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“A hotel of faded glory”
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May Hotel
Ranked #163 of 457 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A hotel of faded glory”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

The hotel is ideally placed near the opera house in the ‘Paris’ end of the city. The rooms are spacious enough to give you room to breath, but not big enough for you to want to say in the room all day.

They flaunt the hotel pool as its main selling point, however the pool is not well maintained and the pool bar is never open.

The breakfast service has a limited array of items, of which most of them are cold either by necessity, or because the fire that is supposed to keep them warm has gone out.

The staff are polite but not warm, and little things like putting a taxi charge on your hotel bill, or asking reception to print of a itemised bill, appear to be just a little to complex a request.

There are other hotels in the area that offer at better service for the money spent, but they do not offer the pool.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Aircon stopped working on 2nd night - we had a room change fairly quickly. Breakfast was slightly strange - more like left over main course from the night before. There was also an egg station which provided great omelettes and there was Pho available. Pastries were good and plenty of fresh fruit. Great bar In street around the back of the Hotel called Bernies. Doorman seemed desperate to sell us his tours (Kim Travel) - after doing some research we ended up doing Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta trips through them with no problems. Pool was good (pool bar never open)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Orlando, FL
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62 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed with husband and two children 7 and 3 for 2 nights. Location is great for walking to the river or the Market. Taxis around town are quite inexpensive, too. Beautiful enclosed yet outdoor pool on top floor of hotel but the gentleman whose job it was to take care of pool and provide towels did not seem very friendly, a major aberration for the whole of Vietnam. Breakfast here was also vast expense of food and there is an ATM in the lobby along with several computers for hotel guests.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Overall a good choice in HCMC. Great location, 1 minute from the opera house. Plenty of restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, including some great japanese restaurants. Some decent views from my room (12th floor). Overall, good value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Buckinghamshire, England
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We had a couple of issues at first which resulted in us requesting to be moved from the first 2 rooms we were put in. (One stank of smoke and the other, the a/c wasn't working properly.) this was dealt with speedily and we were kindly upgraded to a slightly better room. The pool is lovely and has a great view over the city. We found the staff friendly and helpful, smiles and politeness from us were responded to 10 fold. There was one negative - we received an unwanted alarm call at 5.30am, twice! Aargh! Still mistakes sometimes happen and overall I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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melbourne
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32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel is handily located in distict 1 and walking distance to Market. Ammenities include large rooftop pool and business cemtre. Breakfast was excellent with good variety of Western and Asian dishes. Resturant meal was reasonable. On the whole staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend as a good place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed in May hotel for 5 nights. The hotel is very well located and you can travel by foot to most places of interest.

There are great eateries close by and the hotel staff were good.

The pool is on the top floor and was clean and quiet when we used it.

Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: May Hotel
Address: 30 28, Thi Sach Street | Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 457 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — May Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About May Hotel:May Hotel is one of the Top 3 Star hotels in Ho Chi Minh city with 113 spacious luxurious guest rooms, as was built in modern style with design mixed between traditional Europe and Asia. May Hotel will bring you relaxation as in your home, provides the ultimate accommodation and comfort and also take you home away from home through the honesty, hospitality and professional in service. Whether you’re a tourist or here on business, The May Hotel is a truly great place to stay.Location:Right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city. It will bring Central Business District to your doorstep. And it just 20 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport by Taxi.What you can do:It is located on one of the venue that can be within walking distance to all the main attractions as restaurants, bars, shopping & business centers, sightseeing venues & entertainment. The best convenience to explore the beauty of Opera House, Duc Ba Church, Ben Thanh Market, Vincom Central and Saigon River.What you will get:- Five luxurious room types: Superior, Deluxe, May Deluxe, Deluxe Twin, May Suite- Spacious high class Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi on the rooftop- Gym Room with modern equipments together with Sauna and Steam bath.- May Restaurant offers variety foods in breakfast buffet and a-la-carte menu.- Well trained staffs to maximizing the guest satisfaction. ... more   less 
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