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4.4 out of 5

"very nice place to stay. We stayed 3 nights.. would stay again " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 24 Dec 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City awaits you at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area and An Dong Market. Highlights at this Colonial hotel include 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and a casino.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 333 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and DVD players. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water are also available.

A relaxing day at Equinox can include massages, facials, and body treatments along with aromatherapy and reflexology. The restaurant, Chit Chat at the Cafe, serves Vietnamese cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Flo Lounge is the hotel's own lobby lounge. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, health club, sauna, and kids' swimming pool. A conference center, a business center, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4.5-star District 5 hotel, you'll be 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Ben Thanh Market and 2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Saigon Square.

Deluxe Room (King Bed or Twin Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$76* Per night/room 27 Mar. - 28 Mar.

Club Deluxe Room (1 King Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Room (King Bed or Twin Bed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Everyone (11) Couples (19) Family (6)
5 out of 5
very nice place to stay. We stayed 3 nights.. would stay again

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jan. 2019 by Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Dear Sir/Madam, Greetings from Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City! Many thanks of choosing us for your stay. We truly appreciate your valuable feedback. Best regards, Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

3 out of 5

Nice hotel - Bad position

This hotel was fine but l certainly class it a 5 star. It’s in district 5, a noisy toad selling exhaust pipes, car upholstery and smart phones. There are no restaurants and shops within walking distance. The spa is average, not at all a relaxing, cheap products and inexperienced staff. The pool is nice but be aware that swimming lessons take place most afternoons for locals.

Posted by , from france on 14 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov. 2017 by Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Dear Sir/Madam, Greetings from Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City! Many thanks of choosing us for your stay. We truly appreciate your valuable feedback. Best regards, Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

5 out of 5
Could not have wished for a better stay. The Club Deluxe floor was great and the staff looked after us very well.

Posted by , from sydney, Australia on 14 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Sep. 2017 by Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Dear Sir/Madam, Greetings from Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City! Many thanks of choosing us for your stay. We truly appreciate your valuable feedback. Best regards, Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

5 out of 5
Pros: Modern first class hotel, close to all highlights,courtesy bus.Great pool
Cons: No decent restarants within walking distance
Location: Perfect
Facilities: State of the art; Value: Great deal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Spotless; Seems to be a Vietnamese thing with good restuarants; none around when you want one, even vietnamese food.

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 7 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Nice clean room
Cons: Nil
Location: Accessible
Facilities: Above average; Value: Amazing; Service: Good; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2014

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3 out of 5
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Ask for Porch Egg and giving Boiled Egg???(twice) 2 night stay have 2 same menu breakfast!!!
1L drink water want to charge $180K VND, walk across Kiosk 1L for $10K VND same brand, Why so much diffrent?

Posted by , from Australia - WA - Perth on 19 Oct. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: Loved everything
Cons: Not many places of interest or shopping within walking distance
Free shuttle to city centre every 2 hours

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 15 Sep. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Value for money
Location: Accessible
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Fantastic; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 14 Jun. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Excellent staff - friendly and helpful. Great service.
Cons: Nothing we noted.
Location: Close to everything
Facilities: Above average; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; A very pleasant hotel with excellent staff. We will recommend it to others.

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 10 May 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The pool
Cons: Location
Location: Free city shuttle great.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 19 Jan. 2014

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About the Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Location 242 Tran Binh Trong St, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City,

Property Features

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. There are 6 meeting rooms available. A casino, a children's pool, and a sauna are also featured at the luxury Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City was completed in March 2020. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Ho Chi Minh City hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 333 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1996
  • Casino
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Limited onsite parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tan Binh - Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: Saigon Railway Station (3.7 km / 2.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City offers 333 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Ho Chi Minh City hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Chit Chat at the Cafe - This restaurant specializes in Vietnamese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Orientica Seafood - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Flo Lounge - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

Etc.. - Onsite coffee shop. Open daily.

Pool Bar - This wine bar overlooks the pool. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Reflexology

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at noon

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: VND 519750 for adults and VND 259875 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: VND 1169438 per vehicle (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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