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Jhaela
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Good for a Short Term Stay

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Aug 3, 2012
This hotel is definitely good for tourists on a tight budget. The rooms are clean but don't expect too much space. Fresh water, a box of tissue paper, coffee in sachets, water heater and liquid soap are provided. There is hot shower that is triggered by a switch from outside the bathroom. Air conditioners operate well. There were several outlets for charging purposes but mostly are type G which fits plugs with 3-prong rectangular blades. So better have an adaptor ready. Receptionists were very friendly and helpful. There was a convenience store just around the corner and a hawker center within a 10-minute walk from the hotel. From the hotel to the center (like Bugis Area) is roughly 12 sgd by taxi. 

However, some things didn't go well. We had a consistent problem with our telephone line. The wire had to be pulled off the outlet to revive its dial tone. it happened over and over again even after the telephone set was changed. We also found a cockroach in the room which made us buy a bottle of insecticide. Keycards took some time to open the door. Closets were tiny with undetachable hangers. The plastic-covered bed was a bit uncomfortable but can be ignored. Wifi charge was 5 sgd for 2 hours, which is only valid for 1 log-on. And girls on skimpy clothing start lining up beside the hotel's entrance after 11 pm. No restaurant.
Date of stay: July 2012
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We had hot water, they cleaned our room, brought fresh water and towels, were friendly...
Yes it is located in the red light district, but also close to a subway that takes you conveniently to the city center.
Only negative thing is that they charge you quiet some money extra if you want to use heir wifi...

Date of stay: July 2012
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3  Thank xavierf128
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

you get what you pay for. its just a simple hotel you sleep in.

in the middle of the red light district.
2 mins away from mrt :)

Date of stay: July 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank mylestan
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I found this hotel on my first trip to Singapore a few years ago and have stayed here about 6 times since and twice in other hotels of the same chain near by. I like the area the hotel is in for a few reasons, first it is easy to get to from the airport by either MRT or taxi. the MRT station is less than a 10 minute walk away.easy to get a cab or bus.

Granted it is in a "Red Light" district but for the most part it is not in your face type of place. most of the women are hidden away in small home looking buildings. some do work on the street but even those are not aggressive. in the evening when some of the stores close small food vendors pop up or some food places expand their seating on to the sidewalk areas. many labors seem to live in the area as well as college students so the sidewalk places get a good crowd of people. the selection of food these small places offer is wide and prices very good. i have always felt safe walking even very early in the morning.

The hotel itself is simple and many of the rooms are small.the blankets and sheets are thin as noted by others and i have seen a few bugs in my different trips but never many. no room safes are a drawback but safety deposit boxes are available at front desk. staff always friendly and they have an area to store bags if you get there before checkin or have time after you check out

the bathrooms only have showers no tubs but the hot water is plentiful. one bit of advice the hot water is by flash heater and needs to be turned on. the switch is generally outside the bathroom near the door. A red light shows on the switch when it is on.

Date of stay: January 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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1  Thank sirchas
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Well as per the Hotel it was wonderful and though the place its situated is not suited for families and couples the Security given by Fragrance is excellent... They Dont allow cheap grades to enter the hotel... Only the streets been filled up with sexual workers and that too they dont force u or any... they just stand before u and tell their price...So its was excellent staying in Singapore...

Date of stay: May 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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2  Thank Sudarshangreenline
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

This hotel is a hotel for those who are in a tight budget. It is not recommended for those who wants something fancy. However, our experience here is very poor. 1st of all, you will have a hard time looking for cabs and most of the cabs didn't want to bring us to our hotel because they didn't like that specific area. We also joined a tour and we were the last to be brought back to the hotel and the driver got lost. Imagine that. The room is JUST a simple room, has the basic things you need (bed, small table, desk, aircon, comfort room). When you go out at night, you'll be surprised because there's a lot of people around (pimps and "women"). However, judging by their service given to the customers, they are really nice and they will help you with anything. Because of having a hard time looking for cabs and having a very bad location, we decided to transfer to another hotel.

Another thing, my friend was able to see a ghost in their room. Spooky. Never gonna return to that hotel ever :( Maybe other fragrance hotel is better but not this one.

Room tip: No restaurant, no room service, no view, 15 min walk to convenient stores and some fast food restaurant
Date of stay: March 2012
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