if you are looking for a budget cheap location, probably this the place for you.
I find the bed a bit too hard, but still acceptable. television is a bit 'damaged', and unless you undersand Vietnamese, there is no point to switch it on.
there is only 2 rooms per floor, with a small lift (big enough for 1-2, or 3 if smaller built)
air-con, seems too weak. had to switch on the fan to feel just right... but the room will be still stuffy, for there is a window that cannot be open. probably the rooms by the road will be better, but might be noisy from the traffic.
shower area/toilet is acceptable, if you are not too picky.... just that the sink is a bit low. the height of the sink is about to my thigh.
the 'working desk' has no electrical plug, and I had to use the power socket next to the main door.
wifi is acceptable (as it is free), and is possible to do a bit of gaming - diablo 3 (playing while waiting for friends to be ready)
upon check in, the counter keep you passport for the whole duration of stay. bet it is special security to prevent stolen passport.
before you leave the room, remember to lock the door from the inside before closing the door. otherwise, there is no way you can close the door (not even trying to lock the door using the key from the outside).
The hotel offers breakfast, which I did not try, as the 'dining' area feels too small and cramp (it is actually at the lobby) to 'enjoy' the food, but anyway, there are quite a lot of restaurants/café near the hotel for your meals. me and friends also did not ask for our welcome drinks, as most probably we will be standing around the small lobby drinking the stuff.... or sit by the steps outside the hotel.
main plus point to me is just the hotel location (and the rates offering)
the hotel also helps arrange for places of interest (for visit) etc.... if interested... but there is a lot other places around the hotel also do the same thing..... not sure of the rates and stuff, but personally think, hotel arrangements should have more 'security' etc.....
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- Saigon Odyssey Hotel (Old name is Saigon Sports Hotel, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, right in the central of the commercial and tourist area only a few minutes walk to Ben Thanh Market and overlook the spacious City Park.Further more, the guests will find famous Shopping, Entertainment, Restaurant, Bar, Tour Company on our step door.- Our friendly staff can assist you with any enquiries, from transport to sight-seeing.- We always do the best to satisfy guests .- We can not claim success with out your satisfaction. At the end of the day you can take a short stroll to many local nightspots. Tell us your plan we will help you with best services! ... more less
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