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The Alcove Library Hotel
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

The location may quite disappoint you but everything about the hotel is worth it. The facade of the hotel is alright but nice.

The rooms are very comfortable though it's not that spacious but big enough for you to move around.

Friendly, nice and great english speaking staff. They really do care about their guests.

The Saigon Roadhouse offers a cozy ambiance dine in experience. The view from the resto balcony doesn't offer much what Saigon has to offer but if you just wanna chill and relax a bit, i think it will do. Nice interior.

Cute, artsy lobby. Excellent wi-fi. :)
Overall, it is definitely worth every penny.
Interior is great. Definitely, we'll be visiting again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank lanceefied
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Dear Lanceefied,

Thank you very much for choosing The Alcove Library Hotel as your home far away from home

It is great to know that you love our hotel and you had a good stay with us. And thank you so much for writting wonderful comments here

We are looking forward to serving you again soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Best Regards,

Moon/Ms

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

Although this hotel is not too far from the airport, two cabbies had a hard time finding it, probably because of another street with similar name.

However, we had a good time once we were there. The rooms were modern and clean. The breakfast was great. I reached the breakfast 15 minutes past the time it ended but was served fast and with personal attention in the roadhouse café.

We got excellent directions and assistance for an onward trip to the Mekong delta - complete with a driver, tour guide, accommodations - all at a good price.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Hemant M
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear Mr Hemant M,

Warm greetings from The Alcove Library Hotel, Saigon!

Thanks for giving great comments about us. We are a bit hiding away so some taxis cant find us for the first time, but almost the taxi driver know us quite well...

It's delightful to know that you and your friend were enjoying staying with us and very satisfied with our services. We are going to keep non-stop improving to serve our customers better and better

We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future

Best regards,

Moon/ Ms

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

The pictures and the reality of the outside match, not so much the rooms. Lovely aromatherapy in the lobby, and uber cute french courtyard in the midst of Saigon city bustle. 15 minutes cab ride from the airport (60,000 VD or about $3 US).

Booked 2 nights in the city which was just fine for us, we much preferred the slower pace of Nha Trang and other smaller cities. Staff were very kind and helpful. If you try and book their airport service (claimed on their website), it's $17 US one way.

The room: very basic. The floors were Ikea laminate, which meant any Movement on the floor above could be heard. The bathroom separated from the bedroom by a glass sliding door, not terribly private. The safe didn't function, and even with assistance from the staff, wasn't easy or intuitive. The walls of the shower were in poor disrepair, and although somewhat clean, looked awful, with no fewer than 3 different colors of caulking and cracked tiles. The windows couldn't be opened, and were opaque glass, on the outside, you could see the mesh (cage), no possibility of any viewing. The small window above the bed could at least offer a view of the weather outside. The air con functioned, albeit loud.

Breakfast: breakfast is offered in their Roadhouse grill on the top floor, fine for this meal, no ambiance for any other meal of the day (I believe they offer hamburgers, and other western dishes, not appealing to us at all, we are here for Viet food!). To start the fruit plate was very good they were apparently sold out of bread ( ! ) so items were limited. Pancakes were chewy, coffee nothing to write home about (certainly not the great coffee we had everywhere else), second day breaki (at least they had bread) about the same.

Area: a couple of quite good local restaurants on the alley/street of the hotel...and a couple good cafés in the area for decent coffee too.

Overall, ok.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ecowoman
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Dear Ecowoman,

Thank you very much for staying with The Alcove Library Hotel and spending time to post comments here

We are a small boutique hotel so number of rooms are little. But we provide almost the amenities & services of a 4 star hotel in town

As the law, next door houses can not make opened windows to look over to neighbours. So our windows just for getting some natural birght. This made you disappointed but we are very sorry, we cant change law even we really want...

Some of not good points we will be trying to improve. We do hope your next stays will be much better than this time

Once again thank you very for your comments. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the future

Best regards,

Moon/Ms

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

this is my 3rd stay in this hotel and the it excels in 3 ways, it feels like home away from home, the staff are well trained and informed (especially when they treat you like family), and everything works without fuss.

the location is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle and in 30 mins you are in District 1 or a 10 min ride to the airport.

a definite respite from the hustle and bustle of HCMC .....

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Teck88
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Dear Teck88,

Thank you very much for always choosing The Alcove Library Hotel to accommodate yourself when coming to Saigon!

And also thank you very much for your great comments. We will keep up and maintain our good standard as well as we will improve it better and better

We are looking forward to welcome you back again very soon. Please take good car and Merry Christmas!

Best regards,

Moon/Ms

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

my friend recommended me to try out and I am here for two nights' one of the best affordable hotels in HCM! gd location. close to airport and easy to access to town area as well. free wifi in every rooms.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank kimchiboy
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AlcoveHotel, General Manager at The Alcove Library Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Dear Kimchiboy,

Warm greetings from The Alcove Library Hotel, Vietnam!

Thanks for choosing us and giving good comments here. Even it's just a short comment but it is very helpful for us

We are looking forward to welcome you back soon. Please direct email to us through email address: alcove@alcovehotel.com.vn for best offer

Best regards,

Moon/ Ms

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