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Ramana Hotel Saigon

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

What you need to know; The Ramana is around ten minutes drive from Ho Chi Minh Airport, and is used as a transit airport hotel by VietNam Airlines. The location does not specifically cater to tourists, so there are no markets, no western restaurants and no real attractions nearby. Smoking is allowed inside the hotel, including the hotel restaurants and rooms. Although this may horrify asthmatics and non-smokers alike, almost every hotel in VietNam allows unrestricted smoking as there are currently no laws against it. Not every staff member spoke huge amounts of English, but the desk supervisor was proficient enough to problem solve for the concierge as well as the desk. The concierge's primary responsibility seemed to be procuring transport from the pool of vehicles parked at the front door. The rooms are surprisingly large and welcoming, but the fixtures were dated and the minibar fridge did not work. The bathrooms were black marble and tile, but also tired and suffering from a bit of mildew above the shower as well as a slight mould issue in the shower grouting. International TV channels are extremely limited, but that is more to do with government regulations rather than The Ramada, so bring your own entertainment if you want to watch movies in bed. The restaurant was very average, with hot food arriving cold and surprisingly bland. With very limited food choices in the area, they know they have a captive audience. The Ramana is a solid choice for a very short stay, but it's not somewhere you would want to spend a week or two on holiday in Ho Chi Minh City. I would return, but only if the stay was a single overnight stay. Anything longer, I would be looking elsewhere.

Stayed in 4 different hotels in saigon and this is the first that asked for a 1.5 million security deposit. The room is okay but has lousy wifi and I had to unplug the watercooker to get to the only power source that has the standard (us) plug that is used throughout the rest of the country. Pool is good, staff is average however, to be fair, the breakfast is quite nice and above average.

We arrived Ho Ch Minh City on 24 December 2016. Ramana Hotel Saigon is our base hotel for the 5D4N HCM city tour. We had a wonderful Xmas dinner cum birthday dinner for our close friend for 50+ years. We enjoyed the Xmas eve. The room is clean and comfotable. Toilet is spacious with separate shower room. Nearby the hotel are local coffee cafes and eating shops, cloth shops and coffee cafes. Mind the traffic especially the motor bikes which can be a hazzards crossing the roads. Zebra crossings are available bur not effective. Breakast has many choices of food and pretty good tastes too. The hotel is crowded with tourists but not affecting the services rendered.

We stayed here for three nights with a large group. This place is conveniently located where you can access shopping areas, attractions without much issue. Rooms are clean and good English speaking staff is there in the reception. Security at the front used to give you safety instructions on how to protect your belongings (some times in sign language). The exchange rate they offered is also much reasonable. we stayed in B&B basis. Their breakfast has a good spread, anyway I'm not so convince with the food. There are pitzza shop, burger shops (burger shop belong to a international brand) located close by. Further there is mini supermarket right opposite the road. When you come out and walk towards your left hand side on "le Van Sy" road there are shops that you can do shopping (we went up to about 1km, shops starts from about 200m onwards). These shops include international brands as well as local shops. Good thing is these shops are not spoiled with terrible bargain shopping. Still you can bargain to some level. Bad news is most of the shop keeps don't speak English. I used famous translating software which worked very well.

323 Le Van Sy Street, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 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.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 185 reviews