Dong Khanh Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I was given a room without window, or better, with a window covered by a wooden panel. The noise from the engines of the air conditioners didn't let me sleep even if I turned off mine. I asked for a room change which was agreed. The situation got better but the old air conditioner fan was still noisy for my tastes and furthermore it kept working even when the temperature of the room hit the target temperature. Being very sensitive to noise I had to change hotel. Apart from that, if you don't have problems sleeping with some noise, rooms are old but enough clean, as well as beds which look new. It would be an acceptable value/money deal if only there was no noise.
For the price that we paid for wasn't what we expected our room to be. It was a little outdated and the view got was just building with poop all over the ledge. The bathtub was old and moldy. The shower head was really weak and taking a shower took forever. The service was good and friendly. They needed a visa for records which was weird because most of the hotels we've been staying at didn't ask for it. Breakfast was good. Decent but not much selection. Overall, don't recommend but just need some room upgrade for the price we paid for.
Very friendly and helpful staff , when we arrived at the hotel (7 am) and the receptionist accepted me check in earlier than the checkin time and then giving us advice things to do in Sai gon , what good restaurants & bars , also recommend interesting tours for us. Breakfast was satisfactory in choices and room was cozy and comfortable. Good price ,nice hotel, definitely will recommend this hotel to my friends.
We have just finished a week seminar and it's time to chill-out! The participants chose one of their sister company hotel and to my surprise; nothing but excellent food and service. On top of it all we have games and sing-along! The hotel is located at famous chinatown and downtown too. lots of eateries and lots of happenings. Try this place out: It's value-for-Money!
I paid in full via expedia but fell sick so arrived late, to learn that the hotel had sold my room to another guest. They tried to ship me off to dodgy Dong Kinh hotel down the road. It took 2 hours of putting up with the dumbest customer service I have ever dealt with before they finally offered an upgraded room at the hotel I had paid for (which any hotel in my home country would have done automatically in this situation). During the 2 hours of arguing with the dumb hotel manager he offered "pleasure services", "message services". Yeah right. The guy out the front dressed in police uniform promoted the same thing. But make no mistake, this is NOT a friendly hotel and you will not be able to bring guests to your room. It's important NOT to trust anything to this hotel. There are no safes in the room only at reception so you need to being all your valuables with you each day. Also, they will give you a form asking for details like home address and date of birth, supplementing your passport. DO NOT FILL THIS OUT. Other hotels do not require this and it will be used for identity theft.
We arrived at the Hotel at midnight, and got greeted from a grumpy check in staff. We felt very uncomfortable and we couldn't believe it when we saw our room. It was completely run down,dark and dirty with huge stains in the curtains and the carpet was filthy too ,with big marks as if somebody emptied a content of a bucket onto it. The toilet seat had been replaced, but with a different colour, kind of yellow or it was faded who knows.. On the seats were burn marks from cigarettes or so. The cover of the maintenance hole must have been opened a hundred times, so many scuff and fingermarks were on display. The yellow exhaust fan which must have been white when it was new 30 years ago ,was covered in fluff. Everything was so old and dated starting from the bulky Tv to the dark heavy looking furnitures. 30 years ago it must have been a very nice Hotel, but never has seen an update. We stayed in many Hotel in Vietnam but never had anything like this. Honestly I couldn't get quickly enough out of it in the morning, because it even looked worse in Day light.
So I didn't really know what I was expecting. The Hotel is nice from the outside but that's about it. I am giving it 2 star (instead of 1) because I should have known better. The prices are very cheap (by US standards) but it doesn't come with much. The A/C unit in our room was dripping and the beds were hard. We were not impressed.
The hotel was good value for money. Staff provided good service. Try to request rooms that have already been refurbished as old rooms were very dark and dated. Families with old people and young kids might have problems with the bath tub as it was too high to get in and out . The shower head did not have enough pressure & took a long time to shower due to the small volume of water.
Tried to 'dine in' at the restaurant 3 times. First night, mixed up our orders. Second night, meals were cold. Third night, worst 'steak' I have ever encountered. Could not cut it!! Very poor English from staff. No one to complain to. (We were the only 2 people in said restaurant on each occasion)!! At checkin, tried to place us in 'superior' room instead of 'deluxe room' (which we paid for). Wanted to keep our Passports as security too. Lousy location for restaurants for Westerners. Excellent bus service right outside the front door to Dong Khoi area though. 4,000 vnd each way. Breakfast was average, but worse was watching the Chinese 'guests' load up THEIR plates, leaving the dishes on offer almost depleted. Then they would pick at a few things and leave the rest. (They would take all the bread and eat one piece. Same with the fruit, etc., etc.). VERY ARROGANT!!!!! Sorry, Never again at Dong Khanh!!!
We stayed here for a few nights at the start and at the end of our trip. The staff there are very helpful and very patient with any request that we had. Alvis was especially helpful and a very friendly fella at that. Although the hotel is a bit far from district 1 it's only a $4 taxi ride into the city. Beds a tad hard but didn't lose any sleep because of it. Overall a great experience.
Located in District 5 - Cholon, Dong Khanh Hotel is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Hoa Binh Market and An Dong Market. This 76-room, 3-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a conference center. Cholon Jamail Mosque and Cholon Mosque are also a short walk from this Ho Chi Minh City hotel.
There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including Dong Khanh Restaurant, which specializes in Chinese cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All of Dong Khanh Hotel's 76 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water. 32-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.
Guests of Dong Khanh Hotel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a gift shop.
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63% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 25 reviews