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The Alcove Library Hotel
The Alcove Library Hotel
The Alcove Library Hotel
The Alcove Library Hotel
The Alcove Library Hotel
The Alcove Library Hotel
The Alcove Library Hotel

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8.2

Excellent

1,012 reviews

1,012 reviews

Housekeeping36
Breakfast31
Food & Dining5
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7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 2.61 kilometers from city center
Popular landmarks
War Remnants Museum 2.4 km
Central Post Office 2.8 km
The Independence Palace 2.8 km
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral 2.9 km
Ben Thanh Market 3.4 km
A O Show - Lune Production 3.5 km
Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) 3.5 km
Bitexco Financial Tower 4.0 km
Ho Chi Minh Squares 4.1 km
Cu Chi Tunnels 33.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Sunleaf 190 m
TT TDTT quận Phú Nhận 210 m
Benh Vien An Sinh 450 m
An Sinh Hospital 510 m
Nguyen Van Troi Street 550 m
Bach Dang 620 m
White Palace Convention Center 630 m
Bệnh viện Phú Nhuận 700 m
Viện Y dược học dân tộc 710 m
Le Van Sy Street 720 m

The Alcove Library Hotel

133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street, Phu Nhuan District, , Phú Nhuận, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Phú Nhuận part of Ho Chi Minh City, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous War Remnants Museum. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Ho Chi Minh City every 10 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center2.2 Km
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport3.3 km

Rooms available at The Alcove Library Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Alcove King
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Alcove Queen
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite Room - Stay & Dine Package
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Twin - Stay & Dine Package
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Executive Grand - Stay & Dine Package
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Executive Grand
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Alcove Suite
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower
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Standard Superior Alcove Twin Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed & 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Alcove Library Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Alcove Library Hotel?

Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ho Chi Minh City with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at The Alcove Library Hotel?

The Alcove Library Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby The Alcove Library Hotel?

The Alcove Library Hotel’s neighborhood is Phú Nhuận which includes popular restaurants such as The Burger Corner, Bookmark and Tram Coffee.

What popular shopping places are close to The Alcove Library Hotel?

The Alcove Library Hotel is located in Phú Nhuận area which features shopping places such as Ponagar Handmade Leather Goods and Maison de Bunga.

What are popular attractions near The Alcove Library Hotel?

The Alcove Library Hotel’s location in the Phú Nhuận neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Nguyen Van Troi Street, White Palace Convention Center and Le Van Sy Street.

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What people love about The Alcove Library Hotel

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Staff 

    "The staff were pleasant and kind to us."

    Charmaine

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    July 16, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Good facility and reasonable price"

    Quang

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    March 19, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The room is clean and the staff very friendly."

    Pham

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    February 24, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 4,360 Ho Chi Minh City properties
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Room comfort score
8.2/10
Service score
8.7/10
Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Value for money score
8.3/10
Better than
98
%
of Ho Chi Minh City properties
Better than
94
%
of Ho Chi Minh City properties
Better than
94
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of Ho Chi Minh City properties
Better than
91
%
of Ho Chi Minh City properties
Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
1,012 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.8
Location
7.3
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What travelers say they love:
Staff very good skill of service mind .
Waraphong from Thailand
Business traveler
More about The Alcove Library Hotel

More about The Alcove Library Hotel

The Alcove Library Hotel

Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Ho Chi Minh City with a stay at The Alcove Library Hotel.
All offerings provided by The Alcove Library Hotel help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Ho Chi Minh City is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hotel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at The Alcove Library Hotel.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at The Alcove Library Hotel. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at The Alcove Library Hotel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's library. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the souvenir shops.


Around the property

Be sure to visit some of the city's popular sights during your stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Be sure to stop by Central Post Office located 2.7 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks. Find that special item or souvenir that will commemorate your trip to Ho Chi Minh City at Ben Thanh Market located 3.4 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 99% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 93% of other accommodations in the city.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

75 mentions

Housekeeping

28 mentions

Taxi

20 mentions

Food & Dining

12 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Playground

Access

  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Bathrobes
  • Free bottled water
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Towels
  • TV
  • Wake-up service
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Bookmark Restaurant

  • Menu: Buffet
Location
133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street, Phu Nhuan District, , Phú Nhuận, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Very good
Location

7.3

Airports

  • Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
    3.3 km 12 min drive
  • Can Tho International Airport (VCA)
    132.2 km

