I travelled to Ho Chi Minh City and stayed in District 7. I stayed here for a month and usually spend the weekdays working (or sightseeing) downtown. I chose this hotel because of a friend's recommendation and because I really like the location. The nearby streets has a lot of expats around so you can find the services that you would want. Furthermore, everyone is friendly and taxis are abundant if you want to have a trip downtown. I, however, prefer this location since it isolates the crazy hectic chaotic city work life from where I stayed.
For the hotel itself, I had a really good experience. The owner, Ms. Thanh, speaks awesome English so you would not have trouble communicating if this is the first time you come to the country. She also really paid details in the small things like water, kitchen, TV, wi-fi, etc. I would say that even though this is a small hotel, the services might be one of the best I've seen. The size allows the staff to cater to your every needs also. I approached and talked to some staff and they were very happy to talk to me. This helps a lot since I have not been back in the country for a while and it really helped make me feel like home! The room was cleaned daily and the staff would make sure that your room is clean and tidy before I arrived home in the evening. The room always feel cozy and clean.
One of the best thing of this place is the food. The chef can cook really good Vietnamese food. I was unsure at first but Ms. Thanh suggested some dishes and I immediately knew this is good when I had it the next day. Do not hesitate to try the food there! The staff plays jazz music when I was eating and I was having the time of my life after hectic working days.
Conclusion: I'd highly recommend this place to anyone staying in HCMC!
The hotel was really nice. We stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed it, the staff was very friendly to us. The only downside is that it was quite hard to find the place. At first googled had saved our booking and when we zoomed in to the map, it looked like the place was close to An Dong market. However it was far from there. After some searching on google, we found the place, and gave the adress to a taxi driver, who still had quite a hard time finding the place. He dropped us off at this adress, but that was still not the correct one, because apparently they have 2 locations in the same area, they offered to drive us on a moped, but I was not sure that me and my 20KG backpack would be suitable for it, so we walked there instead. But as I said, that was the only downside.