The Huong Mai Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City is the closest hotel to Saigon Railway Station. The main station building is 280 metres walk from the entrance to the Huong Mai Hotel.
Good points about the Huong Mai Hotel
The rooms at the Houng Mai Hotel are good quality and good value. The area near to Saigon Railway Station is not particularly popular with tourists and as a consequence the quality of the majority of the other hotels nearby is very poor. Most of the other hotels in the area are cheap and very basic. The Huong Mai Hotel is the only international standard hotel near to Saigon Railway Station.
The service at the Huong Mai Hotel is good. The reception staff speak some English and they are helpful. This is a small hotel with only 20 rooms. The staff therefore have ample time to assist customers.
Booked online you can get a room from $17 USD a night. For the quality of the room this represents good value for money. Rooms in guesthouses in Ho Chi Minh City can be found for a lower price, but hotels of this standard tend to cost a bit more in other parts of the city.
Rooms at the Huong Mai Hotel
The rooms at the Huong Mai Hotel are really nicely furnished. The hotel looks like it has been recently refurbished as the walls are very clean, as is the bed linen. This is a comfortable place to stay.
The wide double bed was very comfortable, and the room was quiet. Were it not for my early morning train, I would have easily slept in late in the morning.
Rooms come equipped with satellite TV with English language channels, free WiFi, small fridge, wardrobe and free water.
The en-suite bathroom was good. I liked the fact that the room had a separate shower with hot water. Everything worked and was clean. No complaints about the room whatsoever.
Facilities at the Huong Mai Hotel
There are no common facilities at the Huong Mai Hotel, although it does have a lift and very nicely decorated reception and corridors. You can’t get breakfast at the Huong Mai Hotel or room service.
The Huong Mai Hotel is near to shops and restaurants, as well as the train station. If you need breakfast consider getting it at Saigon Railway Station which has a large restaurant inside and an early morning coffee shop outside the entrance to the train station. A wide range of food is also sold on trains in Vietnam.