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“Budget-friendly and Clean!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Graceful Saigon Hotel

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Graceful Saigon Hotel
Ranked #127 of 448 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Iloilo City, Philippines
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Budget-friendly and Clean!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

We asked for airport pick-up and the man who fetched us spoke little English but it didn't really matter as we were too tired/sleepy to talk (it was 3am). He brought us to Beautiful Saigon and then left. I thought the hotel recently changed its name but soon found out from the male receptionist that the owner has several hotels with the word "Saigon" - Beautiful Saigon 1, Beautiful Saigon 2, Graceful Saigon, etc. We panicked a bit as we were dropped off at the WRONG hotel. Thank goodness the receptionist informed us that Graceful was just 5 meters away (!) and he even allowed us to print our hotel voucher for FREE. Good thing he spoke English. I wanted to send him a fruit basket after that. He was really helpful.

Upon check-in, the male receptionist merely asked for our hotel voucher and passports but my sister went down and got the latter as we were not comfortable not having them (yes, even while we sleep). You can do the same. Just ask nicely. Breakfast is served from 6:30am-9am, which is good if you plan to start the day early. Not buffet but they have a list where you can choose. Pretty basic - eggs, milk, coffee, OJ, bacon, bread, jam and butter and fruit - which is good.

We don't see a lot of foreigners inside the hotel. Maybe twice only. The breakfast area looks like the dining area of someone's home. I found it personally amusing. But the important thing is that it's clean and the food is served hot.

During our first day, our first instinct was to just hail a cab (Limit yourself to either Mai Linh or Vina Sun, nothing else! These are the 2 taxi companies that consistently use their meters) but Ms. Nhung, the hotel manager told us that we could easily walk to the War Remnants Museum (or in that area).

Graceful and its partner hotels give away free maps of areas which cover (Ben Thanh Market, Post Office, Reunification Palace, all museums,etc.) We decided to give it a go and boy oh boy, was it tiring! But it is simply the best way to get a taste of the real Vietnam. You will miss a lot of the local life if you always get a cab or hire a private vehicle. Of course, that does not mean you don't take care of your valuables. Beware of sidewalks as motorcycle drivers use it to no end (and recklessly, if I must say). Every few blocks, we stop by restaurants/shops/offices which look high-end/pricey and check if we're going the right way. We do this because people in these places usually understand English compared to street vendors/random people on the street/ tourist police). We did arrive at our destination and it wasn't that long.

We had several problems with the safety deposit box but WAIT! Before you think of something else -- the problems started since my sister kept on forgetting the code. Anyway, it was still safe and reliable. The all-around bellboy (in red uniform) was very helpful, even changed the batteries of the safe without us asking and never got tired of returning in our room with the emergency key. Speaks great English too. You gotta give him a good tip.

We got a Standard Room with a double bed. No-frills. Not a gigantic room of course, but it served its purpose. It was clean and NOT noisy as what some people say. Bed's comfortable. They have a PC, so you have free internet access. Pretty helpful especially with tourists who want to do last minute checks with opening/closing hours of certain attractions,etc.

Ms. Nhung, the manager, is incredibly helpful and polite. That, i must say. She speaks good English and is very patient. The hotel staff are great and the receptionists always try to help.

We paid a total of 83.50 US dollars for 2 1/2 nights, including daily breakfast and airport transfers. This is cheaper than the quote they sent us through e-mail before we went there. It's a great deal!

Just bear in mind that the hotel is narrow, meaning it's not the sprawling type where you can run around freely. Not more than 10 floors, I think. Doesn't have an elevator, only a winding staircase. For each floor, there is one room. They have a travel agency downstairs which is amazing! They will assist you if you haven't made reserved trips to, say, Mekong Delta or the Cu Chi Tunnels. Only if you ask for help! They don't push their services to their customers which is good.

The hotel is located in the backpacker district. The road is brimming with foreigners, which is why it tends to attract certain bad elements. But these foreigners leave Vietnam unscathed so you're all good. It's not that dangerous, just be alert when using the road and haggle with prices! Also, every time you step out of the hotel, do carry the calling card of the hotel (found at the front desk). Show it to the cab driver upon going back. It saved us a lot of trouble.

I highly recommend this hotel. Budget-friendly, clean and has a strategic location.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

We were recommended to this hotel by Beautiful Saigon Hotel. The superior room is the price of a normal double room elsewhere. However the superior room is not as spacious as other hotels. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The room is clean but the toilet is small and the shower often has no hot water and is very weak. Breakfast is not great... the breakfast area has no aircon. No elevator. Very noisy at night. The hotel has its down sides but we are happy to stay here again as it is clean and staff are friendly.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hh0404
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Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Usually the hotels I stay at in SE Asia never live up to their web ratings but this one did. The reception staff were helpful, polite, and very friendly. The room itself was absolutely spotless and looked newly furnished. The bathroom was also spotless which is impressive for any mid range hotel in SE Asia. The room I stayed in was located on the 2nd floor and it was the only unit in that mini stairwell which was quite nice. The room also had a lot of amenities such as a desktop computer!, free wifi, hair dryer, safe, and dresser drawer with lock and key. The bed was also very comfortable with new pillows and clean sheets.

The location is a big plus or minus depending on your holiday lifestyle. If you're an early sleeper this might not be the place for you since the surrounding area is quite noisy until late. There are a few cafes/bars nearby with sweaty middle aged western expats belting out poorly done renditions of Metallica and Maroon 5 songs until 1am. However, there are many good western restaurants and small pho cafes all within a block or two from the hotel and it's close to the night bus staging area and metered taxis are easy to catch from this location.

This is easily the best mid ranged hotel i've stayed at in SE Asia. It's a very good value for the money ($30/night solo) but i'd avoid the hotel's airport pickup/drop off service since you can find the commercial taxis really easily around town and at a fraction of the price the hotel charges.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bolognapony
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

My wife and I were very pleased with this hotel. It is extremely clean, cheap, and has everything that you need in a hotel.

For a place this cheap, we just prayed it was clean.

This place is much more than that. Due to the limited space, the bathroom is somewhat cramped and the water pressure is a little on the low side, but overall decent.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Commandaoz
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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298 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Stayed there for 2 nights and totally felt comfortable with Graceful Saigon Hotel. The room was not super spacious but enough to make you feel at home. It was clean, tidy, and well-equipped with all necessary things, including a PC for our convenience. The staffs were very friendly, helpful and the location is perfect, right in the backpacker area which is in the heart of the city, just few minutes to grab everything. The breakfast was simple but too good to make us happy.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kiet Q
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Additional Information about Graceful Saigon Hotel

Property: Graceful Saigon Hotel
Address: 63 Bui Vien St., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#43 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#51 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,373 - ₹ 2,418
Hotel Class:2 star — Graceful Saigon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under the management of Beautiful Saigon Hotels Group, our team at the Graceful Saigon hotel offer international standard rooms and friendly service with a smile to make you feel at home on your holiday in Hochiminh city – Vietnam. Our motivation is to provide a pleasant and interesting stay for our guests. We thrive on our slogan "Affordable and a Nice Stay". Welcome to Graceful Saigon hotel. ... more   less 
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