I asked the Trip Advisor Forum for advice on a hotel in Saigon and as usual they delivered. I said I was not interested in fancy lobbies, multiple restaurants, spas, pool, gyms, etc. I wanted a good location, spacious room, updated amenities. Elios Hotel was suggested. It was exactly what I was looking for. I booked it through Booking.com for a large room with a king size bed for $42. per night, breakfast, taxes included.
The hotel is in district 1 and within walking distance to the major tourist sites. There were lots of restaurants in the area and on Fridays and Saturdays there is a street food market directly across the street.
After reading the reviews I asked for a room on an upper floor but not on the 11th floor directly under the restaurant. Our room was on the 9th floor so you could not hear the roar of traffic or any people but you could still hear the honking of horns. I don't think you can get away from that. Luckily it doesn't go on all night. There were windows going across one entire wall so the room was light and airy. The air conditioning was good, the WIFI worked well, the bed was comfortable, the shower was fine. We called to ask for extra pillows and they were delivered within 5 minutes. The television had CNN and a couple other English speaking channels. There were multiple outlets for charging phones, kindles, etc. The room lacked any type of decor but for the price who cares?
There is a restaurant on the roof where we had breakfast. You could eat inside or outside. The buffet had a decent selection of Eastern and Western foods so you could have soup, salad, beef, noodles but also eggs, croissants, bacon in the same meal. Some things were good and some were bad. It was hit or miss.
This is a hotel I would definitely return to if I ever get back to Saigon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elios Hotel is an international 3-star hotel, enjoys its location in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, within working distance of fabulous shopping as well as the city’s business and entertainment districts. We boast of eye-catching, spectacular park view and all 80 cozy rooms are elegant and modern designed with your utmost comfort in mind. Elios Hotel, a home away from home, will offer a pleasant stay with all your needs is satisfied. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elios Hotel Saigon
- Elios Hotel Ho Chi Minh