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“Excellent Central Ho Chi Minh Hotel”
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Aquari Hotel
Ranked #112 of 466 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Reviewed 23 July 2014

A little gem of a hotel. Great, friendly staff. Clean, quiet, comfortable rooms. Decent breakfast buffet. This boutique hotel is located close (5-7 min walk) to the Opera House and many wonderful eating spots (The Refinery is one of them + Ciao Bella nearby).

Good place.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Quiet hotels in HCMMC can be hard to find, the Aquari is in District 1 and bear everything but it's on a street that is not very busy and it's quiet. I've stayed here twice and both time is a 'sunrise deluxe' room facing the street. They are very spacious and the condition of everything in the room is excellent. The breakfast lets this hotel down slightly, if you don't eat an Asian breakfast then its the usual western fare of an omelette and jam & toast.

If the Aquari is close to your price range just book this hotel, it's not 5 star or overly flash...but it's a very good comfortable hotel and you should be satisfied

Room Tip: Book a sunrise deluxe room overlooking the street.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Our travel company chose the Aquari as part of a group tour but, as we booked an extra night directly, we feel able to comment.objectively. It is, as many have commented, primarily a downtown business hotel but we do not understand the negative comments about the location - it was quite close enough to the centre for us. We arrived at 2.00am, after horrendous flight delays and no opportunity to warn the hotel, but the reservation had been held and the night staff were extremely welcoming. It's nothing special, and we can't comment on the value relative to similar hotels in HCMC, but the rooms have everything a weary traveller needs and all the staff were great. We'd very happily return tomorrow!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This hotel was in a good location and had friendly staff but that is probably the only plus. the breakfast was very average, bacon that had no taste at all and lukewarm coffee.
The rooms reek of cigarette smoke so obviously people are smoking in the rooms.
We stayed here because we were on a tour but would not have booked this place if travelling by ourselves,I am sure there is alot nicer hotels than this but of course more expensive.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Phenomenal. I could not have made a better choice of hotel! The staff was professional, but what is most remarkable, extremely kind. My sister and I checked in and were warmly received. The front desk personnel and bellman all seemed to go above and beyond to show us kindness and make us feel as comfortable as possible. From sending off my 75 postcards and making sure we understood the directions to the market to the phone calls to verifying that that our cab to the airport should not be more than 170VND, we were assured throughout our every move. In fact, when we had to deal with the fiasco of our tour company to Cu Chi tunnels having forgotten about us, the staff not only accompanied us to a taxi to help us arrange a day visit with him, but they also talked to the driver while on the road-more than once- and they were right there to help us clear up a misunderstanding about the pricing of the journey when we pulled in 7 hours later. At Aquari, we learned firsthand that every guest is a special one.

Thank you to all of you who seemed to effortlessly deliver impeccable service.

Aquari is the best!

Room Tip: The breakfast was phenomenal! The mulberry juice, fruits and Vietnamese cuisine were great!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Another excellent stay in Vietnam. We had four excellent stays.
In Ho Chi Minh the prices are more expensive and so also the hotel was much more expensive (the transfer from the airport was quite expensive).
The location is good even though not in the real centre but this may be also an advantage.
The breakfast was good and the room really nice.
A very good stay even though the prices are quite expensive (compared to what we paid in the other three stays in Vietnam).

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We spent 2 days there. good location. The rooms are excellent. Very comfortable bed, Nice sofa. Specially bathroom (of our room) is very nice with Jacuzzi. Wide selection on included breakfast. Staffs were very friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Aquari Hotel

Address: 9 Thi Sach St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 466 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: £57 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aquari Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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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