We found walking about outside the hotel very difficult as the roads were so difficult to cross as there is no concept of giving way to pedestrians, even on pedestrian crossings. So frustratingly this curbed our independent exploring. Locals have no concept of safety for pedestrians and frequently motor bikes were using pavements as another lane for traffic. The shuttle bus proved to be a real bonus in sightseeing.
Great high-end hotel outside the city. The channel up button on my remote didn't work and the bathroom didn't have the familiar sprayer next to the toilet that even 2 star hotels have. Breakfast buffet was also just OK. Better food can be found just outside in the markets for 1/10 of the price. However, really nice comfortable room with a big bath tub and an awesome view from the 19th floor! Really appreciated the room amenities, made my stay was very pleasant. Hotel is deserving of the 4.5 star class (but probably not more).
Traveller from US
Situated in the District 5 business area, this hotel is within 7 km (4 miles) of Chinatown, Ben Thanh Market, Central Post …More
Excellent services. Staffs speak multiple languages and are very polite. The morning breakfast in the hotel restaurant where is beautiful, clean, bright and with very good service. It is worth much more for the price we paid for it.
amazing rooms, spacious, comfortable, great bathrooms, etc. However, the wifi in the hotel is absolute garbage! If you need internet, this will really drive you nuts. The hotel staff's English was very poor, and it made booking an extra night very difficult so we just did it online to spare us the trouble. The tub in one room only had hot (very hot) water from the faucet, but the overhead shower had both cold and hot so we had to mix them in order to fill the bath with a tolerable temperature water. The standup shower in the bathroom had a broken handle and I had to play with it to get it to adjust the water properly. In the second room we stayed, which was located on the bottom floor, we had two mosquitoes inside the room that ravaged my girlfriend. the area where the hotel is located is great though, and i would return to the hotel as long as I wasn't staying on the ground floor.
The hotel staff were courteous and polite. The room was spacious and clean which is very important. The breakfast though did not have much variety. The wifi connection was very slow. I would go back to stay If I need to be at the same place again in district 5.
docjabagat from Cebu City, Philippines
Arcenciel Hotel is nine storey Building with 86 rooms and suites, all rooms are equipped with good furniture, individual air …More
While this hotel is a little apart from the heart of the city, it is still in an interesting area that is worth exploring. The staff at the hotel always went out of their way to be helpful and were very friendly.
The room was clean and seemed entirely appropriate for the amount we paid.
My friend and I stayed at this budget hotel in Cholon, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh.
We actually decided to book online in the hotel lobby because booking online turns out to be cheaper than walk-in prices. The staff in the reception doesn’t mind and gave us our room right after we showed them the confirmation email. Our room was big, albeit abit old. Basic amenities like hot water and wifi are available and everything seems to be working. The reception staff cannot speak English, but Google Translate saves the day.
We returned to the hotel at about 11pm once and found the gates locked. Thus, we had to wake the night guard up from what looks like a deep sleep. Jolted awake so suddenly, he is nevertheless wide eyed and polite while opening the gate for us.
Needed to stay just for a night and it met expectations. The room, sheets and towels were crisp and clean. The TV had several English channels. The lights went out thrice in the night when it was raining and took several minutes to turn back on. The breakfast the next day surprised me as there was more variety than I expected. There were 2 live cooking stations: pho and egg. The buffet had Vietnamese and Continental options. When checking-in they asked to keep our passports for the night due to police checks, but I declined and requested them to keep a photocopy which they did. Staff is friendly, even when their English is not so good.
Cholon, sometimes referred to as Chinatown, is southeast of the city centre and features several ornate pagodas including Thien Han Pagoda, dedicated to the Chinese goddess of the sea. Cholon also houses Olympic-size Lam Son Swimming Pool, as well as many Chinese restaurants. Cholon Bus Station serves the Mekong Delta.