Christina's - Hotel & Cafe

Christina's - Hotel & Cafe

212/2B D.Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
The Common Kitchen: Heart of our home.
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#17 of 777 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Christina's - Hotel & Café! If you can venture into our alleys here, you can venture into alleys anywhere. The alleys are where Christina’s is at our best! Alley (Hem) 212B Nguyen Trai is perfectly located for travelers seeking authentic Vietnamese culture while having all the modern convenience just a few steps away. Get lost in this massive enclave of urban Vietnamese culture by simply stepping outside our gates or escape from the 24/7 city-bustle of Saigon for a peaceful night of sleep. At this house, our common space includes a large common area, a full kitchen, a covered balcony, and our main office on the ground floor where guests are welcome to zone out or get productive!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Housekeeping
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Vietnamese

Location

212/2B D.Nguyen Trai, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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nelsoli wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington221 contributions203 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything is top notch from reservation to check out. The staff is incredibly helpful. The facilities are terrific (way, way better than I expected for the price!)

I had a room on the mezzanine and while a little noisy, the team kindly gave me earplugs.

Air conditions and water pressure work fantastic. Room had a Kitchenette. Was way bigger than I needed for 1 person. Place is spectacularly clean!

There is free laundry (DIY). Good kitchen facilities with free coffee. Good security as well.

The one thing to note is that the location isn’t super central to a lot of the diggers and good restaurants but everything is less than USD$1 (or 10ish minutes) away by Grab motorbike.

Can’t recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stacie B wrote a review Sept 2022
Victoria, Canada34 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the one! We have stayed at Christina's multiple times and will keep coming back. Thu and his staff are amazing. You are welcomed and cared for like a true guest each and every day of your stay.

Location: Can't beat it! It is a central location yet down an alley just enough to enjoy a quiet stay. Local transportation (i.e. Grab) were able to easily find us, and quickly. At the end of the alley (across street and to the right) is a Circle K which is great for snacks and drinks.

Room: The room is spacious, clean, and came with extra touches that make all the difference. There is a fridge/freezer that is stocked with a few drinks at reasonable prices. There is a water bottle that you can fill up with filtered water just outside the rooms door. This is a life saver from carrying heavy water from the Circle K. The balcony gives perfect views and space to watch the activities in the alley. The bathroom has shampoo and body wash which is very convenient. Laundry service is provided at a very reasonable suggested tipping fee. Service is usually same day. The staff will check in to see if/when you will like cleaning service too.

Joi Cafe: The addition of the Joi Factory (cafe) downstairs brought our stay to the next level. The food is delicious and perfect for a quiet escape any time of day. The staff are kind and the service is fast. There is seating on the second level which is open and inviting.

The easiest decision to book. Just do it and thank yourself later.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lchilcoat2000 wrote a review Sept 2020
Da Lat, Vietnam587 contributions200 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Christina’s Hotel & Cafe is a pleasant Eclectic Boutique Hotel to stay. Stayed in the studio apartment with a kitchen and a larger refrigerator.

The shower and batch was good with hot water and nicely tiled inside new and updated.

Air conditioning is cold and the bed was very comfortable!! Very nice

Very Clean with new rooms and Coffee Cafe on the first floor . Rooms priced competitively for the area.

Really the contour and layout is more of an Air bnb concept. With a peaceful coffee
Shop layout encompassing the majority of the first floor.

The cafe is vegetarian only and is quite good for the foods and drinks we had there.

Things I did not care for were :

No cable or local TV Channels only Internet smart tv with You
Tube and Netflix option if you sign in with your Netflix account. Got by without regular TV & Cable.

No phone in your room or on the floor so , need to send a email for assistance or go down in my case 6 floors to ask for assistance.

Further 16 or 17 letters to sign in PW to get on the internet. Time consuming &
Frustrated in several attempts to get on line for the tv and regular internet.
Not consumer friendly .

The location is off the Main Street and the rooms are very quiet.

