Riverside Hotel Saigon
- Room Type : Spare Room
- Stay Nights : 3 people (2 adults, 1 child)
- Stay Num : 2 nights 3 days
The main reason for visiting Ho Chi Minh was to go to Nha Trang, so I wanted to stay in a cheap hotel. Also, the purpose of the trip to Ho Chi Minh was to go shopping at Dong Khoi Street, and to go to Ben Thanh market to eat and walk, so the hotel was not a priority this time. Access to Dong Koi Street is 5 minutes on foot and there are many places to go within walking distance to sightseeing spots, and the accommodation fee is 4000 to 5000 yen per night. It is cheap because children can stay for free and breakfast is included.
Riverside Hotel Saigon Exterior - entrance - front desk
What are the rooms at the Riverside Hotel Saigon Spare Room?
There was an elongated corridor when opening the entrance door, there was a bathroom, a washstand and a toilet right on the left side immediately, there was a feeling of cleanliness. After passing through the corridor there was about 8 tatami space, mini fridge, closet, vanity desk, small table and 2 chairs equipped. It felt a bit dim, as I felt the size but the room was not very good in the sun.
Riverside Hotel Saigon bathroom and amenities
Riverside Hotel Saigon Mini Bar
Minimal drinks were prepared, but if you buy the same one in a nearby supermarket and keep it in the refrigerator, it is available at less than half price, so I do not recommend buying drinks at the hotel unless it is an emergency.
Riverside Hotel Saigon Breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel
Riverside Hotel Saigon Hotel Surroundings
Shopping, dining and supermarkets are within walking distance around the hotel and access is very good. Taxis are also everywhere, so you can find one easily, and if you are in the suburbs you can go to your destination in about 100 to 300 yen. The road in front of the hotel has a lot of traffic and the horn is ringing from morning till night. Also, since there is no crosswalk on the road, I think it will be a pain to cross to the other side. Because Vietnam is still a construction rush, there are many buildings under construction and the local people are working from morning till evening. I thought that the area is safe enough, but you need to be careful so that you do not get run over by a car or a motorcycle.
Riverside Hotel Saigon Access
From the airport to the hotel, the road is full of cars and motorcycles, but without traffic jams you will arrive in about 30 minutes by car. In my case, we asked the staff of the travel agency to pick us up, but it would be about 30 minutes by taxi, which is probably about 1000 yen.
Riverside Hotel Saigon Staff
The hotel staff corresponded sincerely. There is no stubbornness like the staffs at a luxurious hotel to be honest, but also not too friendly either so there was a homey feeling . The speed of response was also nice. The staffs at the front desk were also kind and pleasant, so there were no inconveniences at all.
Riverside Hotel Saigon customer base
Although, I rarely met guests, Vietnamese office workers, children of Korean at the breakfast venue. The Vietnamese office worker looked like regulars.
Riverside Hotel Saigon Summary
I would have been able to stay in a better hotel if I payed more money, but price wise this hotel was satisfying enough. The best thing was the service. The taste was normal, but the breakfast buffet was nice, a clean room, and the kindness of the staffs at the front desk were particularly good. Also it is easy to get to Dong Khoi Street on foot and also to popular restaurants, souvenir shops, supermarkets and sightseeing spots as well. There many good points, but the only thing that felt uncomfortable about was having to throw away toilet paper in a bin. However, if I have the opportunity, I would like to sat here again.