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Blue Diamond Signature Hotel
Ranked #132 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Recently spent 2 nights at the Blue Diamond Signature Hotel.

The good:
The location is really pretty good - lots of nice restaurants nearby (many Japanese), Viacom Center shopping mall, and all major sights within walking distance (weather and fitness permitting given the temperatures and humidity at this time of year).
Reception staff were nice and helpful.
The gentleman showing me to my room seemed surprised to get a tip, which was so refreshing!
The bathroom was nice (photo marble-effect tiles but done well and felt clean).

The not-so-good:
I booked via Booking.com and opted for a Superior Double or Twin room. Did not read the very small print on the booking itself which stated that the room does not have a window! (Windows offer limited views means one narrow window to an internal shaft not the outside world.) I guess I just wasn't ready for that to be an option. So read carefully.
When I decided not to stay in a windowless room, I called reception, they offered me a paid upgrade and took me to a room that was full of fresh cigarette smoke. The one requirement stated on my booking form was non-smoking, so I had to go to reception and ask again. This time I got a room with less of a smoke smell but still a smoking room. Smoke also regularly came in through the bathroom shaft and welcomed me each time I returned home.
I suppose it's just more acceptable in Vietnam than in Europe. Elevator waiting areas also had ashtrays.
Not much of a view from the window: water towers, ventilation, etc. but better than no window!

A little lacking in atmosphere overall compared with the colonial hotels in town.
To get inside the hotel from street level, you need to go up a series of around 12 or so steps - may be a consideration for some.
While there is air-conditioning in the room (while you are in it), some of the corridors and the two lifts are stuffy and hot + humid. The elevator button did not work well. Sleek look but poor functionality.
Nice to have breakfast (6.30-9.30) but quality and selection could be better. Mostly savoury Vietnamese meal items on offer (rice, noodles, soup, spring rolls, fried items, etc.) which may not work for every palate. Continental items such as one type of corn flakes, bread and butter (margarine) really poor quality. Fruit is amazing in Vietnam but not at this hotel. On the day I went there was only watermelon on offer and fruit juice was the additives, sugar and colouring kind in a big plastic dispenser. (Filter) coffee jug available but not tea.
The toileteries provided were cheap, e.g. the handsoap did not actually lather and wash makeup off my hand so had to use my own.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room with a window if you want one! Smoking issues throughout hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The hotel has all what a traveler needs; the room are nice and clean and the area is very central. The service is very good and there is a brilliant barbecue place just around the corner (go out, turn left and then first left - 20 meters and it will be on you left, open air).

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This hotel is located in a more posh area in HcM. Walking distance to almost everything needed but if you don't like to walk, take a cab ( vinasun) and a 5mins cab ride may just cost you less than USD$1.

The hotel is also located in the Japanese district so you will be surrounded with a lot of Japanese restaurants and hotels.

The room is super clean and new and the room I stayed in had no road noise which was great!!
The shower had a rain shower which was luxurious.
Super clean sheets. The bed is comfortable and so were the pillows. No neck aches in the morning !

The hotel serves a reasonably spread of western and Vietnamese food from 6-930pm.food is good too.

The hotel also has a spa which closes at 11pm. It's clean and the masseurs are really professional. She was able to exactly ease all my tension point.

Laundry and pressing is also available which was great as I didn't iron any of my clothes for the trip. So I just paid like $0.40 per item. So affordable.

If you need any extra amenities, just call the house keeping number and everything is brought up to your rooms.

The room size is cosy and good enough for a place to sleep since my husband and I were mostly out during the day till evening.

If I were to come back to HCM, I will definitely stay here again!

On the side note: there is a lovely freshly made oven pizza restaurant across the hotel and there are many 5 star hotels surrounding this hotel ( eg: Intercontinental Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Rex Hotel, Hotel Continental, Caravelle Hotel ) so you can be assured this hotel is located in a good area.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Room is clean and nice but tiny for me maybe because I am bigger than it. ;) They offer early check in for me after my long trip from HUe. Highly appreciate! There are not too much trouble for me, lovely hotel with nice staff and good breakfast. Will stay here again if the room is bigger.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Nice clean and tidy hotel. Good hotel rates per night and the staff are excellent and friendly. I arrived several hours early and I still was able to check in which was real nice as I was ready for a rest and a shower! Tours can be booked at the reception desk. Nice easy walk to all destinations. Breakfast in the morning keeps you going. Enjoyed the stay here and will certainly be staying here again!!! Thanks

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a great affordable three star hotel, so rated as the rooms aren't large but all the amenities expected from a four star hotel are there. Nicely located in District one, near shopping and tourist attractions.The best part of this hotel is the service from reception, room to porter service, its excellent.All the receptionist speak good English , so does the porter.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the road at the front, as this can be a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Very comfortable modern hotel in centre of HCMC

Posted May 24, 2014

The hotel is brand new with all the facilities a traveller needs. The location is excellent, and all the main sights are within walking distance. Staff are very friendly, but their English needs improving if they are to offer a first class service to English speaking clients. Breakfast for western tastes was not as good as in other hotels on our trip through Vietnam.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Diamond Signature Hotel
Address: 11 Thai Van Lung | Ben Nghe Ward, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #132 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Diamond Signature Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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