We stayed for 3 nights in Jan 2014. We upgraded our booking to a suite (we are a couple travelling with our teenage daughter). The upgrade was well worth the money. Beds were comfortable and the suite had 2 TV's and aircon units. The 12th floor was quiet and the views of the city at night improved on the daytime vista. The windows are large and can be slid open (are not sealed) and it was nice to be able to stand at night and soak up the atmosphere of the city.
We used the pool (on the roof), it was perfect and both times we were the only residents using it.
The only meals we ate at the hotel were the breakfasts which were OK, the usual fare - no complaints from us.
The hotel is well sited, an easy walk to the cathedral, zoo, museum. Immediately adjacent appears to be an are of Japanese businesses and restaurants which all look good. we ate one meal at an Italian restaurant around the corner, it was very good. We looked for Vietnamese food in the area and nothing was obvious. We had massages nearby, $15 for 90 minutes for hot stone massage, very good value. Recommended.
We caught a taxi to the night market from outside the hotel - the fare was aprox. $2 but got ripped off big time by the taxi driver on the return trip who helped himself to the contents of my wallet. While we talked he placed his newspaper over my hand (holding my open wallet) to show me an advertisemnt for an attraction while he dipped into my wallet with the other. Very fast and slick but he only got $15 (I use a second wallet for my cards and cash).. I was pissed at being taken so easily. I get the feeling it happens frequently - it was a nice taxi (car),
Anyway - the hotel - very nice, professional staff, clean. We would go back, pay the extra and get a suite, it isn't that much more expensive and is well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About May Hotel:May Hotel is one of the Top 3 Star hotels in Ho Chi Minh city with 113 spacious luxurious guest rooms, as was built in modern style with design mixed between traditional Europe and Asia. May Hotel will bring you relaxation as in your home, provides the ultimate accommodation and comfort and also take you home away from home through the honesty, hospitality and professional in service. Whether you’re a tourist or here on business, The May Hotel is a truly great place to stay.Location:Right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city. It will bring Central Business District to your doorstep. And it just 20 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport by Taxi.What you can do:It is located on one of the venue that can be within walking distance to all the main attractions as restaurants, bars, shopping & business centers, sightseeing venues & entertainment. The best convenience to explore the beauty of Opera House, Duc Ba Church, Ben Thanh Market, Vincom Central and Saigon River.What you will get:- Five luxurious room types: Superior, Deluxe, May Deluxe, Deluxe Twin, May Suite- Spacious high class Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi on the rooftop- Gym Room with modern equipments together with Sauna and Steam bath.- May Restaurant offers variety foods in breakfast buffet and a-la-carte menu.- Well trained staffs to maximizing the guest satisfaction. ... more less
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