A rare midrange offer in Pham Ngu Lao
What we say:
Sitting tall — very tall — on Pham Ngu Lao, the namesake street of Saigon’s backpacker district, Elios Hotel is one of the area’s few options for those seeking a more traditional, midrange hotel experience.
The building is massive compared to the majority of guesthouses and hotels in the area and with a uniformed doorman greeting you as you enter, it’s obvious from the start that the service here will be to a higher level than what’s common for Pham Ngu Lao. The lobby is immaculate and modern, and two elevators, unheard of in this area, whisk you to your room.
Rooms come in a few flavours: standard, superior and deluxe. Size is the biggest difference between the three, with the standard being quite a bit smaller than the superior and deluxe — you’ll still have plenty of room to move around but they are smaller. Another drawback to the standards is that they lack a window, so if you get claustrophobic they might not be your best choice. Superiors and deluxes on the other hand are extra spacious, and have a window and view.
All rooms come equipped with the amenities you’d expect from a three-star hotel, such as WiFi, air-con, a TV and an overall high standard of cleanliness. Bathrooms are also pleasant; some are equipped with bathtubs, which is extra rare for the area. The staff, always just a phone call away, are attentive and helpful, especially during the included breakfast, served at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant.
Elios Hotel is a big place — with more than 80 rooms — and will rarely be booked to capacity. Prices quoted to walk-ins can be high, with a no-window standard starting at 1,000,000 VND. Your best bet would be to check online for a lower price. Besides being highly priced for the neighbourhood, the hotel’s size also means that you probably won’t get as personal an experience as you would at some of the more reputable guesthouses — there’s the usual sterility that comes with a large hotel.
Next door to the Elios, the Liberty 4 Hotel is the area’s other three-star establishment. It’s a little more cosmetically rundown than Elios, but their rooms are a slightly cheaper and larger alternative. If the Elios is out of your price range you can still get great service at a few nearby locations. A stone’s throw away you’ll find Vy Khanh Guesthouse or check out the Long Hostel, which is a little further down the road in the opposite direction. Or head to Bui Vien and check out the Ngoc Phan Guesthouse, another recommended budget option.
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Contact details:231-233-235 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1. T: (08) 3838 5584 F: (08) 3838 5583
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||1,681,000 dong||1,681,000 dong||Add another 200,000VND for a window|
|Superior - Double||2,083,000 dong||2,083,000 dong|
|Deluxe- Double||2,996,000 dong||2,996,000 dong|
|Standard - Single||1,498,000 dong||1,498,000 dong||Add another 200,000VND for a window|
|Suite||3,069,000 dong||3,069,000 dong|
|Superior - Single||1,863,000 dong||1,863,000 dong|
|Deluxe- Single||2,290,000 dong||2,290,000 dong|
Added to Travelfish on: 19th April, 2007
Last visited or updated on: 27th June, 2014
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Rated 4 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
Stayed one night in april 09. Staff was very friendly in vietnamese standards. Location was good and because of that it was little noisy. There was only a tiny window in our room.
Elios Hotel reviewed by Keijo (Total published reviews: 2) on
Hard to book, and a little overpriced, but rooms are nice and it's well run. Beware the WiFi is extremely slow, to the point of being unuseable.
Elios Hotel reviewed by notacrime (Total published reviews: 2) on
Elios = great place
We stayed here for 4 nights mid June 2007. We had 2 adults and 2 teenage kids in one big deluxe room. It had 1 double bed, 1 single bed and a single matress on the floor. Cost was US$58 per night & was charged another US$10 for 4th person.It included breakfast.Great clean&new place.Close to the action.
Elios Hotel reviewed by peterANDsharon (Total published reviews: 2) on
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231-233-235 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1.
T: (08) 3838 5584 F: (08) 3838 5583
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Reviews about Elios Hotel
By Keijo, 10 May 2009
By notacrime, 23 August 2007
Elios = great place
By peterANDsharon, 04 July 2007