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“Convenience Location”
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Meraki Hotel
Ranked #103 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Convenience Location”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

It's located at the street, which mostly the hotel/ hostel nearby are stay by the foreigner. Very convenience location as you will easily find foods, convenience store nearby. Absolutely no problem for vegetarian like me, as the restaurant/cafe mostly have exclusive menu for vegetarian meal. The only problem for the hotel was the air-condition. We stayed on end of April, summer, which the weather was extremely hot, and the hotel air-condition not as cold as we thought, even at night. We minimum the volume, but doesn't seem any different. But we file the complaint, the hotel staff will come and check, and change the available room for us. The staffs are friendly too, even-though their English not so excellent, but they tried and helps a lot on guiding us the location and service that we asking for. Definitely will choose back this hotel, if i visit for second time.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Ending our trip in HCM we decided to save some much needed money and booked two nights @ Bizu! The rooms are really small but very clean and the staff very friendly! I would not stay here in the basic rooms for more than 2 nights ... A touch closure-phobic but for a short cheap stay its fine and the location is perfect!

Stayed May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, we got a nice spacious room and private bathroom. I would say that price-quality is good in the hotel and staff was always helpful. The breakfast was included and more than enough (chose of omelette, baguette, jam, toast, coffee, OJ, tea, etc.) I would stay there again as it is in the middle of the lively backpacker district and there was always something to do (no noise in the rooms).

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We arrived early around 5am after our 30-hour train journey and was surprised to be given a room upgrade and given early check-in. It was a major relief for our tired bodies. The room was big and tidy. As our room was facing the busy tourist street, noises could still be heard into the night but minimal. The staff were helpful in our requests for local tours and laundry. We've enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We booked this hotel because it was located in District 1 and because it had a Family Room available. The room was spacious with 2 double beds and 1 single. It was located on the top floor of the hotel so while you could still here the street noise at night, it wasn't loud enough to be a problem. The location was great and there was an abundance of bars and restraints in the street. The room was clean and tidy as was the bathroom. Good wifi access. The staff were all very friendly and helpful in suggesting how to get around, booking taxi's for us etc. All in all we enjoyed our stay here and would recommend staying here if you're looking to be in the District 1 area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I first time came to Ho Chi Minh City alone. Very excited! I stayed in this Bizu hotel.I feel very good! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The staff very friendly and nice.I have a nice travel . Thanks! EVA

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We paid extra for a nice/largest room. The room was disappointing and did not look like the ones advertised. The shower looked old and needed new paint. The walls also needed new paint. There were holes in the wall from old screws that needed covering up. The room smelled like strong cheap perfume smell. The bed was so so. Other than these, our stay was great. The room was on the 6th floor so there was less noise.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Meraki Hotel
Address: 198 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam (Formerly Viet Nghi Hotel)
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#40 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Meraki Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City In the middle of the backpacker's area in Bui Vien Street,Meraki Hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a public bathroom with shower for guests who have late flights. Air-conditioned rooms come with a minibar, fridge and hairdryer. Bed linens are changed daily. Private bathrooms have hot-water showers and daily replenished toiletries. Meraki Hotel is an easy 15-minute walk from the famous Ben Thanh Market. It is a 25-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Airport and train station transportation can be arranged for an extra fee. Baggage can be stored at the front desk for free for up to 15 days. Guests can surf internet at the computer corner for free. Day trips and ticketing services are available at the tour desk. A daily breakfast is served at the hotel's dining room, which overlooks the city. District 1 is a great choice for travelers interested in Nightlife, Markets and Shopping. ... more   less 
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Hotel Viet Nghi

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