So in conclusion, would recommend this property to others

Thumbs up 👍 for a nice stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Thu Nguyen, Owner at Christina's - Hotel & Cafe
Responded 8 Sept 2020
Hi Larry - Thank you so much giving us the opportunity to make things right after some initial misunderstandings. Your detailed feedbacks are extremely helpful and we think many guests will be able to benefit from reading this review...so much so that we would like to use this opportunity to bring attention to a few items: 1. Getting to our place can be very confusing so please make sure to review direction prior to your arrival, especially those not booking via Airbnb. It’s never fun to get lost upon arrival. 2. We do our best to list our amenities as accurately as possible, but as you rightly stated, we are not a typical hotel. We try to provide what we think is more relevant to a good guest experience and sometimes we can miss the expectation of those who expect us to have old hotel amenities, such as landline phones and cable TV—we’ll try to make this clearer. 3. Last but not least, we do try to share our passion for our work, even in the context if a wifi password, and we forgot how annoying it can be to enter such a long password after an exhausting arrival. We’re working on changing this. Again, thank you so much for choosing Christina’s and we are happy that you still recommended us after a not so pleasant start. Stay safe and see you on your next visit. Sincerely, Team Christina’s
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Jo wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
“Seriously best host ever so far. We had a really great experience during our stay. The host s genuinely helpful and dedicated to us to change the room cuz we changed our mind to a balcony room, always give attention if we need anything else and take into account every little thing that helps make us feel comfortable and happy. My friend is back from NZ, the host carefully asked me his flight number so she could check and arrange our room in advance. Highly recommend! Thank you so much for making our stay the best stay ever.”
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BluesGuitar wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsinki, Finland37 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I could have had any better place to stay in Ho Chi Minh City! I am a seasoned business traveller but now traveling more on as private / solo traveller. So have seen the all 5 stars hotels during my active years.
Chisrina’s Place was truly a wonderfull surprise: sparkling clean, large rooms, lovely staff who all went that extra mile to provide you whatever you needed: personalized greetings & recommendations, loading an local app, tips for your stay / your interests etc. Their service attitude and personalities so unique that after a day I felt like I was at my home.
I would not get that from any of traditional big name 5 stars.
In addition, you met in the evening in the lobby lounge area fellow travellers, all extra-ordinery individuals, with who shared their daily experiencies with you.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If there is by chance any available, just book it! You will be happy you did.
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Phung wrote a review Sept 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose Christina’s place because of the vegetarian cafe downstairs. Even though the stay is right on top of a cafe, it was quiet. Christina’s place is very closed by to shops, entertainment, and famous places in Saigon. It’s clean and neat. We didn’t cook but it has basic cooking utensils. There’s regular maintenance schedule and laundry comes with additional fee of about $2. Staff is super friendly. Cafe downstairs also has a large menu. We were lucky to bump into an open mic night. The atmosphere was great. You can follow Joi Factory on Facebook to see when they have open mic. We liked it so much that we booked an additional night. Definitely would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sophie Nguyen wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is perfect for a short business trip or just simply a staycation. The location is great, near a busy shopping street and there's a huge bookstore just 5 min walk away. Professional service and super clean room. I especially like the Joi Factory cafe which serves vegan food and amazing drinks. Overall Thu's place is just as advertised. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tran H wrote a review Sept 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A cozy, super clean and tidy room. I only stayed for one night but was impressed by the warm check in process and the cleanliness. The coffee downstairs is cute. I did enjoy the vegetarian meal and coffee for breakfast with such a good taste of music from the host
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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benji wrote a review Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I never really write a review, but this place deserves one. I travel A LOT and stay at a lot of Airbnb’s. This IS THE SPOT!!! If you’re a traveler like me or just on the road all the time, you’ll notice that you need little essentials here and there. This place has it all. Wi-Fi is excellent, coffee shop + restaurant on the first floor, laundry on-site, multiple places to eat (steps from the front door), and a big market for essentials is only a few blocks over. Money exchange at banks, ATMs, and jewelry stores are also within walking distance. They are located close to everything and are also away from noise pollution. Lastly, the staff is very kind and communication is next level. I’ve stayed all over Saigon’s Airbnb’s, from condos to skyscrapers… this is my favorite.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Get their smoothies and banana bread!
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Dan T wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome experience, clean and very hospitable! The host was extremely friendly, and they were very responsive. The cafe at the ground floor was very good, and the general location was very near many places of interest. Will fully recommend
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Christina's
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam44 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi there, thanks for checking with us and sorry for late response! Yes we have a studio is available from Oct2 to Oct4. Kindly contact us via Facebook fanpage: /christinas.vn so that we can proceed the booking further =)
Answer from Christina's
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam44 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi Trish - We do have small kitchenette inside the room, for making instant noodles, but not fully equipped enough to cook a full meal. You can send us a message via our fan page on Facebook and we can share more. /christinas.vn Team Christina’s
Answer from Christina's
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam44 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi - We are not providing breakfast at this location. However, there are so many restaurant just a quick walk to the main road, serving pho and all sorts of local dishes. Also very close to Thai Binh market, which opens at 5:30 am. Our team goes there for breakfast, and there are also vegetarian and vegan options all around. I wouldn’t worry about not finding food here =) Are you doing Day Trips with Onetrip? Because all of our Onetrip experiences have breakfast and relevant meals built it. For example, we have the absolute best Onetrip Cu Chi Adventures =). Our Mekong Delta experience is also very immersive and all inclusive. Make sure to check to see if your tours are all-inclusive and if they take commission from restaurants and shopping stops—this is how some companies run tours at money losing prices. Just ask them before you book. If you can afford to pay a bit more, Onetrip Adventures, which is also within the Christina’s ecosystem, is a great value for the experience you get. Just check out Onetrip on TripAdvisor. Let us know if you need further help. Cheers, Team Christina’s
Answer from Christina's
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam44 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi Sheryl, how many bedrooms you'll need? We have 3 - 5 BRs that can accommodate your group comfortably. You can visit our page christinas.vn to see availability and receive direct consultancy from our team. Cheers!
fscholar wrote a tip Dec 2023
Irvine, California442 contributions402 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No pool"
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Ashley A wrote a tip Nov 2023
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel is tucked down a tight street so easier to have taxis/grabs drop off and pick up down a block."
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Noah P wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can depend well on the hosts fast and clear communication whenever you need so don’t hesitate to reach out to them"
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bokkeroonie wrote a tip Apr 2023
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you try the coffee and food at the cafe downstairs! There are also water coolers in the hall outside your rooms - nice extra touch"
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Curt C wrote a tip Mar 2023
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The local car service is Grab, down load the app and you can get a ride anywhere either by car or motor scooter within Ho Chi Minh. "
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,666 - ₹3,582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
VietnamHo Chi Minh City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Christina's - Hotel & Cafe
Which popular attractions are close to Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
Nearby attractions include Ong Cao Craft Beer (0.4 km), KNN Beauty Center (0.4 km), and Cho Thai Binh (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
Is parking available at Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Banana Mama Rooftop & Kitchen, Baba's Kitchen, and Shanti Indian Cuisine.
Are any cleaning services offered at Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to Christina's - Hotel & Cafe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Independence Palace (1.6 km), People's Committee Building (2.0 km), and Former U.S. Embassy (2.5 km).
Does Christina's - Hotel & Cafe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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