Public transportation

  • Saigon Railway Station
    1.4 km 11 min drive
  • Ben Xe Mien Dong Bus Station
    4.3 km 21 min drive

Hospital or clinic

  • Sunleaf
    190 m

Shopping

  • Ben Thanh Market
    3.4 km

Convenience store

  • Circle K
    460 m 3 min drive
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • War Remnants Museum
    2.4 km
  • Central Post Office
    2.8 km
  • The Independence Palace
    2.8 km
  • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
    2.9 km
  • Ben Thanh Market
    3.4 km
  • A O Show - Lune Production
    3.5 km
  • Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
    3.5 km
  • Bitexco Financial Tower
    4.0 km
  • Ho Chi Minh Squares
    4.1 km
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
    33.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Sunleaf
    190 m
  • TT TDTT quận Phú Nhận
    210 m
  • Benh Vien An Sinh
    450 m
  • An Sinh Hospital
    510 m
  • Nguyen Van Troi Street
    550 m
  • Bach Dang
    620 m
  • White Palace Convention Center
    630 m
  • Bệnh viện Phú Nhuận
    700 m
  • Viện Y dược học dân tộc
    710 m
  • Le Van Sy Street
    720 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Shuttle service is available to the city center from 10:00 AM onwards. Kindly contact the property for more details.
  • Children 6 -12 years old will be charged VND 500,000 per child per night for a meal when using existing bed.
  • Children from 13 years old will be charged VND 910,000 per child per night with extra bed, breakfast and a meal included.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee10 VND
  • Distance from city center2.2 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)8

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 VND

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 26
  • Room voltage220

Reviews of The Alcove Library Hotel from real guests

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8.1
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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities7.8
Location7.3
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.7
Value for money8.3
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7-8 Very Good (148)
6-7 Good (51)
<6 Below Expectation (62)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kong from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Third (Happy & Satisfied) Stay at The Alcove - and Counting)”

This was my third stay at the Alcove out of a total of about 10 trips to HCMC over the past few years. As stated in my previous reviews, I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The room was comfortable and clean, the breakfast was lovely and delicious, and the staff polite, friendly, and helpful. As a bibliophile, I love the library at the Alcove. It made me feel at home (I have a larger library at home) as I could browse and select a couple for my reading. Many of the books were contributed by previous guests and , on this trip, I started a new habit that I proclaimed in my previous review. I would contribute a book to the Alcove's Library each time I visited. So, I brought three books (to make up for my first two trips). I will be visiting again next week and, quite possibly the following month. In my heart, I'm hoping for many more.

Reviewed October 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Kong from Malaysia
Business traveler
Alcove Queen
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

My Second Experience at The Alcove Library”

My first experience at The Alcove Library Hotel, HCMC, was in 2017 and it was not easy for me to get a room there. As a business traveller, my dates are not always within my control and The Alcove is usually quite heavily booked. My second experience was in July 2019 and this rather long break was due to the non-availability of dates at the Alcove. I have written a review of my highly satisfactory First Experience and even a Preview of my Second Experience a few days prior to my arrival. In this preview, I voiced my confidence that my fond memories will be reinforced by the same standards of facilities and services. I am pleased to say that all my expectations were met. The room is clean, the bed is comfortable with good fluffy pillows. I rested and slept well. Breakfast was delicious as always and all the staff were polite and helpful. And I did find out that some of the books were left by previous guests. I shall remember to do the same on my next trip. Thank you!

Reviewed August 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Pham from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Alcove King
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Great place”

The room is clean and the staff very friendly. I book a king room but when i come they run out of this room so they update me to suit room. It very good place near the airpot

Reviewed February 24, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Nam from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

Great location for who does not need to be in downtown. Quiet area. Small but decent room size. Well designed and set up. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is limit but not a problem.

Reviewed March 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Do from Vietnam
Business traveler
Alcove Queen
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Great Hotel”

Very nice hotel, great staffs and really nice restaurant on the top floor of the hotel.

Reviewed January 30, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Cornelis-Jan from Netherlands
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Grat place to stay”

Small, clean and cozy hotel near the international airport, recommended!

Reviewed August 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Quang from Vietnam
Couple
Alcove Queen
Stayed 1 night in March 2022

Good facility and reasonable price ”

Good facility and reasonable price

Reviewed March 19, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Luan from Germany
Business traveler
alcove
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Swanky hidden gem that's great value for money”

Hidden in a quiet back street away from the bustle of the city, the rooms are very comfortable and the staff is very friendly and well meaning. They provided turnover service but didn't lock the door. Otherwise really nice. Breakfast is priced a little high, but there are local options down the street. The location is a little away from the center, but perfect for those needing quick access to the airport. All in all I still highly recommend this hotel and stay there for business trips each time I come.

