Had my year end holiday in Ho Chi Minh. Travelled there alone to meet my sister who is working there. Stayed at Equatorial in District 5. Services and management of the hotel was good with friendly and efficient staff. The hotel was also hygienic and clean. The food, especially the buffet breakfast that came with the room rate was great. I was told the location of the hotel is not so favourable as it was away from town centre (District 1), but to me it was alright. I took a taxi to go to An Dong Plaza and when I wanted to go to D1, I took the complimentary shuttle service. Then I would take a taxi to my next destination. I only took taxi from the company Vinasun or Mai Linh. After a day of wondering around in D1 or An Dong, I found the hotel to be a peaceful and quiet place to come back and rest. HCM is a nice city except for the motorbikes and chaotic traffic. Somehow, it's amazing, the few days that I was there I did not come across road accidents nor cars badly dented.
I had a great time there even though short. My only regret is I did not buy any souvenir from the GPO. I thot I could go with my sister the next day but since she was working it was not possible. Also did not have the time to go to Ben Thanh. Perhaps next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5-star business hotel is centrally located between the waterfront and Cholon (Chinatown) and is only 20 minutes to the airport. 10-minute's drive from the hotel is the city's major commercial, financial centres, shopping strips, recreational parks and night spots. The newly refurbished rooms are elegantly designed and tastefully furnished, providing guests with contemporary surroundings and comforts. Facilities include 7 outlets, a business centre, meeting and function rooms and a comprehensive fitness centre and spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ho Chi Minh Hotel