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"Good facilities as I'm into fitness and swimming."
Harold - October 17, 2019
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3 travelers have booked today.
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.1|
|Distance to city center||2 km|
|Nearest airport||Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)|
|Distance to airport||6.5 km|
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.
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. 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.
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"The Staff is very friendly, helpful."
January 30, 2020
"The location of hotel is quite good."
January 10, 2020
"Staff are friendly n very helpful"
January 17, 2020
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City is an international 5-star property, located in the borders of the city’s four main districts intersect and in the heart of Ho Chi Minh. It is only a 30-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat Airport and 8-minute drive to commercial and entertainment districts.
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City features 333 spacious and well-appointed rooms, all of which are perfect for both leisure and business travelers. Non-smoking floors are also available.
Some exclusive facilities include a total of 6 food & beverage outlets, in which guests have a variety of dining options to choose from. Signature restaurants include Orientica Seafood Restaurant & Bar and Chit Chat at the Café. Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City also provides the state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, which can accommodate up to 1,250 people. To enhance the experience, guests can relax in a world-class recreational center that features an open-air lap pool, a swim-up bar, a gym, and a spa with an array of massage treatments.
"A very large pool with perfect water temp."
October 5, 2019
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.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City
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Absolutely Five Star!”
This is the third time I have booked rooms at the Equatorial Hotel and just like my previous experiences, Equatorial Hotel lived up to my expectations. The rooms were beautiful and well designed, the beds were soft and comfortable, the linens immaculately clean. Buffet breakfast had a wide variety of choices which ensures an excellent dining experience. As usual, I had a great time at pool with the kids. The only area where the hotel can improve is the internet. They have to make a little investment on routers to provide fast internet service to all the rooms. We experienced intermittent and slow connection from our rooms. I requested for a late check out which was instantly granted. We were able to stay in our rooms until 4 p.m. without incurring extra charges. This gesture from the hotel is highly appreciated by returning guests like us and I can assure the management of my continued patronage. I always look forward to my next trip to Ho Chi Minh City, and Equatorial Hotel remains to be my preferred choice for accommodation.
The hotel that exceeded all our expectations!”
Elegant and beautiful facade, reception area, lobby, and rooms. There was a warm welcome from the reception staff who were all friendly and smiling; check in process was fast. The bedroom and the bathroom were just perfect! The swimming pool was absolutely beautiful, my sister and I had a great time swimming there except that there was a lady who approached us to ask if we were guests at the hotel which I find too insulting. She could have just asked which room number we were staying. Overall, we had a delightful experience at Hotel Equatorial and will not hesitate to stay in this hotel in our future trips to Ho Chi Minh City.
good hotel with friendly staff ”
overall a very good hotel which was efficiently run. the staff very friendly and helpful. the rooms were spacious and the housekeeping was good. there is a taxi service which the hotel recommended, the 'Mai linh' company was good. thought the hotel is in district 5, getting to district 1 was not a problem and just a 10 minute ride away. the hotel also provided a regular shuttle into district 1. ho chi Minh has wonderful French architecture with tree lined boulevards. mind the motorcycles though.
Best Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City”
Hotel Equatorial is the best of all three hotels where we stayed in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel building, rooms, restaurants, pool area are beautiful and elegant. Fast and hassle free check in and check out process. Hotel staff are all friendly and efficient. Great experience! Will definitely come back.
christmas in ho chi minh city”
this was our second stay at the hotel equatorial ho chi minh and the hotel and the staff on the club floor did not disappoint. they still remembered us from our last visit in april. they had our second room setup with an extra bed as requested. check in was quick as usual and because we had to checkout early for our flight to hanoi, they made arrangements for us to checkout the night before. the breakfast was very good made by the personal chef on the floor and the evenin drinks and light snacks were always excellent especially after a long day of sightseeing.
Truly First Class & 5-star- Experience!”
From the moment we stepped inside the hotel we were impressed with the posh and spacious lobby and the bar/restaurant area at the ground floor. The reception staff were warm and friendly, and check-in was straight-forward and swift. The room was large and spacious; same with the bathroom. The bed was really big and comfortable It has everything you can expect from a 5-star hotel. The beautiful outdoor pool is well maintained, the water is clean and clear. This is the most beautiful, elegant and luxurious of all the hotels we stayed in during our 2-week Asian tour across 5 countries. The Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh truly deserves its 5-star rating. Highly recommended if you can afford it.
we stayed at this hotel for one night. the location is good, being 10 minutes away from the tourist area of ho chi minh city. the lobby was not that great because it looked like it needed some renovation. but the rooms were a different story. the room i got was very large, and the bathroom was large and clean as well. the temperature was just right and the large bed was very comfortable. i can tell the room was not new, but it didn't need the kind of renovation the lobby needed. this is a great 4-star hotel and i would recommend the average traveller to stay in this hotel.
The Equatorial is a beautiful 5 Star (and worth all the stars!) Hotel, located on the outskirts of Chinatown in District 5, close to the central District 1. There is a free minibus shuttle service into the heart of Saigon every other hour. This is a large hotel, but the layout and staff make the hotel seem to have a very personal feel - and they remember your name and make every effort to assist you. The swimming pool is a welcome relief to the heat of Saigon, and we were able to relax there every day on the loungers. The rooms were excellent with all the trimmings you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The buffet breakfast was incredible - a veritable feast! Many a course of very tasty fresh food for all tastes. On a final note - we had a couple of incidents where I left my camera behind in the dining room, and my Dad left his wallet in a taxi - and the staff were so helpful, both items returned untouched to the rightful owners! They even offered a basket of fruit to us as my parents were upset at the missing wallet and made every effort to re-assure them and retrieve the items. And finally (again) - even though the internet is a paid for option, they give you a free cup of coffee and you have the use of a brand new Apple Mac with a huge screen, equates to approx a dollar an hour! Well worth it ...
