Ramana Hotel Saigon4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Good hotel with good rooms. It reminds me of typical structures of the 90's,From this point there is no updating of the present life !Room cleanliness ok ! Abundant breakfast offer,I would only recommend paying more attention to table cleaning.
Other reviews seem to be quite consistent. We stayed here simply as a transit stopover and it felt more like a roomy 3 star then anything 4 star. Best part of the room is the bathroom; shower is fully enclosed with great pressure. Room itself was large. That's it for the positives. Nothing really more to say.
Terrible place!!! Bad breakfast. Terrible service, when we checked in we had a small dark room on the 4th floor, we complained and got a room on the 9th. The pool was old and in bad condition. The spa was horrible.
I had only a daytime transit at this hotel and wonder who granted the 4 stars??? The spa smelt like the 'smoking room' at the airport and people walking down the hallways smoking!!! They served Western food to us when the Asian guests has pho which looked great!
We had a 6 hour stopover at Ho Chi Minh City, so we're fortunate to be offered a transit stay in this hotel a few Km from the airport. The best part for us was the opportunity for some exercise by swimming laps in the outdoor pool on level 5. The pool grouting could be cleaner, and the shallow end a little deeper (my finger tips scrapped the bottom when swimming backstroke at this end). Also nice to have a shower halfway through 22 hours of flying. We also had a meal in the downstairs restaurant. Average meal. European and Vietnamese food options. We chose the latter. Rated sleep quality as very good, despite not staying long enough for a sleep. The room was quiet, bed looked comfortable. No noise from others walking along the corridor. Clean towels. Toiletries provided. Free WiFi.
First time to try this hotel and was disappointed with the check-in service. They do not allow local friend to stay over even after paying for it (via Online booking Agoda). Breakfast spread was moderately acceptable. Good selection of food. If you like gambling this is a right hotel for you. Location is quite a distance from downtown. Taxi service is easily available.
Good quality hotel about 2 miles from airport. Uber motorbike to airport cost just $1. If you will go to the left from the main entrance in 5 minutes you will get to the local market. If you continue to walk in about half an hour you will get to the center of the city. Had bad experience with hotels spa.I recommend avoiding the spa on the 4th floor as it is run by crooks. You will pay for a massage or another service lasting a certain amount of time and they'll try to steal some of your time. There are many places around that are 30-40% cheaper, but I came to this one because it was in my hotel and I thought the service will be better. I signed up for a 30 minute foot massage and a 90 minute massage. At some point, I was told that the massage was done. The clocks in the spa were not working mind you. When I got back to my room, I realized that it had only been 60 minutes. They tried to steal an entire hour from me. I returned to the spa and asked to speak to the manager. She tried to convince me that everything was OK. Since the amount (they charged me 15% more that the price we agreed in addition) was charged to the room, I had to argue with the spa manager to reduce it to the one-hour price. She wouldn't budge, insisting I pay the full amount. So I had to call the manager of the hotel and continue arguing with him until we agreed on a price. Pretty much everyone in our group who came here had 15-20 minutes less time than they paid for. In the beginning, they'll also tell you that the price they charge only goes to the spa and hotel and that the masseuses only get tips, so be ready to pay more. During my check out hotel's front office manager apologized for the incident but the spa never did.
I stayed in this hotel for a night and the room 819 was fabulous, so spacious and plenty of room to move around with an additional sofa to rest and relax. The bed quality is superb and the aircondition was excellent and you do not feel the heat outside at all. The bathroom was very nice with great water pressure and hot water. Well made, look like the old style classic hotel and certainly it is very classic rooms compared to all new style in my view. I enjoyed the room very much. The mini bar list I was very reasonably price almost to the price of a normal hotel not as a 4star hotel. The gym is bit dated and pool need to be cleaned a bit. The breakfast was good and plenty of choices of both Westerners and Asians and we loved the breakfast. The staff at the reception spoke good English and we were impressed. The only point that I want to point out here that the security personnel need to identify who is who because they ask too many questions to women even with their experience they can easily understand who is who. It is annoying sometimes. The duty manager was excellent who check us in on Saturday afternoon who is a real manager with decision power and I appreciate such managers. He was available at check out as well. The hotel is certainly worth even more for the price we paid for a night. For all my next trips, I will only choose Ramana Saigon, no other hotel. I was so happy and had excellent sleep.
Over stayed here via Vietnam Air flight to Australia. Rooms were of good quality with a/c and all amenities.Meals were of average quality . Stall were attentive but service was slow. This hotel lists 4 * but really 3* is correct. Problem with access due to high volume of buses and taxis. Would stay again, felt safe there.
Ramana Hotel Saigon was one of the two hotel options given to us for our Ho Chi Minh vacation last month. I was told that it's a 4-star hotel. It was very accessible from the airport, as we saw that some in-house guests were cabin crews and pilots of airline companies. We were surprised though that upon check in, we were asked to deposit our passports, the first time that I was asked during a travel. We were told that if we refuse to deposit our passports, we just need to swipe through credit card that we agreed upon. The elevators are located a few meters walk from the dining area and souvenir shops. The hallway is clean, and our room is well-kept as well. There were limited outlets inside the room to charge our gadgets, so we needed to maximize our time to charge. The room temperature and ambiance were perfect to relax after a tiring whole day tour. We enjoyed our breakfast, especially our coffee, which was hazelnut flavored, However, it was not so hot when served, we needed to ask again for refill. We were fortunate to be allowed to leave our things at the concierge during our 2 nights transfer vacation to Siem Reap. Upon checking in again, our things were safely kept and we were welcomed for another overnight stay. My friend noticed though, that the transaction for her cerdit card during the previous nights stay were not cancelled yet, we needed to verify with the front desk, who told us that we need to wait for 15 days clearing, which is odd for a long-time credit card subscriber and traveler. Anyway, it was an enjoyable stay at the Ramana Hotel Saigon for our year-end vacation. Thank you!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in District 3 within a short walk of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Ramana Hotel Saigon is within a mile (2 km) of Southern Vietnam Women Museum. This 4-star hotel has 283 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Duc Minh Private Museum and Xa Loi Pagoda.
This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in local and international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 283 recently renovated rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and electric kettles. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free bottled water and desks are also standard.
At Ramana Hotel Saigon, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of limited parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for VND 350000 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 190 reviews