The Alcove Library Hotel
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The Alcove Library Hotel

133A Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street, Phu Nhuan District, , Phu Nhuan, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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    8.1
    Excellent
    /10
    (707 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Nice mid-range boutique hotel."

    David

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    August 7, 2018

    8.7
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Alcove Library Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    Very good
    Location
    7.2
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    Very good location - 2.61 kilometers from city center
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    Nearby
  • War Remnants Museum2.4 km
  • Reunification Palace2.8 km
  • Central Post Office2.99 km
  • Ben Thanh Market3.36 km
  • Pham Ngu Lao Street3.42 km
  • Ho Chi Minh Square3.44 km
  • Giac Lam Pagoda3.57 km
  • Bitexco Financial Tower - Saigon Skydeck3.91 km
  • China Town5.44 km
  • Cu Chi Tunnels45.21 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 3 hours ago

    Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center2.2 Km
    Location rating7.2
    Nearest airportTan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
    Distance to airport2.7 km
    Property overview

    Stepping into The Alcove Library Hotel, guests will be impressed by the library design with an extensive book collection. Just a five-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, this boutique property offers a peaceful getaway and an ideal spot to explore the exciting Saigon. It sits on a quiet street near Nguyen Van Troi, only a 15-minute drive from the Notre Dame Church, Diamond Shopping Centre, and the War Museum. Ben Thanh Market and the Opera House are a 20-minute drive away.

    Contemporary and spacious, the air conditioned rooms and suites feature a flat-screen TV and a personal safe. Suites include a small kitchenette. En-suite bathrooms are equipped with a relaxing rain shower and toiletries.

    You can enjoy a free welcome drink, selection of fruit throughout the day, and any of the books. There is a 24-hour front desk and assistance with tour booking, laundry, and luggage storage services. Airport services can be arranged for additional fees.

    Our Bookmark – situated on the rooftop of the hotel - serves Vietnamese and European dishes. From the restaurant, guests can enjoy dishes and a relaxing atmosphere with a beautiful view of the neighborhood.

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    Rooms available at The Alcove Library Hotel

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Grand Alcove
    Grand Alcove
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Alcove King
    Alcove King
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Alcove Queen
    Alcove Queen
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Apartment with Garden View
    Apartment with Garden View
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Shower
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    Superior Double Room (10% Food & Beverage)
    Superior Double Room (10% Food & Beverage)
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
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    Alcove Suite
    Alcove Suite
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Apartment
    Deluxe Apartment
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • 3 bathrooms
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    Standard Double Room (10% Food & Beverage)
    Standard Double Room (10% Food & Beverage)
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
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    Executive Room (10% Food & Beverage)
    Executive Room (10% Food & Beverage)
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
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    Twin Room - Free Airport Drop Off
    Twin Room - Free Airport Drop Off
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    • 2 bedrooms
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    What people love about The Alcove Library Hotel

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Staff are professional and personal At the same time."

      Camille

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      November 23, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Cleanliness

      "Clean room and Nice decoration."

      Sunan

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      November 27, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The service was great."

      Cathy

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      September 7, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Had a wonderful stay in this cute cozy boutique."

    Bernadette

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    March 2, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Staff were just so helpful and accommodating Breakfast was t..."

    Hazel G.

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    January 2, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    Vietnamese cuisine
    Vietnamese cuisine
    Lam Bo Restaurant
    170 m Vietnamese
    Tuan and Tu
    270 m Vietnamese
    Banh Xeo Ba Hai
    350 m Vietnamese
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    The Burger Corner
    American, Asian, Fast food
    Dire Coffee and Indonesian Food Restaurant
    210 m American, Asian, Chinese
    Saigon's Best Coffee
    540 m American, Vietnamese
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Bookmark
    30 m Asian, European, Vietnamese
    Tram Coffee
    90 m Asian, Cafe, Vietnamese
    The Fig
    240 m Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of The Alcove Library Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (707)Booking.com Reviews (299)
    8.1
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    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.8
    Location7.2
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.3
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    7.2
    Very good
    Wei from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    decent hotel, nice deco”

    Overall, hotel was decent, nice theme and design. Room was clean and okay. Location is okay, but not great, as not much restaurant choices around walking distances. Wifi was okay. Breakfast was simple, okay, and can be improved.

    Reviewed March 25, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nam from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room (10% Food & Beverage)
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Exceptional”

    Great location for who does not need to be in downtown. Quiet area. Small but decent room size. Well designed and set up. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is limit but not a problem.

    Reviewed March 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nellamae from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Double Room (10% Food & Beverage)
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Awesome place”

    We just loved the little notes and free chocolates they give every now and then. It was really thoughtful. The location was a little out of the way but it is so close to the airport and it was overall a pretty good place to stay.

