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A&EM Hotel 8A Thai Van Lung

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The property is older, but some modernization was visible, like new bathroom fixtures, an electronic door lock system, a "room key in the slot" electricity shut-off system that will not work with anything but the real room key and modern elevators.The hotel was apparently originally two buildings with an adjoining wall, and they appear to be joined only at the lobby; there are separate elevators for each side. In the case of the left building, the elevator "ground" floor is reached only by climbing a set of stairs and walking through an area used to store and process large bags of hotel laundry as well as storage for building materials and excess furniture. The elevator on the right side comes all the way down to the lobby level. Tea and bits of dried fruit were served in the lobby from 3 til 6 pm daily, and provided a nice place to rest and recover after a day of walking Saigon. A nice touch. There is no ice machine available to guests, but a request to the front desk will bring a bellman with a bowl of ice. The room was tiny, tiny, tiny- roughly 10'X12', barely room to turn around in. There was a room safe and a refrigerator but there was no microwave. The bathroom was OK, though short of storage space. The tub shower was high and without grab bars, so getting in and out was difficult and risky for this senior citizen. There was enough dirt and dust under the bed to plant a garden. This hotel apparently caters to Japanese and other Asian business men Most times I was the only westerner in the breakfast room.The breakfast buffet was extensive, with several fruits, coffee and tea, and Asian dishes in several chafing dishes, but unless you got there before about 8 am, there was no heat under the chafing dishes, and the food was stone cold. There was no microwave that might have been useful for warming things, but there was a toaster oven. I was afraid to put buffet items in the toaster oven fearing fire from grease dripping on the burner, so I used slices of white bread under them to absorb the grease; this worked well. There were eggs, fried or boiled, and beef or chicken pho available from a menu; I availed myself of pho and fried eggs over on many mornings rather than trying to warm buffet items. The French bread and rolls were really good. The staff were among the friendliest I've ever come across. Vivian at the front desk was an angel, and the entire staff was most friendly and helpful.

Room is clean and comfortable; location is good and convenient; it's not noisy at night, can sleep tight and well. Staff are very friendly. Breakfast is OK, not bad. I will surely return to this hotel next time.

Recently stayed for 1 night (twice) in this very convenienetly situated hotel. It is just a short walk to waking street and restaurant, bussiness central office which is easily reached from the airport by taxi The room was clean and attractive with a nice modern bathroom. The shower over the bath set-up was a little strange and it was difficult to keep the floor dry as there was a gap between the bath and the wall. The room cleaners were very good at getting the room dry and oresentable again every day. The hotel athough close to a night market was quiet. Breakfast was good

We paid about $85 per night there but the room and service is terrible. Compare to average Vietnam price, it was kind of overpriced with what we received. Room is extremely small, furniture is old, decoration is poor. And our was almost flooded after we showered..that is, there was something wrong with that. The worst thing is dishonesty. We brought our partner who is full professor and Ph.D back to Vietnam with us. After we checked out, she charged additional fee for one beer that he did not drink. We know him for life. One he said he did not drink that beer, he meant it. However, the lady kept trying to charge him. She also has bad attitude that just want to kick us out as soon as possible so she can have the rooms available while it was only 9AM. Overall, we had a bad experience with this hotel and will neither return here nor recommend this place to anyone. Such embarrassing!!!!

The best thing is the staff very polite, special my housekeeper. I had been here for 2 days. Everyone treat me like im their family. Thanks all When I was there is no more deluxe room so I get the one with couple room. The price is about 65 USD.

Very good hotel and lovely receptionist staff with name Ms Ngoc. Nice view and easy to travel in the centre. I stayed for 2 nights and receptionist helped me so much about foods, tours and interesting places in Saigon. I Will be back with my friends soon.

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay here! The room was small but there were just the two of us, it was just right! The bed was very comfortable, the amenities basic but there. A little worn but we were in Vietnam to enjoy the place and that we did! A note of interest... It's smoker friendly! Staff were accommodating and helpful with directions getting out and about. Language barrier was an issue by we figured it out :) There are a lot of restaurants within short walking distance and there is so much to see along the way. Organized a foot massage in our room and wow what a treat! Be warned, this isn't a namby pamby warm and fuzzy foot massage, it's deep tissue by a well trained masseuse, wee little thing with very strong hands! Highly recommend trying this! Would stay here again.

I used to live just behind this hotel so when I went back to HCMC on business I was happy to stay here. Slap bang in the city centre with loads of bars & restaurants nearby. Rooms are fairly compact but very comfortable and all have free wifi and even desktop computers. It's a quiet location by HCMC standards so no noise issues. Staff are really, really nice and helpful and speak good English. Only negative was the breakfast which, even by Vietnamese standards, was dreadful. After the first morning I didn't bother & had breakfast on the street nearby. Otherwise, a very pleasant stay.

I stayed for 2 nights, the room was ok for 1 person. Quite small but comfy. The only problem I faced there was no window in my room. You can sleep until night not knowing the sun has risen. Overall it was a good night sleep and easy to find food.

My wife and I stopped in for food in passing . The food was fine , but while eating we observed very dirty bins being brought through the restaurant reception area by the hotel door staff. The very dirty bins were brought outside to be emptied and brought back inside . At least one of the two staff carried on with their business without washing their hands. I have to say I was shocked at this.

8A/1D2 Thai Van Lung St. Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Bach Dang Riverside, A&EM Hotel 8A Thai Van Lung is within a 5-minute walk of sights such as Opera House and Vincom Center Shopping Mall. This 60-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central District 1 and also a short walk from Parkson Plaza and Ho Chi Minh City Hall.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


A&EM Hotel 8A Thai Van Lung's 60 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, electric kettles, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

At A&EM Hotel 8A Thai Van Lung, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for VND 525000 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a porter/bellhop and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 37 reviews