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“Its OK but Could Do With a Makeover”

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Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
Ranked #26 of 461 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We (family of four adults) stayed at Hotel Equatorial as part of a package deal we bought. From our perspective as tourists the hotel is a little out of the way of the majority of the "must see sights" which are in District 1 which is where we would stay next time. Having said that the taxi ride is not expensive but when the traffic is at peak time it can take some time.

There is nothing stand out negative about the hotel it is just a little, well, past its best. The staff are overall very helpful, courteous and are five star in their service standards. The room was clean but small and the bathroom well just OK. There is a gym lots of equipment in good condition but old, pool is fine.

I would not stay there again but I have nothing really negative it just needs a makeover.

Room Tip: Roo overlooking the pool can provide some entertainment
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Excellent quality hotel located about 15 minute taxi ride into the city.

Large quality rooms, clean and well presented. Breakfast buffet catering for all tastes.

Downside is wifi free in hotel lobby only. Requires a taxi ride into the city costs about 2 - 3 $

Supermarket about 200mts for drinks etc. Nice 'German' beer garden close by.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

stayed here in November 2013. very impressed from my last stay last year. from the airport pick up to the welcome reception, to concierge were all courteous and friendly. Pool excellent since renovation last year. Meals very good.Thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: best to have a pool view room.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is the first time that I've had a meeting at HCMC, VN. This Hotel located in center of this city and left me a good impression about this city. The service here is OK, the staff is also nice and kind. Staffs communicated in English quiet well. F&B is OK. This hotel is near a small park, university, bookstore, market, shopping mall...

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

From the moment I stepped into this hotel I felt very comfortable and at ease. Great welcome by front of house staff and efficient check in.
The room was spacious and spotlessly clean with very good facilities. Comfortable.
Staff throughout the hotel showed why Asians are no 1 for hospitality.
I highly recommend this hotel.
Beware of the traffic!!! lol Motorbikes are all kamikaze!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed here firstly for 3 nights and then came back a day later and stayed for one night with our tour group. Our first room was clean and comfortable. Our second stay for the one night the room appeared less inviting and lacked appeal. There is a free shuttle bus to and from the hotel to various spots including the market and inner city area. The breakfast was amazing - everything and more was there for you to choose from. The staff are very friendly and speak English well. We needed to keep some of our luggage in the storage area and the staff were only to happy to assist. Just down the road (a little stroll for 3 minutes) is a supermarket - which sells pretty much everything that you haven't packed).

Room Tip: The hotel was in general rather quiet.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

although not in district 1 it is easy to get in and out of the centre by taxi
hotel a bit tired but great service and good rooms/ breakfasts. Reception manager dealt with a difficult sitation vert well- we had had an obnoxious neighbour- drunk aggressive american couple who fought throughout the night
nice swimming pool

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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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
#16 Spa Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#22 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: £66 - £162 (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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