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Blue River Hotel
Ranked #109 of 458 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
Wollongong, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Just arrived and we are "ImpresseD"”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Booked 2 nights just to get a feel. Arrived dtraight from airport and we were given our room 2.5 hours early..... no fuss , no worries. Clean cosy room, friendly staff and at twenty something aussie dollars a night..... Holy Bargain Batman !

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

I write this review a few years later going there. I needed a place to stay urgently, my other booking was cancelled. Found Blue River hotel, and my stay was very good. Miss Thuy was amazingly helpful. Thanks to her my stay was super!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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392 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Blue River Hotel 1 District 1 HCMC
Simply Beautiful, Clean, Comfortable, Convenient, Great Value for Money, plus the priceless gem ... a rare find ; Superb Service that is Outstandingly Xu Yen.
Yes. I have never met a hotel staff so beautiful, so organized and efficient, so kind and warm like Xu Yen. She made the Blue River Hotel shine among inns at the back packers area of Ho Chi Minh City. She took care of everything from airport transfer, hassle-free check-in and out, breakfast, tour bookings with personalized touch of invaluable service and care. Xu Yen is simply amazing !
The hotel itself is centrally located just some walking distance from transport terminal, restaurants & bars, markets & shops, and park within the busy 1st district of HCMC. The facility is a small 5-storey building each level having two medium sized rooms complete with basic amenities comparable with big hotels. Sleep is comfortable and cool with clean bathroom providing hot and cold shower. CCTV cameras are provided for added security. Wi-fi connection is excellent. The place is quite and safe although might look congested (at first impression) being located deep in an alley parallel with the main road. Getting there might be confusing for new-comers even for some taxi drivers - there are about 4 Blue River Hotels in HCMC - so better yet to ask for airport-hotel transfer service especially at night. Be watchful of dishonest taxi drivers and pick-pockets / snatchers who roam the streets of HCMC. Passports are collected by hotel staff for safe keeping, a practice not commonly experienced in other countries.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed at Blue River Hotel at the beginning of April. Before we arrived the hotel were brilliant and organised our airport pick up and booked a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels for us. The room was clean, simple and quiet which was all we needed. Breakfast was cooked to order and you could choose eggs done in various ways or pancakes. The hotel is a little tricky to find so make sure you keep the map the hotel give you. We had a slight disaster when a taxi couldn't find the hotel but this was our fault for not taking the map with us!
The staff are amazing at Blue River. We traveled for a couple of weeks and returned to Ho Chi Minh city to fly home. We e-mailed Blue River to ask if we could leave our bags there for an afternoon. They let us leave our bags there and then offered us showers and gave us towels. They could not have been more helpful. Thu and Zuyen were amazing!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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england
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very friendly very clean nice hotel would stop hear again not any problems with it good breakfast it is well located .only 5 mins from wear the buses stop for example the bus from Phnom Penh there wear very help full

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel was nothing special, it's in a fairly good location and the staff are great!

Our room had small marks on the bed sheets when we arrived and the bathroom after a shower was flooded!

To be honest thou was what you expect for a budget hotel!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

The Blue River is owned by a lovely couple who care deeply about the comforts of the guests, th cleanliness of the rooms and will do what it takes to make sure you are comfortable. The staff is friendly, honest and very much like family even if it's a short stay, they do not forget a thing.
This has been home away from home, and walking distance to all kinds of great restaurants, and everything you could possibly need.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Blue River Hotel
Address: 283/2C Pham Ngu Lao Street, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#41 Family Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
#52 Romantic Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue River Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue River Hotel is a newly built and refurbished hotel which combine Vietnamese hospitality with international and welcome atmosphere. All room offer a choice of queen or twin beds, window with nice view, air conditioner, flat screen LCD TV, free wifi, in-room safe, private bathroom, hair dryer.Whilst the room rate is budget, the facilities are clean and definitely comfortable, with a light breakfast included and friendly staff who are always willing to go the extra mile to help with tour bookings, hire cars, taxi’s and any other help you may require.Every room has a private bathroom, hair dryer, mini-bar, air conditioner, flat screen LCD TV with international channels, wireless internet access, IDD telephone and in-room safe.Blue River Hotel take pride in pampering our guests with service such as safe deposit box, luggage storage, laudry, DVD players as request and airport pickup & transfer service. ... more   less 
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