ibis Saigon South3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Very disappointing Hotel. Junior Staffs Management from the last Century Very low quality, even compared with IBIS Airport which is much better in term of services and Management. We came here because all Accor Hotels were busy at that time in the downtown.. Really Zero Never come back. To absolutely avoid.
We did not enjoy our stay here. We asked for a non smoking room, but the entire floor still stunk as did our room. Actually the entire place stinks of cigarettes. We checked in late after a long flight, as soon as we stepped out of the lift we were hit with the smell. When we opened the door to our tiny room, it was in there as well. The room is so small - the smallest I've ever seen. The bathroom was dirty - mould all through the grout. The soap is in a large gross tube. I get they might be saving money/plastic, but its like having a communal shower gel - not my thing. Only one towel was provided, but there were two of us. We literally looked at each other and said 'I'm not staying here', and booked another hotel. We were that keen to get out of there, we just packed a small bag and walked right out of there and to the other hotel. The only reason you would stay here is because the SECC is right across the road, and all of the other hotels in the same proximity are booked out. Its not even value for money - the other places are the same rate, if not cheaper, and are 100x better. When we came back the next day, we complained and were moved. The new room didn't stink, but it was still small and dingy and the bathroom was still dirty. We were there a week. We would have moved hotels for the whole week, but everything else was literally booked out. The wifi is crap and the desk is tiny, Considering business people are their main demographic that is something that needs to be looked at. The fridge is also tiny - like half the size of a normal bar fridge - you can't even fit a bottle of water in there. Its a good hour from the airport. Taxi drivers hang around out the front pestering you as soon as you walk out the door. There is a mall at the end of the street, but other than that there is nothing to do here.
Stayed at the Ibis Saigon South for 3 nights in Sept 2017. It's located in District 7 which is a bit out of the way unless you have something at the nearby convention centre to attend. Staff were friendly, room was clean, hotel quiet, breakfast was adequate. The filter coffee machine broke down one morning and there was no backup so no coffee available which was a bit disappointing. There is a convenience store 50m away which Is handy. Next time I'll stay somewhere more central in District 1.
Had a comfortable stay at this hotel which is just across the road from SECC. Very friendly staff and a good breakfast. Variety in the menu throughout the week! Compact rooms, yet with all facilities, you may need in a hotel room. Thank you ibis!
IBIS Saigon South is located in District 7, which is a little away from the center of the city but right opposite the convention center that is the venue for many business events and trade shows. If you are visiting Ho Chi Minh for a business event/trade show then IBIS Saigon should be your choice. Located bang opposite the SECC Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, IBIS Saigon not only offers a walking access (literally a hop away) to the convention center but also is the most convenient hotel to stay. If you are lucky enough to make a booking well in advance, you could get steal deals at the hotel on any of the travel portals like tripadvisor.com or booking.com. The hotel is about 30minutes drive from the Ho Chi Minh airport and a taxi would cost you around 320,000 VND. The rooms are compact (as any IBIS Hotels across) but very comfortable. The beds are so freaking comfortable, you would not surely have a good night sleep after a tired day. The staff is so very cooperative and accommodating for your requests even at odd hours of the day/night. Understanding English is a major problem in Asian countries, thankfully many staff members at IBIS speak and understand English otherwise they all use Google Translators to understand your language. The hotel offers free wifi that with a super bandwidth. The frequency was so good that I could access the wifi standing at the back entrance of the convention center. The hotel offers spelndid buffet options for non-vegetarians at an affordable cost however, the vegetarians would just need to restrict themselves to bread toast/corn flakes and fruits. The reception staff June and his team were appreciably understanding and accommodating. They would also guide customers to the best taxi service available in the city or any query that you may have about site seeing in the city. The staff would also make sure that they help you take a taxi to your destination and would advise you on safety norms to keep in mind while taking a taxi. There is a Mall, a family mart, a cinema hall and a range of restaurants including Indian restaurants at a walking distance from the hotel. I have had a wonderful stay at the hotel and I would recommend this hotel to any business traveler.
If you're going to Saigon for the first time, and want to spend endless hours roaming the city streets and trying out the local cuisine, stop reading - this is not the hotel for you. However, if you need to be in District 7 (for the convention center or because your friends live there), or if you just need a room near the city for a couple of nights (between projects, for example), or if you just need a place to sleep while you're spending the days out at factories, then consider this a decent, inexpensive option - that also gets you Accor points. Though not close to the city center, District 7 is actually quite nice. In fact, some people might prefer the modernity and (relative) calm of the area over the hectic pace of District 1. Nearby are a nice mall, enough dining options to keep you satisfied for a few days (Boomerang (107 Tôn Dật Tiên) is fantastic), and a nice lakeside promenade. The property is well maintained, although it feels a bit institutional. The same goes for the rooms, which are small. I wouldn't want to spend much time in the room working, but fortunately there are plenty of cafés in the vicinity. Taxis are easy to find, and a ride into the city will seem very cheap to most travelers. However, if you think you will want to go to the city regularly, do yourself a favor and stay in District 1 or 3.
We stayed overnight at the Saigon Ibis en route to Hanoi. We needed a place to stay that was near the airport and offered convenient transportation. The Ibis delivered on all counts. Very reasonable prices, nice property, excellent breakfast and a shuttle to and from the airport (about five minutes away). This was our first transfer upon arriving in Vietnam and it was critical that the hotel van came to pick us up and then bring us back to the airport the next morning. We were able to arrange this by e-mail. Staff could not have been more helpful. Rooms are compact but perfectly pleasant. Hotel also has an exercise center and (free) pool. Free WiFi also worked just fine. Totally satisfactory experience.
I came with my family in November 2016. We stayed here for 3 nights. Room and bathroom were small. But the hotel itself was modernly decorated. Amenities were new, neat and tidy. Services were good. The hotel was far away from the crowd city, approximately a 20 to 30 minutes walk. But the road was dark and quiet. It would be best to have a group to walk along. There was a convenient shop nearby but it closes at 9. There were quite a few restaurants, serving Japanense style nearby. The pros of this hotel is its quietness and modern design, but its distance from the main city is also its cons to consider.
Very clean rooms however, room light a little too dark. Breakfast spread was not too exciting other than the live station. Hotel lobby was too warm as the sunlight shown in, could barely feel the air conditioning. Hotel staff screwed up our air port transfer and in the end had to take a taxi and rushed to the airport. Extremely upset about this as we paid for it upfront.
The hotel is in district 7, which is quite a distance away (about 40-60 mins by cab) from where the action (i.e. shopping, food, entertainment) is in districts 1, 2 and 3. So, stay in this hotel only if you have business at SECC (the convention center), or if you feel you need to be away from HCM life. District 7 itself has some malls but it is quiet when compared to the other districts. Having covered the location, the hotel itself is a typical Ibis business hotel. The room is not large but comfortable, and the buffet breakfast is good enough to get you going for the day. Don't expect luxury or fantastic service etc., although the staff are friendly and they do try their best when serving guests. The room has the typical bathroom amenities etc. My complain would be the pillows - too soft and only one per bed. You could asked for another pillow etc., and they will supply if they have extra. There are no restaurants or cafe at the hotel itself, but just next door, you will find some reasonably good Japanese food (not cheap in comparison!). In Capri, the hotel next door, you will find a nice cafe cum restaurant - Mad House, which is good for meetings. They have quite good food and their desserts are worth trying. Again, not as cheap as you would expect in HCM. For mini marts, you will find one in Capri itself and a Family Mart just 3 minutes walk away. As I said, a great place if you have business at SECC. Otherwise, stay in the other action districts.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 224 reviews