Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Address: 242 Tran Binh Trong, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on 242 Tran Binh Trong, Ho Chi Minh City, is near Cu Chi Tunnel, Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Ho Chi Minh Square, and Thuong Xa Tax (Saigon Tax Trade Center).
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

    Reviewed by sorialsights

    Very Satisfied

    Reviewed Oct 28, 2013
    by (11 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Very good hotel but a little out of the centre of town. Great staff and excellent pool and facilities with free shuttle service to town regularly

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by stevephan

    Great price for 5 stars hotel in Ho Chi MInh city

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2011
    by (1 review) , Vietnam Flag of Vietnam

    This is nice hotel to stay in Ho Chi Minh city, but the facilities quite old . The service is 5 stars !

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

    In need of a update


    Stayed here for two nights on business. The hotel is exactly the same as the Equatorial in Penang in bedroom decor, and facilities. The carpets have seen much better days, and likewise the bathroom shower could have benefited from someone cleaning the mould from around the bath.

    Ok for a couple of nights, but not a good area for strolling around as there is nothing to see or do..

    restaurant ok...staff helpful..

    Necessita di essere rimodernato


    Mentre mi trovavo in viaggio d'affari ho passato due notti in quest'albergo. Per quanto riguarda le camere, l'arredamento e le strutture è assolutamente identico all'Equatorial di Penang. La moquette ha visto decisamente giorni migliori e anche la doccia del bagno necessita di qualcuno che elimini la muffa da intorno alla vasca.

    Non male per un paio di notti, ma non si trova in un buon quartiere se volete andare a passeggiare dato che non c'è nulla da vedere o da fare.

    Ristorante soddisfacente... personale cordiale...

    Necesitando una actualización


    Me alojé durante dos noches por negocios. El hotel es exactamente igual que el Equatorial de Penang en la decoración del dormitorio y las instalaciones. La moqueta tuvo tiempos mejores e igualmente la ducha del baño saldría muy beneficiada si alguien le quitase el moho de alrededor de la bañera.

    Bien para un par de noches, pero no es una buena zona para pasear porque no hay nada que ver o hacer..

    restaurante, bien.... personal, servicial....

    A true gem


    This was my first visit to Vietnam and I didn't know what to expect from hotel accommodation. I was extremely surprised. Spacious rooms, extremely clean and comfortable. The large rooftop pool, with swim up bar, provided a welcome retreat from the afternoon city heat. Breakfast was 5 star UK / US standard; pleny of variety from the buffet, recognising that they have to cater for a cross section of nationalities. It is a $2 cab ride to the central areas (District 1) but the standard of accommodation, service and food more than made up for the journey. Would definately stop there again.

    Very Nice Hotel


    I just returned from the Equatorial in Hochiminh City, Vietnam. I was there for a large tournament being held in the city not for vacation. The hotel turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It was very clean and sanitary. The hotel staff was friendly and helped as much as possible. The rooms were nicely sized and the bathroom was large. I liked having the in room safe to keep my valuables. The rooftop pool was a nice feature, but having to go down a floor and through a change room just to get to the hot tub was annoying. The restaurant on the main floor had a nice but expensive buffet. I ate mostly at this location; the other two restaurants saw little business and were always empty. The hotel is a little ways away from the city centre, but the free hotel shuttle was great. It took us to the market and to some temples. Overall the hotel was a very good experience. There is nothing major to complain about. I enjoyed my stay and trip to Vietnam.

    Excellent, five stars to this hotel


    We actually didn´t have our hopes up for this hotel, but it was just marvelous. We stayed here over a week. Very clean hotel, with all things you can ask. Room service, bar in the lobby, three great restaurants in the hotel. Swimmingpool is open till late. Also a poolsidebar. Excellent service, to be honest, one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Location in Cholon(the chinese part of HCMC) is excellent, taxi to District 1 costs at most 30 000 dong(1,5euro, 2 USdollars). Breakfast was awsome(Japanese, American, European, Vietnamise cousines). Go to Equatorial and walk out as a new person.

    Surprisingly nice


    Compared to the other western hotels in Saigon, this one is a bit out of the way in a neighborhood with no attraction. But if you want a good price, comfort and don't mind the 5 minute cab ride back to the heart of the city, consider staying at the Equatorial. I was there for three days. The room was as clean and nice as any above average hotel in the states and the service professional and friendly. My rate included a decent breakfast. They've got a working gym (with cocky male attendants), a sauna and a small outside pool next to an outdoor cabana style bar. It's not as large and convenient as the New World but it's a good alternative.

    Not for the light sleeper


    In need of a renovation, this hotel is in district 5 away from the main area of HCM City. If you don't mind the traffic and single pane windows, you will be fine.

    At $60/night, it was worth the price...

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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    A travel blog entry by m-m


    ... We then finished off looking at the war museum. Matt loved looking at all the guns on display as well as old US tanks and planes, I understandably wasn’t half as enthused about them. We spent the afternoon visiting the Independence Palace and Notre Dame. We each had a curry for dinner that evening before retiring to bed after such an early wake up.

    Another early start and today we were going to the Cu Chi Tunnels. After a breakfast of Beef Pho, ...

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