A great location, with a little rough start with the front desk. They were "overbooked", so wanted us to pay the difference for the upgraded room. Not a great start, considering you already feel everyone wants a little more $$ from you here in Vietnam.
We worked it out, and chose the upgraded room at a discount due to several factors. Keep in mind, the upgraded rooms are facing the busy street, so you do have that noise (I travel with my sound machine, so not a problem).
The lesser rooms face the back with a rooster making noise from 6am on throughout the day and the interior rooms do not have a window (in event of a fire, your life is worth the extra $10 a night to be able to escape). Also, the lesser rooms do not have a separate shower/toilet area.
The breakfast is tiny, so don't expect it to hold you over the whole day. On the positive side it gave us a chance to snack more throughout the day. There is a woman making awesome smoothies in the first alley to the left of the hotel when facing the hotel--she is the second stall (just an FYI).
Overall, clean, nice location, tiny breakfast, and spend the extra amount so not to have to take a shower in the toilet!
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- Beautiful Saigon hotel is centrally located at the heart of the city approximately 20 minutes from the Tan San Nhat international airport. The hotel is within a walking distance from the Ben Thanh market, the Saigon River, as well as many other tourist attractions such as the War Museum, the Notre Dam Church, and the Reunification Palace. The location of the hotel provides you with an easy access to the public transportations, tour operators, restaurants, bars, and shopping centers. 24-hour front desk. ... more less
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