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Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Ranked #30 of 447 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Daisy Hill, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Exceeded my expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

From arrival at the airport we were picked up in a nice new 5 series BMW and ushered through the hustle and bustle that is HCMC. We noted that we were a bit further out in district 5 but this is a question of whether you are prepared to give up 10 mins travel and $5 for a cab if you want to go to district 1 ( free shuttle also available and very good).
Once checked in we noted that we only had a king size and a rollaway but we were travelling with two kids 11 & 6. I was disappointed as I had communicated this well prior. I was informed by staff that for $50US/ day I could have another rollaway. Annoyed I told them finally that I would make do ( 6 y.o. Would share the king with us). Management rang back within 5 mins and a compromise was reached on the basis they were concerned that I was upset. This is one area to watch/ conim if you are travelling with kids.
Food- we have eaten in a lot of great restaurants and know good food when we have it. This place can be really proud of what they are producing. The breakfast buffet is creative and enjoyable. The upstairs restaurant very high quality. Under normal circumstances we would never have a buffet dinner, but after a big tour day we were too tired one night to leave the hotel. The kids coerced us to the dinner buffet and I must confess we were delighted. It was very reasonably priced ($39 aud per adult kids half price but Miss 6 was free) considering it included a wine buffet and fresh seafood was on offer , that was cooked after your selection and then brought to your table. Sure, you can eat out very cheaply in Vietnam, but this is a great option if you need it.
The GM can be regularly seen surveying quality and talking with staff in a nurturing manner, an excellent hands on approach is evident, and shows through the staffs reflected attitude.

The pool area is older but clean and tidy. The gym is very well set out and well utilised. The locker rooms include sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. Everything is in good order.

Overall, a great experience.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

5 star indeed. The service, food, staff are nice and polite. Everything in this hotel is good. Although I would have expect the Internet is free but you can use the computer in the lobby for 20mins to read emails, book a flight or do web check in and the printing is free. I like the free bus shuttle to the city though we didn't have the chance to use it. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

This hotel is not located in the downtown are. It's located in district 6 near china city and therefore is very well priced. It's a beautiful hotel quite hidden away, but superb. It's so well presented, clean, well coming and the food is delicious. The staff are so friendly and the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. It has live music in the lobby every night, has a small clubhouse with casino. I refuse to stay anywhere else. Excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Don't dismiss because its a little further out - its only 5 minutes and a couple of dollars into town. A well run establishment catering for local business travellers, large rooms, clean, helpfull staff, lovely pool and above standard breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We brought a Deals .com.au deal and extended for a further 4 nights. If we had been given all the information, IE: all the % fees on top of the cost per night we probably wound not have extended. We found the hotel to be expensive per night and the restaurant down stairs over priced. We also had to pay extra for breakfast. The location is not the best especially if wanting to do any shopping. On a more positive note staff were friendly, and room was nice and clean.
Ann and Paul
Perth, WA

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very nice, clean and well looked after hotel with excellent and helpful staff. It had a great pool area with a swim up bar and pleasant surrounds. The buffet meal of an evening was good value with a wide variety of food to choose from and the tour desk a pleasure to visit. All in all a great stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I would like to praise the staff and management for their kind hospitality. Never such warmth treatment from hotel.

There is bus shuttle to the attractive location like benh tahn market, musuem, post office, notredame etc.

I am sure patron in near future :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Property: Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Address: 242 Tran Binh Trong | District 5, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#10 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#19 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#24 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#25 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#39 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 333
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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