We stayed at the hotel from 15th-24th March 2013 (9 nights) whilst we were celebrating my 21st birthday.
We actually found the fact that the hotel was further out in discrict 3 to be a bit of a bonus...1) it was somewhere to escape the really touristy parts of town, i.e the street sellers on the backpackers district/ Siagon center never sleep!! 2) we used the pool at the expensive REX hotel on one of the days and we found that our hotel was SO much nicer!! Alcove Library is such a bargain compared the the bigger posher hotels in the center. 3) we started using the number 3 bus into town, i know taxi's are hardley expensive..but we'd say its part of the fun ;) 4) you can actually walk to the shop in district 3 without being hassled by street sellers.
About the hotel it self; I'm not sure they are used to people staying as long as 9 days, but they definitely got used to us being around... the staff were lovely, always asking about what we had been up to today, what we had planned for tomorrow...nothing was too much trouble. They even set my room up nicely on my birthday, laying my flowers out in a heart on the bed and a complimentary cake! :D. On the last day our flight wasn't till the evening so we had left our bags at reception to pick up later that day, they even let us get a quick shower in a free bathroom before our flight!
Overall, a very nice hotel...with very friendly staff :) x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Alcove Library Hotel, an unrivaled boutique hotel experience in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. We opened our doors in July 2012 and are located just off Nguyen van Troi street, the main avenue connecting the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the city centre. This prime location offers great convenience to our guests, as the airport and the city are usually only 10 to 15 minutes away by taxi, depending on traffic conditions. Nestled in a charming and quiet neighbourhood street, The Alcove Library Hotel also offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, and yet represents a perfect base from which to explore the excitement of Saigon.In keeping with our name, The Alcove Library Hotel offers a sanctuary of deluxe accommodations, architectural elegance and timeless style. Our rooms feature supremely comfortable beds and pillows, over 70 channels on flat screen TVs, and a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of discerning and savvy travelers.Our hotel is meant to be enjoyed, experienced and rediscovered with each visit. We have an extensive library that offers a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books for guests to borrow during their stay with us. High-speed wireless Internet connectivity is also available free-of-charge in guestrooms and throughout public areas. Our concierge service can also help tailor a personal itinerary, offering recommendations on places to visit. Our restaurant on our fifth floor, the Roadhouse Saigon, aims to offer the best burgers and contemporary fare in town. Guests can eat in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy the outdoor terrace overlooking neighboring rooftops. At The Alcove, a new level of hospitality in Saigon awaits you, where smiles abound, the service is gracious, your needs are anticipated, and your comfort is our top priority. ... more less
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