Little rooms, Le Loi location
Little Saigon Boutique Hotel is home to just 18 rooms, all squeezed into a skinny building, found down an even skinnier alley off of Le Loi and Pasteur—two of the city’s most important streets.
This is both a blessing and a curse as the location is convenient and central, but as of 2017 Le Loi is undergoing massive metro construction. There’s still a way for traffic and pedestrians to move along the blue fencing, it just ain’t pretty. That said, the construction and traffic mess is not visible from Little Saigon Boutique, which is tucked down a way running north off of Le Loi and it remains a real find as it is a reasonably priced hotel in the city centre.
Typical of skinny Vietnamese hotels, you have to climb a set of stairs up to reach the main lobby and rooms are on the small side, especially the tiny Standard which has no window; we’d recommend it only for solo travellers—pay a little more for Superior or Deluxe if you can swing it. Superior is snug yet manageable for a couple while Deluxe has a spacious bathroom with a large glass shower stall, as well as slightly more space to move due to the bed being flush to a wall on one side.
Rooms come with a flatscreen TV, minibar, controllable air-con, WiFi, tile bathroom with separate shower stall, safety box, basic toiletries and breakfast.
Little Saigon Boutique Hotel is very close to Saigon Centre, Takashimaya mall, Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Nguyen Hue Boulevard and Pasteur Street Brewing Company.
Address: 36 Bis/2 Le Loi Blvd, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
T: (28) 3521 8464;
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º42'1.14" E, 10º46'28.37" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$30||US$35|
|Superior double room||US$35||US$40|
|Deluxe double room||US$45||US$50|
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you'll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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