Ohana Hotel is the get-away-from-the-bustle kind of hotel without sacrificing on location.
Developers haven’t seemed to notice Ohana’s street (yet), which is in the southern edge of District 1’s downtown core near the river, less than 300 m from Bitexco Financial Tower and walking distance to Ben Thanh Market.
This skinny, Viet-style hotel has 17 rooms, just two rooms per floor. The rooms have a great bathroom for the price: bright lighting, a glass shower stall and marble counter top. The room has the typical glossy wood furniture, sitting area, desk/vanity, flat screen TV, WiFi, controllable air-con and kettle. Being a local hotel, we did notice an ashtray in the room; though the room we inspected didn’t smell of smoke.
When we visited in June 2017, there was some construction going on nearby but that is par for the course of rapidly developing Saigon, which seems permanently under construction. Ohana Hotel fits the traveller who is looking for a budget private room which is not part of hostel (as is often the case with the hotels around Pham Ngu Lao). The rooms here are half the price of Della Boutique Hotel which is just around the corner.
Address: 85 Nguyen Cong Tru St, District 1
T: (28) 3914 0583;
Coordinates (for GPS): 106º42'9.77" E, 10º46'10.11" N
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Room rates: US$20 to 50
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|550,000 dong||550,000 dong|
|Superior double room||660,000 dong||660,000 dong|
|Deluxe double room||770,000 dong||770,000 dong|
|880,000 dong||880,000 dong|
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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