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7.6

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Very good location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
VietS Corner Flea Market 110 m
International Maternity Hospital in Saigon 180 m
Tao Dan Park 210 m
Catholic Church Huyen Sy 210 m
Bui Thi Xuan Street 210 m
Benh Vien Mat Sai Gon 250 m
Nha Tho Huyen Sy 350 m
Magonn Saigon 350 m
American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam 370 m
Vinh Loi Gallery 370 m
Nearby landmarks
War Remnants Museum 920 m
The Independence Palace 940 m
Ben Thanh Market 1.04 km
Central Post Office 1.36 km
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral 1.43 km
A O Show - Lune Production 1.63 km
Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) 1.65 km
Bitexco Financial Tower 1.7 km
Ho Chi Minh Squares 1.92 km
Cu Chi Tunnels 36.71 km
Empress Hotel

"Very good breakfast and the staff never said no to me."

Iman - March 4, 2019
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Empress Hotel

136 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to War Remnants Museum
Within 920 m of property
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Ticket services

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Value for money7.9
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Distance to airport6.1 km

Rooms available at Empress Hotel

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Room comfort & quality
7.9
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Empress 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 Empress Hotel?

Empress Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 30000 VND. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ho Chi Minh City with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

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What people love about Empress Hotel

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and friendly."

    Jose

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    August 20, 2019

  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Highly recommended"

    Neil

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    January 12, 2018

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Great place."

    Ben

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    June 17, 2017

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Room comfort score
7.9/10
Room size
25 sqm.
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Overall rating:
7.6
Very good
450 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.0
Location
7.6
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What travelers say they love:
Great hotel with friendly staff.
Neil from United Kingdom
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More about Empress Hotel

Conveniently located in District 1 between the city center and Chinatown, Empress Hotel is a great location for getting the most out of a visit to this city. The property is only 2 kilometers away from the Saigon Railway station and 7 kilometers from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, allowing guests easy access to the necessary transportation hubs and all the attractions and must-see destinations that the city has to offer. Rooms at Empress Hotel are thoughtfully designed to provide the best in comfort and convenience for guests looking for a hassle-free stay while traveling to this region. This charming hotel provides 40 stylish furnished rooms, ideal for budget travelers. The onsite restaurant serves a mouth-watering variety of both Vietnamese and western dishes. This great location, along with all the amenities and facilities offered, make Empress Hotel the right choice for travelers looking for the best value and comfort for their vacation.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
32 mentions
Housekeeping
26 mentions
Internet
10 mentions
Taxi
6 mentions

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional

"I enjoyed staying over there ."

Iman

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March 4, 2019

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Asian

Restaurants on site

Empress Restaurant
Cuisine:Asian, European, Vietnamese

Nearby restaurants

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Mandala
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130 m Asian, Seafood, Vietnamese

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Overall rating
7.6
Very good
From 450 reviews
7.8Cleanliness
7.8Room comfort and quality
7.8Service
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Rating via Agoda7.6
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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.0
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service7.8
Value for money7.9
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8.7
Excellent
Michael from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in May 2009

Our stay at the Empress Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City ”

The staff at Empress Hotel were very professional and helpful. The city tour that was recomended by the front desk was very good.All in all our stay was great
Location was not that good. Had to taxi everywhere

Our stay at the Empress Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City was very nice.The complimentary breakfast was delicious and most enjoyable.The hotel was very clean and the staff very professional and helpful at all times. As I do not speak Vietnamese it was very helpful that most of the staff spoke English. I would recomend The Empress in the future

Reviewed May 13, 2009
8.7
Excellent
Kenneth from United States
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in March 2009

Good Value for the Money”

clean, good location
Small rooms

We relocated to the Empress from the Chancery due to price. We liked the Empress better even though the rooms were small they had everything you needed and were clean and well airconditioned which was a big deal at 35 degrees celcius. The restaurant next door had an adequate breakfast and was air conditioned as well, another plus. Empress is located in District 1 which is where we wanted to be. They also offered very reasonable tours of the city and to Mekong Delta. We took both at only $12 USD for a full day tour including lunch. Very friendly staff and always someone at the desk who spoke english.

Reviewed April 14, 2009
8.3
Excellent
Lay from Singapore
Group
Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

Good customer service ”

Efficient staffs

I'm delighted that I have chosen this hotel- Empress hotel as this is my first trip to Ho Chin Minh. My friend and I were kinda of lost as the district 1 covered a large area. Luckily for us, the counter staff provided us with a map and even indicated the places that we wanted to go for us. This action made it much easier for our journey. They even recommended the taxis such as Vinasun and even told us the rate of the taxi from our hotel to our destinations. We really appreciated their help and will surely visit their hotel again every time we visit Ho Chin Minh.

