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Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Ranked #26 of 459 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Just returned from a weekend trip to HCMC. Stayed at the Equatorial for 2 nights with family. We requested connecting and non smoking rooms via email after booking online as we were travelling with children. The hotel replied back almost immediately with confirmation and the connecting rooms (rooms 629 and 630 overlooking the nice pool) were set up as requested. Excellent start to our stay! Hotel is at a nice quiet location, with convenient shuttle bus leaving every 2 hours stopping at various key sites in HCMC. The shuttle buses are big, comfortable and safe (important in HCMC traffic). Taxi back to hotel cost only 43,000 VND (about USD2 - but make sure you use Vinasun or Mai Linh taxis). Breakfast buffet at the hotel was superb, and the dinner buffet (at the Chit Chat) was even better, with fresh grilled seafood and various meats cooked on the spot, design your own hotpots, and superb sushi/sashimi selections. Also highly recommend the hotel Spa. Excellent value for money at 650,000 VND per person, the treatmnt room was spotless, the therapists were highly skilled, and the level of service was as good as the best places in Asia. Free WIFI at the lobby, but chargable in the rooms (only shortcoming I can think of). We highly recommend Hotel Equatorial and commend them on their excellent service, warm welcome, and obvious pride in their hotel and their job. We will be back for sure.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool were quiet and nice.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Stayed at the Equatorial (5th Disctrict, HCMC) and found it good

LOCATION - not exactly in the most pleasing of places, what with an entire row of grimy shops selling used car engine components opposite. Parallel to this is another row of shops promising to "activate" iPhones while behind the hotel is a gaggle of stalls selling paintings -- oil, water-colour, etc Nevertheless, it is near enough for taxis to reach and is within tolerable distance to major spots of interest

BUILD - Clean lines of contemporary design with spacious lobby and driveway. Well-laid access to elevators.

ROOM - We stayed at club level and the room was adequate. Free spa service was thrown in. Quality - passable. We liked the bedding. Refreshments and snacks were available throughout the day and that was a welcome change compared to other hotels.

STAFF - Good English carried the day and we had no problems with service.

FOOD - Breakfast was adequate, and room service was prompt.

Room Tip: Front-facing rooms, and upgrade to club if possible ... well worth it
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

first impression of the building was first class...stayed on 9th floor for one night and then requested a pool side view room which was granted without any hassle.Breakfast was multi choice buffet to a very high standard.Room service was very good and good priced. A little way out of the centre of town but less noise. Stayed for 5 nights and staff were brilliant.
Swimming pool added bonus and has a "swim up" to bar.

would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Ho Chi Minh

Room Tip: Ask for pool side room on fourth floor
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Stayed for two nights, nice place but too far from all the action. Food good, bar expensive.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Close to the city centre. Great staff always willing to help and advise. Large, comfortable rooms although the ensuite is a little old hat. Best to choose a room that overlooks the pool as the opposite side of the hotel can get a lot of road noise...rooms not that sound-proof. Choice of 2 restaraunts.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

My family stayed here in early Oct with connecting rooms, it was clean and spacious, definitely worth the $$$. theres a food/flower market that is 2 mins walk fr the hotel, i found that very useful =) . Breakfast was average!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Stayed here with my girlfriend for 2 nights. First of all i think two nights is enough for Saigon as the city has not too much to offer apart of the night life. And that the problem with the hotel! It is just to far from the action. With the cheating taxis in Saigon you want to get a hotel right in the city center! The facilities and staff of the hotel are okay and average city hotel standard. The pool is actually quite big and nice. The rooms are big for a city hotel and you should get one next to the pool. The breakfast is very good as well. For a five star hotel it has a very good price value!

Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Address: 242 Tran Binh Trong | District 5, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Casino Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#10 Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#17 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#23 Luxury Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#25 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#39 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: £59 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City 4.5*
Number of rooms: 333
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 5-star business hotel is centrally located between the waterfront and Cholon (Chinatown) and is only 20 minutes to the airport. 10-minute's drive from the hotel is the city's major commercial, financial centres, shopping strips, recreational parks and night spots. The newly refurbished rooms are elegantly designed and tastefully furnished, providing guests with contemporary surroundings and comforts. Facilities include 7 outlets, a business centre, meeting and function rooms and a comprehensive fitness centre and spa. ... more   less 
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