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7.6
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7.6
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location - Inside city center
  • VietS Corner Flea Market110 m
  • International Maternity Hospital in Saigon180 m
  • Benh Vien Mat Sai Gon250 m
  • Bui Thi Xuan Street290 m
  • Catholic Church Huyen Sy350 m
  • Nha Tho Huyen Sy350 m
  • Magonn Saigon350 m
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam370 m
  • Vinh Loi Gallery370 m
  • Zen Plaza380 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Empress Hotel

    136 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, - See map
    "Rooms are small but cosy and have good modern facilities."
    Neil - January 12, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Very good comfort
    7.9 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Ticket services

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 9 hours ago

    Property ranking|Compared to 13,058 Ho Chi Minh City properties
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    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Value for money score
    7.9/10
    Room size
    25 sqm.
    Service score
    7.9/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Ho Chi Minh City properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Ho Chi Minh City properties
    Bigger than
    97
    %
    of Ho Chi Minh City properties
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Ho Chi Minh City properties
    Value for money7.9
    Distance to city center0.5 Km
    Location rating7.6
    Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
    Distance to airport5.6 km

    Rooms available at Empress Hotel

    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Club
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Standard
    Standard
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed & 1 queen bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Premium
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Superior Double
    Superior Double
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    • Shower
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    Double Single Use Standard
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            An overview

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            What they offer

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            Nearest essentials

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            Food and dining

            Breakfast options

            Asian

            Restaurants on site

            Empress Restaurant
            Cuisine:Asian, European, Vietnamese

            Nearby restaurants

            Vietnamese cuisine
            Vietnamese cuisine
            Cong Ty Tnhh Com Tam Tac
            40 m Vietnamese
            Nu Coffee
            190 m Vietnamese
            Quan Pho Le
            280 m Vietnamese
            Asian cuisine
            Asian cuisine
            Mandala
            50 m Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
            Quan Nam Giao
            60 m Asian, Vietnamese
            Banh Xeo An La Ghien
            70 m Asian, Vietnamese
            Cafe
            Cafe
            Lil' Sago rice&hotpot
            290 m Cafe, Diner, Vietnamese
            Breadaholics
            310 m Cafe, Fusion, Vietnamese
            Watcha Cafe
            340 m Cafe

            What's nearby

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            Reviews of Empress Hotel from real guests

            Overall rating
            7.4
            Very good
            From 637 reviews
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            Agoda Reviews (431)Booking.com Reviews (27)
            Rating via Agoda7.6
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            10
            Cleanliness7.8
            Facilities6.8
            Location7.6
            Room comfort and quality7.9
            Service7.9
            Value for money7.9
            High score for Ho Chi Minh City
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (55)
            8-9 Excellent (84)
            7-8 Very Good (120)
            6-7 Good (69)
            <6 Below Expectation (64)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (108)
            Jun - Aug (103)
            Sep - Nov (90)
            Dec - Feb (91)
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Iman from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in February, 2019

            It was one of the best hotel I stayed up to now”

            The ladies at front desks were so polite and helpful. They answer to all my questions and guide me to see the whole city. One of them helped me to book the cheap airfare to Hanoi and translate the website for me . I enjoyed staying over there . I really recommend this hotel to anyone who want to be at central. Very good breakfast and the staff never said no to me.

            Reviewed March 04, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            ChinTuck from Singapore
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in June, 2019

            Exceptional”

            friendly and helpful staff, nearby Hotel has good massage and eating places (same street)

            Reviewed June 13, 2019
            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
            8.3
            Excellent
            shane from Ireland
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in November, 2013

            Nice modern hotel. Nice bathroom. Small rooms”

            Newly renovated. Clean rooms

            The hotel is in a reasonably good location. Few minutes walk to nearby restaurants and nightlife. The rooms are just completely renovated and the bathrooms are very nice. The only problem is that we booked standard rooms and they were extremely small. My room had no window and the air con unit struggled to keep the air fresh. I paid extra for a deluxe room on the third night which was a bit better. The staff were very friendly and welcoming to us and were a great help to us. We didn't eat breakfast so can't comment on that. I would stay there again no problem but would definitely pay a little more for the deluxe

            Reviewed November 29, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            SHIRLY from Philippines
            Business traveler
            Stayed 3 nights in January, 2013

            great locations and easy access along the city...”

            peaceful area and safe

            yeah, i love the place, the front desk, the management.... they are all friendly to their guests... i just hope they should maintain this type of management which a hotel should do to accommodate their guests well. they have the essence of hospitality as Filipino hosts, and they don't discriminate the guests, either local or international.

            Reviewed January 25, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            ruth from Indonesia
            Group
            Stayed 5 nights in May, 2012

            nice staff ”

            helpfull staff

            i satisfy with this hotel. Breakfast is good, room is clean and the staffs are helpfull. Wifi also ok. This hotel located in a good point, close to Ben Tanh Market but not really nearby the market which is a bit crowded.

            Reviewed July 26, 2012
            8.3
            Excellent
            Darren from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Junior Suite
            Stayed 1 night in June, 2012

            Cosy rooms with excellent service”

            The rooms were small but cosy, good location and plenty of dining places

            The hotel facade is decent and so are the rooms within. The decor is a little old, but the hotel has excellent service and English speaking staff. The hotel restaurant serves pretty decent Vietnamese or western food, and there are plenty of street stalls in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Rooms come with all toiletries and essentials, and room service seems excellent. Fully carpeted and air-conditioned interior. Highly recommended as it is within walking distance to Ben thanh market and city centre.

