I stayed here with my partner for two nights while in HCMC. The hotel is located halfway between the airport and the city. A taxi to the city centre costs around 50000 Dong ($2.50) and takes 5 to 10 mins, during peak hour it takes a little longer.
We really enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to family and friends. The staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. The room was neat and clean. The breakfast delicious. The lobby gorgeous. The lofty restaurant - very cool. The price - great.
The only two things I could fault the hotel on were the water pressure in the bathroom. The pressure fluctuates every few seconds and can be frustrating. There was also a slight odor in stairwell which was being masked by some fragrant oil candles. An extraction fan could probably deal with this problem and I know that the staff are aware of this. The room was not at all smelly so this wasn't exactly a huge problem.
Overall the hotel was a very lovely place to call home during our time in HCMC.
- 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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