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"The hotel basically is very good for location, in district 1, close to everything, very good value of money and friendly staff, will come back again i..."
Located in heart of Ho Chi Minh City
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.7|
|Distance to city center||1.1 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.
Sophia 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 25 USD. 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. A stay at Sophia Hotel 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, Sophia Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. 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.
Sophia Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The location is great for my family, the service is perfect, friendly staff and clean room."
October 13, 2018
"Good location, good breakfast, clean room & shower, very comfy bed"
January 21, 2020
"The coffe is the only good thing at the breakfast buffet."
January 18, 2020
A good choice for budget travelers in central Ho Chi Minh City, the Sophia Hotel is seven kilometers from the Tan Son Nhat Airport. A few steps from the property will take visitors to neighboring attractions such as the Institute of Vietnam-France Culture Exchange, the Fine Arts Museum, the Municipal Theater, and the beautiful General Library of Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is also close to local shopping malls, the well-known Ben Thanh Market, and the Western Quarter where backpackers frequent. Blending national and international styles, guestrooms are decorated and equipped with extensive facilities. Its services, including in-house tourist information, airplane ticket booking, airport transfers, and round-the-clock Internet access, are often more than what other budget hotels offer. Diverse and attractive, [HOTELNAME} boasts its ideal location where many famous places and attractions are easily accessible.
"Breakfasts were the best so far of the 4 hotels I've stayed ..."
January 22, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 1 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 1-1 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.
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The hotel staff was great! The bell men at the entrance were really friendly, they had a ready smile & would assist us in anyway they can. They would check out the taxi meter before we pay the driver to make sure that were not cheated & they would help us bring your stuff without expecting any tip. We noticed this because they did not linger after helping or bringing us the adapter & weighing scale (yes we were quite a demanding group ;-) They just politely brought the things & said thank you. Special mention to Dung, the Front Desk Manager, who went out of his way to assist us book a free & easy city tour on our first day. For USD100 all 9 of us had one van bring us to the key tourist spots in the city & to anywhere else we wanted to go. Our driver did not speak much English so every time we needed someone to explain things to him, he would call Dung on his mobile & ask us to talk to him & he would then in turn translate. It was value added service to the max! Thru this we managed to tour the city in just half a day, have dinner at Jollibee, have a blast of shopping at the Ben Than night market & conveniently brought back to our hotel by 10pm. The next day we booked a guided tour with lunch for Cu Chi Tunnel & Cao Dai Temple for USD252, again with the help of Dung. The room was just the right size, very clean & well furnished. There was even a safety deposit box in the closet (free of charge) which I have never experienced in the previous countries that I've visited. The bathroom was nice & very clean. They also have 3 internet terminals at the lobby & serve you water while surfing. Overall i give them a 100% rating for a job well done. For those who are thinking of going to Ho Chi Minh on a budget, Sophia Hotel is the best place to be. Just visit their website below for more details.
SOPHIA LIKE MY OWN HOUSE”
I have been stayed in Sophia Hotel for a few times and I enjoyed my stay in Sophia.Although is 3 stars hotel but the quality of the hotel like 4/5 stars.The most important is I felt like sleep at home. The breakfast is delicious. All the staffs are friendly and helpful. They smile all the time. Speak good English.Around here just open coffee bean. Suitable for people who want to relax and enjoy their coffee. Sophia is located at the city so just a few min walking distance then can reach the central of the city.There have a lot of shopping centre. I will highly recommend my friends and family stay in Sophia Hotel. Price is reasonable. Service in Sophia overall to me is 10 points. For the next trip to Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh I definitely will choose Sophia again..Is really worth it and enjoy so much in Sophia Hotel
Sophia - Great Hotel!”
