Aquari Hotel is one of a line of boutique hotels lining the city center of Ho Chi Minh City. It is located in a leafy and quieter side street off District 1 with all the tourist and shopping attractions being close by. It is around 5 minute walk to Opera House and 10 minute walk to Ben Tanh Market.
We arrived late in the night so we got to try the hotel's food options twice - first was for in-room dining and second during breakfast the next day. For both instances, we found the food to be adequate. Like most hotels in Vietnam, their food selection consisted of standard fare such as pho, spring rolls and rice paper rolls. The breakfast selection had a bit of Western fare.
The room itself was okay. I have stayed in several hotels throughout Vietnam from numerous visits and found the standard to be about 3-star, which was fine considering the location and the price we were paying. The hotel is still new and it shows as well in the upkeep of the rooms. In-room amenities were standard, including flat-screen TV, safe, complimentary slippers as well as toiletries in the bathroom.
Service-wise, we found the staff manning the reception to be quite responsive when it came to tourist-related queries. We had also asked their help in booking of a taxi to the airport which was handled well. I was even given a piece of paper with the word "airport" written in Vietnamese just in case.
Overall I would recommend this hotel. It is certainly a notch up from the standard budget hotels that one finds all over HCMC. While those offer great value, Aquari Hotel justifies the higher price through "extras" as evidenced by their dining options, ambience and service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aquari Hotel will welcome you to a world of luxury. Downtown Saigon with its myriad of attractions such as Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Reunification Palace, History Museum, Ben Thanh Market is just 10 minutes walking. Saigon, with its quiet temples and parks, live night-entertainment places, is one of the most dynamic and comfortable cities, like Aquari Hotel, strikes the right balance between business and leisure. You will enjoy the convenient location of Little Japan, which is a quiet and safe area at the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.At our core value, we proudly offer the best, most personalized service for business travellers with comprehensive business facilities available in luxurious settings. We include business essentials in every room and provide meeting rooms up to 100 pax with all audio-visual and technological needs as well as catering services for longer meetings. The 90-room Aquari Hotel is designed to deliver a restful stay for business travellers. Many rooms have views to Saigon River so you can enjoy Saigon by night with a panoramic view. The nocturne of riverbank is very romantic for honeymooners. Imagine seeing the sunrise or sunset with a glass of wine after a hard-working or travelling day. How relaxing it is! Innovative design elements are featured in all aspects of the room as well as flexible workspaces with high-speed internet access...The Spring Restaurant offers International and Asian cuisines, along with some of the finest coffee and a variety of specialty teas, wine collection, fresh juices, house cocktails, sandwiches and snacks... The Coffee Corner will introduce you to famous Vietnamese coffees and diversified Western coffees. Refresh yourself with our soothing foot massage, body massage, sauna, steam room, and manicure/ pedicure... provided by highly trained specialists. Whether you stay at the hotel for business or leisure, it's a delightful way to wind down at the end of the day, or anytime! STAY WITH US, FEEL LIKE HOME! ... more less
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