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“Clean and central”
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Lac Vien Hotel
Ranked #309 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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“Clean and central”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. This is my fifth time in Saigon and the first at lac vien. I paid $34 a night for a superior room. The room is very clean and the air con good. It's in the centre of the backpacker area but on a side street so quiet. I walked everywhere. Saigon is a very walkable city (ignore what people say about the traffic - it's not that bad). There are loads of bars and restaurants around here. You can pay $2.50 for a beer in one place and 30 cents in another one just around the corner. The difference being the quality of the chairs. I would definitely stay at lac vien again. And I love Saigon.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Lac Vien Hotel about 5 times now, everytime we are in Saigon. The hotel is very centrally located in District 1, right in ther middle of the action.

The staff at Lac Vien are exceptional and go out of their way to be of assistance and are always friendly, even to the security guys outside.. During our last stay on 10 and 11 January 2013 we stayed in one of the VIP rooms for $48USD per night (including a good breakfast). The VIP rooms are spacious and roomy with great air con and comfortable beds.

The hotel restaurant is good with friendly and helpful staff

I have noticed over the years that the hotel is starting to look a bit shabby with plaster needing replacing in some rooms and a good paihnt job needed, however, this does not detract from the fact that it is a good hotel in a great location and is great value for money.

Room Tip: The VIP rooms are still the best value for money
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Beware, non-smokers. If you can't tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke then avoid the Lac Vien Hotel.

We had booked a couple of nights here for a non-smoking room but our request went unmet. "Fully booked", we were told.

The entire establishment reeks of smoke. It doesn't help that ash trays in the lobby and hallways encourage smokers to stink up the place.

The staff are pleasant and breakfast is sufficient but best avoided if you don't like cigarette smoke.

Wi-fi connection is also terrible

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

I arrived dead tired after a 20 hour flight past midnight and was so glad to see the driver from the hotel waiting for me. The hotel was a pleasant surprise. Great location in the old part of town, on a little side street that was still quite lively at this hour. The room was very nice. And the staff was just great. I needed some help with my next booking in Hoi An and the owner (?) took care of everything. Even ordered a pick-up car for me. I will definitely come back after my side trips.

Room Tip: Be sure to request a room with a window if that matters to you.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the VIP room at.US$52 per night.
The suite was large with a queen size bed and a made up extra bed, a living area, nice and clean large bathroom with bathtub.
Toothbrush sets,.bath foam, shampoo, hand soap,.comb, face towels and bath towels were provided. Hair dryer is also available in the bathroom.
A small funtional fridge is sticked with reasonable priced drinks and beers. Room was incredibly clean. Nice multiple windows, small step out balcony.
Breakfast was alright with choices of chicken/pork porridge, american breakfast set, omelette and others including a drink of your choice, though limited to only one breakfast set per person.
Prices quoted were honest and clear including the return airport transfer at US$15 private car.
Staff was polite, friendly and professional.
Their service was quick and efficient and even allowed us to check in early at 11am. Check in and check out was totally hassle free.
They even offerred to show us the rooms before we decide to check in.
Thank you Lac Vien Hotel!
U perk up our short holifay trip in Vietnam :) keep it up!

  • Stayed December 2012
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North West Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2012

On first trip tp Ho Chi Minhwe stayed in the Aquari at 84$ per night. which was ok, but on our way back we stayed at Lac Vien for 33$ ( for 2 people incl breakfast), and although not the same class of hotel in fact it was much better value.

Hotel was clean and service was good, rooms were a good size.

Location is mack in the centre of District 1/Baclpacker District, which for most people is the only lively part of Ho Chi Minh for foreigners.

Its in a side street so not so easy to find, but i called it up on Google Maps and walked straight to it.

All the coaches that go to different parts of Vietnam leave from these streets. all the travel agents that do your booking arrangement are also here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2012

The location is excellent, quite in the center of the main attractions. Unfortunately we got a room without windows and it smelled muggy. They offered a change with a rise of the price.
From outside the hotel looks nice, but the rooms need to be modernized a little bit and the bathroom needs a revision.
Next time for sure I'll choose another hotel. Sorry.

Room Tip: Don't get a room without windows!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Lac Vien Hotel
Address: 28/12-14 Bui Vien St. | Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
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Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #309 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Hotel Class:2 star — Lac Vien Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 286
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