My husband and I stayed at the Alcove Library Hotel for one night in February 2014. We stayed in a suite, which had a little kitchenette with a stove and microwave. We only stayed for one night, so did not use it, but for people considering a long stay, this could be a nice feature. The room was spacious and clean, but the bathroom and shower needed a little updating and painting.
The hotel was about a 5-10 minute taxi ride from the airport, so it was convenient, but was not located downtown near many of the museums and tourist attractions.
The hotel staff were very nice and helpful. The rooftop restaurant had an outside seating area which was a nice place for drinks. The breakfast was not a buffet, but a selection from a menu. The food quality and service were very good.
The Wifi connection was good and for people staying longer, there were lots of books to borrow from the lobby library. There was also a nice outside terrace area in front of the hotel.
Overall, although not the best location, it was convenient for short stays because of it's proximity to the airport. It was clean and comfortable, and the service was very nice. It was a good deal for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Alcove Library Hotel, an unrivaled boutique hotel experience in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. We opened our doors in July 2012 and are located just off Nguyen van Troi street, the main avenue connecting the Tan Son Nhat International Airport to the city centre. This prime location offers great convenience to our guests, as the airport and the city are usually only 10 to 15 minutes away by taxi, depending on traffic conditions. Nestled in a charming and quiet neighbourhood street, The Alcove Library Hotel also offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, and yet represents a perfect base from which to explore the excitement of Saigon.In keeping with our name, The Alcove Library Hotel offers a sanctuary of deluxe accommodations, architectural elegance and timeless style. Our rooms feature supremely comfortable beds and pillows, over 70 channels on flat screen TVs, and a range of amenities designed to cater to the needs of discerning and savvy travelers.Our hotel is meant to be enjoyed, experienced and rediscovered with each visit. We have an extensive library that offers a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books for guests to borrow during their stay with us. High-speed wireless Internet connectivity is also available free-of-charge in guestrooms and throughout public areas. Our concierge service can also help tailor a personal itinerary, offering recommendations on places to visit. Our restaurant on our fifth floor, the Roadhouse Saigon, aims to offer the best burgers and contemporary fare in town. Guests can eat in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy the outdoor terrace overlooking neighboring rooftops. At The Alcove, a new level of hospitality in Saigon awaits you, where smiles abound, the service is gracious, your needs are anticipated, and your comfort is our top priority. ... more less
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