This is one of the cheaper hotels in HCMC, but not by much - everything around there is pretty... See full review
Nov 17, 2012
Ho Sen Hotel (Lotus Lake Hotel) is a 2 star hotel located right in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, close to the main commerce, tourism, entertainment, and restaurants districts. Although close to all the Old Quarter action, it provides new and modern rooms in a rather quiet setting. The hotel management and staff are friendly and experienced, and fluent in many languages such as English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
The hotel also offers free breakfast.
Ho Sen Hotel Rooms
STANDARD - ROOM
Standard Room offers one double bed with basic amenities and breakfast included.
SUPERIOR - ROOM
Superior Room offers one double bed with basic amenities and breakfast included.
DELUXE - ROOM
Deluxe Room offers one double bed beds with basic amenities and breakfast included.
Free buffet breakfast
Free buffet breakfast
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This is one of the cheaper hotels in HCMC, but not by much - everything around there is pretty reasonable aside from the super luxury hotels.
*note, this review is for Ho Sen 2, I have not stayed at Ho Sen 1, which was next door*
Upon arrival, I
was initially offered a room that was a step down from what I paid for, and had to go renegotiate to get the one I'd purchased.
Then once I got my suite (at the reasonable price of $38/night), it advertised a king sized bed, and gave me two twins pushed together. It's a thing that happens in asia, but should be noted, as it was quite uncomfortable if you slept anywhere but on one twin or the other.
The shower was consistently inconsistent, varying between scalding hot and freezing cold, and I twice in my stay found rat droppings on the edge of the tub, which was meant to be a jacuzzi, but was just a tub with some rusty jets in it that I dared not use, especially since when others were showering or whatever, water would bubble up into my tub, which definitely turned me off the idea of ever using the tub as a tub. (note: my friend speculated it could've been gecko droppings I saw, but it seemed too large to me).
At 7 AM, the intermittent hammering began. What they were hammering on I don't know, but it didn't sound like normal construction as it was so sporadic. It wasn't knocking pipes, definitely hammering. It seemed to go on whenever anyone felt like picking one up and banging on something, and the walls of the room were incredibly thin, so I could even hear the conversation of the couple next door - the hammering sounded like it was happening in the room.
In the end, the location was good, and I didn't die, and the bed was clean. But otherwise I would not particularly recommend.