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The Alcove Library Hotel

133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam
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#65 of 749 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
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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.
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133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam
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Nicole M wrote a review Dec 2023
San Francisco, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
Terrible. This is like a motel. The facility is dated and dirty. No lock to the hotel room. Only a bolt lock. My husband and I checked in late at night and early in the morning, the housekeeper knocked my room door and opened it. I’ve told her we weren’t up yet. Then they started vacuuming all morning. So noisy. One night stay was more than enough for us. Beware of the wide len they used. Picture made room looks bigger than it is.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Simon I wrote a review Mar 2023
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I loved my stay here. Of special note, Nelly at the desk was extremely helpful and courteous, helping me with expert local advice.(transport, phones, phrases, directions, power plugs etc). Highly professional, good English skills and very strong customer service skills. Her colleagues were also very good. I felt that she stood out though. The whole staff were friendly, conversational, welcoming, and always did their best with any questions. I've given the review a "5" but I should explain my thinking, as we are all different in what matters to us. I went just as the country was opening again to tourism after the main Covid period, and all hotels across the board seemed to have "re-start" issues in getting up to speed again. The cafe on the top floor was being renovated, but there was a wonderful little cafe at the entrance courtyard which had food and coffee. Nice food, and great coffee. The trees, courtyard and peaceful location were idyllic and particularly great in HCM as a sanctuary from most noise and traffic. The staff were genuinely friendly and always helpful. The room was very clean, the bathroom good, the internet connection fine and it was all just what I needed. It had a nice feel to it. A nice "vibe". It was also highly cost effective. I could imagine staying here a while and doing some writing. The surrounding area is well worth exploring. I walked in to district one a few times and loved it, but it for those who do not want long exploratory walks it is easily accessible by Grab taxi or Grab motor bike/scooter General recommendations: I waited too long to do this, and should have done it immediately.... Download and use "Grab". Extremely well designed, very effective, has English options and its drivers are reliable. By contrast the "conventional" taxis can be very problematic. Ripped off and in major arguments twice in the first 3 days and never used them again. The Grab drivers though were all honest and professional (and cheap). A massive contrast A local SIM card can be bought immediately past immigration at the airport on the right side which was cheap, reliable and drama-free. Anyone who does try to con you, tries to use the currency / shell game/ hand it to me-don't hand it back-now hand me something else CON. So my advice is to separate money into two areas. Perhaps some of the smaller stuff in a pocket for Banh Mi etc and the larger amounts in sequence in your wallet. Memorise a couple of numbers as a rule of thumb. For me 500K in Dong is about 30 dollars AUD so that is a useful quick starting point. Local -local food is usually great value Anything a bit exotic tends to waft up toward Australian prices such as Japanese food I really enjoyed local Pho and Banh Mi among other foods, but felt I should have done more food study and food specific vocab before going ( which I am doing before next trip) HCM Art Gallery, or as they call it the "Fine Arts Museum" was terrific. I loved it. The war remanets museum was bleak yet moving, yet educational and though I knew it would be, I felt it was the right thing to do to pay my respects. I would do the war museum in a morning and then the art museum to cheer up a bit in the afternoon. I would return and do plan to return to this hotel. That is even though I usually look ideally for a training pool and gym. I feel the genuine friendliness, the green courtyard, and tranquillity of this location more than makes up for any bells and whistles it may not have. Very highly recommended. Simon Inglis. To summarise: Strongest Points. People. Garden Courtyard. Peaceful location. Good value for money.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Tmai wrote a review Oct 2022
Los Angeles, California72 contributions22 helpful votes
Staff are as friendly and helpful as ever, but the facilities could use some investment. COVID-19 hit hotels hard and The Alcove was not spared, losing its restaurant. Which is a shame because I recall it was very good, and the hotel is not ideally located for outside eats. Shower pressure is strong enough and gets hot instantly. The bathroom needs maintenance, and has acquired an offputting musky smell. Happy to report that the toothbrushes are now soft bristle and the other amenities are decent. The Alcove is still a convenient place to sleep off jet lag, but it's not the bargain it used to be. It's about average for the price range, and is no longer a full service hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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garrettmoon wrote a review Oct 2022
