Asian Ruby Park View Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
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Just finished 4-night stay in their deluxe room. A bit of a hiccup when they gave me a room which was not even ready - there seemed to have been some paint job and they haven't cleaned up everything. I asked to change and then it was alright. Staff was polite and friendly. Hot water, water pressure, A/C, bed, soap, kettle, in-room safe, all good. Breakfast was good too. They could maybe change the wallpaper, lot of mould... LOL. It's a good choice if you're on a budget.
I stayed here while on an Intrepid tour. The Ruby is a very comfortable hotel with all the necessary amenities, well-appointed and good sized rooms. The best thing is the very central location, within close walking distance to the Ven Thahn markets, and a lively park opposite, with markets and street food. There is a really great food court just opposite the hotel with a mind blowing array of food. A very good choice for a Saigon stay.
The hotel is in a great location and some of the the staff (not all) are friendly. You can change money at reception and the rate is competitive. For breakfast you need to get down early - arriving even mid way through means there may be no orange juice and a lot of the hot food gone. Don't expect western food - enjoy the local cuisine
Rooms neat, and clean,breakfast good. Good location with lots of restaurants and pubs nearby. Right across the park and walking distance to Bùi Viên Pub street. Markets over the weekends with live music and lots to eat
We started our tour of Vietnam here - it was a good base. It was clean and tidy. Maybe a little dated But for a city hotel it was good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our double room was a bit small, but the kids had a very large twin room!! Breakfast was good.
1. Not very welcoming when arrived for 4 night short stay. 2. Lack of organisation, requested adjoining room but a double wardrobe was in the way of the adjoining door. Credit to the porter who brought our bags to room managed to sort it out for us. Once wardrobe moved to one side, it revealed a window that is not double glazed (hear a lot of noise from street) that houses the aircon units. 3. Room very tired looking. Walls mucky, door at 801 looks like someone sprayed a can/beer all over it but hotel cleaners not cleaned it. I took out wipes to give it a good clean. 802, lots of the same with peep hole filled in with bit of paper. Anyone poke out the paper from corridor, they can see straight onto bed. Freezer had a bag of something still inside frozen to the bottom but not removed by staff. Dodgy wiring, hair dryer stop and started intermittently with bodge up attempt of a repair on exposed wires, dodgy floors etc etc etc. Supplied with kettle and cups but no coffee or tea. Went and bought my own. Just a very tired hotel. Bits of hair and bottle top found under the armchair when I moved it to look out of window. Bedside lamp didnt work. TV and Wifi reception was hit and miss. We had connecting rooms so e erytime we cha ged the channel or turned tv on/off, it did it in the other room!!!! Table light is a good mod con in the room. The downside is you have to get on your hands and knees to switch it on. Not good for those of us with dodgy knees and backs. 4. Our bed was firm but ok. Sheets clean. 5. Breakfast time. No one bothered to greet you on M floor. Found our own way round but to be fair straight forward with buffet breakfast. Crispy bacon is not on the menu here if you like it charred! More anaemic than well done. They have ebery spread but No butter. All the Cereal dispensers were almost empty. Toaster toasts one side at a time. Not staying for breakfast for our remaining stay. 6. Location is good. Close to the markets and new shopping malls. View on 8th floor is very good. 7. Cleaners came to clean room but left us with cups not quite cleaned to an acceptable standard. 8. Non of these will impact on your stay if the price is right for you and your prepared to clean a bit but this hotel not the hotel it professes itself to be in its guide. 9. Only guy who seemed to know what he was doing was the door man who was also the porter, handyman to fix TV and moving furniture in our room. Oh, and he's the only one who says hello and smiles at us on his own initiative. 10. On day of checkout, none of the reception staff bothered to say good morning, smiled or evening said anything for that matter. Customer service here is appalling at reception.
This room was a splash and dash over night on our way to the Mekong. Sadly there is little good to say except "Goodbye". The taxi tried to drop us at the Asian Ruby in the city. I wish we had jumped out. This is a good spot in amongst it and a stones throw from "Walking Street". The noise however from outside is a little loud but that isn't the issue. The hotel in plain worn out. The floors are filthy, rooms are just not checked after the previous tenant, walls peeling, pictures peeling, broken just about everything, lights out, towel rail fell off the wall, toilet still had paper in it, no towels, bags were left in the foyer, etc. I would expect similar to this in Vietnam for about $30 but not for $50.
Stayed there for two nights. it was OK but could do with a good clean. The bathroom window was full of mold. The breakfast was varied but food was mostly cold as was the coffee. Location was great very close to the market. Shower was good and strong. Staff seemed helpful . If you are happy with hostel accommodations this would be a good fit.
Location is key here walking distance to markets and a cool park across the street. Staff speak very little English and the hotel needs a makeover walls have markings and power points half falling out. Breakfast isn't bad and the rooms are okay for size
Like any hotels in the Pham Ngu Lao area it is located right in the middle of the action but with the trade-off of being in a noisy, hectic area. I used my hotel stay here as a perfect "transitional hotel" as I had a multi-day Mekong delta tour with the Sinh Cafe just a short walk away in De Tham Street. I opted for a park view room and was glad that I did. The park view rooms are only a few dollars more than the standard rooms and feature floor to ceiling windows with views onto the 23/9 park which offers great entertainment watching all of the movement and people just hanging out with their badminton, tai chi, and exercising especially in the mornings and evenings. The thumping music at night from the night clubs nearby is parts and parcel of the area but it stops at around 11pm and I slept fine. With the newly built underground Asiana food court and mall just across the hotel there is a even better reason to stay here as I found this is easily the best food court in HCMC. A tip for a great laundry place that charges 20,000d per kilogram is just a few steps in the Nguyen Van Trang lane way adjacent to the hotel a few doors down from the famous Banh Mi Hong Hoa shop on this lane way. In summary this is one hotel I'd recommend if you want to be able to walk to the nearby Ben Thanh markets and Pham Ngu Lao areas. Better still, for day tours that starts early at the major tour pick up points in De Tham Street this would be an excellent hotel to stay in.
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 312 reviews