Kimdo Royal City Hotel
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Yesterday was a travel day from Dalat to Ho Chi Mihn City. We didn't have to leave till noon, so we got up and packed all of our things. Then nate and i decided we would go to get a massage. We walked about 5 min. to another hotel that had massage in it and turns out that they don't open till 2 for massages. So we decided to just walk around a bit …
After the last entry, I just went to sleep and tried to get a good nights sleep. Didn't happen. Only got aboõut-5 hours. Oh well, doing alright with adjusting to the time zones. Before i went to bed i decided to exchange my money. I became an INSTANT millionarre. 1.6 million dong for $100 US. Anyway, we had to be up and ready for the bus to pick us …
... middle of happening city.
This is the place to people watch - Bui Vien street, lined with bars and restaurants they have plastic seats centimetres from the roadside so you can sit and have a beer and soak up the Saigon life....and as the night goes on, more seats come out, the road gets narrower, the craziness increases. It's a buzzing place to spend your Friday night - there's noise, lights, traffic, locals getting ...
... Tuktuk driver agrees to pick us up and be our driver all day tomorrow for $20, which is about £12. We're doing the museum, palace, S21 and killing fields and wat phnom as a day trip while he waits around for us. Sounds like a good deal for everyone. He also does a shooting and rocket launcher trip, which I might do for my birthday if it means no cows being blown up in my vicinity Wow we're so full of food We waddle up to the Chaktomuk river restaurant ...
... or Saigon as everyone still calls it.
The first thing we noticed when arriving into HCMC was that the whole city seemed to be closed, like not a single shop, cafe, restaurant or news agent was open. The city was completely dead, you could walk down the middle of the street and not fear getting run over by several bikes at the same time, a very rare thing in Asia. We realized that the whole city was closed down for New Year and the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kimdo Royal City Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
Kimdo is ok
Agree with most previous reviews stayed there four days all together on the 4th and 6th floors. The standard rooms are not the best we grumbled and they upgraded us to the 6th floor suites. Very good location for getting around. Breakfast buffet is good. Internet in Business centre is very slow, went 2 doors down to shopping centre where internet place is much better.
Il Kimdo non è male
Sono d'accordo con la maggior parte delle altre recensioni. In totale ho passato quattro giorni in quest'albergo; sono stato al quarto e al sesto piano. Le camere standard non sono ideali, così abbiamo reclamato e ci hanno fatto passare di categoria dandoci una suite al sesto piano. L'ubicazione è perfetta per andare in giro e la colazione a buffet ottima. La connessione a internet nel Business Centre è veramente lenta, ma nel centro commerciale lì accanto è molto migliore.
Mio marito, i miei due figli adolescenti e io abbiamo passato quattro giorni in due camere superior durante le feste natalizie. Questo è un posto fantastico dove festeggiare il Natale. La colazione a buffet è fantastica. Le camere sono pulite e di buone dimensioni. Siamo arrivati ai mercati Bin Tay a piedi in circa 15 minuti. C'è una piscina interna / vasca idromassaggio molto piccola. La camera viene riordinata dalla cameriera.
me + my hubby + 2 teenagers stayed in 2 superior rooms here for 4 days over the xmas. great location to celebrate xmas. buffet breakfast was to die for. Clean + fair sized rooms. Walked to the bin tay markets. about 15 mins. Very small rectangular indoor pool/jacuzzi. Serviced by the maid.
They try -- and that is what counts at this hotel. The staff is excellent -- everyone at the desk comes to help you if you have a question and the breakfast manager and staff truly make the morning enjoyable. Our room was beautiful -- high ceilings and clean.
Stayed in the Kimdo hotel for four nights in the last week. It has apparently just been awarded 4 stars. The reception area is good with doormen opening the doors. Most staff are very eager to please. Reception staff need a little bit more training in customer relations and are thrown by simple requests. Ensure you have any requests made and confirmed in writing especially when handing over cash.
Family favorite on multiple occassions
I stayed here on several occasions throughout the years, including for a month-long stay as I was doing research in Vietnam and once a few years later for two weeks while vacationing. The staff is friendly and really on top of things. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and very clean. I am a Vietnamese-American and I can tell you that the food that you get at the free buffet every morning made me feel right at home! I've never had a problem there. Great value without the stuffy atmosphere of the Ritz.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel Kimdo for six nights in September 2006 in a standard room.
Beautiful hotel, great location
Just spent three nights here.4th floor,nice room,quiet,clean.If you send out laundry,only pay at front desk,I paid fella who delivered,but money never made it to front desk.Staff fixed problem immediately.Hotel has great location(close to Ben Thanh market and many shops) and dinning room has nice view of city
We stayed at the Kimdo for 5 nights during July. The room we had was enormous and quite comfortable. The furniture in the room was quite dark and dominating, but the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. Being on the 12th floor, the pressure from the shower was not too good - we did find we had to run around in it to get wet!!