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“there are 2 "ngoc minh hotels"... this is the 18 dong du st one”
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Ngoc Minh Hotel
Ranked #176 of 448 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Ottawa, Canada
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“there are 2 "ngoc minh hotels"... this is the 18 dong du st one”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I cant speak for the one on pham ngu lao street.. but the one on "18 dong du st" is as advertised
1. location, location, location... its a few blocks from sheraton, carvelle, rex etc in district 1 so can easily walk to all the main downtown attractions
2. for value for your money - hard pressed to do better than this - paid $26 taxes and breakfast (coffee/tea, orange juice, 2 eggs cooked how you like and white toast) included for a fair sized room with a queen bed, TV with 2 English channels, fridge, kettle, free water and free desktop in reception, free wifi throughout, good AC and relatively clean (not perfect but what do you expect for $26!). Stayed 3 nights and had no problems and was quiet all 3 nights.
3. Had excellent helpful and good English speaking staff morning and night.. the evening shift was iffy for English. Front desk could also change money no problems and as good as rate as anywhere else I saw.
4. I was single white chick travelling alone and felt very safe here. The area is a tiny bit seedy by night but definitely okay by day. There are several 24/hr open corner stores within a block for basic food/drink/personal needs. Taxi to airport cost me 8$ US.

Room Tip: I had a third floor room single standard room - no view but was quiet. No complaints. Was afraid the...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

We were supposed to stay in Ncog Linh (a few doors away) but when we got there at 3.00pm our room wasn't ready due to problems with the air con unit so we looked elsewhere as we didn't want to wait 2 hours while it was repaired (we'd been travelling for 17 hours and really needed to shower!).

This place was a great find - we had a large clean room with a double and single bed. The bathroom was good and the water for the shower was nice and hot. Wifi worked really well in the room.

They have a lift, which was a godsend as it meant we didn't have to haul our backpacks up flights of stairs.

The breakfast was served on the rooftop terrace which was lovely.

Also had some laundry done and had no problems - everything came back clean and smelling fresh.

Would definitely go back if I return to Saigon.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

First time in the backpacker area of Saigon and it wont be the last. Picked this hotel from Tripadvisor reviews and booked taxis through the hotel from the Airport which was just as well as the hotel is down a tiny alleyway and would take some finding. This was the only blemish. Service was excellent, the room was adequate with a small window but clean and tidy. At $25 it was a gift. Breakfast was decent and served on the roof which added a bit of interest. I found the actual area interesting as have always stayed more in the tourist centre previously. Would I stay here again ? Yes, I loved it.

Room Tip: All rooms appeared to be O.K.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We chose Ninh Binh as a base to see the local sights. We decided upon the Ngoc Anh Hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews. The rooms simple but clean. The staff are very helpful, and the food is basic but still good. I would strongly suggest that if you want to organise tours ask Phuong to take you out and show you about. He is an ex Park Ranger and has good English, is engaging and always helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The title says it all, do you need anything more when you're visiting a major city like Saigon (Ho Chi Minh). Not only that, the prices are affordable, the staff are friendly and will help you whatever the cost. At times it seems like they don't even get any sleep.

Catched some good tours via the hotel, gave me insider info on how to get myself around the city for cheaper. Breakfast was a decent start to the day.

Only complaint I would have was the long stairwalk living on the top floor, but that seems pity of me complaining about that, but if you're staying here try and get a room on the lower levels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

we booked a triple room at this hotel. First, everything was fine. the room was clean.

then, we gave our clothes to the hotel laundry.
not only we got half of the clothes back with 1day late than what was agreed (we realized the next day that clothes were missing , imagine if we left the hotel we wouldnt have our clothes even.though they told us we will get them in the afternoon of the same day2) BUT 2 clothes disappeared (pant and tshirt abercombie)
if they were cheap clothes i wouldnt mind!
so we complained. the owner of the hotel didnt even apologize and started saying that such things never happen to her hotel and became totally mad to us and totally ignored us!!! we have only 2pants and 2tshirts and we know we gave.her these clothes to wash!!! so where the hell are they???
overall, we had to pay the 2nights at the hotel and.... the laundry as well!!!!!
Not even a discount or a sorry!!!!!
she was so rude to us and unpolite!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed in this hotel a few times, and I like it. Sure it is not one of the excelent hotels in the city, and sure the one who like to stay in 3-5 stars hotels shouldn't come here. But for me this hotel is ok: clean comfortambe rooms, working bathroom equipment, WIFI internet.
Staff is friendly and helpful.
Nice rooftop for smoking and drinking.
So, if you are same like me: looking for clean hotel with necessary minimum of comfort for small money - this place is for you.

Room Tip: Try do not get the room at the 1st floor: it is quite noisy!!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Ngoc Minh Hotel
Address: 283/11-13 Pham Ngu Lao Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #176 of 448 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ngoc Minh Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the very beginning, the Hotel targets the customers for business and leisure purposes. With the advantage of convenient transportation system, NGOC MINH HOTEL features 20 luxury rooms offering the perfect ambience for both concentrated work and undisturbed relaxation. Amenities include Elevator, Private en-suite bathroom, Deluxe bedding, Mini bar, IDD telephone, Safety box, LCD TV with international satellite reception and dozens of choices, as well as complimentary wireless Internet in-room & throughout the hotel. Today, NGOC MINH HOTEL has become the first choice for the local and international tourists and businessmen. ... more   less 
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