We stayed here in May 2012 for 4 nights at the beginning of our 3 wk Vietnam holiday with a Deals.com voucher. We couldn't find fault with this hotel. The staff were really friendly & helpful, the pool was great, the rooms were beautiful, and the breakfast was fantastic.
The location a little out of the main tourist area and therefore a distinct lack of English anywhere outside the hotel, which made for some hillarious encounters. They do offer a free shuttle periodically & it's only a $4 cab fare so it's not a big issue. Hotel staff advised not to walk around the area at night, but we did (with our 10 y/o daughter) and found it perfectly safe. Maybe we were just lucky??
If I really try hard to find something negative, I would have to say they probably need someone on reception who speaks English really well. We were leaving early for a day trip to the Mekong before breakfast, and asked it was possible to get a take away basked in the morning. We had to speak to 3 people before anyone knew what we were trying to ask for, and even then, our request didn't quite get translated!! However, the upside is that they really did try to understand and felt bad that they couldn't quite work out what we were saying.
They also made a great espresso - best I had in Vietnam!!
- 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