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“good location, but be very carefull”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of King Star Hotel

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King Star Hotel
Ranked #437 of 835 Ho Chi Minh City B&B and Inns
vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“good location, but be very carefull”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Despite the warnings at this site, I stayed here for 4 nights, because of the good location in district 1, for a reasonable price. The rooms are clean, basic, but everything is OK, beds are good, TV set and wifi are good. The problem with this hotel are the night-guards, who try to sell you their services. They are annoying, speak little english and cheated me when checking out in the early morning. They played a trick with a false invoice and charged me 105 usd for extra's, which should have been 55,-. So they cheated me for 50,- My own fault, but in the hurry for a taxi to the airport i didn't realize this. However this happens very often in vietnam, if you fear this, then don't go to vietnam at all. So you can take this hotel for the discount price through agoda, but beware of these two guys.

Room Tip: make sure you have a window, some rooms haven't and you have to pay extra if you want to change.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The hotel was centrally located and they did have an elevator. Staff was helpful, their English was the best, but better than my Vietnamese... Rooms were clean and bathrooms were huge. Breakfast was ok, Overall, not a bad place to stay, I had had such good luck in terms of hotels and service previously in my trip, that when I got to this one and they weren't awesome, it was a bit disappointing. But I would stay there again...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

On the plus side - the location is good in the Dong Khoi area and the room was clean and serviceable.

On the down side - the staff had poor English which caused a few problems and the breakfast was barely OK. We stayed here as an overnight before flying back home, and for that it worked. I wouldn't want to spend more than one night here though.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

Three nights. On arrival were chaperoned by two staff who hung around trying to earn a tip into a basement room used for storage. This is not an embellishment, the room was literally used for storage: random electronic equipment and speakers. The room was filthy, there was a dead coackroach on the floor, broken tiles in the bathroom, cables strewn everwhere.

When we complained after the first night, we were given a room upstairs, which was nothing special but in comparison to our experience in our previous room a big step up. Based on this room alone, our experience may have earned this hotel a 3/5, but given the atrocious service we received and our room the first night, there is no question this is a place that is best avoided.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

The prices are indicated in USD and if you want to pay in Vietnamese Dongs, they will create their own very special exchange rate, of course, higher than the official exchange rate !
Another surprise, you will have to pay an extra fee, if you want to pay by credit card which is not mentionned at all, when you reserve. And if you argue, the only answer you will have from the lady at the reception is that you "upset" her !
Last thing is the breakfast. I never saw such a poor breakfast in Vietnam. One juice, one coffee, two litlle slices of ham and a banana and that's all ! Of course, if you'd like something more, you can pay !
This hotel wants your money, not your comfort !

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2011

The cleaners made the bed but never threw the rubbish in the rubbish bins in bedroom and toilet!. They even left other customers' rubbish, i.e. empty or half drank bottles in my room!! It was agreed between the hotel and my office that the hotel will provide 2 bottles of mineral water daily for my usage. But I was charged for using the water instead!!

Really horrible!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Property: King Star Hotel
Address: 8A / 4D2 Thai Van Lung Street, Ben Nghe ward, District 1 | Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #437 of 835 B&Bs / Inns in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — King Star Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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