Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel

February 25, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel
No. 8A Mac Dinh Chi Street
Ben Nghe Ward
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam


http://muong-thanh-saigon-centre-hote.ho-chi-minh-city-hotels.net/en/


Convenient Business Hotel, Young In Age But Old In Spirit

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Visited: Feb-2016
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 3
Service: 7
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $400 per person.
- $380 Accomodation 3D2N
- $20 Room Service


Nearby Attractions: Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Hall, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Skydeck, Dai Nam Park, Cu Chi Tunnels, Saigon Zoo And Botanical Gardens, Municipal Theatre Of Ho Chi Minh City, Museum Of Ho Chi Minh City, Museum Of Vietnamese History, Fine Arts Museum, Suoi Tien Amusement Park, Dam Sen Cultural Park


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, Free Wi-Fi, Conference Rooms, Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Laundry Service, 1 Restaurant (Gia Dinh Restaurant), 1 Bar (Sa Huynh Bar), Cable TV, Karaoke, Coconut Spa, Currency Exchange Service


Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing, Swimming, Meetings, Massage, Spa, Sauna


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Introduction
Located about 30 minutes drive away from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel is a new, less than 1 year old, 4-star hotel conveniently located in the business district of the city. Having opened in September 2015, Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel boasts relaxing amenities for weary business travellers, along with convenience due to nearby restaurants, shopping malls, and offices.



Ambience
Ambience at Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel is clean and modern, but sorely let-down by decor which seems it's from the 90s. I like the high ceilings and ample natural lighting, lending a sense of space admist the brightly lit interior. But the drab grey beige walls, tiles, and carpets make the place look old. The overall design of the place is also blocky and square, and the exterior looks plain and unassuming.



Room
Rooms at Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel are clean, comfortable, and spacious. Nice! The beds are large and comfortable, and the attached bathroom is clean and modern, well-stocked with amenities. I also like the ample lighting, and the spacious working desk. I only have 2 negative points about the room, the first is the lack of a cable television guide / instructions, it took me really long to figure out how to operate the remote controls, until I eventually had to call reception for assistance. The second is the lack of a soap holder within the shower, which means you either place the soap on the floor, or outside the shower.



Food
Food at Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel, in the Gia Dinh Restaurant, is terrible. There is an overall lack of variety, and most of the food available, are carbohydrates. Of the little food options here, most of the dishes are poorly executed, with unappealing tastes or textures. Taste is only passable at best for their noodle dishes. But I find it unacceptable that a 4 star hotel will only offer 2 soups, both which taste almost similar, and even look similar. The room service menu is also extremely limited, and is the smallest room service menu I've ever encountered in any hotel. You are better off eating elsewhere, in fact, there are excellent food options around the hotel.



Service
Service at Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel is good. Staff are able to converse decently in English, and work quickly and efficiently, even when handling large tour groups. They respond quickly to requests too. And while staff you meet in the hotel will offer greetings, I find the lack of a doorman somewhat lowers the experience, as it's odd to arrive at the hotel and not have assistance. Despite this, the service provided at Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel is good, and I will return because of it.



Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel are catered mainly to business travellers, though they also attract a large number of tour groups on account of being new. The conference rooms are well equipped and can seat quite a lot of people, while the gymnasium boasts a good variety of work out equipment. The swimming pool is rather small, but offers a nice view of the surrounding area. They even have karaoke rooms in the basement! Overall, Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel has decent facilities, and the excellent location means it's a hotel of choice, nearly always fully booked at the moment.



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Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 02 - Bedroom

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 03 - Bathroom

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 04 - Gymnasium

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 05 - Swimming Pool

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 06 - Conference Room

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 07 - Gia Dinh Restaurant

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 08 - Sa Huynh Bar

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 09 - Lobby

Muong Thanh Saigon Hotel 10 - Paintings Art





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