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Mai Hotel
Ranked #271 of 476 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Reviewed 25 July 2011

Ok, I guess you get what you pay for. Location is good, but rooms are old, run down and in poor taste, although it seems clean. There is a plack in the room that states " no prostitutes allowed".... Just in case you wanted to bring one along, lol?!?!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

Despite being a budget hotel, service was top-notch in my opinion. The girls at the front desk were extremely friendly and helpful. and so was the man at the door.
We didn't expect much from the rooms, knowing that we didn't pay much for it. It was a good place to rest your head after a long day's walk exploring HCM.
Location was not too bad. Very close to sheraton hotel.
But don't expect too much from the rooms.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

The hotel is a 2* with a nice design. The double room includes jacuzzi which I enjoyed after 3 weeks backpacking across Vietnam. Staff is sweet and helpful. Location is also good in the heart of District 1. The highlights is the great buffet breakfast, probably the best I had in vietnam. Delicious.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

If you are a backpacker or you preferred to stay in a low-cost hotel with good services and friendly staff, you can go directly to Mai Hotel if you plan to stay in Ho Chi Minh City. The receptionists of MAI hotel are very attentive and they will help you as long as they can. The bell boys keep our luggage safe after we check out but left our things for more than 8 hours.

Mr Ming, Mr Faith and Ms Ann will help you all through out your stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

Best word to describe this hotel. The staff are great, helpful, attentive and very nice. They make you feel welcome and speak great english. Breakfast is a good spread (it is great if you are meat eater / non muslim - but they do accommodate). Note there are about 5 halal food restaurants within 2 mins walk.

Two computers with printer in the lobby (old but they do the job, wifi in the room great speed). Room was clean, functional and with one or two desgin touches, bathroom was decent size and was a nice space.

Loaction is in district one, so it is a max 15-20 mins walk (i do walk fast) to the main sites, opera house (5 mins), notre dame (7), ben thanh market (10), Bitexco (10), dan sinh market (12) war remnants (15), reunification palace (15 mins) well you get the picture. You can also stroll down to river from here.

Lots of taxis (car and great fun motorbikes) about all times of night. Cash point right outside. 30 mins with no traffic to airport (45 / 50 with).

I had no problems and felt very safe day and night in the area. Staff enjoy helping out and on hand to answer questions provide you with tips and palces to see.

Shearton is 5 mins away and has a great roof terrace to take the city in at night.as is the Rex hotel.

For 40 quid all in all not bad, you may find cheaper and get more but if you wnat something quick safe and easy this is it.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

I traveled with my friend to vietnam and stayed in Mai hotel for three nights. We paid 32 USD per room per night that made me paid only $16 per night. The hotel was placed in district 1, accross to the river, walking distance to benh tahn market, and two bloks away from pacharan cafe.

The staffs were extremely friendly, the guy at front desk are politely funny, and the most important is they speak english fairly good. Free speed wi fi...

The room was clean, quiet, with a jacuzzi in the room. I never expected I could get a luxurious hotel with 16 bucks a night while a friend spent about 10 bucks in a backpacker guest house.

You can deposit your luggage while travelling to other cities for free...
With 16 usd per night, i cannot ask more

Room Tip: Use vinasun taxi from airport it costs about 150Kd
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2011

I did not enjoy my stay at this hotel at all. The rooms as well as the public areas all stank of stale cigarette smoke! The rooms are poky, not particularly well-cleaned and the beds were not comfortable. I was not impressed with the staff, who did not seem to care much about the guests. Unfortunately, I also developed food-poisoning (from a meal at another hotel); if I had not been travelling with a friend, I would never have found a decent international medical centre for treatment. The staff were totally unhelpful and ignorant. The "breakfast room" was pretty basic and the waiting staff didn't understand enough English to be able to take a simple food order correctly. The only good thing about this hotel is its location - very central and within easy distance of many of the tourist attractions. The Mai Hotel is also situated right next to a noisy (and dirty!) local beer hall, which doesn't add to its attraction. I would defineitely not stay at this particular hotel again, neither would I recommend it to anyone..

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Mai Hotel

Address: 4A- 4B Thi Sach | Ben Nghe Ward, 1 District, TP.HCM, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #271 of 476 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located downtown, right next to the ancient city, Cathedral, the Post, and Ben Thanh Market, they offer an ideal area for both leisure and business travelers. With commercial district and shopping venues just few minutes away, guests are bound to be fascinated by the location. Boasting 60 comfortable and elegantly designed rooms, this high class hotel features excellent facilities like on-site restaurant, business center and in room facilities like air condition, elevator, satellite TV, high speed internet, and minibar. All in all, Mai Hotel is a great place of stay. ... more   less 

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