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searching for hotels in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City for family with 2 children

Posted by oncecalledfred on 9/9/2013 at 07:41

We are planning a 3 week trip to VN in April 14 and have 2 kids ages 6 and 9. Could anyone please commend hotels in Saigon. We're on a budget so looking at £30 or less per night. We don't expect 4* but looking at rooms with 2 double beds(english size double) as kids can share. I never know what single and double mean in VN (we've stayed in Hanoi and some hotels have given us twin room, which has 2 double beds, yet others are single twin so very confused).

A reasonable breakfast would be great and not so noisy. Last time we visited, our first night was a nightmare. We were all completed shattered (kids aged 2 and 4), son had horrible trouble with ears, we stayed on arrival at hotel which was dirty, you could hear horns beeping constantly, no breakfast. It was not a good start, we all wanted to get back on the plane and go home.

So this time if we could get somewhere that's a little bit more quite that we can hide away to recharge our batteries, that would be great and we can start better. Starting in SN this time just for couple of nights.

Anyone who has travelled with kids and has any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted by Want2BHappy on 9/9/2013 at 08:18

You could try the Mai Anh at 324 NTMK which has some large rooms.....

Pictures here: http://saigonlegendhotel.com/en/thu-vien-anh/

maianhhotel@yahoo.com.vn

Stayed there this summer. Fairly central, fairly quiet.... within your budget.

I was looking a triple and a twin. Hard to find on agoda, asiarooms etc and ended up there.

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Posted by oncecalledfred on 11/9/2013 at 14:36

Thank you for that, will take a look. Did you find the hotel generally ok and what's their breakfast like?

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Posted by Want2BHappy on 11/9/2013 at 14:54

The hotel was fine and the staff were friendly. Not a great deal of English spoken, but one or two of the staff had reasonable English.

Breakfast from a menu: Noodles, Bread, Egg, Jam, Coffee.... etc.

We stumbled upon it because I was trying to book a triple, but I will probably stay there again when I'm back in December.

Walking distance of Ben Thanh, War Museum. Not in a tourist area, so nobody hassles you to buy stuff/get your shoes cleaned/have a massage.

Lots of little cafes/eating places in the alleys around.

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Posted by oncecalledfred on 11/9/2013 at 15:01

That's really helpful Thanks. Had a look on their website but wouldn't let me book on dates I wanted, however through agoda those dates were available at £37 a night but stipulated you had to use their airport transfer service. As we're going on April do you think we could just turn up and get a room?

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Posted by Want2BHappy on 11/9/2013 at 18:38

Turning up might be fine.....or not I always like to have my first night's accommodation solidly booked. Nothing worse than arriving late and struggling to find a bed.. We booked through booking.com. The free transfer service, was somebody who came out to the airport to meet us and then put us in a taxi (which they paid for on arrival). Not needed for us since I'm a regular to Vietnam, but comforting if you're a first time visitor.

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