Our 4 night stay at the Blue River was easy, efficient and we felt very well taken care of. Thuy, the manager was very hospitable and helped us through the entire booking process, booked great tours, and organized our taxi to the airport for our requested price of 100K VND. She even bought our favorite street vendor ice coffee for us each morning which was an excellent touch that made us feel at home away from home. She's an excellent manager and great host!
The rooms were clean (never saw any cockroaches), spacious, had air con and windows facing the alleyway to the other hotels. The rooms don't have safes but you can leave your valuables in the front desk safe which is what we did and did not have any problems.
Location is convenient and walkable to many of the major sights in District 1. Taxis are all around and ao are the great motorbike taxis. They will take you just about anywhere and faster than a taxi in D1 for 20K VND.
We did the Cu Chi tunnel and Mekong Delta tours which were reasonably priced at 5 and 14 USD for half and full days respectively. Definitely recommended.
For our last 2 nights we requested a room with balcony but when the time came the room was not available as the current residents decided to extend their stay. In exchange, Thuy lowered our room rate for our current room by 8 USD.
We would come back to Blue River again and recommend it to anyone looking for a convenient and comfortable stay in Saigon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue River Hotel is a newly built and refurbished hotel which combine Vietnamese hospitality with international and welcome atmosphere. All room offer a choice of queen or twin beds, window with nice view, air conditioner, flat screen LCD TV, free wifi, in-room safe, private bathroom, hair dryer.Whilst the room rate is budget, the facilities are clean and definitely comfortable, with a light breakfast included and friendly staff who are always willing to go the extra mile to help with tour bookings, hire cars, taxi’s and any other help you may require.Every room has a private bathroom, hair dryer, mini-bar, air conditioner, flat screen LCD TV with international channels, wireless internet access, IDD telephone and in-room safe.Blue River Hotel take pride in pampering our guests with service such as safe deposit box, luggage storage, laudry, DVD players as request and airport pickup & transfer service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Blue River