The hotel purports to be 2 star and I'd say that's definitely all the stars it is. Undoubtedly a step up from a hostel or motel but nothing too fancy.
The hotel is quite centrally located in Ho Chi Minh's District 1, especially for shopping at the many markets located in the vicinty (Ben Tanh, Saigon Square, Jewellery market etc). The staff were friendly, the room was clean and it was a cheap place to stay (we paid $35AUD twin share a night). We also got a pretty decent kit of toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, ear buds and a comb in the bathroom. The bathroom was a proper Western-style bathroom with a real shower (enclosed) and was a fairly decent size too.
We were only there overnight so this was all fine for our purposes. Not sure I'd want to stay much longer however.
There were several downsides for me - we stayed in a twin bedroom and I specifically requested two separate single beds (because I was travelling with my brother). Despite this, when we arrived we found the bedding configuration was wrong and we were sharing a bed (a big one, but still). Also, the airconditioner fan was faulty and it made a heap of noise. The TV reception wasn't great either. The breakfast was seriously ordinary compared to other hotels of this standard I have stayed in around Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh city. It wasn't fresh and had been sitting out for a while by the time we got to it (7:00am). I felt slightly queasy after eating it. The walls in the rooms were paper thin, to the point that we could hear the people in the room next door to us and the noise from their TV etc. Minor complaints but the amenity kit didn't come with a razor and the room did not come with an iron. This could potentially be annoying if you were staying for longer than a night or two. There was also a surcharge of 3% for using credit cards to pay the room charge, which didn't bother me because I was paying in cash but this might be a downside for other people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new boutique Ha My hotels has offers our patrons a cozy and pleasant accommodation, with all the luxurious facilities of a high class business hotel. Located in the very centre of Ho Chi Minh city, three minutes walk to Ben Thanh Market, Notre-Dame Cathedral, City Theatre, Municipal Government offices, Parkson shopping center, office buildings, shops, bars and restaurants, Ha My Hotel is an ideal place for both businessmen and tourists. ... more less