Really cannot find anything to criticise about this hotel. Location is perfect, about one block from the Opera House, and on the main shopping street. It is billed as a 3 star. That may be accurate given the rather old-fashioned look (which has it's own charm), which is not to say that the rooms are shabby. Hardwood floors, a gigantic double bed, cornices and decoration, including calming and atmospheric pale yellow tones. That said, the TV is an old (but totally functional) CRT unit, the desk information set is charmingly mixed in content, and the shower is over the bath. But to score a bath in a giant room for about $70 a night including breakfast is an absolute steal.
Reception was efficient and charming - no deposit charged at all, just pay on checkout.
My room had a small balcony overlooking the main street, but with double-glazing so pretty quiet.
There is a small swimming pool on the 8th floor which seemed not much used, but was quite adequate.
My only small complaint is the absence of much western style breakfast food. Fine if you are happy with an Asian breakfast, or a good selection of fruits and toast. Not so good if you need eggs to start your day. And if you do, just Google Annam Foodstore which is two blocks away and has a 1st floor cafe serving massive French breakfasts (and great lunch too).
Taxi from the airport is about $10. There are multiple ATM's of major banks within a block of the hotel.
A great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Huong Sen Hotel was located in the heart of the city. It takes 15 minutes to TAN SON NHAT International Airport by taxi, within easy reach of shopping, entertainment centers, business centers, post office, airline offices, banks. Huong Sen Hotel has traditional architecture, 76 cozy accommodations with 3 stars standard. Almost of accommodations have windows/balcony. From Huong Sen Hotel, you can enjoy the romantic view of SaiGon River with a few minutes' walk. Huong Sen Restaurant locates on the 6th floor where we can serve Vietnamese, Chinese, European dishes, breakfast Buffet ... From the experienced chief cook or hold the cordial parties with your dears. The Sky View Garden was at the 7th floor with the romantic and poetic outside view, creates you the comfortable feeling after a hard working day. Especially, you can enjoy Grill Buffet on Friday, Saturday evening and the special vacations. In addition, the health care club includes swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam-bath, Jacuzzi, foot massage and body massage... Always brings you the greatest relax feeling after a hard day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Huong Sen