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Early yesterday morning, we shared a cab from the hotel to the Dalat airport with 2 older Italian ladies from Milano whom I had mentally nicknamed Grumpy and Grumpier for obvious reasons. They turned out to be not so much as friendly but quite talkative on the 45-minute ride to the small airport, where we were to board a Vietnam Airlines plane t...Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam bebabui
Our trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, just outside of Ho Chi Minh, was just a half day long, but what a trip. Not only did we get to crawl through the tunnels, Niall shot a gun and there was ALOT of nasty looking GI traps to see.
The first tunnel was dug by a french guy in 1945 and the people of the area continued digging them throughout the...
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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.
Truly underrated gem!
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.
For what it is worth, Kim's beauty parlor two doors down has lovely service for unbelievably low prices. My daughter had a shampoo/cut/blowdry, which included a 15-minute scalp massage and a 15-minute chair massage, for about $12 US. It was clean and friendly.
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.
A Diamond in the Rough-Best Bargain in Vietnam
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.
The rooms are comfortable and more than adequate for a stay in Saigon. They are immaculately clean and well kept, as is the rest the hotel. The entrance and lobby are something that you'd expect in a luxury hotel, with marble floors, decorative columns, and pleasant lighting. The complimentary breakfast is also one of the best I've ever had in my travels throughout Vietnam. You have a choice of several Western and Asian breakfast entrees served with French bread, as well as fresh cut fruit and a beverage.
However, what really sets the Spring Hotel apart is is the warm and engaging hospitality and attentiveness of its employees. For example, when disembarking from my taxi at 11 p.m., I was met by a porter who hurried to the car to help carry my bags. The desk clerk asked if I was hungry after my long trip and recommended some restaurants down the road. He also asked if I would like to have a massage to help ease my tight muscles after a long trip. I also never had to ask for my room key. They knew who I was when I entered the door and handed my key to me personally with a warm smile and a greeting each time. My entire visit mirrored experiences such as these. You will find no better value in Saigon: A 4 star hotel experience at a 2 star hotel price.
Classy Small Hotel
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.
The Spring Hotel is owned by an east coast U.S. Vietnamese, managed by his son locally in HCMC, according to the helpful, friendly, & lovely ladies at the reception desk, if I remember correctly. Hotel does not take Amex. VISA/MC only. Does not take/cash Traveler's Cheques. HSBC or ANZ banks were best for that, though fees are a bit steep. VN banks are suspicious of TC's.
Good city center location. Noise was not a bother on the 6th floor (from the incessant but funny & almost musical horn-honking of motorbikes & cars (typical of VN)). A nice b'fast & bar in a lovely setting & 2 free internet computers. The computers were moderate-to-high-speed and usually available for email checking, etc. Hotel is a definite recommend. The staff does call & ask guests to leave at 10.00pm. For hotels of this size & price, it must be among the best anywhere.
There is a great little VN restaurant across the street about a block to the left out of the front door. Discovered it on the last day. Very pretty cafe style. Wish it had been noticed sooner.
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