    Reviewed April 04, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kong from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2017

    The Alcove Library Hotel, HCMC - The Best Hotel Stay in Vietnam For Me To Date!!!”

    This boutique hotel certainly has its own uniqueness. It has a real library of several thousand books (mostly in English but I noticed that there were some in other languages too). Guests are welcome to borrow any of them. There were four children's books (Dr. Seuss) on the bedhead in my room. Good for those travelling with young children. Even the restaurant (located on the 5th and highest floor - a nice view too) has a book theme (and books!). It's named The Bookmark. I always travel with a few books of my own (not to mention my Ebooks) but it's nice to have access to additional choices. Coming back each evening to a library made me felt very welcome indeed and it was almost like coming home! Each room and floor had framed quotes about books and reading - nice touch! All the staff are friendly, polite, and helpful. A few were quite shy, possibly due to language constraints but there was no mistaking their courtesy. The restaurant served good meals. Breakfast began with a fruit platter, followed by two small slices of baguette with butter and two types of jam. The main course comprised a choice of Eastern and Western meals. Vietnamese chicken or beef noodles (pho), Vietnamese fried rice, etc. Delicious! My room was clean, well kept and in obviously good condition. I have posted photos to friends and family alike and all were impressed. During my stay, I discovered a new author whose books I would certainly look up, and read several books that I would otherwise have not. I was there for five nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I was comfortable, felt at home, made to feel welcome, and I was sorry to go! Would I come back? Definitely YES. There are limited rooms, so you would need to book early to avoid disappointment. I tried to get a room here a few months ago but couldn't. That's my only real regret about this hotel!

    Reviewed November 12, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Xuan from Vietnam
    Business traveler
    Stayed 6 nights in September 2017

    good budget, quiet place”

    Hotel is not so far from the airport (only 15 minutes by taxi), located in a small road so it's very quiet. it looks like cozy house with very nice receptionist and friendly environment. Good to stay to relax and enjoy the trip

    Reviewed October 09, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Alcove King
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

    Very pleased that I chose this hotel... Fantastic!”

    This is a unique, cozy, comfortable, welcoming hotel. The rooms are very clean. The staff are super friendly. Breakfast, cooked hot from an A La Carte menu is excellent. There are many beautiful little touches. Every night the bed was turned down. On the bed was a chocolate and a traditional Vietnamese legend for a bedtime story!! The neighbourhood is also fun. Not too busy with lots of local restaurants and coffee shops. I will definitely come back. Thank you Tyzie, Peter, Steven, 'Intern' and all other staff for your warm welcome.

    Reviewed September 27, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kimberley from United States
    Solo traveler
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2017

    Lovely boutique hotel”

    This delightful hotel might not be right in the heart of the city, but it is such a pleasant space to stay it that it's totally worth the small effort to get into town. The rooms are comfortable, attractive, and well-appointed. The restaurant is excellent for breakfast and dinner. The staff are friendly and helpful, and there are great little gems to discover right in the immediate vicinity. I've stayed in a few hotels in HCMC, and it's the most unique, tasteful hotel I've experienced there yet. I highly recommend this spot!

    Reviewed June 22, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Fun from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Alcove King
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

    Wonderful service from Alcove”

    Actually, my review came quite late. I've been staying at Alcove for many times. I like this hotel. The staff here is very friendly and supportive. It is a very nice and quiet hotel from the morning buzz. Another good thing about this hotel is the food is delicious and nicely prepared. U will enjoy the complimentary breakfast served to you. Keep it up!

    Reviewed February 24, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    LAI from Singapore
    Couple
    Alcove King
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Friendly staff, nice breakfast”

    We were attracted to this hotel because of it unique library. The reception is super friendly and helpful, The breakfast is great. In term of location, this hotel is nestled inside a residential area, so it is not easy to locate. It is also quite far from the central market and shopping district. The traffic is bad, so I would rather stay closer to District 1.

    Reviewed January 02, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    james from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Grand Alcove
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

    In the library ”

    Lovely hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms quite large,well decorated and clean. Restaurant on top floor where you can sit outside just for drinks or for a meal. Food was good as well as the service Good choice for breakfast either western or Vietnamese

    Reviewed December 08, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chien-Hui from Taiwan
    Couple
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Great hotel. We will stay here again.”

    The dining area is awesome. Breakfast is really good. We brought a bottle of red wine and we cannot open it. The concierge helps us to open it. The room is clean and nice. The bed is really good. Big and comfortable. Close to the airport so if you are looking for a short stay to catch up morning or midnight flight. It will be a great choice. Even a long stay in HCM. Library hotel makes us feel like being at home. So definitely, we will come back.

