A couple of weeks before our flight I hunted for a potential hotel in Saigon and the choices were enormous as the prices were reasonable, so I emailed several of them. I liked the professional tone of the response from Beautiful Saigon 2 , compared to others that replied with disjointed grammar. I was even more impressed that they scheduled me for airport pick up sans guarantee. Frankly I was in doubt that somebody would pick us up from the airport but true enough, someone was holding up my name on the arrival gate at Ho Chi Minh! Couldn’t be happier.
Going through Saigon’s streets in the wee hours gave us a glimpse of the city. Our van suddenly swerved to a tiny street and I thought, oh no, could this be like the scam TV shows where tourists are hooded with dark sack before being kidnapped. The farthest from my imagination. Beautiful Saigon 2 at the Backpackers area in Saigon is one delightful find. You’d be surprised to enjoy the comforts of a proper hotel room in a small street lined with other similar hotels.
For a very reasonable price they are able to provide very satisfactory accommodation, service and buffet breakfast too. Best of all, the staff are just genuinely pleasant. It’s not like they make extra effort to please their guest. They are just being their natural selves treating you like they would if you visited their own home.
I’d like to mention Nhung, Linh, Thao and Thien who despite being young people are such adept hospitality professionals. Special mention to Cuong who is like a mainstay in the hotel from 6am till evening and ask him anything he likely knows where, how and what the answer is.
Appreciate the comfort of a proper hotel room with standard amenities, spacious area and very clean room, good bathroom provided with strong shower. Don’t look for a lobby or elevator, remember this is an 8 room boutique hotel.
Appreciate the buffet breakfast with juice, good quality Vietnamese coffee, Cha-gio, yoghurt, crispy banh mi, cheese, butter, watermelon, banana and your choice of omelets or pho. Don’t look for chafing dishes filled with viands, this is a backpacker’s area.
Appreciate the staff’s efficiency, friendliness and good attitude. But you might feel bad about leaving though. People like Nhung, Linh, Thao and Cuong are such sincere and genuine people, they tend to make you feel like you’d like to stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Bui Vien st, the Beautiful Saigon 2 Hotel is located in the kingkom of Saigon packackers area ( Pham Ngu Lao - De Tham - Bui Vien - Do Quang Dau Area ). We are about 20 minutes from the Tan San Nhat international airport, 10 minutes from Saigon train station and 5 minutes from the famous Ben thanh market. It's within walking distance to the famous Ben Thanh Market as well as a number of great restaurants, bars and a couple of shopping centres as well as the public transportations, tour operators.The Beautiful Saigon 2 Hotel has 8 spacious room with elegantly designs and modern facilities which give you a comfortable stay. We are eager to receiving you to our property for your holiday to Hochiminh city - Vietnam. You are expected ! ... more less