Since we had a packed schedule in Ho Chi Minh, we wanted an affordably-priced hotel of international standards that would serve as our base. We chose ibis Saigon South, which despite being a little off-center, is still accessible from everything we needed to go to.
Situated in District 7, ibis Saigon South is near local and multinational companies, the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, and Crescent Mall. Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh’s tourist attractions in District 1 like Ben Thanh Market and Notre Dame Cathedral are only 15-20 minutes away.
Although public transportation is scarce in the area, there are taxis right outside the hotel, and options like Uber and GrabCar, as well as their motorbike counterparts, are easily available.
ibis is a brand of economy hotels under the AccorHotels portfolio that it shares with Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, and Mercure. With over a thousand properties worldwide, the popular chain has simplicity, modernity, and well-being as its core values.
ibis Saigon South embodies these core values. Although it’s simpler compared to more upscale hotels, its design is modern throughout, and its quality is up to international standards.
The hotel features only one room type, the standard room, which takes inspiration from upscale hotel rooms with its furnishing, subdued lighting, and choice of warm and natural colors. The rooms may seem compact in size, but their smart configuration maximizes space fully.
Rooms are furnished with the comfortable Sweet Bed by ibis, as well as a slew of amenities: a desk, LED TV, coffee and tea making facilities, refrigerator, and small open closet with safety deposit box. The bathroom, on the other hand, is clean and stocked with towels and amenities.
FOOD AND DRINK
Oopen serves a modest breakfast spread consisting of Western, Asian, and Vietnamese fare.
Service was satisfactory, as the friendly staff were at hand when I needed them.
VALUE FOR MONEY
Its rooms and service are up to high standards, and its rates are more affordable than other international name-brand hotels. ibis Saigon South is undoubtedly good value for money.
IBIS SAIGON SOUTH
Hoang Van Thai Street, Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Telephone: +84 8 5410 1111
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