    Reviewed September 30, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    EE from Malaysia
    Group
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016

    Books were everywhere”

    We made it here for our final night in HCMC. The ambience of the entrance and lobby was as stunning as seen on TV! The staff are friendly (both at lobby and in the restaurant) with better English speaking you could find in HCMC. The 'Bookmark' has its class and the breakfast were superb where you could have 2 orders from the menu. Not forgetting one male staff who has got great sense of photography. Only one thing to be regretted, we should have stayed for longer.

    Reviewed July 11, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Bong from Malaysia
    Group
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    Pleasant stay”

    Three stars hotel but the services are excellent.Staying one night for $75+ (Sing Dollar). I like the breakfast and are yummy yummy. The staffs are very polite and helpful. I like the hotel concept being decorated as library and very suitable to take photos. There is Sister hotel known as SARAI resort and spa in Siem Reap,Combodia and I believe is worth to try as well.

    Reviewed June 06, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Will from Canada
    Couple
    Alcove King
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Beautiful Place :)”

    Everything was classy. Lucy from the front desk was super helpful and the included breakfast was amazing. Nice rooftop restaurant too. Our A/C unit had some problems, so they offered us a free ride to the airport when we left. A nice touch I figure. They really do care here.

    Reviewed May 02, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Uyen from Vietnam
    Family with young children
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Excellent service from staff”

    Location, Ambience, Staff

    Alcove is always the hotel of choice for our family in HCMC. Located not too far from the centre as well as TSN int'l airport, the hotel is still able to offer a peaceful environment, suitable for family with young children. The cozy ambience gives us a feel of 'coming home'. Very helpful and friendly staff always promptly available to your request. Much appreciated.

    Reviewed March 29, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Phoebe from Vietnam
    Family with young children
    Alcove King
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Warm welcome”

    Warm welcome, very friendly staffs, clean

    Great stay ven though we checked in at 9pm with warm welcome and very friendly, helpful staffs. Nice to have breakfast to go it's just very simple but we love it because of the cares for guests. Nice room, clean, very strong water. We enjoyed the shower. We will recommend to our friends to stay in this hotel and we defiantly will come back when we are in Viet Nam.

    Reviewed February 21, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Victor from Singapore
    Couple
    Grand Alcove
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    A pleasant stay at the Alcove.”

    The three best things about the hotel was the artistic decor of the hotel lobby, the friendly and helpful service desk and the superb food presentation the restaurant.

    It was a great experience staying at the Aclove hotel for the past three nights. The hotel staff were helpful and provided us with valuable information about the relevant tours available and the amenities around the hotel vicinity. At the restaurant, the breakfast selection on the ala carte menu were fantastic with a mixture of western and asian selection. The food were freshly prepared by the kitchen chefs and the presentation was just pleasing to the eye and stomach. Our room was spacious, cosy and cleaned. However, some of the furnitures could do with a makeover such as the wardrobe cabinet that had its paint peeling off and rusty hinges. The bathroom lighting could do with better amenities including a moisturiser and complimentary shavers for guest's usage. Nonetheless, the room was comfortable with soft pillows that made sleeping peaceful. Aclove hotel has a unique decor that trends on the hipster culture with its high ceiling book shelves in black and white hues to the brick walls and modern furnitures in the restaurant. This decor is definitely pleasing to young couples who fancies anything hipster and yippie. On a whole, the hotel was a nice property to stay in and we would consider returning back to Aclove again whenever we are in HCMC.

    Reviewed September 23, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Katherine from Philippines
    Couple
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

    No regret booking this hotel!”

    near the airport, boutique hotel good food

    Aside from the positive things I mentioned above, the hotel has a very helpful staff. We got ripped off from the cab we rode to the hotel. Its a long story but they helped us try to contact the airport staff to file the complaint. They are also helpful to give you tips. Like best advised taxi is Mai Linh. Hotel is clean. Very comfy beds. Affordable rates. Simple food for breakfast but you should try their beef noodles!

    Reviewed May 27, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Raica from Philippines
    Couple
    Grand Alcove
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    quaint boutique hotel with good restaurant food”

    overall theme, style, food

    A unique theme for a boutique hotel. The room we stayed in was simple and clean - just the way we like it. The free breakfast was like a sit down/to-order buffet. You can order everything on the menu! The staff speaks limited English but they aim to please. The place is located on a hidden street but I think it adds to the privacy and charm. Price is reasonable per night.

    Reviewed November 26, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Juan from Spain
    Business traveler
    Alcove Queen
    Stayed 1 night in October 2014

    stylish hotel close to airport”

    shuttle bus, location,decoration

    having landed 1.30AM, it is very convenient to have shuttle to pick up at airport, which is just 5 minutes away. Hotel is very nicely decorated and staff are very friendly and efficient. Rooms are big and comfortable. Breakfast is quite good as well.

    Reviewed November 05, 2014
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    • Very good location
    • War Remnants Museum
    • Saigon Railway Station is within 1.44 km