Reviewed July 09, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Voltaire from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

Rustic Hotel & Great Service by Hotel Staff”

Good Location, Hotel Staff Friendly, Rustic Feel

conveniently located at hcmc's district 1 ben tanh market walking distance to the major places of interest in the city--reunification palace, war remnants museum, ben tanh market/night market. hotel staff at the reception are very friendly, accommodating and can speak english. they allowed us early check-in (at 11 am) and late check out (by 1pm)in without extra charge. empress hotel has this quaint and rustic feel making it different from the usual boutique hotels. the room stays fresh even after we eat food inside. although the a/c malfunctioned (not cooling) when we brought it up immediately they fixed it and they apologized. breakfast is adequate. we recommend this hotel & definitely we will stay again in this hotel if we go back to vietnam.

Reviewed March 03, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Tommy from Sweden
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2008

Review from Empress Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City”

In the middle of the city,nice staff, clean, valuable.
a bit noisy (from traffic).

A nice clean Hotel in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Very Valuable, With a nice and helping staff. The breakfast was both Vietnamese and continental type (buffet). The intense traffic outside the Hotel could be a problem. Be sure to book a room situated away from the street. Cleaning was of satisfaction. In the future it would be great with Internet connection as well.

Reviewed December 23, 2008
9.3
Exceptional
Andrew from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

Perfect bolthole - luxury on a budget”

Location, friendly and obliging staff, large rooms, wifi, comfortable beds

On our first trip to Vietnam, we stayed at the Empress on the recommendation of a friend, and are so glad that we did! It is located in the perfect district to walk to all the main sights of Saigon (who wants to take a taxi in Saigon traffic?), with two small supermarkets and a laundry service within 200m, and amazingly good street food on the footpath right next to the hotel at night. As for the rooms, they are really large and comfortably furnished - spend the extra $2 and get the "top shelf" suite, it is larger again, with a second bathroom. Beds are very comfortable for a 6'4" bloke with back problems. The hotel has a lift and the street noise was minimal (great double glazing we think). The staff were really helpful with organising onward bookings and airport transfers. Breakfast, included in the price, consists of a simple range of choices and is delicious. This hotel is an excellent base to check out Saigon and you could comfortably stay for a week or more and not feel cramped.

Reviewed August 12, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Irine from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2008

empress hotel that impress us”

easy access to ben tanh market, food is excellent
noise from vehicles outside the hotel is irritating

All in all, I can say that Empress Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam is a good place if you want affordable hotel. The receptionists are ok, They are so hospitable and very attentive to all our needs. Keep it up guys! 2 thumbs up to all of you.

Reviewed April 10, 2009
8.0
Excellent
Thy from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2009

Neat boutique hotel”

good location and clean place!
breakfast buffet improve.

This hotel is quite small however, it had a warm feel to it and it was very neat and clean. We actually stayed in two different rooms the first one was bigger than the 2nd one for the same price which a little disappointing. However it is in a great location right near all facilities and the liveliness of ho chi minh city. It is only a 2min taxi ride from cho ben thanh. The service was good very good.

Reviewed February 02, 2009
7.7
Very good
Dmitry from Russia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2009

economy hotel”

nice and clean rooms, helpful staff
not the best location

A nice clean Hotel in the middle of Ho Chi Minh City The hotel is located in District 1, which is the center of the city. I was able to visit many places of interest to tourists just by walking. The hotel has a very good small restaurant on the first floor

Reviewed March 14, 2009
9.7
Exceptional
HERINDER from Malaysia
Group
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

I had a lovely and mesmerising stay in this hotel.”

The hotel was very clean, and the staff in the hotel were very friendly. We also had lovely breakfast and the staff there were very nice.

We had a good stay in this hotel. The staff were very helpful and also they were very friendly. We had a lovely breakfast at the restaurant. The staff were fast when we order our food. When we check in and check out, the staff very helpful. I will recommend my friends and relatives to chose this hotel. If I'm going for another visit here, I will definately chose Empress Hotel.

Reviewed May 24, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Nigel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 5 nights in January 2009

Impressed at an Empress”

Friendly and courteous staff. Good location in district one. Comfortable rooms.

I really enjoyed my stay here at "The Empress". I recommend anyone to stay here. The staff are courteous and helpful, the rooms comfortable and nicely furnished. Good comfortable size bed and TV with good selection of international channels. The shower room is large with good selection of complimentary toiletries. The hotel can also arrange wi-fire connection in the bedroom too which was a great plus. Breakfast is good with a selection of European or Vietnamese dishes. I had dinner here too on a couple of nights and the food was excellent.