We really enjoyed our stay at Sophia Hotel! It is not located very near the City Center but we only had to take a 2-minute cab ride. Location is good because it's more quiet and not too crowded compared to other streets in Ho Chi Minh City. We absolutely found the staff very helpful and very kind. They can speak and understand English so we didn't have a hard time. You can also book tours in the hotel without any hassle. The tour van will pick you up and drop you off in the hotel. I would recommend Sophia Hotel to all travelers in Ho Chi Minh City
1-week fun trip”
The location of this hotel is indeed excellent. It's in close walking distance of the central shopping area. Good restaurants and pups are just around the corner (so no need to eat in the hotel). Also the club "Apocalypse Now" less then 10 minutes walk away. The return trip might take longer, though ^.~ WiFi is really helpful and working well. The money for value ration is exactly what we where looking for. My other two friends think the same and probably next time we come to Ho Chi Minh City we're going to check in the Sophia Hotel again. You really can't do anything wrong.^^ Have a nice stay, Andreas
Great Litttle Find in the Heart of Saigon”
We stayed at the Sophia Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for three nights and loved it! A nice little hotel right in the middle of all of the action! The staff was very friendly and remembered our room number as we came in to collect our key every evening. We loved HCMC and this hotel was a big reason why. We definitely recommend it!
Nice hotel, good location”
sophia hotel is a good hotel located in district 1. walking distance from hotel to the ben tahn market and around. for those of you who had enough with the vietnamese coffee, you can find "the coffee bean" cafe just around the corner. nice hotel in thai van lung street. rooms have a small fridge with mini bar stuff. rooms are not very spacious but good enough. in the lobby you can find a few computers and free wifi exist in the hotel. the hotel also offers daily tours to the mekond delta, cu chi, and day tours in saigon (though a bit more expensive) it's best to go to the main tours area (bui vien street and around)
Nice and Clean Hotel”
Sophia Hotel is very good hotel. I can walk to many interested places in the city center of Ho Chi Minh City. If you go to Ho Chi Minh CIty you can not miss to stay in this hotel. The price is also reasonable. THe breakfast is OK. There are many things to eat as your option. Moreover,this hotel is quite without the sound of motocycle at the night time.
Great location, good value”
Stayed at the Sophia twice in one extended visit of HCMC. My first room was actually not very good. It had a funky smell and some of the lights in the room and bathroom were out. Not a huge deal since I was only staying for one night and didn't feel like making a fuss after a long flight to Vietnam. Plus, my expectations of a sub room were not high to begin with. After a short trip to Vung Tau, I returned to HCMC and the Sophia. My second room was much better, condition-wise. Although it was the same dimensions as the first ("compact" would describe it generously), there was no discernible smell and everything functioned in the room, as it should. I am sure that if I made a complaint on my first night's stay, I could have switched. But since I didn't bother voicing any issues, I don't really blame the hotel. Although free breakfast was provided with my rate, don't expect a 5-star spread. It was serviceable at best and most of the items were not refilled. So if you catch breakfast near the end of the morning, the pickings will probably be slim. Overall, however, for the price my stay at the Sophia was positive. I would probably try another hotel in the same price range next time around, but I'd still consider the Sophia if my options were limited.
First time in Ho Chi Minh City. Hotel close to everything but a bit dificult to walk around as the sidewalks was in very bad condition. And when sidewalk was OK it was used for parking of motobikes. But it seems that they are concerting the sidewalks now. Breakfast was OK but not too many things but I have seen much more simples. Internet was free and worked perfect. The staircais after a long work in city was a bit hard but I think you can take elevater from the garage. Small rooms but OK for single or couple but if you travel with a friend I would recomend two rooms, and no problem as it is cheep. Will not hesitate to use the hotel again on my next visit to Ho Chi Minh City
Staff are still friendly and helpful. 3 pieces of luggage that were left at the hotel for our transit visit to Muine were kept properly. The family room is clean and has all the basic necessity. Will definitely stay here again for our next visit to Ho Chi Minh City.
