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Riverside Hotel Saigon
Ranked #172 of 457 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Utsunomiya, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

I stayed the hotel for two nights. It was a room without window, not asking in advance, but the cost was reasonable so no complain. The breakfast is ordinary for this class of hotel, I guess. Warm noodles are nice. I liked the location. All of the tourist places are within the walking distance. The hotel staff are relatively helpful. I would recommend this hotel if you look for a budget accommodation.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Somebody got a copy of Paint Shop Pro - this hotel, unlike the picture, does NOT have the Saigon River lapping at its doors. Nor is the road in front a quiet, narrow street - it's in fact a 4-lane highway, bustling with taxis, motos, buses, SUVs etc. If you were thinking the photos suggested that this hotel was situated in an undiscovered quiet zone, and bucked the trend of the usual noisy traffic that one can expect elsewhere in HCMC, think again - it's not an honest depiction of what you'll find there.

Inside it's hardly any better - very dated and in need of a major facelift (unless of course you get the room they've modernised for the sake of their website photos). While the lobby is passable, the rooms are atrociously outdated - paint peeling off the ceilings and walls, rust in the pitiful bathroom, windows bricked up (that's if you have one). If only the housekeeping had done something to salvage any feelings of positivity, but that was also a major let down.

Breakfast was simple but adequate, just be careful to get there early, because when things run out, well... they stay run out - even the basics.

On the plus side, the location is pretty central - being only a 10 minute walk to Lam Son square (City Hall, The Rex, The Opera House, ...). This walk will give you the opportunity of passing several rather better hotels - plenty of opportunity to regret not having booked them instead.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the pictures they have been unashamedly photoshopped! The river is not as would seem right beside the hotel it is in fact separated by a 4 lane busy a-road! The room was falling apart - wallpaper peeling away from the wall, toilet seat had come away from the toilet due to rust, the view out the window was blocked by a brick wall and no hot water! I will upload pictures to back up my review

  • Stayed September 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

like the structure of this hotel, good view of Sai gon river, the habour.The location is near destinations and street restaurants like in Ben Thanh market.Overall, rooms rate is pretty expensive, staff is attentive and friendly, the food is delicious.Anw, I enjoy this hotel for next time if possible.

Room Tip: choosing high floor is the best choice 'cause it's noisy at low level
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

When I stay in 5* hotels in south-east Asia I usually expect a 4* room with a 3* service. Here I got a 2* room with a 2* service

We thought we'd book a little luxury before moving down the coast - it was laughable.
I'd much rather have stayed in a hostel.
The website shows a lovely, grand building sitting on the river front. We got there and it turns out it's not on the river front as there's a crazily-busy, 8 lane, main road separating it - good luck crossing it by the way.

For a relatively expensive price we paid there were no windows in the room, the staff weren't particularly helpful and the breakfast was lousy. If you want luxury stay elsewhere, if you want cheap stay elsewhere - it's noisy and horrible.
Free toiletries, large room and the tourism/trip planner attached to the hotel were good things.
Thank God we only stayed one night.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Stayed for one night, arrived very late but checkout was still open and helpful. Room was clean and had everything we needed but did smell of stale cigarette smoke. There were no smoking signs in the lobby and hall but none in the rooms so maybe it is allowed. Other than that it was everything we expected it to be for the price paid. Relatively good location depending on what you are in town to see, good choice of options at breakfast buffet, comfy bed and a good hot shower.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed in the riverside hotel for 1 night it cost $60 for the worst night sleep we had in the 7 weeks in hcmc.a lot of the good photos are of the 5 star hotel next door (regency riverside ) the staff are rude and so is management.room was dirty and so was the bed sheets.we hated it and urge people not to stay.we had stains all over the sheets but management didn't won't to know about it.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riverside Hotel Saigon
Address: 18-19-20 Ton Duc Thang St., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #172 of 457 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Hotel Saigon 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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