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Saigon Europe Hotel
Ranked #88 of 448 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Taiwan
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

In the middle of the backpackers neighborhood, BUT a huge step up from most places we looked at. Real good value, friendly & helpful staff. Would certainly go back. Gave us a map and outlined the spots to see. Did their best to accomodate everyone when all the local area had an early morning blackout.

Room Tip: Get a room in the back, off from the street.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Taiwandude
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

I chose this compared to Beautiful Saigon as this is reviewed as having bigger rooms. Indeed the Superior room is spacious, PC in room makes it good to surf for places to go ard the city. Wifi speed is slow. Superior room are all facing the roads which makes it noisier due to the honking downstairs, loud music is acceptable, I think the stretch facing Beautiful Saigon is worse.

We also stayed half a day more in the std plus room as sup room is fully booked, the room is quite small, however it is not as noisy as superior rooms and air con is much colder than Superior's since they have more windows and subject to more sun.

Breakfast - you can order 2 portions of what you like on the limited menu, food is acceptable since its hot food( if compared to the usual buffet style). Service is good, the receptionist auto gave us map and directions to where we can go. The concierge is also very helpful, just tell him where you want to go, and he can tell the driver the locations and make sure they go by meter. Rem to bring the green map given by the hotel, its of good help, just point to the address below and driver knows where the hotel is. I didnt hv to speak a word to taxi driver there at all.

Room Tip: Chose the standard/plus if you do not mind smaller rooms, it is less noisy. if you like bigger spa...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Yen D
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Cebu City, Philippines
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

My family and I stayed in 2 rooms and though the specifications of the rooms were not initially met, Ms. Ly tried her very best to accommodate our preferences. She is a BIG asset of this hotel and her PR is just excellent! It made up for the leaky, wet bathrooms that came from a shower enclosure that was structurally devoid of any drain as this all-important drain was located outside of the shower door. That left the bathroom floor wet with soapy water and dangerous to walk on! Our first room had a bathtub and had the same problem. Except for that and the nightly LOUD music compliments of the Buffalo Club nearby, the room size, cleanliness, laptop, wifi, in- room safe, bathroom amenities, ref, free bottled water and buffet breakfast made up for it! Location is central, accessible to tour agencies,tons of restaurants and taxis (take only Mai Linh and Vinasun) passing by almost every minute!

Room Tip: Email Ms. Ly for discounted room rates and refuse any front room unless you want blaring music to &q...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank cebuana51347
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

I stayed at the Saigon Europe on three separate occasions during the past month as I travelled on a circuitous route through Cambodia and southern Vietnam; strangely, I always felt like I was coming home as I moved through District 1 towards the hotel, knowing that a clean room and extremely helpful staff would be waiting for me upon arrival. Location, facilities and service were excellent; breakfasts were fine, the air-conditioning was reliable, and there are plenty of laundries, money exchangers and restaurants in the near vicinity. A great base from which to observe and join the colour, noise and movement of the backpacker precinct; great value in terms of pricing, too! I was there so many times that I was given a generous discount as a returning traveller; will be keen to stay at the Saigon Europe again when next in Vietnam.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank John R
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

We stayed at this hotel at the start of our tour of Vietnam. The room was huge with two double beds and very clean. The staff were amazing, always a smile and ready to help with any questions. The laptop in the room was good and so were the breakfasts. Great location, close to everything. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank Sarah-JanePate
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Additional Information about Saigon Europe Hotel

Property: Saigon Europe Hotel
Address: 207 De Tham Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#28 Best Value Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#42 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#42 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#45 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,702 - ₹ 4,320
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Saigon Europe Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saigon Europe Hotel is located in the famous tourist area of Pham Ngu Lao backpackers area. We are about 20 minutes from Tan San Nhat international airport, 10 minutes from Saigon train station and 5 minutes from the famous Ben Thanh Markets. It’s walking distance to the Ben Thanh Market as well as a number of great restaurants, bars and numerous shops and shopping centers as well as good public transportation and tour operators.Saigon Europe Hostel has 26 spacious rooms that are elegantly designed with modern facilities and elevator which provide for a comfortable stay. Stay at your home in Saigon with European standard during your holiday to Hochiminh city – Vietnam. We await your visit! ... more   less 
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