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Luan Vu Hotel
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

We stayed in this hotel twice when we visited Vietnam. The first one was not really in this hotel but to the next one nearby (Nhat Thao). We had great memories in Vietnam as well as wonderful accomodation in Luan Vu. The staff are far beyond on their friendliness and hospitable. They even gave my aunt a birthday cake when she celebrated her birthday in HCM, that was very sweet! The rooms are big and clean. The only drawback is that you are not permitted to bring your shoes or slippers inside the rooms. The receptionist Kitty eventually became my friend and my contact in Vietnam.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

What a fabulous place!!!! Kitty and Hal at the front desk could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Nothing was too hard for them. The beds were so comfy, the rooms were clean and the location brilliant. Breakfast was not very nice but that was a minor thing compared to everything else good. Was our second time here. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

This is a really good place to stay in Saigon. It is located down a small alley just off Bui Vien which is a very lively street with lots of bars, restaurants and travel agents. There are lots of bars around but it is far enough off the street to avoid most of the noise.

The room was nice with air conditioning and bathroom with a decent shower. There was cable tv with various English channels(HBO, Star sports, Star movies, CNN, ESPN). There was a fridge and tea/coffee making facitilies.

Breakfast was basic but nice. You can get eggs, sausages, toast and bananas. It didn't vary for the four days that we were there. You can have your choice of juice, tea or coffee.

The staff were very friendly and helpful with any request. They give you a brochure of tours for sale but never try to push them on you at all.

They did laundry for us for $1 a kilo which was perfect. There is WiFi which cuts out sometimes but worked more often than not. The PCs in the lobby always worked but the speed of the internet wasn't amazing. You can pay by credit card but there is a 4% charge if you do.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank rovingrebel
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

Luan Vu is brilliant. From the outside it looks a bit rough but the inside is nice and surprisingly quiet. The staff helped us to make the most of our time in Ho Chi Minh City and even helped us with our onward travel down to the Mekong Delta.

You couldn't be more centrally located on Bui Vien, right in the heart of backpacker land and a great base to explore the city from. Our room was very comfortable, with satellite TV and internet access. Highly recommended and hope we can go back one day.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

From answering emails prior to booking to answering questions on HCMC Luan Vu is very prompt. They also clean rooms daily. It was actually surprising to see our room cleaned because we did not ask for it and some coins were left. Truly everything was there and there was not any single thing filched. We arrived around 9 in the evening and I had to admit to be a little bit scared of the area as it is situated along the bar scene. We were not fetched so we pulled my luggage along the area while dodging motorcycles and keeping our eyes peeled for the hotel. It is situated in an alley which is actually not a bad idea because it downs the music from the bars.

Vu Cam Thi and the other staff were very helpful and never forgot to give us warnings on keeping our things secure. Breakfast is free so at least that was another thing less to worry about as we prepare to go around. The room as a 32 inch LCD TV and a refrigerator. It also has an electric fan in case you would like to use it when the AC gets to be chilly.

The place is very near the interesting sites to go to so we just went around on foot. We also got our tours from them which was really convenient. Taxi to the airport cost us 150,000 dong via the Vinasun Taxi. The traffic was a little slow during the time that we went there and it was raining to.

The rooms and the ensuite toilet is also very spacious.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 35/2 Bui Vien Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 08, Vietnam
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Region: Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 693 Speciality Lodging in Ho Chi Minh City
Price Range: €14 - €22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Luan Vu Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms with LCD screen, cable TV, desk, coffee/tea maker in each room. Luan Vu hotel has room service daily, business center, wifi at lounge and room, airport transfer. With a full range of popular amenities and a friendly, caring staff, it's no wonder guests keep returning to Luan Vu hotel. ... more   less 
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