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“Great hotel, VERY noisy”

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Alagon Central Hotel & Spa
Ranked #101 of 465 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Reviewed 16 March 2009

Great hotel and perfect position but boy, is it noisy! Poor, cheap construction with internal light wells transfer all noise. Almost impossible to sleep from about 4.30 am, you can hear someone change their mind 6 floors away from you! But lovely staff, comfortable bed and very clean.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed 7 February 2009

This hotel was a great bit of luxury within a trip using mostly cheaper accomodation and boy was it worth it. Fantastic location (5 mins walk from Ben Tham market), the rooms were small but great and the staff were brilliant. Food was average, but we ate out all the time anyway to experience Ho Chi Minh cuisine.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2009

Great location,met by friendly staff on check in.You can tell its a new hotel,had interior room....no window no problem you get what you pay for.Very nice staff always willing to talk in english,at a struggle but hey good fun,

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 January 2009

After a day of scouring Saigon for places to stay, I was surprised that I was offered a room after I walked right into the lobby and requested a room for the night. The front desk offered me a superior room at $40 USD and after inspecting the room, I quickly accepted only to stay an additional four nights.

The Hai Long 1 Hotel is directly across the street from the New World Hotel and about a seven minute walk to the Ben Thanh Market. There is an ATM at a 24-hour convenient store five minutes away on the way to the market. The hotel is a bit small with one elevator and connected to the Dragon Hotel through the restaurant. Breakfast was a buffet at $80,000 VND and offered quite a few selections. Inside my room there were two beds, cable television, free Internet access via an ethernet cable, a refrigerator, and an A/C set with a minimum of 17 degrees. The room was clean and the beds were simple.

Overall the hotel has nothing special. There is no exceptional service provided, no extreme amenities, nor luxurious expectations. However what the hotel lacked in impressions, it made up for with cleanliness, a decent staff, and room space. I stayed here with my significant other but booked a room here for my good friend and my brother on his wedding night. The staff always seemed pleasant and inviting, I never once worried about my belongings, and there always seemed to be a person waiting to call a taxi for me or open the door to let me in.

I recommend this hotel for travelers who want a clean, safe, decent place to stay and are not looking to stay in the room all day. There was always hot water, Internet access, and power for the cold air conditioner when I stayed. This hotel is known by regular travelers to Saigon as well as business travelers and families. I would compare this hotel to a Holiday Inn Express in the United States.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2009

I have stayed at this hotel several times when I visited Saigon. The hotel is within walking distance to Saigon's centre. Reasonable rate, roomy, and clean.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2008

I just returned from a 3 nite stay in Hai Long 1 yesterday.

Location - excellent. about 7mins walk to Ben Thanh, though i must say Lavender, Hoang Gia Huy etc would be a better choice if you want to be near Ben Thanh Mkt. Hai Long 1 is so central that u can walk to the Cho Ben Thanh and Pham Ngu Lao - backpacker districts.
Hotel is directly across New World Hotel, if you get bored at nite, the lil slot machine club @ New World can rid you of some time.

Price - Booking through the hotel itself would get you a better rate. I booked a family room - 2 queen size bed at USD 50 and another city view room for 3 pax @ USD 45. Breakfast is extra @ USD 5, but if you like vietnamese food, breakfast at mkt is a good choice.

Room - not sure about standard room, family room is huge!

At this time, you can hear some knockings occasionally, the friendly staff - Pencil, told me that the new hotel underway next door belongs to the same group.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2008

HHL is a beautyful small hotel. 10 floors, 5 rooms each. Very new and clean.

Problem: uneducated staff lets youth come in the hotel at nights ( after 1 AM) to party! Chasing up and down stairs; playing golf on 11th floor, making noise transferring to concrete structure as golf balls on tiles make a terrible noise.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled on business
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Thank namtok
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Additional Information about Alagon Central Hotel & Spa

Address: 52B - 62 - 64 Pham Hong Thai Street | Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam (Formerly Alagon Hoang Hai Long Hotel)
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Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#46 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: £34 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alagon Central Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Pham Hong Thai, District 1, Hoang Hai Long hotel is your ideal destination, and just take a few walking minutes to Ben Thanh Market, City Theatre and the peoples committee.The Hoang Hai Long is centrally located in the midst of Ho Chi Minh City and within walking distance to major commercial addresses, the hotel is the perfect place for conducting business.The meeting and banquet facilities are well equipped to cater to your every need. A hotel that takes business and pleasure to heart, enjoy the best of Saigon while being pampered with super accommodation and excellent service.If you have any information need to support please do not hesitate to contact Sales Marketing Department ... more   less 
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