Here are the continued article of “Recommended hotels in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam (Part 1)”.
There’s nothing else quite like it in Ho Chi Minh City. French colonial-style tiling in floral swirls of black, and taupe in the boutique-chic lobby supports impressive floor-to-ceiling library bookcases stacked with an eclectic mix of books. The Alcove is closer to the airport than the city, and you’ll have to factor in travelling times to downtown on busy weekend nights, but it’s quiet and the beds are supremely comfortable, so you may want to indulge in a lie-in, thus missing the 9.30am breakfast cut off. But when you do, wander upstairs to the industrial-chic Roadhouse bar and restaurant, a breakfast of eggs, toast, jams, fruits, fresh coffee and the tastiest yoghurt in Saigon awaits. Fresh coffee and tea served to your door is a thoughtful touch after a full day’s sightseeing.
Little Saigon Boutique Hotel
Hitched to the bottom end of a long alley in a very central downtown location, this tiny hotel offers creature comforts and a central city experience. Outside its front door locals sell banh mi (Vietnamese baguettes), eat, chat and drink coffee in the popular cul-de-sac. A stone’s throw from city hall and other central sights, the lantern-decorated hotel, run by welcoming Vietnamese staff, offers super-soft pillows, silk bathrobes, pouffes and tables for taking coffee, and balconies overlooking the higgledy-piggledy French colonial and glassy, modern city skyline.
This slick Ho Chi Minh city hotel, just behind popular Bến Thành Market, oozes confidence in its smart, grownup rooms. Think brushed-cotton chairs, plump pillows, firm mattresses and long desks, all in a palette of moleskin and white. Ly Tu Truong Street is packed with hotels all looking much of a muchness. This is the standout on this popular District 1 stretch. It’s also close to one of the city’s best cafes, the boho I.D. Café, with its bare brickwork, 1960’s furniture and tasty milkshakes. If you stay more than three nights at the Sanouva, a complimentary transfer to the airport is included.
Saigon River Boutique Hotel
Ho Chi Minh’s hotel scene lacks innovation but this new Vietnamese-Australian venture is brilliantly located for sights, eating, drinking and shopping, and has been attractively re-fashioned from a 1980s narrow building with a bright-white sculptural facade depicting a multi-branched tree. Rooms are mostly creatively decorated – red, stone and lemon-yellow pouffes, sleek silver-and-white wallpaper, chic chairs, and contemporary photography framed on the walls. Bathrooms feature wonderful hot tub showers, and standard rooms, which do not have windows – not an uncommon feature in the city’s hotels – have been enhanced by mirrored walls. Although a couple of blocks from Saigon river, guests can watch the boats from the top-floor terrace.
Hope you have a wonderful time in Ho Chi Minh. Surely you will have a excellent experience while staying in these recommended hotels.
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