Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
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It's our last day in Vietnam today and needless to say how sad this feels after 10 terrific days spent in such a beautiful country where we met amazingly friendly people and tonnes of delicious spring rolls.
Our flight (873,000VDN each (£28)) from Dalat gets us into Saigon at 09.40 which is great as we get almost a full day to trot around …
Sunburned skin, blue butts and out of control stomachs but what a fantastic week it was!
For the last 6 days we jumped (or in Wendy's case, dragged herself) out of bed early in the morning, ate breakfast with our new friends Mr Long and Mr Thanh (who already have been up for hours, doing workouts and stretching) and jumped at the back of the …
We had another long journey to HCMC by train but we met a lovely Vietnamese family (shared bunk beds). They did their best to speak to us in English and their 1 year old baby had his eyes on our pringles. We offered him one as it seemed like the thing to do. I asked his mum's permission of course and she agreed but said just 1. I gave her the crisp …
It's never much fun going to see a war remnants museum when there is so much shocking stuff to see. Even with the usual propaganda stripped away, there was some horrific stuff to see. War is never pretty, and the Vietnam war was no different. The effects of Agent Orange and others was not pretty (although having deformed foetus’s in glass …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Spring Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
Friendly staff, great location
The location is unbelievably good - it's near the high-end hotels and shopping but on a quieter street. I actually enjoyed the shopping and restaurants more on this street than Dong Khoi. The rooms were basic, but clean and safe. The best part though was the staff - very friendly, professional, and extremely helpful. At $28/night, this is a great value. For comparison, I spent 1 night at Liberty 4 in the backpackers district - $35 and the room was loud, the service dismal, and the breakfast was almost inedible.
As a side note, one of the best and most beautiful restaurants in the city is on the corner by the hotel - Nam Phan. I ate in the garden outside the mansion. Food, service, and setting were all first rate.
Loved this Modest hotel in the heart of Saigon
For only $41 night got a nice room in one of the most popular areas of Saigon. Full breakfast included. Helpful staff arranged for airport pick up, confirmed flight, arranged for drivers and guides for tours. Fluent English speaking staff. We liked this hotel so much that we returned to it later in the trip. $5 taxi ride from airport (the hotel arranges pick up for $15 so if you are arriving at a decent time of day you should just get a taxi at the airport). Try and stay on the higher floors possible to get away from street noise, although this hotel is quieter than many other hotels in Vietnam.
Great Value, Great Location
To add on to the general sentiment here, the Spring Hotel is a very affordable, very centrally located, and very friendly option in HCMC District 1 (the heart of town).
We stayed for 2 nights in Jan 2006 and found the room to be clean and comfortable with little amenities like AC (much needed), satellite TV, minibar, and in-room safe.
The rooms are nothing special from a design or linens standpoint and the bathroom towels are plenty thin. However, it's clean and safe and for approximately $40/night for a "Deluxe" room, we were very happy.
The staff at the front desk were all smiles and, as of writing, they had two free Internet terminals in the breakfast area, which came in handy while far from home.
Great value and central location
My fiancee and I stayed here for 4 nights in December and loved it. The location is great as its in District 1 and a short walk to most attractions and other larger hotels. The breakfast was very good - try the beef noodle soup (pho, a local favourite) for breakfast once! The reception staff were very efficient and arranged some internal flights for us. I think this hotel is great value for money, however remember it is a 3 star hotel so don't expect flashy interiors. The rooms were clean and well equipped for a 3 star. A good option for you if you normally like to stay in a 4 star type hotel.
My husband, daughter, and I shared the suite at the Spring for $71 per night, including breakfast and taxes. The hotel deserves more than two stars! The staff is wonderful. The room was spacious, well-appointed, and comfortable. The location can't be beat -- right in the middle of everything, and within walking distance of the Palace, the museums, Notre Dame, and some great restaurants. Breakfast was outstanding. Despite checking out in the morning, we returned to pick up our luggage after a long trip to Cu Chi and Cao Dai and they generously allowed us a quick shower in a vacated room before we left for the airport. That room was rather small (two twin beds) by American standards, but average for a European hotel, and the bathroom was just fine. I would gladly stay here again.
Recommended; try and you want to be again
Great location; great staff hospitality; a good choice especialy the DLX rooms.
10 days I was there, enjoy every day from the staff and the hospitality.
Two minuts walk from the city center.
A lot of restorant around.
The Spring Hotel is totally underrated as a two star hotel. It deserves a four star rating for the staff's attentive and friendly service if nothing else.
A classy small hotel for any city. Deluxe room was cozy, beautiful, clean, cool (important in Summer), & reasonably priced ($45US). While out-of-the-city for a day-&-night the rate was lowered to $35 w/o request, a nice touch. The other rooms looked nice, too, when staff had the doors open for cleaning, etc. A great little package.
Great little hotel
Lovely small place with great staff. Had a deluxe room, which was really big and great value for money. Also location of hotel, means it is less noisy (although you can't get away from the traffic noise in HCM) than other hotels.
Have stayed here many times now and always found the place very comfortable and clean. Located right in the middle of town but surpisingly quiet - the staff are always so welcoming and kind always smiling - bring you complimentary cups of tea - internet available most of the time - good value for money - can easily book by email - would recommend it