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This didn’t feel like a 4 star hotel. As others have said, the restaurant was closed. They were painting so we could smell that the entire time (but thankfully not in our room). The internet was spotty. The shower didn’t have hot water on multiple occasions. On the plus side the staff was super friendly and always helped us book a taxi.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dat N wrote a review Sept 2022
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I booked this hotel based on the high ratings on Tripadvisor. However, when I checked in it was a total disappointment. The hotel is literally a 2 star hotel. The facility is dirty, old and has a musty smell. Location is off and far from good restaurants. The hotel does not accommodate putting your honda scooters. Lying on the bed makes you feel itchy and gross. And very slow wifi internet compared to others.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pscline wrote a review Aug 2022
Richmond, Virginia28 contributions37 helpful votes
I have been going to this hotel for about 7 years. It has been sold only a few months ago. It now has no restaurant or food service at all. The terrace restaurant used to be a highlight. All meals must be sought off sight. Rooms need renovation. Very friendly staff.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Helen Jackson wrote a review Jan 2021
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Excellent location - in the center of district one and next to the bhen than market. Good restaurants and cafes are within walking distance. The hotel offers free breakfast and tea - my friends and I enjoyed very much. The infinity pool is beautiful :) A must go spot for us everyday. The hotel staff is very professional, helpful and friendly. We will definitely stay in this hotel again if we visit saigon again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Stay with Johnson wrote a review Sept 2020
Taipei, Taiwan434 contributions78 helpful votes
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Spotlights * Beautiful Lobby w/ Huge Bookshelves: #InstagramWorthy * Affordable Room Prices (they've already been economical before pandemic) * 10min Driving Distance to The Airport * Tasty à la carte Local Deli Breakfast * Extremely Quiet Neighborhood * Spacious Room Pity * The Bathroom water pressure was extremely low. I didn't enjoy the shower. * Located in a narrow alley, some drivers couldn't find it. * No free bottled water provided. If the Stay & Dine Package was only limited for lunchtime, the hotel should have informed me first. I didn't have time to have lunches during my stay and wasted the promotion package. Ps. I stayed in the "Executive Grand Room". [ IG/Medium/FB Page @chicve02 ]
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Date of stay: August 2020
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KANG LAM wrote a review Jul 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam146 contributions79 helpful votes
The hotel is closed from the Airport - 10 min by car only. Quiet location where is away from the noise. The room is clean, large, cozy and comfortable. Breakfast has many choices that you can order unlimited. The rooftop restaurant has delicious set menu with very cheap price. The staff is very helpful and friendly especially front desk team and Thong in the restaurant. The price is very reasonable and valuable compare to another hotels in town. Would love to be back again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Phu Nhuan Alcove, Tổng giám đốc at The Alcove Library Hotel
Responded 17 Aug 2020
Dear Mr. Kang, We very much appreciate you taking the time to provide formative feedback following your recent stay at The Alcove Library Hotel. Thank you for sharing your feedback, which are valuable to us for future improvement. We sincerely hope we will have another opportunity to welcome you back in the future for a more enjoyable stay with us. Best Regards, The Management Team
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Yvonne W wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel ok but for us in the wrong area, decided to eat in the restaurant first night but found it closed, was told for only a few days but since find from last October. The staff were very pleasant but we couldn't get a drink in the hotel as the bar was in the restaurant and that was closed.The room was comfortable and clean but position,not for us.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phu Nhuan Alcove, Tổng giám đốc at The Alcove Library Hotel
Responded 17 Aug 2020
Dear value customer, We are sorry to hear that you did not feel comfortable at our restaurant last time. Thank you for your feed back about the working hours at the restaurant. In addition, our restaurant already reopen from May 2020, to attract more customers with many promotion dining. We hope to welcome back for your stay next time. Kind regards, The Management team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alcove Library Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Alcove Library Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vietphong (0.5 km), The Tree House Kids Play & Cafe (0.06 km), and Tiệm của Bông Bụp (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Alcove Library Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at The Alcove Library Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Alcove Library Hotel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Alcove Library Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include ZumWhere Phu Nhuan, Bookmark Restaurant, and 1903 Café.
Does The Alcove Library Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Alcove Library Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Alcove Library Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Alcove Library Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Vietnamese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to The Alcove Library Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Independence Palace (2.9 km), People's Committee Building (3.4 km), and Former U.S. Embassy (2.9 km).