The Hotel basically is clean and tidy. The hotel staff, from the recepiontist to the bell boy to the security officer were very friendly. The hotel is centrally located at Dist 1 where by walking, you can reach almost all the places you wish to visit. If really need to take a taxi to your destination, its recommneded to take 'Taxi Vinasun' whereby the starting rate is 9,500Dong. Sophia Hotel to the Airport only cost a mere 80,000Dong. Never book a taxi from the airport whom the local taxi driver will slaughter you. Once reach HCMC Airport, Go to the departure hall at 2nd or 3rd level (can't really recall) and exit out and take a local 'Taxi Vinasun' to the city. It's will cost you much cheaper. For night entertainment, You can pop by the pub beside the hotel where one can of imported beer will cost you around US2.00. As for the ladies, you can go to the city area, esp canewell hotl where all the branded goods is located. But take note is much much expensive than Singapore...kekeke...ok enjoy your HCMC trips....bye bye
Enjoyed Our Stay at the Sophia”
My wife (who is a native to HCM city) and I were very happy with our stay at the Sophia Hotel. If we were to come here again on a vacation, we would stay here again. After two weeks, however, the breakfast buffet became so predictable (boring) that my wife decided to do without by the end of our stay. Pho was available, although this is something that foriegners may not prefer for breakfast (I did have it once). I missed not being able to see CNN, BBC or France 24, but perhaps these are not generally available in Vietnam. Most of the residents in the hotel appeared to be there on business, but for someone like ourselves, who have relatives in the area, the Sophia is also a good choice. There are a number of restaurants within walking distance, but we did not go to too many. It was very easy (and inexpensive) to get around HCM by taxi also.
Best Value For Money”
My partner and I stayed at Sophia Hotel for four nights and we were pleased and enjoyed our stay. We stayed at the double deluxe room and it was quite big for the two of us. The room was very clean and so was the bathroom and double thumbs up for that. As for location, it's good as it's situated nearby most of the tourist attractions and restaurants such as the Notre Dame and Reunification Palace. Walking distance about 15 minutes, however, you can easily take a taxi from the hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful and they made our stay a pleasant one. We were not sure about the places to eat but they were more than helpful to answer our queries and direct us the location. If you would like to stay in a three-star hotel and not splurge on the up-class, Sophia Hotel is truly recommended.
Tidy central hotel”
Really enjoyed my stay at Sophia hotel. Friendly and helpful staff make this a really good budget choice in District 1 (centre of Ho Chi Minh). Organised a tour (Viet Cong tunnels and war museum) with a friend through the hotel - great value and door to door service. Highly recommend
This is good hotel ”
I stay in Ho Chi Minh many time but this is the first time I stay at Sophia hotel I feel very comfortable like stay home I will come back next time
Lovely hotel and service with a smile”
it was so nice to stay there. the hotel was so clean and the service was amazing. when i needed to buy a mobile phone card, they helped to buy it for me. the location of the hotel also quite ok.. i can walk to benh thanh market from there.. unfortunately i missed the breakfast. when i need to go ho chi minh again, i think i'll stay there again..
Great Location and Very Accomodating Staffs”
The location is very strategic specially for those who love to shops and dine. Many restaurants around, no need to take taxis. Hotel staffs are very accomodating and can speak and understand English. Hotel rooms are clean though lobby is small. We have a great time staying in this very affordable but decent and clean hotel. Prefered to stay in this hotel when we visit Ho Chi Minh again. Highly recommended.
Fantastic experience at Sophia.”
Relatively new hotel, less than 1 year. Room including bathroom is nice, clean with good bedding and bathing materials. Free internet is really a special benefit for our children who spent almost the whole evening there. Helpful hotel staff who was willing to give a ride to my son to a cake shop at midnight just before my birthday - so my son could give me a surprise. Location wise is good as we could find a lot of restaurant around the hotel. Other interesting places such as Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market etc are at walking distance. Price is acceptable, not expensive. Very convenience place to stay in Ho Chi Minh.
Wonderful Second Stay In Sophia Hotel”
This is my second stay in Sophia. All the staffs treat us like family and giving us a warmest smile while everytime we go back to hotel. Stay in Sophia Hotel is a amazing experience. Language was not a problem. Most of the staffs can speak English quite well. The signal of internet is very strong and a lot of channels can watch. At the noght time Sophia Hotel is very quite. Just a few minutes walking distance to famous Dong Khoi street. A lot of restaurant nearby. I very enjoyed and pleasure second stay in Sophia hotel. I would definitely come back again and recommend to my friends and family.
Happy Journey in HCM esp Sophia Hotel”
I have been stayed in Sophia for few times it was a preasure and fantasic service provide in Sophia. All the workers start from bell boy, front desk, waiter and housekeeping smiles all the time. I stay Sophia look like stay with my family..I really feel very impress about their service..Sophia is a perfect hotel and new..Walking in around few min can reach the Saigon river and you can have dinner on boat and the boat will drive around the river so you can view and feel the night in HCM city.. I will definitely come back again..I love this hotel..