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“Great choice in HCMC”
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Ngoc Linh Hotel
Ranked #72 of 454 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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“Great choice in HCMC”
Reviewed 8 August 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights, first time in Saigon. Rooms are clean, cleaned daily, wifi in the room works great, they offer free breakfast, and easy to find. The hotel staff was nice as well- telling us to guard our belongings from potential motorbike thieves and offered information about sightseeing as well as maps. Only gripe is the fifth floor walkup to the room. Good exercise though.. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

The hotel is located at an alley just off the main street so you get the convenience of having all the travel agencies and restaurants within walking distance and yet getting less of the noise coming from the buses and motorcycles passing the Pham Ngu Lao area.

Since we arrived quite late at night and only had USD with us, Phuong changed some of it to Vietnamese dong in order for us to buy dinner. He also booked our Mekong tour the next day. He allowed us to leave our luggage at the hotel when we went to Mui Ne for an overnight stay. When we went back, he has also arranged for their car to take us to the airport for a minimal fee.

PROS
- comfortable bed, clean bed sheets and towels
- provides both aircon and fan inside the room
- small refrigerator and LCD TV
- free wifi
- decent breakfast (omellete, bread, coffee, juice, banana)

CONS
- shower curtains need to be changed, i saw molds along the edges

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Ngoc Linh hotel is decent value in the backpacker area of Ho Chi Minh City. The service is friendly and the rooms are decent and clean. However, when we asked for a twin room, we were given a room with a double bed and a single bed ($20) instead of two single beds ($18) which we would've preferred. The room was nice, but we had to move out the next day to a normal twin room because the first room was booked for the next day. Wifi was available by the neighbouring hotel's (Bich Duyen) network.

I can only imagine the reason we were given the first room in the first place was because it was 2 dollars more expensive. The second room was all the way on the top floor (5th) and there is no elevator. It wasn't a problem for us, but the problem with the 2nd room was that even with air-con it was quite hot (unlike the 1st room). Also the wifi of the neighbouring hotel wasn't available up there and the hotel's own network didn't work on my laptop.

It was reason enough for us to go looking for another hotel and we found better accommodation for the exact same price at Mai Phai Hotel just a few blocks away.

Room Tip: Avoid the top floor (5th) if you don't like stairs or hot rooms (even with air-con).
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

This hotel is in the perfect location. Only a few minutes walk from the main street that is lined with drinking bars and restaurants. The hotel is in quite alley with many other hotels. The staff here were first class and only to happy to help with everything including showing us where to go in town and sorting out onward travel. The breakfast was pretty standard as you will get across Vietnam with omelette and bread. The only one very small down side was the amount of floors to walk if your staying on the upper rooms but that can't be helped. I would definatley stay in this well run family hotel again. 

  • Stayed May 2012
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I stayed in Hotel Ngoc Linh for 4 nights. The room is clean, even they provide both aircon and fan in the room, TV, small wardrobe and clean bathroom. Affordable rate, just USD 21/night for double bed room. After leaving this hotel for a day to Muine and come back again, they gived me double bed room with bathtub with the same rate. Woooww, cool.... Moreover i ordered tour service from this hotel and they really served nicely.The staff is very nice to talk and chitchat. I'm impressed with the staff when i asked them to buy unique small fan as souvenir and they can provide it for me. Woow, i never find the staff like this in other hotel. So, overall recommended to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Ngoc Linh Hotel
Address: 283 / 21 Pham Ngu Lao Street | Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 454 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range (per night): $24 - $32
Hotel Class:1 star — Ngoc Linh Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NGOC LINH HOTEL is a new modern building with beautiful architecture, situated conveniently in the heart of Saigon, you are just minutes away from City Centre and just minutes away about anywhere in the City. With the staff is friendly and the rooms have basic amenities like air-conditioning and cable TV, Wifi Internet, mini fridge and private bathroom with cold/ hot water. Our room rate includes a public computer and breakfast each day. NGOC LINH HOTEL is a good choice if between trips to the Mekong Delta and onward travel to the north, as you can make your travel plans easily through the tour operators just outside on De Tham.NGOC LINH HOTEL is an alternative to a guest house or bed and breakfast. Our hotel is family owned and operated as a mini hotel. NGOC LINH HOTEL has many kind of room consisting of Single, Double, Twin and Triple rooms. At NGOCLINH hotel, our warm hospicality and friendly reception will make you feel right at home. ... more   less 
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