Reviewed February 01, 2009
9.3
Exceptional
HOANG from Vietnam
Couple
Club
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

Pleasant, comfortable and safe”

Nice decoration, friendly staff and good price

Perfect. I always choose Empress Hotel when I go to Hochiminh for business. Also, I always recommend to my friends Empress Hotel when they travel to Hochiminh. And for sure, I will only choose Empress Hotel for my next trip

Reviewed May 07, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Owen from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

hold onto your bags”

clean new and good staff

the hotel was great its just a shame i can't say the same for ho chi minh city. both ourselves and another couple had belongings stolen by a bag thief on a moto . please be careful and do not carry a bag unless you are prepared to have it taken

Reviewed June 26, 2013
9.7
Exceptional
T from United Kingdom
Group
Standard
Stayed 6 nights in July 2013

Excellent all round for the very reasonable cost.”

friendly attentive staff, excellent rooms, central location

I highly reccomend this hotel. We were lucky to have got our rooms at a low cost comparable to those of low budget hotels, except Empress hotel is of a much higher standard. Lovely staff who are attentive and respectful without being too-in-your-face.

Reviewed July 17, 2013
8.3
Excellent
A from Singapore
Group
Stayed 3 nights in September 2010

3 Nights at the Empress Hotel”

Hotel staff immaculate !! Lobby receptionist could speak English anytime of the day. Believe me when you can't speak Viet, that was like God had descended. Breakfast was great !!

Fantastic location. Huge Walmart-like supermarket just down the road, fantastic BBQ chicken wings just beside our hotel. Try the chilli padi there to accompany your noodles! Its really spicy. The tours were reasonably priced and apparently different places charged differently, so watch out. But Empress was well priced and for what we got I'd say reasonable. Walls in the building abit thin, sometimes at night we could hear people walking in and out of their rooms at 3-4am. 24 hr concierge. All in all for the price, I'll go back again if I'm on my shoestring budget. Oh, importantly, toilets clean, no bed-bugs. Cleanliness of the room was 5/5.

Reviewed September 23, 2010
9.0
Exceptional
Robin from United States
Couple
Stayed 6 nights in September 2008

Impressed with the Empress”

The staff is excellent -- very friendly. Befriend the bellmen. They speak the best English of the staff and can get you anything you need from a sim card to a recommendation for a restaurant or dance club. The bellmen are all great at the Empress, tip them generously because they don’t make much!
There was little we disliked. This is an inexpensive hotel, so the occasional cockroach in the shower is to be expected. If that turns you off completely then maybe Vietnam isn't the place for you, as you won't get an antiseptic tourist experience here.

My wife and I loved the Empress. It's actually within easy walking distance of the market and the staff is professional and courteous. You can bargain a bit regarding internet access -I paid $4 a day for five days of internet, which was fine by me. The restaurant serves pretty good breakfasts and their crab soup is fantastic. There's a great Supermarket at the end of the street stocked with everything you could need and a kind of makeshift convenience store about fifty feet from the hotel where you can get a late night snack (try the sweet rice cakes).

Reviewed September 30, 2008
8.0
Excellent
Ng from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2010

Solo Travel to HCMC”

Excellent front desk service. Warm, friendly yet not obtrusive.
Food variety from hotel restaurant is limited. Tried the fried sea bass fillet with rice and was disappointed that the sea bass was a little uncooked in the middle.

If you are looking for a hotel which is simple yet hospital, Empress Hotel is the one I recommend. The hotel is tucked away from the hussle and bustle of the main street so you are assured of a good night rest without hearing the annoying horns from drivers. Travel around this district is not more than USD 2. So it pays to just hop on the taxi to get to your destination.

Reviewed March 30, 2010
10.0
Exceptional
stephen from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2009

exceptional digs”

very pleasant athmosphere and staff, everyone helpful throughout. Romm was small, clean with all necessary ammenities and suited my needs perfectly.
The food was so good I ate too much.

The Empress is an exceptional hotel with kind, knowledgeable and respectful staff who go to lenghts to be helpful but all this happens naturally indicating good management and training. The athmosphere is tranquil. I was pleasantly surprised at the rate and equally surprised at the excellent service and ammenities. Thank you.

Reviewed December 04, 2009
7.7
Very good
Peter from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2009

Good value, friendly service”

Good value, friendly service, good breakfast
Location, too many smoking rooms

We stayed one night at the Empress hotel and our stay was good, but not great. We checked in and were upgraded to a suite on the top floor. This was a nice upgrade except it was on a smoking floor and the people next door were smoking up a chimney and it was seeping into our room. The accommodations were fine, bed comfortable, and they provided a safe, but other than that the room was merely average. We enjoyed the breakfast in the morning, which included eggs and bacon. Overall this was a good value for the money, but we found the location a bit far from the city center.

Reviewed December 03, 2009
8.0
Excellent
rajan from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

great place to stayq”

clean, good staff, good room

it was a great stay i just had to stay here for one night as i had a stopover in ho chi minh on my way back to singapore, the hotel was clean and tide and the staff was very polite and helpful, would definately recommend it

Reviewed October 21, 2013
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