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Charles from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Cool place, between riverside and airport”

The Alcove Library is a very nice hotel, cool concept in reception - the pictures show, bookshelves to ceiling loaded with good books, old books, whatever. The rooms are fine, comfortable bed, A/C that works, wifi that works... clean and well organized. Worth the money, which was quite reasonable.

Reviewed July 17, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Kay from Singapore
Solo traveler
alcove
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Excellent”

Beautiful boutique hotel. Well taken care of. Clean, soft bed wonderful pillows, room is warmly decorated. Downside, not much to buy or eat in the area. Close to airport just 15k. Side street is quiet. Make sure you don't end up in the room with Windows opening to lobby. You won't be able to tell day or night.

Reviewed December 14, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Waraphong from Thailand
Business traveler
alcove
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Feel like home”

Staff very good skill of service mind . They make you feel your home .

Reviewed October 14, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Kay from Singapore
Solo traveler
alcove
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Very good”

Nice quiet theme boutique hotel. Location behind quiet alley. Downside not much to be had in the area. Few food offerings. Cheapest room has window opening to an air well. You practically won't know if it's day or night. Slippers not resealed. I wonder if they change it after every guest.

Reviewed December 08, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Charmaine from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Alcove Queen
Stayed 1 night in July 2022

Pleasant stay”

We are book lovers and this hotel caught out eyes because it has a mini library. It is close to the airport. We had traveled from da nang to ho chiminh and because we reached pass midnight, it was perfect for us. The staff were pleasant and kind to us. We moved to another hotel to get a more centralised location in hi chi Minh. Our night stay there was pleasant and we spent the morning reading

Reviewed July 16, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Wei from Malaysia
Business traveler
alcove
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

decent hotel, nice deco”

Overall, hotel was decent, nice theme and design. Room was clean and okay. Location is okay, but not great, as not much restaurant choices around walking distances. Wifi was okay. Breakfast was simple, okay, and can be improved.

Reviewed March 25, 2019

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6.4
Good
Kenji from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good”

Overall satisfied but advertising photos are way better than it actually is.

Reviewed March 02, 2020

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4.4
Binh from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Ok location but service is not up to expectation”

Room quite ok , clean and good location, however: 1/ The air condition sound pretty loud when run, especially at night, it's a real annoying 2/ We don't clearly remember if we book a room with breakfast, however, at night, the staff give us a card with information about the breakfast without any clear information, so we turn up for breakfast. Then they charge us extra for that breakfast. 3/ The restaurant is quite expensive comparing to nearby food. 4/ The fridge is really small and no more space to put anything of our own stuffs in it. 5/ The lift take way to long if we want to go up and down. 6/ Internet also really bad, we have to use our own 4g if we want to do anything.

Reviewed January 02, 2020

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3.6
suguru from Japan
Family with young children
Alcove Queen
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Disappointed ”

I need separate check in with my family and contacted through live web chat but no one responded. However email communication was smooth and well prepared. After checked in room was too hot and air-condition did not work. And changed to other room and TV did not work. I didn't tell anymore. Breakfast was good. It had many selections and staff are good.

Reviewed June 15, 2019

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4.4
abby from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

haunted ”

It was scary!

Reviewed August 12, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Regine from Philippines
Family with teens
Alcove Queen
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

Fave boutique hotel”

architecture, interiors (theme) and staff

I don't usually write reviews but The Alcove Library Hotel deserves a few words. This is by far my favorite boutique hotel to date. The staff was very accommodating, helpful and informative from our first to our last day in Ho Chi Minh city. The architecture and interiors stick to its theme. The breakfast food was great too. Also, I didn't expect that we'll get that much space plus a pantry with utensils! Good job, The Alcove!

Reviewed December 27, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Kendra from Canada
Couple
Alcove King
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

Slice of heaven in busy Ho Chi Minh”

My wife and I stayed at the Alcove Library for two nights a few days ago. The staff were very welcoming and helpful! The restaurant was the best we have been to in Ho Chi Minh, the complementary breakfast was excellent! Quiet little patio up top, best coffee and banana pancakes! We will recommend to family and friends who travel to Saigon in the future! The hotel is about a 10 min cab from the busy district one.

Reviewed November 16, 2016

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