            Reviewed June 21, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            Vanessa from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in May, 2012

            Great location, nice room”

            Verry good location

            We end up stay at this hotel for eight nights,Nice and cossy hotel, great location, plenty of food to choose from around the hotel, The staffs was very helpful and friendly , breakfast was ok, will stay again next time visit Vietnam .

            Reviewed June 18, 2012
            8.0
            Excellent
            Rainer from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in April, 2011

            Nice hotel with friendly staff”

            good sized rooms, location

            my stay at empress hotel has been pleasant. friendly reception staff and the concierge services are a plus. decent sized room and bathroom, free and good working wifi in room are definitely a feature of the hotel. breakfast buffet had a good selection and did vary which was nice to see.

            Reviewed April 13, 2011
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Luke from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in March, 2010

            Pleasant stay”

            Good look
            little bit pricier

            I've always enjoyed staying at this hotel. The staff are friendly, the rooms are pleasant and well equipped, and it's in a location that's not too far from the centre of the city. The only problem is that the single room is jam packed with tables, a bed and a chair, in a room approximately 2x2 metres. But if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay, this is the one.

            Reviewed September 01, 2010
            8.0
            Excellent
            Steve from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in November, 2009

            Value for Money”

            Value for money Good locatiobn Cleanliness Friendly staff
            Bed not comfortable and comes with bed bug

            Value for money, the staff were very friendly and eager to help out. The location is very convienent close to shopping area and downtown. Hotel is clean where the bath room is superbly clean without any trace of mold. This is definitely the cheapest 3 star hotelper night in the general area. For those hotel near the market, a 3 star hotel. Good Price the hotel is worth more.

            Reviewed November 16, 2009
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Iman from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in February, 2019

            Great staffs and manager ”

            The hotel staff and front desks ladies were so polite and they help me so much with everything. Thank you

            Reviewed March 04, 2019
            2.0
            YONGIL from South Korea
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in December, 2015

            Don't stay.You'll never get the comfortable feelin”

            Is there any notice on their interior construction schedule or issues that need to be informed to customer? It was under construction (very bad dust and dirt that results from it), unable to use the WIFI at room, unable to take the shower at night during 1H30M due to their construction. I never got the bad experience like this before from any of hotel booked by Agoda. Tooooooooo much disappointed! It was not a big money but really want to get the money back from this lousy hotel.

            Reviewed December 25, 2015
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Azhar from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Club
            Stayed 4 nights in December, 2015

            This hotel is good but upgrading is in progress. ”

            The staffs is extremely friendly and helpful, the room is clean plus easy excess to the city center.

            My stayed in the hotel was good and i am satisfied. Due to the hotel upgrading works in progress the exterior kind of dusty. But in near future to come, this hotel might be one of the best affordable and pleasant hotel.

            Reviewed December 22, 2015
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Ross from Australia
            Couple
            Club
            Stayed 2 nights in November, 2014

            Empress Hotel”

            Staff, Room & Location

            Everything was great. The only issue was the reception area was under construction meaning there was a bit of jack hammer noise but luckily mostly while we were out & about. There was an issue with Wifi when we checked in & thankfully the staff rectified the situation beautifully.

            Reviewed December 03, 2014
            9.0
            Exceptional
            AZHARI from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Standard
            Stayed 4 nights in August, 2014

            Affordable City Hotel ”

            Location, Comfort and Service

            Located at the less crowded area of District 1. So, you could have a comfortable stay with local attractions are within walking distance. Taxis were abundance and I have no problem stopping one. Only around 10 minutes walk from the famous Ben Thanh market. Many amenities around for a traveller (ie convenient stores, cafés, restaurants, hospital and even a local supermarket is only a 5 minutes walk!). A nice park was only a 3 or 4 minutes walk. I will definitely return in my next HCM trip.

            Reviewed September 08, 2014
            4.0
            yee from Singapore
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in March, 2014

            all key performance index failed”

            room key is unique. nothing else fanciful

            i've been to hcmc numerous times and checked into lots of hotels (check my previous reviews) but i must say this has been the worst hotel i have to review! first of all, i have been able to check into hotels with my significant other with no hassle but this hotel demands a separate room to be booked so that my gf would be able to stay legally (apparently this was not mentioned during booking of the hotel with agoda). i paid an additional n requested for the additional room key but was not given because its just a false front for the authority?! secondly, the 1st room provided had an airplane turbo for aircon, second room that i settled with had a shower with thermostat that either has northpole or sun temperature setting with nothing in the middle. the bed was creaking louder than a rocking chair and i can hear the conversation of occupants upstairs clearly! thirdly, the breakfast was pathetic mix of harden bread and semi-cold eggs. fourthly, the free bottled mineral water was only provided for 1day. future occupants, please be aware that there is nil housekeeping staff (or rather service) at night even if it just means that you request for a bottled drink. do not expect hotel standard or whichever star standard that is claimed

            Reviewed March 16, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Alexander from Germany
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in December, 2013

            Charming and affordable small hotel”

            good location, dead cheap, nicely renovated quiet rooms

            After a week at the beach, this was a nice, old fashioned, but renovated house with a comfortable room. Staff - outside the restaurant, that is - was friendly, attentive, spoke English well(and some German) and were rather uncomplicated in all matters. Excellent stay for practically no money. Oh, and when they screwed up, they admitted it instantly and fixed the problem. Well done, good attitude!

            Reviewed January 01, 2014
            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
            9.3
            Exceptional
            salvador from Spain
            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in September, 2013

            Confortable and well located hotel”

            Good location, Confortability and great value for money

            This Hotel has great value for the money that costs. Is very well located at walking distance from main city atractions and yet away from the noisy and crowded backpackers´ area. The room is very confortable and clean. The only thing that i can complain about is the breakfast; is not very abundat and just three options, but enough though.

            Reviewed October 08, 2013
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