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Ho Chi Minh City - Hotel Recommendations

Postby laulfitz » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:38 pm

I have a few friends coming over from the US in November and we will be traveling to Ho Chi Minh City. Does anyone have any hotel recommendations? Preferably centrally located so that we are able to walk to various sites (if this is even possible). Thanks!

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Re: Ho Chi Minh City - Hotel Recommendations

Postby the lynx » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:54 pm

laulfitz wrote:I have a few friends coming over from the US in November and we will be traveling to Ho Chi Minh City. Does anyone have any hotel recommendations? Preferably centrally located so that we are able to walk to various sites (if this is even possible). Thanks!


What's your budget?

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Postby laulfitz » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 1:05 pm

For HCMC I would like to stay around or under 150 - I hear this is possible in Vietnam!

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Postby Fortan » Fri, 25 Oct 2013 1:09 pm

laulfitz wrote:For HCMC I would like to stay around or under 150 - I hear this is possible in Vietnam!


I've stayed here several times. Always loved it.

http://www.rexhotelvietnam.com/home/

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Postby haidv86 » Sun, 27 Oct 2013 9:38 am

laulfitz wrote:For HCMC I would like to stay around or under 150 - I hear this is possible in Vietnam!
If to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) you should select the hotel to the center of transportation to the attractions. You should select the following hotels: New World Hotel (from US $ 121), Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers (from US$ 150)... and there are many other hotels.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:47 pm

Oh.... lets play 'spot the spammer'!!

I've been their three times*

First time at the Palace (called something like the Duoc Lap back then) on Nguyen Hue. Then the Metropole down near the Central Market. Then last time at the Continental, right in the hubba/central.

It comes down to (these days, when there is choice) budget versus quality and historical resonance. For example I probably wouldn't have chosen to stay at the Continental, if not for it's extraordinary cultural and historic significance. Funny place though, for the historically grandest hotel in Saigon, it's reception area is a 10*10' boxed off room. When you get up to your room though, threadbare, and with french-doors to a balcony overlooking Eden Square in front and Dong Koi (?) to the side, you really start to feel it.

*in fact I should consider visiting again, it is a fantastic city, with... hmmm ... just fantastic historical resonance, and lovely people + food. Funny, for unknown reasons it's the only place I've been where I feel like I 'breath history' ... hard to explain!

@Fortan. Never stayed there, but they have a nice open air roof-bar. Great for taking pics over Eden Square etc.

For my sins, I 'closely acquainted myself' with an ash-tray from that bar... like this... http://farm1.staticflickr.com/61/156458 ... 3a9e_z.jpg.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Oct 2013 1:15 pm

JR8 wrote:Oh.... lets play 'spot the spammer'!!



True, in reality, but technically?

He didn't start a thread, he's doing no more than responding the original query (which the OP is posting from a Singapore IP), he not referring to his signature, and while obvious, his signature is still legitimate according to our policy. So, while I would love to whack him, technically I cannot. However, we ARE watching for the slightest misstep.

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