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The Alcove Library Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nicely decorated boutique hotel. Checked in fairly late and got an upgrade to a bigger room. Room was clean, good AC and decent bathroom. The bed was super comfy and we got a really good sleep. If we have to be picky, towels were clean but could be better quality. Breakfast was located on the top floor and seriously, one of the better breakfasts we ever had. A very good menu offering a lovely choices of western and eastern popular cooking. Very well presented and good coffee. Friendly and polite staff. The hotel is located in a little street off a main road between Tan Son Nhat (HCM City main Airport) and downtown. Would definitely stay here again!

I chose the hotel just because of its location (near to the airport), but in the end, I really liked itself. Quiet neighborhood, tasty, table-served breakfast and friendly service are very satisfying. Probably it's not a walking distance from downtown, but you can move around easily by taxi or Uber.

A previous review mention the AC blowing directly on the bed. That happened to me and I was going to ask for a room change but I discovered that it is possible to adjust the Louvers so that is does not blow on you. Just thought I might save someone else a windy stay. Nice place, VERY friendly staff. Maybe not as in the middle of it as I like.

We were on a two week trip to Cambodia and Vietnam. On arrival for one day stay we were T The Alcove Library hotel. The. Hotel is very near the airport. The ride was less than 15 minutes from the airport around midnight when our flight landed. The front desk was very helpful and informative. The rooms were nice well. appointed and clean. We walked to the Pagoda nearby the neighborhood was safe and clean. The restaurant on the top floor has outside dining and the breakfast was excellent it had both the Vietnamese and Western options. We definitely would stay at here again on return. K Patel

We stayed one night stopping over between two journeys. The hotel is less than 10 minutes from the airport by Taxi located in a side alley in a very authentic Saigon area. It takes 20 Minutes to get to District 1. The staff is helpful and friendly. The hotel has a nice decor. The bathrooms are a bit outdated. Otherwise the rooms offer good standarts. We recommend it!

I’ve always stay at Alcove Hotel everytime I come to Saigon, all five times in separate occasion. 1. It is a very straight forward hotel, no frill-frill, no clutter. 2. Super clean and spacious with a queen bed. 3. The Hotel beautiful architecture somewhat mixed French/colonial and modern. 4. All 5 times I noticed the guesses staying here are more “decent” than guesses at hotels near Ben Thanh area. You know those would bring cheap smelly food from near by market to eat the in their room to save money. 5. The staffs are EXTREMELY HELPFIL & POLITE & PROFESSIONAL. 6. The roof top restaurant serves catered yummy breakfast. You can choose inside or outside by the balcony. Love the decor, again mo frill-frill, no Asian red table cloth. 7. It’s totally safe here. I left my suitcase at the hotel along with my laptop inside. I traveled to MuiNe for a weekend with only my backpack. When I came back everything was still in-tact. Wow 8. The hotel is only SHORT taxi ride from the airport. And it’s not that far from district 1. I always call Uber, but the hotel would more than happy to call the taxi. There plenty of them around. 9. The hotel is always full but I’ve never saw suitcases laying around in the lobby, or heavy traffic of people. It has an elevator but I prefer to walk on a beautiful staircase. I feel like I’m in my own home. Khoa - NYC

After reading so many great reviews, we decided to stay here and I wish I could give a better review, but it was disappointing. We stayed in a ‘suite’ and it was very basic and cramped. The dated air conditioner also blew right on top of us while we were sleeping and it was very uncomfortable. You can also hear other guests coming in and out of their rooms and the cleaning staff have very loud conversations outside your room, so sleeping isn’t easy. The breakfast is also a disappointment. I saw one of the cleaning staff pick up take away food that had been left outside a room all night on the floor and bring it up to where breakfast was served. The staff had a chat about what should be done with the uneaten discarded food. It was taken over to the chef who had a look and a sniff and decided to take it into the kitchen. Kind of put me off my breakfast. On several occasions, the front of house staff were more interested in their phones than helping us. It seems people are amazed by the fact that they have lots of books in the lobby. Do yourself a favor and go to a book store and stay in a decent hotel instead.

We loved everything about this hotel. The staff were amazing, rooms were clean and well stocked, breakfast was really tasty and a great choice of meals. Even though it is a distance from the main district, it is well worth the cab ride, just to stay here.

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the airport as we were arriving at 11:30pm and going to vung tau the next day. It presented good value. We found it clean and sufficiently comfortable for our overnight stay with the exceotion of no hair conditioner and no body lotion.

Amazing hotel with excellent service! Very clean and quiet! Close to the airport, very stylish,breakfast was amazing,choice between eastern and western type of breakfast. Rooms are air conditioned,bathroom clean with plenty of amenities

133A - 133B Nguyen Dinh Chinh Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Phu Nhuan within 2 miles (3 km) of War Remnants Museum, The Alcove Library Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Diamond Plaza. This 26-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free valet parking. Near the airport, it's also near Opera House and Ben Thanh Market.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All of The Alcove Library Hotel's 26 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of The Alcove Library Hotel enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for VND 501600 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Alcove King Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Alcove Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Grand Alcove

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 962 reviews