We were unfortunately only able to stay at the Equatorial for two nights and arrived around 10pm one night so did not get the enjoy the amenities of the executive club but were greeted with warm smiles and a drink of our choice. We booked the executive club suite through Agoda at 50% off! I must say the staff at the Equatorial wherever we went were so very personable and friendly. The breakfast was delicious and my only complaints were that they did not have savoury options for the afternoon tea but the cocktail service was fantastic. We always received excellent service with a smile and although it was expensive for Vietnam it was not overpriced. The hotel's pool is a great place to hang out and have a drink but I do not recommend the spa as it is overpriced and when I decided to go for a waxing there most of my legs were not waxed and I ended up with scars because of the poor waxing services. I tried to raise the issue with the manager but she did not seem to understand me, despite me pointing to the leftover hair. Definitely find a clean local spa and go there! The rooms are lovely, clean and with a shower to die for! We really loved the fact the water was filtered and we could drink the ice as this kept us from getting the "Saigon Stomach". Also they were generous with the water they give you as well. Although this hotel is located outside of the district it is nothing more than a short cab ride (or the free shuttle) away. To be honest you don't really want to stay dead center in the tourist district as it is full of people hassling you to buy things and can get a bit old after awhile.
Standard hotel with sincere service”
Hotel Equatorial is my first choice of hotel stay whenever I have to travel to Ho Chi Minh City. The services from the staff are sincere & warming. The cleanliness of the room is something which I enjoy & appreciate too.
comfortable for family but far form downtown.”
this hotel found out Agoda by any chance as cheap price and five stars and having swimming pool. it is pretty far from downtown. so they offer free city arounding bus per 2 hours. but this voucher not included breakfast. so I have to pay for breakfast almost 65$(2adults and 2 child.) this hotel is not far form ho chi minh airport. It's about 15 minute with taxi. if you are just couple or alone, you don't need this hotel. but if you are family, it is proper chose.
Nice hotel at a nice price”
Hotel Equatorial is a 5-star hotel with very affordable prices. This is likely due to the fact that it's not really close to the center of district 1 at all. However, that worked out fine for us because it was close to my relatives and restaurants catering to the locals instead of international chain restaurants with international prices that you could eat at anywhere else in the world. The room we got was clean, spacious and comfortable but we didn't get to use much of the other amenities. I liked the somewhat antiquated charm of the hotel but my husband thought the room looked a little outdated.
Very nice hotel and great price ”
We were able to book tours from the hotel to all places in ho chi minh city. Great staff very helpful and fantastic rooms available. Breakfast included
Good Hotel near city centre”
i was just staying 1 night in the hotel on my way to the golf resorts (phan thiet) and dalat) where i have membership. clea rooms and friendly service. main bonuses for my stay was the early check-out and the samsung wide screen tv in the room. been living in ho chi minh city and staying in mosy 5 star hotels, this is a good choice for staying 5 star but paying less.
A Lovely Hotel And Excellent Value For Money ”
The Equatorial is a very nice Hotel set between the centre and Cholon but only an inexpensive taxi ride from either. We got a fantastic deal through Agoda which did not include breakfast but the Now Zone Centre under the Nikki Hotel is only a 5 minute walk away and has several options. Rooms are clean, well equipped and just what you would expect from an establishment like the Equatorial. Service was friendly and efficient and all in all we had a great stay.
Classy hotel with well trained service staffs”
Hotel ambience is definetly 5 stars and kudos to the service staffs. Duty manager & reception staffs were very well trained, patient and speaks proper english. Even the housekeepers and bell boys speak good english. Hotel is clean and properly maintained despite it being a 15 year old hotel. Bed is soft with quality blankets and bedsheet. The international buffet is good with a great variety. Location wise, will definetly return to stay on my next trip to Ho Chi Min.
Great older hotel”
I stayed for 3 nights at Equatorial, once arrived I was upgraded to deluxe from standard room. The room itself is spaceous with 2 twin beds joined as a king bed. The Equinox gym is great addition to the service with a good swimming pool on the 4th floor. The shuttle service to the city centre (district 1) is the most advantageous part staying in this part of town. Restaurant itself is one of the best you can find in hotel establishment in HCMC. Staff are great and helpful. Once inside, you can feel it's an older & established hotel. If you don't smoke, perhaps it's better to ask for non-smoking room. Not much to see around the area, unless you want to go further to Cholon area inside district 5. Not many people speaking English. That aside, I would come back and stay here again.
Great Hotel in the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City”
We stayed 2 nights at the Equatorial in HCMC at their Deluxe club room. Through Agoda, the price was very reasonable and we had great service. From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, the friendly people all helped take good care of us. They checked us in at the club floor which was fast and just as fast during checkout. Unlike some club floors at other hotels that has a minimal breakfast compared to their main dining hall, the Equatorial actually had a fully staffed cook their making you fresh cooked meals. If we were staying at HCMC longer, we would have stayed there. Definitely, we would return to this hotel again.
Great service and large rooms”
the equatorial is in district 5 and while there might not be much in the immediate vicinity, that also makes for a quiet night's sleep. our first room was a little musty, but the management was very kind and immediately set us up in another room. i also noticed that they made sure to attend to the problem. they didn't just leave it there for the next guest. our room felt spacious, clean and comfortable. the breakfast was good, but could use a little more variety. they also offer a free shuttle service to more popular spots in the city.
Good for business travellers”
although this hotel was clean and had plenty of facilities, it lacked the personability of a smaller hotel. also, every other hotel in vietnam we stayed in came with free wifi or internet access, apart from this hotel. professionalism is high and perfect for business travellers, just stick clear of this if you are in ho chi minh city on holidays.