Thien Hoa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon was a pleasant surprise for us. Personally, I thought the heat would be unbearable and I would complain the whole time as well as being overwhelmed by the amount of people. Jasper was concerned about it being super loud because of all the traffic. It really wasn't that loud, I wasn't overwhelmed by people, and we both actually really …
More pics from the streets and river of HCMC (Saigon).
... underground in the dark for so long belies belief.
Back in big city Saigon with a mostly satisfied group I could rest easy for a few hours before I met up with the GM of the ground operator we use in Vietnam. He was also called Ian, and came specially to the Park Hyatt to meet me and buy me drinks! I guess we did spend quite a lot with his company though..After a while he did say drinks were a bit expensive in the hotel and he really wanted to ...
... and take a million photos of the opera. Lovely sight! We’re enjoying the food here but it’s expensive compared to Europe. The exchange rate is not favorable and you can easily pay double or triple the price. Fortunately, fast food like KFC and Hungry Jacks (Burger King) keep the cost down. There are lots of japanese restaurants and they’re reasonably priced. We eat there a couple of times and feast on sushi. The kids love the sushi train. Anna sorts out her ...
... We then walk to the town hall and onto the opera house. After this we have lunch at Pho24 and have great noodles. Then we wander around a bit more and see the river then onto the Fanny ice cream shop for the most amazing ice cream. My favourite two are mint choc chip and ginger....so good! We then headed home and sorted stuff out before going out to the cinema to see The Wolverine after having fish and chips in the ...
We got into Ho Chi Minh after a total of 18 hours of flying and incredibly jet lagged. We ended up not having time to make reservations ahead of time, so the cab driver took us to this place after I told him I wouldn't pay more than $20 usd for a hotel room. I wonder if I would have said I wont pay more than $15 if he would have brought us to the same place..
Anyway! It was $20 usd a night for my boyfriend and I. The staff was super nice, the room was nice- our own bathroom with western toilet, shower with hot water, huge bed, our own private balcony and air conditioning! We also had a tv and a mini fridge, table and chair. They don't have wifi, but they have a computer on the reception floor that you can use for free.
I would absolutely recommend this place, I know $20 is pricey for Vietnam but it was worth it at the time. I would try to get a better price next time.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.