Residence, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you very much for posting your review on Trip Advisor following your stay with us at Sherwood Residence.

It was most pleasing to read that one of our receptionists has created a lasting memory of your stay here with us and has provided outstanding service that you have never experienced before. Please rest assured that your comments have been shared with our entire team.

The comments you made on breakfast are most appreciated and have been discussed with our Food & Beverage team for improvement.

Looking forward to providing you and your friends with another unforgettable stay in the very near future we remain with

best regards from Ho Chi Minh City!

Tanja
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

We are a family of 4 and stayed for 5 nights in a 3 bed apartment. The apartment is large, spacious and clean. The apartment has a kitchen, with washing machine ( very handy ) and 2 bathrooms. The swimming pool is a nice touch, and we found it no trouble in finding some loungers to spend a couple of hours towards the latter part of the day. There is a nice area with table tennis , a pool table, and a separate well equipped gym. Breakfast was fine, although a couple of times the service could of been better. The hotel runs a regular free shuttle bus to downtown, which is about a leisurely 15 to 20 mins walk away. Most evenings we walked downtown and walked back. There is a co-op to the rear of the hotel as well as a decent restaurant. Also the war remnants museum is only a short walk away. We stayed here mainly because of the convenience of having a 3 bed apartment, and the Sherwood ticked all of our boxes nicely.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank RydeIan
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TanjaKessel, Rooms Operation Manager at Sherwood Residence, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your most valuable feedback and comments following your stay with us at Sherwood Residence.

It was delighting to read that you and your family have enjoyed our various facilities tailored for families and that we were able to "tick all of (y)our boxes nicely" is a comment that we are very happy to receive and proud off.

Once again, thank you for sharing your comments and we do hope to be able to welcoming you and your family in the very near future for another "Sherwood Experience".

Best regards from Ho Chi Minh City!

Tanja
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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. The services offered were beyond our expectations. The rooms are spacious and clean. We highly recommend this hotel for its location and the outstanding customer service that they provide. We will definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tom S
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TanjaKessel, Rooms Operation Manager at Sherwood Residence, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you most kindly for posting your brief and extremely positive feedback following your stay with us at Sherwood Residence.

The entire Sherwood Team is delighted to read that we have exceeded your expectations and that the daily trainings we are providing has made your stay a memorable one to remember. We do believe in customer satisfaction and that you would highly recommend our property is our biggest reward.

Hoping to be able to welcoming you and and your friends back one day in the near future, we remain

with best regards from Ho Chi Minh City!

Tanja
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Property: Sherwood Residence
Address: 127 Pasteur St | District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#31 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#38 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#51 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sherwood Residence 4.5*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on scenic Pasteur Street, Sherwood Residence provides easy access to international schools, consulates, hospitals, and is just a short distance from the Central Business District. An added convenience is the complimentary shuttle service to key shopping, dining, and entertainment hotspots in Saigon's cultural center. Travel assistance is available at the front desk with local and international bookings for weekend getaways or extended trips. And enjoy a direct route to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, just 20 minutes away. ... more   less 
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